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Wed
05
Jun

Cannabis tourism in Canada: The Nomad Cook

The third in the canada.com Cannabis Tourism in Canada series has me heading into the kitchen with chef Travis Petersen, head of Canadian cannabis brand The Nomad Cook, where nothing is half-baked.

Wed
05
Jun

Is cannabis safe for dogs? Pet marijuana poisoning is rising exponentially as more edibles are available

If you have a furry friend at home, you probably know that just about anything left on the floor, the coffee table, or in the garbage can pique your pet’s interest as a potential treat.

But what happens when they start wobbling around, showing clear signs of disorientation? Or, you look into Fido’s eyes and realize they look glassy, rather than playful? That’s what happened to Jen Gunter, a resident of Marin County, Calif. Her energetic three-year-old Labrador retriever, Hazel, wasn’t acting like herself.

Tue
04
Jun

Ontario cottage-country resort first to earn 'pot-friendly' designation

Spark one up in celebration, if you’re so inclined.

Less than a year after cannabis became legal in Canada, Ontario has it’s first openly pot-friendly resort, which could have weed-lovers jumping for joy. Or kicking back in a Muskoka chair with a fattie in hand.

Adults-only Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa in the Haliburton Highlands, roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive north of Toronto, has been touted as the province’s first hotel/resort to welcome cannabis consumption by its guests, according to a press release from Cannabis Hotels, a website dedicated to the fledgling pot tourism industry.

Tue
04
Jun

Cannabis stocks fall after FDA hearing on CBD finds conflicting views of substance

Cannabis stocks were mostly lower Monday, as investors digested the first reports from Friday’s regulatory hearing on cannabis and its ingredients and the news that Illinois is legalizing weed for adult recreational use.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted its first-ever hearing on cannabis and its nonintoxicating ingredient CBD all day Friday with more than 100 speakers offering views, including researchers, health professionals, advocates, manufacturers and opponents.

Tue
04
Jun

Canadian edibles, topicals market worth $2.7B; ramp up over 3-5 years: Deloitte

The Canadian market for next-generation cannabis products is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles contributing more than half, according to a new report from Deloitte.

This spending once the final edible pot regulations roll out in the coming months is expected to be on top of the roughly $6-billion estimated domestic market for recreational and medical cannabis, the consultancy said Monday.

Mon
03
Jun

Canadian cannabis shortages resolving more quickly than expected: BMO analyst

The Canadian cannabis industry is beginning to solve the supply shortages that have plagued it since legalization came into force, according to an analyst at Bank of Montreal (BMO). Tamy Chen, an equity research analyst for BMO Capital Markets, says the chronic issues are being resolved more quickly than projected. “It appears that the industry supply is improving sooner than we had anticipated,” Chen wrote in a letter to clients on May 30.

Mon
03
Jun

Sask. cannabis company bought out to make infused beer, wines

With the purchase of a local pot producer, a beer and wine company could bring Saskatchewan to the forefront of cannabis-infused beverages.

The Hill Street Beverage Company out of Ontario has signed a letter of intent to buy OneLeaf Cannabis for $16 million.

Terry Donnelly, chairman and CEO of Hill Street, said the company is going to use OneLeaf’s expertise and massive production facility just outside of Regina to help create its upcoming line of weed-infused beers and wines.

“We think this is the equivalent to the end of prohibition of alcohol, so we’re planning a multi-year strategy to be able to create a whole new portfolio or whole new category of beverages that we believe will be an alternative to alcohol,” explained Donnelly.

Fri
31
May

Less packaging, more recycling, means greener weed for New Brunswick

When cannabis was first legalized in Canada, customers immediately criticized the excessive plastic packaging that came with it. 

Some products generated as much as 70 grams of plastic and cardboard for one gram of marijuana. 

But that is starting to change. 

Some products, offered in pill containers, have shed the outer cardboard boxes and shrink-wrapped plastic seal. 

Others, such as a gram of cannabis from Ontario producer Aphria, come in sealed brown envelopes. 

"We are certainly mindful of the concerns raised around the amount of packaging used industry-wide, which was largely the result of ensuring compliance with the regulations under the Cannabis Act," said Andrew Swartz, a spokesperson for Aphria. 

Fri
31
May

Demand for CBD products is on an explosive track, so how far is Canada from getting its own CBD burger?

The novelty of adding CBD, or cannabidiol, to foods has infiltrated the fast food world with the debut of a Carl’s Jr. burger topped with a CBD-infused sauce on Apr. 20—the international day for weed.

The 4/20 festivities are long over, but the stunt involving the US$4.20 burger—which took place at a single Carl’s Jr. location in Colorado where cannabis, including CBD, has been legal for recreational use since 2014—lives on.

Thu
30
May

Booze-free beverage company banking on local cannabis

An Ontario-based beverage company looking to create intoxicating alternatives to alcohol will get its key ingredient at the edge of Regina.

“There’s a great saying: Five guys get drunk and they start a fight. Five guys get stoned and they start a band,” said Hill Street Beverage Company chairman and CEO Terry Donnelly.

Hill Street announced Tuesday it will acquire OneLeaf Cannabis for a total purchase price of $16 million. The move is part of Hill Street’s vision to become a leader in the infused beverage market when the sale of cannabis edibles becomes legal in Canada, expected by Oct. 17.

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