It’s a clear sign Hamilton is losing its battle against illegal marijuana dispensaries. Every time police or the city try to shut one down, new numbers show, they just open back up again.
Marijuana dispensaries across California are having a fire sale of sorts. With the Golden State’s new legal cannabis regulations taking effect July 1, retail shops selling edibles and other pot products are cutting prices to move old non-compliant inventory.
Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with locations across Vancouver Island.
Concerns about access voiced Saturday at 12th Global Marijuana Rally in Halifax.
Driving laws and fate of dispensaries are still big questions — not to mention the legalization date.
Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalize cannabis when pharmacies started selling the product last summer.
The Liberal government’s Cannabis Act, or Bill C-45, if passed by the Senate, is expected to be placed into full effect this July 2018, legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana use across the country. It will ultimately be up to the discretion of each province and territory to mandate how marijuana may be used or sold.Read More
Cannabis reform may be coming to the European Union’s most populous country as German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party continue their talks on forming a coalition government.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Dispensaries in Canada should not be shuttered when the federal government legalizes recreational cannabis next year.
Monopolizing alcohol sales hasn’t worked. Monopolizing marijuana sales won’t, either. Why go down that road when we can avoid it in the first place?