Quebec Minister Refuses to Bend on Bill Upping Legal Age to Consume Cannabis From 18 to 21

Quebec minister refuses to bend on bill upping legal age to consume cannabis BY CAROLINE PLANTE Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. Carmant is refusing to bend on legislation that seeks to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption from 18 to 21 and ban the product from all public areas across the province. Jacques Boissinot

Article by Caroline Plante, CityNews Quebec junior health minister Lionel Carmant is refusing to bend on legislation that seeks to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption from 18 to 21 and ban the product from all public areas across the province. Carmant wasn’t even willing to accept amendments to his legislation during public consultations on the bill Tuesday in Quebec City. His stance led the Opposition ...

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Ontario Unveils Mandatory Retail Cannabis Training Certificate

Ontario unveils mandatory retail pot training certificate Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn All licence holders, managers, employers will need to take 4-hour online course Lucas Powers · CBC News The first brick-and-mortar cannabis retail shops will open in Ontario on April 1. (Gary Solilak/CBC) Mature cannabis plants are shown in this photo. A sample quiz contained such questions as: What does THC stand for? Which of the following is not a terpine? There is no known safe amount of amount of cannabis to consume while pregnant — true or false? (Tijana Martin)

Article by Lucas Powers, CBC News The groups behind Ontario’s first cannabis retail training certification revealed details of the program in Toronto on Wednesday. The CannSell certificate will be mandatory for all managers, employees and licence holders planning to work in one of the province’s 25 brick-and-mortar pot shops when their doors open on April 1. Lift & Co. — a technology company that ...

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MPs, Patients, and the Medical Cannabis Sector Urge Government to Remove Unfair Taxes on Medical Cannabis

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana MPs, Patients, and the Medical Cannabis Sector Urge Government to Remove Unfair Taxes on Medical Cannabis

Article by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) Tuesday, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (“CFAMM”) spoke on Parliament Hill, joined by patients, elected officials and allies in the cannabis sector urging the federal government to remove all taxes on medical cannabis. As the federal government prepares to release the 2019 Budget, CFAMM called on all citizens ...

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Small Southwestern Ontario Towns Say They’re Shortchanged by Fund for Switch to Legal Cannabis

Small towns say they're shortchanged by fund for switch to legal pot Small-town Southwestern Ontario is pushing back against Ontario's plan to cushion the fallout of legal marijuana with money, saying the funding formula puts small centres at a big disadvantage. Jonathan JuhaJonathan Juha St. Marys Mayor Al Strathdee talks Wednesday with a staff member in the community inquiry office at city hall. Strathdee is critical of a provincial plan to compensate municipalities for the fallout from legal cannabis, saying the funding isn't fair to smaller municipalities because it's based on population. (GALEN SIMMONS/Postmedia News)

Article by Jonathan Juha, Strathroy Age Dispatch Small-town Southwestern Ontario is pushing back against Ontario’s plan to cushion the fallout of legal marijuana with money, saying the funding formula puts small centres at a big disadvantage. The province recently announced the second instalment that municipalities will get from a $40-million fund to help cover costs stemming from the roll-out of recreational ...

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Canadian Cannabis Websites Tracking Users’ Data, Analysis Finds

Canadian cannabis websites tracking users’ data, analysis finds SUSAN KRASHINSKY ROBERTSON

Article by Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Globe and Mail Cannabis websites across the country are tracking their users with up to 13 different tools, a Globe and Mail analysis has found, raising questions about disclosure and privacy in a newly legal industry. . The amount of tracking varies greatly depending on the governmental agency or private company operating e-commerce services in ...

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Alberta Retailer Plans to Open Cannabis Store in Ottawa

Alberta retailer plans to open cannabis store in Ottawa By Christopher Whan Local Online Journalist (Ottawa) Global News Alberta cannabis retailer Fire & Flower announced on Tuesday their plans to open a shop in the Byward Market. Fire & Flower photo

Article by Christopher Whan, Global News Fire & Flower, a cannabis retailer based in Alberta, announced Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with one of the winning applicants to open a store on York Street in the Byward Market. Fire & Flower said in a release sent out on Tuesday that it has entered into agreements with two of the initial ...

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Drivers Face Cannabis-Related Charges in City of Kawartha Lakes

Drivers face cannabis-related charges in City of Kawartha Lakes Greg Davis By Greg Davis OPP charged two drivers for having cannabis readliy available in their vehicles. Global News file

Article by Greg Davis, Global News Two separate vehicle stops on Monday in the City of Kawartha Lakes led to drivers facing cannabis-related charges. City of Kawartha Lakes OPP say in one incident, an officer stopped a vehicle for allegedly speeding on Highway 35 near Ballyduff Road, about 27 kilometres south of Lindsay. During the investigation, OPP said they discovered ...

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Toronto’s Top Doctor Wants to Ban Weed Gummy Bears

News & Policy Grow Toronto's top doctor wants to ban weed gummy bears Peter Nolan-Smith

Article by Peter Nolan-Smith, Daily Hive Cannabis legalization comes with some heavy stipulations around what exactly is considered legal. Dried flower is now being sold across the country, however, there are still cannabis products that are not slated to appear on shelves until the fall. Cannabis infused edibles, beverages and concentrates are all part of legalization part two, when — barring ...

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Ontario Delivers Yet Another Cannabis Decision That Hurts Retailers and Helps Illegal Dealers

Ontario delivers yet another cannabis decision that hurts retailers and helps illegal dealers Opinion: A monopoly on e-commerce benefits the government, and the black market, at the expense of consumers The Ontario Cannabis Store website is pictured on a mobile phone.Sean Kilpatrick

Article by David Clement, Financial Post On January 31st, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (ACGO) stated legal cannabis shops in the province will be prohibited from offering online retail options to consumers. This means that the initial 25 cannabis stores in Ontario and the multitude of stores that could open once the province lifts its temporary cap on retail licences ...

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