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Tue
24
Sep

Difficult market for the cannabis industry is challenging all in insurance

Following the first round of legalization in Canada last October, the insurance appetite around cannabis has resulted in what some characterize as a tight marketplace. In fact, one expert calls it “difficult” because of the limited players in the market, many of whom are using the same capacity.

Tue
24
Sep

A campaign promise kept: Canada’s modestly successful cannabis legalization

The anniversary of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization arrives Oct. 17, just days before the federal election. Legalization was a Liberal campaign promise from the last election, so it’s timely to review how it’s worked out.

Tue
24
Sep

Edmonton police stats on first year of legalized marijuana: Drug-impaired driving overridden if alcohol confirmed

New numbers out on how many charges Edmonton police have laid in the first year since marijuana became legal cover everything from pot-impaired driving incidents to cases of youths trying to buy weed.

Mon
23
Sep

Social media and its impact on Marijuana Law Reform

When the histories of the cannabis law reform movement are written, the advent of the Internet will occupy a lot of space. If the Internet had never been created, it would be hard to imagine the success of the movement over the last 2 decades. There’s no doubt some progress would have been made; after all, activists were active long before the World Wide Web helped them spread information and organize. But the speed and volume of victories could not have been accomplished without this one very powerful tool.

Mon
23
Sep

Total ban on vaping would be 'challenging' says health expert

It’s considered an alternative to smoking cigarettes, yet it’s causing more harm than good.

With eight reported deaths in the United States and the number of reported related illness climbing daily, health officials from all over are calling for an end to vaping.

In Canada, health officials in Ontario and British Columbia are investigating four cases of severe lung diseases (one likely and three possible) linked to vaping products (also known as e-cigarettes), the Globe and Mail reports.

Fri
20
Sep

Quebec petition calls for provincial cannabis retailer to ban single-use pot packaging

A petition to lower the quantity of single-use packaging on Quebec cannabis products has garnered more than 1,500 signatures—and counting.

The petition calls on the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), the province’s only legal cannabis retailer, to halt the use of all single-use plastic components, which are currently ubiquitous in Quebec retail.

Thu
19
Sep

4 reasons marijuana stock struggles won't end anytime soon

For years, marijuana has been viewed as one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. And if Wall Street's projections for 2029-2030 prove accurate, it's likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Thu
19
Sep

Alberta to return all CannTrust products after licence suspensions

The Alberta government's cannabis wholesaler and online retailer is returning all products from CannTrust Holdings Inc. after Health Canada suspended the company's licences to produce and sell pot.

A spokeswoman for the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission says it intends to return its remaining supply of on-hold CannTrust products to the Vaughan, Ont.-based company, but would not confirm the amount, citing contract confidentiality.

In July, the AGLC placed a hold on its inventory of CannTrust products as a precautionary measure as the federal regulator conducted its investigation into allegations of unlicensed growing at the cannabis company's Pelham, Ont. greenhouse.

Wed
18
Sep

Three of the federal party leaders say they've used cannabis — what plans do all frontrunners have for pot?

As the federal campaign trail drags on, the legalization of more pot products buds its head.

Canadians will be able to legally buy cannabis edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts in mid-December, after regulations come into effect on Oct. 17.

With the election only four days later and not much talk about toking, here’s what each potential prime minister has said about pot.

 

What has Justin Trudeau said about cannabis?

Well, he’s done more than just talk about weed — he’s smoked it.

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