‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run

Authorities say a man known as the “Godfather of Grass” has been arrested in Canada after eight years on the run.

The U.S. Marshals Service says authorities sought John Robert “Johnny” Boone after they seized 2,400 marijuana plants on his Kentucky farm. The agency said he was arrested Thursday when information led authorities to a small town outside of Montreal. Continue reading “‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run”

Canada battles illegal pot shops popping up all over; ‘Prince of Pot’ arrested

Montreal police have launched raids against illegal cannabis stores opened one day earlier by the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie.

Emery and his wife were among 10 people arrested in Friday’s raids. Police said that all but one person, who refused to sign the release documents, were released on a promise to appear in court. Continue reading “Canada battles illegal pot shops popping up all over; ‘Prince of Pot’ arrested”

Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.

The Senate said in a statement summarizing the debate that the measure directs the Health Department to “design public policies to regulate the medicinal use of this plant and its derivatives.” Continue reading “Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval”

Multinational firm with roots in Canada makes moves into Colorado cannabis

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Canada’s biggest cannabis company makes $321M acquisition to boost production

Canopy Growth Corp., the largest company in Canada’s rapidly developing marijuana industry, agreed to buy competitor Mettrum Health Corp. for about C$430 million ($321 million) to expand production as the government moves toward legalization. Continue reading “Canada’s biggest cannabis company makes $321M acquisition to boost production”