BUZ INVESTORS Proposed Cannabis Legislation Lexaria Bioscience Corp (LXRP)(CSE:LXX) (the “Company”, “Lexaria”) welcomes the newly proposed Canadian legislation designed

$LXRP Welcomes Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Legislation

Lexaria Welcomes Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Legislation

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BUZ INVESTORS Proposed Cannabis Legislation Lexaria Bioscience Corp (LXRP)(CSE:LXX) (the “Company”, “Lexaria”) welcomes the newly proposed Canadian legislation designed to allow for adult legal access to Cannabis (the “Cannabis Act”). In line with the Cannabis Act’s objective to protect public health and public safety, powerful demographic and lifestyle forces are trending away from both the harmful effects related to inhalational dosing (smoking/vaping) and from edibles with high sugar & fat content.
The Cannabis Act provides the opportunity for Canada to craft the safest and most responsible cannabis production and consumption framework in the world, especially with respect to consistent and reliable dosing formats that technology such as Lexaria’s enables in modern edible formats. The Cannabis Act prohibits second hand smoke and second hand vapours from inhaled cannabis use, consistent with existing federal legislation that prohibits second hand cigarette smoke. It is also in everyone’s best interest to support the consumer shift away from the high sugar, high fat, inconsistent and unpredictable effectiveness and onset-times associated with edible product formats endemic in other adult-use cannabis markets.



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Lexaria’s patented technology — currently subject to collaborative examination together with Canada’s National Research Council — is strongly supportive of macro trends by embracing edible cannabis formats with zero added sugar, and lower micro-dosage unit sizes. Micro dosing of 10mg and even as little as 5mg of THC is rapidly gaining popularity in other legal cannabis jurisdictions that mandate micro dosing edible formats as a more responsible way of consuming cannabis, without creating issues of second hand smoke or second hand vapour for non-consumers. Micro dosing tends to lead to lower overall levels of consumption with reduced likelihood of overconsumption.

“Modern technology allows for safer, more consistent and less obtrusive methods of cannabis use than ever before,” says Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria. “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to support consumer health trends in the cannabis world through advanced delivery techniques unlike anything available even five years ago. I hope to see Canada lead the world in embracing public health in the cannabis sector.”

While utilizing Lexaria’s technology, both in vitro and human biomarker studies point to significantly higher cannabinoid absorption and quicker & and more consistent onset of effects than can be achieved with conventional edible preparations. Further consumer focus studies conducted by Lexaria licensees have reported a more pleasurable, faster acting and predictable experience.

Through a patented process that combines cannabinoids with natural delivery enhancers at a molecular level, Lexaria’s technology is believed to alter the absorption pathway of cannabinoids within the human body (designed to bypass first-pass liver filtration when desired for more rapid onset of effectiveness). More efficient and effective absorption of cannabinoids has been shown, while simultaneously masking and even eliminating inherent strong flavours and odors typical of cannabis extracts, avoiding the need for added sugar and fat. Lexaria’s technology was conceived to allow for the creation of edible product formats that mirror as closely as possible the potency and onset of effectiveness associated with inhalational dosing without its unwanted effects. Lexaria is thrilled to have the opportunity to lead advancements in bio-availability and speed & predictability of onset for health-conscious consumers.

About Lexaria

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a food biosciences company with a proprietary technology for improved delivery of bioactive compounds. The Company’s lipophilic enhancement technology has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of orally ingested cannabinoids, while also masking taste. This technology promotes healthy ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness in active molecule delivery. The Company’s technology is patent-protected for cannabidiol (CBD) and all other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and patent-pending for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), other psychoactive cannabinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules.Like up on FACEBOOK


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Buz Investors Canopy Growth Added to S&P/TSX - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or "the Company") today announced that by being added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index,

Canopy Growth Welcomes Cannabis Legalization Legislation

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BUZ INVESTORS Canopy Growth Welcomes Cannabis Legalization Following the tabling of proposed legislation outlining the framework for the legalization of adult use cannabis,

BUZ INVESTORS  Canopy Growth Welcomes Cannabis Legalization  Following the tabling of proposed legislation outlining the framework for the legalization of adult use cannabis, as well as laws to address drug-impaired driving, Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED.TO) (“Canopy Growth” or “the Company”) offers the following commentary.

