Pot Nation: Canada's Plans for Legal Marijuana
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Pot Nation: Canada's Plans for Legal Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on November 17, 2017 at 12:27:58 PT
By Anna Mehler Paperny and Nichola Saminather
Source: Reuters
Canada -- Recreational marijuana is on track to be legalized in Canada by July 2018, making Canada the first Group of Seven country to allow the drug nationwide and the second in the world after Uruguay.While the federal legislation proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will regulate cannabis production, the details of who can sell it and who can buy it will be largely left up to the country's provinces.
The following are details of some key factors of how legal marijuana is shaping up in Canada.SALESSo far, five of Canada's 10 provinces have come forward with frameworks for retail marijuana sale. In Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, cannabis sales will be run by provincial government-owned entities. The western provinces of Manitoba and Alberta have said they will license private retailers.The federal government set the minimum legal age for buying marijuana at 18, but the provinces can raise that if they wish. In Ontario, Canada's most populous province, the legal age will be 19.The federal government's proposed law also permits adults to grow up to four marijuana plants at home, although Quebec announced Thursday it will not allow residents of the province to grow their own marijuana.ENFORCEMENTFederal and provincial governments are tightening the rules around impaired driving and bringing in a roadside saliva test to check for drug impairment.The federal government is setting up systems to track all cannabis from seed to sale, to license non-medical producers and to test marijuana for potency and quality control. The federal government has already issued more than 70 licenses for producing medical marijuana, which has been legal in Canada since 2001.INVESTORSMJIC Inc's equal-weighted Canadian Marijuana Index, which tracks stocks of major legal cannabis companies, is up 28 percent this year. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the first exchange traded fund in North America to focus on the legal market, is up more than 20 percent since it launched in April.Canopy Growth Corp, Aurora Cannabis and Aphria, three of Canada's four biggest marijuana producers by market cap, have gained 89 percent, 137 percent and 71 percent respectively this year. MedReleaf Corp, the fourth, which listed in June, is up 107 percent since its debut.Marijuana stocks listed have surged since Oct. 30, when U.S. alcohol company Constellation Brands bought a nearly 10 percent stake in Canopy for about C$245 million ($192.05 million).TAXESA battle is brewing between the federal government and some provinces over how tax revenue is divided between the two levels of government.The federal government said last week it wants an excise tax on all cannabis products of C$1 (78 cents) per gram (0.04 ounce), or 10 percent of the retail price, whichever is higher.The government proposed splitting the tax 50-50 with the provinces, drawing criticism from Ontario which says it will face higher costs related to enforcement and establishing a system for sales.($1 = 1.2757 Canadian dollars)Reporting by Anna Mehler Paperny and Nichola Saminather; Editing by Chris ReeseSource: Reuters (Wire)Author: Anna Mehler Paperny and Nichola SaminatherPublished: April 17, 2017Copyright: 2017 Thomson ReutersCannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #13 posted by afterburner on December 04, 2017 at 15:18:32 PT
We Don't Need no Stinking Labels, So Say the Feds
Debate rages over how the cannabis industry should be allowed to promote itself.
 Jacquie Miller.
Published on: December 3, 2017 | Last Updated: December 3, 2017 6:56 PM EST
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Comment #12 posted by afterburner on December 04, 2017 at 10:56:56 PT
Black Market Has Gotten more Robust
 December 4, 2017 5:45 am Updated: December 4, 2017 5:47 am.
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away.
By Colin Perkel,	The Canadian Press
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Comment #11 posted by The GCW on November 28, 2017 at 11:15:35 PT
"There’s a million reasons to do this.”
Incoming NJ Gov. Murphy names head of cannabis trade group as chief of staffDenver Post“We have significant momentum,” said Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union County, the sponsor of a marijuana bill. “It’s not just me anymore. People have come around to the idea that this takes drug dealers off the streets and would mean new revenue. There’s a million reasons to do this.”...“And while there are financial benefits, this is overwhelmingly about doing what is right and just.”-0-The other day, Christie, in I think a headline indicated legal cannabis is BLOOD MONEY.My thought is that what the U.S. government has done with prohibiting the plant cannabis has created blatant blood money with nothing else like it.CHRISTIE HAS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on November 27, 2017 at 20:29:18 PT
Poor Indiana. Hill is a real piece of work.
Attorney General Curtis Hill: ‘Legalizing marijuana is a road to nowhere good’ of prosecutors say no way to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana as lawmakers prepares legislation there's no comment section to disagree with the myths, bad figuring, and general misinformation.
