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Cannabis News Tuesday, March 13 Carbon tax, Pot stores, Canopy growth & more…

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Cannabis News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • Doug Ford wants free market for cannabis in Ontario
    • Newly elected Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning he’ll cut taxes, repeal Ontario’s sex education curriculum and is open to a hands-off approach to cannabis once it’s legalized.
    • carbon tax, pot stores, Ottawa Morning, government-run pot stores, Newly elected Ontario
  • Canopy Growth secures cannabis site, won’t say where
    • “We will share more details in the weeks ahead on the exact location and path forward,” says Canopy official.
    • Canopy Growth, Canopy Growth Corp., CBC News, production facility, cannabis production facility
  • Many questions remain about cannabis use, just months before it becomes legal
    • With the legalization of recreational cannabis use just months away, the federal government is “stepping a little into the dark,” according to the scientist who helped create pot use guidelines for Canada.
    • cannabis, federal government, mental health, Dr.¬†Benedikt Fischer, recreational cannabis

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Doug Ford wants free market for cannabis in Ontario

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  • Newly elected Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford sayshe’ll cut taxes and repeal Ontario’s sex education curriculum, and is open to a hands-off approach to cannabis once it’s legalized.
  • The former city councillor won the PC leadership race Saturday following a tumultuous convention sparked by the resignation of Patrick Brown, who left the party earlier this year amidallegations of sexual misconduct.
  • In his first week of campaigning, Ford promised to repeal Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum, cut the carbon tax and end provincial taxes for people making $30,000 or less a year.
  • I don’t like the government controlling anything no matter what it is….I’m open to a free market and I’m going to consult with ourcaucus….I don’t believe inthe government sticking their hands in our lives all the time.
  • Q: You’ve promised to freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 anhour.

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Canopy Growth secures cannabis site, won’t say where

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  • Canopy Growth Corp. says it has picked the location of its cannabis production facility in Newfoundland but isn’t yet ready to reveal where.
  • We’re very excited to be making progress in the province and I’m happy to report Canopy has indeed secured the site of our future production facility, company spokesman Jordan Sinclair said in an email to CBC News.
  • In December, the Newfoundland and Labrador government signed a deal with Canopy Growth to ensure the province has a safe and secure supply of cannabis when it is legalized this coming summer.
  • CBC News, using access-to-information laws, obtained a heavily-redacted version of the agreement between the province and Canopy Growth.
  • In mid-November, before the contract with the government was signed, a company executive told provincial officials that Canopy Growth’s baseline assumption was that it would own or have access to a site by Jan. 1, 2018.

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Many questions remain about cannabis use, just months before it becomes legal

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  • With the legalization of recreational cannabis use just months away, the federal government is stepping a little into the dark, according to the scientist who helped create pot use guidelines for Canada.
  • Dr.Benedikt Fischer, a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, said cannabis is a complex drug andthere’s still a lot we don’t know about its effects.
  • Even MP Bill Blair, the federal government’s point man on pot, has said there’s aneed formore scientific evidence to help people make responsible choicesonce they’re able to buy marijuana legally.
  • The recent federal budget included new money for cannabis research $20 million over five years to be divided between the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction.
  • That research is focusing on 12 priority subjects, but Weiss said there are a few areas in particular that need more research, including the impact that cannabis has on neurodevelopmental outcomes, for example preconception, pregnancy, the fetus, and child and youth brain development, Dr. Weiss told CBC in an interview….

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