This is a truly historic day. Canada has administered an ineffective system of prohibiting cannabis since 1923 and today took a major step forward by introducing evidence-based policy that will reduce access for younger Canadians, ensure federally regulated production and standards, and establish a legitimate market that will create jobs and generate economic benefits to communities all across Canada .




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With regards to the special emphasis on drug-impaired driving, Canopy Growth commends the federal government. The risks of impaired driving are top-of-mind for Canadians. As a responsible leader in this sector, Canopy Growth is proud to have committed resources early towards educating people on responsible consumption of cannabis. This is work we are proud of and work that will continue. Earlier today the Company issued an update on these initiatives, available here.

On the subject of packaging and promotion, Canopy Growth looks forward to continued discussion on this topic as regulations are developed. The legislation does not prescribe specific limitations other than details on overly promotional language or targeting youth. Prohibiting promotion aimed at children is a common-sense approach and Canopy applauds these limitations as expressed in the bill.

Canopy Growth is also very pleased to see that the government will allow a mail order system for recreational sales. Online sales are a reality of consumer life and the backbone of the existing medical cannabis system. To improve the online experience for today’s medical cannabis customers Canopy Growth recently launched a one-stop shop for multiple cannabis brands. In today’s medical market and in the future recreational market, Tweed Main Street will offer established brands, like Tweed, to age-appropriate customers across the country. Tweed Main Street is an online marketplace that will be available to new entrants, big and small, as more and more producers become licensed for cannabis production.

As it relates to future production needs, Canopy Growth is a diversified cannabis producer. It will continue to place the highest priority on meeting the needs of medical patients, expanding internationally as federal laws permit, and increasing its capacity to serve recreational customers across Canada in the future. With that in mind, widespread capacity expansion is already well underway across the company.

From day one, Canopy Growth has focused on capacity building, brand development and the highest customer care and product quality. These areas will continue to be our focus today and into the future.

Here’s to Future Growth.

About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis company, offering diverse brands and curated cannabis strain varieties in dried and oil extract forms.  Through its wholly‑owned subsidiaries, Canopy Growth operates numerous state-of-the-art production facilities with over half a million square feet of indoor and greenhouse production capacity.  Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names in Canada and abroad.  For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com.

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Buz Investors Alberta government workplace health and safety The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Innovation and Engagement Grants program will provide $667,000 for 33 projects during 2017.

Federal cannabis legislation: Minister Ganley

Federal cannabis legislation: Minister Ganley

BUZ INVESTORS Federal cannabis legislation: Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, made the following statement in response to today’s introduction of federal legislation

BUZ INVESTORS Federal cannabis legislation: Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, made the following statement in response to today’s introduction of federal legislation to legalize, regulate and restrict cannabis:

“While the federal government has made the decision to legalize, many important decisions will be left to the province. These decisions include where cannabis can be sold and where it can be consumed.

“Our government is focused on keeping cannabis out of the hands of children, keeping profits away from criminals, and protecting Alberta’s roads, workplaces and public spaces.




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“The proposed changes to the Criminal Code would bring in stricter penalties for impaired driving related to cannabis. We are encouraged by the federal government’s effort to create a reliable roadside saliva test, and we support this approach.

“As our province adapts to this federal decision, we want to ensure that the views and values of Albertans are reflected in the choices we make. We will be reaching out to gather input and feedback in the coming weeks.

“The health and safety of Albertans is our top priority.”

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Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

PROVINCE INTRODUCES PROPOSED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROTECT SUSTAINABILITY OF PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

 PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

Buz Investors  PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE  The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary reform and bargaining unit restructuring, and guard against tax increases, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“Our government inherited serious financial challenges and unsustainable expenditure growth,” said Friesen.  “It is clear that the status quo is not working and that ignoring the problem for years had put Manitoba on a path toward record deficits that threatened our province’s ability to sustain frontline services for Manitobans.”




