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Radical Gardens Eyes the Marijuana Edibles Market in Timmins

Will marijuana become as essential a seasoning as salt and pepper? Probably not. But there is a market for edible marijuana products, and Radical Gardens is hoping to get into that market.

Article by Alan S. Hale, The Daily Press via Timmins Press With more Canadians than ever having legal access to medical marijuana and with the legalization of recreational use promised this spring, Radical Gardens is positioning itself to take advantage of the market for THC-laced edibles. Late next month, the local market and restaurant will be offering cooking classes to ...

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Lack of Communication Between Dispensaries and the Police Puts Communities at Risk

Dispensaries in Toronto feel they cant report robberies to the police, and police fear that this practice is putting communities in danger of violent crime. It's a real...

Article by Jenna Valleriani, Lift Just last week, Toronto Police Services held a press conference on the “growing public safety issue” of cannabis dispensaries in the city of Toronto – where over 13 of these storefronts (that we know of) have been robbed since June 2016. Adding another layer to the complicated existence of cannabis dispensaries in Toronto, we have ...

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Medicine Hat Senior says Process to Get Medical Marijuana Too Complicated

'I didn't know what to look for,' says Judith Brooke of her attempts to procure cannabis. Judith Brooke's doctor recommended she try medical marijuana for her sciatica. But she was given little guidance on what she needed or the best way to find it.

Article by Terri Trembath, CBC News Medicine Hat senior Judith Brooke had never touched marijuana in her entire life — before last month. The 75-year-old suffers from a severe case of sciatica. The pain in her lower back was so bad, it made her immobile for months. Brooke says she tried pharmaceutical drugs Oxycontin and Percocet first, but had allergic reactions to both. ...

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Interest Buds in ‘Unique’ B.C. University Marijuana Course as Canada Moves to Legalize Cannabis

A continuing studies course at Kwantlen that began as a joke has attracted over 500 students who see medical marijuana as a growing industry.

Article by Jen St. Denis, Metro News A continuing studies course that began as a joke two years ago has attracted over 500 students who see medical marijuana as a growing job opportunity. “With 2,000 producers waiting for their licences, there are huge employment possibilities within the industry,” said Laura Armstrong, who has a masters in horticulture science and experience ...

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Growing Operations Begin at Kitchener’s First Licenced Medical Marijuana Producer

Siblings Nathan Woodworth and Laura Foster are the president and vice-president of James E. Wagner Cultivators.

Article by Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Two hundred marijuana plants started growing in a large industrial building in Kitchener’s south end on Friday. They belong to James E. Wagner Cultivation, which is the 38th company to receive a licence to grow marijuana from Health Canada – and the first such company in Kitchener. “We’re excited to be able to finally ...

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More Charges Laid Following Storefront Marijuana Dispensaries Raid in Barrie

Article by Barrie Advance via Simcoe.com Barrie Police have laid more charges after raiding two downtown marijuana dispensaries Aug. 30. Responding to community complaints, the Street Crime Unit executed two warrants to investigate Sunrise Medicinal on Dunlop Street East and Med West on Dunlop Street West at 11 a.m., said Barrie Police Const. Nicole Rodgers. Thursday, a 30-year-old Alliston man, ...

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Why Smaller Banks Take Bigger Slice of the Growing Medical Marijuana Business

Why are smaller banks taking a bigger slice of Canada’s medical marijuana business?

Article by Sunny Freeman, Financial Post The buzz around the cannabis business in 2016 reached an inflection point with medical marijuana companies raising more than $466 million on Canadian capital markets last year. Two years into Canada’s commercial medical marijuana market, companies have investor attention. Several players raised millions of dollars in multiple rounds of financing. One launched an IPO ...

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Ethan Nadelmann Stepping Aside as Head of the Drug Policy Alliance

Ethan Nadelmann Stepping Aside as Head of the Drug Policy Alliance

Article by Anthony Johnson, Weed News Ethan Nadelmann, a personal hero of mine, has just announced that he is stepping aside as the head of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). Nadelmann has been called the “point man” for drug policy reform efforts and the “Real Drug Czar” by Rolling Stone and he has undeniably left a huge footprint on our ...

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