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Worried the home you’re considering was a grow op? Then it’s time to call in the experts

Now that cannabis is legal, are marijuana grow houses still something to be concerned about? Even though marijuana and cannabis products are now legal for use in Ontario, grow houses and grow operations remain a valid concern for home buyers. Thank you for asking this… Read More »Worried the home you’re considering was a grow op? Then it’s time to call in the experts

Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Ottawa must repeal drug possession laws if it is serious about cracking down on systemic racism in the justice system, researchers and advocates say. Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-22, which was hailed for the most part as a progressive piece of criminal… Read More »Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

‘Stoner patch’ candy, gummies among cannabis-laced items seized by police from Markham convenience store

York Regional Police have issued a warning for parents after it was reported a Markham convenience store was selling illegal cannabis edibles, disguised as regular candy, to underage teenagers. Police said a search warrant was executed at Angus Glen Convenience on Kennedy Road, south of… Read More »‘Stoner patch’ candy, gummies among cannabis-laced items seized by police from Markham convenience store

Toronto resident charged in connection with mobile cannabis delivery service in Muskoka

A 42-year-old Toronto resident has been charged in connection with an illegal mobile cannabis delivery service operating in Muskoka. On Friday, the delivery service was observed making several stops from Gravenhurst to Huntsville, Ont. Read more: Hikers become stranded on piece of floating ice in… Read More »Toronto resident charged in connection with mobile cannabis delivery service in Muskoka

Wife of Mexican druglord ‘El Chapo’ arrested in Virginia on U.S. drug charges – National

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty… Read More »Wife of Mexican druglord ‘El Chapo’ arrested in Virginia on U.S. drug charges – National

640 plants seized at largest grow-op in Edmonton since legalization of recreational pot – Edmonton

The Edmonton Police Service announced details of a drug bust on Monday that it described as the largest of its kind since recreational cannabis was legalized over two years ago. According to police, officers were called to respond to a dispute between a landlord and… Read More »640 plants seized at largest grow-op in Edmonton since legalization of recreational pot – Edmonton

‘Alarming’ increase in drug-impaired driving, Penticton RCMP say – Okanagan

Penticton RCMP are hoping to put the brakes on drug-impaired driving by shining a spotlight on four recent cases that resulted in recommended charges and vehicle impoundments. Officers charged four drivers with being impaired in January alone, Const. James Grandy said. On Jan. 21, an… Read More »‘Alarming’ increase in drug-impaired driving, Penticton RCMP say – Okanagan

City of Toronto seeking $187K from Etobicoke BBQ owner who defied lockdown

The City of Toronto is seeking to recoup the $187,000 it says it spent forcing an Etobicoke barbecue eatery to comply with public health lockdown measures. Police were repeatedly called to Adamson BBQ in Etobicoke last November after the restaurant’s owner, Adam Skelly, openly defied lockdown measures… Read More »City of Toronto seeking $187K from Etobicoke BBQ owner who defied lockdown

‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Jon Pole thought he might have been punked. The voice on the other end of the line sounded like an automated message, so measured and monotone in its delivery. It wasn’t. The voice was real, and it was telling him to clean out his desk.… Read More »‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone