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“[I’m challenging the government] really to grow at home and cut down on my personal consumption costs—and I want every Manitoban to have that right.”

^ Jesse Lavoie, a Manitoba resident, is suing the province and its attorney general over its ban on home cultivation. While federal law allows Canadians to grow up to four plants at home, Manitoba banned the practice in its Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act. Source: CBC

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“It’s an attempt to find a new natural alternative to the existing methods of combating stress, especially pharmaceutical drugs.”

^ Agnieszka Czujkowska is leading a pilot project at Poland’s Warsaw Zoo where elephants are given medical-grade CBD to help reduce the animals’ stress levels. The elephants are given high doses of CBD through their trunks. Source: The Guardian

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“Crops can burn of course, but they can be tainted by wildfire smoke that makes the weed taste smoky. They call it campfire kush as a joke.”

^ In an interview with KCRW, NPR’s Santa Monica member station, David Downs, California bureau chief for Leafly, said wildfire damage to cannabis and hemp plants goes beyond burns, as smoke and fire retardant products also can contaminate crops. He told the station to expect a supply pinch in both the legal and illicit markets. Source: KCRW