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Mon
14
Jan

Ontario town says hosting pot producers 'like a two-edged sword'

David Ireland is frustrated by the "skunk smell" of pot that wafts down from two cannabis cultivation facilities roughly five kilometres away and lingers outside his home, even in the winter.

"On hot humid days, it's worse because they have to vent more often ... You wouldn't be able to open your windows," he said.

The town of Pelham, Ont., where Ireland lives -- an hour away from Toronto, near Niagara Region wine country -- has become a hotbed for legal commercial pot growers who have snapped up greenhouses and converted them from flowers and vegetables to the more lucrative crop.

Fri
11
Jan

Cannabis Canada Daily: The owner of the world’s biggest pot store is eyeing Ontario

Planet 13 eyes Ontario for retail partnership expansion

Planet 13 Holdings, the operator of the biggest cannabis store in the world, would be open to a joint venture so that it can bring a pot dispensary to Ontario, the company's chief executive Bob Groesbeck told BNN Bloomberg. While Planet 13 isn't participating in Ontario’s retail license lottery, it sees a partnership as a more viable way to enter Canada's most populous province.

Mon
07
Jan

WeedMD issues Ontario greenhouse expansion update

Expansion of existing cannabis grow facilities and construction projects for brand-new greenhouses continue at a breakneck pace in Canada following the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Mon
24
Dec

Southwestern Ontario pot producers expanding to meet demand

Cannabis producers in Southwestern Ontario – one of the nation’s emerging marijuana belts – are going on an expansion spree, a move an industry official says will help reduce the nation’s cannabis shortage.

The combination of high demand for pot products and growing pains in the nascent cannabis industry has led to empty shelves at online stores and bricks-and-mortar retailers across the country since recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Oct. 17.

Meanwhile, the country’s legion of licensed growers, including several in the London region, are working around the clock to expand their operations to meet the growing demand for their products.

Thu
13
Dec

Mississauga and Markham take a pass on legal pot shops

For two GTA municipalities, the idea of legalizing cannabis has gone up in smoke.

On Wednesday, both Markham and Mississauga city councils voted down the option of allowing cannabis retail stores to operate in their cities ahead of the province’s plan to introduce private retail stores for pot by April 2019.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said council felt there are still too many unknowns about the retail cannabis model and what it will mean for the city.

Council shot down the proposal 10-2.

“The province has not given municipalities any control over where cannabis stores can be located in our city. This is cause for great concern,” she wrote in a statement.

Fri
19
Oct

We compared legal marijuana prices across Canada and some provinces are getting ripped off

If your province or territory nabbing the best deal?!

It's officially day two of cannabis officially being legal in Canada. While we are all probably coming off the high of such a big milestone for the country (pun absolutely intended), Canadians are shocked to see how different the legal purchasing experience is from province to province. 

Not only do some provinces get to buy in store rather than online, but areas of the country are also seeing some extreme price differences for legal cannabis. Meaning you might want to consider a road trip to snag the best bang for your buck. Here are the current prices per gram of legal marijuana in every part of Canada, so you can see how your province stacks up. All prices listed are in CAD.

Fri
19
Oct

Reality bites? Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED) is among Canadian marijuana stocks to feel pressure after legalization

Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC) was down 6.85%, Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB) was down 7.23%, and Aphria (TSX:APH) was down 6.08% on the day before legalization.

At the time of writing, it is the day of legalization — the day this massive market is officially opened and when the sale of marijuana begins to be taken away from the black market.

As a reflection of the volatility and the risk that is still inherent in marijuana stocks, let’s look at what is happening in the market.

Thu
18
Oct

Despite legalization, Canada won’t be selling edibles anytime soon

If you want pot brownies for legalization day, you’ll have to make them yourself.

It’s cannabis legalization day in Canada, those looking to eat their weed, be warned: edibles in any form — brownies, ice cream, candy — are off the market until further notice.

The Canadian government has not yet allowed edible cannabis products to be sold for recreational use, apparently needing more time to create regulations around those products. The government’s backgrounder notes that edibles should be available for sale within one year of the October 17 legalization, but has not set a specific date, nor has it offered any more of a detailed timeline.

Thu
18
Oct

We've got cannabis covered: Coast-to-coast with marijuana legalization in Canada

Some tech glitches, a few sold out products and a quest to find that first legal toke.

Well, it’s here. From province to province, government portals started selling cannabis, many at the stroke of midnight. So has the entire county gone up in puff of smoke? Read on-the-ground stories and analysis from across the Postmedia chain.

Thu
18
Oct

First legal weed sold in Canada at Newfoundland shops

Ian Power and Nikki Rose among first Canadians to buy legal recreational cannabis. The first legal recreational cannabis has officially been sold in Canada.

In Newfoundland and parts of Labrador, midnight comes earlier than anywhere else in the country, and people were ready and waiting for marijuana to be sold to them over the counter.

At the Tweed retail location on Water Street in downtown St. John's, the first sales went to Ian Power and Nikki Rose, who lined up outside hours before. 

The lineup at the Tweed store started at around 8 p.m. NT, and steadily grew as the time ticked down to 12 a.m. Ian Power said he came early so he could "make history."

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