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Calgary Begins Regulation of Medical Marijuana Counselling Businesses

Original article by Helen Pike, Metro News A new addition to the land-use bylaw will see restrictions for Calgary’s marijuana counselling establishments. Calgary has now begun regulating marijuana counselling services, sparking debate over fears of what the pot-peddling establishments could become. Medical marijuana counselling services are now required to apply for a building permit and ensure they’re not within 300 meters ...

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Cruel and Unjust”: The war on Drugs Snares Immigrant for Pot, Breaking a Virginia Family in Two

Article by Daniel Denvir, Salon News Garfield Kenault Lawrence has been deported and separated from his family because of minor pot convictions. In September 2011, Melissa Lawrence was seven-and-a-half months pregnant and working as a waitress when she got the call. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had detained her partner, Garfield Kenault Lawrence. That he had arrived at age 11 and was ...

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NDP Demands Immediate Decriminalization of Marijuana

Article by CBC News MP Murray Rankin says too many people are getting criminal records for something that will soon be legal. The federal New Democrats are putting forward a motion in Parliament today to pressure the Liberal government to decriminalize pot before it is legalized. NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin says it is not fair to arrest people and ...

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Medical marijuana smoker fights for right to smoke on BC Ferries

Article by Mike Laanela, CBC News BC Ferries says it has the right to ban pot smoking, but medical user cries ‘harassment on the high seas’. A medical marijuana smoker who posted a video of a heated argument with a BC Ferries officer says he’s within his rights to light up in designated smoking zones. But the ferry corporation says not ...

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Scientists, Frustrated by Funding Shortfalls, Launch Institute for Research on Cannabinoids

Original article by Joel Warning, International Business Times For years, Lisa Tollner, co-founder of the California marijuana edibles company Sensi Products, says she’s received calls and emails from customers reporting her cannabis-infused Sensi Chew caramels had helped alleviate pain, insomnia, nausea and other ailments. But Tollner wanted more. “These people are telling me their stories, but with no real consistency,” said ...

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How Does Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Policy Compare to Policies in Other States?

Original article by Sarah Walsh, WCPO News With Governor John Kasich’s Wednesday approval of a law legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, exactly half the states in the union (plus Washington, D.C.) permit the use of cannabis in some form. Because the federal government’s official policy on cannabis use still states that it is a crime to buy, sell or use marijuana ...

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Tilray Begins Exporting Medical Marijuana to Croatia

A new article from CBC News says: After being granted export permit by Health Canada, Tilray looks to global demand for cannabis products. Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is placing its bets on budding demand from markets overseas as it begins shipping medical marijuana products to Croatia. The Vancouver Island-based company will be exporting two varieties of liquid capsules that contain ...

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Justin Trudeau’s Case for Marijuana Legalization

Like many Canadians, I first bought marijuana in high school. It was easy to get. Where with alcohol I was in the unenviable position of having to deal with someone older who could say no, steal my money or, if I asked the wrong person, get into a mess of trouble. Marijuana was different. I first tried marijuana in the ...

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Powell River RCMP Raid Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Powell River RCMP raid medical marijuana dispensary

Article by Chris Bolster, Powell River Peak One man was arrested and a sizeable amount of marijuana seized after Powell River RCMP officers raided WeeMedical Dispensary Society. Police executed a court-backed search warrant for the unlicensed storefront at 4493 Marine Avenue on Thursday, June 9. “Police seized a large amount of what’s believed to be marijuana from various different jars ...

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