LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
• What’s working — and not working — in Alasaka’s marijuana industry.
• The importance of adult play time, and how cannabis helps.
• The lack of minority ownership in the growing cannabis industry and details on the May 15 Denver Diversity Summit.
TOP MARIJUANA NEWS
Canada’s message is clear: We’re going to legalize marijuana: Canada’s health minister says legislation to legalize marijuana will be introduced next spring. Jane Philpott told the United Nations at a special session on drugs at the General Assembly in New York that Canada’s approach to legalization will ensure marijuana is kept out children’s hands, and will address the devastating consequences of drugs and drug-related crimes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned last year on a promise to legalize and regulate recreational use of marijuana. –Report by The Associated Press
You could soon be holding an ounce of marijuana in Mexico — legally: President Enrique Pena Nieto plans to ask Mexico’s Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Currently, only possession of five grams, or less than a fifth of an ounce, is exempt from prosecution. “This means that consumption would no longer be criminalized,” Pena Nieto said. Possession of larger amounts would still be punishable under drug trafficking laws. “We Mexicans know all too well the range and the defects of prohibitionist and punitive policies, and of the so-called war on drugs that has prevailed for 40 years,” Pena Nieto said. “Our country has suffered, as few have, the ill effects of organized crime tied to drug trafficking.” –Report by Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press
Test your current-events knowledge on new state medical marijuana programs, DEA changes on research and Hillary Clinton’s stance on cannabis.