Marijuana ruling sends Canadian lawmakers, police scrambling

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Lawmakers and enforcers are scrambling for guidance on how to react to an Ontario Superior Court decision quashing Canada’s marijuana laws. On Monday, a St. Catharines judge ruled the federal medical marijuana program unconstitutional because patients are largely prevented from legally accessing the drugs they need. Justice Donald Taliano also struck down the country’s laws […]

Ontario court strikes down Canada’s pot laws

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An Ontario court has struck down Canada’s laws against possessing and growing cannabis as part of a ruling that found the country’s medicinal marijuana program is failing to provide access to the drug for those who need it. Smoking up, however, is not legal just yet: the federal government has three months to launch an […]

Gunmen storm Montreal building with grow-op

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Montreal police are investigating after gunmen burst into an industrial building that housed a marijuana grow operation in Côte-des-Neiges late Monday night. Police were called to a building on Buchan Street not far from the Namur metro station around midnight. Police spokesperson Anie Lemieux said about 10 armed men surprised two workers inside the building. […]

Save Canada’s Cannabis Culture: Vote Out The Conservatives on May 2

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CANNABIS CULTURE – Calling all Canadian marijuana users! A federal election has been called and Canada needs your help. It’s now time to stand up and rescue our country from Stephen Harper and his anti-democratic, pot-hating Conservative Party. Vote against the Conservatives on May 2, 2011 and SAVE CANADA! Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his […]

Police charge Iqaluit duo with weed trafficking

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Raid nets $55,000, scales, marijuana The Nunavut RCMP drug section seized $55,000 in cash and 100 grams of marijuana April 6 after executing a search warrant on house 445 in Iqaluit, police said in a news release. Police, who also found scales and “drug paraphernalia,” said they were led to that location by “tips received […]

Conservative majority would hustle crime bills into law all at once

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Stephen Harper is promising a majority Conservative government would bundle all the law-and-order legislation it’s been trying pass into one omnibus bill – and pass it within 100 days of taking power. This is one of the pledges being unveiled Friday when the Tory Leader unveils his election platform in the Greater Toronto Area, one […]

House explosion linked to hash oil production, cops say

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Highly combustible butane canisters used to produce hash oil are likely what caused Windsor’s most recent house explosion, police say. “The explosion that took place is not related to any type of natural gas combustion,” Sgt. Brett Corey said Thursday. “There definitely is evidence of a narcotics operation in the home and that’s what we’re […]

N.L. senior charged after pot and cash seized

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A 70-year-old Humber Valley area man is facing numerous drug-related charges after police seized marijuana and more than $250,000 cash Tuesday. Melvin Pynn was charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs, trafficking drugs and possession of drugs for the purpose of rafficking when he appeared in court in Corner Brook Wednesday. Corner Brook area RCMP and […]

Abbotsford animal trainer charged after marijuana growing operation found

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METRO VANCOUVER – An Abbotsford man who claims to have worked in movies with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg has been charged after a marijuana growing operation was allegedly found on his property. Abbotsford police Const. Ian MacDonald said police found nearly 1,600 marijuana plants in an out building on property belonging to Gerry Therrien, […]

Regina wants calls about pot grow-ops

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Regina police want to hear more from neighbours about suspected marijuana grow operations. In a report that went to the Regina Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday, police said they want to step up step up enforcement on grow-ops and increase public awareness about them. Toward that end, they’re putting information on the Regina police website, […]