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Tue
25
Feb

Marijuana Use Among Seniors Is Growing Fast

A new study says there’s been a 75% increase in seniors who consume marijuana.

Between 2015 and 2018, the number of seniors over the age of 65 who smoked cannabis or consumed edibles increased by 75%, making them the fastest growing group of cannabis consumers in America.

Published in the Journal of the American Medial Association, the study shows that the increase in cannabis consumption is more pronounced in women, especially in those with higher incomes and higher levels of education.

Tue
25
Feb

Meta Growth plans rapid Ontario cannabis store expansion

As the Ontario government opens up its cannabis retail market, Meta Growth Corp. (TSXV: META) says it’s gearing up for rapid expansion.

The Toronto-based pot retailer announced Monday that it received approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for a general cannabis retail licence.

The new licence gives Meta Growth a chance to dramatically increase its Ontario retail footprint beyond the one store it currently operates in downtown Toronto.

Tue
25
Feb

‘Wild west on vaping products’: 50,000 Alberta teens used it within 30 days shows health survey

Roughly 50,000 school-age children in Alberta have dabbled in vaping within a 30-day period, shows a new survey that has sparked renewed calls for stricter legislation.

“It is the wild west on vaping products,” said Les Hagen, with Action on Smoking and Health, on Monday. “The federal and provincial governments have had a lot of time to act. They were kind of looking at each other, wondering who would move first but unfortunately, in the meantime, all of these marketing firms and vaping companies moved in and decided to create a youth epidemic.”

Tue
25
Feb

'The government doesn't know how to sell drugs': Does Nova Scotia really need more cannabis stores?

For Michelle, driving to the closest provincially regulated cannabis store isn’t worth the gas money. Her closest option is nearly 70 kilometres from her home in Lawrencetown, N.S., a village of 668 people. 

“We started growing just because of where we’re situated,” said Michelle, who asked to keep her last name private. “It’s not convenient to go to the NSLC, and I found the quality just wasn’t there for what you’re paying.” Before that, she bought from a “backyard dealer” who also grew his own. 

Mon
24
Feb

Canadian Teenagers Stopped Smoking Weed After Legalization

A new report from Statistics Canada adds to a growing body of evidence that marijuana legalization dissuades adolescent use.

It would be wrong to state that marijuana legalization causes a drop in teenage use, due to a lack of rigorous scientific studies on the matter. A coloration is developing, however. According to a new report from Statistics Canada, teenage use of cannabis has declined following adult-use legalization in the country.

Fri
21
Feb

Teen cannabis use is on the decline, while adult use is increasing overall: StatsCan

Legalization seems to have put a damper on teens’ enthusiasm for cannabis consumption, perhaps indicating yet again that the best way to discourage teens from doing something is to get their parents into it.

While cannabis use has increased in almost all age demographics across Canada since federal legalization came into force in October 2018, teenagers saw consumption decline, according to new numbers released by Statistics Canada.

Fri
21
Feb

Are CBD-Infused Beverages The Next Big Thing?

The trend of infusing various beverages continues to grow, but to know if you want to sell these types of products in your shop, you first need to understand the trends and why they appeal to consumers.

For the last few years, consumers have been gravitating towards edibles. This is true for both the THC and CBD markets, and it applies to all age ranges. It also includes more than just food, with CBD beverages making up for a large part of the market demand.

Fri
21
Feb

Prices at the Ontario Cannabis Store have decreased dramatically since legalization

Prices of hundreds of cannabis products at Ontario’s provincially owned online retail store have decreased dramatically since legalization, a result of rising cannabis supply and a proliferation of product offerings from producers.

“To date, more than 200 product price decreases have been made on dried cannabis, pre-rolls, oils and capsules as well as accessories,” the Ontario Cannabis Store revealed in a statement this week.

According to the OCS, more than 160 price drops came in the dried flower category and approximately 40 in the extract category, which includes products such as cannabis oils and gel capsules

Fri
21
Feb

What Is CBG And How Does It Differ From CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD products have hit shelves in droves since Congress made hemp legal with the 2018 Farm Bill. Derived from the hemp plant, advocates herald CBD as a potentially strong treatment for issues such as inflammation and pain management.

But what if there was a cannabinoid that did the job even better?

That’s the claim, by some, for cannabigerol or CBG. According to New Jersey.com, CBG has been called “a better anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety treatment than CBD or marijuana,” partly because it’s less likely to make the user groggy or paranoid.

Thu
20
Feb

How Safe Do Consumers Really Feel After Recent Vaping Illness?

While the majority of consumers report feeling “safe” using vaping products, Google searches for “quit vaping” dramatically spiked at height of EVALI outbreak.

Though new cases continue to be reported, the outbreak of E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) has steadily declined since initial reports surfaced last July. As of February 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there have been 2,758 hospitalized cases of EVALI resulting in 64 deaths. Cases were found in all 50 states, but its spread peaked in September of last year.

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