Cannabis News – Remedii http://remedii.net/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://remedii.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Cannabis News – Remedii http://remedii.net/ 32 32 Kupec talks tax cuts and recreational cannabis as freshman senator prepares for first session – Detroit Lakes Tribune https://remedii.net/kupec-talks-tax-cuts-and-recreational-cannabis-as-freshman-senator-prepares-for-first-session-detroit-lakes-tribune/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:05:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/kupec-talks-tax-cuts-and-recreational-cannabis-as-freshman-senator-prepares-for-first-session-detroit-lakes-tribune/ DETROIT LAKES — With a surprise win for the Greater Minnesota DFL in Senate District 4, Rob Kupec has been busy since Election Day, attending virtual caucus meetings, voting for his party’s leadership and preparing to join the Minnesota’s main legislative body. In an interview with the Detroit Lakes Tribune, Kupec said his head was […]]]>

DETROIT LAKES — With a surprise win for the Greater Minnesota DFL in Senate District 4, Rob Kupec has been busy since Election Day, attending virtual caucus meetings, voting for his party’s leadership and preparing to join the Minnesota’s main legislative body.

In an interview with the Detroit Lakes Tribune, Kupec said his head was still spinning for a few days after the Nov. 8 election.

Kupec narrowly defeated GOP candidate Dan Bohmer, a retired Army colonel and nuclear pharmacist, 52.5% to 46.8% with a difference of just 1,727 out of 30,345 votes cast.

On election night, Kupec said he was feeling cautiously optimistic.

Elected State Senator Rob Kupec, DFL-Moorhead

Contributed / Rob Kupec

“I felt like we had a really good close out of our campaign, we hit a lot of doors at the end, and the rural numbers came first and I was like, ‘wow, we’re holding our own in the rural areas,’ even a few of the townships went my way,” he said. Kupec won both Elkton Township and Goose Prairie Township in Clay County, 67-64 votes and 48 to 43 votes, respectively.

Kupec lost all of the constituencies in Becker County, however, he ended up beating Bohmer by more than two to one in a handful of Moorhead’s thirteen electoral districts. It also maintained tighter loss margins in greater Clay County.

After election night, Kupec said all 14 incoming DFL caucus members in the state senate held a virtual meeting Nov. 9 and voted for their party leadership Nov. 10. Senator Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, was elected as the new Minnesota Senate Majority Leader. Sen. Mark Johnson, GOP-East Grand Forks, will become the new Republican Minority Leader following a GOP caucus leadership vote.

Now, with a one-vote DFL majority in the Minnesota Senate and also control of the state house and governorship, many DFL priorities could be given the green light, including: stronger abortion protections, public school funding and recreational cannabis.

“What I’ve always said is (recreational cannabis) was never one of my biggest issues, but I’m not against it,” Kupec said. “I think it’s going to happen and I just want to make sure we do it right.”

Kupec said some states have a fairly established track record with recreational cannabis, and it should be easy to learn from their successes and pitfalls on how best to establish an entirely new industry for the state.

In a 2021 interview, Kupec’s predecessor, Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Audubon, said he opposed the recreational marijuana bill that passed the Minnesota House during their session. , who condemned the bill during the Republican majority vote in the state Senate last year. . The bill was never introduced for consideration by the GOP-controlled Senate.

Unless a special session is called by Gov. Tim Walz during the lame duck period, the new legislature will have to decide what to do with the state’s $9.25 billion budget surplus. Kupec said many of his constituents have said tax relief should be a priority, which he also supports.

“Especially the elimination of this state tax on Social Security, I would definitely be in favor of that,” he said.

Since Senate District 4 is a largely rural area, Kupec said he would like to be appointed to the Senate agriculture committee.

“I made it known (at the caucus meeting),” he said.

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BC and First Nation sign cannabis accord https://remedii.net/bc-and-first-nation-sign-cannabis-accord/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:26:13 +0000 https://remedii.net/bc-and-first-nation-sign-cannabis-accord/ The Government of British Columbia and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation of North Vancouver have signed a Cannabis Accord. This is the seventh time the province and a First Nation have entered into such a government-to-government agreement, the first of which was signed in 2020. Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says the agreement will result […]]]>

The Government of British Columbia and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation of North Vancouver have signed a Cannabis Accord.

