Cannabis Seizures Double at U.S. Border After Sales Legalized Here

Cannabis seizures double at U.S. border after sales legalized here Warnings marijuana still prohibited in New York state don’t seem to be working NEWS 06:06 PM by Gord Howard The St. Catharines Standard In April, U.S. customs officers discovered a half-kilogram of marijuana hidden inside the speaker of a vehicle that had crossed the Peace Bridge. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Article by Gord Howard, The St. Catharines Standard Marijuana seizures at the U.S. border have increased dramatically since cannabis was legalized for sale in Canada. Since October when online sales started, the number of seizures has more than doubled at border points entering New York state over the same period last year. At the same time, the amount confiscated is ...

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Shoppers Drug Mart to Use Blockchain Technology to Track Medical Cannabis Quality

STAR BUSINESS JOURNAL Shoppers Drug Mart to use blockchain technology to track medical cannabis quality

Article by Toronto Star The vice-president of business development at Shoppers Drug Mart says blockchain technology can provide a comfort level for doctors and pharmacists about the quality of medical cannabis. Ken Weisbrod says his company has signed a deal with TruTrace Technologies for a pilot program to provide the software to track medical cannabis from seed to final product. ...

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Access to Cannabis Can Be Advanced By Smashing Stigma, Dismantling Barriers and Normalizing Use

COMMUNITIES Access to cannabis can be advanced by smashing stigma, dismantling barriers and normalizing use Speakers at Lift & Co. discuss learning from legalization’s lessons to craft a bright future for cannabis By Ashley Keenan Whether panel members were addressing issues such as attracting top talent or if it’s alright to consume cannabis during pregnancy, talk of stigma and its impact on access to cannabis continued to rear its ugly head. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Ashley Keenan, Growth Op A key theme emerged as part of panel discussions at the recent Lift & Co.’s Expo Industry Day and Expo Consumer Weekend: Even in a post-legalization Canada, being able to access and consume cannabis without barriers continues to be a challenge. Whether panel members were addressing issues such as attracting top talent or if ...

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Wilfrid Laurier University to Become Smoke-Free on July 1

Kitchener-Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University to become smoke-free on July 1 Social Sharing Policy bans smoking of cigarettes, cannabis and use of e-cigarettes or vapes CBC News Wilfrid Laurier University is among a string of post-secondary schools embracing a smoke-free policy in all their campuses. (Kate Bueckert/CBC) Other universities and colleges in Ontario, such as Hamilton's McMaster University and London's Fanshawe College have also adopted smoke-free policies.

Article by CBC News Wilfrid Laurier University is now among a number of post-secondary institutions that has banned smoking on its campuses. As of July 1, the university will ban cigarette and cannabis use on all of its campuses, as well as e-cigarettes and vapes. The policy to ban all forms of smoking was approved by the university’s Board of Governors on June ...

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Canadians Can Expect Tight Supply When Cannabis Edibles Become Legal Mid-December, Officials Say

Politics Canadians can expect tight supply when cannabis edibles become legal mid-December, officials say Social Sharing Health Canada's new regulations include strict rules on labelling, content and youth appeal Kathleen Harris · CBC News Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says new regulations for cannabis edibles are designed to protect consumers and children. (Ben Nelms/CBC) New federal regulations on cannabis edibles include strict rules on packaging and labelling. (Shutterstock / Pong Pong)

Article by Kathleen Harris, CBC News Canadians should expect a small initial supply of cannabis edibles when they become legal in mid-December, and the limited range of products won’t include goodies that might appeal to kids, government officials say. Health Canada released new regulations on cannabis edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts today — products that will be on the legal market as early ...

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Cannabis Edibles Likely Available in Time for Christmas

Cannabis edibles likely available in time for Christmas Spiro Papuckoski Brownies with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, are for sale on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in California, at the Green Pearl Organics marijuana dispensary in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2018.Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images / Files

Article by Spiro Papuckoski, Toronto Sun Canadians could be opening a new gift under their Christmas trees this year that could literally give them a high. The market for cannabis-infused products is expanding with the addition of edibles, drinks, extracts and topicals, which are tentatively set to be available at the Ontario Cannabis Store and licensed retailers no earlier than ...

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Transfer of Cannabis Wealth


Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network If Canadians felt strongly enough about the cannabis trade, legalization wouldn’t look as it currently does- like a large cannabis bud without a trace of trichomes. There’s big business staking its claim with an army of lobbyists and fake capital supplied by the banks, while pioneers of Canada’s cannabis industry, many of them in British Columbia, ...

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8 Ways We Treat Weed Differently From Alcohol. (Do Any of Them Make Sense?)

8 ways we treat weed differently from alcohol. (Do any of them make sense?) By Patrick Cain National Online Journalist, News Global News 8 ways we treat weed differently from alcohol. (Do any of them make sense?) By Patrick Cain National Online Journalist, News Global News WATCH: Marijuana edibles — everything you need to know

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News Last October, we started putting cannabis in a category kind of, sort of similar to alcohol. But through a series of cultural and legal accidents — or just lawmakers of different generations making decisions in different decades — we treat them differently in any number of ways. Nearly always, they involve being stricter about ...

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Toronto Won the NBA Finals and ‘You Can Smell That Cannabis is Legal in Canada!’

NEWS Toronto won the NBA finals and ‘you can smell that marijuana is legal in Canada!’ Boy did they celebrate! By Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast Television anchors reporting live from the scene noted the jubilant and festive atmosphere coursing through the Canadian city. But they also sniffed something else in the air. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Article by Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast On Thursday night the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Finals for the first time in team history. Since 1993, no professional Canadian team in the four major sports—NBA, MLB, NHL, or the NFL—had won a championship until the Raptors victory this season. Suffice to say, Canadians had something to celebrate. And boy did ...

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