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Cannabis NB lays off staff as ‘operational needs’ become clear

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s cannabis retailer is laying off staff, saying it has a better understanding of “operational needs” three months after the historic legalization of recreational marijuana. Cannabis NB said most of the about 60 layoffs involved people with seasonal contracts, but some are part-time or full-time employees. Spokeswoman Marie-Andree Bolduc said Thursday that...
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Thailand becomes 1st country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana

BANGKOK — Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighbouring Malaysia....
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One month after legalization, illicit pot shops doing brisk business

TORONTO — The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors. Once inside, two men behind a white desk under a vintage chandelier ask patrons to provide government...
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CannaRoyalty buys vape store chain 180 Smoke in $40M deal

Ottawa-based CannaRoyalty is buying 180 Smoke – a vape shop chain with 15 outlets in Ontario – in a $40 million deal, the marijuana company said Thursday. CannaRoyalty said in a statement it is purchasing 180 Smoke for $25 million, and an additional $15 million upon completion of certain targets by Dec. 31, 2020. “The...
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Liberals approve first saliva screening roadside test for marijuana

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is giving the green light to a new roadside test to check for drugs. On Monday, Wilson-Raybould approved the Drager DrugTest 5000 as the first saliva screening equipment to be used by law enforcement to test for THC, the main psychoactive agent in cannabis. The equipment will now be...
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