This is the seventh time the province and a First Nation have entered into such a government-to-government agreement, the first of which was signed in 2020.

Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says the agreement will result in benefits including stable, long-term jobs, ultimately allowing the Indigenous economy to grow and prosper.

“This is reconciliation in action and is an important part of the province of British Columbia’s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP),” Thomas said in a statement. provincial on Wednesday.

The province says it supports the country’s interests in operating cannabis production and retail businesses, with shared policy goals related to public health and safety, youth protection and deterrence of illicit activities.

“We are implementing a way forward, in partnership, that supports a safe and strong cannabis sector for British Columbia and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation,” said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth.

The province does not specify in a press release when work should begin.

Section 119 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act authorizes the Government of British Columbia to enter into agreements with Indigenous governments.

Williams Lake First Nation was the first to sign an agreement with the province in 2020, followed by the Cowichan Tribes and Snuneymuxw First Nation in 2021.

So far this year, the BC government has reached a cannabis agreement with Lhtako Dené Nation, Kispiox First Nation, Shxwhá:y Village and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

In January, the province launched the BC Indigenous Cannabis Product Program to further support Indigenous participation in the legal cannabis industry.

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield enter the ring to de-stigmatize cannabis with “Holy Ears” https://remedii.net/mike-tyson-and-evander-holyfield-enter-the-ring-to-de-stigmatize-cannabis-with-holy-ears/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:51:59 +0000 https://remedii.net/mike-tyson-and-evander-holyfield-enter-the-ring-to-de-stigmatize-cannabis-with-holy-ears/ Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield enter the ring for a new fight… the legalization of cannabis. Boxing sensations once shared the ring during the infamous moment Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear during a heavyweight title battle in 1997. Now, in just over two decades, they’re doing it again…but now is the time for […]]]>

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield enter the ring for a new fight… the legalization of cannabis.

Boxing sensations once shared the ring during the infamous moment Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear during a heavyweight title battle in 1997. Now, in just over two decades, they’re doing it again…but now is the time for “Holy Ears” – THC and Delta-8 THC infused edibles that, ironically, are shaped like bitten ears. The product is set to launch through Tyson 2.0, the cannabis company run by the sports icon.

Introducing Holy Ears

Although he’s a strong advocate for the legalization of cannabis, Tyson says all credit for the latest attempt must go to his wife, Kiki, who hatched the idea to feature “Holy Ears” as a product.

“I said, ‘That’s great.’ Then we played with it, released it, it was an instant hit,” Tyson said, noting the evolution of the gummies that were initially called “Mike Bites.” “It was an immediate hit, and so I I was like, ‘Why isn’t Evander getting involved too.'”

Enter the world of cannabis

While Holyfield wasn’t too keen on the idea due to his lack of knowledge of the cannabis world, he was open to becoming a teacher in space and is glad he did as it gives him the opportunity to help others.

“They said it was about helping people,” Holyfield said. “So I was like, ‘I have no problem helping people.’ I didn’t know if it was something I should act like I was smoking from the fridge I realized it was to help someone else So the fact that [it was] something that helped someone else, that was fine with me.

The cannabis renaissance

As previously reported by AfroTech, the cannabis space has always been an important part of black culture through its influence and references appearing in film, television, music and beyond. Now everyone from Snoop Dogg to Xzibit to Lil’ Kim and beyond are thriving and leading the way in the industry.

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Green wave? Cannabis decriminalization passes in five Texas cities https://remedii.net/green-wave-cannabis-decriminalization-passes-in-five-texas-cities/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:03:23 +0000 https://remedii.net/green-wave-cannabis-decriminalization-passes-in-five-texas-cities/ A notable winner from Tuesday’s midterms was neither a Democrat nor a Republican — it was a policy. Cannabis decriminalization gained traction in Texas this week when five Texas cities passed local ballot measures to reduce or eliminate penalties for possession of low-level weed. Voters in San Marcos, Denton, Elgin, Killeen and Harker Heights have […]]]>

A notable winner from Tuesday’s midterms was neither a Democrat nor a Republican — it was a policy.

