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Tue
18
Dec

How a NASA scientist could trigger the next cannabis boom

Marijuana 1.0 was all about the legalization drive, the dumping of billions of dollars of cash into the industry and mouthwatering mergers and consolidations-but it was a jockeying exercise in capacity expansion. Mentioned in today's commentary includes:  OrganiGram Holdings (OTCQX:OGRMF), Curaleaf Holdings (OTCPK:CURLF), Emerald Health Therapeutics (OTCQX:EMHTF), Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (OTCQX:CBWTF), CannTrust Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:CNTTF)

Marijuana 2.0 could be just as big a deal-it's about the technological tweaks that will actually make this industry profitable. It involves Big Data, AI, automation and a host of other tech tweaks that will increase profitability and open up vast new markets in key verticals.

Tue
18
Dec

Trudeau promises relief to pot supply shortages

Canada’s Prime Minister says legal pot supply issues to be sorted out in months

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a supply shortage of legal cannabis in Canada and the prime minister is on the case. While noting the dearth of legal weed in Canada “will take a little time to adjust,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blames the delays on municipal governments and others who have been more critical on pot legalization. Expect some relief in the coming months but Trudeau is quick to point out the industry is on the right track to get legal pot into Canadians’ hands as swiftly as possible.

Tue
18
Dec

How to use THC and CBD effectively

Interest in the medical and recreational use of marijuana has led to increased interest in how to best administer the two most abundant cannabinoids in the plant: THC and CBD.  These two molecules typically represent about 70 percent of all of the known cannabinoids in the unadulterated plant. The manner in which THC and CBD are administered plays a critical role in determining the rate and amount of each molecule that is absorbed by the brain.

Mon
17
Dec

The Green Organic Dutchman launches brand new website focused on medical patients and recreational consumers

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the "Company" or "TGOD") (TSX: TGOD) (US: TGODF) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new experiential patient and consumer website focused on delivering the absolute best online experience in the industry.

Mon
17
Dec

Cannabis Canada Daily: Ontario to hold lottery for pot shop licence holders

Ontario reverses course on provincial pot shop plans

Fri
14
Dec

Weed etiquette to follow when bringing cannabis to a holiday party

Legal recreational marijuana is still quite new in Canada — just two months old — but of course social cannabis use has long been normal at certain gatherings.

"Cannabis has always been a very social activity," Dr. Jordan Tishler, a cannabis specialist and physician at Harvard Medical School in Boston, told HuffPost Canada in an email. "Standing around sharing a joint is a time-honoured tradition. Now that cannabis is legal [in Canada], we'll see its use in more conventional social circles emerge."

Fri
14
Dec

N.S. getting less than half the legal cannabis it needs to meet demand

Nova Scotia's finance minister says she will be firing off another letter to Health Canada to register the province's concerns over a growing shortage of cannabis.

Karen Casey says Nova Scotia is getting only 35 to 40 per cent of the cannabis it needs to meet demand at government-run outlets and she wants to make that clear to the federal regulator after two previous letters.

Casey says one producer in Nova Scotia has been approved by Ottawa and two more are ready to go, so she's encouraging Health Canada to give them the approval they need.

She says there has been no need yet to close any of the 12 shops run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation because of product shortages, but the situation is being monitored.

Fri
14
Dec

This bud's for you: Alberta a leader in Christmas cannabis gifting, says survey

In Canada’s first legalized cannabis Christmas, 12 per cent of adults in Alberta will be giving pot as a gift this month, says an online poll conducted for marketing outfit Lift & Co. that canvassed 1,512 adults across the country on Dec. 5.

The results were similar for Manitoba, which, along with Alberta, leads the country in the number of cannabis retail stores, with 16 and 65 locations licensed respectively.

Quebecers, at eight per cent, are the least likely to offer a pot present Dec. 25.

Twenty per cent of Millennials — those aged 18 to 34 — said they’d be purchasing a marijuana gift, by far the most likely demographic to do so, said the poll.

Fri
14
Dec

Canada keeping black market alive, Tommy Chong says

While some Canadians who use marijuana or work in the cannabis industry have been given a hard time at the U.S.-Canada border lately, the famed Edmonton-born stoner who lives in Los Angeles isn’t worried.

“I’ve got the Cheech and Chong pass,” the beloved comedy star of the Cheech & Chong drug-culture films, who is a marijuana advocate and has his own line of medicinal cannabis products, said during a recent visit to Toronto to shoot the upcoming Air Farce New Year’s Eve comedy special.

“They see us coming: ‘Oh my God, it’s you, come over here.’ I could be carrying a kilo, a ton of weed and they’d say, ‘Go on through, no problem.’ They know better, because I always have weed on me.”

Fri
14
Dec

Vancouver's illegal marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down

More than two dozen illegal cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver will have to close their doors, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled.

The decision announced Thursday applies to all dispensaries named in a suit brought by the City of Vancouver.

So far, 53 injunctions have been filed against marijuana-related businesses operating outside the city's regulations. The city said in a statement that some closed prior to the case being heard in court, but the remaining 28 will now have to cease operations.

Owners who do not close down can face court-ordered fines, jail time or both, the city said.

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