More Canadians Overall Smoking Pot Than in 1985, Says StatsCan

More Canadians overall smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan Use among younger people in past decade has actually remained stable or decreased CBC News. Statistics Canada found an increase in the number of Canadians who used cannabis between 1985 and 2015. (David Donnelly/CBC)

Article by CBC News Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report. But Wednesday’s report shows that pot use over the last decade actually has remained stable or decreased among young people. The national statistics agency has been trying to compile a picture of marijuana use in Canada as ...

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Winnipeg Man Arrested for Growing Nearly $1 Million of Weed With Fake License

Winnipeg man arrested for growing nearly $1 million of weed with fake license. Winnipeg police busted a fraudulent medical marijuana grow op in Southdale on Tuesday.

Article by Diana Foxall, Global News A Winnipeg man is facing charges for growing pot plants with a fraudulent medical marijuana production licence. Police searched a residence in Southdale Tuesday and found nearly $1 million worth of marijuana. They seized 463 still-growing cannabis plants valued at $518,560 and 225 recently harvested plants worth $252,000 from a home in the 100-block of Driftwood ...

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Medical Cannabis And The Canadian Workplace: What Are Your Rights?

Medical cannabis and the Canadian workplace: what are your rights? An employer can ask about your prognosis and the amount of cannabis that you have been authorized to use

Articel by Elianna Lev, Lift News There are more than 235,000 Canadians registered with Health Canada to access medicinal cannabis. As that number grows, some are learning that having medical authorization from a doctor to use the drug can complicate matters in the workplace. Some patients who have disclosed medical cannabis use to their employers are asked to answer questions about their diagnosis, ...

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Ontario Opens Door To Suppliers Of All Sizes In What Will Be Canada’s Biggest Marijuana Market

Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market Unlike other provinces, Ontario has yet to lock into supply deals and is opening up its sourcing to all 90 licensed producers across the country

Article by Mark Rendell, Financial Post Ontario’s provincially-run cannabis retailer is open to sourcing product from growers of all sizes across the country, according to a spokesperson for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The approach appears to be in contrast to the one taking hold in provinces such as Quebec, where the government-run Société des alcools du Québec recently opted ...

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How Shopify and the LCBO Plan to Protect Cannabis Consumer Data

How Shopify and the LCBO plan to protect cannabis consumer data Cannabis is federally illegal in the United States, where Shopify keeps some of its servers. Will Ontarians’ privacy be protected?

Article by Kieran Delamont, Lift News Last week, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) announced that Shopify, Canada’s homegrown e-commerce success story, was selected to handle all the nuts-and-bolts of the province’s cannabis sales. They will host the infrastructure for online sales and the in-store processing will be conducted on iPads using Shopify software. But who will have access to ...

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Winnipeg Police Bust Marijuana Grow-Op Worth More Than $800K

Police bust marijuana grow-op worth more than $800K

Article by CBC News A 61-year-old man has been charged after Winnipeg police busted a marijuana growing operation in the city’s Southdale area. Officers searched a home on Driftwood Bay after a lengthy investigation into a fraudulent marijuana production licence. Police seized the following: 463 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $518,560. 225 marijuana plants recently harvested and drying, with a ...

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Just Say No: How Some Communities Are Fighting Pot Legalization

Just say no: How some communities are fighting pot legalization. A look inside Leamington, Ont.'s Aphira cannabis, which is expanding its Canadian operation to meet demand. Marijuana legalization is imminent but several Canadian towns and cities aren't keen on selling in their communities. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Article by Haydn Watters, CBC News Pot legalization is months off but the mayor of Taber, Alta., is already thinking about all the complaints he’s going to get. Taber is the small town that banned spitting, yelling and swearing in public in 2015 and recently made headlines for voting down a LGBTQ group’s bid to fly a Pride flag on a community flag pole. Mayor Andrew Prokop said they are ...

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Quebec Welcomes Delayed Timeline For Legal Marijuana

Quebec welcomes delayed timeline for legal marijuana Federal government had initially set target date for legalization as July 1, 2018 CBC News. The delay will help the province's law enforcement better prepare for what't to come, Couillard said. (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press)

Article by CBC News Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is welcoming the delay for the legalization of recreational marijuana after the timeline was pushed back at the federal level earlier this week. “It gives us more time to prepare,” he said. While the federal government had set July 1, 2018, as the target date for legalization, leaders in Senate reached a deal ...

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High-Tech Firms Get Ready To Light Up The Weed Industry

High-tech firms get ready to light up the weed industry Start-ups mobilize to get a piece of what could be a $13.9B industry By Salma Ibrahim, CBC News. Legal weed is stirring up a high-tech revolution as some businesses are poised to jump into the ancillary weed market and others are using the plant to disrupt their own industries. (Paul Borkwood/CBC)

Article by Salma Ibrahim, CBC News  In a trendy studio in Toronto’s fashion district, shared by several tech start-ups, you can slip on a pair of glasses and be transported to a weed production facility thousands of kilometres away. Users of Patio Interactive’s virtual reality lens can walk through the building, touch the cannabis buds, and learn all about where their weed comes ...

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York Regional Police Admit Marijuana Won’t Make Men Grow Breasts

Man smoking marijuana cigarette outside on sunset. York Regional Police Admit Marijuana Won't Make Men Grow Breasts They had to issue a correction after comments that an officer reportedly made to teens. Canadian Press

Article by Canadian Press via Huffington Post Police north of Toronto are trying to clear the air after officers reportedly told a group of teens that marijuana use can lead to “enhanced mammary growth in men.” York Regional Police Service spokeswoman Const. Laura Nicolle says the erroneous information was included in a presentation by officers for high school students last ...

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