Toronto police have charged seven people after raiding a marijuana dispensary.
This is what the end of cannabis prohibition will look like in New Brunswick: An upscale showroom with black ceilings, grey walls and a once-illicit drug displayed in brightly lit glass cases.
OTTAWA – Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized marijuana in Canada say they don’t see a route to riches, but rather a serious risk that the black market in pot will set it’s sights on their vulnerable communities.

Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Tuesday he fears for Indigenous community safety because the federal government is moving too quickly with its plans to legalize pot by July 2018.

New cannabis legislation was passed today that will regulate the lawful use, sale and distribution of recreational cannabis by the federal government's July 2018 legalization deadline.
TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne says now that a cost-sharing deal has been struck with Ottawa for the tax proceeds from marijuana sales, Ontario can work on passing on some of that money to municipalities.

Wynne made the comments today after the federal government agreed Monday to give provinces and territories a 75 per cent share of federal excise tax revenues from the sale of legalized pot.

Ottawa will retain the remaining 25 per cent share to a maximum of $100 million a year, with any balance over and above that limit going to the provinces and territories.

Wynne called the agreement positive considering that the federal government entered the discussions with an offer to share only half of the excise tax proceeds.

Municipalities have said they will shoulder most of the costs of marijuana legalization and want funding to offset that expense.

Ontario legislators passed a bill today, which establishes a framework for legalization in the province.

Ottawa is expected to legalize cannabis for recreational use in July.
This story has been updated with files from CBC:

Dec. 11, 2017 OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has reached a deal with his provincial and territorial counterparts on a formula for sharing pot tax revenue.

The agreement gives the provinces at least 70 cents on the dollar, a sizeable increase from the 50-50 framework proposal Morneau had announced last month.

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Dec. 11, 2017, OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau can expect a lot of provincial hands reaching for the federal purse strings when he sits down with his counterparts in Ottawa today.
The issue of who should get the lion's share of revenue from legalized cannabis is expected to be a major bone of contention.

The provinces and territories say they'll have to bear the lion's share of the costs associated with legalization, and therefore should get most of the revenue.

Among the expenses the provinces are likely to face are beefed up policing, increased road safety efforts, busier court systems and public awareness campaigns.

Morneau has said the federal government should get as much as half the tax revenue. Federal officials say Morneau's argument will be that Ottawa has put aside more than $1 billion over five years toward the costs involved with legalization.

But provincial finance ministers like Ontario's Charles Sousa are skeptical, and want the federal government to explain exactly what it's paying for.

Ontario’s Ministry of Finance says that if a community is selected to host one of the cannabis shops it could delay hosting the store but cannot completely opt out of having it.
Dec. 8, 2017, St. John's - Canopy Growth Corporation along with representatives from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced that the Company has entered into a supply and production agreement, the largest provincial cannabis supply agreement announced to date, securing a regulated supply of cannabis for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians heading into the legal adult access market.
Dec. 6, 2017, Vancouver, B.C. - British Columbia released the first details of its recreational cannabis plan Tuesday, revealing that both government-run and private retailers will be allowed to operate in the legal market next year.
Dec. 6, 2017, Winnipeg, Man. - Manitoba is saying no to homegrown marijuana as the province prepares for the legalization of recreational marijuana next summer.
Dec. 6, 2017, Vancouver – Medipure Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical incubator committed to discovering and developing proprietary cannabinoid-derived prescription medications, is further expanding both its corporate offices in Vancouver and its research labs in Burnaby, B.C., to enhance the company’s research aimed at developing cannabinoid-derived molecules into non-addictive pharmaceutical drugs.
Dec. 5, 2017, Leamington, Ont. - Aphria has announced that it has entered into an agreement to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart.
Dec. 1, 2017, Nanaimo, B.C. - Tilray has announced that the company has received funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support product development and other research projects. The NRC IRAP provides assistance to Canadian businesses to undertake technology innovation through a comprehensive suite of innovation services and funding.
Nov. 28, 2017, Puslinch, Ont. - Green Relief has officially unveiled their company-wide rebrand, which also includes social media platforms as well as their website.
Nov. 27, 2017, Smiths Falls, Ont. - Canopy Growth Corporation has announced that its affiliate Canopy Rivers Corporation ("Canopy Rivers") is making a special allocation of capital towards investing in and supporting micro growers and processors, as proposed under the Government of Canada's consultation paper on the new cannabis regulatory framework. The Company is excited to see a new "micro-grower" class being proposed by the federal government and wishes to offer its support to small growers by announcing a commitment of $1 million to seed small, local growers throughout the country.

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