Cannabis Legalization in Ireland?

Ireland is the latest European country to take a step closer to cannabis legalization. Introduced by a People Before Profit Party member, the bill would legalize cannabis possession for adults over 18. However, the bill doesn’t include cannabis sales or cultivation. It is more decriminalization than the commercialization of the industry. The bill says possessing up to seven grams “shall be lawful,” despite no commercial market. A top government official is skeptical that the bill will become law. Right now, […]

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3 Signs of Cannabis Stigma in Canada

It isn’t challenging to find three signs of cannabis stigma in Canada. Canada never legalized cannabis because the war on drugs is immoral or because people have the right to consume a nontoxic plant. Canadian cannabis legalization was and is still about “public health and safety.” But it’s clear from these three signs that cannabis legalization was more about lining the pockets of a few select players and a public sector that lives off the taxpayer. 3rd Cannabis Stigma: Excise […]

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How Popular are Cannabis Beverages in 2022

So, how popular are cannabis beverages? With just over a month left in 2022, it’s time to take a step back and analyze sales and consumer data for this product category. Using real-time data reporting from Headset, we can see how cannabis beverage sales have increased by 40% in the US and Canada. But more importantly, we can answer questions like: which beverages are the most popular? What are the consumer demographics like? And which markets are cannabis beverages the […]

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Investors Lose Billions with Canadian Cannabis 

Investors have lost billions investing in Canadian cannabis. That’s the latest data collected by the law firm Miller Thomson. Of the total 183 publicly traded licensed cannabis producers, they collectively lost $131 billion. Or, as one Redditor put it, High quality marijuana cost $7.69 per gram. It’s estimated that the average joint has 0.32 grams of marijuana in them. So one joint should be around $2.46. Therefore, $131 billion could purchase 53,252,032,520 joints. Canada’s population is 38.25 million. So each […]

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Cannabis Act Review: No More Medical Program?

Take the Survey and Tell Health Canada to Keep their Hands Off Our Medicine Does the Cannabis Act review mean no more medical cannabis in Canada? Many of Canada’s cannabis consumers, producers, and retailers welcome the Cannabis Act review. And why not? It’s a year late, and there are plenty of problems with the current legalization scheme we hope the review will fix. But will ending medical cannabis in Canada be one of its consequences? Health Canada is asking for […]

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Cannabis Worse Than Tobacco – Study 

Is cannabis worse than tobacco? According to a new Canadian study, the answer is yes! Remember when former prime minister Stephen Harper called cannabis “infinitely worse than tobacco?” Canadians rightfully laughed at him. Some of us also laughed at him for saying the Liberals would introduce a Netflix tax. The Liberals ended up doing much worse – regulating the Internet. So, how accurate was his cannabis “infinitely worse than tobacco” statement? Details of the Study Is cannabis worse than tobacco? […]

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Local Decriminalization Efforts

Local decriminalization efforts in last week’s midterm elections shouldn’t go unnoticed. While the US midterms saw Maryland and Missouri legalize cannabis, these smaller ballot measures are just as important. In fact, one can make the case that local efforts are superior to state-wide top-down enforcement. Just as liberals don’t want to live in states without gun control, many conservatives don’t want legal pot stores in their towns. The solution is decentralization. You do you. Live and let live. So long […]

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Legal Cannabis Banking in the US

Legal cannabis banking in the United States is still an open question, even after the midterms. Cannabis legalization became a reality in two more states last week, with Maryland and Missouri joining the ranks as the newly legal states. Nearly half of Americans now live in a legal cannabis jurisdiction. This a significant step from fifteen years ago, when no state had legal cannabis. (And only a handful permitted medical exemptions.) But what about the push for federal legalization? And […]

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Cannabis and the Second Amendment

What about cannabis and the Second Amendment? With more places in the US legalizing recreational cannabis, the question of Second Amendment rights is as relevant as ever. We’ve covered that Joe Biden’s “mass pardon” of low-level cannabis offenders was more style than substance. Actions speak louder than words, and Biden’s administration is defending the federal ban on gun possession by cannabis consumers. Gun possession is limited to “law-abiding citizens,” according to Biden. Which, even in the legal states, does not […]

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Health Canada Wants to End Medical Cannabis 

Let Health Canada know what you think by taking the survey here. Health Canada wants to end medical cannabis in Canada. They’ve opened up a survey for Canadians to input their opinions. But as is usually the case with these things, the decisions have already been made. “They’ve always been disingenuous when they put these sorts of surveys out,” says Ted Smith, long-time cannabis activist and contributor to Cannabis Digest. “They’ve really got their minds made up in the position they’re […]

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