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Cannabis Dispensaries To Ontario Gov’t: ‘We’re Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem.’

Cannabis Dispensaries To Ontario Gov't: 'We're Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem.'

Article by James McClure, Civilized The Ontario government fired the first shot in a province-wide war on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries last week. “If you operate one of these dispensaries, consider yourself on notice,” Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said while pledging to close every dispensary in the province over the next 12 months. The news was depressingly predictable for people who have fought to make the “gray market” ...

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Pot Legislation Does Not Fail Canada’s Youth. A Criminal Record Does

Pot legislation does not fail Canada’s youth. A criminal record does

Article by Jenna Valleriani and Rebecca Haines-Saah, Globe And Mail On May 29, the Canadian Medical Association Journal released an editorial criticizing the government’s approach to the protection of youth in the proposed Cannabis Act. The legislation, which was introduced in April, will create a legal regulated market for adult access to non-medical cannabis in Canada. The editorial took issue ...

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Ottawa ‘Anxious’ To Meet 2018 Deadline For Marijuana Legalization: Goodale

Ottawa 'anxious' to meet 2018 deadline for marijuana legalization: Goodale. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale talks with reporters before the morning session as the Liberal cabinet meets in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Article by Sue Bailey, CTV News Canada’s public safety minister says the federal government is anxious to legalize marijuana by next summer despite police services saying there’s zero chance they’ll be ready. Ralph Goodale said Wednesday the Liberals just announced $274 million over the next five years to help with police training and fight the involvement of organized crime. On ...

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Delaying Legal Edible Cannabis Products Won’t Keep Them Off Street, MPs Told

Delaying legal edible cannabis products won't keep them off street, MPs told Commons health committee closes out a marathon week of testimony on Bill C-45. Jodie Emery, long-time marijuana activist and co-owner of Cannabis Culture, holds up a joint while testifying before the Commons health committee studying the government's pot legalization bill Friday. (CBC)

Article by Brennan MacDonald, CBC News A B.C. pot activist and dispensary owner told MPs studying the government’s cannabis legalization bill Friday that excluding edible cannabis products from next year’s planned rollout will mean the black market will continue to supply them. “If the government is not going to allow edibles and extracts, we’re going to continue to sell them ...

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Uncertainty Envelops Impact of Federal Pot Law On First Nation Territory

Uncertainty envelops impact of federal pot law on First Nation territory

Article by Jorge Barrera, APTN News The federal Liberal government’s point-man on legalizing marijuana said more talks between Ottawa, the provinces and First Nations are needed to sort out how the looming pot law will apply on reserves. Liberal MP Bill Blair, who is also parliamentary secretary for justice, said while provinces and territories will be responsible for developing regulations ...

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A Canadian Province Just Announced a 5 Million Gram Marijuana Deal With A Licensed Producer

A Canadian Province Just Announced a 5 Million Gram Marijuana Deal With A Licensed Producer By James McClure

Article by James McClure, Civilized The government of New Brunswick, Canada just made a landmark marijuana deal. Tomorrow, the provincial government will announce a partnership with Organigram, a federally licensed medical marijuana producer, to supply the province’s cannabis retailers when Canada legalizes recreational use in 2018. Under the new agreement, Organigram — which is based in Moncton, New Brunswick — will allocate approximately ...

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4 In 10 Canadians Will Smoke Marijuana After It Is Legalized

4 in 10 Canadians will smoke marijuana after it is legalized The polling also found that many, but not all, would make purchases from licensed growers

Article by Harrison Jordan, Lift News A new poll finds that a large percentage of Canadians say that they will smoke marijuana once the drug is legalized recreationally throughout the country. A whopping 4 out of 10, or 39% of individuals, say they will be cannabis consumers if the Prime Minister’s plan comes to pass (which it almost certainly will). The poll ...

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Health Committee Vice Chair Wants More Input On Legalization

Health Committee vice chair wants more input on legalization Don Davies says he wants the committee to hear from cannabis producers, dispensaries, edibles manufacturers, young people, and 'ordinary Canadians'.

Article by David Brown, Lift News Lift had a chance to interview NDP critic for Health and Health Committee vice-chair Don Davies Thursday to discuss the motion he presented before the committee to ask for two more days of discussion and witness testimony. Davies has said he wants to hear from licensed producers, dispensaries, people from the edibles market, young people and ...

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Justice Ministers Push Feds For Answers On Support For Pot Legalization

Justice ministers push feds for answers on support for pot legalization. Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, centre left, is flanked by Deputy Minister of Justice Nathalie Drouin, left, and Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley, right, at the start of a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety, in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday

Article by Geordon Omand, Waterloo Region Record Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in fewer than 10 months. British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said he hopes this week’s meeting between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts will provide more ...

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Cannabis Conference Coming to Niagara Falls

Cannabis conference coming to Niagara Falls As legalization of marijuana nears, Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo aim to focus on education and development of industry. Medical marijuana is seen growing at Peace Naturals Project, a federally licensed and regulated commercial medical cannabis grower to produce and distribute medical pot in Canada. With legalization of marijuana coming next year, Niagara Falls will be the site of a conderence aimed at education and the development of the cannabis industry in Canada, - Keith Beaty

Article by Richard Hutton, Niagara This Week More than 90 cannabis experts from around the world will be in Niagara Falls next month for a conference concerning the state of the industry in Canada. The Scotiabank Convention Centre will host the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo on Oct. 6 and 7. The summit comes on the heels of the Ontario ...

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