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Police Bust Fraudulent Medical Marijuana Grow-Op in Southdale

Police Bust Fraudulent Medical Marijuana Grow-Op in Southdale

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police raided a marijuana grow-op in Southdale on Tuesday after a lengthy investigation.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home in the first 100 block of Driftwood Bay after concluding a medical marijuana production licence had been fraudulently obtained.

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Manitoba Green Lights Four Retail Operators to Sell Legal Marijuana

Manitoba Green Lights Four Retail Operators to Sell Legal Marijuana

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Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

WINNIPEG — The province has approved four companies to operate retail cannabis locations in Manitoba this summer.

The government sorted through about 100 applications late last year after a request for proposals process was launched.

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Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

By The Canadian Press

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A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

BANFF, Alta. – The Town of Banff is grappling with some unique challenges before this year’s legalization of cannabis.

With a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high” and a large international tourist base, the small mountain town is on the radar for retailers looking to set up shop.

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Pot Brands Race to Retail Front Line for Edge in Competitive Cannabis Landscape

Pot Brands Race to Retail Front Line for Edge in Competitive Cannabis Landscape

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Budtender Phillip Courdery, left, discusses different varieties of marijuana with Marissa Toia, of Kansa City, Mo., and Mike Tebo, of San Diego, Calif., as Toia decides which to purchase at Cannabis Station dispensary on Monday, April 24, 2017 in downtown Denver. As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the next frontier in the race for maximum pot profitability: developing retail stores. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney)

TORONTO – As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the next frontier in the race for maximum pot profitability: developing retail stores.

Pot producers have been ramping up production in preparation for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use later this year and — realizing there is a healthy collective pipeline of product coming online over the next few years — are looking to deploy their cash in more profitable ways, said Russell Stanley, special situations analyst with Echelon Wealth Partners.

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Pot Legalization: Americans Raise Questions About Potential Border Impact

Pot Legalization: Americans Raise Questions About Potential Border Impact

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart Kirstjen Nielsen. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

WASHINGTON – American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen.

The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Thompson Drug Raid

Cocaine, Marijuana Seized in Thompson Drug Raid

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Drugs seized during a raid in Thompson, Manitoba on January 13, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in northern Manitoba raided a home on Saturday, seizing a number of drugs in the community of Thompson.

Police executed a search warrant at a home at around 10 p.m., where they found approximately 113 grams of cocaine and 170 grams of marijuana. They also seized other drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Manitoba Reviewing Proposals from Retailers to Sell Marijuana

Manitoba Reviewing Proposals from Retailers to Sell Marijuana

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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)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is reviewing more than 100 applications from retailers wanting to sell marijuana once it’s legalized next summer.

Proposals were due to the province last week, setting the stage for the next step in the province’s hybrid distribution and retail model.

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Legal Age to Smoke Pot in Manitoba to Be 19; Home-Growing Will Be Banned

Legal Age to Smoke Pot in Manitoba to Be 19; Home-Growing Will Be Banned

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister (C) and Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen (R) listen in as Justice Minister Heather Stefanson talks about the Manitoba plan for cannabis retail and distribution at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba plans to set 19 as the minimum age to buy and use recreational marijuana once it’s legalized in July, but people would not be allowed to grow it at home for their own use.

Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said the homegrown prohibition is aimed at protecting the health and safety of children and youth.

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