Mexican tourism secretary floats legalizing marijuana at resorts

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By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s tourism secretary has suggested that legalizing marijuana could help reduce drug violence at big tourist resorts. He’s also racing to dampen controversy over the statement, saying he wasn’t speaking in an official capacity. Enrique de la Madrid said Thursday that marijuana should be legalized in tourist resorts, to […]

Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse

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By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cultivation license for the 1.1 million-square-foot greenhouse operated by the joint venture of produce grower Village Farms International Inc. and medical cannabis firm Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., the companies announced Monday. “Growing […]

Washington recreational marijuana sales get underway with big crowds

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By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. People began buying marijuana at 8 a.m. at Top Shelf Cannabis, one […]

Less pot for Amsterdam’s Red Light district?

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By The Associated Press AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city’s freewheeling lifestyle. Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but possession of small amounts is not prosecuted and it is sold openly in “coffee shops.” Prostitution is […]

Canada’s marijuana stocks so hot it’s difficult to bet against them

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By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg Pot’s meteoric rise in Canada has spurred speculation of a bubble but betting against the boom isn’t so easy. Short-selling Canadian marijuana stocks is expensive as the values of companies continue to climb and few shares are available to borrow, a key step in betting against a security. The brokerages of top Canadian […]

Report: Toronto police officers consume seized marijuana edibles on the job, one climbs tree

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By The Cannabist Staff A couple of Toronto police officers over the weekend apparently auditioned for a role in the next installment of Super Troopers. After police raided a marijuana dispensary Saturday night, the two officers who were in charge of guarding the seized items allegedly sampled the goods — with disastrous results, the Toronto Sun reports […]

Watch Boulder skier Lyman Currier react to his 4.20 score at Sochi Olympics

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By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Part of the Olympics’ allure is the drama, the sadness, the emotion. Colorado skier Lyman Currier experienced all of the above as his Olympics ended too early with the worst kind of “pop” earlier this week. Denver Post writer Jason Blevins reported from the hills at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, earlier this week: “The heaving sobs. […]

A look at high-profile athletes tied to marijuana use

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By Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post While the debate about the pros and cons of marijuana use in the sports world heats up, the use of pot by athletes has made headlines for decades. Here are a few high-profile athletes who have been tied to marijuana use. Von Miller: The Broncos linebacker tested positive for marijuana in 2011 […]

NFL cornerback Malcolm Butler denies rumors of marijuana use during Super Bowl week

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By John Healy, New York Daily News A two-time Super Bowl champion cornerback may have just hit the market for the Jets and Giants. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, who was benched for unknown reasons in Super Bowl LII, posted a statement on Twitter suggesting he will not be returning to the Patriots next season. “I want to […]

Cannabis at the Olympics? Gold medalist and advocate Ross Rebagliati on CBD’s future in international sport

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By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff RELATED ARTICLES 10 new-ish cannabis terms every Colorado stoner should know, from adult-use to solvent-free The New Year didn’t just usher in a new era of legal adult-use marijuana in California. It also marked the end of prohibition of the cannabis compound cannabidiol in world sport. In late September, the […]