Cannabis decriminalization gained traction in Texas this week when five Texas cities passed local ballot measures to reduce or eliminate penalties for possession of low-level weed.

Voters in San Marcos, Denton, Elgin, Killeen and Harker Heights have approved proposals that end arrests for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, in most cases – and it comes just months after Austin adopted a similar measure in May. Progressive group Ground Game Texas spearheaded the initiative by collecting signatures to put marijuana decriminalization on the ballot in those cities.

The measures were all passed with strong voter support. Even the proposal with the lowest approval rating – that of Harker Heights – still passed with more than 60% of the votes in favor. Could this victory signal a change in attitude in statewide marijuana policy?

Katharine Neill Harris, a drug policy fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, spoke to the Standard about the growing bipartisan support for cannabis decriminalization and how that could take place during the next legislative session.

This transcript has been slightly edited for clarity:

Texas Standard: The proposals in these five cities all passed with strong support. How have attitudes toward marijuana politics changed in Texas over the past decade?

Katharine Neil Harris: Yeah, I think those votes reflect what we’ve already seen in some polls over the past few years that a majority of Texans support at least decriminalizing marijuana possession, and we’ve seen that among Republicans and the Democrats. I think the ballot measures were so successful because, you know, we haven’t seen change at the state level, and so I think there’s now a desire for change at the local level instead.

A couple of things strike me, though, about those proposals and where they were. Of course, you’re talking about San Marcos and Denton, both of which are home to two great universities. You have Elgin, which is on the outskirts of Austin. You have Killeen and Harker Heights, both near Fort Hood. Do you see anything about geographic location, perhaps indicating a strategy for getting some of these proposals through?

Yeah, so I think one of the things it shows is that the support for decriminalizing marijuana isn’t just coming from the larger counties. It’s not just Austin; it’s not just Houston, you know, supporting this. It’s one of those outlying suburbs. These are places where Republicans win. They’re not liberal strongholds, although there’s certainly a big academic presence in some of them, so I think that shows that it’s really widespread.

What about the strategy of local ballot measures versus, say, a legislative effort? Can we expect to see measures in the next legislative session acknowledging what is happening in these various cities – and for that matter, given the make-up of the legislature, would they even stand a chance?

So, in the last legislative sessions, each, there have been several bills around the decriminalization of possession in different forms. I would expect to see the same kind of thing happen this legislative session, and we’ve seen Republican support from, you know, state reps and senators for decriminalization in the past. It’s just that there has been trouble getting bills out of the Senate. It’s been the deadlock for the last two sessions, so I think those votes in those more suburban areas – I think that will send a message to lawmakers that, you know, this issue, it’s a safe political issue. It’s a popular political question and hopefully it also sends the message to leaders that, you know, this is something that a large contingent of Texans want.

Well, if it’s so broad, why are major legislators blocking this kind of legislation? It seems to be happening in the Senate — it certainly worked that way last year after the House passed a bill that would reduce the criminal penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana. We are far from legalization, but nevertheless, it seems that the leaders of the Senate did not want to rally to it. What explains this?

Well, in the Senate, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick — unique to Texas — has very broad authority to decide which bills the Senate hears and which don’t. And I mean, he just simply didn’t want some of these marijuana decriminalization bills heard in the Senate.

And so I’m hoping, and I think other reform advocates are hoping, that this session might be different, given not only what we saw on election night, but also, you know, there’s had messages from Governor Abbott saying he doesn’t think people should be imprisoned for small amounts of marijuana, which suggests some leadership support for some type of reform. And that message, I think, can then trickle down to members of the Senate – to think that, okay, well, that’s something that, you know, maybe we can support and not have to worry that it would end up being vetoed.

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Maryland voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana https://remedii.net/maryland-voters-decide-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 10:01:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/maryland-voters-decide-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana/ By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in a constitutional amendment Tuesday. Lawmakers have already approved legislation this year to take steps to implement recreational marijuana with voter approval, but the General Assembly has left licensing and tax issues to lawmakers to decide. next year. The […]]]>

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in a constitutional amendment Tuesday.

