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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Cannabis Industry Hit Hard by California Wildfires

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that effective at stopping the fire,” explained Cal Fire Battalion Chief Marshall Tuberville. Another source from Cal Fire reported that firefighting teams had contained “zero percent” of the sprawling blazes as of Monday night, which at that point had touched an estimated 100,000 acres. An additional 100,000 acres have been scorched since. Current reports state that 32 lives have been lost...

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

New Study Out of BC Recommends Keeping Unlicensed Dispensaries Open

by Jon Hiltz A new study coming out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) says that unlicensed dispensaries in Canada should stay open. As the Great White North legalizes marijuana, one of the challenges the federal government faces is the number of unlicensed dispensaries serving thousands of customers across the country. There has been significant debate as to what should be done about these retail storefronts, with some provinces working to shut them down, while others implement regulations for their tolerated existence. Now, a research paper from UBC, one of the top three universities in Canada, finds that...

by Jon Hiltz A new study coming out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) says that unlicensed dispensaries in Canada should stay open. As the Great White North legalizes marijuana, one of the challenges the federal government faces...

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on October 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Government releases legal limits for drugged driving but can’t say how much pot is too much

Federal government and experts say they expect the new offences to be challenged in court By Peter Zimonjic, Catherine Cullen The federal government has released a draft of its planned drug concentration levels but admits the new rules provide no guidance on how much marijuana it would take to push a driver over the legal limit. “It should be noted that THC is a more complex molecule than alcohol and the science is unable to provide general guidance to drivers about how much cannabis can be consumed before it is unsafe to drive or before the proposed levels would be...

Federal government and experts say they expect the new offences to be challenged in court By Peter Zimonjic, Catherine Cullen The federal government has released a draft of its planned drug concentration levels but admits the new rules provide no...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Canada’s Largest Cannabis Producer Moves Into B.C. Greenhouses

By Miranda Nelson  CANNABIS CULTURE – Canada’s biggest licensed cannabis producer is coming to British Columbia. Ontario’s Canopy Growth Corporation has announced a new definitive joint venture agreement with an unnamed greenhouse operator in B.C.  In an October 11 press release, Canopy Growth committed $20 million to the new company, BC Tweed Joint Venture Inc., in order to convert 1.3 million square feet of greenhouse space to cannabis production. The 30-acre facility, which currently grows peppers, aims to have products ready for market by July 1, 2018. Canopy Growth is also holds an exclusive option with the unnamed partner...

By Miranda Nelson  CANNABIS CULTURE – Canada’s biggest licensed cannabis producer is coming to British Columbia. Ontario’s Canopy Growth Corporation has announced a new definitive joint venture agreement with an unnamed greenhouse operator in B.C.  In an October 11...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Corporate Canada warms to marijuana industry

Submitted by Marijuana News Snappy business suits and crisp white lab coats aren’t what immediately pop to mind when one thinks of marijuana. But as high-flying professionals decamp from established industries for the promise of a Canadian green rush, jeans and T-shirts may be on the way out as the official workplace attire of the cannabis industry. Over the past year or two, lawyers, scientists, marketing professionals and the denizens of C-Suite Canada have been moving into the industry, which is hungry for talent and filled with expectations of profit. With medical marijuana legal and the country preparing for...

Submitted by Marijuana News Snappy business suits and crisp white lab coats aren’t what immediately pop to mind when one thinks of marijuana. But as high-flying professionals decamp from established industries for the promise of a Canadian green rush,...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

What could marijuana edibles mean for Ontario restaurants?

Submitted by Marijuana News People want to eat marijuana. Which is odd, because it doesn’t taste good, and the intoxication is like an all-you-can-worry anxiety buffet. Plus, in its current, black-market form, there’s no way to know how much THC is in each bite, or whether the product has been lab-tested to confirm its contents. Nevertheless, people love it: Dalhousie University recently conducted a survey on public perception of marijuana edibles. Of 1,087 Canadians polled, 39 per cent said they’d try it if it were available in restaurants. Bakers and chefs are lining up to meet that demand. “I...

Submitted by Marijuana News People want to eat marijuana. Which is odd, because it doesn’t taste good, and the intoxication is like an all-you-can-worry anxiety buffet. Plus, in its current, black-market form, there’s no way to know how much...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Anti-pot petition sponsored by Brad Trost nets almost 13,000 signatures

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix   Almost 13,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by Saskatoon–University MP Brad Trost calling on Canadian lawmakers to revoke legislation that is expected to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana next summer. Presented to the House of Commons late last month, the petition describes cannabis as “a substance with very little benefit and an enormous potential for addiction and abuse” and argues that regulations proposed in Bill C-45 will make it difficult to control. “Considering all of cannabis legalization’s negative aspects, cannabis legalization does not seem like the ideal step towards ensuring...

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix   Almost 13,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by Saskatoon–University MP Brad Trost calling on Canadian lawmakers to revoke legislation that is expected to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana next summer....

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Unions want government-run cannabis stores in Alberta

The Alberta Federation of Labour is calling for the NDP government to set up a system of government-owned and operated cannabis stores in the province when recreational marijuana becomes legal next year. With Alberta’s policy framework for legal cannabis released earlier this month, Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said the province will only allow stand-alone stores to sell legal weed but it is still weighing whether to set up government-owned facilities or leave retail to the private sector. Businesses looking to move into the recreational marijuana field in 2018 are opposed to a public system for cannabis sales, as are...

The Alberta Federation of Labour is calling for the NDP government to set up a system of government-owned and operated cannabis stores in the province when recreational marijuana becomes legal next year. With Alberta’s policy framework for legal cannabis...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

20,000 Public Comments on Cannabis Regulations for British Columbia

By Jon Hiltz he most marijuana-friendly Canadian province is also the most vocal when it comes to cannabis regulation. In late September, the provincial government of British Columbia (BC) started a five-week consultation period, asking residents for their input on a number of issues related to the regulation of cannabis. These points of interest include what the minimum age to buy cannabis should be, personal possession limits, where adults can consume, retail models, and personal cultivation regulations. The BC government invites you to participate  The BC government has already received more than 20,000 responses, and they’re only halfway through the process...

By Jon Hiltz he most marijuana-friendly Canadian province is also the most vocal when it comes to cannabis regulation. In late September, the provincial government of British Columbia (BC) started a five-week consultation period, asking residents for their input...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Alberta’s Proposed Legalisation Plan Seeks Public Input

By Andrew Ward – Special to Cannabis Culture Last Friday, Alberta’s government released its highly anticipated draft framework around the province’s marijuana participation. And Alberta citizens have until October 27th to voice their opinions before the framework is solidified. As Canada moves closer to countrywide legalization this July, Alberta joins Ontario in releasing its initial plans. While details lack, more should become clear after further discussions between officials, citizens and other groups. Once the proposals are finalized, Alberta plans to have a “strict legal framework” for marijuana in the area. Final plans will address issues from production, sale, distribution...

By Andrew Ward – Special to Cannabis Culture Last Friday, Alberta’s government released its highly anticipated draft framework around the province’s marijuana participation. And Alberta citizens have until October 27th to voice their opinions before the framework is solidified....

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