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Canadian Cops Admit to Using Stingray Devices to Track Cellphones En Masse

Canadian cops admit to using Stingray devices to track cellphones en masse Canadian cops admit to using Stingray devices to track cellphones en masse Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via email By Kieran Delamont

Article by Kieran Delamont, Vice News Police in some of Canada’s largest cities have admitted to using powerful surveillance tools that indiscriminately hoover up cell phone metadata of people in a given area—even those not under investigation by police—which privacy researchers say is a problem for Canadian civil liberties. Nearly a year after the RCMP first acknowledged that they owned a ...

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Plain Packaging Proposed for Legal Canadian Cannabis

Plain packaging proposed for legal marijuana Health Canada releases draft regulations that would require health warnings, and would limit branding. Proposed regulations on legal marijuana products released by Health Canada on Monday include a health warning, plain child-resistant packaging and mechanisms to show signs of tampering. (The Canadian Press). The federal government says the Canadian public broadly supports the tight regulations it has so far proposed for marijuana packaging, which will include a bright red stop sign containing a pot leaf and the letters THC. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press via Toronto Star Legal pot will be sold in plain packages emblazoned with a yellow health warning and a red stop sign stamped with the silhouette of a marijuana leaf, according to draft regulations released Monday by Health Canada. The proposed rules will allow for packaging to depict a single brand element beyond ...

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Canada Prepares for Legal Pot With New License Class, Strict Labels

Canada prepares for legal pot with new license class, strict labels. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Bill Blair, the Canadian government's point man on the legalised marijuana file, speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Article by Nichola Saminather, Reuters Canada’s health regulator on Monday set out thresholds for a new class of cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, and outlined strict requirements for the packaging and labeling of recreational marijuana ahead of its legalization this year. The proposals were published in a document released by Health Canada, taking into account feedback from a public comment ...

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Legal Perspective: Inside Canada’s New Cannabis & Hemp Regulations

Canadian regulations Cannabis Now Photo ScazonCURRENT EVENTS Legal Perspective: Inside Canada’s New Cannabis & Hemp Regulations As Canada moves towards legalizing cannabis for adult use, the government is in the process of setting up new regulations for adult-use cannabis, medical cannabis and hemp. These regulations are complicated, and they also will impact Canadian cannabis exports and international investment opportunities. Three lawyers explain what you need to know. ByRobert Hoban

Article by Robert Hoban, Cannabis Now Access to medical cannabis in Canada has been permitted since 1999. The current Canadian framework allowing Canadians access to medical cannabis is found in the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “ACMPR”), which has been in place as of Aug. 24, 2016, and sets out the current legal structure of Canada’s evolving ...

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Medicine or Myth? Canadians are Increasingly Turning to Cannabis to Treat Their Ailments, but the Medical Establishment is Prescribing a Massive Dose of Skepticism in Response

Doctors Medically Assisted Dying 20160226. Medicine or myth? Canadians are increasingly turning to cannabis to treat their ailments, but the medical establishment is prescribing a massive dose of skepticism in response By: Solomon Israel. Dr. Jeff Blackmer, vice-president of medical professionalism for the Canadian Medical Association, is shown speaking to delegates at the CMA's annual meeting in Halifax Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-CMA-Mark Holleron

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News The College of Family Physicians of Canada drew the ire of Canadian cannabis advocates in February, when it published a set of guidelines meant to help primary-care physicians decide when to prescribe cannabis. Cannabis and its chemical constituents, concluded the guidelines published in the medical journal Canadian Family Physician, “are not recommended for most patients ...

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Saskatchewan’s Pot Plan Could Put Big Biz at Advantage Over Smaller Outfits, Says Economist

Sask. pot plan could put big biz at advantage over smaller outfits, says economist 'Most of the economic benefit ... is going to be captured by the very large cannabis producers: George Hartner CBC News. George Hartner says Saskatchewan's regulatory framework for cannabis, released Wednesday, takes a free market approach. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Article by CBC News Saskatchewan’s plan for the impending legalization of marijuana doesn’t do enough to ensure smaller businesses don’t get shut out and the black market is stymied, according to a University of Regina economics lecturer. George Hartner says Saskatchewan’s regulatory framework for cannabis, released Wednesday, takes a free market approach that could allow major pot producers to take control of the ...

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Cannabis Activist Jodie Emery Talks Free Market Approach to Pot

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery talks free market approach to pot Liz Braun. Deputation by Jodi Emery at the Toronto Police Services Board Meet on Thursday September 21, 2017. Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/Postmedia NetworkVeronica Henri / Toronto Sun

Article by Liz Braun, Toronto Sun Here’s everything you wanted to know about a free market approach to pot but were afraid to ask — thanks to cannabis rights activist Jodie Emery. Emery and her husband, Marc Emery, are pioneers in the field, having run pot dispensaries, published Cannabis Culture Magazine and generally helped drag Canada kicking and screaming into a 21st ...

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Health Canada to Report on the Outcome of its Public Consultation on the Regulation of Cannabis TODAY

Notice to the Media - Health Canada to report on the outcome of its public consultation on the Regulation of Cannabis

Article by Health Canada The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, Bill Blair, will hold a media availability in the Foyer of the House of Commons following Question Period at approximately 3:15 PM (EDT). Health Canada officials will hold a media technical briefing at 1:30 ...

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Is Doug Ford’s Position on Cannabis Sales an Opportunity for the NDP?

Is Doug Ford’s position on cannabis sales an opportunity for the NDP? The Ontario PC leader’s pro-privatization plank on weed sales is there for the New Democrats’ picking by Catherine McIntyre. Heather Huff, general manager for Canada Bliss Herbal Society’s Toronto store, and Ontario Regional rep for CBHS, displays some CBD Purple Penny marijuana in March 2016 (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Article by Catherine McIntyre, Maclean’s Legalizing pot was among Justin Trudeau’s most memorable promises in his run for Prime Minister. The pledge attracted droves of supporters fed up with restrictions against a substance which, by many accounts, is far less harmful than alcohol. It may even have lured in some folks who bought into his rhetoric that legalizing weed would “remove ...

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Toronto Crackdown in Countdown to Canadian Legalization

EVENTS Toronto Crackdown in Countdown to Canadian Legalization Another dispensary is raided by police in Toronto — the latest in a string of such busts in the city over the past months, with some outlets even being shut down. It’s an irony that this crackdown comes as Canada is in its final countdown to legalization and opens questions about whether there will be a place for independent dispensaries and small growers under the imminent new regulation regime. ByBill Weinberg

Article by Bill Weinberg, Cannabis Now In what is becoming something of a ritual in Toronto, police used a hammer and crowbar to smash locks and force open the door at the city’s California Cannabis dispensary last week. No arrests were made as nobody was on the premises at the time, but several hundred grams of herb were confiscated, according ...

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