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Ontario Government Confirms Marijuana Stores for Peterborough and Lindsay

Ontario government confirms marijuana stores for Peterborough and Lindsay By Joelle Kovach. Becca MacNaughton smokes up next to Jeff Stamplecoski during a pro-marijuana rally at Victoria Park on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Peterborough, Ont. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner file photo

Article by Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner The province has announced that Peterborough and Lindsay are each getting a government-run standalone marijuana store in July. Although city CAO Allan Seabrooke told The Examiner on Friday that a pot shop is coming to Peterborough this summer, the provincial government confirmed it with an announcement on Tuesday. Peterborough and Lindsay were both on a new list ...

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Here’s Why The Courts May Strike Down Provinces’ Bans on Growing Your Own Pot

Here’s why the courts may strike down provinces’ bans on growing your own pot. Some provinces have said they will ban people from growing marijuana at home, but legal experts say the courts may overturn it.

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Provincial laws that bar people from growing their own marijuana will certainly be challenged in the courts, and the challenges have a “a decent chance” of success, legal experts say. The federal cannabis legalization bill, now in the Senate, allows individuals up to four cannabis plants, so long as there aren’t more than four in ...

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Ontario Passes Cannabis Act, Will Take Effect July 1, 2018

Ontario passes Cannabis Act, will take effect July 1, 2018 Liberals and New Democrats voted in favour of the legislation Tuesday while the Progressive Conservatives opposed it. The tally was 63 MPPs for the bill and 27 against.. Marijuana will retail for $10 a gram by the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation. It will be sold from behind the counter to patrons 19 and older. (DAVID RIDER / TORONTO STAR) | ORDER THIS PHOTO

Article by Rob Ferguson and Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star The trillium is Ontario’s official flower and marijuana could now be considered the province’s official weed with the passage of the Cannabis Act. Liberals and New Democrats voted 63 to 27 in favour of the legislation Tuesday with the Progressive Conservatives opposed as the province now begins work in earnest ...

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Hydroponics Companies Expecting a Flood of Customers After Marijuana is Legalized

Hydroponics companies expecting a flood of customers after marijuana is legalized

Article by Mark Rendell, The Globe and Mail In October, marijuana industry heavy hitter Aurora Cannabis Inc. spent $3.85-million to acquire BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that manufactures refrigerator-sized “grow boxes.” The miniature nurseries, loaded up with high-powered lights, ventilation systems and hydroponics equipment, are designed to hold four to 18 marijuana plants and made specifically for ...

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Atlantic Canada Pemiers Call on Health Canada to Speed Up LP Licensing

Atlantic Canada premiers call on Health Canada to speed up LP licensing The premiers say there are concerns about quantity and quality of cannabis in time for the government's goal of legalization by July 2018

Article by Lift News According to a report by the Canadian Press, Canada’s four Atlantic premiers say Ottawa needs to speed up licensing of licensed producers during a meeting in Ottawa. Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, and New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant discussed the issue at a meeting of Atlantic ...

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Legalized Pot to Cost $10 a Gram, Finance Ministers Say

Legalized pot to cost $10 a gram, finance ministers say Legalized pot will cost Canadians about $10 a gram and Ottawa has agreed to give the provinces 75 per cent of the tax revenues to help cover costs of setting up the new regime. Provincial finance ministers and the federal government pegged the cost of marijuana at about $10 a gram. Each gram would have a tax of $1 on sales up to $10 and a 10-per-cent tax on sales worth more than $10. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)

Article by Bruce Campion-Smith, The Toronto Star Legalized pot will cost Canadians about $10 a gram and Ottawa has agreed to give the provinces 75 per cent of the tax revenues to help cover costs of setting up the new regime. The agreement on the 75-25 tax revenue split came Monday during a meeting between federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau ...

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Canada Reaches Pot Tax Revenue Deal With Provinces

Canada Reaches Pot Tax Revenue Deal With Provinces

Video by CBC News Canada has reached a deal with the provinces and territories for sharing tax revenue from legal pot sales. The provinces and territories will get 75 per cent of the tax revenue and the federal government will get 25 per cent. Ottawa will be capped at $100 million annually with excess revenue going to the provinces and ...

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Feds, Provinces Cautiously Optimistic They Can Reach Revenue-Sharing Deal on Pot

Feds, provinces cautiously optimistic they can reach revenue-sharing deal on pot. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, right, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Bill Blair make their way to talk to reporters before joining their federal, provincial and territorial counterparts for dinner in Ottawa, Sunday, December 10, 2017.Fred Chartrand / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press via National Post The country’s finance ministers are cautiously optimistic a deal can be reached today on how the federation will divvy up tax proceeds from the eventual sale of legalized marijuana. Provincial and territorial finance ministers are meeting in Ottawa to discuss a range of issues — but the dominant topic has ...

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Quebec Greenhouse Growers Lobbying for Piece of Cannabis Pie

Quebec Greenhouse Growers lobbying for piece of cannabis pie Quebec’s Greenhouse Growers’ Union (PSQ) wants to establish a regional network of cannabis “micro-producers” that would produce 50 per cent of the province’s supply

Article by Cecilia Keating, Lift News Quebec’s Greenhouse Growers’ Union (PSQ) wants to establish a regional network of cannabis “micro-producers” that would produce 50 per cent of the province’s supply and allow industry to flourish outside of the realm of big corporate entities. Union president André Mousseau believes that Quebec’s two licensed producers, Hydropothecary Corp and the recently-opened Aurora Cannabis ...

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