Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

News Release From Health Canada Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON                                                                  Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the …

Toronto dispensaries once owned by the Prince of Pot will all shut down this weekend

  After police raids, former owner Jodie Emery says government is clearing way for legal producers CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:20 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2017 10:20 AM ET The last of the former Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, once synonymous with Marc and Jodie Emery, will close this weekend after …

Legendary pot grower Johnny Boone, leader of Kentucky’s ‘Cornbread Mafia,’ back in U.S.

John “Johnny” Boone, the leader of Kentucky’s “Cornbread Mafia,” once the nation's largest domestic marijuana producing organization, is back in the United States after eight years on the lam. Boone, who was once featured on “America’s Most Wanted,” was apprehended in Canada in December 2016 and was ordered detained Wednesday after appearing in U.S. District …

Moving Beyond Cannabis Culture: An Interview with Jodie Emery

By Jon Hiltz on March 23rd, 2017 at 8:20 am   It’s impossible to look at the history of marijuana activism in Canada and not think of Marc and Jodie Emery. Their decades-long fight with the powers that be have culminated into a good part of the reason we are heading toward adult-use cannabis across …

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE!

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE! #FREEJOHNNYBOONE   Anthony Hilbert Bloomfield, KY   Johnny Robert Boone a.k.a "The Godfather of Grass" was arrested just outside of Montreal Canada December 22, 2016 and is in the processes of being extradited back to the United States. Johnny is a man that found a way to support his community …

Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto amid marijuana dispensary raids across Canada

  By Adam Miller Online Journalist  Global News Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince and Princess of Pot,” have been arrested in Toronto ahead of coordinated raids at their Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across the country. The couple’s Vancouver-based lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said the marijuana activists were arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Wednesday …

Prince and princess of pot are expanding their dispensary empire, whether it’s legal or not

  Sunny Freeman | February 3, 2017 Jodie Emery struts through the hazy hallway of Cannabis Culture’s flagship Toronto store, through a 15-person deep checkout line, and then past the extracts, pre-rolled joints and display jars of bud into the lounge area where a group of pot enthusiasts is sparking up. It is just after …

Feds: Fugitive ex-leader of "Cornbread Mafia" pot ring nabbed in Canada

  By Crimesider Staff CBS/AP December 22, 2016, 7:49 PM MONTREAL -- The reputed former leader of the notorious Kentucky-based “Cornbread Mafia” marijuana ring has been captured in Canada after eight years on the run, according to the U.S. Marshals. John “Johnny” Boone was taken into custody by Canadian law enforcement officials Thursday after the …

Ex-Pharma Executive Behind OxyContin Is Now In Canada’s Medical Marijuana Industry

November 26, 2016, 7:19 am Johnny Green Marijuana Business and Industry The biggest fear that marijuana consumers have is being busted with marijuana. A marijuana arrest can ruin someone’s life in more ways than one. Probably the second biggest fear for marijuana consumers is the potential takeover of the marijuana industry by big pharmaceutical companies. …

Canada to be first G7 country to legalize weed – Gov-General

  Next year Canada could become the first country in the G7 group of the world’s leading economies to legalize marijuana as the government announces its plans in a speech to parliament. The freshly-elected Liberal government has reaffirmed their pledge to legalize marijuana as Governor-General David Johnson addressed the parliament with a speech that outlined …

US built ‘equivalent of 10 Keystones’ since 2010 – report

Critical reaction to President Barack Obama’s blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline from the oil industry amounted to a shrug, perhaps because the US has constructed enough pipeline in the last five years to equal 10 Keystone projects, a new report stated. Keystone XL’s “deliberation process has gone on so long that the market has …

It kept on track an ambitious agenda to complete a sweeping trade Pacific trade agreement joining 12 countries — from Canada and Chile to Australia and Japan — into a web of rules governing trans-Pacific commerce.

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, called trade promotion authority “the most important bill we’ll do this year.” Credit Cliff Owen/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation granting President Obama enhanced power to negotiate major trade agreements with Asia and Europe, …

The Cult of Marc Emery

  Marc Emery is commonly known as the 'Prince of Pot,' which is a title he got from years of pot activism and, of course, pot smoking. Beyond his protesting, which got him arrested more than a few times, Marc Emery was a successful weed-seed seller, which became a lucrative business quite quickly. His cash …

Marc Emery Returns…

Marijuana Activist Marc Emery Is A Man On A Mission Posted by Johnny Green at 7:29 AM on August 27, 2014 Ending Marijuana Prohibition By Phillip Smith   Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned to Canada after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over …