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Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Health Canada said Friday it’s prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events.

The federal department said it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act.

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Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

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Brandon police seized 20.5 pounds of marijuana valued at $92,000 from a suspect’s vehicle on July 3. (BPS / TWITTER)

A gun call on July 3 led to the discovery of $92,000 worth of marijuana at a Brandon motel.

Police responded to the 1800 block of 1st Street, but didn’t locate any firearms. However, officers came across 20.5 pounds of marijuana inside a large duffle bag in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

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Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Customers are served at a pop-up shop selling the Oh Henry! 4:25 chocolate bar in a handout photo. (HERSHEY CANADA / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO — Undeterred by a ban on edibles in Canada’s initial rollout of legal recreational marijuana, food companies have found a way to cash in on the buzz by catering to post-consumption cravings with marijuana-free munchies.

The country is gearing up for cannabis legalization for recreational use on October 17, but edible products infused with pot will remain illegal until specific government regulations are rolled out in 2019 at the earliest.

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Health Ministers Meet in Winnipeg to Talk Over Cannabis, Pharmacare

Health Ministers Meet in Winnipeg to Talk Over Cannabis, Pharmacare

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan Minister of Health responds to a reporter’s questions as from left, Pat Angnakak, Nunavut Minister of Health, Glen Abernethy , Northwest Territories Minister of Health and Social Services, Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Minister of Health, Robert Mitchell, Prince Edward Island Minister of Health and Wellness, Randy Delorey, Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness, Gaetan Barrette, Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, John Haggie, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Health and Community Services, and Kelvin Goetrzen, Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living listen in at a press conference during the Conferences of Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health in Winnipeg, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Provincial and territorial health ministers say they are interested in exploring a national pharmacare program and other initiatives — but only if the federal government pays its share.

At the end of the first day of their annual meeting, several health ministers called on Ottawa to put up more money if it wants a pharmacare program, new mental-health treatments and opioid addictions services.

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Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a TV screen as he speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 — one month longer than expected — before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question period in the House of Commons before MPs departed for a three-month summer break.

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Pot to Be Legal by Mid-September After Senators Pass Pot Legalization Bill

Pot to Be Legal by Mid-September After Senators Pass Pot Legalization Bill

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis.

Senators voted 52-29, with two abstentions, to pass Bill C-45, after seven months of study and debate.

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No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

By The Canadian Press

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Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. The Town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta resort town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal.

Council has decided to limit the use of marijuana to private property in the small mountain town that attracts a large number of international tourists and has a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high.”

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