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Mounties Shut Cannabis Shop in Nanaimo

Mounties shut cannabis shop in Nanaimo Katie DeRosa / Times Colonist. A Nanaimo pot shop has been shut down after RCMP suspected customers of selling illegal opioids inside the store.

Article by Katie DeRosa, Times Colonist A Nanaimo pot shop has been shut down after RCMP suspected customers of selling illegal opioids inside the store. Nanaimo RCMP raided the Limelife Society marijuana dispensary at 119 Nicol St. about 8 p.m. Thursday, acting on information that patrons were trafficking opioids, said Nanaimo RCMP spokesman Const. Gary O’Brien. Two men were arrested and ...

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Hamilton Pot Pioneers Missing Out On the Fruits of Seeds they Planted

Hamilton pot pioneers missing out on the fruits of seeds they planted The late Michael Baldasaro and Walter Tucker pushed for marijuana legalization for decades — now, it's coming By Adam Carter, CBC News

Article by Adam Carter, CBC News Can you smell that? It’s a hazy new age of marijuana acceptance, wafting over Canada — but sadly, two of this country’s trailblazing pot pioneers aren’t around to experience it. For decades, Hamilton’s the late Michael Baldasaro and Walter Tucker famously fought for cannabis legalization, appearing in court and often facing ridicule for their often unorthodox methods. At the ...

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Manitoba Announces Cannabis Retail and Distribution System

Manitoba announces cannabis retail and distribution system The Manitoba government says they plan to implement a public distribution system and a private retail system for cannabis. In order to meet the July 2018 timeline mandated...

Article by Lift News The Manitoba government says they plan to implement a public distribution system and a private retail system for cannabis. In order to meet the July 2018 timeline mandated by the federal government to permit the recreational use of cannabis, the Manitoba government unveiled a hybrid retail and distribution model that allows both the public and private ...

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Ontario Pushes For Bigger Cut of Federal Pot Tax on Back of Strong Expected Demand

Ontario pushes for bigger cut of federal pot tax on back of strong expected demand Ontario expects the country to reap significant revenue from the sale of legalized marijuana, and wants a bigger slice of the tax windfall 1:23 / 4:09

Article by Josh Wingrove and Maciej Onoszko, Bloomberg News via Financial Post Canada’s most populous province expects the country to reap significant revenue from the sale of legalized marijuana, and is pushing for a bigger cut of the tax windfall. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa expects strong demand when Canada legalizes recreational pot next year, but cautioned it must be ...

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CBD Shows New Promise in Two Studies Released This Week

CBD shows new promise in two studies released this week One study shows that co-administration of THC with CBD may prevent some behavior deficits found in mice exposed to only THC

Article by Harrison Jordan Two studies released this week have renewed focus on CBD as a possible prophylactic option for stroke prevention as a preventative against behavioral deficits that might develop in those who use cannabis beginning in their adolescence. One study, completed by Eugene Scharf of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, found ...

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Proposed New Brunswick Cannabis Fund Would Help Educate Young About Pot

Proposed cannabis fund would help educate young about pot Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund Act meant to support education programs to keep drug away from youth. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said the fund would be available to support a broad range of initiatives related to education on the impacts of recreational marijuana use. (CBC)

Article by CBC News The New Brunswick government says it wants to create a special fund to support education programs aimed at keeping marijuana out of the hands of youth. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers announced Friday that the government intends to introduce legislation to this effect, called the Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund Act. The fund would be administered by ...

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Analysis: Please Don’t Enjoy Ontario’s Legal Marijuana

But don’t expect legislators to be happy about selling it to you. For a drug that induces the giggles, Ontario’s approach to legal weed is a serious downer. On this week's Focus Ontario, big changes on the way for police across the province. We'll explain. Ontario unveils its marijuana legalization plan. Do you deserve a ticket for distracted walking? And, Ontario's Green Party Leader joins us to talk about pot, power and politics.

Article by Alan Carter, Global News Standing in Ontario’s legislative chamber, the province’s Attorney General made history this month with the introduction of legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. He did so with the kind of enthusiasm usually reserved for a prostate exam. Speaking to reporters afterward, Yasir Naqvi, was at great pains to explain the primary goal of the “Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety ...

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The Policy of Ontario’s Response to the Cannabis Act, Bill 174

The policy of Ontario’s response to the Cannabis Act, Bill 174 Jeffrey Lizotte of Next Wave Brands takes a closer look at Ontario’s response to federal cannabis legalization

Article by Jeffrey Lizotte, Lift News Ontario’s response to the Cannabis Act is actually four pieces of legislation from four different ministries smashed together. The formal title reflects that: An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic ...

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Stop and Smell the Roses Spawns Two New Stores

Stop and Smell the Roses spawns two new stores

Article by Saugeen Shores Hub Stop and Smell the Roses, the Port Elgin business that sells industrial hemp products such as CBD, available for purchase for anyone 19 years and older, will be opening two sister stores this November. One store, opening November 4, will be in Hanover and operated by company CFO Cassie Berberich. The second store, in Owen ...

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister Says He Won’t Follow Ontario Cannabis Model

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won't follow Ontario cannabis model. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is dropping strong hints that the private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in Winnipeg on Saturday, July 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Article by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press via National Post Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the province’s private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July. Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier statements from the Manitoba Government and General ...

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