Ontario Cannabis Store Announces Supply Agreements With 26 Licensed Producers

Ontario Cannabis Store announces supply agreements with 26 licensed producers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Article by The Canadian Press, CityNews The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. The store, which will be Ontario’s only online retailer when recreational marijuana is legalized in the fall, said Monday that the supply agreements with Health Canada-authorized producers were competitive. The online retailer says it will sell a ...

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Legal Pot Will Mean a Boom in Canadian Cannabis Research

Legal Pot Will Mean a Boom in Canadian Cannabis Research Let a hundred buds bloom. By Alastair Spriggs Today | ‘The Ferrari of the plant world.’ Photo by Goya Ngan.

Article by Alastair Spriggs, The Tyee For decades in Canada, cannabis has been a controlled substance in the eyes of the government and as tough for legitimate scientists to obtain as other illegal drugs. Scientists and researchers must obtain an exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to use cannabis for research purposes that include analytical and genetic testing in ...

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Ontario Turning The Right New Leaf on Cannabis Sales

Doug Ford Ontario turning the right new leaf on cannabis sales The Ford government’s new approach isn’t perfect, but it is a big improvement over the mess it inherited OPINION 02:48 PM by Michael J. Armstrong Hamilton Spectator Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford leaves after announcing his commitment to keeping the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in operation until 2024 in Pickering, Ont., on Thursday, June 21, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Article by Michael J. Armstrong, Hamilton Spectator The provincial government announced Monday it’ll let businesses handle all storefront cannabis sales in Ontario. This switch from public to private-sector retailing will mean more convenience for Ontario cannabis consumers. That, in turn, will help legal cannabis compete against black market products. The Conservatives’ action on this topic is much needed. The ex-governing Liberal’s ...

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Canadian Legal Expert Calls Cannabis Breathalyzers “Flawed Approach” to Legalization

Canadian Legal Expert Calls Cannabis Breathalyzers “Flawed Approach” to Legalization Are cannabis breathalyzers the wrong approach to preventing people from driving under the influence? Piper Courtenay Shutterstock

Article by Piper Courtenay, High Times Changes to impaired-driving laws in preparation for cannabis legalization are not only proving flawed but are threatening the charter rights of all drivers on the road, even those who have never consumed pot. Since amendments to Bill C-46 passed in June—adding more cannabis-specific laws to the Impaired Driving Act—Canadian drivers have mainly focused on ...

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Experts Urge Close Monitoring of Privacy Issues when Ontario Makes Cannabis Sales Online-Only This Fall

Experts urge close monitoring of privacy issues when Ontario makes marijuana sales online-only this fall COLIN PERKEL TORONTO THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by Colin Perkel, The Globe and Mail Buyers who have to provide personal information to purchase recreational pot online after legalization this fall should be able to rely on existing laws to protect their privacy but the issue needs to be watched closely to ensure regulations are obeyed and mistakes are avoided, experts say. The matter is important given ...

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Countdown to Cannabis: The Case for Amnesty

Countdown to Cannabis: The case for amnesty By MITCH POTTER Staff Reporter

Article by Mitch Potter, The Star The end of prohibition — and the increasing expectation that the Trudeau government will expunge the records of all Canadians with minor cannabis possession convictions — is all well and good in principle. But making it so could end up being a logistical nightmare, given the nature of police record-keeping in Canada. Estimates vary ...

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Aurora Cannabis and McGill University Launch International CBD Study

Health & Wellness Grow Aurora Cannabis and McGill University launch international CBD study Daily Hive McGill University (meunierd/Shutterstock)

Article by Daily Hive Aurora Cannabis, one of Canada’s largest licensed producers, is teaming up with McGill University on an international medical research project to study the effects of CBD. CBD (cannabidiol), is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis. It has been gaining traction in the past few years due to its therapeutic effects. This study will focus on CBD ...

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Cannabis Legalization Should Be About More Than Tax Revenue

Cannabis legalization should be about more than tax revenue California Marijuana Taxes So far, the sale of legal marijuana in California isn't bringing in as much of the green stuff as initially predicted. (Mathew Sumner / The Associated Press Files) FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, a customer purchases marijuana at the Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on the first day that recreational marijuana was sold legally in California. So far, the sale of legal marijuana in California isn't bringing in the green stuff. But estimates released Tuesday, May 8, 2018, by the state Legislative Analyst's Office show just $34 million came in between January and March 2018. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner, File)

Article by The Leaf News For people with no interest in cannabis, the best reason to legalize weed often seems to be the prospect of new government tax revenue. (This is doubly true for the politicians who actually make decisions about legalization.) But the latest news from California serves as a reminder that we might be better off looking beyond ...

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They Got Their Brand on You: Company Tightropes Federal Pot Law With Aurora Illumination Concert Series

Organizers expect the room to hit capacity, around 1,100 people, all of whom paid nothing for their ticket, but rather applied to win passes on the Aurora Illumination website. Fishnet stockings, booty shorts, glitter and neon are in no short supply as guests file in, met at the door with a glowing bracelet they later find out changes colour to the beat of the music — it’s the first piece of free merchandise they receive, and certainly not the last. A table packed with Aurora-branded items waits just inside the interior doors; Aurora water bottles, tote bags, T-shirts, lanyards, all of which are free to take if a name and email address is provided to the company. Custom Aurora "aura" photographs, also free, are taken by crew members using tablets that instantly send the image both to the individual’s inbox and to one of several TVs in the area, and another interactive photo area it set up inside the ballroom. PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Wearing their glowing wrist bands fans enjoy the pre-show DJ Metropolitan Entertainment Centre Thursday evening. See Erin Lebar's story. - August 2, 2018 PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Wearing their glowing wristbands, fans enjoy the pre-show DJ at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre Thursday evening.

Article by Erin Lebar, The Leaf News On a steamy weekday evening in early August, dozens of music fans lined up outside of the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, waiting to enter the Winnipeg edition of the Aurora Illumination concert series, one of 19 similar music events being held across Canada this summer. Tonight’s show is all about EDM —three DJs are set ...

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