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Mon
09
Mar

Monctonians get educated on legal cannabis

Over 2,000 people visited the Moncton Coliseum on Saturday for Canada's first cannabis consumer event featuring a provincial government-operated cannabis pop-up store.

The consumer-focused event featured interactive exhibits, educational sessions, and product sampling from some of Canada's top cannabis producers. Most of all, it was a chance for over fifteen suppliers to showcase the benefits of legal pot.

"It's a very good opportunity for the city and the province as well to become more open to the cannabis culture," says consumer, Joshua Newbury.

"If we can convert some people from the black market to the legal market, that's obviously a huge win," says Canna Island chief operating officer, Sam Murphy.

Mon
09
Mar

Ontario Cannabis Store generated $4.3 million in sales from cannabis 2.0 products in January

The Ontario Cannabis Store generated approximately $4.3 million in sales from cannabis 2.0 products last month, according to a statement issued by the provincial retailer Friday afternoon. 

$3.77 million came from sales of vape products and an additional $569,000 was generated from sales of edibles for the month of January. 

The figures included sales to retailers across the province and online sales through OCS.ca. 

“Every new product we introduce, every price drop we make and every authorized retail store that opens strengthens the legal marketplace,” says Cheri Mara, chief commercial officer at the OCS. 

There are currently 43 cannabis stores in Ontario, according to the latest update from the Alcohol and Gaming Corporation of Ontario. 

Mon
09
Mar

Ontario Cannabis Store finally releases its annual report… and strategic objectives

Better late than never.

At long last, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has released its annual report, albeit almost a year after the conclusion of the fiscal year that it covers.

The report details the Crown corporation’s “formative actions, financial performance and significant accomplishments” from Apr. 1, 2018 to Mar. 31, 2019 — about six months before adult-use cannabis became federally legal and six months after, respectively.

Fri
06
Mar

Does CBD affect men and women differently?

Specific differences mark a distinction between the two sexes.

Since the basic ones are body, size, and shape, other differences between are a bit more subtle and appear only when we take a chemical and biological look at the two. Such variations make a direct impact with regards to how CBD interact within their bodies. Although hormonal levels are responsible for building the contrast, we shouldn’t forget how hormones of men and women can influence other cannabidiols’ and CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Fri
06
Mar

Parent Advice: How to Talk to Your Teen About Cannabis

Dear parents, it’s about time to break the misconception instilled in our brains by the mainstream media.

Your influence on your teenager supersedes that of social media, friends, teachers, and others! For your kids, you’re the torchbearer. You’re the one they look up to and who they model their behavior after. Never forget that!

When kids reach teenagehood, for most parents, conversations start to become unpleasant, to say the least. Topics such as sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse pop up and become necessary talking points.

Now, because the nature of these types of conversations is touchy, many parents simply decide not to have them.

Fri
06
Mar

Can You Trust CBD Ads On Social Media?

Despite CBD’s wide reaching popularity, purchasing these products requires a good amount of research and care.

Social media is a great place to look for products, because whether it’s Instagram or Facebook, these platforms can easily connect you with stuff you enjoy. There’s also an algorithm that keeps track of your online behavior, showing you products that fit your tastes. As of late, however, social media has become a space filled with ads and sponsored posts. This should make us all think twice before hitting that purchase button, especially when it comes to CBD.

Thu
05
Mar

P.E.I. insurance company will ban coverage unless cannabis home-grow safety is up to snuff

Cultivating homegrown pot on Prince Edward Island? Better check your home insurance first.

A P.E.I.-based insurance company informed policyholders last month that it will refuse coverage for any building and its contents where cannabis is being cultivated, unless the company can ensure it is being grown in a safe manner.

P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company sent mailed letters to policyholders noting that growing cannabis is associated with an increase in risk in commercial and residential buildings alike.

Thu
05
Mar

Hifyre Digital Cannabis Platform Announces Successful Launch of Spark Fastlane Service in Fire & Flower Ontario Stores

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hifyre™ Inc., announced the successful launch of the Spark Perks™ Fastlane™ "click-and-collect" service in Fire & Flower Ontario store locations in Ottawa and Kingston.

Click-and-collect online cannabis ordering and pickup services recently became permissible as a result of a change in the Ontario regulations earlier this year.

Thu
05
Mar

No cannabis, no new cannabis stores: minister admits delays

Yellowknife is still lacking licensed, private cannabis stores – and even, sometimes, any cannabis itself – almost 18 months after the drug's legalization in Canada.

In the NWT, the process of licensing new stores falls to the Department of Finance. On Monday, finance minister Caroline Wawzonek acknowledged the process was taking longer than expected.

"There certainly has been a delay," said Wawzonek.

At the moment, cannabis is only legally sold in the Northwest Territories through government-controlled stores.

The process of allowing business owners to operate private cannabis stores began last spring, when hopeful Yellowknife entrepreneurs were invited to respond to a request for qualifications.

Thu
05
Mar

Why Alberta continues to lose money on legal cannabis

Albertans are among the biggest consumers of legal cannabis in Canada but it may still be several years before the provincial government turns a profit in the industry. 

The Alberta government is expecting to lose around $26 million in the 2019-20 fiscal year and will continue to be in the red the next three years, due to setup, administration and inventory costs. The 2020-21 fiscal year is expected to be even more in the red, with a net loss of $36 million. 

The province wasn't expecting to make money in the first two years; even the previous NDP government had projected to lose about $90 million until 2020-21 when the province expected a net income of $37 million.

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