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Nine People Charged After Halifax Police Raid Another Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Nine people charged after Halifax police raid another medical cannabis shop By YVETTE D’ENTREMONT StarMetro Halifax Halifax Regional Police have charged nine people after executing a search warrant at a medical marijuana shop. (MARK THIESSEN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Article by Yvette D’Entremont, StarMetro Halifax Halifax police have charged nine people after a search of what they say was an illegal cannabis dispensary in Dartmouth. In a media release, Halifax Regional Police said that shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, they executed a search warrant at the Atlantic Compassion Club Society at 141 Main St. in Dartmouth. Investigators allegedly ...

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Canada’s First Cannabis Friendly Luxury Hotel Is Officially Open In Downtown Toronto

News Canada's First Cannabis Friendly Luxury Hotel Is Officially Open In Downtown Toronto Cannabis Air is the first luxury hotel of its kind in Canada.

Article by Lilly Paltsev, Narcity Toronto is officially home to a 4/20 friendly luxury hotel. The hotel, called Cannabis Air, is the first of its kind in all of Canada. Cannabis Air is located right in the downtown core at 53 McCaul Street, short blocks away from Union Station, the Eaton Centre and Queen Street West. The hotel celebrated its official opening just last month. ...

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Toronto Staff Recommend Allowing Cannabis Retail Stores to Operate in City

Toronto staff recommend allowing cannabis retail stores to operate in city By Nick Westoll WATCH ABOVE: Premier Doug Ford contradicts a campaign promise to increase the buffer zone between Ontario Cannabis Stores and schools. Farah Nasser has more on the proposed regulations. (Nov. 16)

Article by Nick Westoll, Global News Toronto municipal staff are recommending that city council should not opt out of allowing cannabis retail stores to operate in the city limits. “It is anticipated that prohibiting legal cannabis retail stores would have the unintended consequence of encouraging the illegal market to continue to operate, either through storefronts selling illegal products or by driving illegal cannabis sales underground,” ...

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Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers

Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers Scientus Pharma claims its technology will ensure Canadians are getting what they pay for. Scientus Pharma claims weed oils are wildly inconsistent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice News A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos. Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical patients—many of whom don’t want to smoke anything—they’ve become of particular importance. Scientus Pharma is a ...

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Mayor John Tory Says Toronto Should Have Say Over Cannabis Dispensaries

Mayor John Tory says Toronto should have say over pot shops By FRANCINE KOPUN There were 92 illegal pot shops operating in Toronto prior to legalization, according to a report by city staff. Despite a crackdown, 11 stores continued to operate illegally as of Nov. 27. (JESSE WINTER / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)

Article by Francine Kopun, Toronto Star Toronto council will debate on Thursday whether to opt out of provincial legislation permitting private cannabis stores to operate in the city beginning April 1. . “It’s not that we want to ban cannabis sales, but we want some sort of mechanism that gives us local control,” said Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 4, Parkdale—High Park) comparing ...

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Canadians Get Paid Way More Working In The Weed Industry Than The Average Job In Canada

News Canadians Get Paid Way More Working In The Weed Industry Than The Average Job In Canada Statistics Canada reports that cannabis-related jobs pay more than the average Canadian job.

Article by Nicole Hui, Narcity Now that marijuana has been legalized in Canada, Statistics Canada released a new report on December 7th about the job force in the country in 2018. They reported that the marijuana industry has been a positive impact on the jobs in Canada and has created thousands of new positions for Canadians. Not only is the weed industry in Canada bringing ...

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Ontario Brewery Preparing to Release Cannabis-Infused Beer

Ontario brewery preparing to release cannabis-infused beer Waterloo Brewing expects edible products to be legalized in October of 2019 0 3 h by: Ben Eppel Stock Photo - LEHTIKUVA/Jussi Nukari

Article by Ben Eppel, Sudbury.com At the moment, you can purchase marijuana via OCS; come next October, cannabis-infused drinks including beers are expected to become legal. Waterloo Brewing is currently preparing for that incoming legislation. President and CEO George Croft says they’re ready to take on this challenge. “We’ve been mixing drinks, ready to drink ciders and beers, for an extended ...

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Health Canada: New Federal Regulatory Rules Around Cannabis, Pesticide Testing Welcomed

New federal regulatory rules around cannabis, pesticide use welcomed Test results must be provided to LPs before the products can be sold TAYLOR BLEWETT Tractor with a spray device for finely dispersed fertilizer. Tractor on the sunset background. Tractor with high wheels is making fertilizer on young wheat. The use of finely dispersed spray chemicals Tractor doing spray operation on crop LEONID EREMEYCHUK / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Taylor Blewett, Regina Leader-Post Health Canada recently unveiled a new regulatory regime that will impose extensive and mandatory pesticide testing requirements on all licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis. Come Jan. 2, LPs will have to send product samples to independent laboratories, where they will be screened for almost 100 active pesticide ingredients before they can be sold. It’s a marked ...

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Shoppers Drug Mart Shows Up on Health Canada’s List of Online Vendors of Medical Cannabis

CANNABIS Shoppers Drug Mart shows up on Health Canada's list of online vendors of medical cannabis by Charlie Smith

Article by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight It’s official. A company linked to the billionaire Weston family is in the online weed business. That’s because Health Canada’s website has been updated to reveal that Shoppers Drug Mart has a federal licence to sell medical cannabis over the Internet. The Straight  previously reported in September that it had received a licence through its parent company, Loblaw Companies ...

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