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Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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A man holds a joint between his lips during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.

What does seem clear, however, is that the illegal market is unlikely to disappear in a puff of smoke come legalization day.

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Safety a Priority for Manitobans Once Marijuana Legal: Survey

Safety a Priority for Manitobans Once Marijuana Legal: Survey

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — A new survey conducted by the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba finds most people want safety behind the wheel to be a top priority once marijuana is legalized this summer.

The anonymous survey, conducted in September 2017, also found underage use a major concern for respondents.

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Cocaine, Cash Seized from Thompson Residence

Cocaine, Cash Seized from Thompson Residence

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Cocaine seized during a bust in Thompson, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in northern Manitoba seized nine ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cash on Wednesday.

Officers executed a search warrant at a Thompson residence on Rainbow Crescent, where they took a 19-year-old man and 16-year-old boy in custody.

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Second-Hand ‘Toke’ Could Lead to Failure of Workplace Drug Test: Study

Second-Hand ‘Toke’ Could Lead to Failure of Workplace Drug Test: Study

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 – Researchers in Calgary say employees should be aware they could fail workplace drug tests due to second-hand smoke from marijuana.

A new research study from the University of Calgary says THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure even if the person is not actively smoking it.

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New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

By 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 CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone)

ATHOLVILLE, N.B. – New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana.

It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million.

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Two Charged After Gun, Drugs Seized on Hargrave Street

Two Charged After Gun, Drugs Seized on Hargrave Street

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Two people are in police custody following the seizure of 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine valued at $6,000 and a loaded .22 calibre revolver from a suite in the 100 block of Hargrave Street.

Officers executed a search warrant Thursday and arrested a man and woman at the scene.

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Five Charged in Massive Drug Bust by Winnipeg Police

Five Charged in Massive Drug Bust by Winnipeg Police

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Winnipeg police show off a massive drug seizure made by officers earlier this month, Friday, November 10, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A two-month long investigation by Winnipeg police into organized crime has netted a significant drug and weapons seizure.

Officers executed a search warrant November 3 at a home in the first 100 block of Roslyn Road.

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