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Cannabis to be Legal in Canada Starting October 17, Trudeau Confirms

Cannabis to be Legal in Canada Starting October 17, Trudeau Confirms Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17, Trudeau confirms By Monique Scotti National Online Journalist, Politics Global News WATCH: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that starting October 17, 2018, Canadians will be able to legally use recreational marijuana. Mike Le Couteur reports.

Article by Monique Scotti, Global News Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, the prime minister announced on Wednesday afternoon. Justin Trudeau confirmed the long-awaited start date during Question Period in Ottawa, ending months of speculation surrounding when, precisely, Canadians will be able to purchase and consume the drug legally. The Liberals had initially aimed for July ...

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Questions Swirl Around Ontario’s Pot Plans as Doug Ford Prepares to Take Power

Questions swirl around Ontario's pot plans as Doug Ford prepares to take power Ahead of election, Ford floated opening marijuana retail market to private sector Mike Crawley · CBC News. A spokesperson for Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford declined on Wednesday to say whether the PCs will stick with the outgoing Liberal government's plans for marijuana sales. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press). The Ontario Cannabis Store put out a call in the spring for marijuana growers to submit bids to supply product to the retail agency. (Ron Ward/Canadian Press )

Article by Mike Crawley, CBC News Ontario’s plans to sell marijuana through a provincially-controlled monopoly are still moving ahead, but Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are opening the door to changes once they form government next week. Recreational pot is set to be sold in Ontario only through a new Crown agency called the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp., an arm of ...

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Will Doug Ford Change How Ontarians Buy Legal Cannabis?

Will Doug Ford change how Ontarians buy legal marijuana? BY CYNTHIA MULLIGAN AND NEWS STAFF

Article by Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17, following the passing of bill C-45 in the senate the previous day. But exactly how marijuana will be sold in Ontario currently lends itself to more questions than answers. The Liberals had set it up so that the province ...

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Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Cannabis

A man wears a Canadian maple leaf flag with marijuana leaf during the annual 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 20, 2018. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP) (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images). Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana By Bani Sapra, CNN

Article by Bani Sapra, CNN Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and ...

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The Work’s Not Done Yet: Legal Pot Advocate

The work's not done yet: legal pot advocate LOCAL by KAYLA BUTLER AND MONIKA GUL. marijuana flowers on a hybrid of indica and sativa from a famous deadly marijuana breeder

Article by Kayla Butler and Monika Gul, News 1130 The Senate has approved the federal marijuana legalization legislation in a historic vote. Pot advocate Jodie Emery says the vote may be historic, but for lawyers, civil liberties advocates, and herself, the passing of the Cannabis Act brings a number of concerns to the forefront. “[The Act] introduces many more criminal ...

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Canada Sets October Start For Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales

Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales Nichola Saminather 3 MIN READ. Smoke rises during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Article by Nichola Saminather, Reuters Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use. Stocks of marijuana producers, which have rallied in anticipation of legalization, extended gains on Wednesday after the Senate voted on Tuesday to approve adult use of cannabis. ...

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Smoking Weed Legally Can Still Get You Fired

Eric Madore has chronic liver disease but says he was fired because he's a medical cannabis patient. Photo supplied Smoking Weed Legally Can Still Get You Fired Manisha Krishnan Manisha Krishnan. Weed legalization in Canada is going to have a profound effect on the workplace and will likely lead to lawsuits over dismissals, experts tell VICE.

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice News Eric Madore was relieved. The 28-year-old Collingwood, Ontario resident had finally landed a job that was manageable given his many health issues, including severe liver disease. But he’d only been working a day as a school bus driver when he said he was fired over his choice of medication. Madore is a medical cannabis user—licensed ...

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Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Senate passes bill to legalize recreational cannabis By The Canadian Press. Senator Peter Harder prepares to vote on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in Ottawa on Tuesday. (JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by The Canadian Press, Toronto Star Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis. Senators voted 52-29, with two abstentions, to pass Bill C-45, after seven months of study and debate. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said ...

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Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, Passed in Senate

Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, passed in Senate From: Health Canada News release June 20, 2018 - Ottawa, ON - Government of Canada

Article by Health Canada Today, the Government of Canada welcomed the final vote on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the Senate as an important step in the process of legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis in Canada. The Act is currently awaiting Royal Assent. Two years ago, the Government of Canada launched the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. ...

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