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US MA: New Mothers Overcoming Addiction Face A World Of Obstacles

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 08:00
Boston Globe, 28 Jan 2018 - Dajia Brown cares for Brooklyn at their Somerville home. She credits a Boston Medical Center program for her progress. Last June, Dajia Brown embarked on a dangerous phase of life - so dangerous that many in her situation do not survive.
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CN NS: Home-Grown Alternative?

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 27 Jan 2018 - Craft weed market great hypothetically, but likely a long way off It isn't uncommon to see booths or tables of Nova Scotia's finest craft beer, liquors or small-scale produced wines at local weekend farmers' markets around Colchester.
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US: Federal Prosecutor Unlikely To Pursue Low-Level Marijuana Crimes

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Buffalo News, 27 Jan 2018 - When Attorney General Jeff Sessions did away with the Obama-era, hands-off approach to recreational marijuana, he left the door open to a new federal crackdown on the drug. He also left the discretion for any stepped-up enforcement in the laps of his local prosecutors.
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CN BC: Pot Bust Highlights Challenges Ahead

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:00
Delta Optimist, 27 Jan 2018 - A recent illegal cannabis grow operation in North Delta, busted by Delta police, is highlighting the challenges law enforcement will soon face when new marijuana legislation comes into effect later this year. Chief Neil Dubord updated Delta police board members last week on the illegal operation police raided in late November.
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Canada: BMO Open To Cannabis Deals If Firms Can Pass 'The Tests,' CEO

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 26 Jan 2018 - Bank of Montreal is open to more deals with cannabis companies, as long as those firms can get past "traps" in the lender's due-diligence process, chief executive Darryl White said. The Toronto-based lender became the first major Canadian bank to arrange a stock sale for a company tied to cannabis this month when its capital-markets unit helped lead a $200.7-million equity financing for Canopy Growth Corp. In his first public comments about the deal, Mr. White called the marijuana producer "a bona fide business operating within the boundaries of the law."
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Canada: Pot Sales $5.7b In 2017: Statcan

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 26 Jan 2018 - Includes cannabis purchased for medical and recreational purposes IT'S official, according to Canada's government statistics agency: Canadians spent a ton of money on weed last year. To be exact, Statistics Canada estimates 4.9 million Canucks between the ages of 15 and 64 shelled out $5.7 billion for marijuana in 2017.
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France: France To Soften Cannabis Laws -- But Not Legalize

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:00
The Daily Tribune, 25 Jan 2018 - Paris, France -- France's fight against cannabis, through tough laws to punish users, has long been a failure -- the French remain among Europe's biggest dope smokers. So will a change of strategy under President Emmanuel Macron have more success? The new centrist government is preparing to soften legislation, making users caught with cannabis liable for an instant fine of 150-200 euros ($180-250) instead of prosecution and the threat of a one-year jail term.
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US CA: Compton Voters Reject Marijuana Sales In City

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan 2018 - Compton voters Tuesday soundly rejected two competing proposals for regulating cannabis businesses in the city, where marijuana dispensaries and other pot-related operations are now banned. The city's proposal, known as Measure C, would have allowed marijuana sales while imposing a 10% business tax and banning commercial cultivation of marijuana. It was rejected 76% to 23%. The competing initiative, Measure I, included many of the same provisions as Measure C, but called for a 5% business tax and would have allowed indoor marijuana-cultivation businesses. It was rejected 77% to 23%.
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CN BC: Marijuana Dispensary Rules Debated

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
The Morning Star, 24 Jan 2018 - The City of Vernon, said Coun. Dalvir Nahal to the overflow crowd of more than 70 people who crammed into Vernon council chambers Monday, has a responsibility to taxpayers, business owners and children to make sure what the city is doing in regards to marijuana dispensaries is being done. The city held a public hearing Monday on a zoning text amendment bylaw that is not intended to close down dispensaries that were in operation before Nov. 14, 2017. The bylaw is to bridge the process that will allow dispensaries to continue to operate provided certain conditions are met.
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CN BC: Robson Square Vendors Stay Put Despite Arrests

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:00
Metro, 24 Jan 2018 - Police say booths have been selling weed to kids Despite a recent police crackdown, marijuana vendors who have been selling pot out of booths set up at Robson Square near the Vancouver Art Gallery say they have no intention of stopping.
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US PA: Dwight Evans First Pa. Congress Member To Cosponsor Ending

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 19 Jan 2018 - When it comes to legalizing marijuana Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) is "one thousand percent on board." When it comes to legalizing marijuana U.S Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) is "one thousand percent on board," he told me by phone on Thursday afternoon.
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CN ON: Province To Choose Location For Pot Store

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 12 Jan 2018 - The provincial government will decide where to locate a new cannabis store in Peterborough, states a new city staff report - city council won't have any say in the matter. Peterborough is getting a new government-run cannabis store by July 1, but it's unclear where exactly it will be located.
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CN ON: Legal Marijuana Concerns Madd

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
North Bay Nugget, 10 Jan 2018 - Organization recognizes officer of the year North Bay police Const. Mitch Thomas is surprised how many people still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Thomas arrested six people for impaired in 2017 and was recognized during Tuesday's monthly police services board meeting as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving officer of the year.
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CN BC: Vernon Restricts Sale Of Marijuana

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
The Morning Star, 10 Jan 2018 - Vernon City Hall continues to walk a line of uncertainty over how and where marijuana might be legally purchased in the city. While Ottawa is on board with legalizing the sale of marijuana, the province is yet to work out the rules for its retail availability.
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CN BC: Cannabis: Council Passes Moratorium After Public Hearing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 10 Jan 2018 - The ban on cannabis businesses extends to July and does not include current medical dispensaries Only two people presented their views at a public hearing held by city hall on Monday to get the public's reaction to a proposed moratorium on recreational cannabis sales. Both presentations took less than one minute.
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CN ON: Local MPs Split On Marijuana Law

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:00
The Glengarry News, 10 Jan 2018 - The federal with a handful of minor revisions, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons November 27 and has moved on to the Senate for further review and discussion. A total of 200 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the legislation - Bill C-45 - with 82 voting against it.
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CN NS: Developer Hopes Fish Urine Gives Edge In Cannabis Market

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 06 Jan 2018 - Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Fish urine is the secret sauce that will allow some 50,000 cannabis plants to thrive in Liverpool. We'll get to that momentarily. Myrna Gillis, founder and president of Aqualitas, reported recently her company had collected $8.7 million from investors across Canada and the United States.
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Canada: High Hopes For Canada's Cannabis Industry

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 05 Jan 2018 - U.S. pot enforcement policy could give companies north of the border an advantage A move by the U.S. Attorney General to quash an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized pot to flourish south of the border dealt a blow to marijuana stocks Thursday, but observers and industry players say the crackdown is a boon for the Canadian cannabis industry.
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CN ON: Pot Business Embraced

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Northern News, 05 Jan 2018 - First Nations invest in KL marijuana business KIRKLAND LAKE - Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities. Phil Fontaine, an Indigenous politician turned marijuana executive, has spent the past year travelling the country and talking to First Nations about jobs, wealth and training opportunities the burgeoning marijuana business could bring.
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CN NS: N.S. Man Has High Hopes To Convert Abattoir To Marijuana Plant

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 05 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Up an Antigonish County woods road, Frank MacMaster's surroundings were modest.
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