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Marc and Jodie Emery in Toronto Jail as Vancouver Police Raid Cannabis Culture

Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto

Article by Vancouver Sun Vancouver police are currently raiding the Hastings Street headquarters of Cannabis Culture cafe along with other pot shops across the country, while the owners of marijuana dispensary chain  — Marc and Jodie Emery — remain in custody in Toronto.   Quick vid outside @CannabisCulture in #Vancouver. Not much happening, just saw officer enter with bolt cutters. pic.twitter.com/4rmMAU3s61 ...

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Marc and Jodie Emery Arrested at Toronto Airport

Marc and Jodie Emery arrested at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Wednesday

Article by Travis Dolynny, Global News Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s “Prince” and “Princess of Pot,” are behind bars Thursday morning after being arrested in Toronto. According to their lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, the marijuana activists were arrested at Pearson International Airport Wednesday night, and are being held awaiting a bail hearing set for 10 a.m. There is no word on ...

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Recommendations on Legalization of Marijuana in New Brunswick Expected by Fall

Health Minister Victor Boudreau says the government will also introduce a motion in the legislature to establish a select committee to study legalization. Working committee assessing the 'risks,' looking at age restrictions and best retail model

Article by CBC News Senior officials from three provincial government departments and two Crown corporations will “assess the risks associated with the legalization” of marijuana in New Brunswick and recommend the best distribution and retail sales model by September, the government says. A group of officials from Health, Finance, and Justice and Public Safety, as well as the New Brunswick Liquor ...

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Vancouver’s 4/20 Organizer Vows to go Ahead Without Permit

Last year, the 4/20 rally was moved from its regular spot in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to Sunset Beach. Event is in its 23rd year according to organizer Dana Larsen

Article by CBC News An organizer with Vancouver’s 4/20 event has vowed to go ahead with it, even though the Vancouver Park Board voted against granting the organizers a special permit. On CBC’s The Early Edition, activist Dana Larsen said the pro-marijuana celebration would go ahead on Sunset Beach. “Look, we’ve been putting on 4/20 in the city for 22 years. This ...

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International Women’s Day is an Opportunity for the Canadian Cannabis Industry to Reflect

In honour of International Women's Day, the cannabis industry must take a good long look at how it will not only include and support women, but also raise

Article by Kelly Coulter, Lift In honour of International Women’s Day, the cannabis industry must take a good long look at how it will not only include and support women, but also raise them up. This will require forward thinking folks, and some fierceness on all of our parts. There are initiatives from within the sector, but also significantly outside of ...

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Kwantlen Cannabis Professional Course Student Receives Funding for Tuition, Prescription MJ

A representative from Kootenay Career Development said they can’t discuss specifics of the case, but did say that the purpose of their program is to help each individual

Article by David Brown, Lift Neil Gregg will be finishing his second semester at Kwantlen’s Cannabis Professional Series this month, and he’s looking forward to taking what he’s learned in the past 6 months into his continued education at Niagara College in Ottawa later this year. But the story Gregg really wants to tell is how he was able to ...

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Edmonton Conference Addresses Pot in the Workplace

Alison McMahon, Chair of Women Grow's Edmonton Chapter and CEO of Cannabis at Work About 150 businesses have signed up to talk drug testing and other concerns

Article by Kevin Maimann Metro News Drug testing at work could get a whole lot more complicated with the looming legalization of marijuana. About 150 Alberta businesses have signed up for an Edmonton conference that will provide tools and strategies around drug testing and other work-related marijuana issues, as workers and employers spar over safety concerns and human rights violations. ...

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Medical Marijuana Class Action Launched Against Mettrum Ltd.

Medical Marijuana Class Action Launched Against Mettrum Ltd.

Article by Roy O’Connor LLP, Newswire On March 6, 2017, Toronto law firm Roy O’Connor LLP issued a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of a proposed representative plaintiff (Erin Christiansen) against medical marijuana producer Mettrum Ltd. The lawsuit alleges that Mettrum Ltd used unauthorized pest control products in the production of some of its medical marijuana products between September ...

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Vancouver Park Board Denies Special Event Permit for 4/20 Event

Annual pro-marijuana celebration was held at Sunset Beach in 2016, against park board's wishes The Vancouver Park Board has voted against granting a special event permit for the city's annual 4/20 event, which organizers plan to hold at Sunset Beach for a second year this April

Article by CBC News The Vancouver Park Board has voted against granting a special event permit for the city’s annual 4/20 event. Organizers of the pro-marijuana gathering had been hoping to get the board’s approval for the event, currently planned to be held at Sunset Beach. Organizers moved the event from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Sunset Beach last year ...

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