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Indie Cannabis Store Owner Says Red Tape Blocking Her Efforts

Indie pot store owner says red tape blocking her efforts Kevin Connor More from Kevin Connor

Article by Kevin Connor, Toronto Sun A Toronto woman is frustrated with the red tape she says she has faced while attempting to open a pot store. Vivianne Wilson, who is working to set up her store called GreenPort at 686 College St., says the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s cannabis retail licencing process is out of whack. She ...

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Dan Bilzerian’s Cannabis Company, One That Sells CBD Toothpicks, is in Big Trouble

NEWS Dan Bilzerian’s cannabis company, one that sells CBD toothpicks, is in big trouble The Instagram celebrity is the CEO of Ignite International Brands, Ltd. By The GrowthOp Dan Bilzerian, the CEO of Ignite International Brands, Ltd. / Dan Bilzerian Instagram

Article by Growth Op Poker player and internet celebrity Dan Bilzerian has a penchant for spending money, but as the annual report from his cannabis company reveals, he’s not as good at making it. Bilzerian is the CEO of Ignite International Brands, Ltd., which sells a line of cannabis and CBD products, such as CBD-infused toothpicks. Forbes reports that the company posted $67 million in losses ...

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5 Hilarious Podcasts to Listen to When You’re High

5 HILARIOUS PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHEN YOU’RE HIGH PEARCE THOMPSON JULY 12, 2020 FEATURED PODCASTS REVIEWS 0 VIEWS Podcasts have emerged as one of the most popular ways to absorb content in the 21st century. With the saturated market, it can be tricky to find a podcast to resonate with, don’t worry, we got you. Here are 5 hilarious podcasts to listen to when you’re high.

Article by Pearce Thomson, Cannabis Life Network Podcasts have emerged as one of the most popular ways to absorb content in the 21st century. With the saturated market, it can be tricky to find a podcast to resonate with, don’t worry, we got you. Here are 5 hilarious podcasts to listen to when you’re high. This Past Weekend Theo Von is ...

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Top Canadian Police Association Says It’s Time To Decriminalize All Drugs

POLITICSTop Canadian Police Association Says It’s Time To Decriminalize All DrugsPublished 2 hours ago on July 10, 2020By Kyle Jaeger

Article by Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment The top police chiefs association in Canada made a bold call for drug policy reform on Thursday, arguing that low-level possession should be decriminalized and substance misuse should be treated as a public health matter. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) said that its recommendation is motivated by an interest in reducing ...

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Canadian Cannabis Growers on Coping with COVID-19 — and What They Can’t Wait to Harvest This Season

CULTURE Canadian cannabis growers on coping with COVID-19 — and what they can't wait to harvest this season The pandemic is challenging these growers to tweak their processes. But production isn't slowing down By Elianna Lev Taylor Carr is the Horticulture Manager and Master Grower with WeedMD. Photo: provided Hua Zhang is Hexo’sHead of Cultivation. Photo: provided Peter Doig is the co-founder of Rubicon Organics. Photo: provided

Article by Elianna Lev, Growth Op Just because there’s a global pandemic, doesn’t mean cannabis is going to stop growing — in fact, it could be we need weed more than ever before. Despite the new normal, Canada’s cannabis growers are still getting their work done. The GrowthOp spoke to three head growers across the country about how COVID-19 has affected their work, ...

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Shoppers Drug Mart and University Health Network Partner on ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Medical Cannabis Study

NEWS Shoppers Drug Mart and University Health Network partner on 'first-of-its-kind' medical cannabis study “For the first time we will have a national repository of data that can provide answers about the effectiveness of these products, to test their claims," says Toronto General Hospital's Dr. Hance Clarke By The GrowthOp Dr. Hance Clarke, director of pain services at Toronto General Hospital will be leading the trial. / UHN

Article by Growth Op In what they’re calling “a first-of-its-kind real world evidence study,” Toronto General Hospital’s Dr. Hance Clarke will lead new research designed to help medical cannabis consumers and doctors better understand how cannabinoids impact various conditions. Clarke, an anesthesiologist and the director of pain services at TGH, wants to back up existing anecdotal evidence with scientific data ...

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We Ranked Canada’s Cannabis-Friendly Provinces From Worst to Best

CULTURE We ranked Canada's cannabis-friendly provinces from worst to best The GrowthOp crunches the data on price, consumption habits, retail, public consumption options and the rules on growing at home to rank a single weed-loving province #1 By Dave Yasvinski Photo: Sviatlana Barchan/Getty Images

Article by Dave Yasvinski, Growth Op Canadians are clearly in love with cannabis, but not all provinces were created equal when it comes to permitting pot. While the historic Cannabis Act applies to all provinces, the rules around distribution and consumption fall to the provinces — and municipalities have some say on it, too. That’s why for Canada Day, The GrowthOp takes ...

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Has Legal Cannabis Increased Junk Food Sales?

HEALTH Has legal cannabis increased junk food sales? The cannabis industry loves to talk up "wellness" — but is that a myth? By Mike Adams, The Fresh Toast Photo: serezniy/Getty Images

Article by Mike Adams, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op “Wellness” is the latest buzzword in town when it comes to the cannabis-munchie movement. The cannabis community wants America to know, or at least it wants it to think, that instead of scarfing down fast food and Little Debbies whenever it comes time to tame the ravenous appetite that often ...

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Not All Pun And Games: Federal Court Not Amused With Cannabis Company’s Brand Parody

Canada: Not All Pun And Games: Federal Court Not Amused With Cannabis Company's Brand Parody 10 July 2020 by Graham Hood Smart & Biggar

Article by Graham Hood, Mondaq In a recent decision of Canada’s Federal Court illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name “inspired” by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely. The decision is a cautionary tale, particularly for those in burgeoning industries, such as Canada’s cannabis industry, which may wish to piggyback on an established brand’s goodwill ...

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