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Mexico’s Relationship to Cannabis Leaves Citizens Uncertain About Legalization

The world has watched the success of Canada’s Bill C-45 and the spread of cannabis regulation across 30 US states. From an outside perspective, it seems Mexico would be soon to follow. But for those living there, general access to dispensaries and regulated cannabis is murky. The country’s population continues to witness the highly publicized arrests of small-time marijuana producers and activists. TV audiences are pounded by hysteric anti-drug moralizing on the news. Despite the progress of recent years, true legalization of mexa-marijuana often seems like a pipe dream.

Mexico’s legalization movement may have begun in 1985 with sociologist Juan Pablo García Vallejo’s Manifesto Pacheco (or, the Stoner’s Manifesto). The text linked the plant to Mexican counterculture and anti-capitalist forces. By the ‘90s, cultural luminaries like novelist Octavio Paz were among those calling for its acceptance. Many cited legalization as a way to reduce the power of drug cartels, whose bloody battle for US market share began to cost even more Mexican lives with the advent of President Felipe Calderon’s War on Drugs. It’s estimated that 120,000 Mexicans were

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The Story of Cannabis Prohibition: Why Was Pot Made Illegal?

In the last two decades, cannabis has taken back its rightful place as an amazingly powerful medicinal plant, but the story of how it first became illegal after millennia of free use is filled with lies, decievement, and the careful manipulation of the masses.

The reason for the unjust and illegitimate demonization of cannabis which started at the turn of the 20th century, and subsequently climaxed during the 1930’s resulting in a full-blown illegalization in the United States, was in fact a brilliantly planned, and carefully orchestrated scheme which only had profit as its core principle.

Needless to say, forcefully influencing the public’s opinion was much easier to accomplish back in the day, because the only sources of information were newspapers and books.

I recommend you take all of this with a lot of scepticism because some of these claims are quite difficult to prove. But I can honestly say as I’ve spent a significant amount of time researching this topic that some things really do add up, and when you look at the big picture, a lot of it …

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Marijuana Terms: Cannabis Terminology and Concepts Explained

As the popularity and accessibility of cannabis in Canada for both medicinal and recreational purposes continues to grow, the amount of comprehension which an average cannabis user should possess is also exponentially growing.

It’s very easy to get lost in all the new terms and technologies, and the scientific and chemistry aspects of cannabis can also appear quite perplexing.

This is especially hindering for new users who lack the accumulated knowledge of experienced consumers.

This glossary is mostly aimed towards them, and if you’re looking for any particular term, feel free to hit CTRL+F and search the text.

Let’s get to it.

Cannabis

Cannabis is a plant genus that envelops three separate species of plants, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.

Flowering female sativa and indica plants are consumed for both medicinal and recreational purposes, while Cannabis ruderalis is not because of its miniscule cannabinoid levels, in direct comparison to the first two species.

Cannabis can be successfully grown practically everywhere on Earth and has been cultivated since ancient times, both for the creation of textile, fabrics and rope …

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Pardon Me: Why cannabis convictions must be expunged, not pardoned, for true amnesty

Now that cannabis is legal, where does it leave Canadians with criminal records for past pot convictions? Early on the morning of legalization, October 17, 2018, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale held a press conference to answer that very question. In his address, Goodale confirmed that the Liberal government will introduce legislation to allow Canadians […]

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Canada Cuts Ribbon on World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

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And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country’s easternmost province a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.

A formal announcement was planned for later Wednesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak public ahead of the announcement, said those who want to take advantage of the pardons will have to apply.

Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include so-called recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society’s changing opinion about marijuana and bring illicit operators into a regulated system.

Tom Clarke, an illegal cannabis dealer for three decades, was among the first to make a legal sale in

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Dank DNA: Your Personal Roadmap to Cannabis Consumption

Cannabis consumers today have more choices than ever before. Choices like what strain of cannabis to try, different titrates (estimated dosages) to pick from, and the multiple methods to choose from. The big question many people are left asking is, how do you know what works the best? For the old school stoner this was […]

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Dank DNA: Your Personal Roadmap to Cannabis Consumption

Cannabis consumers today have more choices than ever before. Choices like what strain of cannabis to try, different titrates (estimated dosages) to pick from, and the multiple methods to choose from. The big question many people are left asking is, how do you know what works the best? For the old school stoner this was […]

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Source: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/dank-dna-your-personal-roadmap-to-cannabis-consumption/…

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Vancouver Tour Company Providing Free Walking Tours for the Cannabis Curious

VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2018 /CNW/ – Canada may have officially become the first G-7 nation to federally legalize recreational cannabis, but many people still don’t fully understand the new system’s rules. Two new Vancouver businesses are aiming to change that. The Movement Cannabis Tours and Informed High are partnering to provide free informational walking tours to help the public get up to speed on legal cannabis.

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Why Vancouver has 100’s of dispensaries yet BC only has 1 legal cannabis store

Looks like the lone legal cannabis store in BC (in Kamloops, of all places!) will soon be getting some company, as BC Attorney General David Eby told CBC: “There’s no question that over the next period of weeks and months, they’re going to see more and more stores coming online, both public and private.” But, […]

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Some Things to Know About Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program

What’s it going to cost? How do you find a doctor? And what’s the deal with pipes and other smoking accessories?

The post Some Things to Know About Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program appeared first on Leafly.

Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/some-things-to-know-about-ohios-medical-marijuana-program…

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