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Kettleman’s Bagels Contemplating a Marijuana Bagel

Article by Haley Ritchie, Metro Could you one day be adding a half dozen bud bagels and some “herb” cream cheese to your Kettleman’s order? “We are interested in your thoughts on this for bagels,” reads a post added to the local business’s Facebook page on Friday, linking to an article about cannabis being declared kosher. “Please let us know ...

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Nova Scotia Ad Campaign Pushing Dangers of Marijuana as More Than ‘a Bad Trip’

Article by Adina Bresge, Metro A Nova Scotia-based education campaign is trying to dispel common misconceptions about cannabis by asking teens if the physical and psychological risks of marijuana use are more than just “a bad trip.” Mental health advocates launched the awareness effort Monday with a series of striking advertisements to be plastered in bus shelters across Halifax, as ...

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MP Adam Vaughan on Toronto’s Approach to Dispensaries

Article by David Brown, Lift Adam Vaughan is the the MP for Toronto’s Spadina—Fort York, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, and has acted as a point man on legalization for the party on several occasions. Previous to his time as an MP, Vaughan served two terms at City Hall, and was one one of the ...

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Handful of Marijuana Dispensaries Back in Business, Days After Police Raids

Weeds Glass and Gifts

Article by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen A stream of new customers dropped into the Weeds Glass & Gifts store on Bank Street Monday to purchase dried weed, cannabis cookies, brownies and oils. They flashed membership cards from the seven Ottawa marijuana dispensaries closed in police raids last week, said Weeds manager Kristina Simpson. The customers were politely turned away unless ...

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Canadian Ag. Company Plans Acquisition of FL Greenhouse for Medical Cannabis Production

Article by TG Branfalt Jr, Ganjapreneur Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase a 10-acre greenhouse in Florida that is already zoned for medical marijuana cultivation, according to a press release from the Canadian firm. The greenhouse falls under Florida’s strict criteria for cannabis manufacturing, which require applicants to have been in business for 30 years ...

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Siksika First Nation Wants to Build 25,000-Square-Foot Medical Marijuana Facility

Article by Anna Brooks, Calgary Herald The Siksika Nation could be the first indigenous people in Alberta to produce medical marijuana on-site. An application was filed in July 2016 to Health Canada to grow pharmaceutical-grade marijuana on Siksika land, a decision approved by the Siksika Nation chief and council. Council member Marsha Wolf Collar said after researching and observing trends across Canada ...

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B.C. Should Have ‘Zero’ Tolerance for Drivers Found to be Intoxicated by Marijuana, Solicitor-General Says

Article by Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail British Columbia’s solicitor-general says there should be zero tolerance when police stopping drivers find the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. In an interview Saturday, Mike Morris said one question going forward is how much Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the intoxicating part of cannabis, should warrant a finding that a driver is impaired. “I ...

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Egan: Why Shutting the Joint was the Right Police Move

WeeMedical Dispensary

Article by Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen They made for unlikely perps: Mid-20s clerks, stylishly dressed, you could easily imagine folding sweaters at The Gap, or working a hissy barista bar; a man selling, literally, from a hole in the wall. So it was that, hours after the balaclava-clad crackdown, there was little sense of triumph when Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau discussed the nine people ...

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Durham Nurses’ Group Holding Forum on Marijuana Legalization

Article by Oshawa This Week via DurhamRegion.com The Durham-Northumberland chapter of a nurses’ association is holding a public forum on the possible impacts on health and health care if marijuana is legalized in the spring of 2017. The event will highlight the ongoing debate among health-care professionals about the impact marijuana legalization will have on community health, and concerns regarding ...

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Ottawa Politicians Applaud Raids on Marijuana Dispensaries

Article by CBC News Municipal politicians in Ottawa are applauding the closure of a string of marijuana dispensaries operating illegally across the city in response to mounting complaints. Jody Mitic, the councillor for Innes ward, said politicians had been “tightening the screws” on Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau to crack down on “bandits” selling unregulated products. “You can’t just open up ...

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