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Friday, 21 September 2018

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Justin Trudeau: Legalization Sinner + Saint! Thanks but .....

HEADLINES

Canada Legalizes Pot October 17th!

Canuck Legalization? A Weed Shortage Ahead! 

Prohibition 2.0 -Huge Dispensary + Pot Lounge Crackdown Looms!

We Won't Back Down: Medical and Recreational Cannabist's React With Uncertainty to Legalization and Prohibition 2.0!

Canadian Medical Cannabis Rights To Remain In Place!

Late Start: Ontario's Ford PC's Promise Open Market Weed, maybe in 6 more months!

Midterm Madness: US Government Fake News Offensive Aims To Thwart State Legalization Process, while Democrats eye progressive cannabis vote!

South African Courts Legalize Weed!

Uruguay Legalization Updates!

Pot: The China Card!

Willie Nelson Smokes Pot! [Eh? You didn't know?!?....]

Much More ......

OH CANNABIS



Sh-Sh-Sh Shattered!

Canada's Cannabis Act 2018: Here's a link to the complete text to our new federal act of parliament, which as of October 17, 2018, finally legalizes weed GC.CA

Handy Guide: Here are the different regulations that will come into effect across Canada, in each province, as the Canadian Cannabis Act takes effect on October 17th. They effect sales, consumption, cultivation and age limit etc. etc. etc. @ Leafly

Cannabis Offences: Here's a handy chart explaining what you can be charged with, under our new act and the penalties, courtesy Brazeau Sellar Law @ FB

Cannabis Activism Now: Here's how some of Canada's leading cannabis activists are reacting to the Trudeau government's unclear, arbitrary, and very repressive legalization act come October 17th. Think Prohibition 2.0 @ Global

Think Middle Class: Trudeau's plans for legalization were very much formulated with Canada's middle class values in mind, in this interesting piece @ NewState

Weed Shortage Ahead: Of course, Trudeau's hamstrung, licensed, corporate, weed producers won't be able to keep up with the huge Canadian demand come legalization. Duh. Thank god for Weed Map, and our flourishing indie dispensaries and delivery services. Disobey @ BloomB



Ontario Premier Ford can do good work when he sticks to things that he knows, which isn't much. So it should come as no surprise that our former hash dealer turned provincial premier has thankfully turned the Ontario weed monopoly upside down and created an open pot market in its place. Well done. Sure, there will be nonsense galore! And it doesn't even nearly get Dougie off the hook with all his other neo-conster BS [see Teacher Free Speech news y Views] but let's count our blessings. Here's what you can and can't legally do in Ontario as of October 17th @ ON.CA Read the full text of "Bill 36", the Ford government's "Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act 2018" @ OLA Here's a link to Bill 174, the outgoing Wynne government's Cannabis Act, which it now changes and amends @ OLA

Yes, Smoking: You can smoke pot in Ontario just about anywhere you can smoke tobacco, except near a playground, school, or in your boat or car, so even on the sidewalk is okay @ iPol @ CBC

Showdown: Ontario's small, indie dispensaries must close now if they wish to go legit later on in April, but who can afford that? @ CBC

Ontario Premier Druggie Fraud: Sure Doug said he'll look into allowing private dispensaries, but with the October 17th almost upon us, but there are still absolutely no new details yet. Nor have the previous Wynne government's plans for a government weed monopoly actually been replaced with any new laws or regulations for moving forward. Confusion and uncertainty reigns supreme across the province. City officials and law enforcement claim that they don't know what to do @ Global

LP Stores: Ontario's hamstrung licensed pot producers, who've done everything they were told, can now only open one retail outlet, no more, certainly not a chain @ BNN

LP Woes: Druggie Ford's deals in launching Ontario cannabis retail stores for nearly 6 months after October 17th, means some of our LP's are taking the ex-hash dealer turned Ontario Premier to court over a federal $82 million levy and lost revenues @ Globe

LP Snitches: Corporate Canopy Growth and Tweed are busy lobbying Ottawa to shut down Canada's thriving underground mom and pop dispensary market so that they can claim it all for themselves. Nothing new here but watch this get real nasty! To be fair, they did as they are told, but the government has tied their hands behind their back, as legalization approaches, and quite frankly, for the short term, they are screwed, unless police can succeed in shutting down the open market and eliminating any competition. Don't gamble on it! You might not want to buy too many stocks just yet, if you are so inclined @ Globe



Better Call Cary: A lot of tokers are going to be very, very disappointed to learn that the condo or apartment building where you live has banned pot smoking, despite legalization. Cannabis lawyer Caryma Sa'd helped us successfully fight the ban in my building, from a medical cannabis angle, but you better get hold of her asap, this issue is going to be real biiiiiiiig, and a royal pain in the ass in the daze ahead @ AD

Hot Box Hard Times: Many Canadian will be surprised when they wake up October 17th and learn that cannabis smoking, though now legal, will actually be banned in many apartments and condos, not to mention out on the street, or in the park etc. etc. etc. So where to go out to party and smoke? Across Canada, the prohibition laws against your friendly neighbourhood cannabis lounge's remain strictly in place, pretty much wherever you go. So congratulations! Now you can possess weed but have nowhere you can smoke it. Welcome to Canadian legalization! More @ TStar

