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​You Should Probably Take the Government’s Boring Ass Quiz About Weed

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice Unless you think weed should be illegal until the age of 25, you might want to take the Government of Canada’s new survey. Snappily titled “Toward the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana,” the questionnaire is about as exciting to fill out as the census—but, like the census, it’s actually pretty important. That’s ...

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Government survey will allow Canadians to have say on cannabis reform

Written by Manisha Krishnan for Vice here. Unless you think weed should be illegal until the age of 25, you might want to take the Government of Canada’s new survey. Snappily titled “Toward the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana,” the questionnaire is about as exciting to fill out as the census—but, like the census, it’s actually pretty important. ...

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Dr. Cannabis opens its doors in Sherbrooke, Quebec

Article written for CBC News here. Fees for the new service range from $155 to $700. A new company striving to connect people looking for medical marijuana with doctors has set up shop in Sherbrooke, Que. For a monthly fee, Dr. Cannabis will set up clients with a doctor who will prescribe them medical marijuana, if they meet the necessary ...

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How Cannabis has Given an Ontario Boy a ‘New Lease on Life’

Article by Marc Davis for Huffington Post here. It’s a remarkable transformation. Even a shocking one. Especially considering the unlikely remedy. Six-year-old Tyler used to be tormented by hundreds of painful seizures a day. Which would leave him absolutely exhausted at bedtime. Even so, his doting mother would still have to pin him down to his mattress until he fell ...

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Marijuana Compounds Show Promise in Protecting Brain Cells from Alzheimer’s

Article written by David DiSalvo for Forbes here. Some potentially good news about cannabis compounds is wafting from the Salk Institute labs in San Diego. Researchers discovered that the main psychoactive compound in marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—and a few other active compounds remove amyloid beta proteins from lab-grown neurons. Amyloid is the toxic protein known to accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. ...

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Kelly McParland: Ottawa’s Pot Plan is About Control, not Fun

Article by Kelly McParland, National Post Proponents of open and easy access to legalized marijuana will not be pleased by the tone of a new discussion paper released by the federal government. If anyone thought the breezy support for recreational pot offered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail would translate into neighbourhood “dispensaries” peddling a rich and ...

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Ottawa Might try to Prohibit Homegrown Pot

Article by Robert Benzie Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government warns legalized recreational marijuana will be a strictly controlled substance — so much so that even homegrown weed may be prohibited. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government warns legalized recreational marijuana will be a strictly controlled substance — so much so that even homegrown weed may be prohibited. Federal Health ...

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Canada’s Stances on Pot and Mexicans are not ‘Red Flag’ Issues for U.S.

Article by Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail A fear that America’s obsession with security might gum up critical border travel has loomed over some of Canada’s domestic-policy debates. But on two matters currently in the news – the legalization of marijuana and visa-free travel for Mexicans – the United States is proving not to be the border bogeyman that ...

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Marijuana legalization in Canada: What we know and don’t know

Article by Catharine Tunney, CBC News Canada is lurching toward marijuana legalization, but the Liberals aren’t being blunt about what the new law will mean for the average pot-friendly Canadian. Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould announced on Thursday the launch of a task force to advise the Canadian government on how best to map its plan to legalize marijuana. The task force report could give us ...

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