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Americans Fleeing Trump Presidency Could Find Work in Canada’s New Pot Industry

Article by Susana Mas, The Ottawa Citizen Americans wishing to flee a Donald Trump presidency could work in Canada’s soon-to-be-legalized pot industry, say two immigration lawyers who dedicated a how-to podcast for our neighbours to the south. Canada is the first G7 country that has committed to legalizing marijuana, announcing at the United Nations earlier this year that it would introduce new ...

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Time for Federal Government to Follow States on Marijuana Reform

Article by Sam Kamin, The Hill In an election night of seismic shocks, one electoral trend held true to form Election Night: Marijuana law reform continued to win with voters. With California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts legalizing marijuana last week, eight states, including the entire West Coast, have now joined the District of Columbia in making marijuana possession and use ...

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Opponents of Recreational Marijuana in Maine Set to Request a Recount, $500,000

Written by Gillian Graham for Portland Press Herald. A leader of the group opposed to marijuana legalization said Monday that it will request a recount of votes on the statewide ballot question that passed by a narrow margin last week. Such a recount, involving more than 757,000 ballots, could take a month to conduct and cost the state $500,000, the Secretary of ...

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Canopy Growth High on Medical Marijuana Demand

Article by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp. has been expanding its growing facilities to keep up with demand, as the company’s client base grew 47 per cent during the quarter. Canopy says it had over 24,400 registered patients at the end of September, up from over 16,600 during the previous quarter and 6,200 a ...

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Cannabis Culture Shop Reopens in Downtown Peterborough, But Will Stick to Selling Marijuana Paraphernalia

Article by Jason Bain, The Peterborough Examiner   It no longer sells marijuana, but Cannabis Culture reopened Saturday to sell drug paraphernalia with an aim of becoming a community hub for pot smokers. The chain store at 282 George St. N, drew long lineups of recreational and medicinal smokers after opening as a marijuana dispensary in September before being shuttered ...

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Activist Speaks Out Against Proposed Cannabis-Impaired Driving Campaign

Article by The Canadian Press via News 1130 Vancouver pot activist Jodie Emery insists she’s against impaired driving, but adds there’s something important to consider. She says the presence of the active intoxicant in pot (THC) can be detected for up to a month after use and doesn’t indicate impairment. Her comments come after the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) called ...

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Canada Needs Pot-Impaired Driver Education Before Legalizing: CAA

Article by Bruce Cheadle, The Hamilton Spectator The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot. Police will also need more funding to learn how to recognize and investigate drug-impaired drivers, says the CAA. The Liberal government has promised to introduce legislation legalizing recreational ...

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No Easy Answers for Dealing with Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, say B.C. Experts

Article by Kim Pemberton, The Province   A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case involving a gymnastic coach suspended after co-workers claimed she was “stoned” at work when she used medical marijuana raises a difficult issue for employers, according to experts. How do you balance the needs of an employee who requires medical marijuana with ensuring there is no “intoxication” at work, asks adjunct professor ...

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Drug Decriminalization Would Bring Health Benefits, Internal Federal Study Says

Article by The Canadian Press via Whistler Question Alternatives to criminalizing a variety of illicit drugs in Canada could result in lower rates of use and fewer harms such as addiction, overdoses and infectious diseases, says an internal federal study. The Justice Department research paper stresses there are healthier and less costly ways of addressing the problem of illegal drug ...

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Clearing The Dust: The Canadian Cannabis Industry’s Future

Article by Anthony Wile, Huffington Post Today’s Canadian cannabis industry is extremely confused. The Trudeau Government is in the midst of constructing regulations to be rolled out next year for recreational — or, more accurately, adult non-medicinal purpose — cannabis. In the current legal grey zone, corner stores calling themselves dispensaries have sprung up seemingly everywhere, dispensing “medicinal cannabis” and ...

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