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Canadian Cannabis Research Banks $1.4M in Funding From Government

Canadian Cannabis Research Banks $1.4M in Funding From Government

Canadian Cannabis Research Banks $1.4M in Funding From Government

With the Great White North preparing to become the first G7 nation to launch recreational legalization, the federal government wants to inform its journey into uncharted territory by providing $1.4 million in funding to Canadian cannabis research projects.

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Government of Canada Invests in New Cannabis Research

TORONTO, Ontario, Jan. 24, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The impact of non-medical cannabis use in Canada has been the subject of much speculation and debate. There are still many uncertainties related to the health, social, and economic implications of cannabis legalization and regulation. A solid evidence base is needed for the ongoing development of the most effective policies, practices, and programs relating to the use of cannabis and its derivatives.

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Health Canada Releases First Snapshot of Cannabis Use in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Between March and May 2017, Health Canada asked 9,215 Canadians about their knowledge, behaviours and attitudes towards cannabis use, including driving behaviours after consuming cannabis.

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Health Canada Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis does not work. Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. Bill C-45 aims to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits away from criminals and organized crime.

First Look at the Proposed Canadian Cannabis Tax Framework

First Look at the Proposed Canadian Cannabis Tax Framework

While several provinces have announced their plans for recreational cannabis distribution and retail operations, industry stakeholders have been waiting for an announcement on the Canadian cannabis tax framework and that moment has now arrived.

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Government of Canada to Invest in Cannabis Education and Awareness

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals and organized crime.

Canada to Strictly Regulate Adult Use Cannabis

Canada Takes Action to Legalize and Strictly Regulate Cannabis

OTTAWA, Canada, April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth. In many cases, it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.

Marijuana Index Drops 2% as Canadian Stocks Dip With Federal Uncertainty

Marijuana Index Drops 2% as Canadian Stocks Dip With Federal Uncertainty

The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the United States and Canada, decreased 2% in March as losses in Canada overtook modest gains in the U.S.

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to a report from CBC News, a move that follows through on one of his Liberal Party’s campaign pledges.

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

Publicly-traded marijuana companies had a rough week but got a bounce Thursday following news of raids at the Cannabis Culture dispensary chain owned by Marc and Jodie Emery.

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Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair Launches Tour to Meet with Canadians to Discuss Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, has started a cross-country tour to discuss the legalization and regulation of cannabis.

Canada to Strictly Regulate Adult Use Cannabis

Government of Canada Moves Forward on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Canada is taking an important step towards legalizing, strictly regulating and restricting access to marijuana, working to ensure marijuana is kept out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.


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