Lawmakers have already approved legislation this year to take steps to implement recreational marijuana with voter approval, but the General Assembly has left licensing and tax issues to lawmakers to decide. next year.

The constitutional amendment states that recreational marijuana would not be legal until July 2023 for people 21 and older. If voters approve, the law includes provisions spelling out a transition period between Jan. 1 and July 1 that would include a fine of up to $100 for possession of marijuana under one and a half ounces.

Additionally, the legislation will remove criminal penalties up to 2.5 ounces and create a civil citation. Existing marijuana possession laws would apply to possession over 2.5 ounces.

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It also makes changes to the criminal law and creates a process to expunge prior convictions for possession of marijuana.

Starting January 1, a person convicted of cannabis possession can file a motion to have it expunged after serving their sentence and probation. By July 1, 2024, the state Department of Corrections would be required to clear all cases in which possession of cannabis is the only charge in the case, and if the charge was issued before July 1, 2023.

In addition, the law allows people convicted of marijuana charges to re-offend. As of January 1, a person incarcerated for a cannabis-related conviction could request a new sentence. The court would be required to grant the request and return the person to time served. If the person does not serve another sentence, he must be released.

Now, possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is a civil offense in Maryland, with a fine of up to $100 for a first offense.

Currently, 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, have fully legalized marijuana. There are also 37 states, including Maryland, that have legalized medical marijuana.

Voters also decide other voting matters in Maryland.

The names of the state appellate courts would be changed. Maryland’s highest court – the Court of Appeals – would be renamed the Supreme Court of Maryland. The state’s intermediate court of appeals—the Special Court of Appeals—would be renamed the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Another proposed change would add to the residency requirement for a person to run for state legislature: A candidate would have to establish his or her place of residence in the district they run in their “primary place of residence” for six months. This would eliminate the possibility of renting a residence in the neighborhood as a second home to qualify.

Voters also decide to raise the threshold for the right to a jury trial in circuit court in civil proceedings to at least $25,000, from $15,000.

Follow AP’s election coverage at: https://apnews.com/hub/2022-midterm-elections

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Belding eyes cannabis retail, B&B’s https://remedii.net/belding-eyes-cannabis-retail-bbs/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:14:35 +0000 https://remedii.net/belding-eyes-cannabis-retail-bbs/ BELDING — The town of Belding is about to license cannabis retailers and bed and breakfasts. John LaClear The Belding Planning Commission will move forward with making recommendations to Belding City Council to approve cannabis retail establishments and owner-occupied bed and breakfasts, excluding short-term rentals such as Airbnbs, within the city limits. At the special […]]]>

BELDING — The town of Belding is about to license cannabis retailers and bed and breakfasts.

John LaClear

The Belding Planning Commission will move forward with making recommendations to Belding City Council to approve cannabis retail establishments and owner-occupied bed and breakfasts, excluding short-term rentals such as Airbnbs, within the city limits.

At the special planning committee meeting on Thursday evening, commissioners reviewed citizens’ responses to survey questions mailed to residents with the October-December 2022 edition of the Belding Bugle, the city’s newsletter. town.

Planning Commission Chairman John LaClear said he was impressed with the number of surveys the city received from residents in response; 282 for cannabis retail survey questions and 273 responses to bed and breakfast questions.

“I was really impressed with how many people filled out these great suggestions and comments,” he said. “I was really impressed, really happy with the people in the city.”

More than 300 responses to survey questions were returned to the city by the Oct. 24 deadline.

Surveys were drafted to gauge citizen reaction to allowing owner-occupied bed and breakfasts and cannabis retail establishments within city limits. With respect to bed and breakfasts, residents were asked whether they supported allowing bed and breakfasts and/or cannabis retail establishments within city limits, in which districts of zoning they should be allowed and whether or not there should be any restrictions for each.

Specific restrictions on bed and breakfasts presented to residents were months of operation, length of stay, number of guests, number of bedrooms, off-street parking provisions, building maintenance standards and regular inspections.

