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Wed
06
Oct

Marijuana seizures at the Michigan-Canada border are booming. Here’s why.

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They hit the throttle and sped through pitch-black water. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers spotted a vessel of some sort in the distance, near the uninhabited Celeron Island in the Detroit River at 2:35 a.m., June 5, 2020.

Wed
06
Oct

Eight-year-old rushed to hospital after consuming cannabis edibles

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An eight-year-old Woodstock child ate a large quantity of cannabis gummies over the weekend. The child was rushed to hospital and was in stable condition. Woodstock police wanted to remind people who consume cannabis, particularly edibles such as gummies or other sweets, to be mindful of safe storage away from children. Police encourage adults to safely store any alcohol and cannabis products out of reach or behind locked doors to ensure children do not consume them by mistake.

Tue
05
Oct

False advertising that leads to illness

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 Alain Vadeboncoeur had been fighting for more than a year to have advertisements using his photo without consent removed. But the fraudulent ads recently reached a new high: a septuagenarian was intoxicated after consuming cannabis jujubes. She was convinced that the “candies” were approved and recommended by the renowned Quebecois doctor.

The woman bought the bear-shaped gummies containing CBD, a compound naturally found in cannabis, after seeing an internet ad earlier this month. The website claimed that the colourful treats relieved chronic pain. Alain Vadeboncoeur’s name and photo were linked to the misleading advertising.

Tue
05
Oct

More than $1 million in cannabis products seized in Kanata, Carleton Place

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Police have seized more than one million dollars’ worth of illegal cannabis products after searches in Kanata and Carleton Place.

The searches last week of an industrial plant on Emily Street in Carleton Place and a home on Huntsman Crescent in Kanata uncovered more than 700 cannabis plants and 88 kilograms of processed cannabis, OPP said Monday.

Police also found cannabis shake, resin, edibles, thousands of dollars in cash and growing equipment. Four Ottawa residents are facing drug charges in relation to the seizures. They are all due in court next month.

Tue
05
Oct

Aurora Cannabis shares lift as net losses improve, while Lightspeed Commerce shares tumble on rising U.S. 10-year yield. Here are the past week’s winners and losers

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Aurora Cannabis released its fiscal 2021 results on Monday with a decline in revenues to $245 million, from $269 million the prior year. Operating expenses decreased to $283 million, from $466 million in 2020, which resulted in an improvement in the company’s net loss to $695 million, from $3.3 billion the prior year. Aurora Cannabis produces, distributes and sells cannabis and cannabis-related products around the world with brands such as Aurora, San Rafael ’71 and CanniMed, to list a few.

 

Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE.TO) +1.8%

Mon
04
Oct

Justin Bieber breaks into cannabis with Palms partnership on pre-rolled joints

Justin Beiber

Justin Bieber is entering the marijuana market with pre-rolled joints that’s he calling “Peaches,” the name of a song from his most recent album. The Canadian singer is working with a Los Angeles-based company, Palms, on the products. Palms specializes in pre-rolled cannabis products, with its 7-joint packs selling for US$32 at locations in Nevada and California, according to its website. (PHOTO BY MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)

“I’m a fan of Palms and what they are doing by making cannabis approachable and helping to de-stigmatize it — especially for the many people who find it helpful for their mental health,” Bieber said in an emailed statement. A spokeswoman declined to share financial terms of the collaboration.

Fri
01
Oct

Wellington North pauses applications for new cannabis production facilities

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Anyone looking to open a cannabis growing or production operation in Wellington North in the next year is out of luck. The township won’t be taking any new applications until at least the fall of 2022.

Council passed an interim control bylaw prohibiting the establishment of new commercial and medical cannabis production facilities for a one-year period at its Monday meeting. Staff will use the breathing room to undertake a study of potential new rules to regulate where and how the operations can be set up, taking into consideration noise, odour, water usage, security and traffic.

Fri
01
Oct

Rapid Dose Therapeutics Receives Cannabis Sales License from Health Canada

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Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. ("RDT" or the "Company") (CSE: DOSE), a Canadian biotechnology company revolutionizing drug delivery through innovation, today announced the successful receipt of their cannabis sales license from Health Canada following a rigorous application and inspection process. This is in addition to the micro-processing license received November 15, 2019 which has allowed RDT to offer white-label products to multiple Canadian producers.

Fri
01
Oct

Choom Cannabis Co. Announces Hamilton Store Opening

one of Canada’s leading recreational cannabis retailers, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest retail store in Hamilton, ON (2190 Rymal Road East, Unit E-01, Hamilton, ON, L0R 1P0, Canada).

“Today marks the opening of our 3rd location in Ontario, another milestone for the brand”

Choom continues its national retail store expansion with its latest Ontario store. The brand now has 17 operational retail locations across Alberta, Ontario, and B.C. Today’s announcement follows the August opening of the company’s Flagship location in Toronto’s Liberty Village and has plans to open additional locations in B.C. and Ontario over the next few months.

Thu
30
Sep

Inside Southwestern Ontario's first farm-gate marijuana shop

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St. Thomas, there’s a new joint in town.

Sensi Brands Inc., a federally licensed marijuana producer, opened Southwestern Ontario’s first farm-gate retail cannabis store in St. Thomas on Wednesday.(Photo by: Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)

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