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Georgia Peach Opens in New Location One Day After Hamilton Police Shutter 4 of Their Dispensaries

Georgia Peach opens in new location one day after Hamilton police shutter 4 of their dispensaries “It shows the resources of some of those in this illegal industry,” says Deputy Chief Dan Kinsella NEWS 05:00 AM by Nicole O'Reilly The Hamilton Spectator Hamilton police officers stand in front of the Georgia Peach dispensary on Upper James where police confiscated contents of the dispensary and two trailers outside Jan. 24. - John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator

Article by Nicole O’Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator A day after police closed all four Hamilton locations of an illegal cannabis dispensary, changing the locks and barring the doors, Georgia Peach simply moved down the road and opened shop. On Friday, the chain opened at 76 George St., in Hess Village, in the former location of another dispensary, the Blue Ox, and ...

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Ban on Off-Duty Cannabis Use for Metrolinx Workers ‘Extremely Disappointing,’ Union Says

Ban on off-duty cannabis use for Metrolinx workers 'extremely disappointing,' union says Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Union will pursue any possible legal challenge to the new policy, president says CBC News The union representing Metrolinx employees, including GO bus, train operators and maintenance workers, is firing back after the provincial transit agency banned some employees from using pot while off duty. (Adrian Wyld)

Article by CBC News A new rule prohibiting some Metrolinx employees from using cannabis while off-duty is drawing criticism from the union representing those workers, which plans to explore possible legal challenges to the policy. “This Metrolinx action shows a profound lack of respect for the men and women who work for it and who devote their working lives to ...

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Bogged Down By Skyrocketing Medical Cannabis Bills? This Cannabis Company is Developing a Health Canada Approved Solution

Bogged down by skyrocketing medical cannabis bills? This cannabis company is developing a Health Canada approved solution Cannabinoid-derived product by Ontario-based Tetra Bio-Pharma to be officially recognized as a drug ANISHA DHIMAN The cannabis-based drugs being investigated will have a Drug Identification Number (DIN), which means these medications will be available at the pharmacy and will be covered by insurance. SCANRAIL / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Ottawa Citizen Ontario-based Oriol Rhodes has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, but it’s only recently that she has ventured into an uncharted territory: cannabis. “A year ago, I knew very little; particularly about substance use, and absolutely nothing about harm reduction, and how cannabis fits into this equation,” says Rhodes, a registered ...

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Parents Say Talking to Their Kids About Cannabis Has Changed Post-Legalization

Parents say talking to their kids about cannabis has changed post-legalization In this Aug. 19, 2011, file photo, a participant holds up a bag of marijuana during the first day of Hempfest in Seattle. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo, File)

Article by Alanna Rizza, CTV News Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country. Ashleigh Brown, founder of SheCann, which allows Canadian women to share their experiences using medical cannabis, said talking to kids about marijuana shouldn’t be a one-time “talk” ...

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Why The Legalization of Edibles and Concentrates Will Be Worse Than You Think

WHY THE LEGALIZATION OF EDIBLES AND CONCENTRATES WILL BE WORSE THAN YOU THINK MIKE O

Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network If you thought that the Canadian government’s legalization of cannabis was already bad enough, it’s about to get much worse with the impending legalization of edibles and concentrates this October. The government’s efforts to make legal edibles as unappealing as possible to children may end up being so successful that even the adults ...

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Metrolinx Forbids Workers in ‘Safety Sensitive’ Positions From Using Cannabis

Metrolinx forbids workers in ‘safety sensitive’ positions from using cannabis By Ryan Rocca Web Writer Global News Some Metrolinx employees will soon be banned from using recreational cannabis even when they are not working, according to a new policy.

Article by Ryan Rocca, Global News Metrolinx is banning employees who are in “safety sensitive” positions from using cannabis even when they are not working, according to a memo sent to employees on Friday. In the memo from Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster, employees are told of updates to the agency’s “fitness for duty” policy that will take effect on Feb. 1. ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: January 28 – February 3, 2019

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Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday, January 28, 2019: Monday Blaze! A comedy show with host Ben Bankas When: 9:00pm-11:00pm Where: Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen St E, Toronto) Price: $5 Cover, wheelchair accessible Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Free Cannabis ...

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Bogus Bud: Canada’s Cannabis Market is Ripe for Counterfeiting, Lawyer and Entrepreneur Warn

YEAR Pot Plant Lifestyle 20181226 Bogus bud Canada's cannabis market is ripe for counterfeiting, lawyer and entrepreneur warn By: Solomon Israel Containers containing cannabis products are shown at the packaging and extraction facility in Vaughan, Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018./Nathan Denette

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News Canada’s three-month-old legal cannabis market is a ripe target for counterfeiters who could disguise unregulated weed as authentic, government-regulated product, according to an anti-counterfeiting expert and a cannabis technology entrepreneur. “I believe it’s a certainty,” says Lorne Lipkus, chair of the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network and a partner at Toronto law firm Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus. Lipkus practises brand-protection law and ...

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Why Canada’s New Impaired Driving Law Fail When It Comes To Cannabis

WHY CANADA’S NEW IMPAIRED DRIVING LAWS FAIL WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS TRAVIS CESARONE

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network The passage of Bill C-46, which significantly changed Canada’s impaired driving laws, heralded a new age for roadside regulations, following the lead of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to allow blood testing for drug impairment (1). A breathalyzer may still be used if you’re drunk, although a police officer simply saying you are ...

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Why Ontario Should Hold a Second Cannabis Retail Lottery

Why Ontario should hold a second cannabis retail lottery IAN IRVINE AND ROSALIE WYONCH The largest drawback to the use of a lottery of 25 retail authorizations is that it will result in a very small number of retail storefronts relative to the ultimate need.

Article by Ian Irvine and Rosalie Wyonch, Globe and Mail Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision last fall to put the retailing of cannabis in the hands of the private sector was a good one. The province recently held a lottery to determine who would operate as a cannabis retailer. . The use of a lottery, as opposed to an auction ...

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