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Fri
24
May

Cannabis look-alike found in Ontario contains carfentanil

Waterloo Regional Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a street drug that looks just like cannabis, but actually contains powerful opioids.

Fri
24
May

London cannabis stores say they won't join trend to cut hours

But London’s three bricks-and-mortar marijuana stores — all of them open seven days a week — say they have ample supply and don’t plan to decrease operating hours.

The Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store in Ottawa and Canna Cabana in Hamilton are cutting back their hours — closing one day of the week and reducing hours on others — in response to lack of supply.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if the other stores started doing the same thing,” said Michael Armstrong, a professor at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business who studies Canada’s cannabis industry.

Thu
23
May

Opportunity as big as all outdoors for first licensed outdoor pot grower

The 40-hectare farm in Southwestern Ontario will soon be home to the province’s first commercial outdoor cannabis crop when planting begins next month.

The operation east of Brantford — approved by Health Canada last week — will create nearly 200 jobs at the Southwestern Ontario pot producer 48North and catapult it into one of the country’s largest by capacity. Most of the crop will be used for cannabis extracts, concentrates and edibles — products that VanderMarel, 48North’s co-chief executive, believes will dominate the market once they’re introduced in the fall.

“Outdoor is the future, for sure,” she said, noting no other agricultural products produced for extraction are cultivated inside.

“We don’t grow grapes indoors for wine, or canola for canola oil.”

Tue
21
May

Pot shop cuts hours because it can't get enough cannabis

An Ottawa pot shop is being forced to significantly reduce its hours because it's consistently running out of cannabis and says the province won't allow it to increase its order.

The Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store on Bank Street, which was operating seven days a week for 14 hours a day, will now close early on Tuesdays and entirely on Wednesdays.

It will open again on Thursdays at 6 p.m. after its weekly delivery arrives.

"We've been running out of cannabis for a few weeks now," said Harrison Stoker, vice-president of brand and culture for the Donnelly Group, the store's parent company.

We would take twice as much in a heartbeat, absolutely.- Harrison Stoker

Fri
17
May

You will be able to buy weed from two stores in Sudbury

After 45 days of waiting, the second cannabis store in Greater Sudbury has received approval from the province to open.

The HighLife store, owned by Anton Lucic, will be located on Marcus Drive. Lucic is expected to make a formal announcement Thursday on how quickly he will be able to open.

Once its operating, the HighLife store will be the city's second cannabis outlet. Demand has been strong at the Canna Cabana store at the Four Corners, owned by Saturninus Partners. Lineups outside the store have become a regular sight since it opened April 20.

With approval for HighLife, 24 of the 25 cannabis stores approved in Ontario have been given the green light to open. The last store waiting for approval is the Fabulous Leaf outlet in Oshawa. 

Wed
15
May

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGODF) (TGOD.TO) receives Health Canada approval to start cultivation operations at new Hamilton building

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TGOD.TO) (TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has obtained approval from Health Canada, under the Cannabis Regulations, to expand operations into its new state-of-the-art building located in Hamilton, Ontario.

The 20,000 square feet indoor facility is going to be used for cannabis cultivation; planting will start in the coming weeks.

“This is yet another important milestone for our team as we continue to ramp up production with a focus on executional excellence,” commented Brian Athaide, CEO of TGOD.

“We have pioneered the concept of sustainably growing all-natural, certified organic cannabis at scale. The product we are able to offer Canadians is clean, pesticide-free and undeniably premium.”

Wed
08
May

Capturing Eden brings access to medical marijuana

Free for guests to enjoy, treats of brownies and cakes sat beside a brew of hemp coffee that had good reviews from visitors. A new curious customer walked in every 20 minutes or so, which was a joy for owner Stephen Barber who celebrated six months of hard work at the weekend opening of Capturing Eden.

“We recognize a need, not only in this community but throughout Canada, in especially under-serviced areas that are similar to Haliburton,” Barber said about the lack of medical marijuana access. “People are waiting long times to get medical assessments, travelling a distance to get them, and to find the right products to help their ailments. We thought this would be a good place to start.” 

Tue
07
May

Still-not-open London marijuana store slapped with $50K penalty

The owner of a London cannabis retail store that still isn’t open has been penalized $50,000 by the province’s pot regulator.

An Ontario numbered company behind Tweed, located at 1025 Wellington Rd. S, is one of seven store owners forfeiting an additional $25,000 to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for failing to be in business by April 30, a spokesperson for the regulator confirmed.

Eleven owners previously had $25,000 drawn from their letters of credit submitted to the AGCO — a condition for applying to open a marijuana retail outlet — for not opening by mid-April.

Mon
06
May

Tokyo Smoke set to open its doors on Monday

Torontonians will soon have a fourth option when it comes to purchasing marijuana legally in the city.

Tokyo Smoke says it is ready to open for business Monday morning at 9 a.m.

Colin Campbell, one of the five lottery license winners from Toronto, partnered with Tokyo Smoke – which already operates cannabis outlets in Calgary and Manitoba – to set up shop in the old HMV building near Yonge-Dundas Square.

They will join Hunny Pot Cannabis Co., Nova Cannabis and Ameri which have already begun selling legal weed in their shops.

Mon
06
May

Cannabis tourism in Canada: Canadian Kush Tours

At the dawn of marijuana legalization in Canadian, longtime Toronto marijuana advocate Neev Tapiero saw an opportunity to expand his reach within the industry. Being at the forefront of significant cannabis-related firsts in Toronto (Tapiero is the founder of both the city’s first compassion club Cannabis As Living Medicine (CALM) and the Toronto Global Marijuana March) he could foreshadow that legalization would bring new business opportunities, especially within the tourism sector. And with that, the 23-year cannabis veteran launched Canadian Kush Tours.

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