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Wed
09
Oct

What is the functionality of CBD in skincare products?

The demand for topical cannabis products has risen in the U.S., especially products that contain only cannabidiol (CBD). But what, exactly, does it do for skincare?

Wed
09
Oct

Home owners believe cannabis can impact property value

Cannabis and real estate go together like…

Well, actually they do because, as the Oct. 17 anniversary of recreational cannabis legalization nears, many real estate issues regarding the sale, use and growing of cannabis have arisen again, such as smoking or growing it in condos, the location of legal (or illegal) dispensaries and, of course, the smell.

Zoocasa has now published the results of their national Canadian cannabis and real estate sentiment survey. Some of the interesting findings include:

Wed
09
Oct

One-third of cannabis consumed by just 10% of users, study finds

Just 10% of users consumed a third of all the cannabis used in Canada in 2018, according to a study headed by a Northern Medical Program professor.

Dr. Russ Callaghan and his team looked at data from the 2018 National Cannabis Survey, which assessed patterns of cannabis use among Canadians at least 15 years old.

"The findings are similar to those in the alcohol field, where we have found that a small subgroup of drinkers usually consumes the majority of alcohol in the population," Callaghan said.

The team also found that males reported consuming 60 per cent of the cannabis consumed and males 15-34 years old disproportionately represented in the heaviest-using subgroups.

Wed
09
Oct

Nearly 1 in 10 companies allow pot at work, survey says

A new survey has found that cannabis may not be affecting Canadian workplaces as much as was feared before legalization, but nearly 1 in 10 workplaces do allow it.

The survey was commissioned by human resources services company ADP and carried out by Ipsos.

It found that 86 per cent of working Canadians say that their employer does not permit recreational cannabis use at work, while eight per cent said it is allowed during the workday (up from 6 per cent in 2018).

Tue
08
Oct

Catch a bad buzz? Don't expect a refund for your marijuana purchase

A Toronto resident who describes herself as a "seasoned" marijuana smoker says she was not ready for what she called a "bad trip" after smoking sativa marijuana ordered from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).

Jessica Weiser says she smokes marijuana for medical and relaxation reasons. When it was legalized, she started buying it online.

"I sort of got into it again with legalization and I did the research and found that it can alleviate certain conditions," Weiser said.

Weiser says that within minutes of smoking the sativa brand, she had a bad reaction that made her feel sick for hours.

Tue
08
Oct

Expect cheaper pot prices around Christmas

If you’re thinking of gifting cannabis this holiday season, it may pay to shop last minute, according to analysts at BMO Capital Markets calling for discounts near the end of the year.

Tamy Chen and Peter Sklar are forecasting price cuts on middle-tier flower as provinces attempt to clear out vaults ahead of new products like edibles, vapes and beverages, which are expected to launch in mid-December.

“Given the elevated inventory level currently held by provinces, which we have anecdotally heard is largely the ‘mid-range’ flower category, we believe provinces and retailers will likely implement price markdowns to accelerate product sell-through,” they wrote in a research note on Monday.

Tue
08
Oct

B.C. cannabis companies say eight is not enough when it comes to retail stores

Running legal dispensaries in B.C. is a numbers game and the big players say they’re losing out.

Currently, no cannabis retail businesses are permitted to operate at more than eight locations in the province—a rule meant to encourage competition and give small owners a fighting chance in a tough industry.

Only 14 dispensaries are currently on the right side of the law in B.C. as bigger companies are forced to be selective about where they set up shop.

Mon
07
Oct

Beware of cannabis edibles this Halloween

Halloween high sounds like a slasher movie in development.

But with Health Canada expected to legalize the sale of cannabis edibles this year, there are concerns THC-packed gummy bears, brownies, chocolate bars, cookies and other trippy treats pose a threat to kids.

And it’s easy to see how it could happen.

Cannabis candy often looks just like hard or gummy candy, or chocolate, so adults should be on the lookout for unusual candy packaging this Halloween.

Be particularly vigilant about homemade packages.

Mon
07
Oct

Manitoba to maintain prohibition on pot edibles in public

Those who hoped to eat pot cookies at outdoor concerts and other public gatherings appear to be out of luck.

Premier Brian Pallister said Friday that his government will make it illegal to consume marijuana edibles in most public spaces. Pallister said he believes current legislation will block that use but, if it doesn’t, his government will amend the law to fix that.

“We will have to look at, probably, the wording through an amendment, if necessary. The intention of the law is very clear that we are making illegal the public consumption (of cannabis),” said Pallister.

The federal government is set to legalize the sale of marijuana edibles in mid-December. The sale of non-medicinal cannabis dried flowers and oils became legal in October 2018.

Fri
04
Oct

Here’s why millennials are choosing cannabis over alcohol

It turns out that more and more millennials are gladly waking up with a little dry mouth from smoking too much weed instead of a gnarly hangover from booze.

If you’ve ever woken up with a killer hangover that makes it nearly impossible to get through your day without double fisting aspirin and coffee, you already know one reason why young adults are choosing cannabis over alcohol. But there are many other motivating factors the have made cannabis the preferred way to socialize for a lot of millennials.

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