Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be “big business” for alcohol Goliath

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:09 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is a “big business,” and Constellation Brands has big aspirations in the space, the alcohol beverage company’s president said this week. Officials for Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) have their sights…

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Canada May Legalize Recreational Cannabis Before July 1 Now.

Legalization Will Be Sooner Than We Think, Says JT Canadians may have the best Christmas gift of all time: news that legalization will be happening before the expected July 1st deadline, says the Prime Minister. According to Trudeau, cannabis will be legal nationwide by “next summer”. He discussed legalization during…

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Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasingly, Canadians are wondering: What’s the hurry?…

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Cannabis activist claims political views reason for denied entry to Canada

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 10:21 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 12:41 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine marijuana activist says he was detained and denied entry to Canada because he supports the legalization of marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports Paul McCarrier posted on Facebook…

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Canada looks to spend $274M to bolster cannabis-related law enforcement

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 2:39 pm • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 2:39 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canada intends to commit upward of a quarter-billion dollars to deter drug-impaired driving and diversion in preparing for national cannabis legalization, the country’s public safety officials announced Friday. Canada’s federal government…

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