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Front companies being used to launder illicit cannabis cash: intelligence agency

OTTAWA - Canada’s financial intelligence agency says a wide range of businesses — from food wholesalers to electronics repair services — are being used to disguise the proceeds of illicit cannabis operations.

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Canopy Growth to sell Tweed, Tokyo Smoke stores to OEGRC and Four20 owner

Canopy Growth Corp. is getting out of the cannabis retail business with two deals to divest its Tweed and Tokyo Smoke stores.

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Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes.

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Tossed marijuana butt sends puppy to emergency care in Kamloops

A woman in Kamloops got a scare when her puppy suddenly started shaking and fell over a few days ago.

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Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

TORONTO - Canada’s cannabis industry is hoping a newly launched review of the legislation that paved the way for the recreational use and sale of pot will help the sector stave off more financial difficulties.

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How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

OTTAWA - The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market.

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B.C. strike and cyberattack impacting OCS could cause $3M revenue hit for Aurora: CEO

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it could take a revenue hit of up to $3 million because of a cyberattack that downed Ontario's pot distributor and a strike that halted deliveries to B.C. marijuana stores.

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'Wild West': Audit on veterans' medical cannabis sparks calls for oversight, research

OTTAWA - Mental-health providers and others are reacting with shock and concern after an internal government audit uncovered significant problems with Ottawa's administration of hundreds of millions of dollars in medical marijuana for veterans.

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As midterms approach, Capitol Hill lawmakers push banking reforms for legal cannabis

WASHINGTON - Retailers, industry activists and U.S. lawmakers are making one last push to ease federal financing restrictions on America's burgeoning cannabis industry before midterm elections that could reshape the political landscape on Capitol Hill.

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Ottawa has lost control of $150M program reimbursing veterans' cannabis: audit

OTTAWA - An internal audit by Veterans Affairs Canada suggests Ottawa has all but lost control as it shells out hundreds of millions of dollars for veterans' medical marijuana each year without proper oversight, direction or evidence of health benefits.

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B.C. nurse suspended for giving senior cannabis edible

A B.C. nurse that gave a senior edible cannabis and asked a coworker to create false vaccination records for him has been suspended for a week.

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Almost half of illegal cannabis fines in B.C. are in the Thompson-Okanagan

While the numbers are not large in terms of offences, the dollar values are substantial for people busted for illegal cannabis sales in B.C.

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Aurora Cannabis buys controlling stake in Bevo Agtech

EDMONTON - Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a deal to buy a controlling interest in Bevo Agtech Inc., a supplier of vegetable seedlings and flowers.

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Researchers urge more limits on edibles after finding jump in kid cannabis poisonings

TORONTO - Canadian researchers alarmed by a rise in the number of kids hospitalized for accidental cannabis poisonings are calling for restrictions on edibles.

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Canopy Growth, Cointreau settle lawsuit over Quatreau beverage line

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. - Canopy Growth Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary have settled a trademark violations lawsuit orange liqueur company Cointreau Corp. was pursuing against the cannabis firms.

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'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may help heavy drinkers quit

The compound in psychedelic mushrooms helped heavy drinkers cut back or quit entirely in the most rigorous test of psilocybin for alcoholism.

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BCGEU strike a boon for illegal weed dealers: Okanagan Cannabis Collective

Vernon cannabis store owner Sarah Ballantyne says the shelves of her store are almost empty.

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Stigma against psychedelics could fade with decriminalization in B.C.: experts

Decriminalization of some hard drugs in British Columbia could help reduce stigma around psychedelic substances that have medicinal value, but have been caught up in the war on drugs, experts say.

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