Canada

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canadian
canuck
ontario
newfoundland
PEI
nova scotia
new brunswick
quebec
manitoba
sasketchewan
alberta
BC
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22
Mar

The fast-growing cannabis industry has a big pollution problem

These are heady times for the cannabis industry.

Countries from Mexico to Norway are taking concrete steps towards decriminalizing the drug.

The biggest prize of all is the American market, where cannabis is now broadly legal in 15 states, and analysts believe the dominoes will keep falling.

With that liberalization of pot laws comes increased investment – but also a greater focus on the environmental cost of cultivation.

Fri
19
Mar

Canadian cannabis companies cheer SAFE Banking Act reintroduction in U.S. House

Canadian cannabis companies are cheering the reintroduction of the SAFE Banking Act to the U.S. House of Representatives today.

The act proposes offering safe harbour to financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, who provide services to cannabis businesses and has long been seen as helpful for Canadian pot companies looking to expand to the U.S.

The National Cannabis Industry Association says the bill was previously approved by the house in a 321-103 vote in September 2019 and then headed to the senate, but didn't move forward and had to be tabled again because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu
18
Mar

Canopy Growth Signs Up For $750 Million Loan

Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGC) announced that it has entered into a credit agreement with Funds advised by King Street Capital Management, L.P. Under the Credit Agreement, the company has raised a $750 million in a senior secured term loan. Canopy also said it has the ability to obtain up to an additional $500 million of incremental senior secured debt pursuant to the Credit Agreement.

Thu
18
Mar

'This approach to labelling is misleading Canadian cannabis consumers'

The CEO of B.C.-based licenced producer Pure Sunfarms is sounding the alarm about potency labelling practices among Canadian cannabis companies.

In a blog posted on LinkedIn, Mandesh Dosanjh says that some producers are taking a ‘static’ approach to labelling products, and the THC and CBD values displayed on the products may not be accurate for each individual batch.

Tue
16
Mar

Legalizing recreational weed has not reduced youth use as expected, Canadian study finds

Canada legalized recreational cannabis more than two years ago, but the passage of time has not translated into the anticipated lower use among young people, notes an evaluation of study data involving 100,000-plus youths.

“High prevalence of youth cannabis use in this sample remains a concern,” notes the pre-proof study recently published online in Preventive Medicine Reports, an open access companion journal to Preventive Medicine. “These data suggest that the Cannabis Act has not yet led to the reduction in youth cannabis use envisioned in its public health approach,” write authors from Ontario and Quebec

Tue
16
Mar

Health Canada probing cannabis labelling amid Canopy Growth potency complaint

Health Canada is investigating complaints alleging inaccurately-labelled potency levels for some products sold by licensed pot producers, including industry leader Canopy Growth Corp. 

The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis producer was called out by a rival in a complaint submitted to Health Canada's Cannabis Compliance Directorate last month. According to a copy of the document obtained by BNN Bloomberg, the complaint centres on sales of Canopy’s TWD brand that displays a flat 20-per-cent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) potency for 18 separate batches of its cannabis products. 

Mon
15
Mar

Almost two years on, only 395 people have been pardoned under program meant to clear weed possession records

Fewer than 400 people have successfully been pardoned for cannabis possession offences despite a new federal program introduced almost two years ago that was aimed at doing precisely that.

Citing figures from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC), CTV News reports that officials have granted 395 pardons under the program up until Mar. 21, 2021. More people have applied for pardons — 251 more, in fact — but these have been rejected for reasons ranging from ineligibility to incompleteness, according to the PBC.

Fri
12
Mar

Growing cannabis at home: how COVID-19 has fuelled a boom around the world

Back in the days when “skunk” was mainly associated with Pepé Le Pew and hydroponics was a way of improving cucumbers, most of the UK’s cannabis supply was imported from places such as Morocco and Lebanon. This changed in the past two or three decades in the UK and many other countries as organised criminal gangs set up growing operations closer to home.

Fri
12
Mar

Almost two years on, only 395 people have been pardoned under program meant to clear weed possession records

Fewer than 400 people have successfully been pardoned for cannabis possession offences despite a new federal program introduced almost two years ago that was aimed at doing precisely that.

Citing figures from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC), CTV News reports that officials have granted 395 pardons under the program up until Mar. 21, 2021. More people have applied for pardons — 251 more, in fact — but these have been rejected for reasons ranging from ineligibility to incompleteness, according to the PBC.

Wed
10
Mar

What can marijuana be laced with and how to recognize laced weed?

 

No one has ever died from using marijuana. In fact, cannabis has helped countless numbers of people cope with anxietydepression, epilepsy, and many other conditions and symptoms.

Laced weed, however, is a completely different story.

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