Tokyo Smoke Coffee Shop’s Video Prank Highlights Issue of ‘Pink Tax’

Article by Susan Krashinsky, The Globe and Mail For a marketing guy, the experience was “excruciating” – telling customers that they were intentionally being fleeced. It was mid-September, and at the Tokyo Smoke coffee shop in downtown Toronto, customers were seething as employees pointed out new gender-based pricing for their beverages – an eight-ounce drip coffee, for example, was $2 ...

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Is Canada Ready to Deal With Stoned Drivers?

Article by Charlie Gillis, Maclean’s Magazine Tyler Manaigre had been smoking up—that much was quickly established. He admitted to the RCMP corporal who stopped him near Steinbach, Man., that he’d had “just a little bit” of pot that night, assuring Corp. Terry Sundell that it was “like, way earlier.” But the tell-tale signs lay around the back seat of his ...

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113,000 Joints: RCMP says Seizing 249 Marijuana Plants in 8 Days is Rare

Article by Cec Haire, CBC News It’s an unusual fall harvest for the RCMP with the discovery of large stashes of marijuana growing in the woods at three different locations on the Avalon Peninsula. On Sept. 26, near Salmonier Line, 65 plants were discovered by a berry picker. The second discovery was five days later on Oct. 1, in Makinsons. There, 89 plants were found ...

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Eastern Ontario’s Largest Craft Brewery Beau’s is Looking to Expand Into Cannabis

Article by Peter Kovessy, Ottawa Business Journal With legislation legalizing marijuana expected in the spring, Eastern Ontario’s largest craft brewery is rolling around the idea of expanding into the recreational cannabis industry, its chief executive said. Beau’s CEO Steve Beauchesne made the remarks in response to an audience member’s question following a presentation to members of Ottawa’s business community Wednesday ...

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Tweed and Snoop Dogg Launch Leafs by Snoop for Canadian Market

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Article by Canada NewsWire Tweed Inc. (Tweed), Canada’s largest and most recognized producer of cannabis, and Snoop Dogg (Snoop), the world’s most renowned cannabis connoisseur, are please to announce that Leafs by Snoop will be available in Canada this October, exclusively to customers registered with Tweed. Since announcing this first-of-a-kind partnership in February, Tweed and the iconic entrepreneur have been ...

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Rally in Support of Marijuana and Cannabis Culture Store Planned for Thursday at Peterborough City Hall

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Article by The Peterborough Examiner Marijuana advocates are planning to hold a rally Thursday afternoon to protest the two city police raids at the Cannabis Culture marijuana store on George Street that have resulted in three arrests. The rally is slated to be held at Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. N. from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. It is ...

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Candidate for Saskatoon Council Admits to Past Conviction for Possession of Marijuana

Article by Phil Tank, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Of the 36 candidates running for a spot on Saskatoon city council, only two say they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Ward 2 candidate Kelly Parker said he was convicted of drunk driving in 1981, but has since received a pardon for the offence. Parker added he has not consumed alcohol for 30 years. ...

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Cannabis Offences in Canada Decline for Fourth Year in a Row

Article by David Brown, Lift A report from this past July shows a continued decline in cannabis-related arrests in Canada over the past four years, while arrests for drugs like methamphetamines, heroin, and ecstasy increased. While cannabis-related arrests continue to make up the bulk of drug arrests in Canada, they also are more likely to be stayed or withdrawn or ...

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Canadian College to Launch Marijuana Cultivation Course Next Year

Article by Reuters via The Guardian A college in the Canadian province of New Brunswick plans to institute a program on marijuana cultivation so that students can be trained to work at local companies that produce the drug. The French-language College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch the course next year, said Michel Doucet, executive director of continuing education and customized ...

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MPs Propose Study of Medical Cannabis at Research Centre Devoted to First Responders

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Article by Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail MPs are calling for new research centre devoted to the mental health of first responders and other public safety officers grappling with the often disturbing toll of their jobs. Estimates indicate that between 10 and 35 per cent of first responders — from paramedics to prison guards — ...

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