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Mexican tourism secretary floats legalizing marijuana at resorts


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


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 […]