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The Canandian health department has issued a warning to the country’s medical cannabis growers and sellers, saying that advertising the benefits of medical cannabis online and in print has gone too far.
Health Canada sent letters to 20 licensed pot growers that outline how and when they can advertise their products – including banning photos of actual buds or linking to any third-party websites that the government deems to be “promoting” weed. Producers can’t even talk about which strains help certain conditions.

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When legal cannabis sales begin in Washington state next year, dispensary owners are hoping for a little business from north of the border.
Take Mike Momany, president and founder of the Washington State Cannabis Tourism Association, who plans to open a pot pedi-cab business as well as host a “Can-Am Cannabis Celebration” in a border town, a pot party where Yankees and Canucks can light up together.

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The United States is known worldwide for our insatiable drug habit, and for decades we’ve been seen as the ones importing it all from other countries. Whether it was opium and heroin from the East, primo ganja from Jamaica, Mexico or Thailand in the 70s, or cocaine from Colombia still to this day shipping stuff in has always been our style.
We still do most of that, but it seems we’ve managed to start exporting something we’re really good at: cannabis. According to a recent Associated Press story out of Hanoi, Vietnam, Canadian and American ganja isn’t just in demand in Asia – it’s prevalent and carries a hefty price despite heavy penalties for importing drugs in that country.

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Justin Trudeau.

The leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, Member of Parliament Justin Trudeau has been honest about his cannabis use in the past few months.
But now he’s drawing attention to the medical cannabis use of thousands of Canadians that is being threatened by law changes that prohibit home cultivation and force patients to purchase from state-regulated outlets. Trudeau has said the changes stem from the current prime minister’s “nanny state” approach to marijuana.

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Marijuana seems to be on the collective Canadian mind lately as yet another high-ranking official announced that they are not only for marijuana legalization but that they’ve smoked it themselves. These admissions have caused quite the stir.
Shocking, I know. But keep in mind this is quaint, polite, rule-abiding Canada we’re talking about here.

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Marc Emery in 2007.

Finally some good news for Marc Emery. Emery’s wife, Jodie, tells the Canadian Press that her husband has been approved for deportation from the United States to Canada to finish out his five-year sentence for mailing cannabis seeds into the U.S.
The next step is for the Canadian government to give their approval, and Emery could be back on Canadian soil by Christmas.

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Beacon News

New Plan Kowtows To Law Enforcement; Ignores Patients

Canada is changing the way citizens there can access marijuana for medical purposes, it was announced Sunday. The changes were made at the suggestion law enforcement officials, and seemingly without consulting medical professionals or patients at all.

“Current medical marihuana regulations have left the system open to abuse,” claimed Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq. “We have heard real concerns from law enforcement, fire officials, and municipalities about how people are hiding behind these rules to conduct illegal activity, and putting health and safety of Canadians at risk.
“These changes will make it far more difficult for people to game the system,” Aglukkaq claimed.

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The Fresh Scent

Talk about irony, eh? The very same day American voters in two states legalize, the Stephen Harper government in Canada brought into force tough new mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana.
As Washington and Colorado both on Tuesday approved measures loosening their pot laws, drug measures in the Conservative government’s Safe Streets and Communities Act, passed last spring, came into full force in Canada, reports Bruce Cheadle of The Canadian Press.

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Kingston Compassion Club Society

The admin team of the Kingston Compassion Club Society’s (K.C.C.S) Facebook Page, “It’s Cannabis, Not Marijuana,” on August 27 received notification from Facebook that the page is being suspended. They are unable to create posts, access the page analytics, also called Insights, and have lost administrative rights, such as posting as the page in other sections of Facebook.
The admins attracted the attention of Facebook by attempting to add the physical address of the K.C.C.S in Ontario via the admin panel. They are currently working with Facebook to have the name changed to Kingston Compassion Club Society or to keep the current name, in an attempt to prevent Facebook from outright deleting the page.

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Owen Smith (center) was the head baker for the Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada. He will still have to stand trial on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana.

In a huge victory for Canada’s medical marijuana patients, people authorized to use medicinal cannabis can use it in infused edibles and drink it in tea — not just smoke the dried flowers — the B.C. Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

Justice Robert Johnston said the restriction to dried cannabis only in Health Canada’s Medical Access Regulations is unconstitutional, violating Section 7 of the Charter of Rights, reports Louise Dickinson at The Victoria Times Colonist.
“The remedy for this breach is to remove the word ‘dried’ where it appears in the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations and I so order,” Justice Johnston said.
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