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Lack of Protective Gear at Cannabis Labs Could Threaten Weed Supply

NEWS Lack of protective gear at cannabis labs could threaten weed supply Labs have been taking protective steps like staggering workers’ shifts and implementing additional sanitation measures. By Emma Spears Photo: Ivan-balvan/Getty Images

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Despite layoffs and downsizing in the cannabis industry over recent months, U.S. cannabis testing labs are still doing a brisk business, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff at some labs have voiced concerns over a potential lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and goggles, as well as ...

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Cannabis Sales in Ontario Surge During Pandemic

Cannabis Sales in Ontario Surge During Pandemic Tiverton | by Megan Johnson Supreme Cannabis the parent company of 7ACRES in Tiverton saw an increase in online sales Bayshore Broadcasting File Photo. With the majority of Ontarians spending their time at home practicing social distancing and self-isolation, many are taking advantage of the essential service that is the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).

Article by Megan Johnson, Bayshore Broadcasting With the majority of Ontarians spending their time at home practicing social distancing and self-isolation, many are taking advantage of the essential service that is the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). The OCS has seen a “marked increase” in purchases and Supreme Cannabis, the parent company of Tiverton marijuana facility – 7ACRES, can attest to ...

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TGOD to Suspend Quebec Production, Lay Off Staff to Further Cut Costs Amid COVID-19

MARIJUANA 19h ago TGOD to suspend Quebec production, lay off staff to further cut costs amid COVID-19 By David George-Cosh

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) is the latest Canadian cannabis company to scale back its operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toronto-based cannabis producer said in a statement late Wednesday it will postpone production at its facility in Valleyfield, Que. and temporarily lay off staff, but noted it intends to restart its ...

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New Cannabis Store Opens in ByWard Market During COVID-19 Pandemic

news OTTAWA | NEWS New cannabis store opens in ByWard Market during COVID-19 pandemic Josh Pringle CTVNewsOttawa.ca Reporter Hobo opened its new cannabis store in the ByWard Market on Tuesday, March 24.

Article by Josh Pringle, CTVNews Ottawa’s newest cannabis store has opened its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hobo Cannabis Company opened its new store at 121 Clarence Street in the ByWard Market. Cannabis stores were deemed essential by the Ontario Government, and allowed to remain open during the pandemic. Hobo says it has taken extra precautions to protect customers and ...

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Cannabis Industry Adapting to Pandemic

NORTHERN ONTARIO | News Cannabis industry adapting to pandemic Dana Roberts CTV Northern Ontario Dana Roberts CTV News Highlife, a cannabis dispensary in Sudbury. is giving away toilet paper. Mar. 25/20 (Dana Roberts/CTV Northern Ontario)

Article by Dana Roberts, CTV News In this COVID-19 era, people throughout the northeast are having a challenging time finding stores that have toilet paper in stock. Now, for a limited time only, Sudburians can turn to cannabis retailer High Life. High Life, located in New Sudbury, saw the struggles many in the community were having and decided to reach ...

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Sudbury Cannabis Store Trades Rolling Papers for Toilet Paper

NEWS Sudbury cannabis store trades rolling papers for toilet paper Highlife Cannabis to “spare a square” amid coronavirus-related TP shortage. By Emma Spears Staff are expected to start distributing the product in front of the store to anyone who needs it, with a limit of six rolls per person. / Photo: andriano_cz / iStock / Getty Images Plus FILE: Customers at the HighLife shop in Sudbury, Ont. / Photo: Postmedia file photo Postmedia file photo

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op As the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold in Canada, cannabis companies are stepping up to lend a helping hand and some much-needed supplies. Sudbury, Ont.’s Highlife Cannabis Co., for example, is switching its focus from rolling papers to toilet paper, expected to hand out free rolls today to locals who have had a hard time getting their ...

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Where to Buy Weed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CORONAVIRUS Where to buy weed during the COVID-19 pandemic A province-to-province guide on how to stay stocked up and safe through the coronavirus crisis By Kate Robertson Provinces and territories across the country all have different options for buying cannabis at this time.

Article by Kate Robertson, Growth Op Approximately 4,000 times these past two weeks, I’ve thanked my lucky stars cannabis was legalized before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and sent us all cowering in our bong dens. While it’s natural to want to hunker down with your creature comforts, we should all be mindful of a few things: For one, sharing ...

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Canada Cannabis Licensing Inspections Delayed Due to COVID-19, CannTrust Says

Canada cannabis licensing inspections delayed due to COVID-19, CannTrust says Published 20 hours ago | By Solomon Israel

Article by Solomon Israel, Marijuana Business Daily Health Canada is slowing down on-site field inspections of cannabis facilities until the end of the month amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a disclosure from beleaguered cannabis producer CannTrust. Reduced field inspections could slow the pace at which the federal marijuana production regulator issues new licenses and amendments, presenting a new challenge ...

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Ontario Cannabis Businesses Tally 39 Names on Sunshine List for 2019

MARIJUANA 16h ago Ontario cannabis businesses tally 39 names on Sunshine List for 2019 By David George-Cosh A worker displays a handful of cannabis plants for a photograph inside a Fotmer SA greenhouse in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. In 2013 Uruguay became the first nation to legalize recreational marijuana, and now companies are looking outside their local market to turn the nation into a global medical marijuana leader. , Bloomberg

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg More than three-dozen Ontario government employees working in the cannabis space were named on the province’s annual Sunshine List, which tracks public-sector staffers that make more than $100,000 a year. The majority of those listed represent The Ontario Cannabis Store, accounting for 36 of the 39 people associated with the cannabis sector on the ...

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