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The Trailer Park Boys Will Soon Be Selling Legal Weed

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Article by Mack Lamoureux, Vice For years Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles have been the voice of Canada’s lost and stoned generation. Since 1999, the holy trinity of Canadian dope smokers has been giving us Rickyisms and teaching us valuable lessons. Now, it seems that life is imitating art as the trio just signed a deal that will see them bring ...

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Medical Marijuana in Ottawa is Cheaper by Mail

Article by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen A University of Ottawa student dropped into a marijuana shop on Rideau Street this week to buy some weed to help with her insomnia. She considered the dried bud on display in jars at Life Line Medicinals, and asked to see a variety called Girl Scout Cookies. The clerk opened the jar and she gave ...

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Paediatricians Want Age Restriction on Legal Pot to Protect Youth

Article by Sheryl Ubelacker, Toronto Star The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging the federal government to take steps to protect children and youth should it follow through on its plan to legalize recreational marijuana next year. In a position statement released Thursday, the CPS is recommending there be an age restriction for the purchase of pot and that the ingredient ...

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How Canada Quietly Became the World’s First Pot Super Power

Article by Allan MacDonell, Kindland If you think about it, marijuana is the Canada of drugs: Voluminous and all encompassing like a massive terpene-rich summer cloudbank. A vast harbor of re-creational opportunities that trend toward chill and benign; open spaces, wondrous vistas, and easy reentry to whatever state it is you came from. Safe and nonlethal, weed and Canada never ...

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Public Safety Minister’s File on Illicit Drugs, Marijuana and Legalization Released

Article by Lift A heavily-redacted document entitled “Illicit Drugs and Marijuana” released through an Access to Information request (ATI), lists issues relating to the government’s plans to legalize marijuana. The request, provided to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, entitled “Minister’s transition book related to legalizing, regulating and restricting access to marijuana”, lists background on organized crime and drug policy and ...

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Customer Info Leaked From Toronto Pot Dispensary

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Article by Metro News Toronto A customer of a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Toronto says he feels his privacy has been violated after forms containing users’ contact and medical information was sent to Torstar News Service by an anonymous source. “It’s hard to say if I will (go back),” said the customer, who asked that his name not be ...

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Marijuana is Becoming a Billion-Dollar Business in Canada. Now all it Has to do is Become Legal

Article by William Marsden, Washington Post It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out. Last week, marijuana stocks suddenly skyrocketed, leaving market analysts bewildered. The enormous upswing in stock prices was even more amazing given that the government is giving every indication it plans to go slow ...

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Psychiatrist Links ‘Shatter’ use to Psychosis Increase

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Article by Deborah Wilson, CBC News An emergency psychiatrist in Victoria warns that a dramatic increase in severe mental illness cases is connected to use of a powerful, relatively new drug called “shatter”. Dr, Kiri Simms told On the Island host Gregor Craigie she treated 10 patients needing hospitalization in the past year after using shatter or other highly concentrated marijuana-based products ...

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Ottawa Bringing in Stricter Limits on Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Article by Catherine Cullen and Peter Zimonjic, CBC News Faced with skyrocketing costs and ballooning demand, the federal government is dramatically cutting back the amount of medical marijuana it will cover for veterans. Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr plans to scale back the limit for reimbursement from 10 grams of medical marijuana per day to three. He made the announcement ...

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