The nonprofit news outlet Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service provided this article to The Associated Press through a collaboration with Institute for Nonprofit News. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Ald. Nik Kovac feels Wisconsin is “way behind the curve” when it comes to marijuana laws. The state is one of 17 in which the possession, sale or cultivation of marijuana in any amount can...
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he’ll look at all options, including privatization, after the province’s Crown-owned cannabis retailer recorded a big financial loss in its first year of operation. Unaudited year-end results released Tuesday show Cannabis NB lost $11.7 million. “Certainly a loss of $12 million in six months, we’re not going to continue with that activity,” Higgs said Wednesday....
Cannabis policy in the US has historically been a state-level concern. But as entire countries put an end to prohibition—Canada launched legal cannabis sales last year, and Mexico is set to consider legalization this summer—they must confront an international community that still largely subscribes to an outdated drug-war ideology. In the worst cases, decades-old drug treaties can stand in...
Business is, to put it mildly, brisk at the Canna Cabana, Greater Sudbury’s retail cannabis store in the South End. Since opening April 20, lineups outside the store at the Four Corners have become the norm, with legal weed buyers facing long waits to make their purchase. It’s something Anton Lucic knows well. The owner of the city’s second cannabis store...
The history of cannabis in America is rife with racism and inequality. Here’s how to use your spending power to fight for change. To understand why buying weed is different from buying artisanal kale, you need to understand weed’s history in America. For decades, the media, politicians, and our schools have spread misinformation about what cannabis is and what it...
Dennis Hunter spent six and a half years in federal prison for growing cannabis. “I ended up going on the run, looking at a really long sentence,” said Hunter. “I was a fugitive for about four and a half years and then they caught me.” Today, Hunter is the CEO of CannaCraft, the Santa Rosa, California-based company that makes some of...
When it comes to cannabis use and physical activity, the popular perception is split: On one hand, stereotypes perpetuate the idea of sedentary stoners who sit around snacking. On the other, groups like the World Anti-Doping Agency consider cannabis a performance-enhancing drug, and more and more professional athletes cite cannabis as a key component of their workout routines. That tension...