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Police and cannabis community in legal limbo over robberies News

Toronto marijuana advocates are working with police to find common ground in efforts to make Toronto pot dispensary employees more confident in dialing 911 if robbed.

Michael McLellan, a spokesperson for the Toronto Dispensary Coalition, said that raids by the police paint dispensaries as “easy targets for robberies” as owners and operators are often hesitant to call police out of fear of being raided by the feds.

McLellan said in a news release that a more affective approach would be for the police to “work collaboratively” with the city’s dispensaries.

An employee of Toronto’s Queens of Cannabis medical marijuana dispensary, also blames these “violent” police raids for the string of robberies carried out over the last seven months.

Purchasing age, retail taxes cloud marijuana legislature Business,News,Politics

By: Hunter Crowther A heavy federal tax on legalized marijuana will not affect the sales of cannabis manufactures in Canada, says one industry insider. However, a real threat to the industry will be if the federal government sets the minimum purchasing age higher than legal drinking age. Jordan Sinclair is the director of communications for

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CAA looking to bring awareness to marijuana-impaired driving Lifestyle,News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The Canadian Automobile Association is looking to create an educational program to warn about marijuana-impaired driving. This after a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians said that they’re worried about road safety once the drug is legalized. Niagara’s CAA Public Relations Coordinator Alex Pedersen said that the program aims to get the

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Supreme court weighs edible marijuana restrictions Lifestyle,News

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday began weighing the constitutional rights of medical marijuana users, and some are saying just having the hearing is a victory of sorts.
The court is reconsidering regulations that restrict medical marijuana users to only consuming dried cannabis…

DC legalizes pot News

By Maria-Josee Martinez Possessing small amounts of marijuana became legal in D.C. this Thursday, despite backlash from Republicans. Pot is now lawful for recreational use in the state, but still remains illegal under federal law. Here’s the status of marijuana legalization in the United States:  Recreational Medical