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    • Canada postpones marijuana legalization
      Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana.

      As recently as last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July.

      But given a new Senate timetable to pass the legislation, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor conceded Thursday it won't be done in July.

      Petitpas Taylor reiterated that provincial and territorial governments need eight to 12 weeks following senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales. That puts it in August and possibly not until a month later.

      Legalization would make Canada the second country to have nationwide legalization, after Uruguay.

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    • Marijuana sales just topped annual liquor sales for the first time in Aspen, Colorado
      https://www.summitdaily.com/news/aspen-marijuana-shops-sold-11-3-million-in-2017-topping-liquor-stores-for-first-time/

      There was plenty of green to go around among Aspen's marijuana dispensaries in 2017, and more than enough to top liquor stores in revenue, as well.

      Legal-pot purveyors hauled in $11.3 million in revenue last year compared with $10.5 million for liquor stores, marking the first time marijuana sales outpaced booze for the year in Aspen. The figures were provided Wednesday by the city's Finance Department in its year-end sales tax report for 2017, which showed Aspen's retailers combined to generate $730.4 million in revenue, 2 percent better than 2016 (see chart on page A6).

      Cannabis revenue last year also marked a 16 percent improvement over 2016, which produced $9.7 million in sales. Of Aspen's 12 retail sectors, the marijuana industry also enjoyed the biggest rate of growth last year. Liquor store sales were flat between 2016 and 2017, according to the city's' report.

      "I think it's meaningful for a couple of reasons," said Matt Kind, a Boulder entrepreneur and host of the CannaInsider podcast. "One in particular is when people are visiting Aspen and adjusting to a high altitude, some don't drink for that first couple of days. And I think people are looking for something different from alcohol, which is essentially poison, and marijuana is botanical. I don't say that with judgment, but you feel some lingering effects with alcohol."

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    • True? Or False? Once an alcoholic always an alcoholic?
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      Quit three times for years at a time and didn't think about it. AA would only make me think about. Did the 2 beers per day for a while but something bad happened and I fell off the wagon. Will probably start drinking on my death bed. The advantage of rehab or a week in jail is it detoxes you so it's easier to quit.
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    • CBD just arrived in the mail!
      Ok after 5 squirts into mouth I can say that 30 minutes and I feel a bit calmer.

      Hard to tell really but the best way to find out is to stop taking it and see if I feel any more stressed then take it again.

      Then I go back online and try a different brand. This way I can truly rate them. the place I bought it say it is 80% pure and mixed in with other stuff.
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    • Any of you Calitards done the recreational marijuana yet?
      it was never as wonderful as the first time.

      needed it though to come down from all the other junk :lol:

      after quitting and retrying it later, just noticed it handicapping my mind in ways i did not enjoy, and nothing was fun about the feeling.

      none of it was worth it
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    • Trump on opioids
      https://www.politico.com/video/2017/10/26/trump-full-remarks-on-opioids-064229
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    • Posted 02/16/2018 03:55 PM
    • Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana.

      As recently as last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July.

      But given a new Senate timetable to pass the legislation, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor conceded Thursday it won't be done in July.

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    • Posted 02/14/2018 09:31 AM
    • Cannabis users and providers in Berkeley got an added layer of protection on Tuesday as the city declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana, likely the first of its kind.

      The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for legal adult-use marijuana, prohibiting city agencies and employees from turning over information on legal cannabis activities and assisting in enforcing federal marijuana laws.

      "I believe we can balance public safety and resisting the Trump administration," Mayor Jesse Arreguin said at Tuesday's council meeting. "We're keeping with the strong position Berkeley is a sanctuary for people in our community."

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    • Posted 02/10/2018 09:23 PM
    • I'll take that single, the offer you made when we met on the Bonnell Taxis train line after the trip to DC.

      Just one..you know how to complete it!

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