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Where's the weed? Canada still struggles with pot shortage

Cannabis shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada four months ago. Provincial distributors blamed producers and federal regulators. One expert says the shortage could last five years.

Higher pot prices driving Canadians to black market

Ottawa - Canadians are paying nearly 50 percent more for their legal cannabis when compared to illegal sources, according to an analysis of price quotes by Statistics Canada on Wednesday.

Canada's hasty roll out of legal pot — Gift to the black market?

Ottawa - Canada's roll out of its legal marijuana market has been a political victory for the Liberal government but with shortages of cannabis for sale at retailers — almost from day one — it has been a gift to illegal sellers.

Canada has a legal pot problem — there's not enough weed

The cannabis shortages currently plaguing many Canadian provinces are driven by regulatory and production missteps, both predictable and inevitable, according to industry insiders.

Pipeline explosion leaves parts of B.C. with natural gas shortage

Vancouver - British Columbia may experience natural gas shortages for months and well into the winter, and such shortages could grow if colder weather takes hold before repairs are complete on the pipeline that exploded on October 5.

Shortages in U.K. food supply are now part of Brexit conversation

Britain’s prolonged heatwave will impact food supplies later this year and would exacerbate any disruption caused by a hard Brexit, an industry lobby group warned on Wednesday.

Prescription drug shortages — A problem affecting many countries

In both Canada and the United States, common drugs needed for patient care are becoming increasingly hard to find — being either discontinued or back-ordered, creating a public health crisis.

LNG shortages possible by mid-2020s without new investments

More than $200 billion of investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) is needed to meet a boom in demand by 2030, Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s top LNG trader, said on Monday.

Children and adults who rely on ADD drugs hurt by shortages

Washington - It's not just junkies and college kids who are being hurt by shortages of ADD drugs. Now, it's children and adults relying on the pills to stay focused and calm who are suffering without them. The FDA blames the quotas set by Drug Enforcement.

Truckers Strike Set to Hit South African Holidaymakers

The strike by the South African Truckers and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) is beginning to bite hard, with worse to come tomorrow.

Emergency Camps in Kenya Face Crucial Shortages

The number of people in Kenya who have become internally displaced is growing almost daily and the seven camps set up to provide them with shelter and food are facing serious shortages.

Helium Shortage Causes Concern

The word 'Helium' makes us think of weddings, birthdays and a host of other kinds of parties, but the truth is that although Helium is the second-most-plentiful element in our universe, it's suddenly in short supply. What isn't, is the climbing costs.

Gas and Oil Shortages Will Happen Within Five Years

Have you ever stopped to consider what will happen if we run out of gas and oil? Shortages may be a reality within five years according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Consumers will notice the scarcity in as little as two years.

Update: CN workers make agreement with company

In an effort to save-face and not be legislated back to work by the Canadian government, CN Rail and the unions that represent the workers made a deal on Saturday.

CN Rail workers ordered back to work by federal government

Ottawa has tabled legislation ordering twenty-eight hundred striking CN Rail workers back to work.

Quebec communities find innovative cure for doctor shortages

Small towns are finding it hard to keep their doctors, so they found a way to lure them to the communities.

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FDA says the number of drug shortages has nearly tripled over the last six years.
FDA says the number of drug shortages has nearly tripled over the last six years.

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