Canada

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Kids and cannabis

Cannabis and kids is a big research topic, especially since the drug’s legalization here last fall.

A new Health Canada study reports that kids, as young as 13, are twice as likely to smoke weed than cigarettes.

Although both substances are illegal for those underage, the 13- and 14-year-old high school students report that 7% of them had tried pot at least once, while 8% said they used occasionally. tobacco use came in at 4%.

Another recent survey by Health Canada reports an upswing in cannabis use among high school students — but prior to legalization. The study’s lead author Dr. Alexandra Zuckerman reports that public perception began shifting in 2014, likely due to lots of cannabis discussion and widespread medical cannabis use.

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Is hemp a safer way to invest in the cannabis industry?

Profits have been elusive for many companies in the cannabis industry. With federal law making it impossible for companies to expand their operations across the U.S without either acquiring a company in another state or setting up an entirely new operation, it's been very difficult for costs to stay at manageable levels. The one workaround, however, has been for companies like Charlotte's Web (OTC:CWBHF) that have chosen a different route: hemp.

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The Biggest Risk of Marijuana Legalization 2.0

Marijuana is poised to be one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet over the next decade. Worldwide sales have more than tripled to $10.9 billion over the last four years, and they could grow as much as 18-fold over the next decade, if investment bank Stifel's global sales estimate comes to fruition.

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Legal edibles, other derivatives should add 3 million consumers to cannabis market

The second great Canadian cannabis rush is nearing the starting line, with pot entrepreneurs looking to stand out amid an onslaught of soon-to-be-legal edibles on the market.

Legal cannabis edibles and other derivatives are expected to grow Canada’s cannabis market by three million consumers, or 65 per cent, according to a poll commissioned earlier this year by a leading industry data collector.

The survey, conducted with 3,000 respondents last May by Lift & Co. and Ernst and Young, suggests the country’s 4.6 million adult cannabis users will grow to about 7.6 million after a wider variety of non-smokable licensed products go on store shelves at year’s end.

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How consumers can avoid dangerous vape cartridges

Hundreds of people across the country have taken ill over the past weeks with a severe pulmonary affliction apparently linked to the vaping of cannabis products and nicotine-filled e-cigarettes. The victims are now said to number over 450 — and many were otherwise healthy young people, in their teens or early 20s. State and federal health authorities are investigating, and have just issued preliminary findings naming a particular additive found in vape cartridges. While the additive appears most common in illicit market vapes, many states have not banned the substance in their legal products.

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Sep

Hemp 101: Everything you need to know about hemp

Canadian farmers have been growing hemp, an industrial variety of cannabis, for food like seed and fiber for clothing for two decades. But until last October, cannabidiol (CBD) — a cannabinoid compound found in the flowering portion of the plant that has been touted as an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety agent and other cure-all — couldn’t legally be extracted, processed or sold to consumers.

Canada’s Cannabis Act changed that last year, making it legal for hemp farmers to sell CBD-rich biomass to licensed processors and add to Canada’s inventory of CBD, which was previously supplied solely by medical cannabis cultivators.

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2 cannabis stocks to watch this week

The marijuana stock market has shifted dramatically over the past few years. In that time, cannabis stocks have climbed to new heights, with the industry moving even closer to the future. Projections for the industry show the market reaching the triple-digit billions by the next decade or so. Although this might be a high expectation, even if the industry reached half that amount of growth, it would be very substantial.

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Sep

Mixed reactions to U.S. move to ban flavoured e-cigarettes

A potential ban on flavoured e-cigarettes in the U.S. is a welcome step towards greater regulation of vaping products, says the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

“It’s encouraging to see federal governments start to have those types of conversations,” said Eric Nadalin, a manager in the WECHU’s health promotion department.

“Certainly, the concern with flavoured e-cigarettes is their attractiveness to youths. It’s something that we do want to acknowledge and develop protections against.”

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal for new enforcement policies by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would effectively remove flavoured e-cigarettes from the U.S. vaping market.

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One year into legalization, here’s what we know about how Canadians use cannabis

How has legal pot changed your life? Has it, at all? As a country, legalization catalyzed some shifts that could end up being the start of trends that shape the industry in days to come.

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Canadians are just not that into CBD oil

As Ottawa prepares to legalize edibles and concentrates later this year, Canadians interested in cannabis oils won’t have to line up for long.

new report by Health Canada shows that—contrary to most cannabis products—the country’s supply of oils appears to be outpacing demand. While dried cannabis sales climbed 4.7 percent in June 2019 compared to the previous month, sales of cannabis oils dropped by 2.1 percent.

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