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Conservative pundits at right-wing media outlet Fox News are at it again. The network is known for taking hardline conservative positions on everything, often lying and spreading misinformation along the way.

Now, the network is back on the “reefer madness” bandwagon. This time, Fox News spokespeople and other right-wing talking heads are making the spurious claim that legal marijuana is responsible for a host of social problems, including homelessness, poverty, and teen drug use.

“Fox & Friends” Spreading Reefer Madness Misinformation

On a recent episode of “Fox & Friends,” the network’s right-wing propagandists had plenty of anti-cannabis rhetoric to spread. In the wake of Canada making cannabis legal earlier this week, the talk show turned its focus to the U.S. In particular, they talked about whether or not the U.S. is on course for legalization.

At one point in the conversation, co-host Steve Doocy asked his guest commentators about legalization. He said: “Is it a good idea… to legalize pot nationwide here in the United States? Canada just did it.”

The first person to respond to the question was a guy named Joe Peters. At Fox, the fact that he’s a former cop qualifies him to be an authoritative voice

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Sales of cannabis in Quebec are significantly stronger than expected.

The SAQ, which manages Quebec’s cannabis retailer the SQDC said there have been 42,500 sales so far overall: 30,000 online and 12,500 in stores. The SAQ would not reveal a dollar figure for its earnings so far.

Customers at the Ste-Catherine St. location in downtown Montreal are braving two-hour lineups – though some say it’s a far cry from Wednesday’s lineup, which spanned several blocks as Canadians hoped to be some of the first to buy marijuana legally.

– Read the entire article at CTV News.

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On the first day cannabis was legal a young entrepreneur capitalized on cookie sales.

She’s being called one smart cookie.

As people lined up to buy cannabis at one of six Edmonton cannabis stores that opened Wednesday, a small entrepreneur stood ready to capitalize on what could be expected to be customers’ future need for a sweet snack.

Nine-year-old Elina Childs had a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies for sale.

– Read the entire article at Surrey Now Leader.

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It’s been a long time coming. Many have been waiting for the day weed would become officially legal in Canada. And today Canadians from British Columbia to Newfoundland can enjoy and celebrate the new cannabis-friendly climate. Many are joining in the spirit and finding unique ways to observe the new law. Cannabis businesses and users alike have spent the last 48 hours taking hold of this momentous occasion. For example, a Canadian delivery service hosted a Willy Wonka-style lottery where a lucky customer wins free munchies.

But none commemorates the passing of Bill C-45 quite like Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and leading cannabis business accelerator. This important bill deserves attention by pot smokers in every province. And Leaf Forward has made it simple to not only honor Bill C-45, but to celebrate it in the highest of style. They have printed every single word of the historic law on rolling papers.

Time’s Up, Roll Up

The wait for Canada’s Cannabis Act to go into effect was a long one. Learning the ins and outs, and most importantly where to pick up the product, required Canadians to stay abreast of local and national news. Few Canadians who stand to reap the rewards

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It’s hard to count how many rallies marijuana activist Dana Larsen has been to in his life.

But no matter the number, Wednesday’s rally was the first he has been to in Canada where pot was legal. Larsen spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people to mark the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada. He also handed out free joints and live marijuana plants.

The reason why Larsen wanted to hand out the plants is because he is concerned about the legislation passed by the B.C. government.

“You are allowed to grow your four plants under federal law but if anybody can see any part of that plant from a public space that is a crime in B.C.,” said Dana Larsen. “You can get a $5,000 fine and three months behind bars for someone seeing your plants which double on the second offence. That is bizarre.”

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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A crime report is making the rounds, centering on a 22-year-old Phoenix woman, Reed Ibrahim, who was arrested on charges of drug possession with the intent to distribute. But there was some initial confusion over what drugs Ibrahim was attempting to move. Reports indicate that law enforcement found 50 pounds of weed and two kilos (approximately 5 pounds) of a substance that tested as cocaine, but which unnamed sources within the DEA later said was fentanyl. Media reports are conflicting over whether Ibrahim will face charges for cocaine or fentanyl. Ibrahim says she was unaware she was carrying the illegal drugs.

