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Derrick BergmanJanuary 18, 2020 Johan and Tukta Van Laarhoven before their arrest. Johan has returned to the Netherlands, but Tukta remains in prison because she is a Thai citizen. (Courtesy of Justice for Johan) Johan van Laarhoven, the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop pioneer who has been detained in Thailand for over five years on drug charges, returned to his native country on...
Ben AdlinJanuary 18, 2020 (Mitch/iStock) Citing concerns about a suspected connection between cannabis and psychosis, a group of Washington state lawmakers wants to slash the allowed potency of all non-medical cannabis concentrates, limiting THC levels to no more than 10%. The new proposal, House Bill 2546, would dramatically alter the face of Washington’s legal cannabis landscape by outlawing the vast majority of...
The celebrity cannabis business club has a new member: Carlos Santana. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is partnering with Left Coast Ventures, the same California company that provides flower for Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s Mind Your Head brand and Marley Natural. Asked how the Left Coast partnership came together, Santana, 72, told Variety: “They picked me. I...
City councillors are unanimous in their support of allowing legal cannabis retail stores in Brantford. “It’s time we opted in,” said Mayor Kevin Davis at a community development committee meeting on Tuesday. Davis has been working with the province over the past year to help municipalities get more control over where stores can be located and to get a bigger cut...
Cannabis customers are gobbling up the new edible products introduced this week in Ontario’s legal pot shops. Stores are selling out of the pot-laced gummies, cookies and chocolates — as well as new vape and tea products — as soon as they hit the shelves, several proprietors say. “They are going very, very quickly,” says Lana Paraskevopoulos, general manager of the...
Cannabis retailers will face same problems under new system, says Brock University professor. An Ontario business professor says New Brunswick should consider allowing cannabis retailers to sell their product within other stores, rather than forcing operators to sell their product in stand-alone locations. Michael Armstrong, an associate professor of operations research at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., said it’s difficult...
Leafly PodcastsJanuary 17, 2020 (CSA-Archive/iStock) Leafly Podcast The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Ashley Schwellenbach in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Episode 124: How to get kicked out of a one-horse town This week: We talk with Mikel Weisser about the fine art of cannabis legalization campaigning in rural Arizona. WTF is this all about now? Every Friday the Roll-Up...