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Canna Farms is a Health Canada Licensed Producer of hand picked cannabis products under the ACMPR formerly MMPR.Canna Farms was the first LP in British Columbia to receive a ACMPR/MMPR license, and since then our dedicated and talented team has been working hard to provide our pa...
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NPR | October 17, 2018
 Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, But What Does It Mean For Border Relations?
Marijuana is now legal in Canada. But Canadians who admit theyve used pot in the past can be barred for life from the U.S. NPRs Mary Louise Kelly discusses the issue with attorney Len Saunders. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: As of today, marijuana is legal throughout Canada, which raises a question - what happens when Canadians want to enter the U.S. given that marijuana is illegal in the U.S. under federal law? Yesterday, Customs and Border Patrol official Todd Owen held a conference call with reporters, who had a whole lot of questions, such as this one. SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIV....
View more in new window | October 18th, 2018 | DETROIT
 U.S. Warns Canadians to not Cross Border with Marijuana

Associated Press
U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring cannabis into the United States at border crossings despite the Oct. 17, 2018, legalization of marijuana in Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP representative Christopher Perry says the implementation of the new Canadian law on Oct. 17 thus far has had little effect on the flow of traffic along the border. Perry, CBPs director of field operations in Michigan, talked to reporters at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, which connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario. According to Perry, U.S. border ag....
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Smell The Truth | October 18, 2018
 Legal marijuana in Canada: A day one recap
Thomas Cook, right, one of Canadas first cannabis consumers.
Thomas Cook, right, one of Canadas first cannabis consumers.
(image:Vince Sharpe)
Oscar Pascual
Canada has celebrated its first day of cannabis legalization, which was quite remarkable. The country on Wednesday became the first country with a major world economy to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use, the New York Times reports. The countrys new weed laws marks a historic moment for residents such as Montreals Tonino Ruggiero, who told the Washington Post, This is better than the Olympics. Not as good as the Rolling Stones, but close. A group of Newfoundland residents have the distinction of being the countrys first pot consumers, purchasing packs of Auror....
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NPR | October 17, 2018
 Its Legal. In Canada, Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light
A planter trims medicinal marijuana plants in Ontario in 2016. After months of preparation, Canada legalized recreational use of the drug on Wednesday.
A planter trims medicinal marijuana plants in Ontario in 2016. After months of preparation, Canada legalized recreational use of the drug on Wednesday.
(image:Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images)
Starting Wednesday, the sale of recreational marijuana begins in Canada following a law passed over the summer. The law says anyone in Canada over the age of 18 is allowed to possess marijuana, provided its less than 30 grams just over an ounce. Canadians can also grow up to four marijuana plants in their home and buy from a provincially regulated retailer. The country had months to prepare for the laws launch. The House of Commons and the Senate approved legalization in June, and later scheduled the law to go into effect on Wednesday. Keeping the drug illegal in the ye....
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NORML | October 17, 2018
 Canadian Legalization Day Is Here

Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised in 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. Further, the new law will include expungements of all possession criminal charges of less than 30 grams. Trudeau was not always in favor of legalization. In fact, for many years he opposed it. That was until he met face-to-face with NORML Canada a....
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Marijuana Business Daily | October 17 2018
 Canadas Landmark Day: Country launches the industrialized worlds first recreational cannabis market

Marijuana Business Daily reporters are on the ground in Canada, providing live coverage of the nations historic launch of its recreational cannabis market. Our staff will be filing updates throughout the day to give you a front-row seat for the opening of recreational shops and to get insights on sales, challenges, successes and breaking news from the largest country to legalize adult-use cannabis. All entries are in Eastern Time. 9 a.m. Wednesday Prince Edward Island: The first legal marijuana sale on Prince Edward Island, Canadas smallest province with about 150,000 pe....
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The Weed Blog | 10/17/2018
 Legalization Day: Canadian Government to Announce Pardons for Simple Possession