Police Mistake 5 Pounds of Fentanyl For Cocaine

Reed Ibrahim was traveling from Phoenix, Arizona to Nashville, Tennessee when TSA alerted DEA agents that Ibrahim’s luggage appeared to contain large bundles resembling narcotics packages. DEA informed Nashville law enforcement, who stopped Ibrahim after she claimed her two checked suitcases in Nashville. A subsequent search, to which Ibrahim consented, turned up two 25-pound packages of cannabis and two kilogram packages of a powder. Agents field-tested the powder and identified it as cocaine.

Police arrested Ibrahim at the scene. Subsequent lab tests of the kilogram packages identified that what officers thought

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One advocate points to Washington state, where less-regulated medical dispensaries are more popular than highly restricted recreational stores five years after legalization.

A short drive away from British Columbia’s first and only legal marijuana store, Bill Semeniuk inhaled deeply from a joint outside an illegal cannabis dispensary.

The dispensary, Canadian Safe Cannabis Services, has been open in Kamloops for the better part of a decade, and Semeniuk doesn’t plan to switch to the swanky government-run shop — regardless of its legality.

– Read the entire article at Financial Post.

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CANNABIS CULTURE – During an escalating housing crisis, and the worst overdose epidemic in the country’s history, in the shadow of a deeply flawed federal cannabis legalization bill, amidst pipeline protests and continued dirty money scandals, Vancouver is having an election.

To make matters worse, there are over a hundred names on the ballot running for Mayor, CouncillorPark Board commissioner, and school trustee (a list which includes Mrs Doubtfire).

What’s a pothead to do on election day, Oct 20th?

Cannabis is an ideal lens to view the city’s growth and health because it corresponds directly to so many municipal issues. To name three:

Cannabis is housing. Vancouver dispensaries are responsible for paying at least 1,000 rents a month, and could easily pay more if the city supported the industry. If you include cannabis-related production, like edible manufacturing, extraction and growing, that number could more than double.

Cannabis is overdose prevention. Studies routinely show that cannabis provides a safe alternative to more dangerous drugs, and reduces overdoses. Easy cannabis availability prioritizes medical access for everyone, and reduces the stress on local health resources.

Cannabis is trust. If you wouldn’t trust a candidate to hold a perfect pound of your favorite flower,

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Cosmetics and beauty company Sephora is expanding its lineup of CBD-infused personal care products. The latest addition is Lord Jones’ CBD lotion. Lord Jones is one of the leading creators and distributors of CBD-infused products, with a reputation for high-quality and consistent results. Lord Jones products enjoy an almost cult-like following, and now consumers can pick them up at virtually any Sephora nationwide.

Lord Jones Pain-Relieving CBD Lotion Now Available At Sephora

Cannabis products are continuing their trendy takeover of health and beauty products. From creams to lotions, gels and makeup, non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) has found its way into everything health and beauty-related. And for good reason, too. CBD offers a range of therapeutic and wellness benefits. It’s an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever and it can help balance your mood and ease stress and anxiety.

When it comes to the CBD-infused health and beauty market, Lord Jones calls its High CBD Formula Lotion a game-changer. With CBD derived from organic hemp cultivated in the USA and containing zero THC, Lord Jones doesn’t make its lotion with CBD isolate. Instead, it uses full-spectrum CBD oil that preserves the plant’s terpenes and cannabinoid structure. This lotion is “whole plant,” eschewing heavy processing.

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On the first day of legalization across Canada on Oct. 17, Thomas H. Clarke predicted his store in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland would run out of product by Friday. He ended up running out on Wednesday afternoon, the very same day cannabis was legalized.

Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s easternmost province, with its own time zone a half-hour ahead of mainland Canada. It was the first province to open for business as 12:01 a.m. struck on Oct. 17, heralding the beginning of legal cannabis in Canada.

After opening up as one of the first stores to sell cannabis legally, Clarke’s THC Distribution ran out of product just after 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. “It’s very bad news in my eyes. I ran out at 4:20 today, believe it or not,” Clarke told CBC News.

“I’m a little shocked that I sold out so fast, and also very upset that I don’t have product for everybody. I’m letting down a lot of people here and I was assured that if I paid for the cannabis I would receive it.”

Clarke said he only received $10,000 worth of a $70,000 order from his supplier, adding he doesn’t know why his order was short,

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