Canada

Synonyms: 
canadian
canuck
ontario
newfoundland
PEI
nova scotia
new brunswick
quebec
manitoba
sasketchewan
alberta
BC
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Nov

Is 19 too young to use cannabis? Study suggests it’s the ‘optimal minimum legal age’

As times continue to change, so does the world’s opinion on controversial substances like cannabis. Marijuana is being legalized in many places worldwide, policies which also include decriminalizing recreational use. As governments ease up on drug restrictions, one study suggests officials should also ease up on the age limit too.

Mon
16
Nov

Growing Pains: What’s Next For The Cannabis Industry In Canada

In order for the legal cannabis industry to continue maturing into adulthood, Canada needs to redefine its position on the quality of the products being produced.

Saturday, October 17, marked the two-year milestone of Canada becoming the first G7 country to legalize adult-use cannabis federally with the adoption of the Cannabis Act. Since then, the country’s cannabis industry has seen a rapid expansion.

Mon
16
Nov

Cannabis beverage challenge: Can cannabis beverages overcome the tobaccoization of cannabis?

Although infused beverages have been predicted to shake things up in the legal market, Canada’s cannabis companies are experiencing yet another regulatory bottleneck.

Challenged to create brand identity in the flower market, the promise of many big cannabis companies resides in the ability of their cannabis beverages (HEXO with TRUSS, Canopy with Tweed and Houseplant, Tilray with Fluent, and Aphria with SweetWater Brewing, etc.) to win over the non-cannabis consumer. For this to happen, cannabis beverage companies must escape the ‘tobaccoization’ of cannabis.

Mon
16
Nov

Canadian cannabis companies looking for ways in and around U.S. as market expands

Celebration over the legalization of cannabis in five more U.S. states was hardly over when attention turned to what this all means for industry heavyweights north of the border.

Several of the largest Canadian companies reported quarterly results last week, putting them under the microscope as Wall Street tries to figure out how they’ll grow while largely shut out of the rapidly expanding U.S. market. Some are finding ways in, while others are searching beyond.

Here’s a look at the strategy pivots laid out by a few prominent Canadian cannabis producers:

Fri
13
Nov

Veterans Affairs Canada and their Cannabis Policy for Veterans

Changes in Cannabis Policy for Veterans since the introduction

It all began in 2007, when Veterans Affairs Canada made the decision to reimburse a veteran for his medical cannabis expenses. Since then, the department has been reimbursing the cannabis costs of thousands of veterans.

Tue
10
Nov

5 Countries To Visit For The Best Marijuana In World

Cannabis tourism is thriving today on account of more countries legalizing the herb. It has opened paths for enthusiasts to travel far and wide worldwide to enjoy marijuana while embracing the picturesque views. While most countries allow tourists to use the herb, not all can offer the best marijuana.

Does your dream vacation include a good amount of high-grade marijuana? Read on to know the countries that produce the best marijuana you can visit to have a magical time.

Which are the Best Countries for Marijuana Travel?

Like every other marijuana lover, you must be searching for the countries that offer the best marijuana in the world. If you are looking for your next marijuana adventure destination, you’ve reached the right place.

Tue
10
Nov

Canadian Cannabis Company Buys Craft Brewery

Aphria said it has entered an agreement to buy Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Co. for around US$300 million, which is well known in the state for its stoner-focused marketing.

Global brewers have invested time and resources in north America’s burgeoning cannabis drinks industry within the past five years, with most launching beverages that are infused with THC – the psychoactive component of the plant – or CBD, which is regularly cited as reducing stress or muscle pain.

Sweetwater, which was founded in 1997 by two university friends, does not make THC or CBD beers yet, but does target drinkers with an interest in cannabis through its 420 beer brands and an annual festival held on 20 April.

Tue
10
Nov

Canadian Medical Cannabis Patients Report Using Less Alcohol

New Research in Canada reveals that many of those in a study who reportedly have used medical cannabis also claim that they’ve noticed a decrease in their drinking. 

Mon
09
Nov

Could Canada follow Oregon’s lead on drug decriminalization?

Oregon residents made history this week, with nearly 60 per cent of voters saying ‘yes’ to Oregon Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative.

The measure reclassifies simple drug possession as a Class E violation. Rather than face jail time, individuals found in possession of Schedule I-IV drugs, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, will need to complete a health assessment and pay a US$100 fine.

Mon
09
Nov

Cannabis execs cheer 'green landslide' of votes for legal pot

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. election, there’s a clear victor already: domestic cannabis companies.

Leaders across the industry cheered after marijuana measures passed in all five states that had them on the ballot Tuesday -- even in deeply red parts of the country. The results buoyed the biggest U.S.-based players in the market.

“Cannabis won, and won big,” said Boris Jordan, chairman of Curaleaf Holdings Inc., one of the largest cannabis companies. “It’s a green landslide.”

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