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One dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to ‘mass overdose’

CHICO, Ca. - A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. (Fox News)

Licensed cannabis growers tied to organized crime: CBC

An investor in a major Canadian cannabis company has had longstanding ties, including business dealings, with influential Mafia members and drug traffickers. Another investor in the same company has links with a prominent member of the Rizzutos, the powerful Montreal crime family. (CBC)
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    WINNIPEG—Dane Bourget never thought his life would spiral into addiction. But when his roommate brought methamphetamine into their home, it started a decade-long journey in and out of treatment centres throughout Manitoba.

    Whitby man arrested in house explosion that injured three

    WHITBY - In a tweet Wednesday night, Durham regional police say a man from Whitby is charged with criminal negligence and arson, as well as a charge of “production” under the Cannabis Act. (Toronto Sun)

    Vancouver’s Crosstown residents fed up with needles, waste

    VANCOUVER - North False Creek residents fed up with discarded needles, open drug use and what they say is increased violence in their neighbourhood are issuing a desperate plea for help. (The Province)

    ‘Prince of Pot’ tries to get arrested for selling banned merchandise in Montreal

    MONTREAL - Longtime cannabis policy reform advocate Marc Emery, also known as the “Prince of Pot,” failed in his first attempt to get arrested for selling goods that promote cannabis culture in downtown Montreal on Sunday. (Montreal Gazette)

    Police investigate shooting at legal grow-op

    NIAGARA FALLS - Niagara regional police say officers and paramedics responded on Monday afternoon after a 45-year-old man called 911 to report that he had just been shot. (CBC News)

    BC gangsters busted in Winnipeg have long histories with police

    Two B.C. man — one convicted in a high-profile 1982 slaying and the other as Independent Soldier gangster — have been charged in a major Winnipeg police investigation into a drug trafficking organization. (The Province)

    Reality show doc, woman charged with drug rapes

    LOS ANGELES - A California physician who appeared in a reality TV dating show and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities said Tuesday there could be many more victims. (Toronto Sun)
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  • Canada’s rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to black market

    Officially, the Liberal Party wanted to legalize marijuana in order to remove the "criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners" associated with the drug, as Justin Trudeau put in a pithy bit of hyperbole during the 2015 election campaign.

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