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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.

Thu
18
Apr

Pot's been legal for 6 months. So what?

Wednesday marks six months since the province of Ontario became our first legal pot dealer.

Recreational marijuana use became legal in Canada on Oct 17, and the online Ontario Cannabis Store opened for business the same day, not always to glowing reviews.

It would be another five and a half months before Ottawa's first licensed bricks-and-mortar pot shops opened their doors.

Gatineau's first store is expected to open at the Centre La Gappe in late spring or early summer.

Thu
18
Apr

60% of British Columbians favour cannabis testing at work: poll

British Columbians are satisfied with how the province has managed its part in the legalization of cannabis in the six months since the laws changed, but feel it can go one step further with drug testing at work, according to a new poll.

The poll, administered by Vancouver-based Research Co., suggests most people in B.C. (79 per cent) were satisfied with the government’s decision to establish 19 years as the legal age to purchase, sell or consume marijuana and restrict smoking to areas where tobacco is allowed.

Sixty per cent of respondents said employers should now be able to administer drug testing to any employee. Residents over the age of 55 strongly supported this idea (68 per cent).

Thu
18
Apr

Some in N.W.T. still waiting for green light on new cannabis stores

Wednesday marks six months since cannabis was legalized in Canada. At least one entrepreneur in the Northwest Territories hoped to be selling cannabis in a retail location by now, but he's not.

"April 17th, they were supposed to start handing out licences, we thought — or we hoped — in the city [Yellowknife], but nobody seems to know," said Luke Wood, president of Releaf NT.

"It could be months away yet."

Releaf NT is a cannabis accessory shop that opened last weekend in Yellowknife. Wood said the company has applied to sell cannabis and filed an expression of interest to do so with the territorial government, but they are still waiting to hear what their next step will be.

Thu
18
Apr

Yes, you can smoke pot at your Yukon campsite this summer

Campers making use of Yukon territorial parks could be smelling something different around their campfires this summer — marijuana.

The Department of Environment says campers will be allowed to smoke cannabis on their individual sites.

"We're following the same approach as we do to liquor," said Mike Etches, director of Yukon Parks. 

"So, you can consume liquor on your campsite, you can consume cannabis on your campsite." 

But he says marijuana can't be consumed in public areas in the territory's 42 campgrounds.

Etches also says that complaints about marijuana use will be handled the same way parks staff deal with alcohol-related complaints, such as excessive noise, underage users and use in prohibited areas.

Thu
18
Apr

Sask. pot store credits government's hands-off approach for improvement of supply chain

Like many marijuana entrepreneurs across the province, John Thomas's biggest concern when he opened his first store was supply.

Thomas is the co-founder of Jimmy's Cannabis Shop, which has locations in Battleford, Estevan and Martensville with another opening in Moosomin this Saturday. He said the stores initially struggled to get enough marijuana to reliably operate.

He was forced to close the Martensville location just days after opening due to running out of product.

Now, six months after legalization, supply is becoming much less of an issue. Thomas said the province's laissez-faire approach to the supply issue is part of the reason.

Wed
17
Apr

Will CBD be even bigger than marijuana?

The Green Rush. The Cannabis Boom. The Marijuana Miracle. Call it what you want, but lead, follow, or get out of the way because, really, the best metaphor for the cannabiz right now is a Green Tsunami. A huge surge has washed ashore in North America, and Main Street USA is about to be flooded with waves of green.

Tue
16
Apr

Alberta pot facility expands to meet global demand

The company attributed the design change to a rapidly growing global demand for high-quality medical marijuana. The facility’s initial 1.2-million-square-foot footprint will be expanded by 33 per cent to 1.62 million square feet. Aurora officials stated they were confident in projecting an expected production capacity at Aurora Sun in excess of 230,000 kilograms of high-quality cannabis a year.

Tue
16
Apr

High Tide announces licences and authorizations from AGCO to open Canna Cabana-branded stores in Hamilton and Sudbury

High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (CSE:HITI) (OTCQB:HTDEF) (FRA:2LY), an Alberta-based, retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products, announced that on Friday, April 12, 2019 the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario ("AGCO") approved and issued Retail Operator Licences (the "Licences") to High Tide's counterparties Steven Fry and Saturninus Partners (collectively, the "Winners") and also issued Retail Store Authorizations (the "Authorizations") to the Winners' respective stores Canna Cabana Hamilton ("Hamilton") and Canna Cabana Sudbury ("Sudbury").  The Winners are aiming to open their Canna Cabana-branded locations on or before April 20, 2019.

Tue
16
Apr

Cannabis companies say they are growing enough pot, they just can’t deliver it

One pesky stamp has become the symbol of a continuing problem in Canada: Pot producers struggling to get enough cannabis to market, at least in the ways that buyers want it. Pot producers had to scramble to apply the required excise-tax stamps with no glue as legalization kicked off last October, and many are still having to apply them by hand to some packages months later as supply issues continue.

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