Corona is moving into the Legal Cannabis Industry!

The Corona beer manufacturer, constellation brands, has invested $4 billion in the Canadian cannabis producer, canopy growth

Alcohol giant constellation brands, the manufacturer of the Corona brand, is investing $4 billion in one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers. Constellation Brands has just completed the largest cannabis contract in history, buying 38% of the Canadian giant canopy growth.

The biggest contract in the history of cannabis

Constellation Brands, among the first significant alcohol companies to invest in the marijuana industry, also injected nearly $200 million into canopy last year. The purpose of the agreement was to produce a non-alcoholic drink based on cannabis. Canopy growth will use the profits to expand its activities to 30 countries likely to approve medical marijuana, said the company’s CEO, Bruce Linton, according to Reuters.

“It’s rocket fuel,” Linton said. “We’re going to be much more global.”

We knew this had to happen.

In the face of slowing sales, the alcohol industry is adding cannabis as an advanced ingredient to its brewing. Because a growing number of people are choosing to fight whiskey and other spirits these days.

For example, Molson Coors brewing co. Has started a joint venture with hydropothecary corp. To develop cannabis-impregnated soft drinks for the Canadian market. Lagunitas, owned by Heineken, launched a non-alcoholic drink, infused with THC. However, their efforts will bear fruit if the stock market is an indication. Canopy’s Canadian shares jumped 52% after the announcement.

How does this translate in the American market?

Linton of canopy predicted that cannabis could become entirely legal in the united states. Moreover, “Sooner than people think”…

These companies face a formidable obstacle in the trump administration. Perhaps more specifically with attorney general jeff sessions, who for decades has made cannabis one of his main enemies. Trump seemed to move slightly on the issue when he announced that he would allow states to regulate their medical cannabis programs.

Cannabis Law in Portugal

The Portuguese government last month approved the creation of an up-and-coming medical cannabis sector

Summer weather conditions and low operating costs have raised concerns among medical cannabis producing countries. The emerging medical cannabis market in Portugal appears to be attracting the world’s largest cannabis companies.

The future Portugal market leader

While the leaders of the sector have been waiting patiently for a month, concern has begun to increase… Moreover, mainly following the approval by the Portuguese parliament of the new law on medical cannabis. Indeed, the state decided to enter the cannabis industry as a producer and distributor.

In Germany and the Netherlands, cannabis is mainly produced in closed facilities. Moreover, so the costs remain very high. Portugal is a country with a climate similar to that of Israel and California. This increases the fear of losing the enormous potential for cannabis-producing countries.

Moreover, in Portugal, the standards required for the cultivation and production of medical cannabis are less stringent than in those countries. Most importantly, land, equipment and labor costs are much lower.

Under the new law, companies can grow, produce and produce cannabis and its products for commercial purposes and sale to pharmacies.

A year ago, tilray, the successful Canadian cannabis company, began the creation of a complex for the cultivation, production, packaging, and distribution of medical cannabis from Portugal. Millions of dollars have been invested in a project that will cover the entire eurozone, and which should provide products to millions of patients on the continent…

As reported in 2001, Portugal abolished criminalization of all types of drugs. However, the country has not approved the legal sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. An attempt to allow cannabis growth at the national level for patients was unsuccessful… Finally, the approved law came out in a format similar to that of Israel.

NBA and Cannabis:A love story to come?

What if the NBA becomes the first pro league to encourage the use of therapeutic cannabis?

NBA and cannabisFor some years now, the NBA has been the US sports league that lives the most in its time. David Stern’s mandate set the stage. Silver’s, which began in 2014, could well break down the most persistent barriers to major social issues. The task is important. The times are complex in the United States, and you don’t upset a chessboard-like this in the blink of an eye. But the NBA has at least the merit of being on the progressive side.

