How Queen’s Park Is Gearing Up To Be The Largest Legal Pot Dealer In Canada (And Maybe The World)

How Queen’s Park is gearing up to be the largest legal pot dealer in Canada (and maybe the world) Ontario’s new government monopoly kicks into gear in July, when the legalization of recreational weed takes effect. Here’s what you need to know. Finance Charles Sousa joked at a Toronto Regional Board of Trade meeting in November about Canada becoming the "world's biggest pot dealer." (CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO)

Article by Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star Charles Sousa was half-joking about toking. “I was with some high school buddies last week — you remember the guys from high school — and they said to me: ‘who’d have thought it would be you that would one day aspire to become the world’s biggest pot dealer?’ ” the Ontario finance minister ...

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Adults Will Be Able to Carry 30 Grams of Pot in Public, Prince Edward Island Says

Adults will be able to carry 30 grams of pot in public, province says Province has yet to set a price or decide where Islanders will be allowed to smoke recreational pot By Sara Fraser, CBC News. The legal age of use and purchase for cannabis on P.E.I. will be 19 and it will be sold through the Liquor Control Commission at retail outlets separate from their current stores. (Photo courtesy of Allan Ziolkowski)

Article by Sara Fraser, CBC News  P.E.I.’s Department of Justice and Public Safety outlined more preliminary directions for cannabis legislation in Prince Edward Island Tuesday, including where and how the product will be sourced and sold. The province announced in December that the legal age of use and purchase will be 19 and cannabis will be sold through the Liquor Control Commission ...

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Genetic Pot-Pourri: Why Cannabis Strains Don’t All Live Up To Their Billing

Genetic pot-pourri: Why cannabis strains don't all live up to their billing Pot strains can have mixed-up genetics that don't always match what's advertised, experts caution By Susan Ormiston, CBC News . Canopy Growth, a cannabis company in Smiths Falls, Ont., is actively breeding pot and drilling into its genetics to create new strains with consistent characteristics. (Mia Sheldon/CBC)

Article by Susan Ormiston, CBC News Red Diesel, Moby Dick, Lemon Burst, or how about Girl Scout Cookies? All names for “bud,” the cannabis flower, and when the black market product goes legal in Canada this summer expect some heavy marketing of fancy names and their tantalizing effects. But plant scientists say the “sell” is hazy. Those buds have a mixed-up ...

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Liquor Stores Fight To Be Exclusive Retailers of BC Bud


Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network The battle over who gets to sell cannabis in BC is on, and liquor stores are pushing hard to be the exclusive sellers of legal recreational cannabis- but prominent BC doctors and the majority of the cannabis industry are against them. While the government has put the BC Liquor Distribution Branch in charge of wholesale distribution, ...

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Ontario Government-Run Pot Stores Coming

Ontario Government-Run Pot Stores Coming. Mary Ellen Bench says the locations of government-operated stores that sell marijuana will be up to the province, but that should not be an issue for municipalities.

Article by Shannon Kari, Law Times The Ontario government is promising to open 40 government-run cannabis stores in more than a dozen municipalities once federal legislation is enacted later this year to permit the sale of the product for recreational use. That number is scheduled to rise to 80 stores and online sales by the summer of 2019, increasing to 150 ...

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New Brunswick Signs With Fourth Company to Supply Recreational Cannabis

New Brunswick signs with fourth company to supply recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, November 5, 2017. The New Brunswick government has signed a deal with a fourth company to supply cannabis for recreational market in the province. The Liberal government says a memorandum of understanding has been signed with Nuuvera Inc.

Article by Canadian Press via Metro News New Brunswick has signed a deal with a fourth company to supply marijuana for the province’s recreational market. The Liberal government says a memorandum of understanding has been signed with Nuuvera Inc. (TSXV:NUU) The agreement was reached as the federal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of cannabis later this year. On its website, the ...

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Status First Nations to Remain Tax Exempt on Marijuana Sales on Saskatchewan Reserve Land

Status First Nations to remain tax exempt on marijuana sales on reserve land Both federal and provincial governments have said they will honour the Indian Act tax exempt policy By Brad Bellegarde, CBC News. First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will not have to pay tax on marijuana sales. (CBC)

Article by Brad Bellegarde, CBC News Saskatchewan’s marijuana legislation was announced earlier this week and the province said in an email that it hasn’t made any decision yet regarding a provincial sales tax on marijuana. But according to both the federal and provincial governments, First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will be tax exempt when buying marijuana from a business ...

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Drugs and Driving Committee Accepts Drug Screening Device for Review

Drugs and Driving Committee accepts drug screening device for review DDC also currently reviewing three additional devices, according to a spokesman for the agency

Article by David Brown, Lift News The Drugs and Driving Committee (DDC) has accepted one drug screening device for evaluation and is currently reviewing three additional devices, according to a spokesman for the agency. How Canada will manage cannabis-impaired driving once the drug is made legal this summer has been a major concern for law enforcement, politicians and stakeholders. A recent ...

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CanniMed Files $725M Lawsuit Against Aurora, Others Over Takeover Bid

CanniMed files $725M lawsuit against Aurora, others over takeover bid. An acrimonious takeover battle between two Canadian marijuana companies is in the regulatory spotlight. RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by The Canadian Press via Saskatoon StarPhoenix Saskatoon-based CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Aurora Cannabis Inc., alleging what it calls “multiple claims of wrongdoing” related to Aurora’s hostile bid to acquire CanniMed. In a statement released Friday evening, CanniMed says it filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court alleging Aurora and others conspired to injure CanniMed’s ...

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