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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

Ontario Human Rights Commission Clarifies Laws on Working While Stoned

What are the limits and protections embedded in Canada’s new marijuana laws? ByNick Lindsey In the final days before Canada legalizes cannabis, various groups and organizations are working hard to hammer out last minute policies, guidelines, and rules. Most recently, this includes the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Yesterday, the group released an updated policy. The document clarifies key points about when, where, and how people can or cannot consume legal cannabis. In particular, the new policy focuses on cannabis in the context of workplace and housing rules. OHRC’s New Policy Guidance The new policies attempt to more clearly...

What are the limits and protections embedded in Canada’s new marijuana laws? ByNick Lindsey In the final days before Canada legalizes cannabis, various groups and organizations are working hard to hammer out last minute policies, guidelines, and rules. Most...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

Canadian Delivery Service Announces Willy Wonka Lottery to Celebrate Legalization

Someone queue the cannabis oompa loompas. A.J. Herrington A cannabis delivery service is celebrating the legalization of weed in Canada by delivering free munchies to as many people in Toronto as possible on October 17. And on top of the free snacks, the promotion will be even more exciting with a Willy Wonka-style lottery for the first day of legal recreational pot. Cannabis delivery platform Eddy is sponsoring the contest and is inviting potential customers to sign up for the giveaway on its website in order to be added to the list to receive free munchies. Contestants can increase their chances and move up the queue by sharing...

Someone queue the cannabis oompa loompas. A.J. Herrington A cannabis delivery service is celebrating the legalization of weed in Canada by delivering free munchies to as many people in Toronto as possible on October 17. And on top of the free snacks, the promotion will be even more...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

Walmart Joins List of Mega-Chains Considering New Marijuana Products

Will Canadian Walmarts get in on the action once cannabis legalization is in full swing. Caitlin Donohue Those seeking signs that marijuana is headed towards mainstream availability may find news titillating that a spokesperson for Walmart said the mega-chain is doing “preliminary fact-finding” on the possibility of selling cannabis products. Walmart Canada representative Diane Medeiros admitted in an email to the Vancouver Sunthat, though the company has no set plans for making any specific products commercially available, it is researching the potential of stocking cannabinoid-based products—specifically those containing CBD. Medeiros chalked the research up to good business tactics, writing...

Will Canadian Walmarts get in on the action once cannabis legalization is in full swing. Caitlin Donohue Those seeking signs that marijuana is headed towards mainstream availability may find news titillating that a spokesperson for Walmart said the mega-chain...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Legal cannabis draws huge lineups as stores open in Calgary

2 retail locations open in city as recreational pot becomes legal in Canada CBC News About 250 pot enthusiasts bundled up against the cold and lined up outside one of Calgary’s two new cannabis retail shops early Wednesday morning, keen to be among the first customers on Day 1 of legal recreational cannabis in Canada. Security and Calgary police were on hand for any necessary crowd control at 420 Premium Market as it got ready to open for business at 10 a.m. in a strip mall at 9737 Macleod Trail S.W. Amber Craig, the company’s vice-president of marketing, says...

2 retail locations open in city as recreational pot becomes legal in Canada CBC News About 250 pot enthusiasts bundled up against the cold and lined up outside one of Calgary’s two new cannabis retail shops early Wednesday morning,...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Day One : Legal Weed and Crooked Politics

By Cannabis Culture Magazine Canadians rejoiced and lined-up cash-in-hand today as nationwide, cannabis was sold legally from designated retailers. These outlets are licensed and controlled by elites from the halls of government, law enforcement and business. And your tax dollars will land in their pockets. That’s right, we the red-eyed, dirty, goddamn pot smoking layabouts can buy our weed and we all ought to be wearing a smile. We can buy it…BUT we have to buy it from them. The same cops and politicians who busted up families and threw pot smokers in jail for the last eight decades...

By Cannabis Culture Magazine Canadians rejoiced and lined-up cash-in-hand today as nationwide, cannabis was sold legally from designated retailers. These outlets are licensed and controlled by elites from the halls of government, law enforcement and business. And your tax...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canada: Keys for sellers to unlock huge market opportunity

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. (TLRY) shares are up 630% year-to-date. Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) is up 133% this year. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF) is up 55% on the year. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (MMNFF) is up 118% this year. The volatile, yet promising cannabis industry may have just gotten another tailwind. Cannabis is set to be completely legalized in all of Canada, effective Wednesday Oct. 17. Canadian law allows individual provinces to tailor specific rules as they’d like to some degree, but the legal age to purchase has indeed been set to 18. Industry experts are still doing...

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. (TLRY) shares are up 630% year-to-date. Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) is up 133% this year. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF) is up 55% on the year. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (MMNFF) is up 118% this...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

The Big Day: Canada makes marijuana legal, and a national experiment begins

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades. Newfoundlanders became the first Canadians to be able to smoke pot legally, when retailers there opened in the country’s easternmost province at midnight. Across the rest of the country, government-run stores were preparing to greet consumers, who will be able to choose among pre-rolled joints, fresh or dried marijuana flowers and cannabis oil — all...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

How Canada’s Legal Marijuana Policies Compare with the U.S.

By Associated Press Canada is legalizing adult-use cannabis  Oct. 17, 2018, and will be the second and largest country to do so. The federal government established the broad outline of the legalization law but left it up to provinces and territories to fill in some of the details — such as whether to allow home grows, to establish a legal purchase age of 18 or 19, and whether to sell through government-run pot shops or private outlets. Here’s how Canada’s industry will look, as well as some key differences between Canada’s approach and that of the nine U.S. states...

By Associated Press Canada is legalizing adult-use cannabis  Oct. 17, 2018, and will be the second and largest country to do so. The federal government established the broad outline of the legalization law but left it up to provinces...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian countdown: Marijuana legalization in less than one week

Submitted by Marijuana News Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers or dubious medical dispensaries; it’s the Canadian government. On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales...

Submitted by Marijuana News Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper...

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Saskatoon researchers explore how cannabis could help people with dementia

by Alexa Lawlor, CTV Saskatoon Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are looking into the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for dementia. The research is focused on how CBD could help with mood symptoms that can occur among people with dementia, like anxiety and aggressiveness. “We don’t think, at least not now, that CBD could help cure Alzheimers or reverse any memory loss,” said Darrell Mousseau, research chair in Alzheimers and related dementia at the U of S. “What we’re hoping for is that CBD can be useful for managing some of the other symptoms.” Photos Medical marijuana...

by Alexa Lawlor, CTV Saskatoon Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are looking into the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for dementia. The research is focused on how CBD could help with mood symptoms that can occur among...

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