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Cannabis News Thursday, June 14

Uruguay, 1st nation to legalize pot, struggles to keep up with demand

  • Marijuana went on sale in Uruguay last year under a 2013 law that made it the first nation to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase.
  • The law lets registered users buy as much as 40 grams (1.4 ounces) of marijuana a month at participating pharmacies.
  • Olivera estimates 20 to 25 metric tons of marijuana are consumed annually between the legal and black market, and academic studies say the figure could be as high as 30 metric tons.
  • Most of Uruguay’s 19 provinces still don’t have marijuana dispensaries, even though the number of people registered to buy at the pharmacies has jumped from 4,959 when the sales began in July 2017 to 24,117 today.
  • Uruguay launched its government-regulated marijuana marketplace in an effort to fight rising homicide and crime rates linked with illicit drug trafficking.

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Uruguay, 1st nation to legalize pot, struggles to keep up with demand

One of Britain’s biggest drug dealers convicted of running £68m into UK

  • James Mulvey, who lived like a ghost to evade justice, was found guilty on a majority verdict of two counts of conspiring to bring cocaine into England, and two counts of conspiring to smuggle cannabis into the country, between 2006 and 2007.
  • James Mulvey was found guilty on a majority verdict of two counts of conspiring to bring cocaine into England, and two counts of conspiring to smuggle cannabis into the country (National Crime Agency/PA Wire) – – – – – – – – – – – – The 42-year-old, originally from…
  • PA – – – – – – – – – – 6/51 8 June 2018 – – – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.
  • Getty – – – – – – – – – – 8/51 6 June 2018 – – – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street.
  • Britain held a national minute of silence on June 3, one year on from the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more.

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One of Britain’s biggest drug dealers convicted of running £68m into UK

HRM Fire anticipates increased risks from home-grown marijuana

  • Halifax’s deputy fire chief says the department is looking ahead to the legalization of marijuana and anticipating an increased risk of fires from people growing and smoking pot at home.
  • In its review of federal marijuana legislation, the Canadian Senate suggested a number of amendments, including that the federal government grant provinces the authority to ban home cultivation of marijuana.
  • Hollett said that aftertalking to his peers in jurisdictions like Colorado, where marijuana is legal, he is aware that home cultivation has brought increased risks.
  • Hollett said as far as building codes in the HRM are concerned, the municipality has some catching up to do when it comes to addressing marijuanacultivation in homes.
  • Hollett said that the increased risk comes from several factors: – – Hollettsaid the departmentis working with theHRMcommittee that is developing the municipality’s approach to legalization, but that legalization has taken the fire service into uncharted territory.

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HRM Fire anticipates increased risks from home-grown marijuana | CBC News