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Joe Oliver: the Latest Harper Conservative to Join Canada’s Cannabis Industry

Oliver. Joe Oliver: the latest Harper Conservative to join Canada's cannabis industry Former cabinet minister says there's "zero inconsistency" in joining the medical cannabis industry after being part of a government that vigorously opposed the legalization of cannabis. By: Solomon Israel. Finance Minister Joe Oliver answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Adrian Wyld

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News It’s safe to say the Conservative government of Canada under former prime minister Stephen Harper was never interested in reforming Canada’s cannabis laws. Under Harper’s leadership, the Tories continued the war on drugs by maintaining the criminal prohibition on non-medical cannabis use and increasing the penalties for cannabis-related crimes. Arrests for simple marijuana possession soared during Harper’s time ...

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Judge Rules 2016 Project Claudia Police Raids on Medical Marijuana Stores Were Legal

Judge rules 2016 police raids at medical marijuana stores were legal More than 90 people were charged following the Project Claudia raids in May 2016 CBC News

Article by CBC News A judge on Friday ruled that police raids carried out in May 2016 at 43 medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto were constitutional. The constitutionality of the searches had been challenged by Mark Stupak — one of more than 90 people who were charged following the Project Claudia raids. Stupak, the owner of the SoCo Medical Social Collective, was charged in 2016 with possession of marijuana for ...

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House of Shambala – Super Lemon Haze Crumble

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Written by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca. House of Shambala Overview: House of Shambala is a company operated by two medical patients who have been growing for a long time. All products are grown and extracted by House of Shambala themselves. Their main product is the Liquid Dab, a fully decarboxylated (activated) extract that works great in vape pens and edibles. Accessing ...

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Michael Spratt: Pot Bill’s Sober Second Thought

Trudeau Senate Pot bill’s sober second thought. The Trudeau government is poised to unveil the process by which it hopes to restore the maligned, scandal-plagued Senate to its intended role as an independent chamber of sober second thought. The Senate chamber on Parliament Hill is shown in a May 28, 2013 photo. Adrian Wyld

Article by Michael Spratt, Canadian Lawyer Last week, the Liberal government’s half-hearted cannabis legislation passed second reading in the Senate. Normally, this would not be cause for celebration. After all, there is little downside in voting to study legislation and the marijuana bill is no exception. Opponents to the bill, if not persuaded by evidence heard at committee hearings, can still ...

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Cannabis Conflicts with Medications? — Talk to Your Doctor!

Cannabis Conflicts with Medications? — Talk to Your Doctor!

Article by Jay Schmoeker, Twelve High Chicks We’ve said “talk to your doctor about cannabis” before, and meant educate your GP about its benefits for salving or managing illnesses. But there are other reasons to talk to other doctors about cannabis too, even recreational use: cannabis conflicts with medications. I came across a Tumblr post recently warning people to cop ...

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Valleriani: Medical Cannabis Shouldn’t be Subject to Tax

Valleriani: Medical cannabis shouldn't be subject to tax. Marijuana leaves. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES

Article by Jenna Valleriani, Ottawa Citizen When the federal government released its 2018 budget, it came as a surprise to many that it was planning to not just tax recreational cannabis, but add a new excise tax on medical cannabis as well. Excise tax is usually reserved for products deemed to have a high social cost, such as tobacco or ...

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Judge Shuts Down Weed Dispensary Owner’s Claim That His Arrest Was Unconstitutional

Judge Shuts Down Weed Dispensary Owner’s Claim That His Arrest Was Unconstitutional Marek Stupek called the decision a “cop out” and said he will continue selling medical weed. Marek Stupek's constitutional challenge against his arrest in a dispensary raid has been rejected. Colin Perkel

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice News An Ontario judge shut down a medical weed dispensary owner’s claim that his arrest during Toronto police’s Project Claudia raids was unconstitutional. A successful outcome could have paved the way for thousands of charges issued during dispensary raids to be tossed out. Marek Stupek, owner of two medical pot dispensaries in Toronto called the Social ...

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What The Canadian Senate Didn’t Understand About the Cannabis Industry

What The Canadian Senate Didn't Understand About the Cannabis Industry WHAT THE SENATE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND CALEB MCMILLAN

Articel by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network This is what the Senate didn’t understand: There were small growers who were here first. Before the LPs. Growers who established the BC Bud brand. Governments talk about the tax-revenue they’ve missed out on with prohibition. So, they’ve promised legalization and even gotten into the game. Thinking, hey, this should be easy money. ...

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Sorry, You Might Not Be Allowed to Smoke Pot in Your Condo

Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo Some condo boards in Toronto are moving to ban marijuana smoke as legalization looms BY SAMANTHA EDWARDS

Aritcle by Samantha Edwards, Now Toronto When cannabis is legalized across Canada, Toronto condo dwellers eager to light up inside their homes may see that dream go up in smoke. In Toronto, some condo boards are planning to ban smoking weed inside both individual units and on balconies despite personal residences being one of the few places where smoking will ...

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