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Fri
07
Dec

Supreme partners with Wiz Khalifa to bring hip-hop star's pot brand to Canada

The Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (FIRE.V) is partnering with a cannabis company founded by hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa to bring the musician's premium pot brand to Canada, but plans to tweak the incoming product to avoid running afoul of Health Canada's marijuana marketing restrictions. 

Supreme Cannabis will  pay Khalifa, the stage name of Cameron Jibril Thomaz, $1 million in cash in addition to about 5.7 million shares in the Toronto-based pot producer in return for exclusive rights to distribute the musician's "Khalifa Kush" cannabis brand and provide consulting services for the next three years. 

Fri
07
Dec

Canada’s largest cannabis conference since legalization sparks up at Parq Vancouver this weekend

On Dec. 9 Vancouver will host the largest cannabis conference in Canada since the federal government, on Oct. 17, legalized recreational marijuana use.

Dozens of industry experts will speak on the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo’s many panels at the Parq Vancouver, during the event’s Dec. 9 through 11 run.

Fri
07
Dec

Only two cautions issued to Manitoba retailers since cannabis legalized

Manitoba's cannabis regulator says stores in the province are following the rules of legalized recreational marijuana.

The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba says no retailers have been fined and only two cautions have been issued since sales were legalized in October.

One caution was for a broken lock on a storage unit, which was fixed.

The other caution was given to a store that took delivery of cannabis before the shop's retail licence was issued.

Liz Stephenson, the authority's chief administrative officer, says there has been excellent co-operation from retailers.

She also says inspectors are visiting each store on a regular basis to ensure compliance with rules governing storage, signage and more.

Fri
07
Dec

Could Canada use Nevada’s cannabis shortage protocol?

A majority of Canadian provinces are reporting cannabis supply shortages, as Canada’s licensed cannabis producers and distributors grapple to keep up with the demand for commercial cannabis. Demand for Canada’s recreational cannabis comes from customers that were already acquiring cannabis from the illicit market, and the second source of demand comes from new customers who have never used cannabis but are ready to give it a try. Several warnings about a potential shortage were circulating in the media in the run-up to legalization, but not everyone was sure the problem would manifest.

Thu
06
Dec

Why cannabis and alcohol sales should never, ever be co-located

A recent article in the Staten Island Advance newspaper started with a seemingly random Billy Joel reference: “A bottle of red. A baggie of weed.” As New York state moves ever closer to legalizing adult-use marijuana, this scene from a cannabis-infused Italian restaurant represents a more modern New York state of mind, indeed. But what follows this tongue-in-cheek lede is a disturbing trend we’re starting to see more and more as the commercial cannabis industry continues to expand.

Thu
06
Dec

Marijuana laws in Quebec are about to become the strictest in Canada

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm an open lover of the little green leaf – and I've been a supporter of cannabis legalization long before I'd ever even tried the stuff. I think it's important that, as a society, we always keep in mind why laws have been put in place... but also when and why they can sometimes cease to benefit us as a nation.

It was a step in the right direction when the federal government decided to decisively move away from the so-called "war on drugs." Patients that require medicial marijuana can now access it more easily than ever, and those individuals that found themselves on the wrong side of the law can now openly and shamelessly participate in recreational use. 

Thu
06
Dec

Toronto's Friendly Stranger is opening 50 new cannabis stores in the next two years

In October, Toronto's iconic cannabis culture shop announced a $10 million expansion plan that will allow them to become one of Ontario's premier marijuana retailers over the next several years.

While the shop is reportedly aiming to open 100 stores across Canada eventually, their more immediate plans are to open 50 in the next two years. Starting with the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario cities.

Wed
05
Dec

Legal marijuana becomes truly Canadian with Wiarton's curling 'bongspiel'

A Southwestern Ontario club plans a tournament next month combining one of the country’s oldest winter pasttimes, curling, with what’s rapidly becoming a new lifestyle choice, legal weed.

Forget the jokes about stoners and curling stones; the all-day event sold out within 24 hours, with calls coming in from across Ontario and 16 four-person teams signing up at $200 a team.

Wed
05
Dec

With US$800-an-ounce bud, pot artisans go high end

Take a 35-minute ferry ride across the impossibly clear glacial waters of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake, and you’ll find yourself on the East Shore. For generations, lush tracts of marijuana flourished here along the abandoned logging roads that snake through its craggy mountains.

Wed
05
Dec

We must study marijuana's impact on the environment before it's too late

In a flurry of international news, after years of false starts and political wrangling, it was finally written into law: Justin Trudeau’s administration legalized recreational marijuana use in Canada.

Admittedly, the course of true legalization never did run smooth. A myriad of complex province-specific regulations and policies have emerged that have served to reflect the fractured political nature of Canada’s federation, but also to mildly puzzle its citizens.

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