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Manitoba Has Potential Vendors Wanting to Sell Cannabis in Rural Areas

Manitoba Has Potential Vendors Wanting to Sell Cannabis in Rural Areas

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A man checks out a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Nearly 100 organizations have pre-qualified for the expansion of retail cannabis sales in Manitoba, the provincial government said Wednesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says nearly 100 organizations have pre-qualified for the expansion of retail cannabis sales.

While it’s not known how many will be approved, the government is opening the door to new stores that it hopes will eat into the black market.

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StatCan Says Number of Cannabis Users Relatively Unchanged Since Legalization

StatCan Says Number of Cannabis Users Relatively Unchanged Since Legalization

By The Canadian Press

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

OTTAWA — The national statistics offices says legalizing cannabis doesn’t seem to have much changed how many people use the drug.

Figures released Thursday morning from Statistics Canada show about 4.6 million people, or 15 per cent of Canadians over age 15, reported using cannabis in the last three months.

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Cannabis-Carrying Border-Crossers Could Be Hit with Fines Under Coming System

Cannabis-Carrying Border-Crossers Could Be Hit with Fines Under Coming System

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

OTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of marijuana into Canada could soon be forced to pay fines.

Although stiff criminal penalties will remain options on the books, the federal border agency is developing administrative sanctions to give it more flexibility to deal with people who arrive at the border with cannabis in the era of legal recreational use.

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Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

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Maria Petrucci and Mike Babins, married co-founders of Evergreen Cannabis in Vancouver, are pictured in a handout photo taken at the store on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stephen Lebovits)

VANCOUVER – A licensed marijuana store is set to open in Vancouver as the number of legal pot shops in British Columbia still lags behind other provinces.

Evergreen Cannabis owner Mike Babins said the store received its provincial licence this week and plans to open its doors on Saturday.

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Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, 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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – An investigation has determined that bullying by senior managers at a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and demands on supply after legalization contributed to unauthorized weed being shipped to some stores.

Health Canada issued a recall earlier this month for two strains of Bonify cannabis products that were being sold at three stores in Saskatchewan.

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Manitoba Premier Mulls Expanded Cannabis Ban to Include Sprays and More

Manitoba Premier Mulls Expanded Cannabis Ban to Include Sprays and More

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – “I’ve never seen this before.”

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, sitting in his legislature office for a year-end interview, is looking at a 15-ml container of cannabis spray. It’s one of the ways through which recreational cannabis can be consumed since legalization in October.

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Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

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

A licensed Winnipeg-based cannabis producer has had their product pulled from the market after being accused of selling illegal marijuana to stores.

According to The Leaf News, Bonify allegedly “bought illegal marijuana, then sold it on the government-regulated market for recreational cannabis.”

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