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Airport Security Stops Calling Police on Passengers Carrying Prescription Pot

Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot Police say they've already noticed big drop in calls about passengers flying with cannabis By Alison Crawford, CBC News. CATSA security screeners no longer have to call the police to verify passengers' prescriptions for medicinal marijuana.

Article by Alison Crawford, CBC News Canadian airport security screeners have stopped calling the police every time they process a passenger traveling with medical marijuana. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) changed its policy this month after an exponential growth in the number of passengers with prescription pot in their carry-on luggage. CATSA spokesperson Mathieu Larocque told CBC News that ...

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This is How Big Weed Charmed Alberta’s Liquor Stores

This is how Big Weed charmed Alberta’s liquor stores This is how Big Weed charmed Alberta’s liquor stores Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via email By Rachel Browne

Article by Rachel Browne, Vice News Two years ago, Alberta’s association of liquor stores wasn’t keen on weed. Many board members had negative perceptions of the drug and never thought it would become one of Canada’s fastest growing industries. So when Bruce Linton, CEO of Canadian medical licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth, first met Ivonne Martinez, president of the Alberta ...

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Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional?

Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional? HARRISON JORDAN

Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly The Supreme Court of Canada is about to consider the impact of the country’s legalization plan on the country’s interprovincial trade. Canada’s top court has accepted an application from cannabis-related companies to intervene in an upcoming case that some are saying could have wide implications for interprovincial trade in the country. In 2016, Gerard Comeau of ...

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Marijuana Rules will be ‘a Work in Progress,’ Vancouver Councillor

Marijuana rules will be 'a work in progress,' Vancouver councillor

Article by Gemma Karstens-Smith, National Post The looming deadline for legalized marijuana has local governments in British Columbia crafting wish lists for provincial legislation, from where pot should be grown to how it should be sold. Ottawa has said regulations must be in place by July 1 and the B.C. government announced last month that it wants public input on ...

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Police Raids Against Marijuana Storefronts Unconstitutional, Pot Retailer Will Argue in Court

Police raids against marijuana storefronts unconstitutional, pot retailer will argue in court 'This is one of the last times I have a chance to embarrass the government,' lawyer says. Alan Young, professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a founder of The Innocence Project, is scheduled to launch a constitutional challenge to the Project Claudia raids in court Thursday morning. (Lisa Xing/CBC News)

Article by Michael Smee, CBC News   A Toronto marijuana retailer heads to court Thursday morning, hoping to convince a judge that many of the charges laid after last year’s wide-ranging Project Claudia raids are unconstitutional. Mark Stupak, the owner of the SoCo Medical Social Collective, was charged in May, 2016 with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of ...

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TSX to Smoke Out Marijuana Stocks That Violate U.S. Federal Law

TSX to smoke out marijuana stocks that violate U.S. federal law Exchange will review companies by end of year and delist any that aren’t in compliance. The move will remove uncertainty for investors, the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange said. The TMX Group, the company that operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, says companies with business activities that violate U.S. federal law regarding marijuana could undergo a delisting review at the discretion of the TSX. (RON WARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by Jen Skerritt, Kristine Owram, and Greg Quinn, Bloomberg via Toronto Star Canada’s largest stock exchange may delist marijuana stocks that run afoul of U.S. federal law which considers the drug illegal. The Toronto Stock Exchange will contact all companies that cultivate, distribute or possess marijuana, or offer services related to the drug in any jurisdiction, by the end ...

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City Can Shut Down Canna Clinic Marijuana Dispensaries, Court Says in Interim Ruling

City can shut down Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries, court says in interim ruling Unclear when pot shop's operations in Kensington Market and Parkdale will be forced to close By John Rieti, CBC News. The City of Toronto could shut down Canna Clinics operations in Kensington Market, pictured, and Parkdale. (John Rieti/CBC)

Article by John Rieti, CBC News  An Ontario court has issued an interim injunction allowing the city to shut down Canna Clinic, a prominent marijuana dispensary that has reopened multiple times following police raids. The city is currently reviewing the decision handed down by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, said municipal licensing and standards executive director Tracey Cook in an email statement to CBC Toronto on ...

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New Brunswick Accepting Bids for 15 Different Retail Cannabis Locations Across the Province

New Brunswick accepting bids for 15 different retail cannabis locations across the province The province requires that the locations be “substantially completed” by May 31, 2018. Applications must be in by November 10

Article by Lift News The New Brunswick Liquor Corporation recently released a call for bids for 15 different retail cannabis locations across the province. The call for tender, or bid, says the crown corporation is looking for 3,000+ sq ft locations across the province and has a deadline for application of November 10, with requirements for things like parking and ...

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Sativa and Indica: Just Smoke and Mirrors?

Sativa and Indica: Just Smoke and Mirrors? 31 BY MICHAEL KNODT

Article by Michael Knodt, Marijuana.com An unpublished study by Dalhousie University on behalf of the Dutch medical cannabis producer Bedrocan.nl adds another challenge to the long-debated designation of cannabis strains as “Indica,” “Sativa,” and “Hybrid.” Well-known cannabinoid researcher Ethan Russo presented the study at the 9th IACM cannabinoid congress in Cologne, Germany last Friday. The recent study is third scientific work since 2013 that ...

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Calgary Cop Who Took Bag of Marijuana Home Just a ‘Lazy Police Officer,’ Lawyer Argues

Cop who took bag of marijuana home just a 'lazy police officer,' lawyer argues Robert Cumming is charged with breach of trust, theft under $5K and possession of a controlled substance By Meghan Grant, CBC News . Robert Cumming is an officer with the Calgary Police Service. (Facebook/CBC)

Article by Meghan Grant, CBC News Calgary police Const. Robert Cumming is simply a “lazy police officer” who didn’t want to get caught up in 90 minutes of paperwork. So he brought home a backpack containing marijuana, according to his lawyer, during final arguments Tuesday at his client’s trial. Cumming, 44, is charged with breach of trust, theft under $5,000 and possession of a ...

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