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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

Henry Rollins Talks Cannabis Culture: A Sneak Peak at Vancouver’s ICBC Keynote Speaker

By Haley Nagasaki – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – Noted as a classic member of seminal punk band, Black Flag, and the driving force behind The Rollins Band, Actor, Singer, Philosopher and Poet, Henry Rollins is a beacon of breathing subculture and advocate for liberty of the individual. In addition to regular tours as a spoken word artist, Rollins is the co-host of popular podcast Henry & Heidi and keynote speaker for this year’s ICBC (International Cannabis Business Conference) taking place in Vancouver BC. When he’s not on tour, Rollins often travels to far reaching feral corners of...

By Haley Nagasaki – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – Noted as a classic member of seminal punk band, Black Flag, and the driving force behind The Rollins Band, Actor, Singer, Philosopher and Poet, Henry Rollins is a...

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Quebec has passed its long-awaited cannabis law. Here’s what’s in it

Province lays out rules in anticipation of federal legalization Benjamin Shingler · CBC News After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the sale and distribution of cannabis in the province. Premier Philippe Couillard’s Liberals, who hold a majority in the National Assembly, all voted for Bill 157. Québec Solidaire, which holds three seats, also voted in favour. The opposition Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec voted against (more on that later). Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois says the province will be ready when the federal legislation will be in place later this year. But she also took pains...

Province lays out rules in anticipation of federal legalization Benjamin Shingler · CBC News After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the sale and distribution of cannabis in the province....

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

New Cannabis NB stores to market weed for different ‘occassions’

Submitted by Marijuana News Hip, monochromatic colour palette with tasteful pops of green. Photo murals of local landmarks. Faux succulents and wheatgrass. Dozens of shiny screens. Cannabis NB locations will look more like high-end electronics stores than the places that New Brunswickers fond of weed are used to buying it — and the bud will be categorized according to what you plan to do once you’re high. ‘I think this is the first government cannabis store in the world,’ said Brian Harriman, president and CEO of Alcool NB Liquor and Cannabis New Brunswick. On Tuesday, the Cannabis NB location at 87 Lansdowne Ave. in...

Submitted by Marijuana News Hip, monochromatic colour palette with tasteful pops of green. Photo murals of local landmarks. Faux succulents and wheatgrass. Dozens of shiny screens. Cannabis NB locations will look more like high-end electronics stores than the places that New Brunswickers fond...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

N.B. medical marijuana user files complaint over treatment at Toronto airport

Laurie Manzer says he was forced to remove marijuana from his prescription container A New Brunswick man has filed a complaint with Canada’s air transport security authority after he says he was forced to remove his medical cannabis from its prescription container before boarding a flight. Burton resident Laurie Manzer, who is a veteran and a campaigner for cannabis as a medication, uses the drug to deal with pain and anxiety from the injury that ended his military career. On Monday, he was flying to Fredericton from Toronto through the Pearson International Airport, carrying about 30 grams of dried marijuana and...

Laurie Manzer says he was forced to remove marijuana from his prescription container A New Brunswick man has filed a complaint with Canada’s air transport security authority after he says he was forced to remove his medical cannabis from...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

6 Glaring problems with Canada’s cannabis legalization

Submitted by Marijuana News The new bill could potentially cause more problems than it would solve. Weed is going to be legal in Canada, and soon. In some sense, this was already a foregone conclusion, but what that looked like specifically, was not. As Bill C-45 wormed its way through Senate committees, reports, and multiple readings, the final shape of what legalization will look like in 2018 began to take shape. And while the core concept of legalization—that adults should be able to smoke weed in the privacy of their own homes, and to their heart’s content—remains pretty much...

Submitted by Marijuana News The new bill could potentially cause more problems than it would solve. Weed is going to be legal in Canada, and soon. In some sense, this was already a foregone conclusion, but what that looked...

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on May 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Aurora Cannabis invests $1M in Canadian drug delivery company

Submitted by Marijuana News Canadian cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis has invested $1 million in CCT Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc, the developers of an oral dose-specific dissolving thin film wafer drug delivery technology. The investment, with a 5 percent convertible debenture, gives Aurora a 9.14 percent interest in CTT and the agreement includes issuance of warrants enabling Aurora to increase that ownership to 42.5 percent. Story Continues Below Aurora CEO Terry Booth said the investment reflects the company’s commitment“to science-based diversification into higher-margin drug delivery technologies for both the medical and adult consumer use markets.” “The clinically-proven rapid onset of action of CTT’s wafers is a key differentiator...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canadian cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis has invested $1 million in CCT Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc, the developers of an oral dose-specific dissolving thin film wafer drug delivery technology. The investment, with a 5 percent convertible debenture, gives Aurora a 9.14...

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on May 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

P.E.I. marijuana company to grow expansion to $35 million

Facility plans to produce 25 to 30 times more cannabis, create up to 200 jobs Nancy Russell Canada’s Island Garden in Charlottetown is growing its business by more than it originally planned. The P.E.I. marijuana grower is building a new greenhouse and warehouse, at a cost of $35 million. “It’s a very exciting day for me today,” said Edwin Jewell, the company’s president and CEO. “I’m very pleased and very proud to think that what started out as an idea just a few years ago has turned into a successful company.” P.E.I. marijuana grower looks ahead to $20M expansion P.E.I....

Facility plans to produce 25 to 30 times more cannabis, create up to 200 jobs Nancy Russell Canada’s Island Garden in Charlottetown is growing its business by more than it originally planned. The P.E.I. marijuana grower is building a...

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on May 18, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

Canadian Hemp to Be Used For 2022 Winter Olympics

by Nicole Potter Many words can describe hemp, but “versatile” is the most powerful way to state that the substance can be used to replace many materials and in many cases, improve upon them. Hemp concrete has been experimented with for some time now, and finally it will be getting some recognition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Beijing, China. The first shipment of hemp was sent by Canadian Greenfield Technologies’ NForce-Fiber, located in Calgary, Alberta, last week. According to the Calgary Herald, the hemp will be used to reinforce concrete that is necessary to build the Xiaohaituo...

by Nicole Potter Many words can describe hemp, but “versatile” is the most powerful way to state that the substance can be used to replace many materials and in many cases, improve upon them. Hemp concrete has been experimented...

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on May 18, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘There is so much focus on recreational legalization, but the medical space still needs attention’

Submitted by Marijuana News Although the physical conflict ends when soldiers return from war-zones, that’s often when the psychological battle begins. Luckily Canadian veterans with PTSD and other combat-related conditions have an ally in the fight for mental health: Canada House Cannabis Group – the parent company of Marijuana for Trauma Inc., Knalysis Technologies and Abba Medix Corp, writes James McClure. Through strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, Canada House strives to “create a fully integrated cannabis therapy company” serving veterans and anyone else who can benefit from medicinal cannabis. “Canada House has a rich history which began with the key objective of helping veterans gain access...

Submitted by Marijuana News Although the physical conflict ends when soldiers return from war-zones, that’s often when the psychological battle begins. Luckily Canadian veterans with PTSD and other combat-related conditions have an ally in the fight for mental health: Canada House Cannabis Group – the parent...

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on May 18, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

B.C. city to pot shop owners: want to open here? Great, open your wallet first

By Jesse Ferreras and Kylie Stanton Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with locations across Vancouver Island. But running a legitimate business could come at a price for anyone who wants to start up a pot shop in the City of Langford, about 15 kilometres from Victoria. The city has issued a request for proposals that would see five cannabis shops open up there as part...

By Jesse Ferreras and Kylie Stanton Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of...

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