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June 25, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
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Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/vancouver-regulate-illegal-marijuana-stores-canada

<< Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country's federal government. After four days of public hearings, the city council approved regulations that will set zoning controls and hefty licence fees for Vancouver's many pot shops: the city of 600,000 is thought to have more marijuana stores than its 109 Starbucks locations. >>

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June 25, 2015, 10:52:34 AM
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Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/vancouver-regulate-illegal-marijuana-stores-canada

<< Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country's federal government. After four days of public hearings, the city council approved regulations that will set zoning controls and hefty licence fees for Vancouver's many pot shops: the city of 600,000 is thought to have more marijuana stores than its 109 Starbucks locations. >>
"Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. It impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. Smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing compounds and has been implicated in a high percentage of automobile crashes and workplace accidents."

-- John Walters
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
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June 26, 2015, 06:21:30 AM
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I'm not surprised. Vancouver has been marijuana friendly for a long time, it's more of a surprise that it took this long for legislation like this to come about, but of course politics are an interesting thing. I wonder if this will cause any new growth or just legitimize what's been going on for a long time?

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June 26, 2015, 06:52:52 AM
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"Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. It impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. Smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing compounds and has been implicated in a high percentage of automobile crashes and workplace accidents."

-- John Walters
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Syndicated editorial

I'd like to see the educational qualifications of this John Walters fellow. And as far as I know, weed is much less harmful, when compared to the other legalized items such as tobacco and alcohol. And regarding carcinogens, I believe that the processed food which is being given out in KFC and McDonald's contain much more cancer causing agents than weed.

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June 26, 2015, 12:43:47 PM
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"Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. It impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. Smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing compounds and has been implicated in a high percentage of automobile crashes and workplace accidents."

-- John Walters
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Syndicated editorial

Actually I don't support something related to using marijuana, but I found an interesting article about some scientists in Haifa have researched about cannabis that could slow tumor growth. Full article: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/the-medical-minute-israeli-study-finds-anti-cancer-potential-in-c

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June 26, 2015, 05:02:38 PM
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"Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. It impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. Smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing compounds and has been implicated in a high percentage of automobile crashes and workplace accidents."

-- John Walters
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Syndicated editorial

Actually I don't support something related to using marijuana, but I found an interesting article about some scientists in Haifa have researched about cannabis that could slow tumor growth. Full article: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/the-medical-minute-israeli-study-finds-anti-cancer-potential-in-c

Why dont you support marijuana? Alcohol is much worse and dangerous than weed.
Marijuana is known with its medical effects and its from the nature!


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June 26, 2015, 05:58:58 PM
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Why dont you support marijuana? Alcohol is much worse and dangerous than weed.
Marijuana is known with its medical effects and its from the nature!

I'm not a fan of something like marijuana, although it has medical effect like in article I've posted before. I don't know why, but I won't try it and I heard marijuana is illegal thing in some country  Cheesy

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Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/vancouver-regulate-illegal-marijuana-stores-canada

<< Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country's federal government. After four days of public hearings, the city council approved regulations that will set zoning controls and hefty licence fees for Vancouver's many pot shops: the city of 600,000 is thought to have more marijuana stores than its 109 Starbucks locations. >>


This is interesting. I wonder if Vancouver's proximity to Washington state, which already had legal pot, had anything to do with their decision to legalize and regulate it rather than try to fight the illegal stores operating there. With legal pot so close just over the border, it's probably easier and better for the local economy (and government) to legalize it rather than continue cracking down and watching dollars flow over the border to buy legal weed in Washington.


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June 27, 2015, 04:14:46 AM
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This is interesting. I wonder if Vancouver's proximity to Washington state, which already had legal pot, had anything to do with their decision to legalize and regulate it rather than try to fight the illegal stores operating there. With legal pot so close just over the border, it's probably easier and better for the local economy (and government) to legalize it rather than continue cracking down and watching dollars flow over the border to buy legal weed in Washington.

Weed legalization in Washington and Colorado must have played a part in this decision. Also, Vancouver is the most liberal of the major Canadian cities, and it is the Bitcoin capital of North America. I just hope that the weed sellers in Vancouver might become interested in accepting BTC as a mode of payment, as so many Bitcoin ventures are coming up in the city and the surroundings.

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June 27, 2015, 03:17:54 PM
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This is interesting. I wonder if Vancouver's proximity to Washington state, which already had legal pot, had anything to do with their decision to legalize and regulate it rather than try to fight the illegal stores operating there. With legal pot so close just over the border, it's probably easier and better for the local economy (and government) to legalize it rather than continue cracking down and watching dollars flow over the border to buy legal weed in Washington.

Weed legalization in Washington and Colorado must have played a part in this decision. Also, Vancouver is the most liberal of the major Canadian cities, and it is the Bitcoin capital of North America. I just hope that the weed sellers in Vancouver might become interested in accepting BTC as a mode of payment, as so many Bitcoin ventures are coming up in the city and the surroundings.

What makes Vancouver the 'bitcoin capital of North America?' Number of businesses that accept?


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June 27, 2015, 03:25:20 PM
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What makes Vancouver the 'bitcoin capital of North America?' Number of businesses that accept?

I don't know much about the current situation, but in 2013 and 2014, Vancouver was the world-wide leader in Bitcoin adoption. The first Bitcoin ATM in the world was opened in Vancouver, and as far as I know, Vancouver is still the city with the maximum number of Bitcoin ATMs in the world. There are dozens of businesses which accepts BTC in Vancouver including coffee shops and restaurants (Sweet Tooth Café, India Gate, Lost + Found Café, The Wilder Snail.etc), Hardware (Free Geek Vancouver), Marijuana seeds (MJ Seeds Canada), Real Estate (Quantum Properties), Bullion coins and bars (Quadriga CX), tattoo artists (The Fall).etc.

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