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Recreational marijuana isn’t even legal yet in New York; but that is not stopping one state school from adding cannabis industry as a minor, according to WSYR-TV, a local Syracuse outlet. Clearly, SUNY Morrisville is anticipating legalization of the adult-use market on the heels of Governor Cuomo’s clarion call for it. (New York legalized medical cannabis in 2014).

The program will focus on growing the plant, providing a framework of study that will enable students to understand the science behind production. Speaking to the media outlet, Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, an assistant professor of agricultural science at the school, explained the rationale behind the program, which SUNY Morrisville hopes to roll out in time for the fall 2019 semester, “We’re an ag[riculture]and technical college. Our job is to train the workers that are on the ground in the workforce and that’s our goal, that’s what we’re doing. So, if these jobs are going to be there, we need to make sure our graduates are the ones filling those positions.”

Drawing heavily upon the school’s existing curricula in agricultural engineering, science and horticulture, the program will be tailor-made for the serious-minded. In other words, stoners need not apply.

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The government of the Northwest Territories is hoping Creepy Baby and Stoney the Inukshuk will help educate northerners about cannabis.

The territorial government released four animated posters equipped with augmented reality as part of a cannabis education campaign it funded alongside the federal government. It announced the launch of the campaign with the federal government Friday at the public library in Yellowknife.

MP Michael McLeod announced that over the next three years, the federal government would be investing $1.8 million into the territory’s cannabis education.

It’s been working on the augmented reality posters for about two years.

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced that he now supports legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (photo: Steve Appsa/Wisconsin State Journal/Associated Press).

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said on Wednesday that he would make the case across Wisconsin for legalizing medical marijuana as an alternative to prescribing more opioids to combat pain, reports the Associated Press.

“At the end of the day do I favor legalization? Yes,” Evers said at a meeting of the Wisconsin Technology Council on Tuesday. “I want it to be done correctly so we will likely have in our budget a first step around medical marijuana.”

WisPolitics.com was the first to report on his comments.

Evers’ spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff did not immediately return a message Wednesday seeking more details.

Evers said he may call for a statewide referendum on legalization. Such referendums are advisory only in Wisconsin, but could increase pressure on reticent Republicans.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said he’s open to legalizing medical marijuana, but Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said he doesn’t support it.

“I still don’t believe the support’s there within the Senate caucus to move in that direction, but I know the debate

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St. Louis, Mo., gynecologist Becky Kaufman Lynn faced a problem: her patients wanted her to explain how cannabis affected how they experienced sex, but she wasn’t sure how to answer.

“Women would come in and say, ‘My sexual problems are so much better when I smoke marijuana,’ or, ‘My pain is better when I smoke marijuana.’”

“They would ask me about it, and I would say, ‘I don’t know what to tell you.’”

Lynn, who also teaches at the Saint Louis University medical school, tried to read up on it, but quickly ran into another issue: there has been almost no research into how marijuana affects sex, for better or worse.

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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As the Jan. 22 deadline to accept or decline cannabis shops looms, more than a third of the 414 eligible municipalities in the province have yet to decide.

As of Friday afternoon, councils representing some 170 cities, towns, townships and regions across the province had not exercised their option to bar brick-and-mortar pot shops from their precincts.

And while some may simply choose to abstain from voting — tacitly accepting the stores under Queen’s Park rules — many still have their fingers in the air, industry experts say.

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