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  • Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Saturday

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    Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest pandemic lockdown restrictions, and police made multiple arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and potted plants.

  • Health Canada revokes licences of B.C. cannabis producer Agrima

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    B.C. cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator's finding that "unauthorized activities" with pot took place at the firm.

  • Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

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    Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

  • Canada's chronic shortage of legal cannabis expected to drag out for years

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    Canada's shortage of pot is now expected to drag on for years. New production is coming online, but ever more cannabis will be diverted to the nascent edibles industry.

  • Why overdose is the wrong word when it comes to cannabis

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    Whether or not you can overdose on cannabis depends on two things: how you ingest it and how you define the word, "overdose."

  • Will it damage my home and other questions about growing legal cannabis

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    On Oct. 17, many Canadians will have the right to cultivate small amounts of cannabis at home. But just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s without potential pitfalls. Here are some of the questions aspiring green thumbs will want to consider before potting pot plants indoors this fall.

  • Should edible cannabis products be regulated with changes to pot laws?

    Should edible cannabis products be regulated with changes to pot laws?

    The federal government should regulate edible cannabis products at the same time that it legalizes dried pot, plants and cannabis oil, the city’s health unit says. Ottawa Public Health wants support from the health board to tell the federal government to develop regulations around edible cannabis products now rather than waiting until after the legalization […]

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