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In seven of the past eight years, expenditures in Manitoba have exceeded revenues by a significant amount, leaving Manitoba on track to nearly double the province’s deficit to $1.7 billion by 2019, Friesen noted.

The minister noted the proposed legislation is part of a multi-faceted and ongoing approach to ensure the sustainability of front-line services across the public sector.  Early efforts focused on a complete reorganization of government departments and reducing the size of cabinet.  The next step involved a more responsive and effective management approach, to reduce a top-heavy structure initially in the civil service through streamlining and consolidation, a process that now continues across the broader public sector, Friesen said.

The minister noted Manitoba’s government continues to focus on sustaining and improving front-line services through greater consistency and certainty around public sector compensation costs while at the same time enabling better and more consistent patient care.  This legislation follows extensive pre-budget consultations with Manitobans and continuing dialogue with union leaders, he noted.  Other consultative work nears completion, through expert reviews of both Manitoba’s fiscal situation and the province’s health-care sustainability objectives.

Proposed new legislation called the public services sustainability act would:
• respect existing collective bargaining agreements and support meaningful collective bargaining;
• establish a rolling four-year sustainability period, beginning at the expiration of existing collective agreements, which establishes a framework for future increases to public sector compensation levels and fee payments for physicians that would set out limits on increases as follows:
– in the first two years of the sustainability period, unionized and non-unionized public sector employees receive no pay increase;
– in the third year, a maximum increase of 0.75 percent; and
– in the fourth year, a maximum increase of 1.0 percent.
• encourage employers and unions to jointly find ongoing cost savings which can be returned to Manitoba citizens; and
• adopt a balanced and measured approach, by:
– retaining increases resulting from promotions and periodic or performance-based increases within an established pay range;
– not affecting pensions; and
– not imposing wage rollbacks or unpaid days off.

The minister indicated the legislation would apply to an estimated 120,000 employees, bargaining unit employees and non-represented employees of: the government and its agencies, health organizations, financial reporting organizations, child and family service authorities and agencies, universities, colleges, independent offices, the legislative assembly, political staff and school divisions/districts.  The four-year sustainability period, and the percentage limits on pay increases for employees during that period, would also apply to physicians and other health professionals who receive payments under The Health Services Insurance Act, he noted.

Judges, judicial justices of the peace and masters, as well as other levels of government, including municipalities, would not be included within the scope of the legislation.

“Our government has been engaged for many weeks in a dialogue with union leadership and we remain committed to meaningful consultation with organized labour,” said Friesen.  “While we have not been able to agree on all issues, we have listened and considered the views of all those around the table.  We believe this legislation is a fair compromise that will allow us to achieve the sustainability of services that Manitobans expect through greater expenditure management, while preserving respect for the collective bargaining process.”

Accompanying legislation is also being introduced which would enable the restructuring of bargaining units to improve patient care while ongoing discussions with health-care unions continue, Goertzen said.

“There are currently more than 180 different bargaining units and collective agreements in the health-care sector,” said Goertzen.  “This reality adds administrative burdens and makes it challenging to ensure integrated, quality care for patients across our province’s health-care system.  The proposed legislation sets out a framework for us to significantly reduce the number of bargaining units and increase the flexibility necessary to improve the quality and consistency of patient care across Manitoba.  Our ongoing discussions with unions will continue, as we mutually explore additional opportunities for further improvements.”

Minister Goertzen noted the proposed legislation would enable changes that could be phased in over time, and emphasized that following the completion of the Health System Sustainability and Innovation Review and further discussions with health-care unions, additional information could be taken into consideration.

