Let’s Talk Sex: F*cking with Cannabis Panel

Let’s Talk Sex: F*cking with Cannabis Panel

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Let’s Talk Sex: F*cking with Cannabis Panel

SEX!!!

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about it. Sex and cannabis, that is, and how combining the two can help you improve your relationship with both yourself and your partner.

Moderated by Melissa Rolston, the co-chairwoman of Women Grow Toronto, the panel features Antuanette Gomez, the founder and CEO of Pleasure Peaks (a line of cannabis lubricants), Dr. Jordan Tishler, from InhaleMD, and Virginia Vidal, the founder of Mary’s Wellness.

The panelists begin by telling us about their first encounter combining cannabis and f*cking- and it includes triplets, multiple orgasms, and pleading the 5th!

But it’s also important not to overlook cannabis in solo efforts either. Antuanette Gomez says cannabis topicals can help women gain a greater awareness of their bodies and can really help promote positive self love and sexual healing (cue the Marvin Gaye!).

Dr. Tishler adds that cannabis can elevate the mind and even help you get past a lot of the sexual stigma and thoughts that people may have concerning masturbation.

Speaking of topicals, it’s important to remember that regardless of what (or who) it’s on top of, they do have a very localized effect, and when it comes to the biology and psychology of sex, much of it does happen above the neck (in the head). That’s why Dr. Tishler will often recommend inhalation (and by that he means vaporization- don’t smoke!) to his patients who are looking for a deeper connection.

When it comes to dosing and getting intimate, the panelists recommend inhalation because other forms, such as edibles, can take a much longer time to kick in and will often kick in at different times and at different strengths for different people. Inhalation avoids that issue, keeping you more in sync with your partner, which is key to connecting, and it can easily be worked into foreplay.

It’s also interesting that when it comes to women, dosing is not as important. A little less or a little more- it’s all good. For men though, less is more. You want to be energized and slightly buzzed, not stoned outta your gourd!

Also if you’ve ever wondered if cannabis was better than Viagra, or how cannabis can help with menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and even endometriosis, check out the video!

(Why?)

Published at Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:52:39 +0000

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LP Cannabis Shortage Inevitable

LP Cannabis Shortage Inevitable

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LP Cannabis Shortage Inevitable

The Liberals are quite adamant that the goal of legalization is to “stamp out the black market.” What they mean by “stamp out” is anybody’s guess, but it doesn’t sound too great.

The Liberals have claimed a special spot for “small growers” in the Cannabis Act. There is a provision for 4 plants per household, and the task force even recommended legalizing sharing.

Home-growing and “sharing” (wink-wink) will create all sorts of loopholes and workarounds for people already used to ignoring cannabis laws. And they’ll need these loopholes, for Liberal legalization is cultivating cannabis shortages.

It is the same problem the Soviet Union was tasked with. Given the infinite complexity in the economic options one can take, how do you know which is the right course of action?

Individuals in private enterprise have competition. They have the price system which originates from mutual trade, through the discovery of value.

Confiscation is categorically different from free trade.

Since the Liberals are running a tax-funded monopoly, they too will face the supply/demand problem that plagues every statist regime.

Many people intuitively understand this. Or see it right before their eyes even when it has yet to materialize.

Aaron Salz is an investment analyst on Bay Street. He is a consultant to some of the larger licensed producers. Salz said: “We are going to have a supply shortage. I’m highly confident of that.”

Since taking over the government, the Liberals have yet to dismantle the LP-scheme. The safety and security codes (borrowed from a nuclear power plant design template) still apply. However, tweaks have been made so the current LPs can expand easier.

Still, cannabis consultant and investor Paul Rosen says, “I think we will be critically short.”

There are more Canadians that want to buy cannabis than the LPs can produce currently or even by July 2018.

Of course, this has never been an issue in the “black market,” where, for the last couple decades, consumers have more-or-less ruled. Cannabis entrepreneurs have crowded out most of the gangs. The rules are unwritten, they have developed organically over time.

Now, all that needs to be done is the legalization of this existing market.

The uproar over the LPs and Harper’s original overhaul of the medical regime was the fact that he ignored this BC Bud market.

He tried to physically remove $5 billion from the BC economy and replace it with Ottawa-connected pot producers. Kind of like what Pierre Elliot Trudeau did with Alberta oil.

Now, it’s Justin’s turn.

He may have lifted the boot slightly, but the heel is still pressing hard. Perhaps he’s cool and is just moderating his message for the base, bro, calm down, brah, be patient… Perhaps the government will eventually respect the “small growers” by decentralizing control, even if it means successive battles after the initial Act is given Royal Assent.

Either way, markets always prevail.

(Why?)

Published at Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:51:03 +0000

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Toronto Board of Health says “Decriminalize now”

Toronto Board of Health says “Decriminalize now”

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Toronto Board of Health says “Decriminalize now”

On June 12, 2017, Toronto’s Board of Health voted unanimously to “immediately decriminalize the possession of non-medical cannabis for personal use” on the recommendation of Dr. Eileen de Villa, the Medical Officer of Health for Toronto.

The board also endorsed her proposals that the minimum age to buy cannabis in Ontario be set at 19 which puts it on the same page as alcohol, and also supported her call for equity training for cannabis law enforcement to ensure fair treatment of groups already disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system.

Finally, common sense prevails! Is this a sign of things to come? Only time will tell because whether or not the federal government will heed their call is still up in the air since PM Trudeau has not only asked police to continue enforcing the current laws up until legalization, he has said the Liberals will not decriminalize in the lead up to it.

