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Former CannTrust executives face securities charges after unlicenced cannabis growing

Former CannTrust executives face securities charges after unlicenced cannabis growing

The former chief executive and two past board members of CannTrust Holdings Inc. are facing charges roughly three years after the cannabis company became embroiled in unlicensed growing allegations.
'Joints for Jabs:' Company offering cannabis prizes to fully vaccinated Manitobans

'Joints for Jabs:' Company offering cannabis prizes to fully vaccinated Manitobans

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and retailer is hoping to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake with a chance to win free joints.
Connecticut governor signs recreational marijuana into law

Connecticut governor signs recreational marijuana into law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law.
10 per cent of Ontario youth admit to having smoked cannabis before driving: study

10 per cent of Ontario youth admit to having smoked cannabis before driving: study

A new University of Ottawa study indicates 10 per cent of young people in Ontario say they have driven a car within an hour of consuming cannabis.
Two-thirds of Canadians say governments shouldn't lift all COVID-19 restrictions

Two-thirds of Canadians say governments shouldn't lift all COVID-19 restrictions

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests about two-thirds of Canadians believe that governments should not lift all restrictions related to COVID-19.
Australian pot company Little Green Pharma buys Canopy Growth facility in Denmark

Australian pot company Little Green Pharma buys Canopy Growth facility in Denmark

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — An Australian cannabis company says it has purchased a Canopy Growth Corp. property in Europe. Perth-based Little Green Pharma Ltd.
Maintaining COVID restrictions, tax cheats by the super rich: In The News for June 22

Maintaining COVID restrictions, tax cheats by the super rich: In The News for June 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Lionel Desmond inquiry: soldier's sister-in-law testifies about his mental decline

Lionel Desmond inquiry: soldier's sister-in-law testifies about his mental decline

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — An inquiry investigating why a former Canadian soldier killed his family and himself in 2017 heard Monday from a close relative who said Lionel Desmond's mental health appeared stable after he served in Afghanistan in 2007.

Health care groups propose easing medical pot certifications

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest health care providers proposed Monday that lawmakers drop part of the requirement for people seeking medical marijuana identification cards to obtain a physician's recommendation to use the drug.
N.S. man's arrest 'unnecessary' but likely not motivated by race: police board

N.S. man's arrest 'unnecessary' but likely not motivated by race: police board

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Police Review Board has ruled that an officer acted stubbornly and unnecessarily but was likely not motivated by race when he arrested a Black man and his wife who were in a park after hours in 2018.