As Canada moves to legalize, a group of producers are
to provide MED tax-free, and for permission to brand their products. A task force recommended that cannabis be provided in plain brown wrappers, similar to Canadian rules for tobacco. “Brands allow professional companies to separate themselves from less scrupulous [i.e. illegal] competitors,” Brendan Kennedy, president of B.C.-based producer Tilray objected.
Canadian pot stocks
on the legalization news.
A survey found that only 13% of Canadians trust marijuana producers to do what’s best for the country, the lowest of 20 industries in the survey. Sixty two percent of Canadians trust hospitals, the highest-ranking sector.
More opportunities to grow outdoors and energy efficient lighting are
cutting into the revenue
power companies see from legalization.
Canadian pharmacy chain Loblaws and subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart will
include MED insurance
– for a “narrow range of conditions” -- in its employee benefits package. The company also wants to sell MED.
The growing number of Americans who can’t pass drug tests is
creating job opportunities for refugees
. “In our lives, we don't have drugs," a Syrian refugee in Pennsylvania tells CNN. "We don't even know what they look like or how to use them."
The Colorado transportation department has partnered with Lyft to create the “
,” a campaign to encourage ride planning before consuming.
Health and Science
A Canadian study found that methadone users who also use cannabis are
much more likely
to continue using opioids.
Canadian researchers identified
responsible for cannabis’ odor.
A proposed bill in Maine would
stop discrimination against MED users who await organ donations
. The bill is named for Mainer Garry Godfrey who needs a kidney. “I should have never had to choose between a lifesaving organ transplant and a lifesaving medicine,” he said. Officially his hospital bumped him from the list because MED use raises the risk of a fungal infection.