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Calculated Risks and Strategic Game Plans Make PR in Cannabis a Creative Challenge

Calculated risks and strategic game plans make PR in cannabis a creative challenge Anisha Dhiman ANISHA DHIMAN Left to right: Jeannette VanderMarel, Abi Roach, Jamie Shaw, Trina Fraser, Irie Selkirk, Alison Gordon, Robyn Rabinovich and Barinder Rasode at a storytelling panel organized by RNMKR. Photo credit: RNMKR Here’s how PR professionals are hitting the right notes and staying ahead of the curve

Article by Anisha Dhiman, The Province When it comes to marketing and promotion in the cannabis industry, there’s a clear “before” and “after”. Before regulations were set in stone on Oct. 17, the trend veered towards being bold and brave; after legalization, companies are often seen toeing the line. “A good example, not a client of mine, is Aurora Cannabis,” says John Bowes, senior public relations ...

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Bong Breaks and Spider Mites: My Crash Course in ‘Cannabis School’ Was an Eye-Opener

Bong breaks and spider mites: My crash course in ‘cannabis school’ was an eye-opener BEPPI CROSARIOL

Article by Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail Cannabis school taught me many surprising things. For example, did you know that when a joint “burns black” rather than with white ash it could mean your weed was improperly flushed of heavy metals or pesticides prior to harvest? Or that highly pungent strains, such as Sour Diesel and Super Skunk, are described ...

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‘It’s Not Working’: Why Some Grey Market Cannabis Dispensaries are Staying Open

'It's not working': Why some weed dispensaries are staying open Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn As government-operated stores struggle, dispensaries step up, lawyer says Julia Wright · CBC News · Cannabis NB is the only legal retailer of cannabis in New Brunswick, but medical dispensaries like King Canna, pictured, continue to provide customers with edibles, dried flower, and extracts. (Joseph Tunney/CBC)

Article by Julia Wright, CBC News The provincial government is pretty clear on its website: Cannabis NB is “the only legal retailer of cannabis.” But you wouldn’t know that from the steady stream of consumers filtering in and out of King Canna, a Saint John medical dispensary on a lunch hour in January — three months after New Brunswick launched its government monopoly ...

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After Layoffs, Cannabis NB Employees in 2 Cities Take Steps to Unionize

After layoffs, Cannabis NB employees in 2 cities take steps to unionize Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn New Brunswick Union calls move to organize 'a step in the right direction' Julia Wright · CBC News A majority of employees at two of the 20 Cannabis NB locations in New Brunswick have signed union cards. (Julia Wright / CBC)

Article by Julia Wright, CBC News Cannabis NB employees at two New Brunswick stores have taken the first steps toward joining a union. The announcement from the New Brunswick Union, which represents many public employees in the province, comes just over a week after a major round of layoffs at the cannabis authority. A majority of employees at the Campbellton and Miramichi Cannabis ...

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Everything You Need to Successfully Grow Weed Inside Your Home

Everything you need to successfully grow weed inside your home Peter Nolan-Smith

Article by Peter Nolan-Smith, Daily Hive Legalization has been an ongoing experiment in public policy, but one of the more interesting new privileges given to Canadians is the ability to grow their own cannabis at home. Federal laws say we’re all entitled to grow at least one, and up to four, cannabis plants within residences — though Quebec has enshrined laws that ...

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Cannabis Can Help With Better Sex, but Low Doses are Key

Cannabis can help with better sex, but low doses are key By Patrick Cain WATCH: Yes, cannabis can help you have better sex — here’s why

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News St. Louis, Mo., gynecologist Becky Kaufman Lynn faced a problem: her patients wanted her to explain how cannabis affected how they experienced sex, but she wasn’t sure how to answer. “Women would come in and say, ‘My sexual problems are so much better when I smoke marijuana,’ or, ‘My pain is better when I smoke marijuana.’” ...

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After Legalization: Four Things to Know About Cannabis in Quebec

After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec Legalization has highlighted the province's thirst for the "sticky icky" but also some chronic problems that have come with the new market. CHRISTOPHER CURTIS, MONTREAL GAZETTE

Article by Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette Call it a cannibersary: Canada marked three months on Thursday since the legalization of recreational cannabis. In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirst for the “sticky icky” but also some chronic problems that have come with the new ...

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‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations

PotPrince 'Prince of Pot' Marc Emery responds to sexual harassment allegations Tiffany Crawford Glenda Luymes Marc Emery the "Prince of Pot" and his wife Jodie emerge from the back doors of Old City Hall court just after 7 p.m. - they are charged with drug trafficking, conspiracy and possession and were arrested at Pearson International Airport on Wednesday night on Saturday March 11, 2017. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network Pot activist Marc Emery, shown here with wife Jodie Emery, has responded to allegations of sexual harassment.Jack Boland / Toronto Sun Emery admits to being a "touchy" guy who speaks openly about sex, but denies he sexually harmed anyone.

Article by Tiffany Crawford and Glenda Luymes, Toronto Sun Marc Emery, once hailed as the “Prince of Pot,” has come under fire after several women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against him only days before three of the Cannabis Culture dispensaries he helped start in Vancouver plan to close their doors. The alleged incidents were made public on Twitter by Deidre ...

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ONTARIO: Failed Applicant For Cannabis Licence Criticizes Process

ONTARIO: Failed applicant for cannabis licence criticizes process Rainbow on May in Thunder Bay is left waiting for next phase of rollout Rainbow on May is located in the downtown south core

Article by Gary Rinne, Orilliamatters Darren Gravelle says no one would expect the government to hold a lottery for liquor licences, and it is equally unreasonable to use a lottery to award licences to sell cannabis. Gravelle manages Rainbow on May, a vape shop. The same owner operates a similar shop on Bay Street. The local operator was not included in a list ...

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