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Fri
23
Aug

7 Canadian celebrities that have been open about their love for cannabis

Can you believe that it's almost been a year since marijuana was legalized here in Canada? I find it almost comical how many weed stores have popped up in such a short time - you see them almost as frequently as Starbucks now. Plenty of people just like you and me are no stranger to smoking pot, but some of your favourite celebrities like to indulge from time to time too! Here are seven Canadian celebrities who smoke weed.

There are definitely some pretty obvious stoners that made the list, but you may just be surprised to see who else is on here! Check it out for yourself, and hear some hilarious stories about your favourite Canadians.

Thu
22
Aug

Ontario holds second marijuana retail lottery

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will select winners from a pool of applicants that sent in expressions of intent earlier this month. The winning stores are expected to open in October.

Toronto will get the largest amount of brick-and-mortar stores, adding 13 new locations to the existing five that were opened after the first round of the lottery in January. The larger Greater Toronto Area will be awarded with six stores, and other locations will be divvied up across what the AGCO refers to as the north, east and west regions.

Wed
21
Aug

Health Canada backlogs risk stalling Canadian cannabis research, says prof

Backlogs in permit processing at Health Canada have the potential to stall cannabis research in this country, according to a University of Guelph researcher.

In an article written Monday, the American Association for the Advancement of Science said as of the end of July, 251 researchers were waiting in line for their permits to be approved. 

When cannabis was legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, it became legal for individuals to have up to 30 grams for personal use, but researchers must apply for a permit under the Cannabis Act to study the plant for recreational — or medicinal purposes. 

That means Mike Dixon's Ph.D and master's students have to partner with an industrial cultivator in Napanee to get real-life experience. 

Tue
20
Aug

Canada's first cannabis competition coming to Calgary's Hempfest Expo

This year’s expo, the first since legalization in October 2018, will feature Canada’s first legal cannabis competition, the Hempfest Cup, and organizers’ expectations are high.

“What we’re kinda going after is something like the SIP awards in the liquor industry, where craft alcohol producers can send in a bottle and be judged, so that’s what it’s trying to model,” expo organizer Sacha Hockenhull said. “Cannabis producers can now enter a competition that ranks them against each other.”

The competition, which will run alongside the expo on Oct. 11 and 12 at the Big Four building at Stampede Park, is open to any Canadian who can legally grow cannabis, from personal-use growers to licensed producers (LP).

Tue
20
Aug

The beginner’s guide to opening a pot shop

So, you want to open up a pot shop.

Perhaps you’re a shopkeeper at heart, drawn to a rare bright spot in a retail landscape mired in doom-and-gloom. Maybe you missed out on the first phase of the green gold rush and you’re looking to make your mark on this (literal) growth industry, knowing it’s a sector where consumers have indicated a preference for buying in-person rather than online. Or maybe you’ve just heard that Canadians bought $85 million dollars’ worth of legal cannabis in May of this year and want your own piece of that green.

Tue
20
Aug

CannTrust says Ontario Cannabis Store returns $2.9M in products

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TRST.TO 3.58%), the Canadian pot company that’s plunged more than half this year after it breached regulations, said Ontario’s cannabis wholesaler is returning its products.

The Ontario Cannabis Store, the government corporation in charge of wholesale distribution to licensed retailers and operator of the province’s online store, has elected to return all or substantially all of CannTrust products because they are “non-conforming.” The products are valued at about $2.9 million, CannTrust said in a statement Monday.

Health Canada hasn’t ordered a recall of any products, according to CannTrust.

Mon
19
Aug

What’s the Ontario Cannabis Store hiding?

Last Friday was the entry deadline for Ontario’s second cannabis retail license lottery. Applicants won’t know until Tuesday whether they’re among the winners. Unfortunately, there’s much else they and provincial taxpayers don’t know, because the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) keeps it all secret.

OCS, also called the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp., is a provincial crown corporation under the Ministry of Finance. It holds a legal monopoly on online recreational cannabis sales in Ontario. It’s also the sole supplier to privately owned cannabis stores.

Mon
19
Aug

Canadians will try to roll the world's longest joint at the Ontario Cannabis Festival

Whoever said that stoners were lazy had obviously never encountered any of the organizers for the upcoming Ontario Cannabis Festival in Kitchener. These dedicated marijuana enthusiasts are boasting that they will attempt to set a new record for the world's longest joint. It's actually a lot longer than you might think.

Fri
16
Aug

Men twice as likely to consume cannabis as women, StatsCan survey suggests

Statistics Canada says Canadian men are almost twice as likely to use cannabis as women.

New data from the National Cannabis Survey today shows 16 per cent of Canadians over 15 years old report using pot in April, May or June.

That's down slightly from 17.5 per cent in the first three months of the year.

Almost five million Canadians consumed cannabis in some form during the three month period. One quarter of men, and 16 per cent of women, reported they plan to consume it in the next three months.

The survey suggests men are more likely to use cannabis daily or weekly than women, and are also more likely to use it for non-medicinal purposes.

About four in 10 marijuana users say they bought cannabis illegally.

Thu
15
Aug

B.C. liquor branch wants to hear from suppliers of pot-based edibles

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch wants to hear from licensed marijuana producers able to make and supply new pot-based creations as the province prepares for the soon-to-be legalized edible cannabis market.

The branch has issued a product call, asking would-be suppliers to identify their interest and ability to provide the branch with edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts.

A statement from the liquor distribution branch says successful applicants will see their products marketed throughout the province in both licensed private retailers and government-run BC Cannabis Stores.

The product call opens Thursday and closes on Sept. 11.

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