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Wed
06
Nov

Too much weed: Canadian cannabis producers are sitting on a mountain of inventory, and it's making some industry watchers nervous

Canadian cannabis producers and extractors are sitting on a massive stash of unfinished inventory that is growing so quickly that some analysts are concerned it could precipitate a price crash in the burgeoning industry.

Since January of 2019, the amount of unfinished inventory of dried cannabis has nearly tripled, reaching a staggering 328,000 kilograms at the end of August. That compares to roughly 118,000 kilograms eight months earlier, according to Health Canada data.

Wed
06
Nov

Manitoba government wants to educate about cannabis edibles, ban public use

The Manitoba government is planning to caution people about edible cannabis products and ban consumption in public places.

Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said Tuesday the Progressive Conservative government will introduce a bill in the legislature before mid-December to ban the public consumption of recreational cannabis in all its forms.

Manitoba's current public-consumption law mentions only smoking or vaping, leaving the door open to oils, sprays and other forms of cannabis that have been available since legalization last year.

With the federal government paving the way for edible cannabis products such as cookies to be sold next month, Cullen said the province wants to restrict all forms of public consumption.

Wed
06
Nov

How will edibles impact the workplace?

In the months leading up to cannabis legalization, employers are worried marijuana would lead to dangerous work environments.

One year later, with edibles, extracts and topicals available for sale in mid-December, those fears haven’t faded.

About 60 per cent of businesses in a survey from the Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) this August showed concern, but also had no zero-tolerance policies in effect.

Tue
05
Nov

For golfers, CBD is hitting the sweet spot

While golfers are often viewed as conservative creatures, their appetite for CBD suggests they’re anything but.

Golf is a sport of fractions and fine margins and many things which boost performance are often voraciously adopted – so, when it comes to a month’s supply of CBD from Holland & Barrett at £30  it’s a lot cheaper than £1,000 set of clubs that may be jettisoned after a few weeks.

Tue
05
Nov

Seniors are Canada’s fastest growing cannabis demographic: StatsCan

It looks like seniors are finally coming into cannabis if the numbers are any indication from Statistics Canada’s latest National Cannabis Survey (NCS).

The survey released Wednesday shows seniors are the fastest-growing users of cannabis compared to all other demographics.

“Cannabis consumption among seniors has been accelerating at a much faster pace than it has among other age groups,” the report said. “For example, in 2012, less than 1% of seniors (about 40,000) reported using, contrasting sharply with estimates from 2019 indicating that more than 400,000 seniors have used cannabis in the past three months.

Tue
05
Nov

Vancouver city council to consider regulations on sale of vape products, ads

A motion being brought before Vancouver city council on Tuesday will look at regulations on the sale and advertisement of vaping and vape-related products.

Currently, the City of Vancouver does not impose restrictions on where vape retail shops can be located in the same way that it does with liquor stores or cannabis shops. There is also no license category for retailers selling vape products.

Mon
04
Nov

Contaminated CBD: Why you might want to buy it legally

With Statistics Canada reporting 578,000 new cannabis users in the last six months in its National Cannabis Survey, findings in a U.S. study are troublesome for those who buy CBD products online.

According to Statistics Canada, 28% of users claim they only purchase cannabis products from  government-sanctioned retailers. That means 72% of the more than 5 million Canadians, age 15 and up, who reported recently using marijuana are looking to illegal sources — online dispensaries, unlicensed dispensaries and dealers — for cannabis products.

Mon
04
Nov

RCMP report cannabis edibles mixed in with child's Halloween candy

According to the RCMP, a parent in Nova Scotia found a packet of cannabis edibles mixed in with their child’s Halloween candy.

On October 31, around 9:30 pm, the Kings District RCMP report responding to a call from a parent in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, a town just over an hour’s drive from Halifax.

According to a release, the parent said to have found cannabis edibles in their child’s Halloween treats

“The package has a Halloween-themed label on the front and contains several jujube candies inside,” the RCMP wrote in the release. The parent reportedly was alerted by a sticker on the back of the package indicating that the candy contains THC — the psychoactive element in cannabis.

Mon
04
Nov

5 big surprises that rocked the cannabis industry this year

It's been a little over a year since Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Oct. 17 also marked the opening of the new cannabis market in Canada that will include beverages and other derivatives, although products won't be available to purchase until at least December. While there will be some challenges ahead for the new segment of the cannabis market, it's hard to imagine the next 12 months will be as hectic as the past year has been.

Let's look at five of the biggest surprises that have weighed on the industry since legalization took effect in Canada.

Mon
04
Nov

Canadians buying legal cannabis doubled one year since legalization: Statistics Canada

The government has been wrestling with the underground market despite cannabis legalization expanding, but the newest numbers from Statistics Canada suggest that more users are looking to legal products.

The agency asked 5,452 Canadians where they got the cannabis they used in the past three months.

About half, 53 percent, of the respondents reported obtaining cannabis from legal sources in the second and third quarters of 2019 compared with corresponding estimates from the same period in 2018, in which only 23 percent used the legal market to purchase pot.

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