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24% Of All Manitobans Would Try Pot If It’s Legal

Article by Portage Daily Graphic Nearly a quarter of all Manitobans would try marijuana if and when it becomes legal to do so in Canada. . That’s according to a new poll from Probe Research. Thirteen per cent said they would be very interested in trying it, while another 11% said they would be somewhat interested. The interest level is ...

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Ross Rebagliati Fights U.S. Border Ban Stemming from Pot Use

Olympic gold medallist Ross Rebagliati

Article by Andrew Weichel, CTV News Admitting to marijuana use can cause complications at the U.S. border, no matter who you are. That’s the lesson from immigration experts as Olympic snowboarding champion Ross Rebagliati battles an ongoing ban on travelling to Canada’s southern neighbour. Rebagliati, an open pot user who runs a dispensary called Ross’ Gold in Kelowna, said he ...

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Defying Drug Charges, Halifax Marijuana Dispensary Reopens After Raid

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

Article by David Irish, CBC News A Halifax business shut down after a police raid on Friday has reopened its doors in the wake of drug charges against its employees, and is continuing to dispense medical and recreational marijuana. Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie’s Health and Wellness on Barrington Street, was arrested and charged with cultivating marijuana and two counts of possession for the ...

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Vancouver Boosts Fines for Pot shops but Defiant Retailers Still Selling

Article by Meera Bains, CBC News A steady surge in illegal pot shops has prompted many cities to turn to law enforcement to try and clamp down. In Toronto and Ottawa, police tried co-ordinated raids to crack down on illegal pot shops. In Montreal, police recently raided six marijuana storefronts — the day after they opened. But Vancouver’s latest approach is different ...

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Licensed Canadian MMJ Producer Issues Recall Over Products With Banned Pesticides

Article by TG Branfalt Jr., Ganjapreneur Toronto, Canada-based medical cannabis producer Mettrum Ltd. has come under fire after its products tested positive for banned pesticides myclobutanil and pyrethrin, leading to a voluntary recall of affected products, according to a Globe and Mail report. Neither the company nor Health Canada informed consumers en masse. Myclobutanil is prohibited from use on legal ...

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The 10 Largest Marijuana Companies

Article by Paul Ausick, 24/7 Wall St. The November election wound up with eight states added to the number of them where either medical or recreational marijuana (or both) are or will be legally for sale. Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota, and Montanans voted to eliminate legislatively imposed restrictions on access to medical marijuana. California, ...

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Four Charged After Auntie’s Pot Dispensary Raid

Aunt Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre Weed Shop

Article by Jordan Parker, Herald News. Police have charged four people after a drug search at Auntie’s Health & Wellness in downtown Halifax Friday afternoon. Social media posts say that owner Shirley Martineau was among the four detained. She said in December that she would no longer require a prescription at her medical marijuana dispensary for people to get weed, ...

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Nine Questions Parliament Will Have to Answer Before We Legalize Marijuana

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News At some point in the New Year, the Liberals will unveil details of how recreational marijuana will be legalized. There will be a lot of moving parts, and not much to go on. Canada is the first industrialized country to completely legalize recreational marijuana (four U.S. states have, and four more will follow after referendum ...

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Ossington Marijuana Shop Allegedly Robbed at Gunpoint (Video)

Canna Clinic Ossington Dispensary

Article by Shauna Hunt, City News. Toronto police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a medical marijuana shop on Ossington Avenue Wednesday night. Witnesses told CityNews three to four masked men, at least one with a gun, entered Canna Clinic just after 10 p.m. and told everyone to get on the ground. Justin, who doesn’t want his last name ...

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