Tag: edibles

Sigur Rós and Lord Jones Team Up for Edible Release

Icelandic band Sigur Rós joined forces with California edible company Lord Jones to release a limited edition SIGURberry Gumdrop just in time for 4/20. According to the website, the collaboration was “designed to provide a calming sense of well being inspired by the music of Sigur Rós.” The band is known for its mellifluous, downtempo tunes. […]

 

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Edmonton Father Gets 15 Months in Jail for Cannabis Edibles

Although Canada is well on its way to creating a legal adult-use cannabis market across the country, Prime Minister Trudeau’s refusal to decriminalize has seen many objections. The opposition comes from members of his own party, other parties and even former Prime Ministers.

Now, in what is the starkest example of this policy gone wrong, a 49-year-old father of three from Edmonton has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling edibles.

Mitchell Scott Ennis was initially given a 25-month sentence before Justice Ken Nielsen said that amount of jail time would be “unduly harsh.”

Police seized approximately $300,000 worth of product from Ennis’ home and business, The Studio Music Foundation. The products included flower, shatter, hash, marijuana oil, and various edibles. Ennis pleaded guilty to the charges and although his lawyer suggested that Ennis pay a $5,000 fine and serve his sentence within the community, the Canadian justice system thought it would be better to hand down a prison term. This was despite a courtroom full of supporters and 55 letters of reference that were given to the judge.

The pre-sentencing report showed that Ennis felt he was helping people with access to needed cannabis edibles for the treatment of various ailments. Cannabis edibles in Canada are currently a controversial topic and are not permitted in the licensed community.

Outside the courtroom, eldest son Tyler Ennis commented on the harsh ruling by saying “It just seems like a waste of time. As the judge said, he’s not going to look at where society is going, which really floors me.”

Ennis was also found with other contraband including magic mushrooms, LSD, and a Taser. “It’s worth noting there was an additional weapons charge (Taser) and in the news footage there was gold stamped hash and also edibles infused with mushrooms. Prosecutors do not look kindly to distributing other drugs along with cannabis,” said Lisa Campbell who is the Co-Founder of The Green Market, a popular underground cannabis edibles event.

This prison sentence comes a few months before legal adult-use marijuana legislation is set to become a reality across the country.

Photo courtesy of Roxana Gonzalez.

 

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Colorado: Initiative 300 Fires Up Social Marijuana Consumption Vote

Initially clouded by America’s political upheaval and massive voter turnout on November 8, 2016, Denver’s Initiative 300 has seemingly received a majority of the voters support for social marijuana consumption, according to the Denver Post.

“As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, 52.7 percent of voters have supported passage of Initiative 300, giving it a lead of 14,443 votes, or 5.3 percentage points. That compares with a narrower 1.3 percentage-point lead the measure had a few hours after polls closed Tuesday.”

Potentially cultivating another important moment in America’s oozing petri dish of democracy, Denver’s newest pro-pot initiative is set to germinate an experimental 4-year program in the Mile High City. Legalizing the indoor consumption of your favorite cannabinoid laced oils, drinks, or noshing of edibles, Denver’s many restaurants, cafés, and bars may soon enjoy some chronic new liberties – like public marijuana consumption.

On a strictly B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bud) basis, and in specifically designated areas, patrons in properly licensed establishments would be allowed to consume their favorite cannabis products to their heart’s content. Regrettably, any applicant applying for a social marijuana use permit would have some serious obstacles to overcome.

“Applicants for annual or temporary permits would need backing from a single neighborhood group, such as a city-registered neighborhood organization or Business Improvement District. Those groups could set operating conditions in exchange for their support.”

Down from 90,000 uncounted votes as of last Thursday, approximately 47,000 ballots remain to be tallied as of Monday morning. Anxiously awaiting the final results to be announced, last Friday’s holiday put any ballot counting on temporary hold.

Voting for equity over fear, science over ignorance, and legalization over prohibition, Americans have voiced their opinion loud and clear during the 2016 general election. Seeking lawful parity with other socially acceptable means of relaxing, Denver’s voters have chosen to step up again to the plate of history and prove to the rest of the country that marijuana consumption is socially acceptable and, as some reports indicate, safer than alcohol for today’s modern society.

Fingers crossed, we should get the official notification by no later than Tuesday morning.

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