PC's Bare Their Fangs: Doug Ford's Ontario PC's are threatening to blacklist any dispensaries that are open for business come October 17th. Like the landlord, they will also face huge fines! Here's the situation in Hamilton Ontario @ HSpec

BC Crackdown: There will only be one legal pot shop open for the whole of British Columbia come October 17th. The BC government is threatening to bust anyone else who's open for business. Otherwise you need to buy government licensed crud online from them and wait for Canada Post, who might be on strike, to deliver it. Sound crazy? A new police unit has even been set up to carry out the dirty deed. And you thought things were bad before legalization? Watch out! More @ Global

Political Suicide: Here's why the dispensary crackdown in BC might well not work as planned @ VIA



Not So Higher Ed: Canadian colleges and universities are moving quickly to ban smoking before cannabis is legalized. Note: These are complete indoor and outdoor bans! @ CTV

High School High: Or a real low rather .... a black Toronto Catholic high school student is suspended because he smells like pot. Sigh! Alas! Let the bullshit begin @ Star

Mail Strike: Government LP [Licensed Producer] Canopy Growth worries that an impending Canada wide mail strike will drive medical cannabis patients, not to mention recreational users, to the countries flourishing underground cannabis market. What?!? That's how most of us are already mostly buying our weed! Just think: The Ontario's PC's under Premier Ford will only allow government licensed mail order sales come October 17th. Just watch to see how quickly the government's ham fisted legalization plans crashes off the rails into chaos, across Canada, if the posties walk. A divine comedy! Duh @ Globe


CFAMM: Don't Tax Medicine: Canadians For Fair Access to Medical Marijuana provide an easy way to petition your provincial and federal MPP/MP's to stop the prohibitive and discriminatory tax on medical cannabis prescriptions. Do it in seconds online @ CFAMM

Med Pot Backlash: The CMA [Canadian Medical Association], in trying to protect it's doctors against the current legal and medical uncertainties of prescribing weed, recommends eliminating Canada's medical cannabis regime, and simply lumping patients in with Canada's recreational pot smokers to fend for our own, come October 17th. Medical cannabis activists quickly speak out against their short sightedness  Even the CNA [Canadian Nursing Association] strongly disagrees with the CMA. Fortunately, the Trudeau government decides to not take the CMA's advice, for now at least, but it's best to always remain vigilant, as you can see @ Leafly and @ Huff @ CBC 

Surete Du Quebec announces that a new Quebec police squad has been formed to crack down on weed dealers after legalization. The goal? To strictly protect the government corporate weed monopoly! Great shades of BC! More @ MTLB

No Cannabis Leafs Allowed: Quebec has banned retailers from selling or giving away anything with a cannabis leaf shown on it. But is that constitutional?!? Arguably, it limits free expression. They'll also need to prove it's harmful enough to warrant such a law. If so, then why aren't they going after beer and ciggies too? @ Huff

Canada-US Border Patrol: A well known, alleged, former Canadian hash dealer makes it across the US border just fine. There's no problemo. That's despite widespread fears anyone that who was associated with drugs will be hereto barred entry. Eh?!? Who wuz it??? Why Ontario Premier Druggie Fraud, that's who, ostensibly on his way to the US to fight Trump's NAFTA plans. Power does have it's privileges eh? @ Vice

IN THE NEWS



US Government's Not-So-Secret War On Cannabis: A news leak reveals the Trump administration's MPCC [Marijuana Policy Co-ordination Committee] is going to try to thwart both the positive cannabis messaging and successful state legalization drives across the USA, by spreading lots of fake news stories, or as we used to say "lies", about our favourite weed. Hello Reefer Madness 2.0 @ Buzz

Flopping Bigly: Trump, with an eye on the polls, might not even support the plan. Plus the cat is now out of the bag about the MPCC's nefarious plot. Here's more on why their fake news strategy will fail @ Motley

Election High: US Democrats, also with an eye to this fall's mid term elections, are cautiously supporting legalization across the US, to get out the progressive vote against Trump and the GOP @ Politico



Cannabis Vote Project: Find out the various candidates stand on legalization, where you live, and vote accordingly this fall @ CVP

5 Worst: For starters, here are 5 well known GOP and Democratic House Reps who's "policy" on legalization really sucks @ Forbes

Uruguay #1: In 2013 Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize pot. It sells for $1.40 a gram, or you can grow up to 480 grams yourself, or as a part of a growing club, each year. Quite predictably, US the nation's US banking interest's are not impressed @ CNN

South Africa #3: As far as legalization goes, South Africa now joins Uruguay and Canada in the world leadership department. It's high court has overturned the countries cannabis laws prohibiting adults from possessing it for their personal use @ BBC

China Weed: Did you know that China grows half the world's weed? That they have been secretly raving to corner the world market? More @ Civilized

