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Delta 9 Announces Cannabis ‘Superstore’ in St. Vital

Delta 9 Announces Cannabis ‘Superstore’ in St. Vital

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A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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Photo of Delta 9’s first cannabis retail store in Winnipeg, with artist rendering of logos and signage. This first outlet is located in the St. Vital area of the city. (CNW GROUP / DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC.)

The first two retail locations for legal cannabis in Manitoba have been revealed.

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 will open, what they call, a cannabis “superstore” in St. Vital on October 17, along with a second location in downtown Thompson, Manitoba.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

By The Canadian Press

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The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart is getting Health Canada’s approval to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients.

This comes after Shoppers in October 2016 applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer.

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Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

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The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WASHINGTON – Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry find themselves facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.

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Cannabis Stores in Manitoba Face Rules for Displays, Security and More

Cannabis Stores in Manitoba Face Rules for Displays, Security and More

By The Canadian Press

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A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 20, 2018. Store owners who will sell cannabis in Manitoba are facing strict rules about how they display and secure the drug when its recreational use becomes legal next month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Store owners who will sell cannabis in Manitoba will face strict rules about how they display and secure the drug when its recreational use becomes legal next month.

New rules set by the province will require that stores have monitored alarm systems and video cameras that operate continuously.

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Prime Minister Cautions Canadians to Be Wary About Toking Before Travel

Prime Minister Cautions Canadians to Be Wary About Toking Before Travel

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion at the Women in the World Summit in Toronto on Monday, September 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States.

Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg.

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People Who Break Manitoba Cannabis Rules to Face Fines Up to $2,500

People Who Break Manitoba Cannabis Rules to Face Fines Up to $2,500

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Brandon Bartelds smokes three joints at once while attending the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Manitoba government has set out fines of up to $2,500 for people who break the rules surrounding cannabis consumption. Once recreational use of the drug is legalized, people who smoke pot in a provincial park or campsite will face a fine of $672, including fees and surcharges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – People who break Manitoba’s rules on cannabis consumption will face fines of up to $2,542 under new regulations approved by the Progressive Conservative cabinet.

The government has published a list of fines for specific offences just weeks ahead of Oct. 17, when the federal government will legalize recreational cannabis use.

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Canadian Military Imposes Restrictions on Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canadian Military Imposes Restrictions on Use of Recreational Marijuana

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on June 26, 2018. The Canadian Forces is placing limits on when military personnel can use recreational marijuana once it becomes legal, with the restrictions based largely on service members’ jobs and current or upcoming missions. Supervisors are also being given directions on how to recognize whether their troops might be under the influence, including red or glassy eyes, slow reaction times, anxiety and unusual talkativeness. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

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 personnel will be expected to “make responsible choices” when it comes to using the drug.

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