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Manitoba Receives Over 100 Applications For Private Cannabis Retail

Manitoba receives over 100 applications for private cannabis retail The Manitoba government announced today they are beginning to evaluate the more than 100 applications they have received to operate private retail cannabis stores in the province. Manitoba's...

Article by Lift News The Manitoba government announced today they are beginning to evaluate the more than 100 applications they have received to operate private retail cannabis stores in the province. Manitoba’s Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen made the announced today, stating that they expect to notify successful applicants by February, with a goal of having a legal cannabis ...

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Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Mean Possession Charges Going Away: Edmonton Police Chief

Marijuana legalization doesn't mean possession charges going away: Edmonton police chief

Article by Jonny Wakefield, Edmonton Journal Legalizing marijuana will tie up police resources and risks clogging the court system, Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht says in a blunt assessment of Canada’s plan to legalize the drug by next summer. “I don’t think we’re going to be ready,” Knecht said during a year-end interview at Edmonton Police Service headquarters. “There’s a ...

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9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed. Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about).

Article by Anna Wilcox, Herb Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine ...

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LP Applicant Looking to Import Medical Cannabis

LP applicant looking to import medical cannabis The medical cannabis industry in Canada and in many states within the U.S is growing faster than any industry segment in recent years

Article by Deepak Anand, Lift News The medical cannabis industry in Canada and in many states within the U.S is growing faster than any industry segment in recent years. Despite this fact, many have stated that there will be a supply-demand imbalance once Cannabis is legalized in Canada and we are to expect significant shortages in supply. U.S States that have legalized ...

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Opinion: Objections to Medical Cannabis ‘Dead Wrong’

Opinion: Objections to medical cannabis 'dead wrong' James MoirJAMES MOIR. Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. File photo. RON WARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by James Moir, Edmonton Journal The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) recently published a statement reflecting their stance on medical cannabis, basically stating there is insufficient evidence to recommend it, and that adverse effects outweigh any benefits. As a physician working in Edmonton’s only legitimate “physician-and-nurse-run” cannabinoid medical clinic, I must object strongly to this stance. I have ...

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Cannabis Growers of Canada on Health Canada and The Size of Micro Grows

CANNABIS GROWERS OF CANADA ON HEALTH CANADA AND THE SIZE OF MICRO GROWS MIKE OKADA

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network On December 15, 2017, Health Canada held a roundtable on cannabis legalization in Vancouver at Canada Place, and it was a very busy day. Featuring cannabis industry groups such as the Cannabis Growers of Canada and legal experts like Kirk Tousaw (who also livetweeted the meeting), it brought together unique perspectives from all aspects of the cannabis ...

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Pot Laws Smouldering Discontent: Critics

Pot laws smouldering discontent: critics. John Struthers.

Article by Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau, Toronto Sun The marijuana prohibition era may be closing as early as Canada Day 2018, but pot users may still be burned by old drug laws, warn two veteran criminal defence lawyers. The current effort at legalization is “so half-hearted” and simply doesn’t deal with the fallout of decades of weed Prohibition, they say. Simple ...

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More First Nations Agree To Welcome Pot Shops

More First Nations agree to welcome pot shops. Onekanew Christian Sinclair (left) of Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Chief Jim Bear of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation are seen at National Access Cannabis, with which they signed deals to open pot stores on their land after legalization.

Article by Solomon Israel, Winnipeg Free Press Two more Manitoba First Nations have joined forces with medical cannabis clinic operator National Access Cannabis, announcing plans to open recreational cannabis stores on their land after legalization. Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation announced their agreements with National Access Cannabis (NAC) on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Long Plain First ...

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Green Party Hopes To Draw Attention To Criminal Penalties Within Cannabis Act

Green Party hopes to draw attention to criminal penalties within Cannabis Act Green Party leader Elizabeth May hopes a proposed amendment can draw attention to prison sentences of up to 14 years within the government's legalization bill

Article by David Brown, Lift News As Bill C-45 reaches report stage in the House of Commons on November 1, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has proposed an amendment that she hopes will draw attention to what she says are unreasonably harsh criminal penalties for Canadians sharing cannabis. May’s motion calls for the deletion of Clause 9 of the Cannabis Act, which deals ...

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