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Patiently Fearing Over-Regulation

Patiently Fearing Over-Regulation

Article by Tamarijuana, Twelve High Chicks I host a weekly podcast (Cannabis and Coffee with Tamarijuana) that brings experts and patients together. I have been doing this now for just over a year. And what I hear in most every conversation — be it with an advocate, activist, doctor, etc. — is worry about over-regulation. This recreational legislation by the Canadian ...

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Shopify Cracking Down on Online Canadian Cannabis Seed Stores

Article by David Brown, Lift News Some Canadian cannabis seed sellers using Canada-based Shopify to power their payment systems online say they have recently received letters from the company asking them to demonstrate they are authorized to sell cannabis seeds in Canada. J, of the website Jordan of the Islands, who only gave his name as “J”, says the company received an email ...

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Five Uses for Outdoor Cannabis After Legalization

Five uses for outdoor cannabis after legalization Can the country really afford to keep outdoor growers out of the legal market?

Article by Scott Johnstone, Lift News A minor tumult erupted on Parliament Hill during question period on Thursday, with clamor arising from house members as finance minister Morneau downplayed and dismissed ethics probing from Conservative MPs. After the Speaker called for order and steadied the house, NDP member of parliament Wayne Stetski turned the discussion to speak on behalf of farmers ...

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Legalized Marijuana Presents Opportunity of a Lifetime for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Legalized marijuana presents opportunity of a lifetime for Canadian entrepreneurs Canada is creating a $23 billion business opportunity. And that's just the beginning. By Terry Reith, CBC News. Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at United Greeneries in Duncan, B.C. One business analyst says the legalized industry should absorb people from the existing underground cannabis culture in order to succeed. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Article by Terry Reith, CBC News The modern-day prospectors in Canada’s new cannabis market are working hard and cutting deals as the final eight months tick down to the day when recreational marijuana is fully legalized. Like the gold miners who trekked to the Yukon 120 years ago, today’s fortune hunters are forging into the unknown. Some will get rich, some ...

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Marijuana Stores Likely Mean More Union Jobs

Marijuana stores likely mean more union jobs By Steph Crosier, Kingston Whig-Standard. Teresa Graham, president of OPSEU Local 49. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard)

Article by Steph Crosier, Kingston Whig-Standard  Local LCBO employees who belong to OPSEU are excited and anxious for Kingston to get its own government-run marjiuana store. “In my 13 years I never thought this would happen, but I’m excited,” Teresa Graham, president of OPSEU Local 497, said. Graham spoke with the Whig-Standard Sunday morning, before her first shift as a ...

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Hamilton is Getting One of the First Legal Cannabis Stores, Next Closest Kitchener and Mississauga

Hamilton is getting one of the first legal cannabis stores The next closest LCBO-run stand-alone shops will be Kitchener and Mississauga By Samantha Craggs, CBC News. Ottawa and Kingston are among 14 cities identified as getting legal cannabis stores next summer. (The Canadian Press)

Article by Samantha Craggs, CBC News Hamilton will get one of the first government-run stand-alone cannabis stores in July 2018. The city is one of 14 municipalities chosen for the first wave of LCBO-run stores. The agency and the Ministry of Finance announced the list Friday morning. The next closest locations are Kitchener and Mississauga. The province plans to set up about ...

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Cannabis Activists Say They Still Have Work To Do After Legalization

Cannabis activists say they still have work to do after legalization. Dana Larsen is pictured at The Dispensary in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. Cannabis activists say that while they've succeeded in helping to push for marijuana legalization across the country, their work is far from over. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Article by Michelle McQuigge and Sadiah Rahman, The Canadian Press Cannabis activists say that while they’ve succeeded in helping to push for marijuana legalization across the country, their work is far from over. The federal government has committed to making recreational cannabis legal by July 1, 2018, but has tasked provincial governments with establishing their own business and regulatory models ...

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‘Bring your own bud’ Cannabis Corner Café opens in Penetanguishene

'Bring your own bud' Cannabis Corner Café opens in Penetanguishene. Roger Charlebois and Irene York have opened up the Cannabis Corner Cafe at 29 Main St. in Penetangushene. The facility offers the uses of Health Canada-approved vaporizers to holders of medical marijuana card. York is seen holding a balloon that was just removed from a vaporizer. - Andrew Mendler/Metroland

Article by Andrew Mendler, Midland Mirror A controversial café has opened on Penetanguishene’s Main Street. The Cannabis Corner Café, located at 29 Main St., is a retail store and restaurant that is marijuana friendly. “We are a safe haven for medical marijuana users,” said owner Irene York. The police won’t be busting down the doors any time soon, as the café ...

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Legal Pot Producers Say They Need to Grow or They’ll Leave Hamilton

Legal pot producers say they need to grow or they’ll leave Hamilton. Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown in Moncton, N.B. - The Canadian Press

Article by Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator The city will push the legal medical marijuana industry out of Hamilton if it prevents rural facilities from expanding, say local growers. Ancaster Coun. Lloyd Ferguson plans to bring a motion to next Wednesday’s council meeting asking for a review of rules governing location and size of licensed medical pot-growing operations. He also wants ...

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Ontario Cannabis Law Would Punish Homeless Recreational Weed Users

Ontario cannabis law would punish homeless recreational weed users

Article by Rachel Browne, Vice News Ontario tabled its law on cannabis legalization this week that would ban users from consuming the drug outside of “private residences,” a move slammed by critics as favouring “the elite” since homeless people, and many renters and condo residents could effectively be prohibited from consuming legal weed. The ban doesn’t make sense, drug policy experts ...

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