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Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Won’t Have Time to Fully Examine How Sweeping Cannabis Bill Will Affect International Treaties, says Andreychuk

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee won’t have time to fully examine how sweeping cannabis bill will affect international treaties, says Andreychuk By PETER MAZEREEUW . The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for the final debate. Meanwhile, Senators are still hashing out whether or how to change the bill, while Canadians flood their email inboxes. Senator Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate, said the Senate should pass C-45 out of respect for the long-standing tradition of passing legislation that is part of the government’s campaign platform, in an opinion piece published in Policy Options Magazine on April 5. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Article by Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times The Senate Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee won’t be able to examine all the ways the government’s cannabis legalization bill will affect Canada’s international treaties before reporting back to the Senate by May 1, says Saskatchewan Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, who chairs the committee. “It is going to be very difficult to accomplish ...

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4/20 2018 Celebrations — A Calm, Cool, Collected Protestival

4/20 2018 Celebrations — A Calm, Cool, Collected Protestival

Article by Jay Schmoeker, Twelve High Chicks It’s April, and one of the big North American/International pot-party-protests is just around the corner: 4/20 2018 celebrations! But this year is a little bit different and a little bit special. After years of agitating for cannabis freedom, across North America there’s been a wave of recreational legalization. Canada still looks forward to ...

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St. John’s, B.C. and Israeli Companies Collaborate to Breed New Pot Strains

St. John's, B.C. and Israeli companies collaborate to breed new pot strains Project to focus on growing strains tailored to specific recreational, medical and commercial purposes Geoff Bartlett · CBC News. Three companies are working together to launch a facility in St. John's that would breed new strains of marijuana leaf tissue that could then be sold as intellectual property to licensed producers. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Article by Geoff Bartlett, CBC News A St. John’s entrepreneur is working with two other companies to launch an operation in Newfoundland that will focus on developing different strains of cannabis and hemp. Chris Snellen is the founder of CEPG Systems, which designs controlled-environment plant-growth systems and currently operates a hydroponic grow operation in the city’s east end that cultivates lettuce, mushrooms and ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: April 9 – April 15, 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 April 10, 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 April 11, 2018: Free Grow Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: ...

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Yukon Cancels Tender for Government-run Cannabis Store Over Size and Price

The Yukon government has cancelled its tender to buy or lease a location for a government-run cannabis store, but the minister responsible for the new cannabis distribution corporation, John Streicker, insists that a retail space will still be ready intime for federal legalization. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file) Yukon cancels tender for government-run cannabis store over size and price Streicker promises there will still be a retail location up and running in time for legalization ASHLEY JOANNOU

Article by Ashley Joannou, Yukon News The Yukon government has cancelled its tender to buy or lease a location for a government-run cannabis store. But the minister responsible for the new cannabis distribution corporation insists that a retail space will still be ready in time for federal legalization. Minister John Streicker told the legislative assembly March 29 the one location ...

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SAQ Employees Urge Government to Re-purpose Sales Network For Cannabis

SAQ employees urge government to re-purpose sales network for cannabis. Various strains of marijuana are displayed at CannaMedicine, in Salem, Ore., during the first day of legal recreation sales in the state on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Brent Drinkut / Statesman-Journal)

Article by The Canadian Press via CTV News The SAQ’s employee union believes that the Crown corporation is unnecessarily duplicating its structure to market cannabis. The union’s acting president, Katia Lelièvre, is urging the Société des alcools du Québec to take advantage of the staff and delivery network already in place to set up the future Quebec Cannabis Society (SQC). ...

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Marijuana Millionaires Ride Canada’s Legalization Wave

Marijuana Millionaires Ride Canada’s Legalization Wave By Jen Skerritt. Ranks of affluent early investors swell ahead of legal sales Value of nation’s cannabis market now exceeds $20 billion. CEO/President of Aurora Sky Terry Booth pictured in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Photographer: Jason Franson/Bloomberg

Article by Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg Terry Booth didn’t expect his life would come full circle, thanks to marijuana. He sold pot in high school, peddling quarter ounces for C$25 ($19) to help out his dad. He spent the next two decades working as an electrician and entrepreneur, and planned to semi-retire to the golf course after taking a step back ...

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Conservative Senators Travel to Washington to Talk Marijuana With Jeff Sessions

Conservative senators travel to Washington to talk marijuana with Jeff Sessions 'Canadians have reasons to be worried!' Tories say after meeting with U.S. officials Madeleine Blais-Morin, Peter Zimonjic · CBC News. Canadian Conservative Sen. Denise Batters poses with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington Wednesday. Batters and fellow Conservative senators Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Claude Carignan went to Washington D.C. this week to meet with U.S. officials over Canada's plan to legalize pot (submitted photo)

Article by Madeleine Blais-Morin & Peter Zimonjic, CBC News Three Conservative senators were in Washington D.C. this week for meetings with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials to discuss Canada’s plan to legalize recreational cannabis use — and they say officials there have unanswered questions of their own about the pot bill. Senators Claude Carignan, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Denise Batters ...

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How To Talk To Teens About Cannabis

How To Talk To Teens About Cannabis Spoiler: Don't say stuff like 'this is your brain on drugs' By Elianna Lev

Article by Elianna Lev, Lift News A grassroots network of Canadian youth is aiming to change the conversation around teens and cannabis. The Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) launched a resource guide this week providing educators and parents pointers on how to openly talk to young people about the drug as Canada moves closer to legalization. Their bottom ...

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Driving Growers and Sellers Underground, the Canadian Government Begins to Usurp the Marijuana Industry

Driving Growers and Sellers Underground, the Canadian Government Begins to Usurp the Marijuana Industry

Article by KOKO gurl, Cannabis Culture Most may be surprised to learn that Canada’s largest black market involves the very same substance the government has recently deemed to be legislated as “not illegal.” But for many otherwise law-abiding members of society, “not illegal” doesn’t mean “legal” either. Members of this enormous underground market aren’t tattooed thugs or violent criminals—they’re parents, grandparents, teachers, community ...

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