Canada

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canadian
canuck
ontario
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PEI
nova scotia
new brunswick
quebec
manitoba
sasketchewan
alberta
BC
Wed
27
Nov

Canada's hemp acreage is shrinking, and not just a little

Despite the country’s shrinking industrial hemp crops — Health Canada figures show production fell from 123,000 acres in 2017 to over 77,

Wed
27
Nov

Minority report: Bulk of Canada’s cannabis consumption comes from small group of users

A new study suggests that two-thirds of Canada’s cannabis consumption can be attributed to the top 10 percent of the country’s users.

The multi-institutional study looked at data from Statistics Canada’s 2018 National Cannabis Survey and found that males between the ages of 15 and 34 were “disproportionately represented” in this group of heavy users.

Not quite a shocker, but researchers confirmed suspicions that usage patterns for the drug would resemble those seen for alcohol.

Wed
27
Nov

Canada Overdid It with their Legal Cannabis Supply

One of the lessons that legalization has taught us again and again is to prepare for an influx of people buying legal cannabis. At least at first, anyway. In the U.S., we’ve seen many instances where dispensaries struggle to keep up with the demand of products for medical and recreational cannabis consumers. But, it appears our neighbors to the north have a problem we’ve seen far less often. Canada was preparing for a huge number of people to be buying legal cannabis – and producers got way ahead of themselves, growing more than the country needs for the year

Tue
26
Nov

5 Marijuana Stocks To Own In 2020 and Why

2020 is shaping to be a comeback year for marijuana stocks. We think a new cannabis bull run is coming and we are taking a look at 5 marijuana stocks to own in 2020 and why.

Efforts to legalize marijuana at the federal level are progressing steadily in the US. The US House Judiciary Committee last week passed a landmark bill that seeks to fully legalize marijuana at the federal level. Previously, the House passed a bill to allow federally regulated banks to work with marijuana businesses in states where pot has been legalized. Presently, some 33 states have legalized marijuana in one way or the other.

Tue
26
Nov

On the rise: Ryerson students look to replace grow-ops with cannabis-producing yeast

Five Ryerson PhD students are hoping to change the way the world produces marijuana.

Instead of planting seeds and pouring time and money into costly grow-ops, Biofect Innovations, the company formed by the students, wants to use baker’s yeast to produce THC, CBD or any number of other cannabinoids found in cannabis.

The idea is to modify yeast at a genetic level to make it capable of producing the chemicals needed to produce cannabis in a lab. If they are successful, cannabis could be produced in a fraction of the space currently required — a single factory could replace hundreds of acres of crops

Tue
26
Nov

Canadian Cannabis Retail Stalls in September: Stats Can

fter reaching an all-time high the month before, the legal cannabis retail market contracted across the country in September, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

Sales across the retail sector overall slowed by 0.1 per cent compared to the previous quarter — revenues from cannabis stores in particular fell to $123 million from $126 million, a 2.4 per cent decrease.

Other notable sectors of retail to take a hit were new car dealers and gasoline stations, according to data released Friday, down 1.9 per cent and 2.3 per cent respectively.

Tue
26
Nov

Canada's New Health Minister's Thoughts On Cannabis: What You Should Know

Read entire article here.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the list of ministers who will make up his cabinet for his second term.

Patty Hajdu, formerly the minister of employment, will replace Ginette Petitpas Taylor as minister of health. 

Canada’s Minister of Health holds special importance to the country’s cannabis market, since the cabinet member oversees the Health Canada agency, which is responsible for regulating legal cannabis. 

Mon
25
Nov

Can Canada’s Cannabis Companies Weather The Winter Storm?

As Canadian’s wrap-up warm for winter they’ll be sharing one thing in common with their newest domestic industry – a hope the icy chill will be over soon.

With average Canadian cannabis company share prices down by over 50%, this year, analysts are contemplating a significant sector shake-down. And, this month’s results from Canada’s Licensed Producers, have once more underwhelmed – with under-fire executives highlighting a string of on-going issues.

Somewhere, or another, stressed company bosses will have flagged-up at least one of the following;

Mon
25
Nov

Drake’s bid to trademark Canadian cannabis warning labels proves a bust

Drake’s attempt to trademark the warning label that appears on Canadian cannabis products seems to have been a failure.

Mon
25
Nov

Could cannabis be a 'silver bullet' in the fight against the opioid crisis?

A new study suggests cannabis could be a safer and more effective substitute for opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, but can it help fight the opioid crisis?

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the B.C. Centre on Substance Use conducted over 5,000 interviews with 1,152 people who used heroin and other drugs and reported chronic pain at some point from June 2014 to June 2017. 

The participants were largely from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and lead author M-J Milloy said the study aimed to discover "new interventions" that might "lower or address the risk of overdose" in heavy opioid users. 

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