Supreme Court of Mexico Opens the Way to Legal Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Following significant regulatory trends in other countries such as the United States and Canada, Mexico has taken steps toward allowing use of cannabis. The legislative process to amend certain provisions of the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud, or “LGS”) resulted in the June 19, 2017 publication of amendments acknowledging the therapeutic benefits of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), opening the door to the research and academic study of medicinal cannabis and, subject to…
CANNABIS CULTURE - Following significant regulatory trends in other countries such as the United States and Canada, Mexico has taken steps toward allowing use of cannabis. The legislative process to amend certain provisions of the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud, or “LGS”) resulted in the June 19, 2017 publication of amendments acknowledging the therapeutic benefits of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), opening the door to the research and academic study of medicinal cannabis and, subject to…

Canadian Chef Has High Hopes for Cannabis-infused Fine Dining

‘Cannabis and food do go together’: Travis Petersen says the appetite is growing. The legal sale of edible cannabis is still a year off but a Canadian travelling chef is discovering a definite appetite for it at his private parties and events. Travis Petersen, the chef and owner at The Nomad Cook, a Vancouver company that hosts pop-up dinners, has started catering events serving cannabis-infused dishes. “Cannabis and food do go together. Some people may…
‘Cannabis and food do go together’: Travis Petersen says the appetite is growing. The legal sale of edible cannabis is still a year off but a Canadian travelling chef is discovering a definite appetite for it at his private parties and events. Travis Petersen, the chef and owner at The Nomad Cook, a Vancouver company that hosts pop-up dinners, has started catering events serving cannabis-infused dishes. "Cannabis and food do go together. Some people may…

Cannabis in a Can: Whitby Brewery to Infuse Pot Into Its Pints

The team at a Whitby, Ont., brewing company is in high spirits, as they’re hopeful a new joint venture will bring in big business. Brock St. Brewing Company has partnered with Province Brands to produce a new kind of beer, a brew that may get you high, which the head of the company says will hit the market once edibles become legal in Ontario. The brewery has signed a licensing agreement with Province Brands, which…
The team at a Whitby, Ont., brewing company is in high spirits, as they’re hopeful a new joint venture will bring in big business. Brock St. Brewing Company has partnered with Province Brands to produce a new kind of beer, a brew that may get you high, which the head of the company says will hit the market once edibles become legal in Ontario. The brewery has signed a licensing agreement with Province Brands, which…

Cannabis Marketing Rules Still Hazy Post-Legalization

Despite strict rules limiting the promotion of now legal recreational pot now in effect, cannabis promotions continue to pop up amid loopholes and a lack of clarity on how the legislation’s grey areas should be applied. Nearly one month on since legalization, there is disagreement in the sector on murky portions of the Cannabis Act governing marketing, with some licensed producers taking a more aggressive approach and others holding back. “The fact that you aren’t…
Despite strict rules limiting the promotion of now legal recreational pot now in effect, cannabis promotions continue to pop up amid loopholes and a lack of clarity on how the legislation’s grey areas should be applied. Nearly one month on since legalization, there is disagreement in the sector on murky portions of the Cannabis Act governing marketing, with some licensed producers taking a more aggressive approach and others holding back. “The fact that you aren’t…

How Medical Marijuana Made Me a Better Mom.

I had a medical marijuana card for nearly two years before I worked up the nerve to buy legal weed. Living in laid-back Vermont, I had access to a friend’s homegrown herb, which my husband used to make me cannabis-infused coconut butter in the family Crock-Pot. Applying the butter topically soothed my chronic pelvic pain and relieved symptoms of the debilitating bladder syndrome that had plagued me for a decade and warranted the card. Occasionally,…
I had a medical marijuana card for nearly two years before I worked up the nerve to buy legal weed. Living in laid-back Vermont, I had access to a friend’s homegrown herb, which my husband used to make me cannabis-infused coconut butter in the family Crock-Pot. Applying the butter topically soothed my chronic pelvic pain and relieved symptoms of the debilitating bladder syndrome that had plagued me for a decade and warranted the card. Occasionally,…

‘Very, Very Rich Market’: Why Top Canadian Marijuana Companies All Have Their Eyes on Europe

Four of Canada’s largest cannabis companies reported earnings this week. While many investors anxiously awaited management’s outlook for the newly-legal recreational market at home, executives clearly wanted to talk up ambitions abroad. It’s not hard to see why. Projections for fully legal cannabis in Europe, for example, dwarf comparable North American estimates. The third edition of the European Cannabis Report forecasts a market worth 115.7 billion euros (US$130.33 billion) by 2028. Meanwhile, legal cannabis in…
Four of Canada’s largest cannabis companies reported earnings this week. While many investors anxiously awaited management’s outlook for the newly-legal recreational market at home, executives clearly wanted to talk up ambitions abroad. It’s not hard to see why. Projections for fully legal cannabis in Europe, for example, dwarf comparable North American estimates. The third edition of the European Cannabis Report forecasts a market worth 115.7 billion euros (US$130.33 billion) by 2028. Meanwhile, legal cannabis in…

Grieving U.S. Mom With Ptsd Has Medical Cannabis Seized at Halifax Airport

Her medical cannabis is one of the few things keeping Petite Henry from succumbing to the grief of losing her only two children to suicide. But now she’s without it. The Los Angeles resident had her medication confiscated at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Canadian Border Services agents this past Friday. She says she was detained for two-and-a-half hours while her close friend Bobbie Cameron, who had come to the airport ready to welcome…
Her medical cannabis is one of the few things keeping Petite Henry from succumbing to the grief of losing her only two children to suicide. But now she’s without it. The Los Angeles resident had her medication confiscated at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Canadian Border Services agents this past Friday. She says she was detained for two-and-a-half hours while her close friend Bobbie Cameron, who had come to the airport ready to welcome…

6 Cannabis Cookbooks With Recipes From Basic to Gourmet

As cannabis is legalized — although it remains illegal under federal law —and goes mainstream in California and other states, the cookbook industry has churned into high gear with books on what ways to use jazz cabbage beyond the bong. What to look for? A lot depends on your level of expertise — not just in the kitchen but with cannabis itself. If you’ve been making batches of pot brownies and want to expand your…
As cannabis is legalized — although it remains illegal under federal law —and goes mainstream in California and other states, the cookbook industry has churned into high gear with books on what ways to use jazz cabbage beyond the bong. What to look for? A lot depends on your level of expertise — not just in the kitchen but with cannabis itself. If you’ve been making batches of pot brownies and want to expand your…

Sea Weed: This Cannabis-Infused Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe Makes Family Dinners More Relaxing

When it comes to side dishes that can double as main meals, is there anything better than macaroni and cheese? Not only do you have two of the best food groups — carbs and cheese — but you can customize it to fit the rest of the meal. You can easily go from a multi-cheese mac to a barbecue chicken mac and cheese to almost literally anything else (as long as you have the ingredients…
When it comes to side dishes that can double as main meals, is there anything better than macaroni and cheese? Not only do you have two of the best food groups — carbs and cheese — but you can customize it to fit the rest of the meal. You can easily go from a multi-cheese mac to a barbecue chicken mac and cheese to almost literally anything else (as long as you have the ingredients…

No Spike in Cannabis-impaired Driving One Month After Legalization, Data Shows

Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.…
Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.…