Canada’s Olympic Red-mittens Craze Spreads South Of The Border

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Canada To Launch Billion-Dollar Marijuana Free Market This Week

29. They’ll go for $14 a pair on the USOC website. Proceeds from the sales will help U.S. athletes on their way to Sochi, Russia. USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky acknowledges this isn’t the first time the United States has borrowed an idea from its neighbours to the north. The USOC hopes the mittens will be as big a hit for the U.S. team as they were for Canada. The popular all-red original mittens were a phenomenon during the Vancouver Olympics, with shoppers snatching up the patriotic fashion accessory with such enthusiasm that the trend even reached Oprah Winfrey, who distributed the mitts to her studio audience. _With files from The Canadian Press. USOC With a threatened government shutdown just hours away, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee on Monday accused Speaker John Boehner of abdicating leadership on key budget issues to freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R) of Texas. Christian Science Monitor Beijing (AFP) – Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, will take on world number one Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in a “skills challenge” before an 18-hole showdown between the two pros, organisers said Monday. AFP Washington (AFP) – The United States was just hours from a potentially devastating shutdown of key federal government agencies Monday as lawmakers failed to agree stopgap budget measures. AFP40 mins ago Lauren and Ben made an unforgettable entrance to their ceremony — on zip lines.

Canada’s Medical Marijuana System Overhaul Starts Tuesday

a couple of times, I have to admit: I didnt like it.” Marc Garneau The Liberal MP and Canada’s first astronaut said he tried marijuana as a student in the 1970s in England. “It’s not my thing. I stopped because it wasn’t doing anything for me.” Kathleen Wynne The premier of Ontario said she smoked pot decades ago. “I have smoked marijuana but not for the last 35 years.” Darrell Dexter Said the premier of Nova Scotia: “Like every other person I knew back in the ’70s when I went to university, some of whom are actually in this room, I would have tried it, the same as other people at that time.” Christy Clark Said the premier of British Columbia: “I graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary in 1983 and there was a lot of that going on when I was in high school and I didn’t avoid it all together.” Tim Hudak The leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario admitted he’s puffed in the past. “I was a normal kid, I had a normal upbringing, a normal life in university. I experimented from time to time with marijuana. Its a long time ago in the past and in the grand scheme of things.” Paul Martin The former prime minister of Canada told CTV News: “The answer is: I never smoked. I never smoked anything, but there was an earlier time, years ago, when (my wife) made some brownies and they did have a strange taste.” Kim Campbell The former prime minister admitted while running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives that she tried weed. “And I inhaled the smoke.” Jack Layton Said the former NDP leader: “Yes, and some might say I never exhaled.” Dalton McGuinty The former premier of Ontario said he experimented in his teens, but only twice. Brad Wall The premier of Saskatchewan said he was an “infrequent” user back in university. “It didn’t really do anything for me, luckily, because for some, it does lead to other things.” UP NEXT: Celebs Smoking Pot Snoop Dogg The rapper’s 18-year-old son, Corde Calvin Broadus, caused a stir when he shared this photo of him smoking with his famous weed-loving dad. Soulja Boy, Wiz Khalifa Is that smoke, or a new Instagram filter? Soulja Boy tweeted a photo of what appears to be him and pal Wiz Khalifa smoking out a giant bong on Jan. 3. Chris Brown “Oh don’t worry,” Brown wrote on this Instagram photo he shared in December, from Amsterdam.

Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images A new free market for medical marijuana in Canada will replace small growers with large-scale indoor farms. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Canada is ushering in what it projects to be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana free market this week, as it replaces small and homegrown pot production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large farms. The market could eventually serve up to 450,000 Canadians, according to government estimates. As Toronto’s Globe and Mail explains, a transition phase began Monday that will allow more price fluctuation and phase out home and small-scale production. “In its place, large indoor marijuana farms certified by the [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] and health inspectors will produce, package and distribute a range of standardized weed, all of it sold for whatever price the market will bear,” the newspaper reports. “The first sales are expected in the next few weeks, delivered directly by secure courier.” Large-scale growers have begun applying for licenses to produce marijuana; one Ontario company hopes to grow cannabis in an old Hershey chocolate plant, Reuters reported last week. At least two large growers have already received their licenses. The free market will likely establish a price of around $7.60 per gram of dried marijuana bud, according to “Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations” posted by Canada’s health department. (And if you’re wondering about that spelling, it follows a precedent set in Canada’s controlled substances law.) The health agency projects that the legal marijuana supply industry “could grow to more than $1.3 billion per year in annual sales” within 10 years. Officials say the illegal cannabis market “represents a multibillion dollar per year industry.” The Canadian government says the new plan will also reduce its own costs, on a website explaining some of the changes. “The current program costs Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars each year because the $5/gram charged to program participants who choose to purchase from Health Canada is heavily subsidized,” Health Canada says.