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Markham Man One of Two Arrested After Police Seize 2,000 Cannabis Plants From Grimsby Home

Markham man one of two arrested after police seize 2,000 cannabis plants from Grimsby home Sherina Harris By Sherina Harris

Article by Sherina Harris, Toronto Star Police say they seized more than 2,000 cannabis plants from a residence in Grimsby after executing a search warrant there August 10. … Hui Bin Chen, 24, from St. Catharines, and Xin Chen, 24, from Markham, were arrested and charged with cultivating cannabis in a dwelling house other than their own, contrary to the ...

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‘Just Not Selling’: Canopy’s Results Take Hit as Some Retailers Struggle to Move Oil and Gel Products

‘Just not selling’: Canopy's results take hit as some retailers struggle to move oil and gel products Seen as safer alternatives to smoking or vaping dried cannabis flower; nonetheless, its oversupply creates question of returns to suppliers Canopy Growth's facility in Smiths Falls, Ont.Jean Levac / Postmedia

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post Cannabis retailers in parts of the country say they are struggling to sell Canopy Growth Corp.’s Tweed-branded oils and gel capsules, resulting in a glut of unsold inventory and raising the tricky question of how to handle returns in the nascent cannabis industry. “They are just not selling. We have been talking to Canopy ...

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Cannabis Zero-Tolerance Common in Canadian Workplaces: Study

Cannabis zero-tolerance common in Canadian workplaces: study Bill Kaufmann, Postmedia News Operators of heavy machinery are generally not allowed by their employers to consume cannabis at all. - Contributed/Postmedia

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Postmedia News Canadian workplaces are globally trail-blazing cannabis policies, with nearly half of private-sector employers imposing a blanket ban on cannabis use, says a Conference Board of Canada survey. While legalization has pushed Canadian employers to address that reality — 76 per cent had updated their pot policies before the end of prohibition last October — ...

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Pot’s Potential Benefit for Mental Health Among Understudied Areas that Could be New Research Priorities

Calgary Pot's potential benefit for mental health among understudied areas that could be new research priorities Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn University of Calgary researchers looked at more than 1,000 studies about cannabis and mental health Lucie Edwardson · CBC News Only two of more than 1,000 studies about cannabis and mental health looked at possible benefits. (John Robertson/CBC) Fiona Clement of the University of Calgary says more could be done to measure the impact of factors like users' ages, lfrequency of use and method of ingestion. (Riley Brandt/University of Calgary) From left, University of Calgary researchers Ruth Leonora Diaz, Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah, Brenlea Farkas, Dr. Matthew Hill, Dr. Fiona Clement, and Dr. Scott Patten, who worked on the report titled Cannabis and Mental Health Priorities for Research in Canada. (Jade Markus/University of Calgary)

Article by Lucie Edwardson, CBC News Calgary researchers who examined more than 1,000 studies of cannabis and mental health say only two looked at possible benefits instead of harm — and overall there are some big gaps in knowledge that could become national research priorities. The new report, Cannabis and Mental Health: Priorities for research in Canada, was created by researchers at the University ...

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Former Pulp and Paper Mill in Fort Frances, Ont., Could Produce Cannabis, Packaging

Thunder Bay Former pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont., could produce cannabis, packaging Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Jeff Walters · CBC News In 2014, Resolute Forest Products said it was closing the Fort Frances mill as a result of poor market conditions. In 2019, the mill was sold for $1 to Riversedge Developments with the condition the mill will not operate as a pulp and paper operation. (Supplied)

Article by Jeff Walters, CBC News The former Resolute pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont., could produce cannabis or even specialty packaging materials, according to the site’s new owner. Riversedge Developments purchased the former mill, which was permanently closed in 2014. The sale of the mill to the development firm has irked many in the border town, who ...

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Revelstoke RCMP Raid Over 3 Plants is Ridiculous


Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network The recent case of a Revelstoke home that got raided by the RCMP over three cannabis plants has made BC’s cannabis laws a laughingstock across the country. It’s not only due to cannabis being legal in Canada since October 2018. But because you’re allowed to grow up to 4 plants! So how did this happen? It’s the fault of BC’s Cannabis ...

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Dear Herb: I Found My Missing Cannabis! Has it Lost Potency, and is it Safe to Use?

Dear Herb: I found my missing cannabis! Has it lost potency, and is it safe to use? Not all hash that wanders is lost Herb answers your questions about legal consumption and growing, the law, etiquette — you name it, he'll look into it.

Article by Leaf News Dear Herb: A friend gifted me some hash approximately six months ago, and it went missing. I was recently cleaning out my things after a camping trip and found the hash at the bottom of my backpack. Is it still safe to consume? Will it have lost its potency? — Forgetful Stoner, St. Boniface Dear Oublieux: Thanks for writing in, and ...

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Buying Weed, Sight Unseen: Why Can’t Canadians Examine the Exact Legal Cannabis They’re Buying?

Buying weed, sight unseen Why can't Canadians examine the exact legal cannabis they're buying? By: Solomon Israel RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Regulations require store staff to maintain control of containers when customers wish to sniff samples of weed. Delta 9 Cannabis store's customers shop for cannibis on opening day Wednesday. See Carol's story.

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News With new government-licensed cannabis stores still opening in communities across Canada, shoppers with experience buying black market bud from their local dealer might be in for a surprise when they browse the legal market, where shoppers can’t see the exact weed they’re buying until after they buy it. At Lake City Cannabis in Chestermere, Alta., ...

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Ontario Cannabis Store Stocks More HEXO Corp Products

BUSINESS Ontario Cannabis Store stocks more HEXO Corp products After finalizing terms with the OCS, nine more HEXO Corp cannabis dried flower products are now offered. By Karen Longwell Nine more HEXO Corp cannabis dried flower products are now offered at the Ontario Cannabis Store, the company announced on Aug. 14, 2019. / Photo credit: HEXO Corp HEXO Corp

Article by Karen Longwell, Growth Op Ontario consumers have a few more dried flower cannabis options at the Ontario Cannabis Store (OSC) this month. After finalizing terms with the OCS, nine more HEXO Corp cannabis dried flower products will be offered at the retailer, notes a company press release on Aug. 14. The Gatineau, Que.-based company adds nine of its dried flower ...

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