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06
Jul

Edmonton-area company set to be Canada's largest producer of cannabis-infused gummies

A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country.

Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city. 

"The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence which we're currently very excited about," said Kristy Skwaruk, Dynaleo's director of people and culture.

The gummy product is a mixture of gelatin, sugar and cannabis oil. The company is banking on a demand for edible cannabis products.

Thu
02
Jul

We ranked Canada's cannabis-friendly provinces from worst to best

Canadians are clearly in love with cannabis, but not all provinces were created equal when it comes to permitting pot. While the historic Cannabis Act applies to all provinces, the rules around distribution and consumption fall to the provinces — and municipalities have some say on it, too.

That’s why for Canada Day, The GrowthOp takes a look at the growing industry from coast-to-coast — crunching the data on price, consumption habits, number of stores, public consumption options and the ability to grow at home — to find out which provinces are rolling out the red carpet for weed and which are still warming up to the country’s second favourite leaf.

Here are our findings.

Wed
01
Jul

Can You Smoke Marijuana While Taking Antibiotics?

There is still much research to be done examining individual medications and how the use of marijuana could change how they work in the body.

It isn’t too common to experience severe side effects with the use of marijuana, according to the Department of Health. But that isn’t to say there aren’t some annoying reactions associated with the plant, such as  red eyes, dry mouth, sedation, and anxiety. 

Wed
01
Jul

What's in a name? Canadians ignoring pot branding, survey finds

It's been almost two years since Canada legalized cannabis and pot producers have spent millions of dollars marketing their wares in the hope that consumers would know their Tweeds from their Trailblazers. 

Most of that money may have been completely wasted, according to a new survey that looks at how well Canadians can identify some of the brands available at legal pot shops across the country. 

The survey, published by Brightfield Group, polled 3,000 Canadians in the first quarter of the year. It found that brand awareness remains low, which is confusing consumers and resulting in "decision fatigue." Roughly two out of every five respondents said they were aware of Canopy Growth Corp.'s Tweed brand, while 17 different brands had less than 20 per cent name awareness.

Tue
30
Jun

Can Weed Help You Win? How Cannabis Influences 5 Different Sports

A lot of athletes take weed. Far more than you know. But when you read that an athlete was suspended for failing a drug test on the news, it is easy to assume that all drugs are bad. To clear the air, two major drugs used by athletes are opioids and cannabis. 

While there are tons of studies that loudly proclaim the negative effects of these drugs, there are just as many that talk about the benefits of cannabis. Pot not only has recreational benefits, but it also has medicinal benefits. 

As a matter of fact, the marijuana industry has grown so much that companies that are involved in marijuana and its derivatives are popping up all around. These companies even have public stocks with tradable shares.

Tue
30
Jun

Cannabis and strokes: Debunking myths and misconceptions

“As these products become increasingly used across the country, getting clearer, scientifically rigorous data is going to be important as we try to understand the overall health effects of cannabis,”

Tue
30
Jun

Forget The Munchies: How Marijuana Can Be An Appetite Suppressant

A little-known cannabinoid called THCV can trigger your brain to eat less and avoid greasy, fatty foods.

Marijuana’s capability as an appetite stimulant is well-documented. And, no, we’re not talking about the “munchies.” We’re referring to its ability to kick-start appetite in potentially life-threatening situations.

Tue
30
Jun

Canada's hidden cannabis gems: A cross-country tour of lesser-known landmarks

The pandemic might have grounded your vacation plans overseas but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore your own country this summer and discover under-the-radar sites ideal for the adventurous Canadian cannabis fan.

That’s why we’re looking beyond the obvious hotspots, like Vancouver’s Vansterdam strip, to list a few hidden gems and lesser-known landmarks for the curious and intrepid traveller.

Perfect for a chill road trip or a fun read in the park, this guide features one notable place to visit in each province, from historical stoner sites to jaw-dropping glassware stores to gorgeous smoke spots.

Here are our picks.

Mon
29
Jun

10 odd facts about marijuana that you probably never knew

From being used as a “truth serum” on World War II prisoners to literally being part of Italy’s air, here are 10 facts about cannabis you’ll be glad you know.

Did Shakespeare write his plays stoned?

“To smoke or not to smoke” was apparently never a conundrum for William Shakespeare, for it seems one of the greatest playwrights and poets of all time didn’t mind a puff or two. In fact, there are chances he could have written his plays stoned!

Mon
29
Jun

Is Marijuana The Next Recovery Revolution For Pro Athletes?

More and more research shows the benefits marijuana has on athletes, and leagues have begun to pay attention.

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