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International Cannabis Business Conference Comes to Vancouver, ‘One of the Cannabis Capitals of the World’

Article by Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun At Vancouver’s next big weed get-together, you can expect less tie-dye and more suit-and-tie. Organizers of the International Cannabis Business Conference this week at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver expect a crowd of 650 or more to attend over Thursday and Friday. And with tickets to attend the conference running upwards of $600 each, the event might have more of a corporate ...

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4,000 Illegal Marijuana Plants Seized from Health Canada Licensed Grow-Op in Ontario

Article by Adam Miller, Global News Police in the Niagara Region say Health Canada medical marijuana licences are being used to hide illegal grow-ops, after 18 people were arrested and more than 4,000 plants seized in three raids. Niagara Regional Police investigated over the past 13 months and executed three search warrants at 1651 Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Eighteen people were ...

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Pemberton Faces Pot Predicament

Article by Megan Lalonde, Whistler Question A request sent to the Village of Pemberton (VOP) council has presented officials with a hot topic for debate. In a letter presented at the VOP’s Oct. 4 council meeting, Joseph Le asked officials to consider amending the VOP zoning bylaw governing the licensing of businesses to allow for medial cannabis dispensaries to open ...

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Victoria Fines First Pot Shop Under New Licensing Regime

Article by Katie Derosa, Vancouver Sun A pot shop has been given the first fine under the City of Victoria’s new rules aimed at marijuana retailers, and it plans to fight the penalty. Green Ceiling was fined $500 on Friday for allowing cannabis consumption on site, which is contrary to the business licensing requirements that took effect on Sept. 23. ...

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ACMPR and Dispensary Price Comparisons

Article by Brad Martin, Lift We logged publicly available information for dispensary cannabis and cannabis produced under the ACMPR over a two week period in September 2016. Of the 137 offerings produced under the ACMPR, 30% contained significant amounts of CBD, with an average of 9.42%CBD. The remaining 95 offerings had an average of 17.65% THC. On average, cannabis from ...

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Privacy Breach on Vancouver Pot Dispensary Website Reveals Medical Data

Article by Dan Fumano, Vancouver Sun Birth certificates, medical imaging, passports, prescriptions, biopsy reports, mental health assessments and more — the personal information and medical records of an unknown number of patients were publicly available on the website of a Vancouver marijuana dispensary until recently. It is not clear whether the information was exposed accidentally or for some malicious purpose. Dispensary ...

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Ontario’s Medical Marijuana Vaping Exemption Came From Consultations With Two People

Article by Allison Jones, Global News Ontario’s Liberal government defended allowing medical marijuana users to vaporize anywhere by saying they had consulted “very broadly” – but emails show those consultations involved the input of just two people, The Canadian Press has learned. Ultimately, the associate health minister had to defend the policy for just one day after the government backtracked ...

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Victoria Gearing Up For Pot Shop Crackdown

Article by Emily Lazatin, News Talk 980 CKNW Victoria’s Mayor says the city plans to follow Vancouver’s footsteps in clamping down hard on unregulated marijuana dispensaries. The city handed out its first fine to Green Ceiling for allowing consumption on site last Friday. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says dispensaries who don’t comply can expect the city to knock on its ...

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New Brunswick community college offers course in growing marijuana

Article by 680 News A community college in New Brunswick is offering a course in horticulture tailored to equip students with the skills to work in a growing industry – marijuana cultivation. A school official at the College communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick says the course will launch sometime next year and has been designed in collaboration with industry leaders to train ...

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