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Sarnia Man Pleads Guilty Over Possession of Medical Marijuana

Sarnia man pleads guilty over possession of medical marijuana By Neil Bowen, Sarnia Observer. Medical marijuana on a store shelf. REUTERS

Article by Neil Bowen, Sarnia Observer A guilty plea to possession of medical marijuana was rejected by one Sarnia judge but accepted by another when the accused man admitted additional facts. In August, Anthony Francis Barr, 27, of St. Clair Township pleaded guilty to his April marijuana possession as well as impaired driving due to marijuana use. At that time, ...

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We Need a Cannabis Act of the Yukon, Says Justice Minister

We need a Cannabis Act of the Yukon, says justice minister Territory needs to sift through 3,000 responses to government survey on cannabis By Nancy Thomson, CBC News. Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee says part of the work will be drafting laws and regulations for pot catered to the territory. (Wayne Vallevand/CBC)

Article by Nancy Thomson, CBC News The Yukon government says it has a lot of work to do in order to be ready for cannabis legalization next summer. Premier Sandy Silver told the legislature Wednesday that while he can’t say definitively just who will be selling pot by next summer, it will be available legally in the territory. “At the bare ...

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Airport Security Stops Calling Police on Passengers Carrying Prescription Pot

Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot Police say they've already noticed big drop in calls about passengers flying with cannabis By Alison Crawford, CBC News. CATSA security screeners no longer have to call the police to verify passengers' prescriptions for medicinal marijuana.

Article by Alison Crawford, CBC News Canadian airport security screeners have stopped calling the police every time they process a passenger traveling with medical marijuana. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) changed its policy this month after an exponential growth in the number of passengers with prescription pot in their carry-on luggage. CATSA spokesperson Mathieu Larocque told CBC News that ...

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This is How Big Weed Charmed Alberta’s Liquor Stores

This is how Big Weed charmed Alberta’s liquor stores This is how Big Weed charmed Alberta’s liquor stores Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via email By Rachel Browne

Article by Rachel Browne, Vice News Two years ago, Alberta’s association of liquor stores wasn’t keen on weed. Many board members had negative perceptions of the drug and never thought it would become one of Canada’s fastest growing industries. So when Bruce Linton, CEO of Canadian medical licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth, first met Ivonne Martinez, president of the Alberta ...

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Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional?

Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional? HARRISON JORDAN

Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly The Supreme Court of Canada is about to consider the impact of the country’s legalization plan on the country’s interprovincial trade. Canada’s top court has accepted an application from cannabis-related companies to intervene in an upcoming case that some are saying could have wide implications for interprovincial trade in the country. In 2016, Gerard Comeau of ...

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Marijuana Rules will be ‘a Work in Progress,’ Vancouver Councillor

Marijuana rules will be 'a work in progress,' Vancouver councillor

Article by Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press via National Post The looming deadline for legalized marijuana has local governments in British Columbia crafting wish lists for provincial legislation, from where pot should be grown to how it should be sold. Ottawa has said regulations must be in place by July 1 and the B.C. government announced last month that it wants ...

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Police Raids Against Marijuana Storefronts Unconstitutional, Pot Retailer Will Argue in Court

Police raids against marijuana storefronts unconstitutional, pot retailer will argue in court 'This is one of the last times I have a chance to embarrass the government,' lawyer says. Alan Young, professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a founder of The Innocence Project, is scheduled to launch a constitutional challenge to the Project Claudia raids in court Thursday morning. (Lisa Xing/CBC News)

Article by Michael Smee, CBC News   A Toronto marijuana retailer heads to court Thursday morning, hoping to convince a judge that many of the charges laid after last year’s wide-ranging Project Claudia raids are unconstitutional. Mark Stupak, the owner of the SoCo Medical Social Collective, was charged in May, 2016 with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of ...

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TSX to Smoke Out Marijuana Stocks That Violate U.S. Federal Law

TSX to smoke out marijuana stocks that violate U.S. federal law Exchange will review companies by end of year and delist any that aren’t in compliance. The move will remove uncertainty for investors, the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange said. The TMX Group, the company that operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, says companies with business activities that violate U.S. federal law regarding marijuana could undergo a delisting review at the discretion of the TSX. (RON WARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by Jen Skerritt, Kristine Owram, and Greg Quinn, Bloomberg via Toronto Star Canada’s largest stock exchange may delist marijuana stocks that run afoul of U.S. federal law which considers the drug illegal. The Toronto Stock Exchange will contact all companies that cultivate, distribute or possess marijuana, or offer services related to the drug in any jurisdiction, by the end ...

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