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Fri
04
Jan

After national legalization of marijuana, Canadian agency studies human waste for more details

Marijuana became legal in Canada in October 2018. Like many states in the U.S., government officials are struggling with how to manage, measure and understand both legal and illegal use of cannabis. This is where the study of human excrement comes in.

Sewage in several municipalities will be studied to gain knowledge of cannabis use. The organization coordinating this activity is Statistics Canada.

Fri
04
Jan

For insurers, recreational cannabis market is a “moving target right now”

Recreational marijuana legalization in Canada might only be two months old, but that doesn’t mean all insurers in the country are newbies to the cannabis insurance space. For Wynward Insurance Group, the decision to get into the marijuana marketplace came two years ago when the federal government began taking steps towards legalization. 

Fri
04
Jan

Legal marijuana industry toasts another banner year; more growth expected in 2019

The last year was a 12-month Champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first commercial pot shops. Canada ushered in broad legalization, and Mexico's Supreme Court set the stage for that country to follow.

U.S. drug regulators approved the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical to treat kids with a form of epilepsy, and billions of investment dollars poured into cannabis companies. Even main street brands like Coca-Cola said they are considering joining the party.

Thu
03
Jan

Why 2019 will be the year of weed

In 2018, pot reached a tipping point. A clear majority of Americans now wants to see the drug made fully legal. California and Canada began selling marijuana to anyone over 21.

Wed
02
Jan

Marijuana confiscations tripled at Canadian border following legalization

Canada has some fine fare when it comes to nugs, but it’s still not a good idea to try and bring pot back over the U.S. border after a trip to our northern neighbors’ legalized haven. Pot seizures are up around 140 percent since Canada legalized, and mailed herb is also getting snagged more often.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and WGRZ News, in October 2017, around two pounds of marijuana was seized, in 40 incidents, across the entire border. In October 2018, the numbers went up: 85 pounds were seized in over 100 occurrences.

Wed
02
Jan

Future of food and drink: 2019 will pack a cannabis-infused buzz

From Taiwanese cheese tea (tea topped with cheesy foam), which is apparently poised to become “the new bubble tea,” to a rise in “peganism” (a paleo/vegan diet mashup), forecasters have already predicted several new trends for 2019. But if there’s one thing Canadians can count on to radically transform food and drink in the new year, it’s the introduction of newly licit edibles.

Wed
02
Jan

Eve and Co. completes full shipment of cannabis product

Ontario-based startup Eve & Co (TSXV: EVE; OTCQB: EEVVF), a cannabis company specifically marketed towards female consumers, just completed its first ever full shipment of product to the Cannabis NL website.

The company’s gender-focused specialization represents a potentially untapped corner of the market, with studies showing that marijuana usage to combat the effects of morning sickness is increasing among pregnant women.

Eve & Co provides cannabis products through subsidiary Natural MedCo Ltd, which is licensed for fresh and dried flower sales to provincial retailers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Mon
31
Dec

Pot shop study gives homeowners something to puff on

Denver is not Ontario, but researchers at Colorado State University found homes located close to legal cannabis dispensaries in that city actually rose in value – just the opposite of what many people might think.

Their research, recently published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy, examined how home prices in Denver – the U.S. marijuana mecca, where recreational pot has been legal since 2014 – change when a cannabis retailer opens nearby.

While the London-area realtors’ association points out there’s no data to indicate how pot retailing might affect home prices in this region, the American researchers found that homes located within less than half a kilometre from a dispensary rose in value by 7.7 per cent on average.

Mon
31
Dec

These will be the biggest food trends in Canada in 2019

With a new year on the horizon comes a tasty new batch of food trends, and here we round up five that we think will be super hot for 2019.

From more plant-based everything to infused H2O – these will be the biggest food trends in Canada in 2019.

Fri
28
Dec

MJardin Group receives its first cannabis sales license from Health Canada

MJardin Group, Inc. (“MJardin” or the “Company”) (CSE:MJAR), a leader in cannabis management, today announced that its WILL cultivation facility in Brampton, Ontario has received its first license to sell cannabis under the Cannabis Act (Canada), which went into effect on October 17, 2018.

The license allows MJardin to supply and sell finished cannabis products to provincial governments throughout Canada and through Canada’s distribution and retail supply chain. The 32,800 square foot facility has a current production capacity of 3,000 kg per year and MJardin has plans to expand WILL’s existing facility and increase total production capacity to over 5,000 kg per year.

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