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Two People Charged After Police Raid Cannabis Culture Pot Shop in Peterborough

Article by The Peterborough Examiner Two people are facing charges after city police officers raided the city’s first marijuana dispensary Thursday. A Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant was executed in the raid at Cannabis Culture at 382 George St., Sgt. Dan MacLean stated. Marijuana and cash were seized in the raid, MacLean stated. Cannabis Culture owner Richard Standen, ...

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Four Charged as Durham Cops Launch Raids on Marijuana Dispensaries in Oshawa, Whitby

Dispensaries Raided Oshawa Police

Article by Jeff Mitchell, Durham Region. DURHAM — Four people are facing criminal charges after Durham police raids at storefront marijuana dispensaries in Oshawa and Whitby on Friday. The crackdown came after a warning was issued to the operations — two are in Oshawa, one in Whitby — that they were contravening the law by selling marijuana without authorization, police ...

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What Marijuana Legalization Could Mean for Canada’s Real Estate Market

Article by Falice Chin, CBC News Imagine if every Canadian adult was allowed to grow marijuana at home. What would this do to our real estate market? The answer depends on who you ask. In Colorado, where pot has been legal since 2014, homeowners can keep up to half a dozen pot plants indoors — and in that’s causing a “green boom” in cities like Denver. ...

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Two Men Charged in Toronto Pot Shop Raid

THC 416 dispensary raided by police weed shop

Article by News Staff, City News. Two people are facing charges after police raided a marijuana dispensary in Toronto. Toronto police executed a search warrant at THC 416 on Dundas Street West, near Dufferin Street, on Thursday afternoon. Daniel DeBeer, 26, and Tom Van Nguyen, 31, both from Toronto, were each charged with possession of a Schedule II substance, possession ...

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With Marijuana Industry Booming, Vancouver’s Cannabis Expo is All Business

Article by Glen Schaefer, Vancouver Sun There won’t be wreaths of smoke wafting overhead at this weekend’s Cannabis Expo at the cavernous Vancouver Convention Centre West. It’s all business for more than 130 industry exhibitors, who will welcome an expected 10,000 of the curious on Saturday and Sunday, a month after the federal government introduced new regulations governing medical marijuana use, ...

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Ontario Provincial Party Leaders Agree on Ottawa’s Need to Speed Weed Law

Article by Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star All three major provincial political party leaders agree that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to clear the haze swirling around marijuana legalization. In a rare display of unanimity at Queen’s Park, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath are each urging Ottawa to provide some direction. ...

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Pot Shop Cop Gave Money to Team Run by Police Official

Article by Jesse McLean, The Toronto Star The Durham cop allowed by his force to co-own a controversial marijuana company gave thousands of dollars in sponsorship money to a soccer team run by the senior Durham police official whose department vetted the constable’s pot shop ownership application. Chief administrative officer Stan MacLellan oversees Durham police’s human resources unit, which handled ...

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Health Canada’s New ACMPR 101: A Guide for Patients

Article by Hugo Alves & Mike Lickver, Lift On August 24, 2016, in response to Justice Phelan’s judgment in the case of Allard v Canada (“Allard“), Health Canada implemented the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “ACMPR“), replacing the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “MMPR“). In Allard, Justice Phelan found the MMPR to be unconstitutional due to ...

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Let Private Businesses Get a Cut of Legal Weed Business

Article by Ashley Csanady, The National Post Big business in Ontario wants a cut of the legal pot business. That’s the message the Ontario Chamber of Commerce sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne in an open letter on Wednesday. “We believe that a private-sector, licensing-based and locally oriented approach is one worth seriously considering,” the Chamber wrote. Its members both want ...

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Days After Shutting Down, Oshawa Marijuana Dispensary Reopens in Defiance of Police Warning

Article by Jeff Mitchell, DurhamRegion.com Days after abruptly shuttering its doors, an Oshawa marijuana dispensary has reopened, in defiance of a warning from Durham police. The Emerald Triangle dispensary on Simcoe Street North has resumed operations because clients are in need and buying pot on the street isn’t a safe alternative for them, said Irie Selkirk, a consultant who spoke ...

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