LOS ANGELES - Five men have been charged with murder following a deadly explosion at an illegal drug lab in a Los Angeles in September that killed a man who worked with them, authorities announced Thursday.
For at least two months the defendants and the victim operated a lab in Chatsworth, in the San Fernando Valley, where they extracted the high-inducing chemical THC from cannabis plants to create a highly potent concentrate known as hash oil or honey oil, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said in a statement. The extraction process is dangerous and often involves butane, an odourless gas that easily ignites.
MONTREAL - Quebec will have the toughest age restrictions on cannabis in the country starting next year, but many are warning the tougher measures won't have the desired effect the provincial government is trying to achieve.
QUEBEC - The Quebec government has passed the most restrictive cannabis law in the country, voting to ban the consumption of marijuana in most public areas and to raise the legal age from 18 to 21 years.
REGINA - Saskatchewan plans to lift the lid on legal cannabis sales to help meet consumer demand.