I think the question to ask here is “Why ruin more lives, especially when it will be legal in a year?”.

This question was one of the main reasons for Dr. de Villa’s recommendations to the board as she wrote “a significant number of young Canadians will continue to obtain criminal charges before cannabis is legalized” in a late May report.

Is the government’s refusal to decriminalize cannabis just one last hurrah for Prohibition as Bill Blair throws a bone to his buddies in law enforcement? 

Also, it’s worth noting that in the name of protecting health and minimizing the harms of use, not everything the Toronto Board of Health supports is going to make cannabis businesses or enthusiasts happy- the board also wants strict controls on marketing and advertising (such as plain packaging) and the regulation of edibles (including setting maximum amounts of THC and banning products that may be too appealing to children).


The award-winning Cannabis Business Summit and Expo starts today!

The award-winning Cannabis Business Summit and Expo starts today!

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The award-winning Cannabis Business Summit and Expo starts today!

Did you know that the 4th annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo begins today?  This award-winning event, known as one of the most influential cannabis trade shows in the U.S., runs from June 12-14 at the Oakland Marriott City Center- less than 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco!

With over 80,000 square feet of sold-out expo floor, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo is three days of advocacy, education, and community with excellent opportunities for networking and marketing- you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with over 4,500 attendees and hundreds of speakers and thought leaders.

The keynote speaker is Vicente Fox, the 55th president of Mexico, who will be discussing the failure of the War on Drugs and the benefits of cannabis legalization.

Also, with 5 educational tracks that were inspired by the event’s themes of Advocacy, Education, and Community, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn from some of the industry’s best and brightest on:

  • Policy and Reform
  • Cultivation and Processing
  • The Fine Print- including IP issues, financing, and taxes
  • Running Your Cannabusiness
  • Emerging Topics in the Industry

Hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association, this can’t-miss cannabis event will not only help you build connections in the community, but show you how to take your cannabusiness to the next level!  


Cannabis Wheaton terminates $80M deal, bounces back day later

Cannabis Wheaton terminates $80M deal, bounces back day later

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Cannabis Wheaton terminates $80M deal, bounces back day later

When Cannabis Wheaton made headlines as one of the first companies to apply the streaming business model to the cannabis industry back in May, the pastures looked green. And yet, only a month later, Cannabis Wheaton seemed to have stumbled with a June 5th press release that announced the termination of an $80 million financing deal with a pair of investment banks amid swirling rumours and accusations of conflicts of interest.

The conflict of interest rumours originated from the fact that employees of the two investment banks, Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity, owned approximately 8% of Cannabis Wheaton’s outstanding shares. That these shares were bought for pennies before the announcement of the deal was not good optics for any of the parties involved, even if all of this information was disclosed in a May 23rd press release from Cannabis Wheaton.

Cannabis Wheaton, which provides cannabis growers seed money in exchange for a piece of their future harvest, has vigorously defended itself, claiming that it has “been the subject of multiple inflammatory false or misleading reports, published primarily online by persons seeking to discredit the Company”.

Although that $80 million financing deal fell through, Cannabis Wheaton bounced back the next day, announcing on June 6th that they had just entered a new $50 million financing agreement with Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

In a Bloomberg interview, Cannabis Wheaton CEO Chuck Rifici said the new deal with Mackie Research is essentially a relaunch as the original, now terminated, financing deal with Eight Capital and Canaccord was made for $50 million and later upsized to $80 million.


Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower over stinky smells

Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower over stinky smells

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Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower over stinky smells

The Columbian / Associated Press

DENVER — A pot farm’s neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a lawsuit between a Colorado horse farm and a neighboring marijuana-growing warehouse.

The horse farm’s owners, the Reillys, sued in 2015, claiming the pot-growing warehouse would diminish their land’s value by emitting “noxious odors” and attracting unsavory visitors. A federal district court dismissed the claim, and the pot warehouse opened in 2016.

The horse farm owners appealed, and a three-judge appeals panel agreed Wednesday that their claims should be heard. But the judges said the Reillys can’t sue Colorado to force the state to enforce federal drug law and not allow the pot warehouse in the first place.

The southern Colorado horse-vs-pot case is interesting because the horse farm owners are trying to use a 1970 federal law crafted to fight organized crime. The Reillys say that federal racketeering laws entitle them to collect damages from the pot farm, even though the pot farm is legal under state law.

“The landowners have plausibly alleged at least one (racketeering) claim,” the judges wrote.

Pot opponents say the racketeering strategy gives them a possible tool to break an industry they oppose. It could give private citizens who oppose pot legalization a way to sue the industry out of business, even as federal officials have so far declined to shut down most pot businesses operating in violation of federal drug law.

“This is a tremendous victory for opponents of the marijuana industry,” said Brian Barnes, a Washington-based lawyer who represents the Reillys on behalf of the anti-crime nonprofit group Safe Streets Alliance.

Owners of the pot warehouse, owned by a company called Alternative Holistic Healing, did not immediately return a call for comment Wednesday. An attorney representing them in the case could not be reached, either.

The case now goes to back to a federal district court that had earlier dismissed it.

The appeals panel handed pot opponents a defeat on another case Wednesday, however. The judges ruled that a lower court was right to dismiss a claim from a group of sheriffs in Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma, who had asked the federal court to block Colorado’s pot law.

(Why?)

Published at Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:15:05 +0000

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