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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:45:24 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Niagara College Launches Course In Cannabis Creation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Sep 2017 - First of its kind in Canada, program covers growing pot and its complex regulations It's got the greenhouse, the curriculum and the necessary approvals. Now all that's needed are up to 25 students keen on becoming the first crop of students to earn a post secondary certificate in growing pot.



CN ON: College First In Canada To Offer Program In Cannabis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 20 Sep 2017 - College and university graduates will be able to earn a certificate in cannabis production starting next fall, when Niagara College will launch Canada's first accredited program in the field. The program will begin months after the deadline imposed by the federal government for legalizing production, distribution and sale of the weed that is eventually expected to generate $8-billion in annual sales. With regulations not yet in place for legalized marijuana, the program may have to shift with politics.



CN ON: College To Offer Cannabis Production Certificate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 20 Sep 2017 - A southern Ontario college says it will be the first to offer a post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis. Niagara College says the graduate certificate program will launch in the fall of 2018 and aims to prepare students to work in the licensed production of cannabis, which includes marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.



US AZ: High Time Hold Up

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Tucson Weekly, 21 Sep 2017 - Your meds are safe for a little while longer. Congressional lawmakers bought a little more time for the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment by extending the current federal budget with a disaster relief bill signed by President Donald Trump earlier this month. The clause is set to expire with the rest of the bill on Dec. 8.



CN BC: Marijuana Wellness Centre Granted Business Licence

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 20 Sep 2017 - What police have called an "illegal storefront business" continues to operate but minus a key aspect. The City of Prince George granted WeeMedical a business licence on Sept. 13, two days after the chain agreed with a court order prohibiting it from dispensing marijuana.



US KY: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Medical Marijuana For Kentucky

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 20 Sep 2017 - Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned. A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear that called for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.



CN ON: We've Got To Get The Marijuana Facts Out: Resident

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Markham Economist & Sun, 21 Sep 2017 - To tackle organized crime and those who lure young people into marijuana use, we need to legalize marijuana. This was one of the messages MP Bill Blair had at a town hall discussion at Cornell Community Centre Sunday.



CN ON: Province Has No Say: Pot Dispensary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Northumberland Today, 20 Sep 2017 - ALDERVILLE - Alderville First Nation's Rob Stevenson had just opened his marijuanadispensary, Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, on County Road 45 in Roseneath when the provincial government announced its plans to close dispensaries in Ontario and set up 150 government-run stores to sell cannabis. This is to happen within the next year.



US PA: Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Law May Be Drifting Into

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 19 Sep 2017 - Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. (Steve Esack)