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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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Aspiring ‘Craft’ Cannabis Producers Running Into Unexpected Roadblocks, Only 23 Micro Producer Applications So Far

Aspiring 'craft' cannabis producers running into unexpected roadblocks Yan Boissonneault, left, and James Gallagher, licensed medical marijuana growers, are seen at a legal medical grow-op they oversee, in Mission, B.C., on Wednesday December 5, 2018. They operate a handful of small legal medical grow-ops in British Columbia and are among the "craft" producers who hope to use their skills in the fledgling recreational market by getting a new licence for microcultivation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck) Aspiring 'Craft' Cannabis Producers Running Into Unexpected Roadblocks, Only 23 Micro Producer Applications So Far

Article by Laura Kane, CTV News … Boissonneault and Gallagher now run a handful of small legal medical grow-ops in British Columbia and are among the “craft” producers who hope to use their skills in the fledgling recreational market by getting a new licence for microcultivation. But would-be applicants are discovering a major hurdle in their way: obtaining municipal approval and ...

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First Draft For Edibles And Concentrates Laws Coming Soon

FIRST DRAFT FOR EDIBLES AND CONCENTRATES LAWS COMING SOON MIKE O

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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‘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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Medical Cannabis Lounge Higher Limits Closing Due to Ontario Regulations

Medical cannabis lounge Higher Limits closing due to Ont. regulations Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn The company announced Thursday it will be closing for good by the end of the year CBC News Jon Liedtke, owner of the Higher Limits Cannabis Lounge in downtown Windsor, says the new provincial regulations discriminate against medical marijuana users. (Jason Viau/CBC)

Article by CBC News Changes to Ontario’s smoking laws have forced a medical cannabis lounge in downtown Windsor to shut down. Higher Limits announced Thursday it will be closing for good by the end of the year. “[We] have been notified and warned by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that both employees and customers are liable,” said owner Jon Liedtke in a ...

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Quebec Takes Hard Line on Cannabis With Bill Raising Legal Age to 21

Quebec takes hard line on cannabis with bill raising legal age to 21 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Customers lineup at a government cannabis store in Montreal on October 18, 2018. The Quebec government tabled legislation this morning that would raise the legal age for consuming cannabis in the province to 21. Bill 2 would also prohibit cannabis consumption in all public places, including parks and streets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Article by City News The Quebec government tabled legislation this morning that would raise the legal age for consuming cannabis in the province to 21. Bill 2 would also prohibit cannabis consumption in all public places, including parks and streets. Increasing the legal age to 21 from 18 was one of the Coalition Avenir Quebec’s main campaign promises leading up to its Oct. ...

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Dear Herb: Can I Legally Share My Medical Cannabis Seeds and Seedlings With a Friend Who Wants to Grow?

Dear Herb: Can I legally share my medical cannabis seeds and seedlings with a friend who wants to grow? Herb dives into the question of gifting from medical growers to recreational growers -- just in time for Christmas An immature cannabis seedling can legally be given from one individual to another. (Mike Deal/Winnipeg Free Press) MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Steven Stairs a local cannabis advocate in his home. Steven has a license to grow medical marijuana for himself.

Article by The Leaf News Dear Herb: A recent article suggested that obtaining starting materials from licensed medical growers by gifting is legal, but is that really the case? Is legal medical cannabis a potential legal source of starting materials for recreational home growers? — Perplexed About Gifting Dear Perplexed: I’ve received this inquiry from a number of people in the past ...

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Legal Cannabis Becomes Truly Canadian With Wiarton’s Curling ‘Bongspiel’

Legal marijuana becomes truly Canadian with Wiarton's curling 'bongspiel' JONATHAN JUHA & ZOE KESSLER, POSTMEDIA NETWORK Ted Ratcliffe, left, of Wiarton and Grant Nicholson of Owen Sound are the convenors of Bongspiel. The sold out event - which combines curling and cannabis - will be held at the Wiarton & District Curling Club Jan. 26. (Zoe Kessler/Postmedia News)

Article by Jonathan Juha and Zoe Kessler, London Free Press If there were ever a sign that marijuana has come in from the cold, this surely is it, what’s believed to be Canada’s first curling “bongspiel.” A Southwestern Ontario club plans a tournament next month combining one of the country’s oldest winter pasttimes, curling, with what’s rapidly becoming a new lifestyle ...

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This is What it Will Cost to Open a Retail Cannabis Store in Ontario

Article by Peter Nolan-Smith, Daily Hive Ontario weed smokers are a patient lot. After sitting through the original run of much delayed post-legalization Ontario Cannabis Store deliveries — Grow’s office order in Toronto took 15 days —  October 17, 2017, came and went with much fanfare. But April 2019 is the deadline the Ford government has set for the introduction of ...

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People On Reddit Admit That They’re Actually Pretty Disappointed In Marijuana Legalization In Canada

Canada People On Reddit Admit That They're Actually Pretty Disappointed In Marijuana Legalization In Canada Things smell different, at least. @Photo 118418795 © Dmitry Tishchenko - Dreamstime.com Michelle Cadieux

Article by Michelle Cadieux, MTL Blog It’s been a little over six weeks now since cannabis became legal in Canada. The first day of legalization was highly succesuful. In Quebec, for example, the SQDC proccessed 42,500 transactions in store and online in just a single day. As a result, legalization has made one thing abundantly clear:Canadians love weed. So much so that many legal cannabis vendors across ...

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