Proposed new legislation called the health sector bargaining unit review act would include:
• appointing a commissioner to oversee bargaining unit restructuring;
• designating employers organizations to enable the streamlining of bargaining units within each region and in particular, within the Winnipeg health region, which currently has 113 bargaining units;
• designating an employer bargaining representative with exclusive jurisdiction to bargain in order to ensure consistency in collective bargaining across all employers organizations and provincewide health employers including Diagnostic Services Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba;
• reducing the number of bargaining units from 182 to less than 50 and set out relevant factors to be considered – beginning with operational efficiency and the promotion of health-care delivery – to ensure employees are grouped within the appropriate bargaining unit;
• enabling employees to choose which bargaining agent will represent them by requiring fair and democratic representation votes to be held where there is more than one union eligible;
• allowing seniority and service recognition to be portable, from the existing bargaining unit to the new bargaining unit, and ensure that changes in bargaining units would not constitute termination of employment;
• defining the appropriate bargaining units for each region and each provincewide health employer; nurses, physicians, medical residents, physician assistants and clinical assistants, professional/technical/paramedical employees, facility support employees and community support employees; and
• setting out a process for concluding a revised collective agreement.

“Pay and benefits represent approximately 73 percent of the province’s total health budget,” said Goertzen.  “When you take into consideration the fact that the health budget makes up nearly half of Manitoba’s total provincial budget it is obvious that we have a unique opportunity before us to work together to improve patient care while ensuring the long-term sustainability of our province’s health-care system for all Manitobans.”

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Buz Investors Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada

PROVINCE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ENSURE AFFORDABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

Students in Manitoba Would Continue to Have
Western Canada’s Most Affordable Tuition:  Wishart

Buz Investors Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada

Buz Investors  Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada and ensure the long-term sustainability of the province’s post-secondary institutions, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today.

“Our priority is ensuring Manitoba students have access to affordable, high-quality education at post-secondary institutions close to home,” said Wishart.  “Students want a post-secondary education that will allow them to develop the skills they need to secure rewarding careers upon graduation.  Our government is taking steps to ensure that Manitoba universities are able to provide a quality education while keeping tuition rates the lowest in Western Canada.”




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The proposed advanced education administration amendment act would:
• maintain Manitoba’s average tuition fees as the lowest of those charged among western provinces;
• enable universities to set tuition at rates that better reflect the cost of delivering programs;
• removes the unnecessary processes to review course-related fees, which the minister noted is an onerous provision that has not demonstrated value;
• allow the provincial government to deduct a portion of the grants to universities, if the average tuition fees in Manitoba are not the lowest among western provinces; and
• provide for a maximum permitted increase for tuition fees, set out as follows:
 – tuition fee increases to be limited to an annual rate of no more than five per cent plus the Consumer Price Index.

Wishart noted the proposed changes would come into effect for the 2018-19 academic year.  Tuition at Manitoba’s colleges and any college-level programming offered by universities is regulated through policy set by the minister.  He noted the province intends to amend this policy to reflect the proposed changes at the university level and maintain Manitoba’s average college tuition fees as the lowest among western provinces.  Additionally, the legislation would exclude tuition charged by the Canadian Mennonite University, a private degree-granting institution.  This provision is identical to the existing tuition legislation, he said.

The average arts and science tuition in Manitoba post-secondary institutions is the third lowest in Canada and well below the national average.  Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions have all told government the current tuition cap creates a major constraint on their financial sustainability, the minister said.

The proposed changes would achieve a balance between protecting the affordability of post-secondary education in Manitoba and reducing the administrative burden on universities associated with the annual process of tuition and fee approvals through government.  In addition, the new framework would help ensure Manitoba students receive high-quality education, now and into the future, the minister said.

The Manitoba government previously announced an increase in provincial funding available directly to Manitoba post-secondary students through the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative.  Provincial investments now totalling $6.75 million in 2017-18, will result in up to $20 million in scholarships and bursaries going directly to students each year, promoting affordable and accessible post-secondary education for more students throughout the province, the minister said.

“Our government is taking steps to keep Manitoba tuition the lowest in Western Canada while also providing additional support directly to post-secondary students,” said Wishart.  “We are committed to ensuring that Manitoba students receive the supports they need to achieve success on the path to graduation and beyond.”

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