Police Raid Licensed Grow-Op North of Toronto, Seize $6.5M in Cannabis

Police raid licensed grow-op north of Toronto, seize $6.5M in cannabis

Article by  CTV News Two men have been charged after police raided 22 greenhouses north of Toronto and seized thousands of cannabis plants allegedly grown without proper licences. York Regional Police say the drugs carried a street value of $6.5 million and were being grown in an “unregulated, illegal and unsafe manner.” Officers conducted a safety inspection in July of ...

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Hydropothecary, Molson Banking on Canadians’ Thirst for Cannabis-Infused Drinks

Hydropothecary, Molson banking on Canadians' thirst for cannabis-infused drinks Joint venture set to explore 'highly anticipated consumable-cannabis market' as standalone business Sébastien St-Louis at the Hydropothecary offices: "We expect the revenue from adult-use cannabis beverage to be massive."Postmedia file photo

Article by Geoff Zochodne, FInancial Post A new partnership between Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Canadian pot producer Hydropothecary Corp. comes as beer sales are stagnating, but it also anticipates a potentially “massive” market for cannabis-infused drinks that could pick up the slack. On Wednesday, Hydropothecary and Molson announced the formation of a joint venture that will work on developing those ...

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City Bracing For Problems From Private Pot Shops as Ford Mulls Free Market Model

City bracing for problems from private pot shops as Ford mulls free market model Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Province says it is currently 'reviewing the current structure' of legalized marijuana sales Adam Carter · CBC News · The city says it hasn't received any information from the province regarding changes to the distribution model for marijuana — but city officials are bracing for the possibility of private dispensaries selling weed. (Joe Mahoney/Canadian Press)

Article by Adam Carter, CBC News With reports swirling that Premier Doug Ford wants to allow private retailers to sell cannabis in Ontario, Toronto is bracing for any additional headaches that could cause right before weed becomes legal in Canada this fall. One expert says the city is likely overreacting, and there won’t be any “mass crisis” on its hands — but city hall is still ...

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Private Cannabis Retailer Starbuds Looks to Open Up Shop in Windsor

Private cannabis retailer looks to open up shop in Windsor Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn 'Starbuds' is opening two locations in Ontario, should privatized sales be allowed CBC News Dave Martyn, president of Starbuds Canada, is looking to open a recreational pot shop in Windsor. (Starbuds Canada)

Article by CBC News A marijuana chain is looking to open up shop in the City of Windsor. Starbuds Canada say it’s secured two retail locations in the province, as it looks to set up recreational pot shops in Ontario. The decision to expand in the region comes after it was reported the Ontario government will allow private stores to sell marijuana, once recreational cannabis becomes legal ...

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Doctors Want Medical Pot Phased Out After Legalization: Canadian Medical Association

Doctors want medical pot phased out after legalization: Canadian Medical Association Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn 'There’s definitely some physicians who feel comfortable in that area, but most don’t' Dave Dormer · CBC News Dr. Jeff Blackmer says many doctors don't feel comfortable prescribing marijuana due to a lack of study around the effects of consuming cannabis. (Robyn Miller)

Article by Dave Dormer, CBC News Doctors in Canada want to see the medical cannabis system phased out once legalization happens later this year, says a Canadian Medical Association vice-president. “The medical profession, as a whole, has really struggled with the whole concept of medical cannabis. There’s definitely some physicians who feel comfortable in that area but most don’t,” Dr. Jeff ...

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Is Ontario Planning a Mix of Public, Private Retail Cannabis Stores?

Is Ontario planning a mix of public, private retail cannabis stores? By Patrick Cain National Online Journalist, News Global News A woman walks into a marijuana dispensary on Granville Street on June 20, 2018, in Vancouver.

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Hiring is proceeding as planned for a rollout of 40 public-sector Ontario cannabis stores, according to a document shown to Global News. The government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store told the personnel agency Randstad to keep hiring for cannabis retail positions in government stores after a story appeared in the Globe and Mail last Thursday, saying that Ontario had opted to let ...

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Guelph Study Finds Cannabis Compound Can Curb Nausea During Chemo

Guelph study finds cannabis compound can curb nausea during chemo Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Article by CTV News A cannabis compound that won’t get users high can help ease the nausea cancer patients experience when going through chemotherapy, a new University of Guelph study suggests. Published this week in eNeuro the study is the first to show alternate compounds of the cannabis plant could be used and are just as, or more effective, than other drugs used ...

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Fire at Hamilton Cannabis Dispensary Deemed ‘Suspicious’: Fire Department

Fire at Hamilton cannabis dispensary deemed 'suspicious': fire department Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Police say to expect road closures on King Street East CBC News Hamilton police along with the Hamilton Fire Department are investigating an early morning fire at a cannabis dispensary on King Street East. (Andrew Collins/CBC) The Hamilton Fire Department says they arrived to a fully involved fire at 1216 King Street East at Hilda Avenue. They say the alarm was immediately upgraded, bringing additional resources to the scene. (Josh Skinner/CBC)

Article by CBC News The Hamilton Fire Department is calling an east-end fire at a cannabis dispensary “suspicious.” Hamilton police say they received a call Thursday morning just after 5 a.m. about a fire at 1216 King Street East at Hilda Avenue. Trymz Smoke Shop is listed at that address. Police say it’s one of three businesses on the lower area of the building. Above the businesses are a ...

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Woman in Weed: Ashleigh Brown

Woman in Weed: Ashleigh Brown

Article by High! Canada High! Canada Magazine was honoured to get to speak to Ashleigh Brown, Community Manager & Patient Liaison at Strainprint. Tell us about your cannabis origin story, specifically on how you got interested in cannabis as a career path. Like so many people in the cannabis industry, my movement into this space was fuelled by personal loss. ...

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Brock Professor Says Private Pot Shops Have Their Advantages

Brock professor says private pot shops have their advantages By RACHEL EMMANUELThe St. Catharines Standard

Article by Rachel Emmanuel, St. Catharines Standard via The Star The provincial government’s plan to legalize marijuana could change to include privatized sales. It’s been reported that Conservative Premier Doug Ford plans to extend marijuana sales to private business owners. Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government had planned to limit sales to Ontario cannabis stores overseen by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. According ...

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