City of Edmonton Preparing Early for Cannabis Legalization

City of Edmonton preparing early for cannabis legalization Bylaw amendments go to vote this June

Article by Scott Johnstone, Lift While most of Canada patiently awaits the federal government’s cannabis legalization framework to be revealed, the City of Edmonton is taking a proactive approach to making its existing municipal legislation ready for the transition. Long-standing bylaws are being reviewed and discussed, and amendments are being proposed to define and regulate where cannabis can and can’t ...

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Marijuana’s Next Billion-Dollar Market: Lab Testing


Article by Chris Roberts, High Times Fifty billion here, $10 billion there—estimates of the size and the growth of demand for cannabis, cannabis research and other marijuana-related ancillary products and services differ only in guessing at just how huge weed is going to be, everywhere, for everybody. (Amazing; this is just what investors want to hear!) Now comes sweet music ...

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Medical Cannabis Users Hoping for Separate Recreational Access System

Some strains of medical marijuana have no THC, but increased amounts of CBD, meaning users can treat symptoms without getting ‘high.’

Article by Kevin McDonald, Capital News As the federal government’s spring goal for introducing legalized cannabis legislation grows nearer, interested parties continue to look to the country’s current medical access system for the drug to light the way. On March 9th, medical cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced it would be introducing new disclosure processes for test results. The change ...

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Consult with Medical Cannabis Users on Legislation, NDP Urges Manatoba

Progressive Conservative government introduced proposed new rules on cannabis ahead of federal legalization. Two men pass a marijuana joint at Cannabis Culture in Montreal in a December 16, 2016, file photo. Not all medicinal marijuana is created equal. That's what some experts are saying as they warn about the health risks and curtailed effectiveness associated with smoking medicine

Article by Aidan Geary, CBC News The Manitoba NDP has added its voice to a handful of critics with concerns about how the province’s proposed new cannabis legislation will affect medical users. NDP justice critic Andrew Swan argued on Thursday the proposed legislation ignores the needs of medical cannabis users in the province and requested the province consult with medical users ...

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All Alberta Cannabis Sales Tax Revenue Should be Invested in Mental Health, Addictions Services, Says Advocacy Group

An interior view of the Aurora Cannabis Inc. Alberta facility is shown in this undated photo. The building was designed to produce up to 8,000 kilograms of weed a year

Article by Juris Graney, Edmonton Sun The province should reinvest all tax revenue from the sale of legal cannabis in Alberta into addiction and mental health services, an advocacy group says. Graduate student with the Student Advocates for Public Health, Sateen Werner, told a forum Wednesday that the legalization of cannabis and the new revenue stream had the potential to ...

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Task-Force Leader on Legalizing Marijuana Urges Prohibition, For Now

Marijuana task-force chair, Anne McLellan, has called on police to continue enforcing prohibition until a federal legalization strategy is enacted

Article by Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail A former Liberal cabinet minister who recently chaired a panel guiding Ottawa’s push to legalize cannabis says police everywhere should enforce the existing prohibition of marijuana, despite several communities in British Columbia choosing to regulate – not raid – illegal pot shops. Anne McLellan, head of an official task force that submitted ...

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The U.S. Government Just Inched Closer To Recognizing Marijuana As Medicine

The U.S. Government Just Inched Closer To Recognizing Marijuana As Medicine

Article by James McClure, Civilized The U.S. government inched closer to recognizing marijuana as medicine earlier this month when a federal research organization changed its tune on cannabis. The National Institute on Drug Abuse – which controls cannabis research in America – offered a more progressive stance on medical marijuana in a recent update to its webpage. The title of ...

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Chris Goodwin Court Postponed Another Week

Chris Goodwin Erin Goodwin Weed Toronto Project Gator

Written by Toronto Toker for In yet another day in court covering the fall out from Project Gator raids from 2 weeks ago, not much progress has been made. As the dust is still settling around the Cannabis Culture investigations the court cases haven’t quite commenced yet. As of March 23rd, the first case of Chris Goodwin’s alleged breach of ...

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Canopy Growth Announces 50% Increase in Flower Production Space and Tripling of Fulfilment Capacity at Tweed Smiths Falls Campus

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Article by Tweed Inc. (“Tweed”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (“Canopy Growth” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce the licensing of additional facilities at its flagship Smiths Falls campus, including new grow rooms that will increase flowering space by 50 percent. “This phase of construction evolves our design and comes in on time and ...

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