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Manitoba man taking province to court over ban on growing pot at home – National

A Manitoba man has filed a constitutional challenge over the province’s rules about growing pot at home. Jesse Lavoie filed the notice of application on Wednesday, naming the government of Manitoba, the attorney general of Manitoba and the attorney general of Canada in his challenge.… Read More »Manitoba man taking province to court over ban on growing pot at home – National

‘I have a brother who’s an addict’: Emotional mayor highlights personal toll of northern B.C. overdose crisis

A B.C. mayor teared up during a council meeting Monday, revealing the impact addiction has had on her own family, as the province’s overdose crisis continues to grow. “I have a brother who’s an addict,” said Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman before pausing to reach… Read More »‘I have a brother who’s an addict’: Emotional mayor highlights personal toll of northern B.C. overdose crisis

Lennox and Addington OPP seize 6,000 illegal cannabis plants in 3rd grow op bust this month – Kingston

OPP have once again seized thousands of cannabis plants in the Lennox and Addington region from an illegal cannabis grow op. Police say on Aug. 25, OPP executed search warrants at two locations on Goodyear Road in Napanee, where they seized 4,000 illegal cannabis plants.… Read More »Lennox and Addington OPP seize 6,000 illegal cannabis plants in 3rd grow op bust this month – Kingston

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

OTTAWA—The delicate politics of drug policy were on full display this week, as Canada’s chief health officer suggested decriminalizing hard drugs should be discussed to address a spike in opioid overdose deaths, while Health Minister Patty Hajdu insisted decriminalization was not a “silver bullet” solution.… Read More »Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

Conservative leadership race: A look at the contenders and what they stand for – National

OTTAWA — On Sunday, the federal Conservative party will elect a new leader. There are four candidates vying to lead the party, which currently holds 121 seats in the House of Commons and serves as the Official Opposition. There are some similarities between them. Read… Read More »Conservative leadership race: A look at the contenders and what they stand for – National