Weed is legal now in Canada. Here's what it'll cost ya. Some places are banning smoking it in public and there are other bumps expected, but the business windfalls are expected to define an emerging market by attracting global brands previously leery of associating with drugs. With nearly 40m inhabitants, Canada became overnight the largest market for legal weed, with few of the peculiar regulatory compromises found in large U.S. states.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed executive orders Tuesday that allows Kentuckians to use medical marijuana without fear of prosecution. The orders do not legalize sales or growing in the state and permit only 8 ounces, but were heralded by advocates all the same as a sign everything's headed in the right direction. Beshear said the… READ THE REST
Following the steps of tiny Malta, Germany announced it is taking steps to legalize recreational cannabis. The new law will allow Germans to acquire and possess less than an ounce of weed, and will allow folks to grow their own. From Reuters: The government also plans to introduce a special consumption tax, as well as… READ THE REST
Pharmaceutical capitalism and the criminalization of addiction puts evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction out of reach for many people. Profit motives and punishment are not perspectives that lend themselves to healing and/or safe communities. This "Issue Brief" from PEW Charitable Trust, explains "Opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are the only health care facilities that can offer… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The internet is a chaotic, weird, beautiful thing where you can find things from amazing infographics to fun news blurbs about what is clearly the prologue to a horror movie. When you're… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Black Friday weekend is here, meaning exciting new doorbuster deals are live this Saturday and Sunday only. These are the best prices we've had all year on our bestselling sales. Prices… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As the holidays approach and Santa lists are made, we're reminded that things aren't as inexpensive as they used to be. This is not exclusive to physical gifts. Air travel prices… READ THE REST