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Opinion: How Ontario Can Overcome Its Expected Weed Shortage

Opinion: How Ontario can overcome its expected weed shortage Rigid rules, lagging licensing may hinder legal Toronto toking By Madeleine Kelly JENNIFER SU/THE VARSITY

Article by Madeleine Kelly, The Varsity With cannabis legalization set for October 17, Ontarians over the age of 19 will soon be able to purchase cannabis online for recreational use through the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). However, you’ll want to submit your order early, because industry leaders and researchers alike are predicting that a product shortage will occur within the first ...

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Canadian Weed Workers Should Be Able to Enter U.S., Says Border Agency

Canadian weed workers should be able to enter U.S., says border agency But new statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection still leaves big questions, says lawyer By: Solomon Israel Cannabis is still illegal under U.S. federal law, which applies at the country's international borders. (Ben Nelms for The Winnipeg Free Press) BLAINE, WASHINGTON .: AUGUST 28, 2018 -- U.S Port of Entry at the Peace Arch Border Crossing on August 28, 2018. (BEN NELMS for Winnipeg Free Press)

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News Canadians who work in Canada’s legal cannabis industry shouldn’t have trouble crossing the U.S. border, according to a new, clarified statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The federal agency’s statement was updated on Tuesday, following almost a month of confusion over whether Canadian marijuana workers will be allowed to visit their neighbour to the ...

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How to Buy Legal Pot on October 17

How to buy legal pot on Oct. 17 Canadian Press A worker scans a package of cannabis products at the Ontario Cannabis Store distribution centre in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ontario Cannabis Store)

Article by Canadian Press via Toronto Sun When recreational cannabis is legalized on Oct. 17, the only legal retailer in Ontario will be the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store through its online website OCS.ca. The site will be up and running at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and consumers will be able access it from computers and mobile devices. The products ...

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CANNABIS MASTER LIST: What Ontario Says You Can and Can’t Do With Marijuana After Oct. 17

CANNABIS MASTER LIST: What Ontario says you can and can’t do with marijuana after Oct. 17 NEWS Oct 10, 2018 by Chris Halliday Orangeville Banner The government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would help the province move forward with a regulated private retail model for cannabis that would launch by April 1, 2019. - Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

Article by Chris Halliday, Orangeville Banner When cannabis is legalized on Oct. 17, Ontario will have laws in place about how, where and who can buy and possess marijuana in the province. The government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would help the province move forward with a regulated private retail model for cannabis that would launch by April 1, 2019. ...

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Cannabis Companies Jockey for Share of Ontario’s Pot Shops

Cannabis companies jockey for share of Ontario's pot shops Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Doug Ford's government has yet to decide how many weed retail licences any one company can hold Mike Crawley · CBC News Seedlings are shown at an Aurora Cannabis grow facility. The company owns 25 per cent of retailer Alcanna and fears it could be shut out of the Ontario retail pot market by the terms of legislation currently being considered at Queen's Park. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Article by Mike Crawley, CBC News A battle is brewing over how Premier Doug Ford’s government will divvy up the private sector’s share of Ontario’s retail cannabis market. Legislation that would allow companies to operate pot shops in Canada’s largest province is now under scrutiny at Queen’s Park and businesses are trying to influence key details of the bill. Once crucial aspect of ...

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With 72 Hours Until Legal Cannabis, is Canada Ready? Pot Point-Man Blair Offers the Latest

With 72 hours until legal cannabis, is Canada ready? Pot point-man Blair offers the latest Rachel Aiello, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer

Article by Rachel Aiello, CTV News In 72 hours it will be legal for adults in Canada to purchase, possess, or grow recreational cannabis, with some considerable caveats depending on which part of the country you live in. On Wednesday, Oct. 17 the country will mark a historic moment: the end of the criminal prohibition on marijuana. It also begins ...

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Toronto Incumbent Mayor John Tory Says City Preparing For Cannabis Legalization

Toronto incumbent mayor John Tory says city preparing for cannabis legalization By Alana MacLeod Web Writer Global News

Article by Alana MacLeod, Global News With cannabis legalization just days away, incumbent Toronto mayor John Tory says he’s preparing City officials and police officers for any issues that may arise. In a press release sent out Sunday, Tory said he wrote a letter to Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney, outlining the City’s plans. “While I support cannabis legalization, that support — as mayor of ...

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Aphria Destroys Batch Of Cannabis Due To Lack of Qualified Workers

Aphria destroys batch of marijuana due to lack of qualified workers

Article by CTV Windsor    A Leamington company in the red-hot pot industry destroyed a batch of weed because it couldn’t find enough skilled production workers in time. Producer Aphria Inc. said it disposed of 13,642 plants after “a lack of qualified local labour” for greenhouse jobs slowed harvesting. It means that one week’s crop rotation outgrew maximum quality. Investors didn’t ...

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Where To Party Like It’s 4/20 On 10/17

Where to party like it's 4/20 on 10/17 Jenny Yuen

Article by Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun Toronto will be up in smoke come Oct. 17 when the Cannabis Act comes into power. The city will become party central that night with big bashes including  “Canada’s Largest Legalization Party” hosted by the Cannabis Society and Fireside Cannabis at the Love Child Social House, 69 Bathurst St. More than 600 Toronto representatives ...

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