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How Each Province and Territory (Except B.C.) is Preparing For Cannabis Legalization

How each province and territory (except B.C.) is preparing for cannabis legalization While Premier Horgan stays mum on a provincial framework, what are others doing to prepare?

Article by Amanda Siebert, The Georgia Straight When it comes to cannabis legalization and things like age limit, distribution, and taxation, British Columbians are still hearing crickets from our provincial government. While some provinces have reached out to citizens through online surveys, others have shown interest in providing incentives to small businesses, while others still are hoping for a regional distribution plan. A ...

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First Court Date Set For Illegal Vancouver Pot Dispensaries

1st court date set for illegal Vancouver pot dispensaries The City of Vancouver has filed 53 injunctions against pot shops and issued more than 2,000 tickets

Article by Rafferty Baker, CBC News After more than a year and 53 injunctions filed in B.C. Supreme Court, the City of Vancouver finally has a hearing date set for one case against an unlicensed marijuana dispensary. But the injunction filed against Karuna Health Foundation — which will serve as the court’s ‘test case’ — still won’t be heard for more than ...

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Canadian Mental Health Association Report Recommends Cautious Approach to Legalization

Canadian Mental Health Association report recommends cautious approach to legalization Ban cannabis smoking in vehicles, fund mental health initiatives

Article by Harrison Jordan, Lift News As Canada lines up its efforts to legalize cannabis, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has released a report that, among other things, proposes that the country implement a zero tolerance to consumption of cannabis in vehicles for both drivers and passengers. It’s just one of several recommendations made by a Canadian Mental ...

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Marijuana Taxes in Canada, Part 2

Marijuana taxes in Canada, part 2 The conclusion of a two-part series exploring the problems around taxing cannabis in Canada

Article by Matthew Trudeau, Lift News This is the conclusion of a two-part series exploring the problems around taxing cannabis in Canada. Part one can be found here. Why Tax Rates Are Important Being one of the ‘sin taxes’ means setting ideal marijuana tax rates that are fair to the marketplace and would preferably allow for moderate industry growth, without encouraging widespread ...

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Legal pot may breathe life into small Canadian towns hit by resource losses

By The Canadian Press, Canadian Inquirer DUNCAN, B.C.—In a tree-nestled First Nation community on Vancouver Island, forestry and farming used to be the major industries that kept the economy humming and put food on families’ tables. But members of the Cowichan Tribes, like people from so many small and rural towns in Canada, have seen jobs driven elsewhere through dramatic changes ...

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Examining the Myth of Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis

Examining the myth of fentanyl-laced cannabis A look back at the history of the media’s favourite marijuana misinformation

Article by Jamie Shaw, Lift News It is a rare thing to be able to say you witnessed the birth of a legend, let alone an urban legend, but that is what we are witnessing with ‘fentanyl-laced cannabis’. Like evolution itself, there are dead-ends; there is also re-emergence. One possible birth-place of this myth is CTV news in Calgary Alberta. ...

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Pot Survey Generates Big Response From Albertans

Pot survey generates big response from Albertans Just over 45,000 people took a recent survey about how the province should approach cannabis legalization. Lawmakers are pondering the best way to tax pot and discourage the black market.

Article by Elizabeth Cameron, Metro News Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts with the province in a recent survey. Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and Solicitor General’s office. The survey, which ...

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Nova Scotia’s First Medical Marijuana Facility on Target in Truro

Nova Scotia’s first medical marijuana facility on target in Truro. Evan Price, president of The Truro Herbal Co., stands in front of a billboard sign in the Truro Business Park, which depicts how Nova Scotia’s first medical marijuana production facility is going to look.

Article by Harry Sullivan, Truro Daily News Construction on Nova Scotia’s first licensed medical marijuana production facility is expected to begin this month in the Truro Business Park. “We’re ready to pour concrete up there now for the footings, the frost wall and the foundation,” said Evan Price, president of The Truro Herbal Co. (THC). “We’re ready and we can’t ...

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Canadian Athlete Enter Tricky Doping Landscape With Pending Legalization of Weed

Canadian athlete enter tricky doping landscape with pending legalization of weed. Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It's already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states

Article by The Canadian Press via National Post Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It’s already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states. Cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are ...

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