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Fri
24
Sep

Drinkables, edibles could lead future of cannabis industry

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What started with supply shortages and purchase limits has turned into an industry saturated with shops in a matter of less than three years.

Delta 9 CEO, John Arbuthnot, said recent data from Statistics Canada shows in-store cannabis sales have displaced roughly 50 per cent of black market sales.

Something he said was the goal of legalization in the first place.

“Obviously a significant milestone for the industry to not only have achieved the growth that it has over the first few years,” said Arbuthnot.

According to the province’s latest public accounts records, the number of stores are also on the rise.

Fri
24
Sep

Cannabis Sales Hit Record High In Canada: $268M In July Alone

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The year 2020 saw triple-digit growth in Canada’s legal cannabis market, which was largely driven by:

Thu
23
Sep

Selling Marijuana on Tribal Lands, a Legal Gray Area

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It doesn’t take long after entering the St. Regis Mohawk reservation to see a glimpse of the future of marijuana sales in the state of New York.

The reservation — a sovereign tribal land in the eyes of the government — currently holds the distinction of hosting New York’s only overt outlets for recreational sales of the drug: nearly a dozen dispensaries offering an array of joints, gummies, edibles and tinctures, which imbue this far-flung, northern-border territory with a shaggy, entrepreneurial energy. -Writes Jesse McKinley of New York Times

Wed
22
Sep

The Best Countries For Cannabis Tourism in 2021 and 2022

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As vaccination rollouts become more efficient and travel restrictions ease up, and as a result, many avid pothead travellers will want to know the best countries for cannabis tourism in 2021 and 2022.

Lighting up in the comfort of your home brings a special kind of contentment many potheads are familiar with, but after two years of lockdown and on-and-off quarantines, even the most introverted of us may be itching for a change in scenery.

Mon
20
Sep

The first infused pre-roll just launched in Canada. What took so long?

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Infused pre-rolls are joints that have kief, hash, shatter, or other cannabis extracts added to the flower to punch up the potency. “These joints are ‘to-the-moon’ level,” is how Graham Farrar, president of Glass House Brands, which trades on Canada’s NEO Exchange, described the company’s line of infused pre-rolls that launched in California last month. (PHOTO BY CNW GROUP/SUNDIAL)

“Their flavour and effects provide the kind of rich, unforgettable cannabis experience that we aim for in everything we do,” he added. 

Fri
17
Sep

Kawartha Lakes Police dispose of 8,000 pounds of abandoned marijuana plants in Lindsay

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Kawartha Lakes police occasionally need to assist landlords when it comes to evictions, but it hardly ever involves having to remove more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana. “It was certainly an unusual situation,” said Kawartha Lakes Police Service Chief Mark Mitchell of the Aug. 26 removal and disposal of property left behind by a Mount Hope “tenant” who had been operating a Health Canada-approved cannabis production operation.

“The thing is, they were approved for 880 plants, and officers would up removing more than 10,000.”

Fri
17
Sep

Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Upticks in Vehicular Accidents Resulting in Emergency Room Visits

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 The enactment of adult-use marijuana sales in Canada is not associated with any increase in motor vehicle injuries requiring hospitalization, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 

A team of investigators affiliated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and with University of British Columbia assessed emergency department records in two provinces (Alberta and Ontario) to determine trends in traffic-injury emergency department visits in the months immediately prior to and immediately after legalization. 

Fri
17
Sep

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

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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
15
Sep

WADA to review cannabis ban for athletes

An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive for it.

The scientific review will be initiated next year, WADA said on Tuesday. Cannabis is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be in 2022, the agency added. (PHOTO BY PATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES)

Richardson tested positive for a chemical found in cannabis during the U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials in June, which wiped out her trial results. She was also hit with a one-month suspension.

Wed
15
Sep

More than $2 million worth of cannabis and stolen property seized

Ontario Provincial police car

Five people have been charged after $2 million of cannabis and stolen property were seized, says Oxford OPP.

On Sept. 7, a search warrant was executed at Oxford Road 29 in Blandford-Blenheim Township by Oxford County provincial police; the community street crime unit, supported by other West Region street crime units; the West Region emergency response team and the provincial joint forces cannabis enforcement team.

Police reportedly seized more than 1,300 cannabis plants, more than 300 pounds of processed cannabis, an amount of suspected cocaine, hashish, cannabis resin, firearms and a stolen vehicle.

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