Restrictions on cannabis retail establishments presented to residents were days/hours of operation, signage, maximum establishment size, location away from schools, daycare centers and churches (1,000 feet under Michigan law), drive-thru sales, and the total number of permitted locations within the city limits.

Of the responses to the cannabis retail survey questions, 150 were yes and 132 were no. Of the 273 responses to the B&B survey questions, there were 226 yes and 47 no.

141 people said they would approve of both medical and recreational cannabis and 18 said they would only approve of medical cannabis. 111 people said such establishments should be allowed in the downtown zoning district, 140 in commercial zoning districts and 90 in industrial zoning districts.

Of the listed restrictions that respondents would like to see placed on cannabis retail establishments, 69 stated days/hours of operation, 49 stated signage, 43 stated maximum size, 88 stated distance by compared to Michigan law-compliant schools/daycares/churches, 34 reported drive-through sales, and 82 reported total installs.

157 people said they supported bed and breakfasts allowed in single-family residential zoning districts, 165 said multi-family residential zoning districts, and 154 said commercial zoning districts.

Commissioner Jenny Bennett echoed LaClear’s sentiments regarding the number of responses received from citizens.

“It was quite remarkable. Most people didn’t just do the basic yes or no check. They actually wrote comments, suggestions and ideas,” she said. “We were very happy that citizens took the time to really think about the issues and provide their input.”

Bennett said the commission will likely recommend to council that the city start with a cannabis retail establishment and owner-occupied bed and breakfasts, as opposed to short-term rentals like Airbnb or VRBO.

Bennett said City Manager Jon Stoppels, with permission from the planning commission, will continue to work with Belding legal representation as well as civil engineering firm Williams & Works to research the legalities involved in settlements. retail cannabis stores and other Michigan municipalities. the size of Belding are done with their orders and regulations.

COMMISSIONER RESIGNATION

Also during the special meeting, Planning Commissioner Jinne Esposito resigned her seat as Commissioner due to her intention to leave Belding. Esposito’s term is due to expire on June 20, 2023.

Esposito’s resignation opens up two seats on Belding’s Planning Commission. Depending on Tuesday’s election results, with Chairman LaClear and Vice Chairman Jorel Davis both up for election and re-election to Belding City Council, the future of the commission’s ability to maintain a quorum could be compromised.

The planning commission meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and Bennett said it’s not a huge time commitment in his experience, with meetings typically lasting about an hour and a half.

“We stressed to Mr. Stoppels that we need to actively post and try to let people know that we are going to have vacancies and hopefully we can find people interested in serving,” she said.

Those interested in serving on the commission can find the City Councils and Commissions nomination online at belding.mi.us/forms_publications.php or in paper form at Belding City Hall, 120 Pleasant Street.

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Cannabis gummies found in children’s Halloween treats, Winnipeg police say https://remedii.net/cannabis-gummies-found-in-childrens-halloween-treats-winnipeg-police-say/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:02:05 +0000 https://remedii.net/cannabis-gummies-found-in-childrens-halloween-treats-winnipeg-police-say/ Winnipeg police are warning parents to check their children’s Halloween treats after at least half a dozen reports of high-potency cannabis edibles in brightly colored packaging being handed out to children on Monday. The cannabis edibles were discovered in children’s Halloween bags after a sleight of hand in the Tuxedo neighborhood, and were packaged to […]]]>

Winnipeg police are warning parents to check their children’s Halloween treats after at least half a dozen reports of high-potency cannabis edibles in brightly colored packaging being handed out to children on Monday.

The cannabis edibles were discovered in children’s Halloween bags after a sleight of hand in the Tuxedo neighborhood, and were packaged to look like the popular Nerds candy, police say.

Jocelyn Cordeiro was shocked when her nine-year-old daughter found one of the packets in her treats on Monday night, calling the incident “horrible”.

“She picked it up and looked at it, then she said, ‘Sixty minute activation time – what does that mean? ‘” Cordeiro said on Tuesday. “It wouldn’t have caught my eye if she hadn’t read it. … It looked like a packet of candy.”

Cordeiro quickly texted the parents of the other kids his daughter went to cheat or treat with. All agreed to contact the police about the THC candies, she said.

