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Poll: Canadians Want Ottawa to Erase Cannabis Convictions
According to a poll by The Globe and Mail/Nanos Research, 62% of Canadians support or somewhat support a pardon for every person with a criminal record for cannabis possession. In comparison, 35% of respondents said they oppose or somewhat …


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Record-high support for marijuana legalization in US history

61% of the population wants cannabis to be legal, five points more than a year ago


The United States has historically been one of the countries that has most strongly opposed drugs legalization. That has favored and chronicled conflicts around the world that have reinforced the increasingly violent mafias and caused thousands of deaths.

But precisely the United States is now one of the countries that is leading the change of perception about marijuana and is becoming a benchmark for its gradual legalization. In eight states and Washington D.C. recreational consumption is already legal while its medical use is regulated in 29 states.

Perhaps it is because of the good results of these experiences that US citizens now support legalization more than ever. According to a poll by the MSNBC television network, 61% of Americans are in favor of giving legal status to cannabis-free consumption, compared to 33% who are against.

This data marks a record-high support, which in just one year has increased by five points (in April 2016, 56% were in favor of legalization).

Support is massive when the question is about medical cannabis. 88% of the population back its legalization, compared to only 9% who oppose.


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Pairing the Power of Cannabis With Medicinal Plants
Cannabis’s reputation as an herbal medicinal remedy is well established: The list of ailments that cannabis can assist with is extensive and continues to grow as new research emerges. This makes it the perfect base for pairing with other medicinal


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Washington Post
You can get weed delivered to your door in DC just like pizza. But is it legal?
Washington Post
Those who want to imbibe can also pay to attend dance parties and craft fairs where vendors sell edibles and smokables at what one regular terms a “farmers market for weed.” A website called connects pot buyers and sellers. Chefs serve …


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Tom Garston tapped to elevate edible producer’s commitment to GMP standards

BOULDER, CO – Wana Brands–Colorado’s No. 1 edibles brand–has expanded its ranks with the addition of progressive culinary professional Todd Garston as Operations Director. Wana Brands co-owner Nancy Whiteman made the announcement. Garston is based in Wana Brands’ headquarters in Boulder.

In his new role as operations director, Garston plans, directs and coordinates the operations of Wana Brands. He will oversee multiple departments concerned with production, packaging, labeling and distribution of products to ensure that all Wana Brand products conform to established customer and quality standards. In addition, Garston will serve as a mentor, coaching and training department managers at production and distribution facilities in emerging markets, such as Arizona and Illinois, as the company continues to grow.

“I look forward to contributing to the development of Wana Brand’s quality infused products,” Garston said. “Wana Brands embodies professionalism, consistency, quality and innovation in the rapidly expanding marijuana market.”

An industry veteran, Garston has a unique knowledge of cannabis infusions, Metrc API and creative R&D in conjunction to production planning, management and streamlining. Previously, Garston was director of production manufacturing at Dixie Elixirs in Denver, where he oversaw production manufacturing of multiple companies with different initiatives and concepts. He increased revenue at Dixie from $1 million to $5 million in his first year, and streamlined operations and efficiencies, which directly lowered labor costs and created opportunity costs.

“Todd’s experience in world-class establishments and large-scale edibles production manufacturing has more than prepared him to head our operations department,” Whiteman said. “His specialized skillset and leadership abilities will take Wana Brands to the next level as the company continues to grow and expand into new territories.”

Garston has a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America, and has  lived in Colorado for over two decades. Garston, his wife and their two boys live just outside of Boulder with their mastiff Sidney.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or [email protected].

Wana Brands: Enhance Your Life. Wana Brands leads the cannabis-infused products industry in quality, consistency and potency.  Wana products include a full line of edibles, including our market leading gummies and WanaCapsxr, a family of extended release cannabis capsules that provide symptom relief for up to 12 hours. Wana Brands is the No. 1 ranked edibles brand in sales revenue in the highly competitive Colorado market according to BDS Analytics (2016 Brand Share Report).  Wana products are also available in Oregon and Nevada with more markets readying for launch.  For more information, visit Become a fan of Wana on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Miami New Times
Weed in jars, cookies and candy leads to bust of medical marijuana fan
Miami Herald
Arriaga, 32, who told police he was merely coordinating an event to inform the public about Amendment 2 — a November referendum that passed overwhelmingly in favor of the medical use of marijuana — was promptly arrested. Now he’s facing charges that …
Miamians Throw “Medical Marijuana Party” With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get ArrestedMiami New Times

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Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life.

So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under the voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last year, Schlauch wasted little time getting to court.

“Why should I be lumped in with, you know, murderers and rapists and people who really deserve to get a felony?” he asked.

This lesser-known provision of Proposition 64 allows some convicts to wipe their rap sheets clean and offers hope for people with past convictions who are seeking work or loans. Past crimes can also pose a deportation threat for some convicts.

It’s hard to say how many people have benefited, but more than 2,500 requests were filed to reduce convictions or sentences, according to partial state figures reported through March. The figures do not yet include data from more than half of counties from the first quarter of the year.

While the state does not tally the outcomes of those requests, prosecutors said they have not fought most petitions. [Read more at NBC Los Angeles]

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Daily Beast
Recreational Cannabis: The New Reality
Reno Public Radio
Beginning July 1, Nevadans will have the ability to legally purchase recreational marijuana for the first time. But as that industry prepares to ramp up production and sales many questions remain. Who can use cannabis? Where can they use it? And how
Nevada’s Green Rush: From Vote to Pot Sales in Record TimeDaily Beast

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Marijuana-related businesses received critical support last week as more U.S. senators agreed to throw their support behind three essential bills. Undeterred by the ominous smoke signals from the Trump administration, H.R. 2215 (Safe Act of 2017), H.R. 1823 (Marijuana Revenue and Regulations Act), and H.R. 1810 (Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017) all received [...]


The Board of State Canvassers in Michigan unanimously approved the form of petitions to legalize recreational/adult-use marijuana last week.  They were submitted by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, who plans to begin collecting signatures immediately in hopes of making the 2018 ballot. According to The Detroit News: Petitioners will have to collect at least [...]

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