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Canada deserves praise for legalizing recreational marijuana, but its tight legal framework risks pushing away investors. Legalization or recreational marijuana gives Quebec and all of Canada the potential to grow as a tech hub, writes Derek McCarty.

Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press Montreal’s Parc de Dieppe played host to CannabisFest this week, offering a snapshot of the creative potential surrounding Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Part of a five-day StartupFest, this collection of speakers, investors, media and other interested participants highlighted the infinite opportunities for disruptive businesses to enter emerging markets in Quebec and across Canada. A new class of risk-takers flooded the city, ready to connect and uncover how cannabis entrepreneurs can participate and thrive in a legal market. Opinion: Loosen the laws to help cannabis innovators

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