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Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:46:12 -0700

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Canada: Weed Legalization A Budding Dilemma

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 16 Aug 2017 - Doping landscape is tricky for athletes as Canada moves toward legalizing marijuana CALGARY- Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

Canada: Athletic Landscape Grows Hazy As Legal Marijuana Looms

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Aug 2017 - Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It's already legal for personal recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.

Canada: Organized Crime Backs Off In Run-Up To Pot Legalization

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 15 Aug 2017 - 'Disorganized criminals,' new law force mob, bikers away from meagre earnings Once a relatively safe, profitable business for outlaw bikers and mobsters, organized crime is moving away from the marijuana market because legalization and homegrown pot are making any gain not worth the risk, experts say.

Canada: Zero Tolerance For Pot Use With Drivers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 15 Aug 2017 - There should be zero tolerance for pot use by drivers or their passengers, a new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario branch recommends. The report, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, also says that all marijuana revenue should go to fund mental health and addiction services, and that the minimum age to purchase the product should be 19 years old.

Canada: Entrepreneurs Bet Canada Will Be A Leader In Marijuana

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 15 Aug 2017 - The ancillary cannabis industry, including technology and logistics, could be where Canadian firms shine. During a gold rush, there's often as much money to be made selling picks and shovels as digging in the dirt. One year out from the legalization of recreational marijuana, a number of Canadian companies are betting that this logic holds true for the country's cannabis rush. With weed producers rushing to list on the TSX and other stock exchanges, investor interest has focused mostly on companies that can supply the drug. But the ancillary parts of the industry, based on intellectual property, technology and logistics, could ultimately be where Canadian companies shine on the global stage.

CN NS: City Looks Into Pot Planning

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Staff suggest HRM consider how to handle legalization Halifax is starting to think about how legal marijuana will roll out in the municipality. In a staff report coming to regional council's meeting on Tuesday, staff recommend starting the process to consider amending land-use bylaws to determine the best places for marijuana-production facilities and dispensaries in the municipality ahead of next summer's promised legalization.

CN YK: Survey Opens On Yukon's Pot Plans

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Yukon News, 11 Aug 2017 - Territory will likely have 'phased-in approach' to new weed laws The territorial government wants to know what the public is looking for in upcoming marijuana legislation. In an online survey, open until Sept. 30, the government is asking Yukoners to answer questions about where cannabis could be consumed in public, how it will be sold, the legal age for consumption, and whether any changes need to happen to the territory's occupational health and safety or driving laws.

CN MB: Pallister Still Hazy On Pot Plan, But Help Could Be On The Way

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - IN his struggles to come up with a regime to control the sale of recreational marijuana, Premier Brian Pallister may have found a powerful ally. Shoppers Drug Mart. Despite a looming July 1, 2018 deadline to have a system in place, the province has been very reluctant to talk about how it would like to handle the production, distribution and sales of recreational pot. Last month, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson issued an expression of interest to find potential partners and solutions to handle all aspects of legalized marijuana.

CN AB: Pot Legalization Survey Generates Huge Response

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Metro, 14 Aug 2017 - Albertans have a lot to say about legalizing cannabis outside medical purposes, judging by the number of people who shared their thoughts with the province in a recent survey. Just over 45,000 Albertans took the online questionnaire about how the province should approach legalization, according to the Justice and Solicitor General's office.