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First 4/20 Event Held in Timmins

First 4/20 event held in Timmins Inaugural event informs, educates and surprises. Northern Ontario Cannabis Education and Resources CEO Kim Cooper at the inaugural 420 event in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Article by Maija Hoggett, Timmins Today When Kim Cooper moved to the area, she discovered something was missing. It’s a void she’s worked to fill for 4/20. “There’s never been any cannabis community events at all in this region, I was surprised given the size of the city and I figured it was time for that to change,” said Cooper, the ...

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Here’s What We Know About Who Uses Cannabis in Canada, and How

CANADA Here’s what we know about who uses cannabis in Canada, and how New figures from Statistics Canada provide some of the clearest pictures of cannabis consumption in the country to date by Terra Ciolfe

Article by Terra Ciolfe, McLean’s Magazing People marking 4/20—national weed day—this year are more likely to reach for the traditional dried cannabis product than for a vape pen, according to new survey results from Statistics Canada. Edibles were the second most common product, followed by hashish. The results are from the first round of a new survey from the statistical agency which ...

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Is Bill C-46 Unfair to Cannabis Users?

Is Bill C-46 Unfair to Cannabis Users? Canada Debates Law to Determine How and When Motorists Are Too High to Drive 0 BY JON HILTZ

Article by Jon Hiltz, Marijuana.com Witnessing Bill C-45, Canada’s cannabis legalization law, trickle through Parliament was like watching a candy bar slowly being released from an old vending machine. The coil holding the treat never moves fast enough — and you cross your fingers that it doesn’t get stuck on the way down. As Canadians gaze at the piece of legislation that will ...

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Toking While White: A Get Out of Jail Card

Toking while white: A get out of jail card. ELIZABETH RENZETTI

Article by Elizabeth Renzetti, The Globe and Mail As a middle-aged woman, you get used to becoming invisible. Bartenders no longer see you, never mind taxi drivers. It’s not surprising to have your partner turn to you with a start and say, “Whoa! I forgot you were there.” It’s tempting to hold up your hand to the sun to see ...

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Canada Smokes Even More Weed Than The Government Thought

Canada smokes even more weed than the government thought

Article by Kieran Delamont, Vice News With legalization now only months away from becoming the law of the land, Statistics Canada is starting to get a better idea of just how much weed Canadians are smoking. According to numbers released on Wednesday, 14 percent of Canadians (or around 4.2 million people) reported using cannabis in the past three months, with 56 ...

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Aurora Cannabis to Build “Aurora Sun”, 1.2 Million Square Foot Facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Aurora Cannabis to Build "Aurora Sun", 1.2 Million Square Foot Facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Article by Newswire Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) today announced it is acquiring approximately 71 acres of land in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where the Company intends shortly to commence construction on a new high-technology hybrid greenhouse cannabis production facility. To this end, the Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with ...

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Marijuana’s Effects on Young Brains Diminish 72 Hours After Use, Research Says

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says By Mark Lieber, CNN

Article by Mark Lieber, CNN Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that’s why they call it “dope”?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. The meta-analysis, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, combines data from 69 ...

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‘Free The Beer’ Knocked Down By Top Court: What It Means For Canada

‘Free the beer’ knocked down by top court: What it means for Canada By Katie Dangerfield. ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he will respect SCOC decision on cross-border beer runs

Article by Katie Dangerfield, Global News Provinces have the constitutional right to restrict the amount of alcohol Canadians buy and transport across provincial boundaries, according to Thursday’s Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) decision. And depending on who you talk to, this decision is either a loss for Canadian consumers or a win for public health. The ruling stemmed from a case in 2012 when Gerard ...

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Producers Are Stockpiling Weed Ahead of Legalization — But it Probably Won’t Be Enough

Producers are stockpiling weed ahead of legalization — but it probably won’t be enough Producers are stockpiling weed ahead of legalization — but it probably won’t be enough Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via email By Martin Patriquin

Article by Martin Patriquin, Vice News Licensed weed producers in Canada are hoarding massive amounts of medical marijuana in their inventories in anticipation of selling it on the recreational market. But even these stockpiles won’t likely come close to meeting expected demand once weed becomes legal later this year. Between April and December 2017, stockpiles of dried marijuana held by Canada’s licensed producers ...

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Annual Vancouver Pot Protest Still has Point to Make Ahead of Legalization: Spokesman

Annual Vancouver pot protest still has point to make ahead of legalization: spokesman Despite damage to park, 4/20 rally will return Organizers are defying a ban from Vancouver's park board and will host the annual 4/20 rally at Sunset Beach again this week. 0 Spencer Harwood, The Canadian Press . A marijuana flag flaps in the wind above the crowd at the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2016. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by Spencer Harwood, The Canadian Press CTV News Thousands are expected to attend the 4-20 marijuana smoke-in at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach Friday, and while the legalization goal of the annual Weed Day will soon be met, an event organizer says there is much more to protest. This year’s event also features a unique wrinkle for organizers, police, and parents: ...

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