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Kensington Market Canna Clinic Dispensary Raided for 3rd Time: 15 Young Adults Charged

Kensington Market Canna Clinic Dispensary Raided for 3rd Time: 15 Young Adults Charged

Article by Kerri Breen, Global News More than a dozen people have been charged following a Toronto police raid on a Kensington Market marijuana dispensary. Police said Tuesday that a search warrant was executed at a Canna Clinic location at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Police say they seized nearly 170 kilograms of marijuana, as well as 14.5 kilograms of marijuana oil and nearly five kilograms of ...

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Hamilton Pot Shop Owners ‘Shell-Shocked’ by Ontario’s LCBO Plan

Hamilton pot shop owners ‘shell-shocked’ by Ontario’s LCBO plan “We have created this entire industry and now the government is going to take it over”

Article by Carmela Fragomeni, The Hamilton Spectator The Ontario government’s move to distribute and sell marijuana in LCBO-type stores when it becomes legal — and to shut down illegal pot shops — has stunned Hamilton’s pot shop owners, says Conrad Floyd, of the Hamilton Village Dispensary collective. “Hamilton has 30 shops … We have created this entire industry and now the ...

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Over 200,000 Canadians Registered to Purchase Medical Cannabis

Over 200,000 Canadians registered to purchase medical cannabis New market data from Health Canada through June 2017 shows some new data breakdowns by province, participating physicians, and much more

Article by David Brown, Lift News Health Canada has updated their market data to reflect the most recent quarterly data from April 1 to June 30, 2017 (Q1), including extensive additions in the type of information they are providing: breaking down patients and shipments by province, as well as the number of participating medical professionals. The newest figures show 201,398 Canadians registered ...

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B.C. May Not Follow Ontario’s Pot Distribution System: Premier Horgan

B.C. may not follow Ontario’s pot distribution system: Premier Horgan

Article by: Gord Macdonald, Global News It doesn’t sound like Premier John Horgan wants to follow Ontario’s lead and only allow marijuana to be sold in government-controlled locations like liquor stores. Speaking on CKNW’s The Jon McComb Show on Monday, Horgan says Ontario’s approach is just one way to go. “There’s also, I think…the dispensaries have proven to be an ...

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Wynne Liberals ‘Not Listening’: Vape Shop Owner

Wynne Liberals 'not listening': vape shop owner. When Abi Roach heard Premier Kathleen Wynne’s announcement on the rollout of government-regulated marijuana sales Friday, she said she nearly smashed her TV.

Article by Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun When Abi Roach heard Premier Kathleen Wynne’s announcement on the rollout of government-regulated marijuana sales Friday, she said she nearly smashed her TV. The owner of Hotbox Café in Kensington Market maintains the decision to shut down weed dispensaries and vape lounges — such as the one she has run for 18 years — ...

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Karma Cup, Toronto’s Finest Cannabis Festival

Karma Cup 2017 Toronto cannabis cup weed festival

Written by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca. The Karma Cup is Toronto’s longest running cannabis judging competition. The festivities are organized Sarah Sunday and a small group of friends and volunteers. This year they hosted the 4th annual Karma Cup in downtown Toronto, at 512 Church St. This was the same location as the event last year, after the original venue ...

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Don’t Repeat Mistakes of Alcohol Sales With Marijuana: Editorial

Don’t repeat mistakes of alcohol sales with marijuana: Editorial The Ontario government seems determined to repeat the mistakes of the past by giving a new state-run monopoly total control over the sales of recreational marijuana.

Article by Toronto Star Editorial Board Ontario’s Liberal government deserves a lot of credit for finally loosening up the province’s antiquated and paternalistic system for selling wine and beer. It’s made it easier for consumers to purchase alcohol safely and responsibly, while also being treated more like actual adults. Now, though, the government seems determined to repeat the mistakes of ...

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Day One of Health Committee Meetings on C-45

Day one of Health Committee meetings on C-45 A recap of the day’s proceedings includes an affirmation that the government seeks to regulate edibles, and that online retail options, police reservations about home grows

Article by Lift News The Standing Committee on Health convened in Ottawa on Monday for the first of five days of intense study of Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. The Committee has a busy week ahead with 90 witnesses scheduled to testify at over 20 sessions before parliament resumes on September 18th. With July 1st just 292 days away, provincial, territorial ...

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Union Vows To Have Employees Trained And Ready For Ontario Pot Store Openings

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Article by The Canadian Press via National Post The head of the union tapped to represent workers in Ontario cannabis stores says his members will be well-trained and ready to go by next July, the target date for federal legalization of recreational pot. “Oh, we’ll be ready for it, don’t worry about that,” said Warren “Smokey” Thomas, president of the ...

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