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Canadian Athletes Enter Tricky Doping Landscape with Pending Legalization of Weed

Canadian Athletes Enter Tricky Doping Landscape with Pending Legalization of Weed

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It’s already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

CALGARY – Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It’s already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.

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Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

By Sarah Klein

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Drugs and alcohol seized during a traffic stop near Cross Lake, Manitoba on August 6, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Four people have been charged after a traffic stop in northern Manitoba turned up drugs and alcohol on August 6.

RCMP pulled over the vehicle on Highway 374, where officers found 154 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of marijuana, 52 Tylenol 3 tablets as well as a quantity of liquor.

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Legal Pot May Breathe Life into Small Canadian Towns Hit by Resource Losses

Legal Pot May Breathe Life into Small Canadian Towns Hit by Resource Losses

By The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. Harvest One Cannabis Inc.’s grow facility is located on land owned by the Cowichan Tribes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

DUNCAN, B.C. – In a tree-nestled First Nation community on Vancouver Island, forestry and farming used to be the major industries that kept the economy humming and put food on families’ tables.

But members of the Cowichan Tribes, like people from so many small and rural towns in Canada, have seen jobs driven elsewhere through dramatic changes to those sectors.

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Police Seize 12-Gauge Shotgun from College Avenue Residence

Police Seize 12-Gauge Shotgun from College Avenue Residence

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A Winchester Defender 12-gauge shotgun was seized by Winnipeg police on Tuesday. (WPS / HANDOUT)

A Winchester Defender 12-gauge shotgun is what Winnipeg police came across Tuesday evening while executing a search warrant at a home.

Officers in the 300 block of College Avenue also seized ammunition, $1,135 in cash and a small amount of marijuana.

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Meth in Melita: RCMP Lay Charges in Significant Drug Seizure

Meth in Melita: RCMP Lay Charges in Significant Drug Seizure

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Meth and other drugs seized in Melita, Manitoba on July 28, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

An investigation by RCMP in Melita, Manitoba has taken a number of drugs off the street from the Westman community.

Officers executed a search warrant on a home July 28, where they seized 24 ounces of methamphetamine, five ounces of marijuana, 56 grams of “shatter,” a small quantity of cocaine and hash, a firearm, and a small quantity of cash.

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Manitoba Appears Open to Private Marijuana Sales When Pot Becomes Legal

Manitoba Appears Open to Private Marijuana Sales When Pot Becomes Legal

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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In this June 28, 2017, photo, a finished marijuana product fills a bag at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. The Manitoba government appears open to the idea of private sales of marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government raised the distinct possibility Thursday that it may allow private retailers to sell marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next July.

The Progressive Conservative government called for expressions of interest from potential producers and vendors in a 10-page document issued to “gauge options and possible participants in the new cannabis industry in Manitoba.”

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Cannabis Executive Says Producers Unlikely to Meet Demands of Consumer Market

Cannabis Executive Says Producers Unlikely to Meet Demands of Consumer Market

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

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Products and types of marijuana are shown at The Dispensary, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

MONTREAL – An official with a large Canadian producer of medical cannabis is confident consumers will be adequately supplied come next July, but says production will need to be increased.

“Right now, the existing capacity and what is already envisioned will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the adult consumer market,” Cam Battley, executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., said in an interview Monday.

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Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

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Methamphetamine and other items seized from a motorist on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A checkstop set up over the weekend along Highway 1 east of Winnipeg ended up taking a quantity of methamphetamine off the streets.

RCMP from the St-Pierre-Jolys and Oakbank detachments were stationed on the Trans-Canada at PR 207 when they checked the vehicle of a driver whose licence was suspended.

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Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Products and types of marijuana are shown at The Dispensary, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana, and he wants an extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana and he wants more time.

Cameron Friesen said Monday that with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana.

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