GREEN MARKETING




Welcome to the Ontario Cannabis Store Website! It''s the largest government run cannabis shop in the world. Also, for now, the only legal way to buy weed in our province, until next April. Or else, you can illegally buy it just about everywhere else .... @ BoC @ iPol @ City

Price Watch: Here are the top 10 sativa's from Canada's licensed producers. The price range? $8-9.67 a gram, plus shipping. The THC count? 13.8-19%. Hmmmm. Hey! Don't lose your dealer's number anytime soon! @ Hmed

Pot Tourism: Changes to Ontario's Cannabis Act will help pot tourism and the hospitality industry blossom across our province under legalization. For starters, guests will be able to toke in a boutique hotel room or B+B @ MBD



Sisters Got The Power: Black women face a lot of racial and sexist discrimination, subtle and otherwise, in participating in the cannabiz industry. With legalization spreading across Canada and the UDS, the stakes are high, but they are going for it anyway @ Essence

"Old Boys Club" or "O' Brave New World": The boardrooms of Canada's top licensed cannabis companies are ... guess what ... still very old school and dominated by men @ Forbes

Misogyny + Weed: Seems our sisters of colour are not alone with some of their concerns. Is the cannabiz community headed towards it's very own "Me Too" moment?! Here's how to spot if your business is at risk to hopefully, as concerned and caring cannabis activists, safely level the sexist player field before the situation explodes. Certainly, we can do better than this! @ BigBud



Cannabis Advocate/ Entrepreneur Lisa Campbell turns her talents to developing Canada's blossoming cannabis hospitality sector, as the new CEO of Lifford Cannabis Solutions. Yay Lisa @ GO

Ethnoracial Pot: An Ontario study of a student's ethnic and racial background shows Asian youth are less likely to smoke pot @ Eenet

Millennials' Toke: The next generation increasingly prefers pot over booze. Perhaps there's hope for us all yet? @ MW



Karma Cup 2018: A splendid time was guaranteed for all. What a vendors market too! Read my blog series! Here's a recap of the winners @ Dankr

Karma Cup Snitch: Seems a certain government LP couldn't stand the Karma Cup competition during the TIFF [Toronto International Film Festival]. So they got the Adelaide St. West location shut down after Day 1. Drat? Foiled! It reopened on Church Street, business as usual on time the next day. Ha! More @ TLeaf



Legacy 420: The classic, indigenous, pot superstore continues to pack us into the Tyendinaga Mohawk Reserve outside Belleville Ontario. By the way, there's also dozens of more dispensary's! I'm a regular at Smoke on the Water, Peacemaker's, Oasis and Field of Dreams myself! See plants, prosperity and sovereignty work hand in hand @ Star

Ker-Trumped: China responds to the Donald's trade war with a bunch of new new tariffs that are going to drive the price of your vape pens waaaaaaaay up @ WeedR

Higher Learning



Fake News: The Pot Stigma: False and misleading news misinformation has falsely been the main driving force in creating feeding, and sustaining cannabis' negative image. The author Chris O'Brien examines Toronto's Project Claudia and Gator busts as a case in point, in his essay. He quotes numerous local activists, including yours, truly, on Noam Chomsky and manufacturing consent. Thanks Chris! I somehow missed this one. Lotsa real great info links here too @ Dankr

Marijuana -The Weed With Roots in Hell: Of course, we can't leave out the film industry for helping create the pot stigma too! Have you seen this oldie oldie from 1936 before? Guess what? You can get pregnant, dance and dress funny or even drown, if you dare smoke weed! Gotta love the hopped up beach party weed scene too! Yowza! Boy! Those 30's gals y guys sure knew how to get wrecked! Lotsa reefer madness @ Youtube



Therapeutic Cannabis: Towards a new transcendent ethic, with insight, introspection and a focus on personal recovery, through pot. Ommmm @ NB

How To Store Your Weed: Make that stash last! It's easy! Just be sure you do it right @ HT @ Leafly

Canna-Health Care: The groundbreaking impact of legalization on our Canadian healthcare system will need to be monitored very closely. Health and safety issues? Medical cannabis access? The issues are many, and under prohibition, very little real research was ever actually done. Let it begin @ Global

Pot For Pets: Here's a "must read" guide on CBD oils for your pet @ LeafSci

HIGH TIMES



It's All Going To Pot: 85 year old, country legend and pot head Willie Nelson speaks out on weed and politics. Says he'd like to get high with SnoopMeryl Streep and Pope Francis. Ha. Ha @ ET

Mars Needs Pot: Futurists and Urban farmers are busy now making sure tomorrow's Mars colonists will be able to grow their own weed. Far out man, real faaaaaar out @ FC 



Nugswap: Howzabout a cannabis co-operative where growers can swap buds? Much more to follow! Dankmasta P explains @ TTB

High With A Little Help From Our Friends: How John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Led Zeppelin, Allen Ginsberg and the Grateful Dead helped kick start Canada's counterculture legalization movement way back in the day. Includes a history of prohibition in Canada too! Hmmm. Have I spotted this before?! Well, it deserves another read @ Star


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