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Management shakeup at Manitoba-based pot producer after Health Canada recalls

WINNIPEG — An investigation has determined that bullying by senior managers at a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and demands on supply after legalization contributed to unauthorized weed being shipped to some stores. Health Canada issued a recall earlier this month for two strains of Bonify cannabis products that were being sold at three stores in Saskatchewan....
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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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Expect ‘sold out’ signs at pot shops across Canada, Aphria warns

TORONTO — Licensed cannabis producer Aphria Inc. warned on Friday of product shortages in both brick-and-mortar stores and online sales portals across the country when recreational pot is legalized in a few days. There are “supply chain issues abounding everywhere with every LP,” said Aphria’s chief executive Vic Neufeld told analysts. “There will not be...
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Canadian military imposes restrictions on use of recreational marijuana

OTTAWA — The Canadian military has unveiled new restrictions on when service members can use recreational marijuana — and warned those in uniform could face disciplinary action or charges if they fail to comply. The restrictions and warning are contained in a new policy released Friday, in which defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says military...
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These Canadian Cities Are Still Banning Weed After Legalization

Come October 17, weed will be legal in Canada. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be available everywhere. While some provinces, including Ontario, simply won’t have a brick-and-mortar retail scheme set up by that deadline, other municipalities have opted to ban weed shops outright. Markham and Richmond Hill in Ontario, and Richmond, the city...
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In or out? How some Ontario municipalities are reacting to Ford’s pot shop plan

While most Ontario municipal politicians are in wait-and-see mode over the province’s one-time chance to opt out of permitting cannabis stores within their boundaries, some mayors have already made up their minds. Canada’s largest province abruptly changed its marijuana sales model Monday, paving the way for privately-run, bricks-and-mortar stores but delaying their debut until April...
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Pot-based medical pet products closer to fruition as research grows

TORONTO – Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana’s efficacy for companion animals. Canopy Growth Corp. is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market with its announcement this week that it will embark on...
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Cannabis giants eager to tap Ontario’s retail market amid looming privatization

Canadian cannabis producers are moving full speed ahead to open their own marijuana shops in Ontario amid anticipation that the provincial government will soon allow private stores to sell recreational cannabis when it is legalized in October. Several major cannabis companies told BNN Bloomberg that efforts are already underway to secure locations for privately-run retail...
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Canopy stock options making ‘dozens and dozens’ of paper millionaires: Co-CEO

Everyone at Canopy Growth Corp. is sharing in the wealth of investor interest in the burgeoning marijuana sector – at least, on paper. Mark Zekulin, president and co-chief executive of the Canadian cannabis producer, said Thursday Canopy has “dozens and dozens, if not more” paper millionaires as its stock price has surged ahead of the legalization...
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