Marijuana Regulation Has ‘Clearly Failed,’ Says MP Ralph Goodale

Article by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Marijuana regulation in Canada and the United States has let down teenagers in both countries, who are among the most prolific pot smokers in the world, according to the federal minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. At the same time, the $2.3 billion that Canada spends on “obviously ineffective” enforcement each year, coupled with the ...

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Mandatory Pot Cultivation Sentence Tossed Out

Article by Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun There goes another Harper tough-on-crime law out the judicial window. Because, of course, we wouldn’t want to be too hard on a woman farming 1,100 pot plants in the middle of a Jane St. highrise apartment building. In a landmark ruling, an Ontario judge has struck down yet another of the former Conservative government’s ...

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Merritt Compassion Society Busted by RCMP

The Merritt Compassion Society was shut down by the RCMP earlier this year

Article by Michael Potestio, Merritt Herald Police tape adorns the door to Merritt’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and one person has been arrested with charges to be recommended against him. Just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 6) members of the Merritt RCMP’s general investigation section executed a warrant at the Merritt Compassion Society on Quilchena Avenue, seizing a yet ...

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2 Colorado Companies Launch CBD Coffee Products

Article by New Cannabis Ventures The cannabis industry continues to see all sorts of innovation in products. Daily Camera reporter Shay Castle highlighted two Colorado companies that have launched coffee products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp, catering to the increased awareness of the potential health benefits of the cannabinoid.  In both cases, the companies are pursuing distribution channels that ...

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New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Saint John, Owners Say Education is Key

Article by Adrienne South, Global News A new medical marijuana dispensary is open in Saint John, and owners say police warnings won’t deter them from providing customers with medication. The company, HBB Medical Inc., has opened its third dispensary in New Brunswick — adding to its existing facilities in Fredericton and Moncton. HBB Medical Inc. co-owner Brock Merchant said their ...

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Legalization Will Present Many Opportunities to Lawyers in the Cannabis Industry

Article by Yamri Taddese, Canadian Lawyer Magazine As Canada’s federal government gets the ball rolling on legalizing marijuana for recreational use, there’s a lot of fertile ground for legal work across practice areas. On the eve of pot’s big leap into the mainstream market, lawyers tellCanadian Lawyer they’re fielding calls from clients in various sectors, all inquiring about legal ways ...

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Take a Sneak Peek at MTV and MERRY JANE’s New Show “Mary + Jane”

Article by Tyler Koslow, Merry Jane Have you ever wondered what your life would be like as a “ganjapreneur” in Southern California? Or perhaps dreamt about having your own Los Angeles-based delivery service? Well, MTV and MERRY JANE are collaborating to showcase California’s budding cannabis scene in a humorous light with “Mary + Jane”, a single camera, half-hour comedy that follows ...

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Reading the Tea Leaves in the New ACMPR

Article by Lift In the wake of Health Canada’s announcement of the new ACMPR rules last week, several questions have been coming up from patients in regard to personal production licenses and access to cannabis from licensed producers: namely, how can patients go about registering to grow cannabis for themselves or via a Designated Grower, as well as how to ...

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Medical Pot Users’ Needs Trump Landlord Rights: Health Canada

Health Canada

Article by Peter O’Neil,Vancouver Sun via The Provence The federal government says it is under a legal obligation to put the rights of medicinal marijuana users ahead of the rights of property owners. Health Canada was responding to criticism from a Coquitlam woman who said she incurred $135,000 in repair costs, caused by mould and damage to her rental property’s ...

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Hanlon’s Joint: Grow Your Own No Rx For Weed Woes

Article by Sarah Hanlon, 24 Hours They took their own sweet time but the federal government has finally made necessary changes to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). People who sign up through the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR for short – oy! – so many acronyms!) can now grow their own weed or give ...

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