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Cannabis pre-roll sales soar as Canadians share joints less during pandemic

July 27, 2021 7:06 am TORONTO — Canadian cannabis users are doing a lot less puff, puff, pass during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people try to minimize their distance and...

Case involving former CannTrust leaders remanded until Sept. 20

July 26, 2021 11:41 am TORONTO — Three former executives of CannTrust Holdings Inc. accused of securities charges related to an unlicensed growing scandal had their case remanded by an...

B.C. expands access to safer drug alternatives for people at risk of overdose

July 15, 2021 7:11 pm VANCOUVER — British Columbia's mental health and addictions minister has announced a new policy that will expand access to safer prescription drugs for people at...

Canada to donate 17.7M doses of AstraZeneca and raise money for global vaccination

July 12, 2021 11:12 am OTTAWA — The federal government is donating 17.7 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and is asking Canadians to give their own money to help...

At least 1.3 million Canadians opted to mix COVID-19 vaccines by the end of...

July 6, 2021 4:16 pm OTTAWA — Health Canada's latest weekly report on vaccinations shows at least 1.3 million Canadians opted for a mixed-dose finish to their COVID-19 vaccination schedule...

Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

June 30, 2021 10:31 am TORONTO — The head of the Ontario Cannabis Store is warning that the soaring number of pot shops in the province will likely result in...

Canada delays new drug-pricing regulations until January 2022

June 29, 2021 4:46 pm OTTAWA — The first big overhaul of Canada's patented medicines pricing regime in three decades is being delayed for the third time. The Patented Medicine Pricing...

U.K. study reports mixing AstraZeneca, Pfizer vaccines produces better immunity

June 28, 2021 4:21 pm OTTAWA — A vaccine study in the United Kingdom reports that getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine four weeks after a dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca...

Former CannTrust executives face securities charges after unlicenced cannabis growing

June 22, 2021 10:37 am The former chief executive and two past board members of CannTrust Holdings Inc. are facing charges roughly three years after the cannabis company became embroiled...

Canadian drug companies want new pricing regs delayed again until after pandemic

June 12, 2021 5:01 am OTTAWA — Almost three dozen Canadian pharmaceutical companies made a direct appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month to delay the new drug pricing...

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Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

August 2, 2021 10:31 pm BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the fast spread of the...

Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

August 2, 2021 9:41 pm MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A conservative coalition registered a former leader of the 1980s Contra rebels Monday as a presidential...

Report details dramatic hot-air balloon crash in New England

August 2, 2021 9:31 pm PIERMONT, N.H. (AP) — A preliminary report released Monday details how three passengers were able to radio for help and...