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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Leafly Canada’s Guide to 4/20

CanadaLifestyle Leafly Canada’s Guide to 420 Leafly Canada Staff

Article by Leafly 420 will be different this year, but the plant that started it all is still important to the millions of weed lovers who will be staying in to mark this year’s celebration. Learn everything you need to know about the history and culture of every stoner’s favourite holiday, including advice for safe consumption, the hottest 420 deals, ...

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Federal Farm Loans of $500,000 are Open to Cannabis Growers

Federal farm loans of $500,000 are open to cannabis growers Farm Credit Canada confirms cannabis producers are considered farmers, and therefore eligible for short-term loans under $5 billion stimulus program WI Staff Western Investor

Article by Western Investor Cannabis growers, some of which are not seeing the revenue expected prior to legalization, may be in line for up to $500,000 in short-term loans under the $5 billion Farm Credit Canada (FCC) stimulus linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is meant to provide financial flexibility to farmers, according to Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food ...

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Could CBD Reduce Coronavirus Symptoms? This Toronto Company is Ready to Put Those Claims to the Test

NEWS Could CBD reduce coronavirus symptoms? This Toronto company is ready to put those claims to the test "We have made it very clear to the leadership at Health Canada that we are more than committed to this and we are more than prepared to execute it from a medical technology standpoint." By Sam RichesMarch 26, 2020 0 Comments

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Toronto-based Cannalogue, an e-commerce medical cannabis platform, has submitted an application to Health Canada to study the impact of cannabis on coronavirus. They believe compounds in the plant may be able to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Dr. Mohan Cooray, the CEO of Cannalogue and a gastroenterologist at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, says ...

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Ian Campeau’s Pandemic Plans? Grow a Bunch of Cannabis

CULTURE Ian Campeau's pandemic plans? Grow a bunch of cannabis "Anyone can get access to seeds, dirt and water," says the cannabis and Indigenous rights activist. "That’s all it takes to get started." By Sarah Hanlon, POT CULTURE Ian Campeau, left, and Sarah Hanlon. Photo: provided

Article by Sarah Hanlon, Growth Op Spring is here, and while COVID-19 is keeping us from doing some of our favourite activities, there are a few things that we can still do – like at-home gardening! And since growing four cannabis plants per home is legal in Canada, maybe this year will be your year to flex your green thumb. ...

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The Cannabis Industry Can Help With Coronavirus Testing. But Will the Government Listen?

NEWS The cannabis industry can help with coronavirus testing. But will the government listen? High North Laboratories says it can process 500 COVID-19 tests a day right now, but hasn't heard back from public health officials after weeks of trying By Sam Riches

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op On the outskirts of Toronto, next to the Pearson International Airport, there is a 16,000 square foot cannabis testing laboratory whose owner says it can process 500 coronavirus tests a day. With an investment for additional equipment, that number could rise to more than 1,000 tests a day. “Testing right now is just way ...

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Brantford Street Crime Unit Arrests Four Men From the GTA and Seizes Over $900,000 of Illicit Cannabis

Brantford Street Crime Unit Arrests Four Men From the GTA and Seizes over $900,000 of Illicit Cannabis Brantford Police seized $900,000 in Cannabis during a raid Wednesday, March 18th at a city warehouse. (Brantford Police supplied Photo)

Article by Turtle Island News Brantford City’s Street Crime Unit arrested four men Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, after a raid on a warehouse in the city. . The arrests came after the Brantford Police  executed a Cannabis Act Search Warrant at a Brock Street commercial warehouse within the City of Brantford. . Officers seized approximately 3,675 cannabis plants with an ...

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Cannabis and COVID-19: What We Know So Far

NEWS Cannabis and COVID-19: What we know so far From getting high safely at home to helping vulnerable communities, here's how you can flatten the curve By Anisha Dhiman As stores report an uptick in cannabis sales, here's how Canadians can consume responsibly and help flatten the curve. Getty Images “When someone’s lungs are exposed to flu or other infections, the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape.” iStock / Getty Images Plus Rather than stepping outside to make a pot purchase, learn how to make your cannabis last longer. Getty Images Toronto-based Thaomy Lam has been handing out free gift cards, of value $25 each, to people in need on the streets. Photo provided “Now that I have edibles made, I’d rather they be enjoyed than get stale on my counter.” iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op The novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December last year. Officially called COVID-19, the virus since then has become a global pandemic. In an effort to control the spread in Canada, it was announced recently that non-essential businesses will shut down in Ontario and Quebec. Pot shops, deemed essential, will remain open. Cannabis, ...

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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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