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Comment #9 posted by afterburner on November 27, 2017 at 15:22:01 PT
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Comment #8 posted by HempWorld on November 24, 2017 at 20:37:32 PT
What Prohibition Wrought:
HIBISCUS MISTAKEN FOR MARIJUANA, PENNSYLVANIA COUPLE WHO WERE RAIDED SAY IN LAWSUIT Police in Buffalo Township, Penn., were looking for marijuana when they raided a home on Oct. 7, taking the female homeowner out of the house without pants after she answered the door. But there was a hitch. The homeowners weren't growing pot. They grow hibiscus plants in their backyard. Edward and Audrey Cramer filed a civil lawsuit last week against the police and Nationwide Insurance Co. Among their allegations: false arrest, excessive force, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Edward, 69, and Audrey, 66, say they sat in the back of a cop car for hours after they were handcuffed. They also claim police ransacked their home. They were not charged with a crime. But the seed of suspicion was planted when Nationwide agent Jonathan Yeamans visited the Cramers' property two days earlier to inspect damage caused by a neighbor's fallen tree. The lawsuit claims Yeamans "surreptitiously" took pictures of the flowering plant growing in the backyard and sent them to police because he thought it was marijuana. The couple claim that Yeamans "intentionally photographed the flowering hibiscus plants in such a manner as not to reveal that they had flowers on them so that they would appear to resemble marijuana plants." The lawsuit charges that Jeffrey Sneddon, a Buffalo Township police officer, used the photos to get a search warrant. The police apparently arrived at the Cramers' home around noon on Oct. 7. Audrey said she was partially dressed when she answered the door and found officers with guns pointed at her on her doorstep. The complaint says that Sgt. Scott Hess told her to put her hands up and that the police had a search warrant. "Hess entered the home and went upstairs. Upon returning downstairs, he demanded that ( Cramer ), a 66-year-old woman, be handcuffed behind her back in a state of partial undress," the lawsuit claims. "I was not treated as though I was a human being, I was just something they were going to push aside," she told WPXI in Pittsburgh. "I asked them again if I could put pants on, and he told me no and I had to stand out on the porch." The complaint alleges that police then walked her down the driveway to the police car where, the lawsuit said, she was left for more than four hours, hands cuffed behind her in a "very hot" car. The high temperature that day reached 82, the Tribune-Review reported. According to the lawsuit, she tried to explain the plants were hibiscus, but police wouldn't listen. Edward said that when he got home about 30 minutes later he found his wife in the back of the police car and cops leveling their guns at him. He also tried to convince officers the plants were hibiscus as they put him in the squad car, too. "They actually ignored me," he said. "They wouldn't even listen. I said, 'I can show you pictures on the internet.'" He tried several times to show police the plants were hibiscus. "Why couldn't the police see what it was?" Al Lindsay, the Cramers' attorney, said to the newspaper. "Being arrested, for people like this who have no history with crime and no experience with law enforcement, this is an incredibly traumatic experience." The lawsuit says police found no marijuana in the home or outdoors. Lindsay said both Cramers are still receiving medical care and Edward Cramer has seen a trauma therapist. "I don't sleep at night," Audrey said. "And you don't leave me at the house by myself." They are seeking "monetary and compensatory damages" and a jury trial. Neither the police nor Nationwide will comment to the media about the lawsuit. 
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Comment #7 posted by Sam Adams on November 23, 2017 at 20:40:28 PT
It’s time to end the failed war on weed
Great column from NH state legislator! is my favorite line - at this point, does anything else really matter other than this?  the "debate" is over - this says it all:>>The latest poll from the University of New Hampshire reveals legalization of marijuana is supported by 68 percent of the population of New Hampshire, making legal marijuana much more popular than the Legislature, which has an approval rating of only 49 percent.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on November 23, 2017 at 06:24:25 PT
Wishing you all
a wonderful day. Have a very good, very happy Thanksgiving Day!
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on November 22, 2017 at 07:18:20 PT
Prohibitionists are not good people!
They're killers who refuse to apologize for the harm they've done.They harden themselves and bow up against the truth. They are monsters. Truly, brute beasts. Yes they are strong. Yes they have terrible power. Surely it can't last forever.(When, God, when? They are like those freaking bulls of Basham.) 
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on November 22, 2017 at 07:03:44 PT
Oh my gosh! Comment 3
What's wrong with those prohibitionist people? They are just lunatics. Lunatics!
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on November 21, 2017 at 21:40:45 PT
Sounds like a mess.
DEA finalizing Schedule II status for synthetic THC drug Syndros"Marijuana does not have an approved medical use and therefore remains in Schedule I,” officials wrote in the filing Denver Post
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Comment #2 posted by HempWorld on November 17, 2017 at 18:10:07 PT
Yes True That!
Any injustices will be made up by the 'black market'Without mercy!
Ha, ha...
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Comment #1 posted by Stormin on November 17, 2017 at 13:29:45 PT
Canada vs. black market
The battle is brewing over tax and who will get what. When July rolls around next year, you can bet the price of cannabis will be twice the street price. The government wants to eliminate the black market but wants to make millions off the sale of over priced herb.The closest LCBO run store here in Ontario will be a three to four hour round trip for me. Ad the price of gas and the price of a single ounce will be over $300 Cdn. The government will have to do better than that. 
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