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Thu
21
Oct

Police seize over 1700 cannabis plants in Burk’s Falls

More than an estimated $1.7 million dollars worth of cannabis plants have been seized by the OPP in Burk’s Falls.

Officers searched a commercial building on High Street on Wednesday and seized 1726 cannabis plants.

Two Toronto men have been charged with: Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling-house, contrary to section 12(6)(a) of the Cannabis Act (CA) and Possession for the purpose of distributing, contrary to section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act.

Both accused were released from police custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday November 25, 2021 in Sundridge.

Thu
21
Oct

Durham Region educators learning about cannabis use, destigmatization

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Cannabis and other substance use can be a difficult subject for teachers to discuss with students. A group of Durham Region school boards are hoping to change that through improved staff training and by working to reduce the stigma. Albert Delitala reports.

Training designed to destigmatize the use of cannabis and other substances is coming to three school boards in Durham Region.

A new training guide, Understanding Substance Use, Stigma and Cannabis Vaping, is being rolled out to select educators within the Durham District School Board (DDSB), the Durham Catholic District School Board, and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

Thu
21
Oct

The Green Organic Dutchman Makes Australian Debut

Canadian cannabis firm The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) is celebrating its first medical cannabis shipment to Australia.

In September last year, TGOD inked a distribution agreement with LeafCann for Australian and New Zealand medical cannabis markets, where LeafCann will be the exclusive supplier of the company’s products in both countries.

While the first products were expected to be available to Australian patients by the end of the first quarter of this year, that didn’t eventuate for whatever reasons – and it’s not hard to think of a few.

In addition to challenges posed by the pandemic, anything related to cannabis tends to get bogged down by red tape.

Still, TGOD seems very happy with the way things have turned out.

Wed
20
Oct

Who will win bragging rights for the Best of Ontario Cannabis?

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Recently we finished our annual Best of the Western Treasure Valley readers’ choice contest, and during the nomination phase, we asked you if there were any categories you think we missed. Well, we had a runaway winner for that award. Overwhelmingly, our readers said they wanted to vote for their favorite cannabis retailers.

When we considered it, we thought it made a lot of sense. After all, it has been well over a year ago when governors across the country declared that cannabis and CBD establishments were essential retailers, and they stayed open. And we got through a very strange year, together. These businesses made our comfort and our relief essential to them, so why wouldn’t we give our readers, neighbors and friends the chance to say thank you?

Wed
20
Oct

Over $22 million in illegal cannabis seized during Niagara Region operation

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Over $22 million worth of product at an unauthorized marijuana grow-op was seized by a joint task force in Niagara Region on Thursday, according to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

On Tuesday, investigators released details of an operation that stopped 181 kilograms of illegal processed cannabis from hitting the market and dismantled 21,000 illegal plants at a pair of greenhouses.

OPP say raids happened at four locations on Oct.14 at two grow-ops and two residences in Vineland and St. Catharines.

Tue
19
Oct

Pipp Horticulture Acquires the GGS Group of Companies

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Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.) (“Pipp”), the leading provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announced today that it has acquired the GGS Group of Companies (“GGS”). Based in Vineland, Ontario, GGS is one of the most recognized names in the Horticulture industry. They have been the leading manufacturer of top quality greenhouses and turnkey greenhouse growing solutions including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems.
 
Tue
19
Oct

Tilray Strengthens Leadership Position in Canada

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Tilray, Inc. ("Tilray" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TLRY; TSX: TLRY) announces the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Blair MacNeil as President, Tilray Canada. In his new role, Blair will drive Tilray’s next stage of growth in Canada and oversee sales, marketing, and operations across medical and adult-use cannabis businesses. Blair will report to Jim Meiers, who has been appointed to Chief Operations Officer, Tilray, Inc.

Tue
19
Oct

Canada’s Cannabis industry hasn’t been the profit maker investors were promised. Here’s how to improve it

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The legal Canadian cannabis industry is about to turn 3, but don’t expect to see a lot of celebration among retailers and producers.

Legal marijuana has not turned out to be the big money maker investors were promised, neither has it produced consistently good products. Every aspect of the cannabis supply chain is a struggle: paper-thin margins; oversaturated retail; limited product innovation; lack of manufacturing efficiencies; and low brand loyalty are just a few of many problems.

Mon
18
Oct

The Cannabis Community’s “Not Done Yet Report Card” Gives Legalization a “D”

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In support of the historic third anniversary of the legalization of adult-use cannabis, the Cannabis Council of Canada (C3), the national organization of Canada’s licensed producers and processors, Cannabis Amnesty, Medical Cannabis Canada* (MCC), and NORML are releasing the “Not Done Yet Report Card.”  The “Not Done Yet Report Card” is an evaluation of cannabis legalization’s successes and challenges based on government objectives, industry outcomes, and cannabis community expectations. Topics covered include keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth, eliminating the illicit market, social justice and equity, access to medical cannabis, and industry viability.

Mon
18
Oct

Drake invests in Toronto-based cannabis company Bullrider

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Months after the end of his partnership with Canopy Growth Corp., Drake is getting back in the Cannabis game.

The rapper has invested in Toronto-based Cannabis company Bullrider, which is co-owned by his longtime friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib.

Bullrider did not reveal the size of Drake’s investment, but said he will act as a partner and strategic advisor.

“I’ve always viewed 40 as the expert when it comes to cannabis,” Drake said in a release.

“I’m very excited to invest, partner, and contribute to setting a new standard for a premium cannabis experience.”

40 credits the brand’s namesake strain, Afghani Bullrider, as a “life-changing product” that has helped him manage his multiple sclerosis symptoms.

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