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Ottawa Condo Board Moves to Ban Pot Smoking Ahead of Legalization

Condo board moves to ban pot smoking ahead of legalization Residents of Gloucester condo building told they won't be able to smoke in own homes By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News. A condo in Ottawa's east-end is banning smoking and restricting who can grow marijuana plants to people with prescriptions for pot. (David Donnelly/CBC)

Article by Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ontario’s proposed marijuana law restricts smoking pot to private homes, but at least one Ottawa condo board wants to nip that in the bud. The board of Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 34 has also informed residents of the building on Bathgate Drive in Gloucester that it’s banning smoking both marijuana and tobacco inside units, and placing ...

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Ontario Landlords Want Right to Ban Pot in Rental Units Despite Tenant Laws

Ontario landlords want right to ban pot in rental units despite tenant laws By Peter Goffin The Canadian Press. Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B

Article by Peter Goffin, The Canadian Press via Global News Ontario landlords want the right to immediately ban the use of pot in rental properties when recreational weed is legalized this summer, arguing they should be allowed to change tenants’ existing leases to stop the drug from being consumed in their units. Some marijuana users say, however, that the situation would leave ...

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HotBox Grow: Gardening Your Medicine

matt mernagh HotBox Grow: Gardening Your Medicine cannabis

Reviewed by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca. When thinking about Canadian’s knowledgeable enough to lead a cannabis cultivation class, there is one individual’s name that jumps out: Matt Mernagh. Matt was the first Canadian medical patient with a court exemption to grow their own cannabis as a fall out of being raided with cannabis plants, before it was a medical option for ...

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Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana to Protest ACMPR Excise Tax in Toronto Friday

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana to protest ACMPR excise tax in Toronto ‘Applying a tax to medical cannabis will hurt the vast majority of patients,’ says CFAMM founder Jonathan Zaid

Article by Kate Robertson, Lift News When the federal government proposed an excise tax on medical cannabis to be implemented post-legalization in November, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana sprung into action, kicking off a letter-writing campaign, petition and social media campaign to draw awareness to what the group says is an unfair tax. “Fundamentally that’s not how we treat ...

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Ontario Seeks Public Feedback on Allowing Cannabis Lounges as Legalization Looms

Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms. Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Article by Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press via CTV News Ontario is considering allowing licensed cannabis consumption lounges in the province once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer, and is asking the public to weigh in on the idea. The proposal is being met with optimism by some cannabis activists and municipal politicians who say the provincial government’s approach on ...

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P.E.I. Cannabis-Oil Extraction Business is Flowing

P.E.I. cannabis-oil extraction business is flowing 'We expect that to drastically increase as we move toward the recreational market' By Sara Fraser, CBC News. David Campbell, chief operational officer at Advanced Extraction Systems, which partners with Diversified Metals to manufacture cannabis-oil extraction systems, says the pot market is moving quickly. (Submitted by Advanced Extraction Systems)

Article by Sara Fraser, CBC News A P.E.I. company that makes cannabis oil extraction systems is claiming its place in Canada’s green rush. Advanced Extraction Systems, which works with Diversified Metals Engineering (DME) in Charlottetown to manufacture the equipment, began back in 2015. “Things have been moving tremendously fast in this industry,” says chief operational officer David Campbell, who’s also one ...

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Winnipeg Police Raid Two Marijuana Storefronts, Call Them ‘Illegal Dispensaries’

Police raid two marijuana storefronts, call them 'illegal dispensaries' Solomon Israel By: Solomon Israel. Drug Arrests: C18-6900 Over the last several months, officers from the Marihuana Grow Operation Unit (MGOU) have been conducting an investigation into the activities of 2 illegal marihuana dispensaries. The dispensaries, known as the Winnipeg Compassion Club on McPhillips St. and the Winnipeg Compassion Club South on Pembina Hwy. Both locations were openly selling marihuana. It should be noted that marihuana seized in criminal investigations is never medical grade and is often found to contain contaminants which can pose significant health risks. In this investigation officers seized a number of items which would be particularly tempting to young children who could be at significant medical risk. On January 8, 2018, MGOU, assisted by Community Support Units from Divisions 12, 13, and 14 obtained search warrants for both locations. Approximately $25,000 worth of marihuana, $20,000 of marihuana in alternate forms and $6,000 in cash were seized. Three males, 45, 28, and 27, were arrested and charged with numerous CDSA offences as well Possession of Proceeds of Crime. All 3 were released with court-ordered appearances.Two dispensaries, known as the Winnipeg Compassion Club on McPhillips Street and the Winnipeg Compassion Club South on Pembina Highway were raided by Winnipeg police. $20,000 of marijuana in alternate forms was seized.

Article by Solomon Israel, Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg police raided two locations of the Winnipeg Compassion Club last week, saying the storefronts were operating as “illegal marihuana dispensaries.” Police seized approximately $25,000 worth of marijuana, $20,000 of marijuana in alternate forms and $6,000 in cash from both locations, which were “openly selling marihuana,” police in a news release Wednesday. Three men ...

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The Purpose of Bill C-45

THE PURPOSE OF BILL C-45 CALEB MCMILLAN. Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair listens to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau respond to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday April 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell Straight from the horse’s mouth: “The purpose of this Act [Bill C-45, cannabis legalization] is to protect public health and public safety and, in particular…” Meaning: Damn your BC ...

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The Case Against Taxing Medical Cannabis

The case against taxing medical cannabis. The government must find taxation solutions that help ensure medical cannabis is affordable and encourages investment in the industry.

Article by Greg Engel, Policy Opinions In 2015, research funded by the University of British Columbia Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention found more than half of respondents who use cannabis for medical purposes reported that they can never or only sometimes afford to buy enough cannabis to relieve their symptoms, and a third of respondents stated that they often or ...

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Ontario Government Considering a License For Vapour Lounges

ntario government considering a license for vapour lounges Many have operated in an uncertain legal grey area for years

Article by Kate Robertson, Lift News When Jon Liedtke opened his 6,000 square-foot cannabis lounge Higher Limits two years ago, he knew it wasn’t exactly a legal establishment. The Smoke-Free Ontario law prohibits anyone from smoking in public spaces or workplaces. But the law applies to tobacco, not cannabis, and as a medical cannabis user himself, he was aware of ...

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