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Government of Canada Accepting Proposals for Cannabis Health Research Project

Government of Canada accepting proposals for cannabis health research project The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is offering up to $1 million in grant funding for research related to non-medical cannabis in Canada.

Article by Lift News The Government of Canada’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has just made a funding announcement that will make those in Canada’s cannabis industry pique their heads in interest. According to the government release, the project is entitled Catalyst, and is requesting research proposals for “Population Health Intervention Research Related to the Legalization and Regulation of ...

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5 Must-Try Experiences at the Toronto Lift Expo Plan Your Weekend with this Handy Guide to the Lift Expo’s Top Attractions

5 must-try experiences at the Toronto Lift Expo Plan your weekend with this handy guide to the Lift Expo's top attractions

Article by Devon Scoble, Lift News With nearly 200 vendors from across the globe and an all-star lineup of speakers, this year’s Toronto Lift Cannabis Expo is going to be better than ever. To get the most from your weekend at Canada’s largest cannabis trade show, we’ve put together a list of the top events, attractions and activities. Read on ...

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Former Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says the Future of Legal Cannabis is Online

Former Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says the future of legal cannabis is online In a Lift exclusive, Dexter foresees online sales and liquor board distribution as the quickest path to a functional recreational model

Article by David Brown, Lift News Darrell Dexter was the Nova Scotia Premier from 2009-2013, and is now the vice-chair at Global Public Affairs, Canada’s largest privately held government relations firm. As vice-chair, Dexter will be taking on the firm’s cannabis industry clients, offering advice on navigating new rules as they roll out. Lift spoke with Dexter recently on his thoughts ...

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How Canopy Growth and Emblem Are Pursuing Pharmaceutical Cannabis

How Canopy Growth and Emblem Are Pursuing Pharmaceutical Cannabis

Article by Alan Brochstein, New Cannabis Ventures BNN hosted the CFOs of Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (OTC: TWMJF), its partially owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations,  and Emblem (TSXV: EMC) (OTC: EMMBF) on Money Talk on May 17th to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the cannabis industry. One of the most interesting aspects of the conversation was how licensed producers ...

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What will Legalized Cannabis Actually Look Like for Canada?

What will legalized cannabis actually look like for Canada? Public policy expert Will Stewart tells us what we can expect when Canada legalizes cannabis in 2018

Article by Harrison Jordan, Lift News The Canadian government plans to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in July 2018. Legal marijuana will be new territory for many Canadians, but not for current medical users, says public policy expert Will Stewart. “If you’re a medical patient now,” Stewart told us, “you probably have a pretty good understanding of what it’s going ...

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Weed The North Dispensary Raided Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Toronto Police Service News Release

Via Toronto Police Services Marijuana dispensary search warrant executed, “Weed the North,” 23½ Camden Street Broadcast time: 12:14 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 14 Division 416-808-1400 Case #: 2017-910251 The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of arrests in a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 7 p.m., officers executed a ...

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‘It’s Not Our Legislation’: Charlottetown Mayor says Feds Should Help Pay for Pot Enforcement

'It's not our legislation': Charlottetown mayor says feds should help pay for pot enforcement Mayor says city doesn't have enough information to plan

Article by Natalia Goodwin, CBC News The mayor of Charlottetown is voicing his concern over Canada’s plan to legalize marijuana. “This year it’s marijuana, next year it’s another drug, next year it’s another drug, and I think it’s a sad reflection on Canada today,” said Lee, who doesn’t think marijuana should be legalized. “That we have people dying on the ...

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No Snoop Dogg for Canopy Growth Corp., Says Regulators

No Snoop Dogg for Canopy Growth Corp., Says Regulators

Article by Chris MacDonald, The Motley Fool Canopy Growth Corp.  (TSX:WEED) was the first Canadian cannabis company to cross the $1 billion market cap threshold for a number of reasons. Among them, Canopy was one of the first firms to receive official Health Canada licensing, and is also currently among the largest national producers and distributors of medical cannabis products ...

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Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Plan Holds to ‘Spirit’ of Drug Treaties, Task Force Leader Says

Canada’s marijuana legalization plan holds to ‘spirit’ of drug treaties, task force leader says

Article by Kristy Kirkup, Globe and Mail A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada’s plan to greenlight the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties — all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana. It will be up to the government to ...

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Leaf-Sprayed Nutrients No Longer an Option for Licensed Producers

Leaf-sprayed nutrients no longer an option for licensed producers Some find the scope of the new rules to be excessive

Article by David Brown, Lift News As Health Canada’s medical cannabis access program, the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations) evolves in fits and starts, one of the recent casualties has been the ability of licensed producers to use foliar-based nutrient applications. For those unfamiliar with the process, foliar feeding is a way of applying nutrients directly to ...

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