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Why a 56-Year-Old UN Treaty Stands Between You and Legal Pot

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Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was elected on a platform of legalizing marijuana. Since the election, the Liberals have been moving toward actually doing it. Last last year, a task force reported on the practicalities of legal pot, and legislation is expected this year. But there’s an obstacle, which the federal government hasn’t ...

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Is Medical Marijuana on The Job a Major Risk for Employers?

Article by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen via Calgary Herald Medical cannabis has been named among the top biggest legal risks for businesses in 2017, according to a report from Canada’s largest law firm. In its annual report on key trends and regulatory changes, Borden Ladner Gervais predicts medical marijuana will have a major impact on businesses — such as the ...

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Marijuana Activist Cheers Auntie On

Article by Jordan Parker, The Chronicle Herald A leading Canadian marijuana activist is standing behind a bid by Auntie’s Dispensary to reopen after a police raid shut them down. Last week, Halifax owner Shirley Martineau and three others were charged — and had their inventory seized — after complaints led the Halifax Regional Police to take action. Martineau, who hasn’t ...

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First Nations Should Explore Cashing in on Legal Cannabis

Article by Liam Massaubi, Huffington Post When people hear of First Nation communities, it is usually about a crisis, casinos or mind-blowing poverty conveniently hidden away in one of the world’s richest continents. Or it is about on-reserve tobacco production, ranging from criticism of the supposed “free ride” for Indigenous people all the way to claims of organized crime and ...

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Calgary Troop Does Reefer Madness as a Musical Comedy

Article by Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun Front Row Centre Players promises its new show Reefer Madness will be a smoking hot musical comedy. Reefer Madness will run at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Drive N.W.) from Jan. 6 to 21st. Based on the 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film of the same name, Reefer Madness makes all that was ...

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North American Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016

Article by Debra Borchardt, Forbes North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report by Arcview Market Research. North American sales are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 assuming a compound annual growth rate of 25%. The report includes ...

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OrganiGram Announces Voluntary Product Recall

Article by Giselle Doiron, Organigram via Marketwired Licensed medical marijuana producer Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI)(OTCQB:OGRMF) (“Organigram” or the “Company”) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of medical marijuana which were supplied between August and December 2016 due to the detection of amounts of an unapproved pesticide not registered for use on marijuana under the Pest Control Products Act. Following discussions ...

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Why Donald Trump Could be the Canadian Marijuana Industry’s Secret Weapon

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News. In the last few years, attitudes to marijuana in the U.S. appeared to be easing. And in many ways, they have. Four states have fully legalized recreational cannabis, and four more voted to follow them in November. But the same election that doubled the number of pot-tolerant states brought Donald Trump into the White House. With ...

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Halifax Store Reopens Following Raid, Continues Openly Selling Marijuana

Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie's Health and Wellness Halifax

Article by Natasha Pace, Global News Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre in downtown Halifax was once again open for business Monday, just days after being raided by police. On Friday, owner Shirley Martineau and three of her employees were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin. ...

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