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City Councillors Look to Close Bylaw Allowing Pot Shop Proliferation in West Kelowna

Westside to close pot shop loophole

Article by Ron Seymour, The Kelowna Daily Courier A loophole that has allowed for the proliferation of pot shops in West Kelowna should be closed, city council will hear Tuesday. A new bylaw proposes that non-profit societies operating an enterprise with the expectation of profit would be required to have a business licence. Currently, West Kelowna does not require non-profit ...

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‘Unfair’ to Deny Marijuana Dispensary’s Licensing Bid, Vancouver Lawyer Says

Vancouver lawyer Robert Laurie says it’s unfair to deny dispensary’s licensing bid

Article by Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist It may be acceptable to hand out puppies on a first-come, first- served basis, but the same can’t be said for marijuana dispensary licences, Vancouver lawyer Robert Laurie told Victoria councillors this past week. Laurie was speaking on behalf of Dominic Truong, who wants to open a dispensary called Pure Releaf at 510-512 Yates ...

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‘You Can Lose Everything’: Tenant’s Medical Marijuana Grow-Op Costs Landlord Insurance

'A grow-op, whether legal or not, is still a high-risk activity,' Insurance Bureau says

Article by Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News Longtime landlord Darryl Spencer was left scrambling for insurance after discovering a tenant was growing dozens of medical marijuana plants inside and outside his rental house. When the landlord told his insurance company about the perfectly legal grow-op, his coverage was cancelled, leaving him with no insurance, few rights and a big cleanup bill. ...

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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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