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Health Cannabis Opens Shop on Water Street in St. John’s

Article by Paula Gale, CBC News A new business called Health Cannabis has taken over a vacant storefront on Water Street in downtown St. John’s. The minimal-looking business, with HC Inc. on its exterior, has a locked door and a sign that reads “members only,” and directs people to a website to register for membership. Inside, it smells like marijuana. The Health Cannabis website does ...

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New B.C. Hydro Devices Save Millions of Dollars from Thieves

Article by Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun Smart meters and high-tech devices on hydro poles have left cannabis-growing power thieves little choice but to pay their electricity bills. In 2011, field inspections found that 62 per cent of grow-ops identified by B.C. Hydro were stealing power from the grid. But B.C.’s smart-meter system, installed the same year, and other new devices have replaced ...

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Nepean Pot Shop Case Highlights Hazy Enforcement Rules for Police

Article by Judy Trinh, CBC News A knife point robbery didn’t do it. Neither did a truck crashing through the store’s front window. Nothing seemed to be able to shut down CannaGreen, a marijuana dispensary in a Nepean strip mall this summer, until the owner of the building slapped an eviction notice on the front of the store. But even then ...

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Calgary Asks Ottawa for a Slice of Tax Revenue Pot Pie

Article originally posted on CBC News.  When marijuana legalization hits Canada in spring 2017, Calgary hopes it gets a cut of the new tax revenue that’s sure to follow. On Thursday, a council committee approved official positions that the city will present to Ottawa as the federal government begins making decisions about how pot legislation should be crafted. Those policy positions ...

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The US Election may be a Big Win for the Cannabis Industry

Originally posted in The Province. Cannabis legalization is on the ballot in nine states, and November 8th may become a major milestone for a long struggle to expand the legal cannabis market to more states. According to the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, published by ArcView Market Research, the legal market sales are expected to surpass $22 billion by 2020. America’s views on ...

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Who has the Strongest & Cheapest Buds from Licensed Producers

Licensed producers health canada

Written by Brad Martin for Lift news. Publicly available price and content information from licensed producer websites was logged for all available dried cannabis flowers and blends in the ACMPR. Data for this summary was taken November 1st 2016, and only available offerings were included. THC and CBD content were logged directly from each website and were averaged in the ...

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BREAKING: Police Conducting Major Raids on Ottawa Pot Shops

Written by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa police are conducting major raids of marijuana dispensaries across the city. On Friday morning, police officers, some dressed in black balaclavas, raided pot shops in at least five locations. It’s the first police action in Ottawa against the city’s 17 illegal pot shops. It’s not yet clear how many total pot shops are ...

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Weeds Glass and Gift, Beaches Looking for New Location

Weeds Glass and Gift

Source for article here.  On Thursday, November 3rd, Weeds Glass and Gifts Beaches (2211 Queen St E) posted a sign in their window stating that they, “will be closed indefinitely.” This comes at the end of a summer that consisted of multiple temporary store closures at this location. One incident even noted that they were allowed to re-open, if and only if, “their new ...

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By the Numbers: A Legalized Marijuana Market

Article by Canadian Press via Sudbury.com A look at some of the numbers associated with a legalized recreational marijuana market in Canada as compiled by the parliamentary budget officer: 655 — The number of metric tonnes of marijuana expected to be consumed by Canadians in 2018, rising to 734 metric tonnes in 2021. 98 per cent — That’s how much of Canada’s current yearly ...

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Edmonton City Councillors Consider Zoning Restrictions on Marijuana Dispensaries

Article by Elise Stolte, Edmonton Sun City councillors are asking if new marijuana dispensaries should be kept away from schools and restricted like liquor stores. Worried about a proliferation of dispensaries and grow-ops when Ottawa legalizes recreational marijuana, Coun. Mike Nickel introduced a lengthy zoning inquiry at council’s planning committee Wednesday. “We can’t bury our heads in the sand anymore ...

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