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Almost 2 Million Ontario Drivers Have Driven Under the Influence of Cannabis: CAA

Almost 2 million Ontario drivers have driven under the influence of cannabis: CAA Jessica Vomiero By Jessica Vomiero National Online Journalist Global News A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Article by Jessica Vomiero, Global News Almost two-million Ontarians have driven under the influence of cannabis at some point, and over 700,000 have done so over the past three months, according to new study conducted by Ipsos. Furthermore, the study which was commissioned by CAA, found those who’ve driven while impaired by cannabis were more likely to have driven while impaired ...

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Cannabis Retail In Ontario: Franchising As A Business Model

Canada: Cannabis Retail In Ontario: Franchising As A Business Model Last Updated: October 5 2018 Article by James Judson

Article by James Judson, Mondaq   In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use,1 the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems with a view to exploiting this new market. In Ontario, the former Liberal government had spurned the approach ...

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Ontario Government Proposes To Allow Cannabis Smoking And Vaping In Public Places

Canada: Ontario Government Proposes To Allow Cannabis Smoking And Vaping In Public Places Last Updated: October 5 2018 Article by Kate Dearden and Brad Hallowell

Article by Kate Dearden and Brad Hallowell, Mondaq With just days until adult use cannabis is decriminalized by changes to federal laws on October 17, 2018, Ontario is proposing to amend the provincial laws that were passed by the previous government respecting cannabis consumption and retail sales. On September 27, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018. ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: October 8 – October 14, 2018

weekly newsletter Toronto Cannabis Events Dankr Crowd

Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday, October 8, 2018: Advanced Ganja Yoga with Marco & James When: 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: The House of Yoga (714 Bloor St W, Toronto) Price: $20 drop in Monday Blaze! A comedy show with host Ben Bankas When: ...

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Cannabis Marketing Gets Creative in Hazy Lead Up to Legalization

Cannabis marketing gets creative in hazy lead up to legalization 'The industry would actually love it if there was more clarity on what’s going to be allowed and what’s not going to be allowed after legalization' Joints are displayed for sale during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Craft cannabis growers and sellers in British Columbia want immediate action from the federal and provincial governments to protect the future of the sector, ahead of expected legalization this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post “How late can I call? Do you call me or do I call you? Is Tweed a codename?” These are just some of the rather cheeky slogans being displayed in Ontario on billboards, at bus stops and online, courtesy of Canada’s largest pot company, Canopy Growth. The advertising campaign is a bold and clever attempt ...

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BAFFLING BLUES: Cops Navigating New Cannabis Conventions

BAFFLING BLUES: Cops navigating new cannabis conventions Liz Braun

Article by Liz Braun, Toronto Sun Confused about cannabis? You’re not alone. Police services across Canada are still figuring out if they need special guidelines for frontline officers. Cannabis is cancelled for cops in Calgary, for example — even when they’re off-duty.  Calgary has prohibited recreational use of pot for its officers at any time. Here’s the official inside dope on dope for ...

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Trend of Low Potency Products Expected in Legal Recreational Cannabis Market

Trend of low potency products expected in legal recreational cannabis market BY AMY SMART, THE CANADIAN PRESS A lower THC strand of marijuana called Charlottes Web is seen at Westcanna in Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. An influx of new marijuana consumers more interested in dabbling than getting blitzed is shifting the market toward some less potent products, industry insiders say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Article by Amy Smart, Canadian Press via CityNews As recreational marijuana legalization looms, some industry insiders are predicting a hot niche in the market for less potent products. At the centre of the shift is an expected influx of new consumers more interested in dabbling than getting blitzed, creating demand for pot products with lower doses of psychoactive ingredients. A ...

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Canadian Licensed Cannabis Growers Behind on First Orders For Recreational Marijuana, Provinces Warn

Canadian Licensed Cannabis Growers Behind on First Orders For Recreational Marijuana, Provinces Warn MARK RENDELL AND CHRISTINA PELLEGRINI

Article by Mark Rendell and Christina Pellegrini, Globe and Mail Canada’s largest cannabis growers are behind on their first orders for recreational marijuana, a development that will leave consumers with less choice on Oct. 17, multiple provincial distributors and retailers are warning. . British Columbia says its four largest suppliers won’t meet shipping deadlines and are coming up short on ...

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Can Ontario Cops Smoke Pot? Police Association Unhappy With Policy Talks

Can Ontario cops smoke pot? Police association unhappy with policy talks Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Police Association of Ontario does not support banning members from using marijuana, president says Teghan Beaudette · CBC News Pot use policies for officers are being developed by police services across the country. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

Article by Teghan Beaudette, CBC News The president of the Police Association of Ontario isn’t happy officers across the province are being left in the dark about whether or not they’ll be able to use recreational cannabis off duty when it becomes legal. Bruce Chapman, president of the Police Association of Ontario, says so far there’s been little collaboration with police associations ...

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