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Tue
23
Feb

Meet the former correctional officer fighting to overturn Manitoba’s ban on home growing

Late last month, about 2,500 pages of documents landed on the desks of Manitoba government officials.

The documents contained eight affidavits and the package was courtesy of Jesse Lavoie, a 28-year-old former correctional officer, who has filed a constitutional challenge against the Manitoba government’s ban on home growing. Lavoie is represented by attorneys from Chornopyski Law.

Under the federal Cannabis Act, Canadians are legally allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants per residence. Unless they live in Quebec or Manitoba, that is, where provincial governments moved to ban home cultivation.

Fri
19
Feb

Manitoba RCMP remind public that consuming alcohol or cannabis while on the ice is illegal

With provincial lakes and waterways populated by outdoor enthusiasts this winter, Manitoba RCMP are reminding the public that consuming alcohol or cannabis while on the ice is illegal.

With health restrictions still in place, and COVID-19 still affecting every aspect of life, Manitobans are using the great outdoors to gather and try to regain some semblance of normalcy. Ice fishing has seen a noticeable rise in popularity this year in southern Manitoba. The lakes and waterways are covered with ice fishing shacks, both permanent and temporary. In many places, the ice is a colourful cacophony of shacks, snowmobiles, and people.

Fri
15
Jan

More cannabis stores popping up in Manitoba, but market not saturated yet, retailers say

Dozens of cannabis stores are sprouting up in Manitoba, after the province opened the retail market last June to anyone who is interested.

Manitoba's cannabis regulator has approved 23 stores under its new open market licensing system, with 33 more retailers waiting for approval.

 

That's a big spike from the 33 stores licensed between the legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018 and May 2020. 

During that period, the province capped the number of licences it awarded for cannabis retail. As of June, it opened the market up.

Mon
07
Dec

Mounties find more than 27 kilograms of cannabis after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in rural Manitoba has led to a hefty cannabis haul for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, reports Global News.

Manitoba RCMP pulled over a vehicle earlier this week in the rural municipality of Rosser and found more than 27 kilograms of the green stuff.

Police allege that the pot originated in western Canada, was destined for sale in Manitoba’s Interlake region and has links to organized crime.

Fri
04
Dec

Mounties find more than 27 kilograms of cannabis after traffic stop

piles of bags of confiscated weed

RCMP allege the pot originated in western Canada, was destined for sale in Manitoba’s Interlake region and has links to organized crime.

A routine traffic stop in rural Manitoba has led to a hefty cannabis haul for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, reports Global News.

Manitoba RCMP pulled over a vehicle earlier this week in the rural municipality of Rosser and found more than 27 kilograms of the green stuff.

Police allege that the pot originated in western Canada, was destined for sale in Manitoba’s Interlake region and has links to organized crime.

A 33-year-old man from the Gimli municipality was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

Wed
02
Dec

Provincial government plans to amend legislation around liquor and marijuana delivery

The provincial government said in a Nov. 26 press release that it has introduced legislation to amend the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act to create a new licence category to ensure delivery companies aren’t taking regulated products like alcohol and cannabis to minors.

 

The change would shift the responsibility for safe service and delivery of these products to the company delivering them rather than the restaurant, lounge or store they are purchased from

Mon
30
Nov

Manitoba plans to hire youth to help catch retailers selling cannabis, alcohol to minors

The Manitoba government plans to stop alcohol and cannabis retailers from selling to minors by hiring young people for undercover operations.

Bill 60 was introduced in early November, but details were only released publicly on Thursday. It would allow minors hired by the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba to attempt to purchase regulated products. These sting operations would try to catch places where underage sales are happening. 

 

Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said the LGCA is limited in its enforcement activities, because it must have an inspector observe sales to a minor to identify a breach. 

"The only way to catch licensees who sell to minors or young people is to observe them doing so," Cullen said in a statement to CBC News. 

Mon
30
Nov

Winnipeg company develops 'D-Pod', cannabis inspired tech that can decontaminate medical supplies, personal protective equipment

Delta 9 Cannabis has filed patents in Canada and the U.S. for decontamination equipment that could be used in the fight against COVID-19. 

Branded as ‘decontamination pods’, or ‘D-pods,’ the company has retrofitted shipping containers with heat and ultraviolet light technologies. Once medical equipment is placed inside the pod, the combination of light and heat kills the virus.

John Arbuthnot, the CEO of Delta 9, said the technology could be a “game changer” and allow hospitals and care-facilities to decontaminate large amounts of PPE and other equipment in two-hour cycles, freeing up inventories and potentially preventing exposure to the virus. 

Fri
27
Nov

Unique Cannabis Equipment Repurposed into Game Changing Tech to Fight COVID?

decontamination pod to help fight Covid

(image: Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.)

A Canadian cannabis Company is rolling out a new take on its growing technology that may help the fight to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 350,000 Canadians and killed more than 11,000. Worldwide, those numbers have surged to 60.6 million cases and more than 1.4 million deaths.

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.(TSX: DN, OTCQX: VRNDF, Forum) has developed and validated new proprietary decontamination equipment, called the “Decontamination Pod”, which can be used to decontaminate medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other equipment.

Thu
19
Nov

Winnipeg doesn't have bylaws to 'strongly regulate' medical cannabis grow-ops: city planner

Faced with multiple complaints from residents, Winnipeg city council's property and planning committee has voted to ask the public service to look at whether the municipality can regulate or ban growing cannabis at home.

Councillors on the committee heard from several residents at a Monday meeting who complained about the odour from homes set up to grow cannabis under medicinal licences issued by the federal government.

They also raised fears about the possible involvement of organized crime in such grow-ops.

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