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Mon
30
Aug

Wabi Sabi Brands Announces Successful Health Canada Sales Amendment and Product Launch

WABI SABI BRANDS LTD. (the “Company” or “Wabi Sabi”), an Alberta-based manufacturer of fine cannabis edible confections, is excited to announce that Health Canada amended Wabi Sabi’s standard processing licence, now allowing the Company to sell edible cannabis, cannabis topicals, and cannabis extracts.“Our whole Wabi Sabi team is delighted that Health Canada granted us the right to sell our premium chocolates to consumers across the country,” stated Todd Pringle, President & CEO of Wabi Sabi. “While we have exciting innovation plans for other edibles and topicals, we are currently focused on increasing our production to meet the expected demand for our two initial products, White Chocolate Creamy Caramel and Milk Chocolate Cookies & Cream.

Fri
27
Aug

AHS warns about consuming edibles safely

cannabis edibles

Alberta Health Services is looking to ensure Albertans are consuming edible cannabis safely.

Edible cannabis products, aka edibles, contain cannabinoids that one eats or drinks, which is a chemical compound found in cannabis that can alter your mind and body when consumed.

They also recommended that edibles be properly labelled, stored in child-resistant containers and stored out of sight and reach of pets and children.

Fri
20
Aug

Canada’s cannabis legalization has not resulted in more stoned teens: study

group of teens sitting together looking out over water

“With such categorical fears now shown to be largely unfounded, this should provide the basis to move forward on more nuanced grounds.”

Widespread fears that legalization of recreational weed in Canada would put pot in the hands of children and ravage the country’s youth have shown to be unfounded, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry.

Wed
18
Aug

Cannabis market still figuring itself out

young marijuana plant starting to grow

The three-year anniversary of Canada legalizing cannabis is quickly approaching, and leading into legalization there were many predictions from all sides.

Some predicted an increase in driving under the influence, not being able to breathe while walking down the street, or children getting their hands on cannabis easier than ever.

Other discussions would centre around the economic viability of cannabis retail stores. How many could Medicine Hat sustain? Will stores be able to compete with the grey market? How would product quality be?

Giving and Receiving store owner Ryan Bartsoff says a lot has changed since opening his store in early 2019.

Mon
16
Aug

Family and friends mourn death of teen who inspired families to explore cannabis for seizures

CALGARY -- The death of 15-year-old Mia Wilkinson has rocked her family and friends, the teen girl passed away suddenly on August 12.

“It really hits home and it's gut wrenching,” said Kendra Myhre, a long-time friend of the family.

“I am so upset and hurt and devastated.”

Mia was diagnosed with Ohtahara syndrome when she was a baby, which causes her to have severe seizures and sometimes she could have up to 100 episodes every day. When Mia was about seven years old, her mom Sarah explored cannabis oil and it changed Mia’s life.

Since then, Sarah has worked to educate and counsel other families about the benefits of cannabis for children who suffer from severe seizures.

Mon
09
Aug

Puffed out! Canada's legalized weed business flops

Canada's legal weed market has been struggling since legalization in 2018 

Mon
09
Aug

High Tide Continues Growth with New Calgary Cannabis Store

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), a retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and distribution of consumption accessories, announced today that the Canna Cabana retail store located at 920 36th Street NE in Calgary, Alberta, has begun selling recreational cannabis products for adult use. This opening represents High Tide's 91st branded retail location across Canada selling recreational cannabis products and consumption accessories.

Wed
04
Aug

Atlas Growers welcomes Pasqua First Nation as major shareholder, announces plans for traditional medicines-driven cannabis product

Pasqua First Nation becomes major shareholder and will collaborate closely with Atlas on first-of-its-kind Indigenous brand and product line

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Biotechnologies Inc. ("Atlas" or "the company") strengthens partnership with the PFN Group of Companies ("Pasqua First Nation" or "PFN") through strategic investment and the upcoming launch of a wellness brand that combines cannabis with traditional Indigenous healing medicines.

Wed
28
Jul

Starting today, Albertans can purchase cannabis pre-rolls for the suggested retail price of $1

A new promotion from cannabis marketing company A Higher Level of Thought (AHLOT) will give Albertans the chance to sample pre-roll joints from Grizzlers, a legacy brand turned legal, for just $1.

The sampling program, which begins today, could soon roll out in other provinces as well, says AHLOT CEO Greg Pantelic.

Customers can purchase a single 0.5-gram Grizzlers pre-roll from licensed retailers in Alberta and Pantelic says the company is working to offer products from other licensed producers at a “sample friendly price point.”

“It’s somewhat like Costco on a Saturday afternoon, where you’re able to try some free samples. And, if you like it, you can pick up the full size, as well,” says Pantelic. “That’s what we’ve tried to do.”

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