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Thu
29
Aug

Legal online weed sales brisk in small-town B.C., not big cities, provincial figures show

The province has sold 2,084 kilograms of cannabis in the first six months of legalization, so just who is buying legal pot online in B.C.?

People in Chemainus, Gold River and Smithers — but Vancouver, not so much.

The government has sold more than $18 million worth of cannabis since legal sales began in B.C. last October. But Lower Mainland sales were slow compared to smaller towns, according to provincial data.

When it comes to legal pot sales, receipts show that transaction levels, per capita, are lowest in bigger cities close to Vancouver.

Wed
28
Aug

Toronto company develops DNA test kits that will basically ensure you never have a bad cannabis trip

Even though some may consider having a bad trip as normal, wouldn’t it be amazing if a person could learn how cannabis affects them before they even tried it?

Wed
28
Aug

Five major Canadian cities tests their wastewater for cannabis, here's what they found

Statistics Canada recently released the conclusions of a yearlong study examining levels of various illicit drugs, and cannabis, in the wastewater of Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

The pilot test study drew samples of the water in the period between March 2018 and February 2019. The research, one StatsCan claims is “the largest ever conducted in North America in terms of population covered,” was carried out in collaboration with Yargeau Laboratory of McGill University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

Tue
27
Aug

Shifting opinions open doors for cannabis legalization worldwide

Over the past several years, the cannabis industry has witnessed an immense rise in global support as numerous countries have publicly advocated legalization. While many still remain indifferent, notable nations such as Australia, Colombia, Germany, France, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. have all moved to implement some form of cannabis legislation. In particular, medical cannabis is much more prominent because of the plant's therapeutic abilities. On the other hand, countries such as Uruguay, Canada, and parts of the U.S. have even legalized its recreational adult-use. Moreover, a handful of countries have decriminalized recreational use, meaning that consumers can use cannabis in moderate amounts without fear of jail time.

Tue
27
Aug

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.

In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical marijuana patients get the desired dose and other consumers attune their buzz.

But something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.

Tue
27
Aug

Medical marijuana vs recreational marijuana: What’s the difference?

More and more states have been legalizing marijuana in the United States for medicinal use, but only a fraction of those states have made the use of recreational marijuana legal. The majority of the people that support the legalization of marijuana are in favor for the way that it can help with many health conditions, treating pain and soothing the side effects of cancer treatment. However, there are some people that believe that using it recreationally is inappropriate, and that even allowing adults to smoke it will ultimately lead to the country’s demise.

Mon
26
Aug

Pot vape race heats up as store count grows: Cannabis weekly

Ontario will triple its pot-store count beginning in October, just two months before the introduction of new product formats that are expected to significantly boost sales in Canada’s most-populous province.

While chatter about the next wave of legalization in Canada tends to focus on products like edibles and beverages, many of the biggest players entering the space say consumers will opt for the more conventional format of vapes.

Mon
26
Aug

Victoria-firm makes do-it-yourself cannabis gummies kits, just add legal oil

Canadian consumers don't have to wait until mid-December to legally consume some cannabis-infused gummies — if they're willing to make some themselves.

For those who may be wary or intimidated by cannabis cooking, Victoria-based company Paracanna has developed a do-it-yourself kit to which consumers can add drops of legally procured oil to create gummies in flavours such as "punchy pink grapefruit."

The kits, called Zen Zingers, allow people to control the cannabinoid dosage and make gummies at a lower price at home in about 10 minutes, said Paracanna chief executive Andrea Butterworth.

Mon
26
Aug

Pot gummies a priority for cannabis edibles producers

Chewy, colourful cannabis-infused gummies in bright colours and in the shape of animals or creatures are among the best-selling edible pot products on the black market -- but Canadians shouldn't expect them on legal shelves.

Regulations that will make edibles legal come into force Oct. 17, exactly a year after Canada legalized the sale and purchase of dried and fresh cannabis, oil, seeds and plants. The rules laid out so far are aimed at keeping the new pot products out of the hands of kids and stipulate they can't be seen as "appealing to young persons" -- but Health Canada has yet to provide additional details on exactly what crosses the line.

Fri
23
Aug

Like a sommelier of cannabis, a budtender is a trained weed expert

Grant Sanderson teaches cannabis enthusiasts how to sell legal weed.

The regional manager, cannabis division, of Alcanna, which runs the Nova Cannabis chain of legal dispensaries in Ontario and Alberta, explains regulatory compliance, methods of consumption and the lineage of more than 50 different strains. He’s being doing this since June, and more than 200 people have graduated from his four-day program to become legal dealers or “budtenders.”

He’s never had to kick anyone out of class for being stoned.

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