government

  1. J

    New to the group

    Just a quick hello introducing myself. Mostly interested in the implementation of the legality and distribution method the government will use. Don't think we will see a better comedy for a very long time. Enjoy!
  2. Ron Strider

    Ahead For Marijuana: California Goes Legit And Canada May Be Next

    2017 was the year the other shoe didn't drop on the nation's marijuana industry. Under President Obama, the federal government grudgingly accepted the states' gradual liberalization of their marijuana policies. While marijuana remained illegal under federal law, an increasing number of states...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Passes Marijuana Law, Sets Stage For Government-Run Pot Shops

    Legislation giving Ontario's government a monopoly on recreational marijuana sales in the province passed at Queen's Park on Tuesday. MPPs passed the Cannabis Act 63 to 27, with support from the Liberals and the NDP, while the PC party voted no. The bill creates a provincial agency that...
  4. Ron Strider

    Uruguay: Recreational Marijuana Sold To More Than 16,000 Five Months After Legalizing

    Five months after legalizing recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 users in July. People in Uruguay can also grow plants at home, or become a member of a local Cannabis Club to withdraw up to 40g of marijuana...
  5. Ron Strider

    Canada: Minimum Age To Purchase Legalized Pot In B.C. Will Be 19 Says Government

    When marijuana becomes legalized in B.C. in July, 2018, no one under the age of 19 will be able to possess, purchase and consume it. This age minimum is consistent with B.C.'s age for alcohol and tobacco. The B.C. government is outlining some of its plans related to the anticipated...
  6. Ron Strider

    The Quebec Government Wants The Province To Grow More Marijuana

    Not wanting to fall behind on the marijuana growing game, the provincial government is pushing for more licensed pot-growers in Quebec. Members of the Couillard government are expected to make the case to federal politicians for expedited licensed marijuana producer certifications granted to...
  7. Ron Strider

    Canada: Cannabis Roadside Testing

    In the wake of nationwide plans to legalize marijuana by July of 2018, Canadian provinces are now in the planning stages for prevention campaigns, minimum age requirements, and the implementation of roadside testing. “Our priority right now is to ensure that we can legalize cannabis by July...
  8. Ron Strider

    India: Uttarakhand CM Bats For Hemp Farming To Support Livelihood Of Farmers

    Two years ago an idea mooted by then chief minister Harish Rawat to promote hemp farming in Uttarakhand was ridiculed by the BJP. Now, there is a role reversal. The BJP is in power in the hill state and chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat sees immense potential in the hemp farming. "The...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: All Aboard The Cannabis Train

    As Parliament resumes on Monday in Ottawa, the Liberal government's push to get legislation passed that will legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes moves into high gear. The government has stated it wants the new law in place by Canada Day next year, despite misgivings from...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Legal Marijuana - 'Cannabis Quebec' Law To Be Tabled Thursday

    The Couillard government is set to table its long-awaited framework law outlining how the legalization of marijuana will work in Quebec. But the province also says it wouldn't mind having more time — a year if possible — to implement the complex new system. "Would it be better if we had an...
  11. Ron Strider

    Guam: Advocates To Hold Wave Urging Implementation Of Medical Cannabis Program

    This Friday,the organizations Live Life Alive and Grassroots Guam will be holding a wave in support of medical cannabis at 5pm the ITC intersection. According to a release from the organizations, the wave is meant to show continuing support for the medicinal cannabis program in light of the...
  12. Ron Strider

    Guam Groups Seek Action On Medical Cannabis

    Live Life Alive and Grassroots Guam are displeased with what they believe is a lack of political will being displayed by government officials to fully get behind the Joaquin "KC" Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013. The two organizations have been pushing island leaders to...
  13. Ron Strider

    Canadian Marijuana Stocks Rally On Trudeau's Dollar-A-Gram Tax

    Canadian marijuana stocks surged Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government proposed a tax of one dollar a gram of legalized recreational marijuana. The government said Friday the tax shouldn't exceed C$1 (79 U.S. cents) a gram or 10 percent of the producer's price, whichever is...
  14. Ron Strider

    Canada: Keystone Agricultural Producers Lobbies For Industrial Hemp Classification

    Keystone Agricultural Producers is asking the federal government to remove industrial hemp from regulations governing the cultivation of marijuana. KAP members passed a resolution on this issue at a district advisory committee meeting in Portage la Prairie on Nov. 2. "We want a separate...
  15. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Begins Regulating Recreational Marijuana

    Ontario is set to introduce legislation today that would regulate the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana. The province was the first to announce detailed plans last month for cannabis once the federal government makes it legal in July 2018. The drug will be sold in up to 150...
  16. Ron Strider

    African Countries Are Racing To Implement Marijuana Legalization Policies

    Marijuana legalization is a growing trend in many parts of the world. From Canada to Western Europe to South America, countries everywhere are changing their laws to allow cannabis sales. But there's one area that hasn't made much progress in marijuana that is poised to do so: Africa. Several...
  17. Ron Strider

    Canada: City Of Richmond Council Unanimous In Its Opposition To Cannabis Legalization

    While some municipalities in British Columbia are hoping to benefit from the legalization of cannabis that takes effect in July 2018, the City of Richmond is taking the opposite approach. It's the largest city in the province without a marijuana dispensary in operation. Mayor Malcolm Brodie...
  18. Ron Strider

    Federal Employees, Smoking Pot And Working In DC

    Federal Employees Buying Marijuana? A headline that reads Federal Employees in D.C. Are Buying Loads of Legal Weed will capture the attention of anyone who pays attention to news impacting the federal community. Is the headline designed to capture the attention of potential readers or are...
  19. Ron Strider

    11% Of Government Employees In D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Marijuana, Survey Suggests

    Washington, D.C., isn't a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research. Consumer Research Around Cannabis surveyed 1,368 people in the...
  20. Ron Strider

    Canada: Unions Want Government-Run Cannabis Stores In Alberta

    The Alberta Federation of Labor is calling for the NDP government to set up a system of government-owned and operated cannabis stores in the province when recreational marijuana becomes legal next year. With Alberta's policy framework for legal cannabis released earlier this month, Justice...