Canada

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BC
Fri
30
Oct

Canadian researchers receive more than $4 million in funding to breed better cannabis

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will receive $4.2 million in federal, provincial and industry funding to study enhanced cannabis cultivars, with a particular focus on disease resistance.

In partnership with Aurora Cannabis, the project, titled Fast-Tracking Breeding of Powdery Mildew-Resistant Cannabis, is led by UBC researchers Loren Rieseberg and Marco Todesco.

Thu
29
Oct

Seth Rogen shares thoughts on beating black market weed in Canada

Canadian actor Seth Rogen, who recently launched his own cannabis brand in partnership with Canopy Growth, believes that the Canadian government should reconsider its strategy against combating the black market for marijuana.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, the Pineapple Express star described Ottawa’s current efforts as “not incredibly helpful if their actual goal is to destroy the black market.”

According to Rogen, people have less incentive to sell weed legally due to the complex and expensive procedure for setting up dispensaries. 

Thu
29
Oct

Canadian Medical Cannabis Patients Report Reductions In Alcohol Use

Is there a relationship between medical cannabis use and alcohol use?

It is estimated that as many as 107 million people worldwide have an alcohol use disorder. 

Alcohol use disorder is categorized as a person who cannot control their rate and frequency of alcohol consumption and who has a preoccupation with alcohol.

Wed
28
Oct

Michigan border sees 1,726% rise of marijuana seizures since last year

Despite the fact that both Michigan and Canada have legalized recreational marijuana, officials are reporting a sharp rise in illegally transported reefer this year.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they've seized more than 9,000 pounds of of the stuff this fiscal year, an increase of 1,726% from last year. And that doesn't even include 1 ton of chronic that was seized on Monday.

Wed
28
Oct

Seth Rogen: Until cannabis is as accepted as beer, the black market will continue to thrive

According to Seth Rogen, there would be no Superbad, or Knocked Up, or 50/50, without weed.

Tue
27
Oct

Canadian cancer survivors explain reasons for consuming or abstaining from cannabis in new study

Thirty-three Canadian cancer survivors were interviewed for a new study published in Cancer Medicine that sought to uncover the motivating factors influencing their decisions to medicate with, or abstain from, medical cannabis.

Mon
26
Oct

A third of polled Canadians might be giving the gift of ‘green’ this holiday season

Thanksgiving went virtual, Halloween is shaping up to be a hands-off experience and Christmas get-togethers might be a no-go. But that doesn’t mean gift-giving this festive season needs to suffer, particularly if one’s choice is the green stuff.

Despite COVID-19’s continuing clampdown, plenty of people are high on possibly making cannabis and pot-related products their gift for family and friends alike this coming holiday season.

So suggests the recent Maru/Blue online survey of 1,507 randomly selected Canadian adults, 453 of whom had used weed within the past five years. Commissioned by FIGR Brands Inc., the national poll results have been weighted by education, age, gender and region to match the population, as per Census data.

Wed
21
Oct

'Too much cultivation': Pot legalization anniversary comes amid supply glut concerns

Two years after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, the country is awash with the stuff. 

Hundreds of thousands of kilograms of cannabis sit idle in producers' vaults. Warehouses operated by provincial wholesalers are filled to the brim with finished products. Meanwhile, illicit growers remain active and add to a country-wide stockpile that is far outpacing market demand. 

The mountain of pot is expected to balloon further once producers – both legal and illicit – finish their "Croptober" harvest, the term used within the cannabis industry in reference to the period around October when outdoor cannabis crops are chopped down and processed. 

Wed
21
Oct

Canada Medical Cannabis Survey Results

A recently published survey report from Medical Cannabis Canada provides a snapshot of medicinal cannabis patients in that country and the challenges they face.

The survey report is based on the responses of a sample of 1,000 patients polled from July 28 to August 1, 2020.

Among the findings, just over half of patients were relatively new to using cannabis medicinally – three years or less. The most common conditions it was being used for were anxiety disorder, depression, and insomnia. As for how much patients were spending each month, for those with a medical document (which was 37%) the figure averaged out to CAD $159.10 and for those without a document, $118.10.

Tue
20
Oct

Border patrol intercepts weed worth US$8 million at Peace Bridge

The tally of cannabis seizures at the Peace Bridge running between Canada and the U.S. increased yet again last week when U.S. border officers in Buffalo discovered a commercial shipment with more than a ton of weed.

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