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Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Lift & Co
A man wears a virtual reality headset at the Lift Cannabis Expo in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Lift.co, which hosts industry events and provides education, has seen its Facebook ad account deactivated and their YouTube channel shut down. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as legalization of recreational pot looms and regulations are not yet final.

Lift & Co, which hosts industry events and offers cannabis education, has had its YouTube account suspended and Facebook ad account deactivated, with both companies citing a policy violation.

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Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police have an offer for the owner of drugs that were turned into them: come have a talk with an officer!

The enticing invitation comes after someone turned in a lost suitcase to police on Thursday that was found in the 200 block 18th Street North. Police say the person told them the luggage appeared to have fallen out of the back of someone’s vehicle.

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Second Cup Sets Its Sight on Converting Some Coffee Shops into Pot Dispensaries

Second Cup Sets Its Sight on Converting Some Coffee Shops into Pot Dispensaries

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Second Cup
A customer carries her coffee as she leave a Second Cup coffee retailer in Toronto on Monday Dec. 5, 2016. Second Cup looking to convert some of its coffee shops into recreational cannabis dispensaries and lounges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – Second Cup wants to serve up a different kind of buzz by converting some of its coffee shops into cannabis dispensaries.

Shares in the Canadian restaurant operator rose as much as 26 per cent to $3.47 apiece in early Thursday trading after it announced that it has signed an agreement with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis to develop and operate a network of recreational pot stores.

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Federal Campaigns Have Educated Millions of Youths About Dangers of Pot: Minister

Federal Campaigns Have Educated Millions of Youths About Dangers of Pot: Minister

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the federal government has reached millions of young Canadians through various, intensive public education campaigns aimed at informing them about the health and safety risks of using cannabis.

The lack of a visible, national public awareness campaign is among the top concerns of senators who are currently studying the bill to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Three Charged in Camperville Drug Bust: RCMP

Three Charged in Camperville Drug Bust: RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleMultiple people are facing charges after RCMP in Camperville, Manitoba raided two homes last week.

Officers executed search warrants March 20 on Arena Road, seizing cocaine, a variety of prescription medications being stored in unmarked vials, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash and ammunition.

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No Cannabis Toking on Beaches or at Parks Under Proposed Manitoba Law

No Cannabis Toking on Beaches or at Parks Under Proposed Manitoba Law

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Even after the federal government legalizes recreational marijuana later this year, Manitobans aren’t likely to have many places where they will be allowed to use it.

The Progressive Conservative government introduced a bill Tuesday that would forbid people from smoking or vaping cannabis in almost all public areas.

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Police Bust River Heights Marijuana Grow-Op

Police Bust River Heights Marijuana Grow-Op

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police on Thursday raided two homes in the north River Heights area, seizing marijuana plants and dried quantities of the drug.

Officers located 221 plants in various stages of growth with an estimated street value of $248,000. They also found half a pound of packaged marijuana worth $1,200.

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