Hamilton Police Say Pot Shop Blitz Spurred By “Public Safety Concerns”

Hamilton police say pot shop blitz spurred by public safety concerns The service has “redirected resources” for ongoing raids on a dozen dispensaries and counting. Hamilton police are cracking down because of public complaints and “out of concern for community safety,” said Deputy Chief Dan Kinsella. - Scott Gardner,The Hamilton Spectator file photo

Article by  Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator Hamilton police say they have “redirected resources” for a major crackdown on illegal pot shops because of public complaints and safety concerns. Marijuana dispensary operators and activists have reported raids of at least a dozen locations over the last week. Prior to the blitz, police had conducted 10 search-and-seizures total from June 2016 to ...

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6 People Face Charges After RCMP Raid 2 Marijuana Dispensaries in Moncton

6 people face charges after RCMP raid 2 marijuana dispensaries in Moncton Drugs and lab equipment seized during searches at 2 Mapleton Road locations CBC News. RCMP are still trying to track down the supplier of the drug, said Sgt. Louis Robichaud.

Article by CBC News Six people are facing charges after police seized drugs and lab equipment from two alleged illegal marijuana dispensaries in Moncton. Members of the Codiac Regional RCMP executed search warrants at two locations on Mapleton Road on Wednesday, Sgt. Louis Robichaud said in a statement on Thursday. A “quantity” of marijuana was seized from each location, along with ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: February 19 – February 25, 2018

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Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday February 19, 2018: Ganja groove When: 7:30pm-9:30pm Where: The House of Yoga (714 Bloor St W, Toronto) Price: $20 Tuesday February 20, 2018: HotBox Grow: Grow School 101 When: 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: HotBox Café (204 Augusta Ave, Toronto) ...

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Alberta Government Announces Regulations For Private Cannabis Retailers

Alberta government announces regulations for private cannabis retailers Retail applicants will be subject to mandatory criminal background and financial history checks

Article by Kate Robertson, Lift News The Alberta government announced new policies that will regulate its private cannabis retailers, leaving some room for municipalities to fine-tune some details depending on individual community needs. “These regulations focus on keeping our communities safe, while protecting public health and promoting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces,” said Kathleen Ganley, Minister of ...

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4 Groups Get Nod to Operate Retail Pot Stores in Manitoba, But Métis Feel Snubbed

4 groups get nod to operate retail pot stores in Manitoba, but Métis feel snubbed Province confident it's on track to have retail locations begin operating as early as July 2 CBC News. With the coming legalization of marijuana in Canada, the Manitoba government has given conditional approval to four companies to operate retail cannabis stores in the province. (David McNew/Getty)

Article by CBC News Manitoba has identified four companies that will be allowed to operate retail locations for recreational cannabis. The province says it has conditionally accepted proposals from: Consortium of Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. and Canopy Growth Corporation — Delta 9 operates an 80,000-square-foot production facility in Winnipeg and expects to hire approximately 100 people for production and retail in the first year, ...

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6 Cannabis Growers to Provide 62 Tonnes of Pot to Quebec’s Legal Recreational Market

6 cannabis growers to provide 62 tonnes of pot to Quebec's legal recreational market Only Quebec-based company to clinch deal is Gatineau's Hydropothecary, which will supply 20 tonnes By Angelica Montgomery, CBC News. Hydropothecary, a Gatineau, Que., company now making medical marijuana, is one of five producers to sign a letter of intent with the SAQ to supply Quebec with recreational cannabis products. This still from a promotional video makes public plans to build a new one-million-square-foot marijuana greenhouse. (Hydropothecary)

Article by Angelica Montgomery, CBC News Quebec’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis has yet to pass in Quebec City, and the federal legislation is still stuck in the Senate, but the province has already signed tentative deals with suppliers — including five based outside the province. Six companies that already have federal licences to grow marijuana announced Wednesday that they have ...

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Senators Take a Field Trip To a Licensed Cannabis Production Facility

Senators take a field trip to a licensed cannabis production facility 15.02.18 Senators Diane Bellemare and Grant Mitchell joined five other Senators on the tour of Canopy Growth Corporation's facility.

Article by Canadian Senate Government Representative Office Senators got an inside look at the secure system Canada already has in place for the production of medicinal cannabis during a tour of a licensed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Monday. The Cannabis Act, which would legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, arrived in the Senate at the end of November and ...

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The Tea Costs $60, But The Weed is Free: Cannabis Capitalists Exploit Loopholes By ‘Gifting’ The Drug

The tea costs $60, but the weed is free: Cannabis capitalists exploit loopholes by 'gifting' the drug. A bottle of tea and marijuana from HighSpeed juice delivery service are displayed together, in Walpole, Mass. A provision in state marijuana laws allows people to exchange up to an ounce of marijuana, so long as it's given away without any money exchanged. (Steven Senne / AP) Philip Marcelo Associated Press

Article by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press via Chicago Tribune The single bottle of juice delivered to your door will set you back at least $55. But the bag of marijuana that comes with it? On the house. Retail marijuana stores are months away from opening in Massachusetts, but some companies have been quietly operating for more than a year, selling and ...

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Cannabis and BC’c Double Standard With Tobacco and Alcohol


Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network When recreational cannabis is legalized, its retail environment will be very different in key ways from how we purchase alcohol or tobacco. Let’s take a look at how BC’s recently released cannabis regulationscompare to similar laws for alcohol and tobacco, and explore why the government is treating cannabis the way it is. We will explore the 30 ...

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