Canada

Some Toronto and B.C. dispensaries remain open on pot legalization day

By Canadian Press
October 17, 2018 - 3:13pm

TORONTO — As tens of thousand of Ontarians purchased cannabis through a government website on Wednesday, some users in Toronto preferred getting their pot from unlicensed dispensaries that remained open despite the threat of criminal prosecution.

It was business as usual at 1Tonamara, an illegal pot shop located in.....

Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis

By Canadian Press
October 17, 2018 - 2:38pm

MONTREAL — Marijuana smoke wafted through the heart of Montreal's downtown shopping district Wednesday as hundreds of people lined up to purchase legal cannabis for the first time at Quebec's state-run shops.

Hugo Senecal, 39, emerged to cheers as he brandished a brown paper bag containing three different strains.....

Manitoba backbencher who made inappropriate comments not seeking re-election

By Canadian Press
October 17, 2018 - 2:36pm

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to a female staff member says he is going on medical leave and will not seek re-election.

Cliff Graydon's announcement on Wednesday came days before the Progressive Conservative caucus was scheduled to discuss his case. It was an about-face.....

N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

By Canadian Press
October 17, 2018 - 2:28pm

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday.

Shelby Miller, a psychology student at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, says she was inspired to take action after learning how St......

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