In 2013, she promoted the coming-out of the first homosexual player in American professional sport, Jason Collins. The following year, a hunt for racist and discriminatory landlords led to the high-profile eviction of Donald Sterling, boss of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Bruce Levenson, boss of the Atlanta Hawks. A year later, the issue of domestic violence was at the center of the discussions, while the powerful NFL sister was stigmatized for her laxity on the subject. By 2016, Silver had dared to relocate the Charlotte All-Star Game just months before it was held, because an anti-LGBT law had been enacted in North Carolina.

Then, again in opposition to the very conservative NFL, the NBA accompanied and supported the players who wanted to express their anger at police violence and discrimination against the African-American community. While the Commish expressed the wish that players should not kneel during the anthem, he encouraged them to show their interest in the cause. Finally, the league has consistently supported its members in their fierce criticism of Donald Trump, including the choice of the Golden State Warriors not to go to the White House to celebrate their title in the traditional manner.

JR is a notorious smoker

JR is a notorious smoker

Today, it is a different and potentially thorny issue that the institution must address. Again, the idea is to be ahead of the curve and deal with social reality, while at the same time keeping up with health issues. While more and more states across the country have relaxed their stance on cannabis, voices are raising to make its use legal in NBA. Caution, however. This is strictly therapeutic cannabis. The NBA cannot afford to be considered nirvana for recreational drug enthusiasts after having put in place ruthless regulations to eliminate the scourge of hard drugs in the 1980s.

Marijuana is not a hard drug, and its effects are obviously out of proportion to the damage caused by cocaine, for example. We remember the truncated careers of John Drew or David Thompson, stars in their time, because of their addiction. However, the NBA remains cautious with the image that its actors must convey. It’s safe to say that no player will ever have a blankseed to get stoned at the matches or even have an uncomplicated consumption off the pitch.

For the time being, however, the penalties for offenders are more of a slap on the wrist than a huge slap on the wrist. It is only after a third positive test for cannabis that a basketball player is usually suspended and never for more than five matches. A sign that the authority is aware of reality.

Welcome to the Sensible Seattle Initiative

Sensible Seattle Initiative would make marijuana possession by adults Seattle’s lowest enforcement priority. The measure would also require the Seattle Police and City Attorney to report all marijuana arrests and prosecutions to an 11-member panel which then reports to the Seattle City Council.

Adults who possess marijuana for personal use aren’t part of the crime problem in Seattle and they don’t deserve to go to jail. Arresting them is a waste of our law enforcement resources and tax dollars that should be spent fighting dangerous crime.

Yes I 75Students who have been convicted of even simple marijuana possession are routinely denied education loans and individuals in minority neighborhoods are unfairly subjected to “drug profiling.”

By passing I-75, Seattle voters will establish sound local law enforcement practices and ensure that Washington State’s future is on the right track for a sensible marijuana policy!

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The Sensible Seattle Coalition

The Sensible Seattle Coalition has been endorsed by:

  • League of Women Voters
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, State Senator
  • Nick Licata, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Judy Nicastro, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Larry Gossett, King County Councilmember
  • Roger Goodman, King County Bar Association Drug Policy Project
  • Green Party of Seattle
  • King County Young Democrats
  • 36th District Green Party
  • Seattle Gay News
  • Humanists of Washington
  • Joe McGee, Executive Director IFPTE 17
  • Ruth Bennett, Candidate for 37th Dist. State Rep.
  • Robert Hill
  • John Rothschild
  • Cleveland Stockmeyer, Attorney
  • Richard Smith, Attorney
  • Kirk W. Robbins
  • Jacqueline Bartells, Executive Director Libertarian Party of WA
  • Chris Caputo
  • Garett Sweany
  • Tim Hinderliter
  • Jim Smith
  • Suzanna I Eskola
  • Darren Bisset, Research Scientist, UW
  • Yaron Goland
  • Marie Garrett
  • Rachel Kurtz
  • Dan Merkle, attorney
  • John Hayden
  • Walt Stawicki
  • Jeffrey Steinborn, attorney
  • Alison Holcomb, attorney
  • George Guttmann
  • Rick Poulin
  • Carla Cole