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Scoring Illegal Pot is Easy as Windsor Experiences Black Market Boom

Scoring illegal pot is easy as Windsor experiences black market boom DOUG SCHMIDT, WINDSOR STAR Generations of negative stigma went up in smoke when recreational marijuana became legal, and there was plenty of partying on Oct. 17, 2018, including here at a legalization street party in Windsor. Meant to tackle the criminal element, legalization instead appears to have triggered a black market bonanza. DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR Economic opportunity. Kat Blondin, left, and Jessica Sanchez are shown in their newly opened business on Feb. 1, 2019. Pretty Baked Cannabis Co., located on Drouillard Road, carries pot accessories and paraphernalia. Unlike this new Ford City enterprise, however, not all new businesses opening up in Windsor to cater to the new legalized cannabis market are licensed and legal. DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR

Article by Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star Designed to push out the illicit drug trade, Canada’s recent decision to legalize marijuana has instead been a major boon to the black market, including in Windsor. Despite city council’s recent “opt in” vote to permit bricks-and-mortar retail pot operations, it’s unlikely Windsor will see any such business established before 2020 at the earliest. ...

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Is This Your Bike? Police Hamilton Seize Bicycle After Arresting Alleged Drug Dealer

Is this your bike? Police seize bicycle after arresting alleged drug dealer Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn 35-year-old Hamilton man facing drug trafficking charges CBC News Hamilton police are searching for the owner of this bike, which is believed to have been stolen and was seized during a drug trafficking arrest Saturday. (Hamilton Police Service)

Article by CBC News Hamilton police are searching for the owner of a high-end bicycle found with a man who has been charged with possession of heroin, fentanyl and other illicit drugs. Investigators believe the bike may have been stolen. It was seized after an officer on patrol around 7 a.m. Saturday spotted a large bag of cannabis in “plain view” inside a vehicle ...

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Thailand Approves Medicinal Cannabis

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis Campaigners had held protests demanding medicinal cannabis be allowed

Article by BBC News Thailand’s parliament has voted to approve cannabis for medical use, with a key lawmaker calling it a “New Year’s gift” to the Thai people. Recreational use will remain illegal. Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine, until it was banned in the 1930s. South East Asia has some of the world’s toughest penalties for ...

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Have It Your Way: The 5 Most Popular Consumption Methods

HAVE IT YOUR WAY: THE 5 MOST POPULAR CONSUMPTION METHODS CANNA LANCE

Article by Canna Lance Today there are many different ways to utilize cannabis. The question is:Which ones will get you the most elevated? This is something that many individuals have asked themselves. In this article, we will break down some of the different consumption methods that are most common in order from the least psychoactive to the most potent. 1. ...

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‘I’d Rather Someone Else Was The Guinea Pig,’ Town of Erin, Ontario Opts Out of Cannabis Retail

‘I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,’ Town of Erin opts out of cannabis retail Erin first of kind in area to make decision against hosting retail shops in municipality NEWS 02:35 PM by Alexandra Heck Erin Advocate Erin councillor John Brennan agreed to opt out of hosting cannabis retail in town, citing a lack of clarity from the Province on policy details. - Alexandra Heck/Metroland It was a unanimous decision.

Article by Alexandra Heck, Erin Advocate via SouthWestern Ontario It was a unanimous decision. Erin town council chose to opt out of hosting cannabis retail sites in the municipality, citing a lack of details from the province as a primary factor. “I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,” said Coun. John Brennan, noting that the province can’t possibly reap the millions they ...

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Cannabis Researchers Turning Their Eyes To Seniors

Cannabis researchers turning their eyes to seniors

Article by Cassandra Szklarski, CTV News Constant back pain caused by a fall left Ash Basu in agony, so when his doctor suggested he see a cannabis specialist, he was intrigued. The 64-year-old had no experience with marijuana, recreationally or otherwise, but had heard reports of the herb’s pain-relieving potential and was eager to avoid opioids. He was referred to ...

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Ontario: New ‘No Smoking, No Vaping’ Signs Now Law

NEW ‘NO SMOKING, NO VAPING’ SIGNS NOW LAW SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne STU CAMPAIGNE Courtesy of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Article by Stu Campaigne, My North Bay Now The familiar “no smoking” signs will now include a “no vaping” message due to updated health legislation. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act has recently been updated in conjunction with the legalization of recreational cannabis. Signs are required to be posted at the entrance to all public buildings, in addition to outside all public restrooms Free, ...

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CBD: Without Getting You High, Cannabis Can Still Result In A DUI

Without getting you high, cannabis can still result in a DUI JASON TCHIR

Article by Jason Tchir, Globe and Mail You’re not allowed to drive smoking cannabis, period, even if it doesn’t get you high – and there’s still a chance that CBD could get you a DUI, experts say. . CBD stands for cannabidiol, which, like delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is one of the more than 100 different molecules in marijuana. . “THC and CBD are two ...

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Halifax Police Raid Illegal Cannabis Dispensary After Warning Letters Delivered

Halifax police raid illegal cannabis dispensary after warning letters delivered By TARYN GRANTStarMetro Halifax This week Halifax police made the first raid on an illegal cannabis dispensary since recreational weed was legalized on Oct. 17. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press file photo (JEFF MCINTOSH / THE FILE PHOTO)

Article by Taryn Grant, StarMetro Halifax police raided an illegal cannabis dispensary in Bedford Wednesday morning and say that despite legalization of recreational pot, dispensary owners should “expect to have police attention coming their way.” Police officers acted on a search warrant at GreenTree Clinic on the Bedford Hwy. just after 11 a.m. on Nov. 21, according to a news ...

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Expect No Quick End to Canada-Wide Cannabis Shortages, Producers Warn

Expect no quick end to Canada-wide cannabis shortages, producers warn Krissy Calkins smokes a marijuana joint at a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. THE/Christopher Katsarov CTV National News: Shortage impacting patients Since the legalization of recreational pot, medical patients are having trouble getting prescriptions filled. Annie Bergeron-Oliver reports. Medical pot users facing supply problems Josh Crabb reports on how some medical marijuana users are dealing with supply issues following cannabis legalization.

Article by Aly Thomson, CTV News The supply shortages that have plagued many provinces in the first month of legal cannabis will likely persist for years, industry insiders say. Provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have all reported varying degrees of shortages. New Brunswick was forced to temporarily close more than half its ...

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