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Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

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 been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.

Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil.

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Former Roughrider Pleads Guilty to Pot Possession, Gets Absolute Discharge

Former Roughrider Pleads Guilty to Pot Possession, Gets Absolute Discharge

By The Canadian Press

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Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter takes a breather during first half CFL action against the B.C. Lions, in Regina on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Former Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter caught a break after pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest at the Saskatoon airport. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

SASKATOON – A former wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders has been given an absolute discharge after admitting to marijuana possession.

Duron Carter’s lawyer appeared in Saskatoon provincial court and replaced his client’s not guilty plea from earlier this year with one of guilty.

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Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A Manitoba community that only allowed bars in 2011 has voted no to letting pot stores open up shop. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fencing and feed for livestock are exempt from provincial sales tax (RST). Also exempt are protective bike helmets, artificial limbs, and children’s safety equipment. Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis.

When the provincial government announced earlier this year what taxes would be applied to recreational cannabis sold in the province, RST wasn’t on that list. Sales of the drug are subject to levies applied by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, which include markups of $0.75 per gram, plus an additional nine percent. Retailers also have to pay a “social responsibility fee,” amounting to six percent of their revenues. There is also a federal tax, which will be split between the provincial and federal governments.

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RCMP Seize 94 Marijuana Plants, Lay Other Pot-Related Charges

RCMP Seize 94 Marijuana Plants, Lay Other Pot-Related Charges

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RCMP have charged a man in connection to a marijuana grow-op in Winnipegosis, Manitoba on October 19, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have seized 94 marijuana plants from a home in Winnipegosis.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home on Bridge Street in the community on October 19, when they came across a large illicit grow operation.

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Manitoba Man Handed $2,542 Ticket for Supplying Pot to Minor

Manitoba Man Handed $2,542 Ticket for Supplying Pot to Minor

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

A Sandy Bay First Nation man has been handed a hefty ticket for supplying marijuana to a minor.

Manitoba First Nations Police says a 13-year-old youth attended school last Friday afternoon and was suspected of being under the influence of cannabis.

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Six Manitoba Communities Vote ‘No’ to Pot Stores Setting Up Shop

Six Manitoba Communities Vote ‘No’ to Pot Stores Setting Up Shop

By The Canadian Press

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Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A Manitoba community that only allowed bars in 2011 has voted no to letting pot stores open up shop. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba community that only allowed bars in 2011 has voted “No” to letting pot stores set up shop.

A week after marijuana became legal in the country, eight Manitoba communities voted on whether to allow retail stores to open within their boundaries in a plebiscite on Wednesday.

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RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press

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Cannabis Care, an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in St. John’s N.L. was raided by the RNC and inspectors from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The downtown store which opened earlier this year was not approved to legally sell cannabis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country.

The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences.

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Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

A day after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, RCMP in Manitoba have arrested a man for driving while impaired.

Police were conducting a checkstop at the intersection of Cree Road and Deerwood Drive in Thompson early Thursday when officers noticed an SUV signalling to turn down the road they were stationed on. He suddenly turned in the opposite direction of the checkstop and began driving away.

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