Marijuana News

BMO first major bank to lead marijuana equity financing

Bank of Montreal became the first major Canadian bank to lead an equity financing for a public company in the medical marijuana sector, underwriting a $ 175-million stock sale...

Enforcement coming to illegal marijuana dispensaries in Saskatoon, says new police chief

Marijuana dispensaries in Saskatoon could soon have law enforcement at their doorsteps. The Saskatoon Police Service's new chief elect, Troy Cooper, said Wednesday the dispensaries operating now are outside...

Winnipeg police charge three men after raiding two marijuana 'compassion' clubs

Winnipeg police say they have arrested three men after raiding two marijuana stores in the city. Police say the Winnipeg Compassion Club and the Winnipeg Compassion Club South were...

Legalising marijuana leads to significant drop in violent crime – study

The introduction of medical marijuana laws in the United States has led to a significant drop in violent crime. The decrease is strongest in areas closest to Mexico, where...

Once pot friendly Northern California county bans marijuana

A newly constituted Calaveras County board of supervisors last week voted 3-2 to ban marijuana, giving some 200 farmers with permits about three months to wind down operations. The...

Why a Canadian marijuana possession amnesty is harder to implement than it sounds

As legalization of recreational cannabis comes closer to being a reality, the federal Liberals are coming under pressure to clear the criminal records of those convicted of marijuana offences...

When can you legally buy marijuana in Massachusetts? Here's the timeline

Massachusetts voters approved marijuana for medical use in 2012, but it took the state nearly three years to open its first dispensary. The timeline for retail pot shops is...

Nearly destroyed by pot, former addict worries others will be hooked by legal marijuana

Doe has stopped using cannabis but said there was a time when constant marijuana use had a profound, negative impact on her health. She stopped sleeping and eating and...

PEI marijuana grower looks ahead to $20M expansion

With a signed MOU with the province of P.E.I announced this week, Canada's Island Garden has sold all the marijuana it can grow this year, and is looking ahead...

The best border wall is a legal marijuana market

In a paper published late last year in The Economic Journal, economists Evelina Gavrilova and Floris Zoutman and sociologist Takuma Kamada found that the creation of a domestic marijuana...