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Mon
02
Mar

Buyer Beware — Product Fraud Is Alive And Well In The Cannabis Industry

There are plenty of legitimate operators who actually want to help the industry get over these growing pains, create good and safe products, and beat down the illicit market.

It’s been pretty clear over the last year that not everyone has been in the cannabis business to build a thriving new cash crop industry. The stories of startups making claims about growth and sales, enticing investors, then bailing with millions in ill-gotten gains, have become part of the early history of this industry. Business fraud seems almost endemic right now.

Fri
28
Feb

Is Social Acceptance Of Marijuana Closer Than We Think?

The stigma surrounding weed still exists. But it’s the simple fact that recreational consumption has now come to some of the most populous states in the country that attitudes are changing. 

Ah, the good old days. Remember?

Even just a few years ago, you could fire up that joint, or activate that vape, and suddenly you were the person at the party who everybody shunned, even in states where recreational consumption was legal. The smell of marijuana wafting through the kitchen of a host’s house could get you kicked out.

Fri
28
Feb

Vape retailer says coronavirus outbreak will hit cannabis industry

As the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on global stock markets, one company says the unfolding crisis is bound to hit the cannabis industry.

California online vape retailer ProVape said Wednesday the coronavirus is creating issues for industry around the world as Chinese vape manufacturers are being shut down due to their government’s quarantine of millions of people.

The factory shutdowns mean shipments from China of vape hardware such as coils and batteries have dwindled to a “frightening number,” ProVape said.

Fri
28
Feb

Cannabis edibles are leading Canada’s cannabis market in 2020

Cannabis edibles and drinkables are already leading Canada’s legal cannabis market in 2020.

It has now been more than a year since cannabis was legalised in Canada, and while 2019 sales fell short of most expectations, 2020 is in a much better position to succeed. In October 2019, cannabis edibles were made available to patients and the public.

Fri
28
Feb

Edmonton could be a leader for cannabis cafes and lounges, advocates say

Gummies, chocolate, tea and sparkling water have been on the shelves of cannabis retail stores since the beginning of the year but now advocates of edibles are pushing governments to sanction social venues where people can share these products in public. 

Retailers made the case for cannabis lounges and cafes to Edmonton city council's community and public services committee Wednesday. 

Edmonton could be a leader in the up-and-coming industry, suggested Nathan Mison, Fire & Flower's vice president of government and stakeholder relations.

"Edmonton and Alberta have a real opportunity if they show the progressive capability of moving it forward," Mison said. 

Wed
26
Feb

Millennials Are Fueling The Cannabis Economy

Among other things, millennials communicate and learn quickly, which makes them more flexible and prone to changes than older generations.

Wed
26
Feb

Canada's Marijuana Sales Topped $110 Million in a Month for the First Time

One year ago, marijuana stocks were about the hottest investment on Wall Street. Today, they're considered an investment that some wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.

The expectation had long been that Canadian pot sales would skyrocket as soon adult-use weed received the green light in licensed dispensaries. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned, with persistent supply issues keeping product off retail shelves, thereby allowing the black market to thrive.

Wed
26
Feb

Opening a legal cannabis storefront looks different today than it did a year ago

The velvet rope was in place, red carpet rolled out and balloons were even blowing in the wind along with banners announcing the opening of Tokyo Smoke's latest storefront Monday.

But unlike the province's first legal cannabis outlet openings nearly a year ago, which were met with crowds of customers lineup up out the door, the response to Stoney Creek's first shop was significantly more subdued.

Inside the spotless store, black-sweatered staff members eager to share their knowledge mingled with the people who trickled in about half an hour after it first opened its doors.

Tue
25
Feb

After Baby And Beyond: How CBD And Marijuana Can Help New Moms

Known to have a positive effect on the reduction of inflammation, CBD oils and tinctures can offer moms benefits they may not know of. 

Tue
25
Feb

How will marijuana use affect us when we're older?

What effect does marijuana have on the aging body? In partnership with the National Institute of Health, the University of Iowa plans to find out with a first-of-its-kind research project.

Neurologist and radiologist Dr. Thorsten Rudroff, whose background includes a PhD in neurophysiology and a degree in physical therapy, is heading up the study. Exploring cognition, motor function, balance and other elements of the human body, Thorsten  believes the time has come to “find out if medical marijuana increases this risk of cognitive issues and which products with higher or lower THC content, are safe to use.”

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