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Written by Jessica Smith for The debate over marijuana legalization is catching up faster across various countries. With an increasing number of places legalizing marijuana especially for medical purposes, the global use for the same is at its all-time high. Cannabis has been the topic of various medical studies and significant results reflecting it to have great healing and ...

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Cannabis Producers Sound Warning on Ottawa’s New Tax Plan

Cannabis producers sound warning on Ottawa’s new tax plan DANIEL LEBLANC PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER OTTAWA The root system from a cannabis cutting is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. TIJANA MARTIN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by Daniel LeBlanc, The Globe and Mail Marijuana firms are warning that Ottawa’s move to impose an additional $100-million in taxes ostensibly to recoup regulatory costs – on top of hundreds of millions in government revenue expected from excise taxes − will hurt their ability to undercut the cannabis black market. . Health Canada, which recently announced a proposed ...

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No Little Pot Shop Around the Corner

No little pot shop around the corner Antonella Artuso Police raid a pot shop in the Yonge St.-Eglinton Ave. area in June, 2017. (STAN BEHAL, Toronto Sun)

Article by Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun When the Ontario government opens The Cannabis Store (TCS), there’ll be no room for unlicensed marijuana store fronts and dispensaries. Clint Thomas, director of communications for Finance Minister Vic Fedeli, said the government is at work on the launch of a cannabis retail and distribution system to meet the federal legalization timeline of Oct. ...

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Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

Health Canada 'concerned' by cannabis companies sponsoring music events The Canadian Press Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Health Canada is prepared to crackdown on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Article by The Canadian Press via Times Colonist Health Canada said Friday it’s prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. The federal department said it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act. It said the government has made it “abundantly ...

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Opinion: Loosen the Laws to Help Cannabis Innovators

Opinion: Loosen the laws to help cannabis innovators Canada deserves praise for legalizing recreational marijuana, but its tight legal framework risks pushing away investors. DEREK MCCARTY, SPECIAL TO MONTREAL GAZETTE Legalization or recreational marijuana gives Quebec and all of Canada the potential to grow as a tech hub, writes Derek McCarty. TED S. WARREN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Article by Derek McCarthy, Montreal Gazette Montreal’s Parc de Dieppe played host to CannabisFest this week, offering a snapshot of the creative potential surrounding Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Part of a five-day StartupFest, this collection of speakers, investors, media and other interested participants highlighted the infinite opportunities for disruptive businesses to enter emerging markets in Quebec and across Canada. A new class of ...

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‘Yukon Model’: How Ford Can Bring the Free Market to Cannabis Retail

‘Yukon model’: How Ford can bring the free market to cannabis retail By Jameson Berkow Rendering of Yukon's planned temporary cannabis store. (Photo: Yukon Liquor Corporation)

Article by Jameson Berkow, BNN Bloomberg If Doug Ford wants the free market to play a role in selling cannabis to the people of Canada’s largest province, Ontario’s premier could take a cue from the country’s smallest territory. “As an interim measure, the Yukon Liquor Corporation (YLC) is opening a temporary physical retail store that will be phased out once ...

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2018 O’Cannabiz Moments

2018 O'Cannabiz Moments

Article by Phil Wong, High! Canada 2018 O’Cannabiz with Cam Battley What a weekend as O’Cannabiz put on another outstanding show! It was a crazy busy first thing in the morning Saturday and I bump into Cam Battley, the Steve Jobs of our industry. Cam what do you think of O’Cannabiz this year? “O’Cannabiz does such a lovely job of ...

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Cannabis for Kids? Almost Half of Canadian Pediatricians Didn’t Know They Could Prescribe: Survey

Cannabis for Kids? Almost Half of Canadian Pediatricians Didn’t Know They Could Prescribe: Survey WATCH ABOVE: Is weed good or bad for you? Everything we know about the health effects of cannabis

Article by Jane Gerster, Global News Dr. Michael Rieder wants it made clear that cannabis is not a side-effect free, cure-all. The London, Ont., pediatrician has had many children referred to him by doctors who know Rieder wrote the Canadian Paediatric Society’s position statement on cannabis use and aren’t sure whether to prescribe. The conversations, Rieder says, are rather interesting. “The families ...

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‘Trifecta of Opportunity Within One Plant’: Prairie Hemp Farmers Could Win Big With New Cannabis Rules

'Trifecta of opportunity within one plant': Prairie hemp farmers could win big with new cannabis rules Allowing cannabidiol harvest could generate $10 billion in economic activity over the next 10 years, government estimates Updated industrial hemp regulations, released this week alongside Health Canada’s recreational cannabis rules, will allow hemp growers to harvest the flowers and leaves from their crop for non-psychoactive compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD). Steve Hellber/AP/The Canadian Press

Article by Mark Rendell, FInancial Post While the federal government is legalizing marijuana to regulate and tax the psychoactive drug, Prairie farmers growing non-smokable hemp appear set to become major beneficiaries of the new regime. The updated industrial hemp regulations, released this week alongside Health Canada’s recreational cannabis rules, will allow hemp growers to harvest the flowers and leaves from ...

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Half of Pediatricians Surveyed Say Their Young Patients Have Used Cannabis

Half of pediatricians surveyed say their young patients have used cannabis BY CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI, THE CANADIAN PRESS About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they've encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. Principal investigator Richard Belanger, of the Department of Paediatrics at Centre mere-enfant Soleil, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he's surprised by the number of young cannabis users and says it points to the need for more information for doctors and patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Veronique Cote, *MANDATORY CREDIT

Article by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they’ve encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. The questionnaire for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 419 of 835 respondents had a patient who had used either authorized or unauthorized cannabis for some sort of medical relief. The ...

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