Moira Feeney

A government announcement on legalization day is expected to lay out the plan to expunge possession of 30 grams or less.
Sources have confirmed to CTV News that the Canadian government intends to issue pardons, and not record expungements or amnesty, for cases of possession of 30 grams or less, as the countrys cannabis legalization policies go into effect. An announcement from the government on Wednesday morning, just after legalization has gone into effect, is expected to lay out the plan. The Public Safety Minister, Justice Minister, Health Minister, and Border Security and Organized Crime Minister are expected to speak with reporters on the morning of Canadas historic legalization day an....
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The Washington Post | October 17 | TORONTO
 Canada now worlds largest legal marijuana marketplace
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. Johns N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. Johns N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.
(image:Paul Daly/The Canadian Press Associated Press)
Rob Gillies and Gene Johnson
Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in St. Johns, Newfoundland. I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall. Im not even going to smoke it. Im just going to save it forever, Power said. And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the countrys easternmost provinc....
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The Washington Post | October 16 | OTTAWA
 Marijuana becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday, but barriers remain for consumers
Employees collect cuttings from cannabis plants at Hexo Corp`s facilities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on Sept. 26.
Employees collect cuttings from cannabis plants at Hexo Corp`s facilities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on Sept. 26.
(image:Chris Wattie/Reuters)
Alan Freeman
Canada becomes the first major industrialized country to fully decriminalize cannabis for recreational use on Wednesday, fulfilling a 2015 election pledge from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a process that has proven massively complex and remains fraught with uncertainty. Concerns abound. Already there are worries about a shortage of legal cannabis for sale in the early months of legalization and a lack of retail outlets, leading to a possible boom in the illicit marijuana trade the new law is designed to thwart. Canadas 12 provinces and territories are tasked with regul....
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The Weed Blog | 10/16/2018
 Canadian Police Ready for Legalization No Major Issues But Dont Drive Stoned

Moira Feeney

Enforcing laws around legal weed will be ``a work in progress,`` but police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
With cannabis legalization happening in just one day October 17 Canadian police say no sweat, theyre ready to roll. The head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police CACP, Adam Palmer, held a press conference on the eve of Canada`s historic cannabis legalization wherein he outlined the CACPs plans. While the legal recreational use of cannabis will be new for Canadians come Wednesday, enforcing laws around impaired driving, and the illegal production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis will not be new to police, said Palmer, who is also the chief of the Van....
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Marijuana Business Daily | October 11, 2018
 Canadian regulator wants cannabis companies to disclose US border risk

Matt Lamers
Canadas securities watchdog is warning the countrys publicly traded marijuana companies to improve their disclosure practices including any risks tied to their executives and employees crossing into the United States or face additional regulatory action. The warning came in a detailed notice published Oct. 10 by the Canadian Securities Administrators CSA, an umbrella organization for provincial securities regulators. The CSA said in the notice that its review of 70 cannabis industry companies found that many had inadequate, inconsistent or misleading disclosures to shar....
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The Joint Blog | October 15, 2018
 Canadas Marijuana Legalization Law Takes Effect on Wednesday

Anthony Martinelli

Marijuana possession and use will officially become legal for those 18 in Canada on Wednesday, with regulated adult sales set to begin in several provinces around the country.
Canadas parliament approved Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, in June. It creates an overarching national regulatory framework and enables each province to establish its own system of licensing and regulating marijuana businesses. Adults will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, and all products will be sold in plain packaging with clearly marked labels. Canada is just the second country and the first G7 nation to legalize marijuana for adults at the national level. The first was Uruguay, where legislation was signed into law in December 2013 and a limite....
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The Seattle Times | October 9, 2018 | DELTA, British Columbia AP
 Toke off Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

Rob Gillies and Gene Johnson
Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, its no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers or dubious medical dispensaries; its the Canadian government. On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay l....
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The Joint Blog | October 3, 2018
 Jamaica Makes First-Ever Shipment of Medical Marijuana to Canada

Anthony Martinelli

Jamaica has officially made its first-ever shipment of medical marijuana to Canada.
Jamaica is uniquely positioned to be a global player and we are committed to providing the leadership and resources required for opening the international markets including Canada and Europe for our licensed and regulated Jamaican companies, says Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, in an announcement regarding the shipment. The shipment was authorized through an import permit issued by the Government of Canada through Health Canada for Jamaica and an export permit issued by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. The import permit from Health ....
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