She cried thinking about what would have happened if her daughter had eaten the candy.

“I would have watched her eat it, and wouldn’t even have thought about it for a second, because the packaging wasn’t suspicious at all.”

Cordeiro also posted his findings on social media to warn other parents.

The packages state that they contain 600 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive property of marijuana. The maximum amount of THC for edibles in Canada is 10 milligrams per package.

Police said they have at least half a dozen reports of the edibles, which were found in zipped sandwich bags with full-size chocolate bars.

So far, all reports are from a small area in southern Tuxedo, said Const. Daniel McKinnon. THC can be dangerous for children, but no children were harmed, she said.

The incident is a good reminder to check Halloween candy for children of all ages, McKinnon said.

Schools were also notified of the edibles, she said, and police began knocking on doors in the affected neighborhood.

Drug tests will be done, but the candies will be treated as THC edibles until they are completed, McKinnon said.

As she dropped her daughter off at school on Tuesday morning, Cordeiro discovered that several local children had also received the candies.

She will take a closer look at her children’s Halloween bags next year, she said.

‘Not sold in Canada’

Police did not comment on possible motives and said they did not know what charges could be brought in the case.

Finn Makela, a law professor at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, said Canadian cannabis law requires the drug to be accessible either through an authorized dealer or through a license to grow it at home. home.

“As soon as you have a cannabis product that has not been purchased or grown by one of these two methods, then you are in possession of illegal cannabis, which in itself is a crime,” he said. he declared Tuesday to Radio-Canada.

The packaging elements found in the treat bags do not meet Cannabis Act requirements, he said.

The packaging and labeling of the candy do not follow the rules set out in the Cannabis Act, says Finn Makela, a law professor at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec. (Jeremie Bergeron/Radio-Canada)

It does not include the red cannabis logo or a warning about the effects of THC, as required by Health Canada. It also lacks bilingual text and information on the amount of cannabidiol (CBD) or the amount of THC/CBD in each serving.

“It leads me to believe that [the edibles were] is not legally sold in Canada.

According to the Health Canada website, plain packaging and labels are also required for all cannabis products sold in Canada. Neon-colored wrappers, like the one found by Cordeiro’s daughter, cannot be sold in stores.

Makela says that if the cannabis candies were intentionally distributed to children on Halloween night, the person responsible may have committed multiple offenses under the Criminal Code. (Jeremie Bergeron/Radio-Canada)

Several Criminal Code offences, including distributing cannabis to minors, could have occurred if the candy was intentionally given to children on Halloween night, Makela said.

If the person responsible distributed the candy unknowingly, it could constitute criminal negligence, he said.

If it turns out that there is no THC in the candies, the person responsible could be charged with mischief.

“We don’t know what the state of mind of the person who distributed it is.”

Winnipeg police have asked anyone with information or who received the cannabis candies to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219.

They also said people should try not to tamper with the wrapper if they come across the sweets, but should call the police and put the package in a safe place until it is recovered.

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BC Minister Warns Parents of Possible Cannabis Products Among Halloween Candy https://remedii.net/bc-minister-warns-parents-of-possible-cannabis-products-among-halloween-candy/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 21:11:11 +0000 https://remedii.net/bc-minister-warns-parents-of-possible-cannabis-products-among-halloween-candy/ BC parents are being warned to be on the lookout for nasty surprises in their kids’ candy bags. The BC government is warning the public to be careful of cannabis mixtures in the Halloween treat bowl. Read more: Halloween candy choice matters, experts say. here’s why “Illegal cannabis often comes in bright, colorful packaging designed […]]]>

BC parents are being warned to be on the lookout for nasty surprises in their kids’ candy bags.

The BC government is warning the public to be careful of cannabis mixtures in the Halloween treat bowl.

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Halloween candy choice matters, experts say. here’s why

“Illegal cannabis often comes in bright, colorful packaging designed to look like popular candy that kids love to eat this time of year,” said Mike Farnworth, Colombia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. -British.

“It is also important to remember that legal cannabis products can still be appealing to children, and it is essential that people safely store, lock up and store any cannabis products they may have used – in especially edible varieties that might seem attractive to young people. children.”

