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Cannabis activists denounce police crackdown

Protestors gather outside Toronto Police headquarters after dispensary raids. Photo by Fernando Acre. Toronto Police raid 43 medical marijuana dispensaries By Fernando Arce (with files from Tom Keefer) TORONTO – On May 26th, Toronto police carried out a major raid on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. According to Chief Mark Saunders, who was…

Phil Fontaine enters marijuana business

By: Mia Rabson Winnipeg Free Press 12/6/2016 4:42 PM OTTAWA — A former national indigenous leader is launching a new venture to take weed to reserves. Phil Fontaine, former head of both the Assembly of First Nations and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will lead Indigenous Roots, a medical marijuana company…

The legacy of Tim Barnhart

Legacy 420 owner-operator Tim Barnhart. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA – Tim Barnhart is a man who wants to leave a legacy. The 56-year-old Mohawk man from Tyendinaga is working on a plan to bring medical marijuana to the masses. If he’s successful, that legacy will mean that native and non-native people will…

Methadone doctor accused of coercing patients into using pharmacy linked to his clinic

National Post, April 26, 2016 Patients said the Brantford doctor threatened to cut off their take-home doses and physically walked them into the store, according to a disciplinary ruling An Ontario doctor used intimidation, threats and gifts to steer vulnerable methadone patients to the pharmacy linked with his clinic, according…