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CANADA STOCKS-Cannabis stocks lead TSX higher at open as 'Cannabis 2.0' kicks off

Oct 17(Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose at open on Thursday, in broad-based gains, led by cannabis stocks as legalization of marijuana derivatives including edibles and beverages took effect.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.08 points, or 0.18%, at 16,456.26. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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