If Cannabis Is Having Any Dire Health Effects, Canadian Hospitals Haven’t Seen Them

More than half a year in, Canada’s relaxed cannabis laws appear to be earning a clean bill of health from major medical organizations. While many hard numbers on health shifts are not yet available, some of the country’s largest mental health and emergency centres say the new laws have dumped no discernible increase in cannabis-related cases on their doorsteps. “It’s certainly something that we’re very concerned about and want to be watching for,” says Robert…

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Over 150 Athletes Across Sports Call for World Anti-Doping Agency to Allow Medical Marijuana

A non-profit group of over 150 current and former athletes is calling for marijuana to be removed form the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited substances list. Medical marijuana legalization is spreading across the US, but most pro-athletes are still prevented from accessing it. That's because most major sports leagues follow drug guidelines set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which bans athletes from using cannabis even outside of competition. Players can receive suspensions if caught using…

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Local Family Speaks About How Medical Cannabis Has Helped Their Son

As the Texas Legislature debates the expansion of the current medical marijuana law, one San Antonio family is seeing the benefits of the medical cannabis oil they give to their son. For the past year, David and Melyssa Stallcup have been giving their 3-year-old son, Dawson, a cannabis oil called “Lone Star” from Compassionate Cultivation, one of three licensed dispensaries in the state. Dawson was born with “Lissencephaly,” which means smooth brain. “It entails seizures,…

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Soap Maker Dr. Bronner’s Is Getting Into the Cannabis Game

Dr. Bronner's, the largest natural soap-maker in the world with the smallest label font known to exist, has always seemed like a product used by people who also use cannabis. Call it a hunch. CEO David Bronner has done quite well for himself making a soap with 101 uses, and the company has donated more than $5 million to various cannabis legalization causes over the years. Last week, Bronner announced he's moving into the cannabis…

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High Life, Sudbury’s Second Cannabis Store, Still Waiting for Its License

Business is, to put it mildly, brisk at the Canna Cabana, Greater Sudbury's retail cannabis store in the South End. Since opening April 20, lineups outside the store at the Four Corners have become the norm, with legal weed buyers facing long waits to make their purchase. It's something Anton Lucic knows well. The owner of the city's second cannabis store – located on Marcus Drive – said Tuesday he's as impatient as anyone to…

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