Canada

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BC
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Enertopia Announces Filing of Provisional patent for V-Love(tm)

Vancouver, BC / TheNewswire / October 26 2015 - Enertopia Corporation (ENRT-OTCBB) (TOP-CSE) (the "Company" or "Enertopia") announces it has applied for patent protection of V-LoveTM with respect to claims involving lubrication, pH balance and the bioavailability of certain vitamins and minerals via absorption through the vaginal mucosal membrane.

Enertopia has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding its technology.

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26
Oct

Marijuana legalization could draw U.S investment bonanza to Canada

Friendlier laws on medical marijuana use in Canada are already drawing American investment north or the border, and the trend is likely to further ignite if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to allow recreational use of the drug.

Poseidon Asset Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund focused squarely on the cannabis space, says it is considering boosting its Canadian holdings following Justin Trudeau's election win.

You're going to see a lot of U.S. marijuana companies listing on the Canadian exchanges up here
- Analyst Khurram Malik

"We have one core holding up there currently but we would love to expand that," says Morgan Paxhia, the hedge fund's founding partner and chief investor.

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26
Oct

Few Vancouver marijuana dispensaries move on in application process while others ordered closed

Vancouver marijuana dispensaries that did not submit a licence application last summer must close their doors “immediately”, the city has warned, or “be subject to enforcement action”.

“The City inspects these businesses regularly,” states an October 26 media release. “As with other businesses, the City will use a range of enforcement tools, including fines and legal action.”

That was included in an update on a licensing process that the city began last June with the adoption of a new legal framework for marijuana-related businesses.

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Trudeau win could bring influx of foreign investment into Canadian cannabis

TORONTO - Friendlier laws on medical marijuana use in Canada are already drawing American investment north or the border, and the trend is likely to further ignite if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to allow recreational use of the drug.

Poseidon Asset Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund focused squarely on the cannabis space, says it is considering boosting its Canadian holdings following Justin Trudeau's election win.

"We have one core holding up there currently but we would love to expand that," says Morgan Paxhia, the hedge fund's founding partner and chief investor.

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26
Oct

SAM Canada says no to legal pot

The current push to legalize marijuana is wrong-headed and dangerous, says a Canadian group that calls it a "human rights issue."

SAM Canada, the Canadian chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, is looking to push back on the pro-marijuana crowd, founder Pamela McColl told the Sun.

McColl said the legalization, currently in talks, would be normalizing the use of marijuana instead of "dampening" its consumption.

"We consider it to be a public health risk, especially to children ... This is a human rights issue."

She added there hasn't been enough conversation between Canadians on marijuana use. It would have negative effects on productivity, educational system and health, McColl added.

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26
Oct

Canada: The Legalizing Process of Marijuana

Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has promised to move to legalize marijuana possession/consumption, but has expressed reservations about cannabis being available at corner stores.

What has the U.S. experience of legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state been and what would the executive director of the largest pro-marijuana legalizing organization in the U.S. (and Canada) recommend as the steps to take in the legalizing process?

Roy’s guest is Allen St. Pierre. He is the Executive director of NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws), in Washington D.C.

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26
Oct

Olympian Ross Rebagliati hopes new Liberal government will legalize marijuana

Canadian Olympic snowboarding champ Ross Rebagliati says he looks forward to the new Liberal government fulfilling its promise to legalize marijuana in Canada.

Rebagliati stopped by Aluminum Sound in Winnipeg on Friday afternoon to promote the Ross' Gold Glass product line, which includes glass water pipes, bubblers and a portable vaporizer.

He even showed off a 24-karat gold bong worth more than $24,000.

His visit to Winnipeg came as medical marijuana advocates and licensed producers express hope that prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau will fulfil his campaign promise to legalize pot.

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26
Oct

Canopy Growth Corp. (Tweed) surprises investors with bought deal announcement

Marijuana-producing Canopy Growth Corp. announced on Friday that it has raised $12.5-million in an equity bought deal, led by Dundee Securities Corp.

The stock sale was done at $2.05 a share, a discount of 15.5 per cent compared with where Canopy shares closed on Thursday.

The announcement of a dilutive equity deal was an about-face for the company. In an interview with The Globe and Mail on Tuesday, Canopy chief executive officer Bruce Linton played down any talk of a capital raise being imminent.

“At this time, no,” he said, explaining that Canopy was sufficiently well-capitalized for now, having raised $22-million earlier in the year.

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26
Oct

Reasonable Doubt: legal complications stand before Trudeau's plans for marijuana

ICYMI: Trudeau 2.0 swept to power with a new majority government on Monday evening (October 19).

Justin Trudeau made a number of lofty promises that are unprecedented in Canadian politics, should he actually follow through on them. That’s perhaps most evidence in his promises to legalize marijuana and to reform our first-past-the-post electoral system.

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Quebec entrepreneur hoping for high times with Liberals' marijuana pledge

Dany Lefebvre has a sleek, modern production facility set up near Drummondville, Que. with a state-of-the art ventilation system, heat lamps and high security.

All he needs now is the green light from the new Liberal government to grow marijuana in it.

"We know they'll have four years," Lefebvre said from the headquarters of Vert Médical in St-Lucien, 130 kilometres east of Montreal.

"In my opinion, it'll definitely be implemented in that time."

Lefebvre is among many entrepreneurs across Canada eagerly awaiting a Liberal proposal to legalize marijuana become reality.

He has close to 40 hectares of land primed for planting hemp.  In addition, he hopes to grow high-quality marijuana in his indoor facility.

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