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Aphria Destroys Batch Of Cannabis Due To Lack of Qualified Workers

Aphria destroys batch of marijuana due to lack of qualified workers

Article by CTV Windsor    A Leamington company in the red-hot pot industry destroyed a batch of weed because it couldn’t find enough skilled production workers in time. Producer Aphria Inc. said it disposed of 13,642 plants after “a lack of qualified local labour” for greenhouse jobs slowed harvesting. It means that one week’s crop rotation outgrew maximum quality. Investors didn’t ...

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Where To Party Like It’s 4/20 On 10/17

Where to party like it's 4/20 on 10/17 Jenny Yuen

Article by Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun Toronto will be up in smoke come Oct. 17 when the Cannabis Act comes into power. The city will become party central that night with big bashes including  “Canada’s Largest Legalization Party” hosted by the Cannabis Society and Fireside Cannabis at the Love Child Social House, 69 Bathurst St. More than 600 Toronto representatives ...

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A Sneak Peek Inside the Ontario Cannabis Store Website

A sneak peek inside the Ontario Cannabis Store website BY RICHARD SOUTHERN, SHAUNA HUNT AND NEWS STAFF A look at the homepage for the upcoming Ontario Cannabis Store website as viewed on desktop. Image Credit: OCS

Article by Richard Southern and Shauna Hunt, CityNews It’s the final countdown until the legalization of marijuana across Canada and to show off their preparedness, the provincial government gave the media a sneak peek at the official Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) website where weed will be sold starting Oct. 17. When the website goes live at 12:01 a.m., customers will ...

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Toronto Pays Highest Marijuana Prices as Costs Spike in Ontario, Fall in B.C.

Toronto pays highest marijuana prices as costs spike in Ontario, fall in B.C. Briefing highlights Cross-Canada cannabis prices A Trump-Haley scene I’d love to see Markets at a glance Ottawa shuts door on deal with SNC GFL in $3.65-billion deal

Article by Michael Babad, Globe and Mail They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But it’s not always cheaper, particularly if you live in Ontario and Quebec. . The latest findings from Statistics Canada show some interesting price dynamics with legal marijuana just a week away. . According to the agency’s crowdsourcing data, average prices for ...

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Walmart Canada Mulling Sale of Cannabis Products

Walmart Canada mulling sale of cannabis products REUTERS

Article by Reuters Walmart Inc.’s Canadian unit said on Tuesday it is exploring the possibility of selling cannabis-based products, but has no immediate plans to get into the business. The company’s shares rose nearly 3 per cent to US$97.48 in afternoon trading. Walmart is the first major retailer to show an interest in being a part of Canada’s burgeoning marijuana ...

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Canadian Cannabis Will Be Legal in a Few Days. Read This First

Canadian cannabis will be legal in a few days. Read this first Oct. 9, 2018: Production manager Shawn McDougall shows a cannabis flower after its been harvested and dried at Blissco Cannabis Corp. in Langley, B.C. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Article by Globe and Mail Cannabis legalization is coming to Canada on Oct. 17, and whether you plan on smoking up or not, it’ll change the way you live. Businesses across the country, from growers and retailers to the tech and tourism sectors, are preparing to reap a windfall from legal marijuana. But Canadians also face difficult questions about cannabis ...

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Ottawa to Spend $4.1 Million on Cannabis Education Campaigns in Toronto

Ottawa to Spend $4.1 Million on Cannabis Education Campaigns in Toronto The Ontario government has said it will sell recreational cannabis online when it is legalized on Oct. 17, with private retail stores set to be in place by April next year. (LARS HAGBERG / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) The provincial PC government promised a zero-tolerance policy with "severely escalating fines" for private pot retailers operating in illicit markets on the side.

Article by Canadian Press via Toronto Star The federal government says it will spend $4.1 million on three cannabis-related public education campaigns aimed at youth in Toronto. John Oliver, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of health, announced the funding as part of Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program. Oliver says the program will help educate young people about ...

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Chronic Topics: Why the Grey & Black Markets Still Have a Window of Opportunity Post-Legalization

Chronic Topics: Why the Grey & Black Markets Still Have a Window of Opportunity Post-Legalization

Article by Michaela Freedman, High! Canada In a few weeks from now, Canada will become the first G7 nation to legalize recreational cannabis in hopes to prevent underage use and reduce illegal activity. The latter will be a hard goal to meet since for now, and likely the first year of legalization, the laws around production and distribution will be very ...

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Toronto Police Chief Defends Cannabis Rules, Says He Had to ‘Set a High Water Mark’

Toronto police chief defends cannabis rules, says he had to 'set a high water mark' Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn The policy was developed with public trust in mind, Mark Saunders said CBC News Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders defended the force's cannabis policy on Thursday, saying he had to 'set a high water mark' for the issue. (John Rieti/CBC)

Article by CBC News Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders defended his force’s new cannabis policy for officers on Thursday, saying it was based on research and developed with public trust in mind. Earlier this week, the service confirmed that officers will be prohibited from using recreational marijuana within 28 days of reporting for duty — a far longer timeframe than adopted by ...

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