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Thu
25
Apr

What can marijuana be laced with and how to recognize laced weed?

 

No one has ever died from using marijuana. In fact, cannabis has helped countless numbers of people cope with anxiety, depression, epilepsy, and many other conditions and symptoms.

Laced weed, however, is a completely different story.

Thu
25
Apr

Alberta's per capita legal cannabis sales leaves other provinces in its smoke

While the province hosts only 11.6 per cent of Canada’s population, it accounted for 27.7 per cent of legal pot sales in 2018, states a study conducted by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics.

That discrepancy is far greater than any other province, including notoriously cannabis-friendly B.C. where revenue gleaned from legal pot sales lagged well behind its share of the national population.

“Total (Alberta) spending on legal cannabis reached $217 million in 2018, accounting for 28 per cent of total nationwide sales, more than twice its share of Canada’s population,” states the report.

“Alberta’s comparatively liberal regulatory regime suggests it will rank among the fastest-growing cannabis markets.”

Tue
23
Apr

Cannabis edibles market expected to quadruple to $4.1 billion

From candy and chocolate to infused beverages, the cannabis edibles market will hit $4.1 billion by 2022 according to a research report from ArcView.  Now many in the industry are stocking up on new edible offerings, including Cannabis One Holdings Inc. (CSE:CBIS) (OTC:CAAOF), Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) (TSX:WEED), Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE:KBEV)(OTC:KBEVF), Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) and HEXO Corp. (NYSE:HEXO) (TSX:HEXO).

Tue
23
Apr

Neighbourhood pot dealers cheaper than government, StatsCannabis says

Illegal cannabis dealers still hold a price advantage over licensed government pot shops, federal statistics show.

As of March 31, the national average price of cannabis from all sources was $8.04 per gram. Legal cannabis was $9.99 on average compared to an average illicit price of $6.37.

Those averages are from the period since October’s legalization.

Statistics Canada, informally known as StatCan, began collecting data early last year through StatsCannabis. That’s an online hub including a crowd-sourcing platform to gather information about national cannabis use, including how much Canadians are paying, the quantity and quality, reasons for buying and average usage and consumption.

Tue
23
Apr

Cannabis package recycling rolled out Canada-wide

Tweed, a subsidiary of Smiths Falls-based cannabis producer Canopy Growth, partnered with TerraCycle, an American recycling company, to introduce the first Canada-wide cannabis packaging recycling program, the companies announced Monday.

Many cannabis consumers have long complained about the packaging that ends up in the landfill as a result of Health Canada’s rules requiring pot producers to package products in tamper-proof and child-resistant containers that prevent contamination.

The packaging can be deposited at J. London at 691 Richmond St. and Central Cannabis at 666 Wonderland Rd., two of the more than 100 bricks-and-mortar cannabis retail outlets participating in the program.

Mon
22
Apr

Hamilton’s first legal pot shop

It’s a historic day for the City of Hamilton, as the first legal marijuana store opened its doors this morning.

Hundreds waited in line around the building throughout the day to get their cannabis products just in time for 4-20 celebrations.

As the weed ribbon was cut, customers who were lining up in the rain, poured into Canna Cabana on Barton Street this morning.

It’s a bright, open concept store, with locked glass displays filled with government approved cannabis products. Consultants were on hand to help. There are glass canisters on display so that customers can see the plant, and smell it.

Mon
22
Apr

Canadian retailer opens cannabis clinic in Australia

Canadian retailer Compass Lifestyle Clinic has opened up a dispensary in Sydney in a bid to capitalize on the underserved Australian patient demand for medicinal marijuana.

Compass was only founded last year, but it has already opened two clinics in British Columbia and six in Alberta. Another six Alberta clinics are coming soon, which will significantly boost its presence in Calgary and Edmonton.

Mon
22
Apr

Marijuana activists and enthusiasts gather for annual Edmonton 420 celebration

The sound of drums was steady and a "skunky" odour hung in the air Saturday afternoon at the Alberta Legislature.

Medicinal and recreational users alike marked the day popularized by cannabis enthusiasts. Around 400 people gathered for the yearly rally outside of the Alberta Legislature, much less than the crowd of more than 1,000 at last year's festivities.

Marijuana legalization may have happened in October but that didn't stop the annual 420 rally at the legislature because some say the fight is not over yet.

Kenneth Kirk, the leader of the Alberta Marijauna Party, says parties like his are more relevant than ever despite legalization as the laws are disjointed across Canada.

Mon
22
Apr

Yukon's 1st private pot retailer now open, in time for 4/20

The first privately-owned cannabis retail store in the North opened on Thursday morning in downtown Whitehorse.

Triple J's Canna Space received its licence from Yukon's Cannabis Licensing Board on Wednesday, the day owners Jordi Mikeli-Jones and Jeremy Jones originally hoped to open.

But they were all smiles on Wednesday as they received a copy of their licence, and added some finishing touches to their Wood Street store.

Their goal was to open in time for Saturday, which is 4/20 — a day that's become associated with celebrations of cannabis culture. 

Mon
22
Apr

Cannabis websites in US and Canada crash on biggest 4/20 day

Global cannabis suppliers struggled to keep up with demand on Saturday, the biggest ever 4/20 Day, an annual celebration of marijuana on 20 April, which in the US calendar is referred to as 4/20.

Suppliers in the US, where recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states, and Canada, where the drug was decriminalised for recreational use last year, reported difficulties fulfilling orders on what has been called the industry’s Black Friday.

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