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Number of Canadians Buying Legal Medical Marijuana Triples in Just One Year

Article by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen The number of Canadians legally signed up to buy medical marijuana has more than tripled in the last year. The Health Canada statistics reflect an explosion in the number of Canadians who are turning to marijuana to get relief from everything from chronic pain to nausea from chemotherapy. By the end of September, nearly ...

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Manitoba’s 1st Medicinal Marijuana Centre for Veterans Opens

Article by CBC News It’s a sight typically seen in Royal Canadian Legion halls — veterans gathered and sharing stories. But instead, that was the scene at the opening ceremony for a new wellness centre in Headingley, Man. this weekend, which focuses on helping vets get medical marijuana. The province’s first Marijuana for Trauma centre opened on Saturday morning, the 13th such ...

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2 More Dispensaries Raided in Toronto

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Written by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca. Toronto police recently decided not to make their Toronto dispensary raids public on their website anymore. This is a new attempt to get rid of dispensaries without the publics knowledge. Two more dispensaries were recently closed, and don’t appear to be planning to reopen. Ossington Dispensary was noticed closed on Saturday, December 10th. Without the police ...

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There’s Been No Bait-And-Switch On Cannabis Legalization

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Article by Jenna Valleriani, Huffington Post Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the proposed system… the current prohibition stands,” and encouraging police to enforce the law, particularly as it pertains to the continued expansion of medical cannabis dispensaries in major cities across Canada. The response has been one ...

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Siksika Applies for License to Grow Medical Cannabis

Article by Helen Pike, Metro It’s still in the early stages, but Siksika has filed for their medical growing license, and partnered with BC-based LDI Group. The two-year application process means the nation’s agricultural land won’t be used for medical growing for some time. “With the trend of First Nations leaning towards marijuana production across the country, there’s a lot ...

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Judge Rules to Re-Open Montana Marijuana Dispensaries Immediately

Article by Matt Voltz, Associated Press via The State A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to re-open after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should not delay the measure’s implementation. District Judge James Reynolds of Helena ruled the error that pushed back the effective date of ...

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Ottawa Expecting ‘Dramatic’ Surge in Pot Tests for Drivers but Shrinking Labs May Not be Able to Meet Demand

Article by Tom Blackwell, National Post The federal government is expecting a deluge of police requests for marijuana tests once cannabis is legalized and is concerned about whether Canada’s shrinking number of forensic labs will be able to handle the surge. Legalization of the drug is likely to “increase dramatically” the demand for pot analysis of urine and blood samples ...

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Investors Gain Access to U.S. Cannabis Companies with New Public Listing on Canadian Stock Exchange

Article by Sunny Freeman, Financial Post CannaRoyalty shares began trading publicly in Canada Thursday, giving investors the opportunity to buy stock in American marijuana companies for the first time, something they are forbidden to do south of the border. The new Ottawa-based company, which holds a portfolio of 18 marijuana companies — 15 of which are in the U.S. — will ...

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Pot Use Nearly Doubled Since 1996, Ontario Survey Finds

Article by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press via CBC News With Ottawa poised to legalize recreational marijuana next year, researchers are keeping a close eye on use of the so-called demon weed, which has been steadily trending upward over the last couple of decades. In Ontario, for instance, a survey released Wednesday by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) ...

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