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Ex-B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake Says Pot Promising Substitute for Opioid Addiction

Ex-B.C. health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction

Article by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press via National Post Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions. Now a vice-president at a medical cannabis company, Lake said there is preliminary evidence that shows marijuana can ...

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Pot to the People: Saskatchewan Cannabis Retailers Pleased with Provincial Government’s Private Retail Plan

Pot to the people: Sask. cannabis retailers pleased with provincial government's plan Entrepreneurs in Saskatoon, Regina aiming for some of the 60 retail permits CBC News. About 60 private retailers in the province will be given permits to sell cannabis, the Saskatchewan government said Monday. (CBC News)

Article by CBC News With the Saskatchewan government’s announcement that marijuana will be sold by private companies once the drug is federally legalized, existing entrepreneurs are queuing up. SLGA said it will issue about 60 retail permits in about 40 municipalities and First Nations across the province. Kelly Csada, owner of the medicinal marijuana shop Kelz in Regina, said she ...

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The People of Six Nations Embrace Cannabis as a Medicine and Sovereign Right

The people of Six Nations embrace cannabis as a medicine and sovereign right

Article by SmokeSignals.Media The results are in. The people of Six Nations want no political interference – from inside or outside of their community – when it comes to the regulation of the cannabis industry on their territory. The survey, undertaken by the on reserve dispensary Green Health for Six, was mailed to 2,300 households in Six Nations and New Credit. ...

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United Greeneries Staking Early Claim on Future Outdoor Cannabis Industry

United Greeneries staking early claim on future outdoor cannabis industry B.C. microclimate ideal for outdoor cannabis farms

Article by Scott Johnstone, Lift News As cannabis companies ratchet up operations in preparation for recreational legalization, one Canadian LP is setting its sights farther past the horizon. While the Cannabis Act in its current form only allows for cannabis to be commercially farmed indoors and in greenhouses, United Greeneries is making a strategic bet that traditional outdoor farms will ...

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Did you hear about E.T.C???

Did you hear about E.T.C???

Article by Debi Facey As most of you know I’ve been a huge advocate when it comes to the importance of education and educating one’s within the Cannabis Industry & Community. I’m so happy to finally launch: E.VERYT.ING C.ANNA~ Learn How Know Why~ workshops and seminars! EveryTing Canna (E.T.C) workshops and seminars are set to be focused on all things Cannabis and ...

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New Norfolk County Report Offers Control Options For Odour, Light, Noise

New county report offers control options for odour, light, noise By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer

Article by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer Norfolk County may soon have well-defined rules governing the production of recreational and medicinal marijuana. Marijuana production facilities have proliferated unchecked in Norfolk over the past two years. These are medicinal in nature and loosely governed by Health Canada regulations. These facilities are not subject to provincial planning policies. As such, increased production has ...

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Canadian Marijuana Producers Have Bankrolled More Than Enough Capacity to Meet Rec Demand

Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily If a recreational marijuana shortage materializes in Canada come 2019 – as most industry observers predict – don’t blame Health Canada, which more than doubled the number of production licenses it granted in 2017. Instead, look to regional supply imbalances – possibly in provinces that opt to sell adult-use cannabis through government-run retail ...

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First Nations Entrepreneurs Are Asserting Sovereignty and Seizing The New Cannabis Economy

First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: 'Stay out of our affairs' By Jorge Barrera, CBC News. Jeff Hawk inside his Green Health for 6 dispensary in December 2017. Hawk's dispensary was raided on Tuesday, Jan. 9. (CBC)

Article by Jorge Barrera, CBC News Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six Nations police officers burst in, ordering everyone to get on the ground. Hawk’s dispensary, called Green Health for 6, was the second to be hit by a raid in Six ...

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Local Dispensary Owners Allege Rise in Violent Robberies at Pot Shops

Local dispensary owners allege rise in violent robberies at pot shops Marijuana advocate encouraging owners to call 911 after robberies CBC News. Police released an image from surveillance video of two suspects they say robbed a marijuana dispensary on Friday night. (Hamilton Police Service)

Article by CBC News A local marijuana dispensary advocate is calling for dispensary owners and employees to call 911 after robberies, after armed men stormed into a dispensary in Hess Village Friday night. The move comes during Hamilton police’s ongoing efforts to clamp down on marijuana dispensaries, which could leave workers with trepidations about calling the cops. According to police, ...

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Saskatoon Could See Major Bylaw Changes in Wake of Legalized Marijuana

Saskatoon could see major bylaw changes in wake of legalized marijuana City still waiting on provincial rules; dispensaries fear being unfairly targeted By Charles Hamilton, CBC News

Article by Charles Hamilton, CBC News  The City of Saskatoon says major bylaw changes could be coming to deal with legalized marijuana. Pot venders could see higher business licensing fees, smoking the drug could be banned in public areas and shops could be forced to sell pot far away from schools. But Mayor Charlie Clark said no final decisions can be made until the ...

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