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Craft Cannabis Growers in B.C. Sound Alarm Over Survival of the Sector

Craft cannabis growers in B.C. sound alarm over survival of the sector. Joints are displayed for sale during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Article by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Jessika Villano sells a potent array of dried cannabis, oils, salves and even bud-infused bath bombs at Buddha Barn Medicinal Society — all grown and processed by small-scale British Columbia producers. Villano doesn’t want that to change when marijuana is legalized later this year, and she’s among the proponents of local craft cannabis ...

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This Is The Harsh Reality Of The Pre vs Post Legalization of Cannabis In Canada

This Is The Harsh Reality Of The Pre vs Post Legalization of Cannabis In Canada

Video by Press For Truth The legalization of cannabis is soon coming to Canada but not in a way that everyone seems to think. Behind the scenes the government has been monopolizing the industry while insuring that they won’t interfere with the major pharmaceutical companies. Heavy regulations are shutting down the free market of cannabis while gmo seed and irradiated cannabis ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: May 21 – May 27, 2018

Toronto Cannabis Events Dankr Crowd

Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Tuesday May 22, 2018: TERRIFIC TUESDAY GANJA YOGA BASIC with Jose When: 7:30pm-9:30pm Where: The House of Yoga (714 Bloor St W, Toronto) Price: $30/class, 4 classes for $100 Wednesday May 23, 2018: Free Grow Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: ...

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Canada’s Marijuana Industry Looks Abroad For Growth

Canada’s marijuana industry looks abroad for growth By SCOTT DEVEAU Bloomberg. Canada has emerged as a global leader in the pot industry as it becomes the first Group of Seven country to legalize the drug for recreational use later this year. (RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO)

Article by Scott Devaeau, Bloomberg via Toronto Star Countries like Spain, Italy, and Colombia are likely the next growth opportunities for Canadian cannabis companies after a flurry of consolidation at home. The marijuana industry saw its largest deal to date on Monday with Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreeing to acquire MedReleaf Corp. for $2.9 billion ($2.27 billion U.S.). That followed Edmonton, ...

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Tell Us Where People are Growing Medical Cannabis, Eastern Ontario Town Asks Health Canada

Tell us where people are growing medical cannabis, town asks Health Canada Township of North Dundas resident growing 150 cannabis plants legally calls town's request 'hysteria' Laurie Fagan · CBC News. Township of North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan says municipalities and emergency services should be notified by Health Canada when people are growing a lot of cannabis plants for their own medical use. (Laurie Fagan/CBC )

Article by Laurie Fagan, CBC News A fire at a home where 200 medical cannabis plants were being grown highlights gaps in federal regulations that are leaving municipalities unaware of potential dangers, the mayor of an eastern Ontario township says. The Township of North Dundas, about an hour south of Ottawa, passed a motion May 8 calling on Health Canada to require municipalities to be notified when a ...

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Fearing Cannibalization, Beer Companies Ask Canada For Higher Cannabis Taxes

Fearing cannibalization, beer companies ask Canada for higher cannabis taxes. Luke Harford, president of Beer Canada, addresses the Standing Committee on Finance over Bill C-74.

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily Canada’s beer industry is expressing concern that the recreational marijuana market is going to cut into its profits, and it wants the government to raise the proposed tax to level the playing field. “The potential for legal marijuana to cannibalize beer (in Canada) is much more significant compared to the U.S. because of our ...

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Advocates Back Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt’s Call For Pot Pardons

Advocates back Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt’s call for pot pardons By KEVIN MAIMANNStarMetro Edmonton. Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt wants the Alberta government to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to look at granting pot pardons. (KEVIN TUONG)

Article by Kevin Maimann, StarMetro Edmonton A national advocacy group is backing MLA Derek Fildebrandt’s call to grant full pardons to Canadians convicted of simple marijuana possession. Fildebrandt, an independent MLA, raised the issue in Alberta’s legislature Monday, asking the government to pressure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to grant pardons as the issue falls under federal jurisdiction. “That would be ...

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Despite Looming Legalization, Cannabis Possession Charges Remain a Reality

Despite looming legalization, cannabis possession charges remain a reality Recently charged with possession, Edmonton man worries about implications on his future Andrea Ross · CBC News. Roman Lyubashenko was charged with possession of 13 grams of marijuana in March 2018. 0:22

Article by Andrea Ross, CBC News  An Edmonton man says a recent cannabis possession charge has put his business in jeopardy and left him frustrated with the state of the justice system in advance of legalization. Roman Lyubashenko said he was cruising the Anthony Henday Drive the morning of March 14 when he was pulled over by a Sherwood Park RCMP officer for having tinted windows. ...

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