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Forbes | Oct 17, 2018
 Congressman Issues Blueprint To Legalize Marijuana For Democratic House In 2019


Tom Angell
A key Democratic congressman has a step-by-step plan to enact the end of federal marijuana prohibition in 2019 if his party takes control of the House, and he`s laying it all out in a new memo. TOM SYDOWTOM SYDOW ``Congress is out of step with the American people and the states on cannabis,`` Rep. Earl Blumenauer D-OR writes in the eight-page document addressed to House Democratic Leadership. ``We have an opportunity to correct course if Democrats win big in November. Theres no question: cannabis prohibition will end. Democrats should lead the way.`` House Republican lea....
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The Washington Post | October 17 | TORONTO
 Canada now worlds largest legal marijuana marketplace
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. Johns N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. Johns N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.
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Rob Gillies and Gene Johnson
Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in St. Johns, Newfoundland. I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall. Im not even going to smoke it. Im just going to save it forever, Power said. And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the countrys easternmost provinc....
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The Weed Blog | 10/16/2018
 Canadian Police Ready for Legalization No Major Issues But Dont Drive Stoned


Moira Feeney

Enforcing laws around legal weed will be ``a work in progress,`` but police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
With cannabis legalization happening in just one day October 17 Canadian police say no sweat, theyre ready to roll. The head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police CACP, Adam Palmer, held a press conference on the eve of Canada`s historic cannabis legalization wherein he outlined the CACPs plans. While the legal recreational use of cannabis will be new for Canadians come Wednesday, enforcing laws around impaired driving, and the illegal production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis will not be new to police, said Palmer, who is also the chief of the Van....
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The Oregonian | Oct 3
 Readers respond: Package pot in recyclables


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Letters to the editor
I`m disappointed in the agencies responsible for licensing marijuana sales in Oregon, angered they have not required packaging to be recyclable. We carry our own reusable shopping bags and wring our hands about acres of plastic trash islands in the Pacific. The loud new cause du jour is plastic straws and yet, Oregon licensers had some sort of brain or wallet cramp and did not require recyclable packaging for our now legal weed. Imagine the Mt. Rushmore of pop-top containers floating offshore once marijuana is legalized in more states. Oregonians made a progressive decision....
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The Joint Blog | October 4, 2018
 Oregon Garnered Over $10 Million in Marijuana Taxes in August, Setting New Monthly Record


Oregon Garnered Over $10 Million in Marijuana Taxes in August, Setting New Monthly Record

According to the Oregon Department of Revenue, the state made over $10 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales in August.
In total, Oregon garnered $10,114,594 million in marijuana taxes in August, narrowly beating out the previous monthly record set in July the record before that was the $9.2 million made in January. Augusts taxes were made from the sale of around $50 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products. Of the $10.1 million in marijuana taxes made in August, $8,791,774 came from the states tax on marijuana; the remaining $1,322,820 came from local taxes. The new data brings Oregons total tax revenue from marijuana made in fiscal year 2018 to $82,203,729, which already surpas....
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The Joint Blog | October 3, 2018
 Jamaica Makes First-Ever Shipment of Medical Marijuana to Canada


Anthony Martinelli

Jamaica has officially made its first-ever shipment of medical marijuana to Canada.
Jamaica is uniquely positioned to be a global player and we are committed to providing the leadership and resources required for opening the international markets including Canada and Europe for our licensed and regulated Jamaican companies, says Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, in an announcement regarding the shipment. The shipment was authorized through an import permit issued by the Government of Canada through Health Canada for Jamaica and an export permit issued by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. The import permit from Health ....
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