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British Columbia First Nations get into Growing, Selling Cannabis Before Legalization

Indigenous Bloom Corp. opened its first medical marijuana dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation reserve on Ashwell Road in Chilliwack on July 5. Another location is planned for Shxwha:y Village, which is also the reserve where the product is being grown. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress) B.C. First Nations get into growing, selling marijuana before legalization Feds, province, RCMP say dispensaries on Chilliwack reserve lands are illegal PAUL HENDERSON

Article by Paul Henderson, Penticton Western News Cannabis legalization may be just three months away in Canada but First Nations in Chilliwack aren’t waiting. A second marijuana dispensary on a local reserve opened its doors this week with a grand opening set for July 11, with a third storefront on the way. Indigenous Bloom opened its doors to customers on ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: July 9 – July 15, 2018

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Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Tuesday, July 10, 2018: TERRIFIC TUESDAY GANJA YOGA BASIC with Jose When: 7:30pm-9:30pm Where: The House of Yoga (714 Bloor St W, Toronto) Price: $30/class, 4 classes for $100 Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Free Cannabis Info Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm ...

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Essex Pot Store Vows to Reopen After Friday Raid by OPP Officers

Essex pot store vows to reopen after Friday raid by OPP officers DOUG SCHMIDT, WINDSOR STAR Hemp Healthy Farmacy in downtown Essex, shown July 7, 2018, was raided by Ontario Provincial Police the day before and shut down. The police investigation continues. NICK BRANCACCIO / WINDSOR STAR

Article by Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star The owner of a downtown Essex pot-selling business raided by police on Friday vowed on Saturday to reopen within days. “At certain times, people break the law when they feel the system is not right — we are people fighting to make it right,” the owner of Hemp Health Farmacy told the Star. Having ...

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Police Raid Cannabis Dispensary in Essex

Police raid marijuana dispensary in Essex OPP conducted a raid at the Hemp Healthy Farmacy in Essex on Friday July 6, 2018. ( CTV Windsor / Rich Garton )

Article by CTV News A marijuana shop in Essex Centre has been raided by provincial police. The operators of Hemp Healthy Farmacy, featured in a story by CTV Windsor on June 23, admitted they jumped the gun and started selling marijuana to anyone over the age of 19 without a prescription. At the time, the operators didn’t want to go ...

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Edmonton’s Proposed Cannabis Rules Most Liberal ‘in the World,’ Says Health Experts

Edmonton's proposed cannabis rules most liberal 'in the world,' says health experts ELISE STOLTE Alberta Health Services officials urged a city council committee on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 not to let people smoke cannabis in public. JULIE OLIVER / POSTMEDIA

Article by Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal Edmonton’s proposed rules around smoking cannabis could be the most liberal “in the world,” executives with Alberta Health Services warned city council Wednesday. Letting people smoke in public parks means Edmonton would embrace what even Vancouver and The Hague city in the Netherlands are now backing away from, said the delegation of doctors and ...

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New Rules Spell Out Details For Want-To-Be Cannabis Retailers in British Columbia

New Rules Spell Out Details For Want-To-Be Cannabis Retailers in British Columbia New rules spell out details for want-to-be pot retailers in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS Marijuana is weighed at a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by The Canadian Press via Vancouver Sun Municipal and Indigenous governments in B.C. will have the power to deny applications for private retailers that want to sell recreational pot in their communities under new regulations released Thursday. The regulations say operators of cannabis dispensaries that are open illegally now may apply for a retail licence but won’t receive any ...

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Thirteen Licensed Cannabis Producers Selected for Alberta Distribution

Thirteen Licensed Cannabis Producers Selected for Alberta Distribution Marijuana plants grown in one of the ten grow rooms inside Aurora Cannabis' 55,000 square foot medical marijuana production facility near Cremona, Alberta in 2016. Aurora was one of 13 licensed producers selected by Alberta for distribution and warehousing contracts come legalization in October. GAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA Thirteen cannabis producers selected for provincial distribution STEPHEN COOK

Article by Stephen Cook, Edmonton Journal Thirteen producers have been selected to supply the province’s cannabis needs, according to a Thursday morning news release. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) released its list of licensed producers who will have contracts in place for distribution and warehousing come legalization on Oct. 17. The following licensed producers were selected from ...

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Profit Vs. Prudence: Food Sector Prepares for Edible Cannabis

Profit vs. prudence: Food sector prepares for edible cannabis

Article by Sylvain Charlebois, The Globe and Mail On Oct. 17, smoking cannabis will become legal in Canada. As for cannabis edibles, they will take a bit longer: Cannabis-infused food products will be legal in a little less than a year’s time. Once edibles are available, things will get complicated in Canada’s food industry. But, with the right regulations, this ...

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Owner of Best Buds Society on Being a Wanted Man, The Billionaires Trying To Control Saskatchewan’s Cannabis Industry, & More

OWNER OF BEST BUDS SOCIETY ON BEING A WANTED MAN, THE BILLIONAIRES TRYING TO CONTROL SASKATCHEWAN’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY, & MORE

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network Cannabis Life Network spoke with Pat Warnecke, the owner of Saskatchewan-based medical dispensary Best Buds Society on June 22, a day after he turned himself into police after finding out there was a warrant out for his arrest. Pat Warnecke told us about his shock upon finding his face on the front page; the shadiness of ...

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Garden Centres Want Right to Sell Recreational Cannabis Plants and Seeds

Cannabis plants are photographed during the grand opening event for the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Tijana Martin)

Article by CTV News Some garden centres in Alberta say they’re disappointed that the province won’t allow them to sell marijuana seeds or seedlings when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October. Customers will be able to buy supplies at garden centres, but they’ll need to go to cannabis stores for seeds or plants. Lisa Silva from Bluegrass Nursery in Calgary ...

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