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Health Canada: New Federal Regulatory Rules Around Cannabis, Pesticide Testing Welcomed

New federal regulatory rules around cannabis, pesticide use welcomed Test results must be provided to LPs before the products can be sold TAYLOR BLEWETT Tractor with a spray device for finely dispersed fertilizer. Tractor on the sunset background. Tractor with high wheels is making fertilizer on young wheat. The use of finely dispersed spray chemicals Tractor doing spray operation on crop LEONID EREMEYCHUK / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Taylor Blewett, Regina Leader-Post Health Canada recently unveiled a new regulatory regime that will impose extensive and mandatory pesticide testing requirements on all licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis. Come Jan. 2, LPs will have to send product samples to independent laboratories, where they will be screened for almost 100 active pesticide ingredients before they can be sold. It’s a marked ...

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Shoppers Drug Mart Shows Up on Health Canada’s List of Online Vendors of Medical Cannabis

CANNABIS Shoppers Drug Mart shows up on Health Canada's list of online vendors of medical cannabis by Charlie Smith

Article by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight It’s official. A company linked to the billionaire Weston family is in the online weed business. That’s because Health Canada’s website has been updated to reveal that Shoppers Drug Mart has a federal licence to sell medical cannabis over the Internet. The Straight  previously reported in September that it had received a licence through its parent company, Loblaw Companies ...

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First Draft For Edibles And Concentrates Laws Coming Soon


Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network Canada legalized cannabis just under two months ago, but edibles still remain as illegal as ever- that is, until Oct. 17, 2019, which is when the Trudeau government plans to legalize cannabis edibles and concentrates. But MJ Biz Daily has reported some promising news, just in time for Christmas- we can expect to see the ...

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Raising Legal Age to Buy Cannabis in Quebec Wrong Move, Say Experts

Francois Legault Raising legal age to buy cannabis in Quebec wrong move, say experts By: Solomon Israel Quebec Premier designate Francois Legault reacts to the applauding crowd as he arrives to be sworn in as member of the National Assembly Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News The Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for using cannabis to 21 from 18 is drawing the ire of some public-health experts, who say the move will backfire. The legislation introduced Wednesday morning is just the second bill from the new Coalition Avenir Québec government, which decimated the Liberals in the province’s October general election. Raising the age ...

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Health Canada Grants Shoppers Drug Mart Permission to Sell Medical Cannabis Online

Health Canada grants Shoppers Drug Mart permission to sell medical marijuana online By Staff The Canadian Press WATCH ABOVE: Medical marijuana users worry cannabis tax will price medication out of reach.

Article by Global News Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online. Health Canada‘s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil. A website has been set up by the company, which says that patients “with ...

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‘I’d Rather Someone Else Was The Guinea Pig,’ Town of Erin, Ontario Opts Out of Cannabis Retail

‘I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,’ Town of Erin opts out of cannabis retail Erin first of kind in area to make decision against hosting retail shops in municipality NEWS 02:35 PM by Alexandra Heck Erin Advocate Erin councillor John Brennan agreed to opt out of hosting cannabis retail in town, citing a lack of clarity from the Province on policy details. - Alexandra Heck/Metroland It was a unanimous decision.

Article by Alexandra Heck, Erin Advocate via SouthWestern Ontario It was a unanimous decision. Erin town council chose to opt out of hosting cannabis retail sites in the municipality, citing a lack of details from the province as a primary factor. “I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,” said Coun. John Brennan, noting that the province can’t possibly reap the millions they ...

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Alcohol And Gaming Commission Of Ontario Rolls Out Licensing Regime For Cannabis Retailers

Alcohol And Gaming Commission Of Ontario Rolls Out Licensing Regime For Cannabis Retailers Article by Jon-Paul Powers and William Bjornsson

Article by Jon-Paul Powers and William Bjornsson, Mondaq Cannabis was legalized across Canada on Oct. 17, but since that date the only way to legally obtain it in Ontario has been through the province’s dedicated, online shop. In the new year, that’s all about to change. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) published the first ...

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Opting Out of Legal Weed Stores Would Be Costly, Says 2 London Councillors

Opting out of legal weed stores would be costly, says 2 London councillors Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Email Coun. Shawn Lewis, Josh Morgan see no upside to opting out, saying it will cost the city revenue Andrew Lupton · CBC News The province is moving ahead with licensing of retail pot shops, but municipalities can opt out by Jan. 22. Two London councillors say they see no benefit to opting out. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press)

Article by Andrew Lupton, CBC News On paper, the City of London can just say no to allowing privately-run retail marijuana stores in the city. But on a practical level, two councillors say opting out and effectively banning legal pot shops in London is a bad idea. In a report prepared for the Protective Services Committee, Rosanna Wilcox, the city’s director of economic innovation, makes ...

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Here’s What’s Happening with Legal Cannabis Stores in Brampton

Here’s What's Happening with Legal Cannabis Stores in Brampton by Alan Kan

Article by Alan Kan, In Brampton The newly sworn in Brampton City Council have gotten the ground running on perhaps one of the most contentious issues they have to deal with: whether to allow cannabis stores to operate in Canada’s ninth largest city. Selling of recreational cannabis was legalized back on October 17; in Ontario right now online sales are available, ...

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