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Growing Marijuana Industry Sparks New Research Around Cannabis, Scientists Say

Growing Marijuana Industry Sparks New Research Around Cannabis, Scientists Say

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn.in a June 17, 2015 file photo. The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone)

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance.

With the looming legalization of recreational pot next summer, and the expansion of licensed medical marijuana producers, scientists at the University of Guelph say more organizations are turning to researchers for help growing better plants.

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Alberta Releases Proposed Legalized Cannabis Rules, Sets 18 as Minimum Age

Alberta Releases Proposed Legalized Cannabis Rules, Sets 18 as Minimum Age

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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

CALGARY – Alberta is proposing to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis when new laws liberalizing marijuana kick in next summer.

But the province hasn’t decided yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators.

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Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Snoop Dogg performs at the 2017 BET Experience at The Staples Center on Thursday June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. Rapper Snoop Dogg is investing in another Canadian cannabis venture. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision-Willy Sanjuan)

TORONTO – Rapper Snoop Dogg is digging further into the Canadian cannabis ecosystem, investing in a seed-to-sale software provider as the country prepares for the legalization of marijuana by Canada Day next year.

Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider, said Thursday the weed-loving rapper’s venture capital firm is leading its latest US$2-million seed round.

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Canadians Favour Marijuana Legalization, Curious About Weed Edibles: Survey

Canadians Favour Marijuana Legalization, Curious About Weed Edibles: Survey

By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press

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Edible marijuana products are displayed for sale at a Weeds Glass & Gifts medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver on May 1, 2015. A new survey suggests a large majority of Canadians support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, with many expressing a cautious willingness to try eating pot-infused munchies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

HALIFAX – Canadians appear to have an appetite for marijuana-infused munchies, according to a new survey that found a healthy majority both supported the legalization of recreational pot use but had clear concerns about children’s access to edible products containing cannabis.

The poll by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax found that about 68 per cent of people across the country favour the impending legalization of pot, with the bulk of that support in B.C. and Ontario.

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Baloney Meter: How U.S. Border Guards Will Behave in Era of Legal Pot in Canada

Baloney Meter: How U.S. Border Guards Will Behave in Era of Legal Pot in Canada

By Jim Bronskill, 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 August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

OTTAWA – (If the Trudeau government doesn’t take action now), “you’re going to see hundreds of thousands of Canadians denied entry to the United States because they admitted to using cannabis.”

“If there’s not some sort of change or agreement made between the two countries, then absolutely there are going to be significant problems on July 2.”

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Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

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A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf on it flies during a 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — The province and Manitoba Public Insurance have launched a public awareness campaign ahead of the federal government’s planned legislation to legalize marijuana next summer.

Focused on showing that drugs and driving don’t mix, the campaign will target new teen drivers, youth, physicians and their patients, and the general public.

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Manitobans Uncomfortable with Key Aspects of Marijuana Legalization

Manitobans Uncomfortable with Key Aspects of Marijuana Legalization

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Manitobans are generally uncomfortable with some aspects of marijuana becoming legalized by next summer.

In a new Probe Research survey conducted on behalf of CTV Winnipeg, most Manitobans view marijuana’s effects more negatively than alcohol.

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RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

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Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop in Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 31-year-old Virden man has been charged after RCMP in the community pulled him over on Wednesday.

Police searched the man’s pickup truck, where they located more than 75 grams of methamphetamine, 77 grams of cocaine, 27 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of “shatter” and a small quantity of Canadian currency.

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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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