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Thu
30
Sep

Three charged following discovery of cannabis plants, bud and shake

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Provincial police have made a substantial seizure from an illegal cannabis grow-op.\Members of the Peterborough/Northumberland detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Units, with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team and the Canine Unit, executed a Cannabis Act warrant on County Rd. 22 earlier this week in Alnwick Haldimand Township.

Investigators seized the following items: 1,511 cannabis plants; 1,229 pounds (557 kilograms) of cannabis bud; and 280 pounds (127 kg) of cannabis shake.

As a result of investigation, police charged three individuals with possession of cannabis for purpose of distribution and cultivating illicit cannabis. Those individuals are Philip Nelseon, 54, Saiying Hu, 49, and Guohua Wang, 51.

Wed
29
Sep

Sensi Brands expands again with Ontario’s Newest Cannabis Farm-Gate Retail Store

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Canadian licensed cannabis producer Sensi Brands Inc. (“Sensi Brands” or “SBI”) is pleased to open the doors to Ontario’s newest farm-gate cannabis retail store, adding a unique ‘plant-to-consumer’ experience and offering a curated list of Ontario grown cultivars supporting market-leading brands such as their signature brand - Station House™. 

The farm-gate store – Station House Cannabis Co. will feature Sensi Brand’s line-up of products, which are all produced in St. Thomas, Ontario. Alongside its regular line-up of branded products, the “farm-gate” store will also offer visitors a selection of Ontario-based cultivars from local craft growers and branded merchandise only available at the store location. 

Wed
29
Sep

Canada’s marijuana legalization provides lessons to the world on selling cannabis

In October 2018, Canada became the first G20 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Over the past three years, the province of Ontario — to name just one Canadian jurisdiction — has moved away from having a significantly under-serviced retail market to one that is heavily saturated.

The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) provided the rules and regulations around the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis. However, there are significant differences in each province’s and territory’s retail framework — private, public or hybrid — and the legal age for consumption, purchasing options and personal possession limits.

Wed
29
Sep

New pot shop proud of its Sudbury, Ont. roots

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Three local entrepreneurs are getting ready to take the cannabis industry by storm as they prepare for the official grand opening of their homegrown pot shot in early October.

Chad O’Reilly, Kosta Janicijevic and Bob Lamoureux founded Grassroots Co. three years ago with the goal of becoming the best cannabis retail store in Sudbury. (Photo by John Lappa, Sudbury Star)

Although it’s been a bumpy ride navigating Ontario’s early cannabis lottery system and the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners are eagerly putting the finishing touches on their rustic, earthy storefront that showcases their pride in the local community.

Tue
28
Sep

Spyder Cannabis Provides Dispensary Update

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Spyder Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: SPDR) (“Spyder” or the “Company”), an established Canadian cannabis and vape retailer, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spyder Cannabis Subco Inc. (“Spyder Subco”), has received Retail Store Authorization (“RSA”) from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) for its proposed cannabis dispensary located at 767 Taunton Road in Oshawa, Ontario.

Tue
28
Sep

Millions in drugs seized in West Nipissing, three charged

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More than $8 million worth of drugs and $700,000 in cash was seized in a drug bust in the northeastern Ontario municipality of West Nipissing on Sept. 15. Ontario Provincial Police members from Sudbury and North Bay’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, North East Region Community Street Crime Unit, North East Region Emergency Response Team, Central and Western region Tactical Response Units, North East Region Canine Unit, North East Region Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit, Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team and North East Region Critical Incident Command executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at two separate residences in West Nipissing.

Mon
27
Sep

Cannabis industry laments lack of progress toward allowing consumption spaces

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At Behind the Bend café, diners sitting by a fire pit nibble on charcuterie and enjoy vanilla bean ice cream served in pineapple boats, but the menu isn't the reason many flock to the Lambton Shores, Ont., spot.

Customers visit because the café about an hour's drive from London allows them to consume cannabis as long as they are 19 or older and they bring their own legal pot and its receipt.

No province nor territory allows cannabis consumption lounges or cafés yet, but the Bend's owner bounded ahead with her business because customers were being chided when they used pot in public.

Mon
27
Sep

Young Canadians choosing marijuana and hallucinogens over alcohol?

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A recent survey out of the U.S. indicates that young adults are binge drinking less in favour of smoking and consuming marijuana and hallucinogens. Dr. Darren Courtney, a youth psychiatrist from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), said while he’s not aware of Canadian research on the issue, he has seen the patterns of substance use shift amongst the younger generations.

Mon
27
Sep

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

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ESG ROUNDTABLE

The Canadian Securities Administrators will hold a virtual roundtable on environmental, social and governance related regulatory issues in asset management on Monday. ESG investing has attracted growing interest from individual investors as well as larger institutional money managers.

 

AURORA RESULTS

Aurora Cannabis Inc. will release its fourth-quarter and full year results after the close of markets on Monday. The cannabis company said last week that it would close its Aurora Polaris property in Edmonton as part of a plan to streamline its operations.

Fri
24
Sep

Ontario Cannabis Stores to Sell 3 New Products from THC BioMed

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THC BioMed Intl Ltd. ("THC BioMed" or the "Company" is pleased to announced that 3 new THC BioMed products are to be listed and sold through the Ontario Cannabis Stores: Dragon's Lettuce dried cannabis, THC Kiss Cannabis Biscuits (Cocoa) and THC Kiss Cannabis Biscuits (Cinnamon.)

Dragon's Lettuce

We are pleased to introduce Dragon's Lettuce into Ontario. It's our most potent sativa landrace strain. It is cultivated indoors in small batches at our facility in British Columbia. Dragon's Lettuce has a minimum THC potency of 20%.

THC Kiss Cannabis Biscuits – Cocoa and Cinnamon

We are also excited to begin selling our latest offering, THC Kiss Cannabis Biscuits, in Ontario. These edibles come in two delicious flavours: Cocoa and Cinnamon.

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