Cannabis breaks ground, but Legislature spins wheels

Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart, from left, Patrick Doherty, Iowa Relief director of New Development and Applications, Tyler Olson, Cedar Rapids City Council member and state Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D-Cedar Rapids), gather Dec. 13 around shovels at a groundbreaking for Iowa Relief LLC, a cannabidiol manufacturing plant that plans to produce medical marijuana starting in July on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Just days ago, state and local officials converged on a dead-end road in southwest Cedar Rapids where they found the masterminds behind a planned cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution operation. They had them surrounded. So, naturally, they all shook hands, exchanged pleasantries and made small talk. There were speeches and …

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Edmonton cannabis stores, shoppers prepare for green Christmas

Cannabis stores in Edmonton are feeling the holiday rush this weekend in the final stretch before Christmas. Cannabis became legal just over two months ago, and shoppers are eager to put pot-themed presents under the tree this year. “We’ve noticed a very consistent stream of customers coming through,” said Meagan Scheie, director of …

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Council frowns on cannabis growing in ALR

Council frowns on cannabis growing in ALR

Richmond council will ask the provincial government to place a moratorium on growing pot on farmland and to allow each municipality to decide whether cannabis can be grown within its jurisdiction. Richmond Coun. Harold Steves said banning cannabis cultivation in the ALR is “essential.” The topic of cannabis cultivation in …

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Cannassure: From soybean extraction to medical cannabis

An employee checks cannabis plants at a medical marijuana plantation in northern Israel March 21, 20

An employee checks cannabis plants at a medical marijuana plantation in northern Israel March 21, 2017. Picture taken March 21, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS/NIR ELIAS) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are …

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