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  1. Ron Strider

    Canada: Nova Scotia Plans To Sell Marijuana In Liquor Stores

    The Nova Scotian government is making moves to stock marijuana on liquor store shelves. According to CBC News, the province's government-owned alcohol distributor, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), would be responsible for selling recreational marijuana in stores and online to patrons...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: CannabisNB To Be The Name Of Recreational Cannabis Stores In Province

    CannabisNB will be the name of the New Brunswick government's cannabis retail stores when they open next year. The government announced earlier this fall that a subsidiary of NB Liquor will operate 20 stores in 15 locations across the province when recreational cannabis is legalized in July...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada Will Sell Marijuana In Liquor Stores

    One province in Canada has decided to sell its marijuana in liquor stores. Nova Scotia, a province on Canada's eastern shore, announced on Thursday that the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, its sole alcohol distributor, would sell the drug in its stores and on its website once Canada legalizes...
  4. Ron Strider

    Canada: Newfoundland To Sell Cannabis Through Liquor Corporation

    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has revealed some — not all — of the details on its plans for legalized marijuana, with the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. (NLC) playing a lead role. The powers are being brought in as amendments to the Liquor Corporation Act and Liquor...
  5. Ron Strider

    Canada: New Brunswick Liquor To Sell Recreational Cannabis In Stand-Alone Pot Stores

    The New Brunswick government says it will enter the legal-cannabis retail market by having NB Liquor set up a network of tightly controlled, stand-alone stores starting next July. Up to 20 stores will be established with strict policies in place: they will be located at least 300 meters away...
  6. Ron Strider

    Nevada Opens Cannabis Distribution To Non-Liquor Wholesalers

    It's not just THAT cannabis becomes legal, just as important is HOW we regulate marijuana once it is legal. Until this week, the only companies in Nevada that could distribute marijuana to dispensaries were liquor companies. The proliferation of liquor distributors dates back to the last...
  7. Ron Strider

    Judge Halts Effort To License New Nevada Recreational Pot Distributors

    A district judge on Friday temporarily halted any effort by the Department of Taxation to license additional distributors of recreational marijuana other than liquor wholesalers. The order sought by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada was granted by District Judge James Todd...
  8. Ron Strider

    Nevada Approves Opening Up Marijuana Distribution Rights

    The Department of Taxation decided Thursday that there are an inadequate number of liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana to Nevada's retail establishments, opening up the business to others. The decision came after a telephone conference hearing bringing the industry...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Government Sparks Plan To Determine How Cannabis To Be Distributed And Sold

    After calling on Ottawa to hold off the legal sale of cannabis, Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is now looking for outside help in setting up a marijuana production and distribution system. The province initiated a search on Thursday for industry players who can help figure out...
  10. Ron Strider

    OR: Eclipse Creating Record Demand For Marijuana, Liquor

    With the estimated one million extra people headed for Oregon during the total solar eclipse, the demand on liquor and marijuana stores will be at an all-time high. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is even urging stores to stock up early, so their deliveries don't get stuck in traffic...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canada: N.B. Working Group Suggests 19 As Minimum Age To Buy Cannabis

    The legal age limit for recreational marijuana use in New Brunswick should be set at 19, a provincial working group recommended Wednesday in a report that also calls for sales to be handled by something similar to a Crown corporation. Health Minister Victor Boudreau said the province's Liberal...
  12. Ron Strider

    NV: How Adam Laxalt Can Use Legal Marijuana To Earn The Governor's Mansion

    One of the smartest things the Legislature did when passing the budget was how they tagged the funds from recreational marijuana. Rather than using the money for some vital program that would immediately become dependent on a new and unpredictable revenue source, the cash from the new excise tax...
  13. Ron Strider

    NV: Wins, Losses And Possible Delays For Recreational Marijuana

    Saturday, July 1. That's the day that adult recreational marijuana sales are set to begin in Nevada, when anyone over 21 can walk into a dispensary and make a purchase. And with temporary regulations in place and a series of related bills signed off on, all seems ready–or it did until about two...
  14. Ron Strider

    Uncertainty As Nevada Aims To Launch Recreational Marijuana Soon

    Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from legalization to the launch of sales in any of the other seven states and District of Columbia where recreational...
  15. Ron Strider

    Uncertainty As Nevada Aims To Launch Recreational Pot Soon

    Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from legalization to the launch of sales in any of the other seven states and District of Columbia where recreational...
  16. Ron Strider

    Judge Won't Dismiss Lawsuit That Could Delay Nevada Pot Sales

    A Carson City district court judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by liquor distributors against the Department of Taxation over the distribution of recreational marijuana to pot dispensaries. Judge James Wilson said in rejecting the motion that factual disputes need to be...
  17. Ron Strider

    Canada Wants To Legalize Marijuana, But It Hasn't Even Fully Legalized Alcohol Yet

    As it makes plans to become the first industrialized country to fully legalize pot, Canada is essentially steering blind. But if this country's long and tortured history with alcohol is any indication, Canadians should expect the worst. To understand Canada's very special relationship with...
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    Canada: Majority Of Manitobans Say Marijuana Should Be Sold In Government-Run Stores

    The province's largest union says the majority of Manitobans want marijuana sold in government-run stores if legalized. The Manitoba Government and General Employees Union, which represents liquor store workers in the province, commissioned Probe Research to poll 1,000 people by phone on the...
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    BC: Comment - Best Pot-Regulation System Already In Place

    On Dec. 13, the federal government took the first step toward legalizing the sale of non-medical marijuana in Canada with the release of the Federal Task Force on Marijuana Legalization report, which recommends that the retail sale and regulation of marijuana should be handled by the provinces...
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    OR: Officials Propose Policy Tweak To Nudge Marijuana Stores Into Regulated Market

    State officials are considering a proposal that would allow marijuana stores to sell existing inventory even after they are licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Under current rules, stores licensed by the liquor commission may only sell products from state-licensed producers and...