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Tue
19
Feb

Cannaquestions: Dos and don’ts when it comes to in-house, legal cannabis cultivation in Canada

When it comes to legally growing cannabis at home, the federal regulations could be a challenge to comprehend.

Experts answer three widely anticipated queries that homeowners and tenants could potentially face–queries that were also the point of discussion at Cannabis Living Expo that took place in Toronto last year–and how best to deal with them.

Q1. If a person has an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) cultivation permit, can someone else from the same household legally grow four plants for recreational use?

A: The short answer is yes.

Tue
19
Feb

3 Sixty agreement focuses on secure transport of medical and recreational cannabis

3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd.—operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, 3 Sixty Secure Corp.—has announced it will provide secure transport services to Ontario-headquartered Beleave Inc. for its medical and non-medical cannabis products.

Tue
19
Feb

How Canadians are buying cannabis and getting high now that it’s legal

There was much speculation throughout 2018 about Canada’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis market. But only recently has data become available that shows what cannabis consumers really want and actually buy.

For example, Statistics Canada recently released its National Cannabis Survey.

The most-discussed finding is that cannabis use did not jump after legalization in October. The proportion of Canadians using it stayed around 15 per cent.

That’s good news for politicians who supported legalization, and for physicians concerned that legality would prompt surging usage.

Fri
15
Feb

Nova Scotia looks at adding new cannabis stores after low online sales

Nova Scotia is considering expanding the number of retail cannabis stores, as online sales have been slower than expected.

Finance Minister Karen Casey said Thursday that online pot sales were expected to account for about 10 per cent or more of total sales, but are only in the range of six per cent.

Casey said that's why the province has asked the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. to look at adding to its 12 retail locations currently selling cannabis. She said an expansion would also address geographical gaps in the province.

Thu
14
Feb

Tragically Hip-backed up cannabis plans 'hub' within Ontario pot retail store

The Tragically Hip-backed pot producer Up Cannabis plans to have an "experiential hub" inside one of Ontario's first legal recreational weed stores located in the band's hometown of Kingston.

The cannabis company says its "store within a store" will be in a shop operated by Spirit Leaf Inc., which has signed an agreement with one of the lottery winners selected to apply for the initial 25 retail licences in Ontario.

The retailer already has Spiritleaf stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan and plans to open its first Ontario location in the heart of Kingston on April 1, when private cannabis retail shops are set to open across the province.

Thu
14
Feb

Rules for flying with weed and other long weekend travel reminders

Given the frigid weather and general melancholy of a Saskatchewan winter, many people are preparing to flee for greener pastures this coming long weekend.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), the national crown corporation responsible for security and screening at airports, made some changes to their regulations back in October due to the legalization of cannabis.

Here are a few changes to keep in mind if you are flying somewhere for the break.

Thu
14
Feb

US edibles company seeks entry to Canadian market

Bhang Corporation will host two “educational sessions” on Friday (February 15) and Saturday (February 16). to offer consumers a closer look at the Bhang product line and to familiarize themselves with the best approach to edible product consumption.

“We are excited to bring future Canadian consumers the opportunity to learn more about the benefits and safe usage of our edible products,” Scott Van Rixel, CEO of Bhang, said on Wednesday (February 13).

Wed
13
Feb

4.6 million Canadians used cannabis in the last quarter of 2018

It’s been a little over 3 months since Canada legalized recreational marijuana and the results from the National Cannabis Survey finally came in.

More than half (55%) of Canadians aged 15 and older indicated that they have never used cannabis, while 3 in 10 were former users who reported no longer using it.

Results say that about 4.6 million of Canadians aged 15 and older reportedly used cannabis in the last three months of 2018. This accounts for roughly 15% of the total population.

Medical users are more established

Consumption rates also continued to be higher among males (19%) than females (11%)—consistent with data from previous quarters.

Wed
13
Feb

Quebec facing strong opposition to new bill restricting cannabis consumption

The Quebec government faced strong opposition as public consultations began Tuesday on its bill seeking to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption and ban it from all public areas.

Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant has said he tabled Bill 2 in order to protect young people and send a message that smoking marijuana is not a trivial matter. The proposed legislation restricts marijuana usage to people aged 21 and over and limits its smoking to private property.

Wed
13
Feb

Marijuana can be a risk for people with heart issues, new study says

While one can’t necessarily overdose on cannabis, there have been instances where potent edibles have resulted in hospital visits, Gizmodo is reporting. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology detailed the story one 70-year-old man who used a THC-infused lollipop to get to sleep and ended up having a heart attack. It should be noted that this man did have a pre-existing heart condition — coronary artery disease, a condition where the buildup of plaque in arteries narrows blood flow to the heart. Still, the man hadn’t had a flare-up for the past two years and was regularly taking his medication.

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