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Another Marijuana Dispensary Reopens in Saint John

Raided one month ago, four now back in business

Article by Matthew Bingley, CBC News All four companies running unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in Saint John have reopened a month after they were raided by police. Tony Lively and Dave Lyons had the door open in the sunshine as they cleaned up their business, Medicinal Grounds. “[The police] left quite a mess,” said Lively, while taking a break from vacuuming ...

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Canada’s Marijuana Green Rush

Adam Greenblatt of Canopy Growth Corporation in Smiths Falls, Ont., is spearheading expansion of Tweed-brand marijuana into Quebec

Article by Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette The journey to the centre of Canada’s marijuana economy begins on a stretch of country road in eastern Ontario. It weaves through a patchwork of cornfields and hamlets before settling in Smiths Falls — a town that boasts a stone mill, a Lion’s Club that meets every second Thursday and a factory that grows ...

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Dana Larsen: Trudeau Has Overseen Over 56,000 Pot Possession Arrests

Dana Larsen: Trudeau Has Overseen Over 56,000 Pot Possession Arrests

Article by Dana Larsen, Director of Sensible BC Campaign For Marijuana Reform via Huffington Post Since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, I estimate that there have been over 56,000 “police reported incidents” of cannabis possession in Canada. “Police reported incidents” is a term used by Statistics Canada, and is essentially synonymous with “arrests” in practical terms. Police virtually never file ...

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How to Get Legal Medical Marijuana in Canada

How to get legal medical marijuana in Canada

Article by Cannascribe If you have been following the news, you may have seen a recent flurry of marijuana dispensary raids, closures and even arrests of their customers. This short post may help to clarify some of the misconceptions about the legality of medical marijuana. As per Canadian law the only legal way to acquire medical cannabis is with a ...

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Canadians With Medical Pot Prescriptions Soars to Nearly 130,000

The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago.

Article by The Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. The most recent Health Canada figures show that at the end of last year, almost 130,000 Canadians had signed up with the country’s 38 licensed ...

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Canadian Medical Marijuana Company CanniMed Therapeutics to Make its Own Lab-Test Results Public

Canadian medical marijuana company has taken matters into its own hands amid a tainted cannabis scare that has left Health Canada struggling to reassure patients the products sold by federally licensed producers can be trusted

Article by Grant Robertson and Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail A Canadian medical marijuana company has taken matters into its own hands amid a tainted cannabis scare that has left Health Canada struggling to reassure patients the products sold by federally licensed producers can be trusted. CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., based in Saskatoon, has taken the unusual step of commissioning ...

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Medical Marijuana Prescription Rate Soaring in Canada

Marijuana is pictured in a vending machine at the BC Pain Society in Vancouver, B.C. Nearly 130,000 Canadians signed up with country’s 38 licensed cannabis producers, a 32 per cent jump since September

Article by The Canadian Press via MacLean’s The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show. As of Dec. 31, 129,876 Canadians had signed up with the country’s ...

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Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way For Speedier Drugged-Driving Trials

As Ottawa prepares to legalize marijuana, Supreme Court says testimony can be admitted in drugged-driving trials without preliminary examination of evidence

Article by Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press via MacLean’s Expert testimony can be admitted in drugged-driving trials without a preliminary examination of the evidence, the Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision that could help expedite the judicial process in the legalized-marijuana era. The 5-2 court decision on the case of an Ottawa motorist comes as the federal Liberal government ...

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Wanted: Marijuana Art Exhibits for Penticton Art Gallery

Gallery puts out call for 'cannabis-infused art' submissions for March marijuana show, Grassland

Article by Jaimie Kehler, CBC News The Penticton Art Gallery has put out a call for submissions for its upcoming Grassland exhibit, exploring the impact of marijuana on modern culture. The exhibition opens on March 17 and will showcase “cannabis-infused art” from all over the world. Gallery curator Paul Crawford said he first got the idea for such an exhibit ...

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