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Thu
10
Oct

Fear still rules cannabis regulation one year after legalization

As we approach the one-year anniversary of cannabis legalization in this country, it’s important to reflect on the bumpy road we’ve encountered since making what might be considered one of the largest social policy changes in Canadian history.

Thu
10
Oct

Cannabis legalization Phase 2 opens business opportunities

Large players have gobbled smaller rivals and are dominating Canada’s legal cannabis industry, but small firms may be about to have their day in the sun.

Many entrepreneurs believe that when Canada legalizes cannabis edibles, drinks, concentrates and topicals in October, benefits will flow to smaller ventures.

Deloitte estimates in a recent report that the second wave of cannabis legalization, or Cannabis 2.0, will open a $2.7 billion market in Canada, with cannabis-extract-based products, including edibles, accounting for about $1.6 billion.

Thu
10
Oct

Bought cannabis? Here’s where it needs to go for the drive home in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding the public to put their pot out of people’s reach when driving. 

“It’s been almost a year now since the legalization of cannabis and we’re still finding there are a lot of errors being made,” Const. Chad Morrison said at a Dartmouth demonstration Wednesday of how to legally transport cannabis. 

RCMP officers have issued 172 tickets and 47 warnings for illegal transportation of cannabis in a motor vehicle within RCMP jurisdiction across the province since last Oct. 18. 

“As far as errors that we’re seeing, it’s essentially the products are being kept in the front of the vehicle where the occupants are,” Morrison said. 

Wed
09
Oct

Home owners believe cannabis can impact property value

Cannabis and real estate go together like…

Well, actually they do because, as the Oct. 17 anniversary of recreational cannabis legalization nears, many real estate issues regarding the sale, use and growing of cannabis have arisen again, such as smoking or growing it in condos, the location of legal (or illegal) dispensaries and, of course, the smell.

Zoocasa has now published the results of their national Canadian cannabis and real estate sentiment survey. Some of the interesting findings include:

Tue
08
Oct

RavenQuest receives Health Canada permit for export to Australia

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Mon
07
Oct

Manitoba to maintain prohibition on pot edibles in public

Those who hoped to eat pot cookies at outdoor concerts and other public gatherings appear to be out of luck.

Premier Brian Pallister said Friday that his government will make it illegal to consume marijuana edibles in most public spaces. Pallister said he believes current legislation will block that use but, if it doesn’t, his government will amend the law to fix that.

“We will have to look at, probably, the wording through an amendment, if necessary. The intention of the law is very clear that we are making illegal the public consumption (of cannabis),” said Pallister.

The federal government is set to legalize the sale of marijuana edibles in mid-December. The sale of non-medicinal cannabis dried flowers and oils became legal in October 2018.

Mon
07
Oct

Law will be changed if needed to cover edibles: Manitoba premier

Manitoba will ban the public consumption of cannabis in all its forms, even if changes are needed to provincial law, Premier Brian Pallister said Friday.

“We’ll have to look, probably, at the wording through an amendment if necessary,” Pallister said.

“But the intention of the law is … that we’re making illegal the public consumption of goods whether smoking, as smoking is illegal now … but also on the consumption of edible products.”

Most provinces already have strict rules on where cannabis can be consumed in any form, but Manitoba’s cannabis law was written specific to smoking and vaping.

Mon
07
Oct

Trudeau and Scheer spar over cannabis legalization at French-language debate

After being an issue that has been seemingly dismissed during this federal election, the faces of the Liberal and Conservative parties butted heads about cannabis at the French-language debate.

When asked about drugs besides cannabis potentially being decriminalized, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau replied with “not at the moment,” sparking a fiery response from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

“So that’s your secret agenda? Decriminalize, legalize, hard drugs?” Scheer said, claiming it was easier for kids to get their hands on illegal substances.

Mon
07
Oct

Ontario appellate judge dismisses latest motion to suspend pot shop licensing process

An Ontario appellate judge ruled on Wednesday to dismiss a motion by a group of disqualified cannabis store applicants requesting the province’s retail cannabis licensing process be suspended pending an appeal being heard.

“The process that the government has decided on should be permitted to proceed. If the moving parties are ultimately successful, they may have a remedy, at the very least, in damages,” Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Ian Nordheimer said in his remarks dismissing the stay motion.

The ruling will now see the application process to open 42 new cannabis stores in Ontario continue, although the proper roll-out of these new shops is expected to be delayed for some time.

Mon
07
Oct

Suspected cannabis-impaired drivers more costly to test: Police report

It’s more costly for police to deal with a suspected cannabis-impaired driver than one suspected of driving drunk, suggests a new report heading to city councillors.
 
New numbers in a report to be presented to city council’s community and public services committee on Oct. 16 show that in the first eight months of the year ending in August 2019, city police arrested 94 drug-impaired drivers, compared to 69 in the same period in 2018. Of those, 29 were suspected to be impaired by cannabis, compared to 17 in the first eight months of 2018.
 

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