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The legalization of cannabis is expected to create thousands of new jobs — from production workers to office staff. Shown here is an Ontario marijuana facility.  (Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable)

Aurora Cannabis plans U.S. stock listing in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Canada’s Aurora Cannabis said Thursday it plans a U.S. listing of its shares in October, as it looks to cash in on strong investor appetite for marijuana producers. Interest has boomed in Canada’s marijuana companies ahead of legalization of recreational cannabis in the country next month. Several U.S. states have also legalized marijuana […] Read more


Recreational marijuana sales in Canada face fresh delays

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa | Reuters — The sale of legalized recreational marijuana in Canada, which has already been pushed back once beyond the planned July start date, is set to be delayed even further, government officials said Thursday. The ruling Liberals are sparring with the upper Senate chamber, where a draft law is currently under review. Critics […] Read more


Marijuana can only go on sale months after federal law passes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa | Reuters — Recreational marijuana in Canada will only go on sale a few months after it is legalized later this year because the new retail system needs time to start working properly, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Tuesday. The Liberal government says the new law must be in place by July 1 […] Read more

Plants seized at an illegal grow op in the RM of Fisher, Man. in February. The proposed federal Cannabis Act would limit home production of cannabis to four plants per residence at a maximum height of 100 cm per plant. (Photo courtesy Fisher Branch/Peguis RCMP)

Feds introduce cannabis legalization bill

Reading Time: 3 minutes The federal government is set to decriminalize cannabis possession and use and to allow limited home-grown pot plants starting in mid-2018, while sticking close to the existing licensing system for wholesale-level production. The government on Thursday introduced the Cannabis Act, which will allow adults — that is, ages 18 and up — to legally possess […] Read more

A hemp plant in Alberta. (Jennifer Blair photo)

Flower growers turn to weed ahead of legalization

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg | Reuters — Some Canadian flower growers are turning to weed, with the country’s plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use expected to spur a spike in legal sales of the drug. While medical marijuana is already legal in Canada, the Liberal government said in April it will introduce a law in 2017 to […] Read more