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Parents are urged to check their child’s sweets before consuming them and those using cannabis products are urged to ensure they do not accidentally dispense the drug, as the packaging tends to look like classic sweets.

In British Columbia, only adults 19 and older can purchase, possess and consume cannabis products for non-medical purposes.

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FLORA TERRA CANNABIS WORKERS JOIN TEAMSTERS https://remedii.net/flora-terra-cannabis-workers-join-teamsters/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:21:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/flora-terra-cannabis-workers-join-teamsters/ Overwhelming vote in favor of premier representation in the region SANTA ROSA, Calif., October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cultivation, propagation and post-harvest workers at Flora Terra Cannabis have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local Lodge 665. They are the first group of cannabis workers to join the Teamsters under the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act […]]]>

Overwhelming vote in favor of premier representation in the region

SANTA ROSA, Calif., October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cultivation, propagation and post-harvest workers at Flora Terra Cannabis have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local Lodge 665. They are the first group of cannabis workers to join the Teamsters under the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act in Northern California.

“Congratulations to our new members, who held on and worked together to make this happen,” said Tony Delorisenior officer of Local 665.”California farm workers have already earned great wages, strong benefits and a united voice at work with a Teamster contract. We don’t expect things to be any different with this company when we start trading.”

“Cannabis generates more revenue in California than any other state in the country,” said Peter Finn, director of the Teamsters food processing division. “We look forward to ensuring that a fair share of the money generated by this industry goes to those who are most responsible for the success of these companies.”

“We’re doing this because we know that with a Teamster contract, cannabis can be a fulfilling career that workers can stay in for a lifetime if they choose,” said Antoine Benavides, a worker at the Flora Terra facility. “We are part of a massive movement of people working to ensure the cannabis industry creates thousands of jobs that provide families with middle-class prosperity.”

Teamsters Local 665 represents over 5,000 members throughout the Bay Area in a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit https://www.teamsters665.org/.

Contact:
Matt McQuaid(202) 624-6877
[email protected]

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Cannabis use increases pain after surgery https://remedii.net/cannabis-use-increases-pain-after-surgery/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 18:16:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/cannabis-use-increases-pain-after-surgery/ — Adults who use cannabis experience more pain after surgery than those who do not use cannabis, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022 annual meeting. “Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States and increasingly used as an alternative treatment for chronic pain, but there is little data […]]]>

— Adults who use cannabis experience more pain after surgery than those who do not use cannabis, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022 annual meeting.

“Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States and increasingly used as an alternative treatment for chronic pain, but there is little data that shows how it affects patient outcomes after surgery,” said said Elyad Ekrami, MD, lead author of the study. Clinical Research and Study Fellow in the Department of Outcomes Research, Institute of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic. “Our study shows that adults who use cannabis experience more—not less—postoperative pain. Therefore, they have higher opioid consumption after surgery.

The researchers analyzed the records of 34,521 adult patients – including 1,681 cannabis users – who underwent elective surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic from January 2010 to December 2020. The cannabis users had used the drug in the 30 days prior to the surgery, while the other patients had never used cannabis. . Patients who used cannabis experienced 14% more pain in the first 24 hours after surgery compared to patients who never used cannabis. Additionally, patients who used cannabis consumed 7% more opioids after surgery, which the authors say was not statistically significant, but is likely clinically relevant.

“The association between cannabis use, pain scores, and opioid use has been reported before in smaller studies, but they have had conflicting results,” Dr. Ekrami added. “Our study has a much larger sample size and does not include patients with chronic pain or those who received regional anesthesia, which would have seriously contradicted our results. In addition, our study groups were balanced by confounding factors such as age, gender, smoking and use of other illicit drugs, as well as depression and psychological disorders.

Dr. Ekrami noted that more research is needed to better define the effects of cannabis on surgical outcomes. “Physicians should consider that patients using cannabis may experience more pain and require slightly higher doses of opioids after surgery, underscoring the need to continue exploring a multimodal approach to post-surgical pain control,” did he declare.

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is a teaching, research, and scientific society with more than 55,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. The ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists assess and supervise patients’ medical care before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

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