Ontario

Image: 
Wed
26
Feb

Ontario’s greenhouse growers ready for big season

Isaak Fast, head grower and general manager of Pure Hot House Foods Inc.’s Leamington greenhouse, attends to tomato plants. A new crop of more than 265,000 plants was delivered to the facility in early January, says Chris Veillon, chief marketing officer. ( Courtesy Pure Hot House Foods Inc. )

Greenhouse growers in Ontario are gearing up for what they hope will be another stellar season, said Joe Sbrocchi, general manager of the Leamington-based Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association.

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.

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

Thu
20
Feb

Waterloo, Ont. finally has access to local, legal weed

Well over a year after cannabis legalization took effect in Canada, Waterloo, Ont. region’s first licensed cannabis store is finally open for business.

Fri
14
Feb

Smoking cannabis may not be healthier than tobacco, according to new research from McMaster

There may be a host of ways to consume cannabis, from edibles to vape pens. But for two thirds of Canadians, smoking is still the most popular. Joints, pipes and bongs are so firmly entrenched in the culture of cannabis that it’s unlikely we’ll see a significant decline, even as more forms of cannabis are legally introduced.

But what is it doing to people’s lungs?

There’s a widely held belief that a joint isn’t as harmful as a cigarette because it’s more “natural.” Many people think tobacco and cigarettes as being laced with chemicals and really, how could smoking a dried flower be as bad as that?

Wed
12
Feb

Ontario man, who wants to switch to cannabis from opioids, has his application denied by WSIB

An Ontario man wants to switch to medical cannabis from prescription opioids — he has been taking cannabis for pain management over the past two decades. But the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will have nothing to do with it and has denied his application.

The man, known as Al, started consuming prescription opioids to manage pain caused by a serious workplace accident that left him disabled and in constant pain that refuses to go away even after eight surgeries.

Tue
11
Feb

Pot drinks at the bar? Ontario to consult on cannabis consumption lounges

Ontario launched a consultation process Monday to solicit input about potentially permitting cannabis consumption in lounges, outdoor festivals and concerts across the province.

The provincial government said it is collecting feedback now to explore future policies that could result in a more open cannabis market, although no changes to existing legislation are expected and there is no timeline provided on when a decision could be made. Any new legislation tabled by the Ontario government is also expected to leave smoke-free laws intact, meaning that there would be no public indoor smoking or vaping permitted in the province.

Tue
11
Feb

People in Ontario will get a say in where they can consume cannabis — to a degree

If you imagined that legalizing cannabis would mean weed-infused menus in restaurants, smoking and vaping spaces at music festivals or above-board lounges, now’s the time to share your vision with the Ontario government.

From Feb. 10 to March 10, 2020, the province is inviting feedback from the public about cannabis consumption establishments and special occasion permits. The community consultations could inform how and where you can consume pot socially.

Mon
10
Feb

Most cannabis consumers ‘struggle to understand’ THC numbers on edibles packaging, Ont. study finds

A picture is worth 1,000 words when it comes to cannabis.

A study of 870 Canadians between the ages of 16 and 30 at the University of Waterloo found that most participants reading edible labels still did not know whether the product contained a high or low level of THC.

Wed
05
Feb

Ontario Cannabis Store aims to help customers spot retail fakes, steer them away from illicit market

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) wants to help customers find the real deal.

Pointing out that it isn’t always easy to tell if the person selling you pot is legit, the provincial cannabis retailer is offering up some tips on its website to help confused consumers keep on the straight and narrow.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ontario