Port Alberni RCMP Bust Second Marijuana Dispensary

Article by Staff Writer, Alberni Valley News. Port Alberni RCMP arrested four Port Alberni residents at the Port Alberni Cannabis Club on Bute Street on Thursday, Sept. 22. This is the second search warrant the RCMP have executed at a marijuana dispensary in Port Alberni this month. West Side Alternatives on Athol Street was raided by RCMP on Sept. 16. ...

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Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Marijuana

Article by Health Canada Health Canada’s position on the risks of obtaining cannabis from dispensaries has been consistent: these facilities are unlicensed by the federal government, illegally supplied, and sell product that may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe. The only legal commercial source of safe, quality-controlled cannabis for medical purposes in Canada is through purchase directly from one of the ...

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Port Alberni RCMP Arrest Five in at West Side Alternatives

West Side Alternatives Dispensary Weed Shop

Article by Katya Slepian,  Alberni Valley News. Port Alberni RCMP arrested five individuals at the West Side Alternatives medical marijuana dispensary on Athol Street on Friday morning. Police entered the Athol Street dispensary at 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 16 under the authority of a search warrant and arrested three adult men and two adult women. All five individuals were released until their ...

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Police Raid MMJ Hamilton and Charge Owner, Who Says He’s Caught in Legal Limbo

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Article by Samantha Craggs, CBC News Hamilton police say they’ve raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Hess Village and seized an estimated $75,000 in marijuana and related products. But the owner of the dispensary —operating openly on George Street — says it’s a waste of resources, and marijuana will likely be legal by the time he sees trial. Police have charged Clint Younge of Hamilton, CEO of MMJ Canada, ...

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Ottawa Failed to Act on Tests Showing Toxins in Retail Pot

Article by Grant Robertson, The Globe and Mail Health Minister Jane Philpott’s office was warned nearly a year ago that dangerous contaminants had been found in retail marijuana sold by unregulated storefront dispensaries, but the federal government appears to have done nothing to act on the concerns. Documents obtained by The Globe and Mail through the Access to Information Act ...

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Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Gets National Support for Cannabis Resolution

Article by Sarah Sacheli, Windsor Star The voice of the local business community has secured national support for its resolution aimed at cashing in on legalization of recreational marijuana. The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, together with its counterparts in the Niagara Region and Abbottsford, B.C., brought a resolution to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting in Regina, ...

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Canadian Laboratories Step up to Offer Pot-Safety Testing

Article by Grant Robertson and Greg McArthur, The Globe and Mail Nearly 20 laboratories across Canada have come forward to offer independent testing of marijuana after the federal government changed its laws last month, allowing consumers to screen the product – which is often sold as medicine – for contaminants and potency. Previously, the public was banned from getting access ...

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Instagram Is Shutting Down Accounts Showing Legal Weed

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice Just days before Lift Cannabis Expo took place this past weekend in Vancouver, the event’s primary sponsor lost its Instagram account and 11,000 followers along with it. Lift Cannabis is a news and review site for medical cannabis that only does strain reviews for legal weed available through licensed producers. According to Lift, none of ...

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AtlantiCann Hiring for Marijuana Facility on Site of Former School for Boys

Article by James Risdon, The Chronicle Herald Halifax-based AtlantiCann Medical is already recruiting for a quality assurance manager for a medical marijuana operation in Shelburne even though it does not yet have a plant in operation there. The job advertised on for AtlantiCann Medical comes with a $75,000 annual salary. The person hired would be responsible for the development, ...

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Canadian Schools Set to Capitalize on Marijuana Businesses

Article by Chris Sorensen, McLean’s Brendan Kennedy first caught a whiff of opportunity six years ago. The former software entrepreneur—newly armed with an M.B.A. from Yale—was working at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm when he spotted something unusual amid the thousands of dossiers on tech, software and biotech firms: a start-up focused on medical marijuana. Intrigued, Kennedy searched the ...

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