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Kanabo Knocks It Out of The Park With London IPO

Vape aficionados in the United States and Canada may not yet have heard of Kanabo, but after their impressive debut last week in London, that is likely to change.  The Israeli firm has worked hard in the last several years to position itself against its main competitor, German firm Storz and Bickel, known not only for the eponymous “Volcano” but also for their medically certified vaporizer offerings.  Now, thanks to the explosive performance in London (Kanabo’s stock price increased exponentially in the second week of February and is still hovering over 28 dollars a share) the two firms are set […]

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The London Stock Exchange Opens For Business With The Cannabis Industry

The newly Brexited City of London is broadening its reach to allow cannabis firms to list on the LSE. This development is absolutely because of the European divorce, but also a sign of the potential, if not appetite, for further sector development domestically.  Cannabis reform has marched slowly forward in the UK since 2017. The LSE opening, however, could easily be the rocket fuel it needs. Indeed, early results have been nothing short of stratospheric. Israeli medical vape maker Kanabo is the first firm to hold its IPO on the exchange (seeing a doubling in the value of its share […]

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How a cannabis farm cured my fear of nature | Zoe Williams

A factory with more than 800 plants has been discovered in a building beside the Bank of England – and the news had an unexpected effect on me There’s always a detail in apocalypse fiction that looms horrifically in your subconscious from your first encounter with the genre, when you were a bit too young for it. Mine is plants bursting through concrete, that stark reminder that mankind is evanescent and nature is stronger. As a child, it was the most terrible thing I could imagine: grass growing through pavement, creepers tendrilling out of defunct offices. I think I got […]

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Fire in abandoned pub leads to the discovery of 2,000 cannabis plants – The London Free Press

Article content When police were alerted to a fire in the basement of the Pioneer Hotel in Cwmfelinfach, a small village in southeast Wales, they discovered more than a few sputtering flames. They also uncovered 2,000 cannabis plants and hydroponic growing equipment in the abandoned pub, reports the Caerphilly Observer. Gwent Police report that nobody was injured in the small fire, which remains under investigation. “In excess of 2,000 plants of varying maturity were located at the premises, as well as hydroponics equipment,” notes a statement from police. More On This Topic Inspector Andrew Boucher is asking anyone who might […]

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Seth Rogen: Until cannabis is as accepted as beer, the black market will continue to thrive – The London Free Press

Article content continued For Rogen, highlighting how cannabis has helped fuel his creative process is necessary work in the continued battle against cannabis stigma. Rogen is also keenly aware of the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws and has used his platform to advocate for expungement for those who have been convicted of cannabis crimes. “Canadians deserve freedom, not forgiveness,” Rogen captioned an Instagram post last year while promoting the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, a non-profit working towards cannabis justice and equity in Canada. Rogen has lent his voice to similar campaigns in the U.S., including narrating a video for National Expungement […]

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NBA legend Shawn Kemp is opening a cannabis dispensary in Seattle – The London Free Press

Article content The National Basketball Association (NBA) got an early warning about Shawn Kemp. While Kemp was enrolled at a small community college in Texas, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks hosted a dunk contest for fans. The top prize was the opportunity to practise with the team three times. Kemp, who was two years removed from high school at that point, not only won the contest with ease, but bullied the NBA players so badly in the ensuing practice that the Mavs didn’t let him return. “They let me practise the Friday, and they were like, ‘Yeah, you can’t come back […]

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How this small Manitoba town swayed public opinion about cannabis – The London Free Press

Article content continued The panel took questions from the community and the discussion covered everything from the history of cannabis to industry regulations and dispelling stoner stereotypes. “The image of the cannabis user being the stoner sitting on a couch eating Doritos every night is a very outdated stereotype that is just not at all true of most cannabis users,” Grobety told viewers. Batchelor shared the experiences of neighbouring communities that had allowed for cannabis retail and found there were no negative impacts. The months that passed since the petition first surfaced also gave the community time to sit with […]

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Ontario police see a spike in cannabis plants being stolen out of people's backyards – The London Free Press

Article content As Canadians start harvesting their homegrown cannabis, police are seeing a spike in reports of sticky-fingered bandits. That was the case recently for London’s Mike Nutt, whose backyard camera captured a thief hopping the fence, hacking down his plants, and then absconding, all in less than a minute. “He’s lucky I didn’t catch him,” Nutt told CTV London. More On This Topic According to Tanya Calvert, a corporate communications officer with the St. Thomas Police Service, last fall marked the services’ first report for cannabis theft. “We saw a trend begin and again this year we’ve seen another […]

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Two arrests over 'cannabis sweets' that saw 17 pupils taken to hospital in London – The Guardian

Two people have been arrested over an incident where 17 children at a north London school were taken to hospital after eating sweets thought to contain an active substance in cannabis. Police were called by the London ambulance service at about 11.45am on Monday to La Sainte Union Catholic school in Highgate. As a precaution 17 pupils from the girls’ secondary were taken to hospital. On Wednesday a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and child neglect (exposure to harm). He was taken to a north London police station and released on bail. On Thursday, a […]

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