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Gwyneth Paltrow backs weed drink made by guy she used to babysit


So you’ve got a pot startup and Gwyneth Paltrow used to be your babysitter. Super cute! Now show her the money.

Last month, Cann — a sparkling, cannabis-laced beverage that gets you high — raised $27 million from investors as marijuana legalization rolls out in states across the US. That was after it nabbed the “Royal Tenenbaums” actress as an investor in an earlier seed round.

Nevertheless, winning over Paltrow wasn’t quick or easy, according to Cann co-founder Luke Anderson. In February 2020, he says he scored a meeting with the Hollywood star-turned-wellness impresaria to pitch the THC- and CBD-laced beverage, which had debuted months earlier in 2019.


Property billionaire hopes to set up huge cannabis farm on a tiny island in the Irish Sea


A vast marijuana farm could soon be built on a small island between the U.K. and Ireland.

Peel Group, a real estate firm led by 79-year-old billionaire John Whittaker, the company’s chairman and largest shareholder, wants to build a £100 million ($136 million) cannabis-growing facility on the Isle of Man, where it is headquartered.


How to use cannabis properly


Cannabis is big business in the USA now that many states have legalized it for recreational use. Others have decriminalized the use of weed while in some states it is still against the law to possess or grow cannabis. The first thing to do is check that weed is legal in your location.

Why do people use cannabis, and is there a ‘proper’ way? For some people, cannabis is a lifeline to a more comfortable life. Medical cannabis can be prescribed for many ailments – especially those where chronic pain is a problem – as the plant has proven properties in pain reduction and other medical uses.


About one in six Canadians are exposed to cannabis smoke in their homes: study

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Smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing “should protect residents from involuntary exposure to all types of second-hand smoke.”

A new study estimates about 17 per cent of Canadians living in detached single-family homes and multi-unit housing (MUH) in 2019 were exposed to second-hand cannabis smoke (SHCS).

That proved better and worse, respectively, than U.S. residents living in legal and illegal cannabis states, investigators note in the pre-proof study published online this week in the peer-reviewed journal, Preventive Medicine.


Study finds 40% of motorists have driven under influence of alcohol or cannabis

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Impaired driving is the most prominent factor for serious road crashes in Canada

Over 40% of drivers have consumed alcohol and smoked cannabis and gotten behind the wheel, a new U.S. study found.

The latest MADD Canada statistics from 2019 show there were 86,864 alcohol and drug-related charges laid against drivers.

Statistics Canada says the police-reported impaired driving rate increased by 19% in 2019 from 2018.

“Alcohol and cannabis are two of the most common substances involved in impaired driving and motor vehicle crashes (in the United States),” said Priscila Dib, a postdoctoral research fellow in the epidemiology department at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.


‘Lady Buds’ cannabis documentary inspires two new projects

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Lady Buds is a 2021 film that looks deep into the lives of six diverse women in the cannabis industry, and the victories and challenges they have endured as entrepreneurs and members of the community. On February 23, it was announced on Deadline that Lady Buds’ success has inspired two more film projects.

The first project is being produced by Hellcat as a cannabis-related comedy feature, which has been compared to the 2011 film Bridesmaids. 

Hellcat was founded in 2020 by Pippa Lambert, whose resume also includes roles at Endeavor Content, WME, ICM Partners, and more.


CMHA Waterloo Wellington calls for more education on dangers of THC

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Gary Stephens didn't realize he was experiencing psychosis until he was hospitalized.

"It wasn't like Garry on drugs," he recalled.

"It was a different Gary."

“I had delusions,” he said, adding that he typically doesn’t like to use that word, “I was king and I had all this money and one day and I went out to look for it. I even went to an ATM and I am trying to get money out but there was no money,”

The former patient turned Canadian Mental Health Association peer support worker believes his long-term THC use triggered his symptoms of paranoia and altered realities.

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) says the number of people like Stephens seeking help is on the rise.


The Valens Company Begins Manufacturing Cannabis-Infused Beverages at Greater Toronto Area Facility & Signs Manufacturing Partnership

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The first shipment of beverages has shipped to Ontario and purchase orders for British Columbia, Alberta Manitoba, and Yukon are expected to be fulfilled in the coming days.

KELOWNA, BC, Feb. 10, 2022 /CNW/ - The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (Nasdaq: VLNS) (the "Company" "The Valens Company" or "Valens"), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, today announced the successful commissioning and completion of first shipments from Pommies (otherwise known as Southern Cliff Brands) located in the Greater Toronto Area (the "GTA Facility"). The 30,000 square feet GTA Facility received a micro-processing license from Health Canada to begin production and manufacturing of cannabis-infused beverages in November 2021.


5 cannabis hacks to make the most of your experience

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Want to make the most of your weed? Here’s how compact discs, honey, pennies, and other common objects can help.

By the time you’ve become a seasoned marijuana consumer, you’ll likely learn all of the little tricks you need to help make the most of your weed. From extending the life of your stash, grinding your own flower when you’re in a pinch, and enhancing your experience in general, here are some hacks that will improve your smoking significantly.


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