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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."

Thu
18
Oct

Canada just legalized recreational pot. Here's what you need to know

People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country's first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

Thu
18
Oct

Trying cannabis for the first time? Here's everything you can expect

There’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to understanding all of the aspects surrounding cannabis, but we’ve got you covered.

While a lot of focus has been placed on the technical aspects of cannabis legalization in Canada, this guide will focus on answering questions like: What happens to your body when you get high? Should you smoke or vape? And what happens if you get too high? This guide aims to answer some of those burning questions.

What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a substance made up of the dried and shredded parts of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can include the flowers, seeds, stems and leaves.

Sun
14
Oct

Cannabis companies jockey for share of Ontario's pot shops

A battle is brewing over how Premier Doug Ford's government will divvy up the private sector's share of Ontario's retail cannabis market.

Legislation that would allow companies to operate pot shops in Canada's largest province is now under scrutiny at Queen's Park and businesses are trying to influence key details of the bill. 

Once crucial aspect of the retail regime that's still to be decided: how many cannabis retail licences any one corporation can hold. Government officials say there will be a limit, but that limit has not yet been set. 

Fri
12
Oct

Ontario's online weed store will ship with Canada Post with a $5 delivery fee

Starting a week today, people in Ontario will be able to legally buy marijuana at a government-run online store, with the product delivered to customers for a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. 

Officials with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) held a technical briefing with reporters today, less than a week before recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday. 

Visitors to the site must first enter their birth date to confirm they're older than 19. The age is then verified using identification upon delivery.

Thu
27
Sep

Ontario government to allow pot smoking wherever tobacco smoking allowed

Ontario residents will be able to smoke recreational cannabis wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted, the Progressive Conservative government said Wednesday, loosening rules established by the previous Liberal regime.

The government will also not put a cap on pot shops when it starts licensing and regulating the province's private cannabis retail marketplace, and municipalities will have until January to opt out of hosting the stores.

The details were announced by Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney and Finance Minister Vic Fedeli a day before new legislation on pot rules was set to be tabled.

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