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PM Justin Trudeau Talks Kinder Morgan, Overdose Crisis and Marijuana with Lynda Steele

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Article by CKNW News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with CKNW’s Lynda Steele Tuesday afternoon to talk about Kinder Morgan, the overdose crisis, marijuana legalization, and climate change. … When asked about his position on marijuana, Trudeau says legalization is important for two reasons. “First one is, the current approach to marijuana makes it too easy for our kids to ...

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Halifax Medical Marijuana Dispensary No Longer Requesting Prescriptions

Article by CTV News Atlantic A medical marijuana dispensary in Halifax that is already operating illegally is taking their business one step further. Shirley Martineau opened Auntie’s Health and Wellness on Barrington Street four months ago. She says the business mainly sells medical marijuana, but that’s about to change. “I had to open my doors to anybody without a doctor’s ...

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Health Canada Focus Groups Find Youngest Canadians Most Skeptical of Legal Pot

Article by Bruce Cheadle, CTV News OTTAWA — With apologies to The Who, the kids may not be alright with this. A series of 24 focus groups on perceptions of marijuana legalization commissioned by the federal Liberal government found that the youngest teenaged participants were the most cautious about the policy shift. The government has been laying the groundwork for ...

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Canada Battles Illegal Pot Shops Popping Up All Over; ‘Prince of Pot’ Arrested

Article by The Associated Press via The Cannabist Montreal police have launched raids against illegal cannabis stores opened one day earlier by the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie. Emery and his wife were among 10 people arrested in Friday’s raids. Police said that all but one person, who refused to sign the release documents, were ...

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Nanaimo Mayor Aims to Limit Proximity of Marijuana Dispensaries to Minors

Article by Karl Yu, Nanaimo News Bulletin Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay was hoping to introduce a motion to city council Monday that limits proximity of marijuana dispensaries to minors. McKay planned to direct staff to draft a bylaw prohibiting marijuana dispensaries from being situated within 500 metres of any facility where people under 19 years old gather, such as parks, ...

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The Future of the Marijuana Industry Comes Into Focus

Article by Andrea Hill, The Globe and Mail Comprehensive. Compassionate. Courageous. The highly anticipated Final Report of the federal government’s Task Force on legalization of cannabis that was released this week is all of these things. The report is simply advice to the government, and none of its recommendations may ultimately be enacted. However, it is a valuable bellwether of ...

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Gatineau and Toronto Included in Cities for Pilot Project on Roadside Drug Testing

Article by Amanda van Frankfoort, Ottawa Citizen Public Safety Canada is starting a pilot project in a handful of Canadian cities to evaluate the effectiveness of oral roadside drug testing devices in a variety of weather conditions. It will be piloted in cities including Gatineau, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Yellowknife and North Battleford, Sask. The project is funded by Public Safety Canada ...

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How Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana Could Change Relations with the U.S.

Article by Laura Kane, CTV News Their position on marijuana is hardly the only difference between Canada’s prime minister and the president-elect of the United States. But when Justin Trudeau’s government introduces legislation to legalize cannabis this spring, it could spark problems between Canada and the U.S., particularly since Donald Trump has indicated he will keep pot illegal at the ...

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Green Market for Pot Edibles Draws a Crowd and No Police!

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Article by Hina Alma, The Toronto Star There is more to weed than rolling a joint and smoking it. The various potions, potencies and procedures involved in preparing cannabis-infused wares and edibles might please any chemist, while the business aspect of it might make it seem like Christmas every day to many a manufacturer. This was demonstrated on a frosty ...

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Toronto Police Testing Roadside Drug Screening

Article by The Toronto Star Toronto police have begun a pilot project testing the use of roadside screening devices for drug-impaired driving. The project — which continues through to next spring — will test how well officers are able to use certain roadside drug-testing devices on motorists under different weather conditions and at night. It is part of a national ...

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