Legalization Further Affirms the Importance of Canada’s Medical Cannabis Framework

Medical marijuana and two kinds of packaging. Legalization further affirms the importance of Canada’s medical cannabis framework The medical market for cannabis remains unique compared to the recreational market, and those considering abandoning the medical market post-legalization should use caution. DAN THOMPSON, SAIL As recreational cannabis becomes legal, the role of the medical cannabis program is still important for patients seeking guidance and education for the treatment of their specific conditions. LUMINEUX_IMAGES/ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS Medical marijuana prescription bottle and cannabis buds. (Charlotte's Web Strain)

Article by Dan Thomson, Regina Leader-Post While the industry is abuzz with the legalization of cannabis set for October 17, much attention is being paid to what government retail outlets will look like, and the products they will sell, along with the differences in legislation between provinces. However, what has been lost in the excitement is the value of Canada’s ...

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CBD Hops To It


Article by Canna Lance, Cannabis Life Network Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become a mainstream product these days. Studies have linked CBD to everything from helping people maintain youthful and radiant skin, to reducing anxiety and pain, to helping people kick cigarettes, and more. CBD commonly comes from cannabis and it’s present in hemp and in medical marijuana. However, ...

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Cannabis Will Soon Be Legal in Canada, But Pot For Pooches May Take Longer

Cannabis will soon be legal in Canada, but pot for pooches may take longer Facebook LinkedIn Email Reddit Armina Ligaya · The Canadian Press The advent of legal marijuana has pushed drug sniffing dogs like Luke from St. John's into early retirement, but companies are still researching whether the drug has any health benefits for pets like him. (Peter Cowan/CBC)

Article by Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press via CBC News Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana’s efficacy for companion animals. Canopy Growth Corp. is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market with its announcement this week that it will ...

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What Legal Weed Will Mean for Two Small Ontario Communities

Eastern What legal weed will mean for two small Ontario communities The pot industry has been a boon to Smiths Falls and to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory — but while legalization is likely to help one community, it could harm the other Share Published on Aug 09, 2018 by David Rockne Corrigan

Articleb by David Rockne Corrigan, TVO Long before reports came out suggesting that Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government would turn to a private-retail model for cannabis sales, two eastern Ontario communities had hitched their wagons to the budding industry. We don’t yet know much about the government’s plans, but we do know one thing for certain: legal cannabis is coming, and ...

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Many Canadians are Driving High on Cannabis, According to New National Survey

Many Canadians are driving high on cannabis, according to new national survey Juan Palese, a marijuana grower, shows a marijuana flower outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Dic. 18, 2013. (AP / Matilde Campodonico)

Article by The Canadian Press via CTV News  A new Statistics Canada survey reveals an “alarming” number of Canadians have driven a vehicle while high on cannabis or have been passengers in such vehicles. According to the second quarterly national cannabis survey, 14 per cent of cannabis users who have a driver’s licence admitted they got behind the wheel within two ...

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Legal Cannabis Suppositories are Coming to Canada, But With Strict Potency Limits

Legal cannabis suppositories are coming to Canada, but with strict potency limits Rectal and vaginal cannabis inserts are said to deliver high doses of THC without the high, but questions remain about how they work By: Solomon Israel Cannabis suppositories produced by BioMed Botanicals are available in strengths ranging from 25 to 200 mg THC. (Supplied/The Village Bloomery) Village Bloomery co-founders Jeremy Jacob and Andrea Dobbs at their Vancouver cannabis dispensary. (Supplied)

Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News At the Village Bloomery cannabis dispensary in Vancouver, Andrea Dobbs sometimes meets clients in search of a heavy dose of THC to ease the strain of cancer treatments or the pain of endometriosis. If the client is new to cannabis, or physically frail, Dobbs might suggest cannabis suppositories, inserted directly into the rectum or vagina. “A lot ...

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Don’t Expect Private Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario for October

News & Policy Grow Business Don't expect private cannabis retail stores in Ontario for October Tokyo Smoke, Queen Street West (Photo: Kayla Rocca)

Article by Daily Hive Ontario Premier Doug Ford was busy announcing his buck-a-beer plan yesterday but has remained silent on the future of the province’s cannabis retail model. Rumours began circulating within the cannabis community at the end of July that Ontario might be shifting away from government-run Ontario Cannabis Stores to include private retail. The rumours have been neither confirmed nor denied, leading ...

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Edmonton: Liquor Depot Operator Strikes Exclusive Deal to Run Aurora Cannabis Retail Stores

Liquor Depot operator strikes exclusive deal to run Aurora Cannabis retail stores

Article by Kevin Maimann, StarMetro Edmonton A marijuana depot is coming soon to a neighbourhood near you. . Edmonton-based producer Aurora Cannabis announced a licence agreement Wednesday with Alcanna — the company that runs Liquor Depot stores — that will give Alcanna exclusive rights to open retail cannabis shops under the Aurora brand name in Canada. . Alcanna, the largest private sector ...

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Are Nova Scotia Cannabis Stores Illegally Glamourizing and Normalizing Cannabis?


Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network In Nova Scotia, government-run cannabis stores will have 4 distinct categories for their products in order to better help consumers find what they need: Relax Unwind Centre Enhance Aside from the debatable semantics of the words (what exactly is the difference between “relax” and “unwind”, for example), the plans are being criticised by ...

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Riocan Primed to Cash in on Cannabis ‘Gold Rush’ Amid Real Estate Portfolio Shift

Riocan primed to cash in on cannabis ‘gold rush’ amid real estate portfolio shift RACHELLE YOUNGLAI Marijuana plants grow at MedReleaf in Markham, Ont., on June 21, 2018. Riocan, one of Canada's largest retail landlords, is positioning itself to reap the benefits of cannabis's looming legalization in Canada. The company already holds about a dozen cannabis leases in Alberta and two with the Ontario government's Ontario Cannabis Store. WARREN TODA/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by Rachelle Younglai, The Globe and Mail RioCan, one of Canada’s largest retail landlords, is aiming to benefit from what its top executive calls the marijuana “gold rush.” . Edward Sonshine, CEO of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, said on Wednesday that the company is well positioned ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17. . RioCan ...

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