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Ombudsman Reviewing Over 1,000 Complaints About Ontario Cannabis Store

Ombudsman reviewing over 1,000 complaints about Ontario Cannabis Store BY NEWS STAFF A look at the homepage for the Ontario Cannabis Store website as viewed on desktop. Image Credit: OCS

Article by City News Ontario’s Ombudsman says his office has received over a thousand complaints about the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) since it opened online on Oct. 17. In a statement released Wednesday, Paul Dube confirmed the high volume of complaints and said the OCS has been informed of the influx of grievances. The statement says the most common complaints ...

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Marketing Group Releases Guide as Cannabis Sector Wrestles With New Advertising Rules

Marketing group releases guide as cannabis sector wrestles with new advertising rules SUSAN KRASHINSKY ROBERTSON A salesclerk in the Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) store finishes bagging a purchase as Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, in Montreal, Oct. 17, 2018. CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS

Article by Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Globe and Mail Canada’s newly legalized recreational-cannabis sector is grappling with strict rules that limit companies’ ability to use advertising to build their brands. On Tuesday, the Canadian Marketing Association will release a guide designed to address questions about the proper interpretation of those rules. “The legislation itself isn’t completely clear in some areas,” said ...

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Toronto Police Seek 2 More Suspects in Shooting Death of Security Guard Dwayne McMillan

Toronto police seek 2 more suspects in shooting death of Dwayne McMillan By David Shum Sandra Cooke, the mother of murdered security guard Dwayne McMillan, urged the public Tuesday to help find those involved in her son's death.

Article by David Shum, Global News Toronto police are seeking to identify two more suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 44-year-old security guard in the city’s north end earlier this month. Police responded to a call of a shooting around 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 2 at an illegal marijuana dispensary in the area of Keele Street and Canarctic ...

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Navigating Edibles Before & After Legalization

Navigating Edibles Before & After Legalization

Article by Tammi Stanhope, High! Canada With less than a handful of days away before recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada, and still months out before cannabis edibles become regulated, it’s important to understand and be educated going forward. Over the last couple of years, Canadians in the cannabis scene have been fortunate enough to see the creation and execution ...

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What’s Behind Public-Sector Union’s Push Against Ontario Pot Plan?

What's behind public-sector union's push against Ontario pot plan? DALE CARRUTHERS How do I buy legal cannabis in Ontario?

Article by Dale Carruthers, London Free Press One of Ontario’s largest public-sector unions is making a last-ditch effort to get back into the cannabis-selling business, a move it says will keep the drug away from minors. But critics say the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) campaign is more concerned about creating jobs than its touted mission of public safety, ...

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Want To Grow Your Own Weed? Read This First

Want to grow your own weed? Read this first Adults in most Canadian provinces can grow their own cannabis plants. Here's what you need to know. By: Solomon Israel MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Steven Stairs a local cannabis advocate in his home. Steven has a license to grow medical marijuana for himself. 171016 - Monday, October 16, 2017. Growing a cannabis plant could take from three to four months, plus time to harvest, trim, dry and cure the bud before it can be consumed. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News Canadian federal law now allows adults to grow as many as four marijuana plants at home for personal use. (Manitobans and Quebeckers are prohibited from doing so by provincial law, and municipalities and landlords could add more restrictions.) Growing legal cannabis could be as simple as throwing four seeds in a pot and seeing what happens — ...

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Ottawa Valley Farm Plans to Build Cannabis Grow-Op, Spa and ‘Canna-Tourism’ Complex

Ottawa Valley farm plans to build cannabis grow-op, spa and 'canna-tourism' complex CHRISTOPHER GULY Mark Spear, a 34-year-old Ottawa native who has worked in the cannabis industry since 2014, wants to create a “canna-tourism” complex that will grow over 100,000 cannabis plants outside by 2020. JULIE OLIVER / POSTMEDIA

Article by Christopher Guly, Ottawa Citizen Before the last federal election, the idea of openly growing pot in a field would have been dismissed as reefer madness — and illegal, too. But the Liberals won that contest, formed government, and their campaign promise to legalize recreational marijuana came to fruition this month. The legislation has also spawned the first proposed ...

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Office of Ontario Ombudsman Reviewing Cannabis Delivery Complaints

Office of Ontario ombudsman reviewing cannabis delivery complaints The new logo for the Ontario Cannabis Store is seen here.

Article by Canadian Press via CTV News The Office of the Ontario Ombudsman says it has received complaints over delays in the delivery of cannabis in the province, almost two weeks since the drug was legalized across the country. In an email Monday, spokeswoman Linda Williamson says there is no formal investigation, but staff are reviewing all complaints against the ...

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