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7
May
2019

Canada’s roadside drug tests can’t tell the difference between tea and cocaine

The reliability of Canada’s only federally approved device for roadside cannabis impairment testing has been thrown into question after a Vancouver lawyer determined the device is easily duped, writes Calvin Hughes. While preparing to roll out cannabis legalization in October of 2018, the Canadian government introduced a new roadside cannabis impairment testing device called the

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7
May
2019

Medical marijuana growers see budding opportunity in legalizing recreational pot

A medical marijuana cultivation center in Elk Grove Village is financially banking on the state legalizing recreational marijuana — expanding its grow operation and building a lab to process marijuana products in anticipation of what will undoubtedly become a booming industry should it pass. Illinois Grown Medicine in the northwestern suburb is confident it will

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2
May
2019

Chinese blockchain firm swaps Bitcoin for cannabis in search of new highs

Following the effects of the crypto-winter, one Chinese firm has been forced to diversify its business model away from blockchain. It’s chosen industrial hemp as the next addition to its portfolio. Grandshores Technology has historically invested in blockchain-based infrastructure and hardware but is shaping up to buy a 40-percent stake in Chinese industrial hemp producer

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2
May
2019

Shoppers Drug Mart adds HelloMD’s on-demand advice to online cannabis sales

In its biggest Canadian deal to date, HelloMD is now providing health practitioner advice through the Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis website to streamline access for patients. “We worked tremendously hard to be awarded this business, and being selected by Shoppers is that crowning jewel that we’ve been building towards,” says Larry Lisser, senior vice-president

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2
May
2019

Man Donates $9 Million to MIT and Harvard for Cannabis Research

A Manhattan-based investor has dropped $9 million to fund marijuana research at his alma maters—Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the Harvard Gazette, Charles R. Broderick has donated $4.5 million to each institution to study marijuana’s effects on health and behavior. The donation is reportedly the largest private gift to benefit

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