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Aurora Cannabis Holding a National Competition Searching for Canada’s Top Budmaster

LEGALIZATION Aurora Cannabis is searching for Canada’s Top Budmaster A national competition will recognize cannabis professionals across the country By The GrowthOp “Aurora thanks the cannabis leaders of the past, and we applaud the work of budtenders everywhere who are educating Canadians on cannabis, and helping to grow a strong and long-lasting future for the cannabis movement,” says Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora Cannabis Inc. Jason Franson for National Post

Article by The GrowthOp Aurora Cannabis is kicking off the search for Canada’s Top Budmaster™ through a national competition that will recognize cannabis professionals across the country who are guiding consumers as they navigate the new world of legal cannabis. Through a series of skills-based and knowledge-testing events, as well as through digital competitions, Canada’s budtender community will be able to demonstrate its expertise in ...

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Early Data Suggests No Post-Legalization Spike in Drug-Impaired Driving Charges

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges BY AMY SMART In this photo illustration, smoke from a cannabis oil vaporizer is seen as the driver is behind the wheel of a car in North Vancouver, B.C., on November 14, 2018. Canadian police say they haven't been busting many more stoned drivers six months after legalization and continue to prioritize investigative resources toward more deadly drugs, but are reminding drivers to keep cannabis out of reach. Jonathan Hayward

Article by Amy Smart, CityNews Canadian police say they haven’t been busting many more stoned drivers six months after legalization, but they are reminding drivers to keep cannabis out of reach. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces across the country and most reported no significant change in the number of impaired driving charges laid, while some said it’s too early ...

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Cannabis Retail Guide: Nova Cannabis, Queen St., Toronto

CANADAINDUSTRY Cannabis Retail Guide: Nova Cannabis, Queen St., Toronto HARRISON JORDAN The best part about Nova? The pricing. We checked, and some cannabis products are actually slightly cheaper than on the OCS website, even with tax added.

Article by Harrison Jordan,  Leafly News The line outside can be deceptive: It’s not packed like sardines inside Nova Cannabis thanks to the 2,900 square foot space that provides lots of area to explore cannabis from a variety of brands. It’s the second of two legal dispensaries to open on Queen Street West as part of the AGCO’s lottery process to establish ...

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Cannabis Retail Guide: Ameri, Toronto

CANADAINDUSTRY Cannabis Retail Guide: Ameri, Toronto HARRISON JORDAN Photos by Jesse Milns

Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly News Small. Discrete. Hassle-free. Those are the words that come to mind after experiencing Ameri, the second of Toronto’s newly-legal cannabis stores. The best part about it? The location, for sure. Nestled on a quiet stretch of Cumberland Ave., Ameri finds itself smack dab in the middle of Yorkville. Whether you’ve been studying diligently for that ...

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Oneida Grapples with Cannabis Sales While on the Road to Regulation

London Oneida grapples with cannabis sales while on the road to regulation Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Email First Nation's council issuing suspensions at the beginning of May CBC News About a dozen cannabis stores have popped up on Oneida, according to chief Hill. (David Horemans/CBC) Jessica Hill is the elected chief of Oneida Nation of the Thames. (Submitted)

Article by CBC News The chief and council of Oneida Nation of the Thames, a community south of London, want to ensure the safety of their First Nation’s members who have been subjected to increased sales of cannabis in the community. Council, which only supports the sale of medicinal cannabis, is in the early phases of establishing rules and regulations ...

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South Bruce Peninsula Bans Cigarette, Pot Smoking on Sauble Beach

SBP bans cigarette, pot smoking on Sauble Beach Denis Langlois Denis Langlois File photo/Postmedia Network

Article by Denis Langlois, Owen Sound Sun Times South Bruce Peninsula wants to stomp out all smoking at its municipal beaches and parks, including on Sauble Beach. Council has endorsed a staff recommendation to ban people from smoking cigarettes or marijuana or vaping within those municipally owned areas. The town is also planning to beef up its bylaw enforcement at ...

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Toronto Community Reactions to Legal Cannabis Storefronts

TORONTO • News Community reactions to legal cannabis storefronts From downtown Toronto to Scarborough, there is a divide between legal cannabis storefronts and "backyard dealers" Business has been booming for the Friendly Stranger Cannabis Culture Shop on Queen Street West since the Hunny Pot opened across the street on April 1, 2019 (MONIQUE THOMPSON/TORONTO OBSERVER) Christine Sommerville smokes for recreation and has been working at the Friendly Stranger for almost year. (MONIQUE THOMPSON/TORONTO OBSERVER)

Article by Amanda Da Silva, Felisha Henry-Lee and Monique Thompson, Toronto Observer Business has been booming at the Friendly Stranger Cannabis Culture Shop since the Hunny Pot opened across the street on Queen Street West. With lines wrapping around the corner, the Friendly Stranger has been making friends with customers in the neighbour’s lineup. “With the Hunny Pot, Day Two, it has definitely been busier,” said Christine Somerville, a supervisor ...

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Cannabis Legalization Six Months in, by the Numbers

Cannabis legalization six months in, by the numbers Various types of cannabis on display at Garden Variety, a licensed store in Winnipeg. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press) Cannabis legalization in Canada turned six months old this week. Here's a look at legalization, by the numbers:

Article by The Leaf News Cannabis legalization in Canada turned six months old this week. Here’s a look at legalization, by the numbers: 171 federal licences to produce, process and/or sell cannabis have been issued by regulator Health Canada, 39 more licences than when legalization kicked off on Oct. 17 12,110 kilograms of finished, ready-to-sell dried cannabis was in stock at those licensed producers as ...

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Can I Get Weed Delivered (Legally)? And How Much Does it Cost?

CULTURE Can I get weed delivered (legally)? And how much does it cost? The answer is yes-ish. It all depends on your address By Lisa Felepchuk Cameron Brown, communications officer for The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co., in front of the moss wall inside the store located along Queen St. W. in Toronto. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia

Article by Lisa Felepchuk, The Growth Op We live in a magical time, a time in which a new power drill, a unicorn-shaped pool floatie or an adult onesie—thanks for never judging, Amazon Prime deliver person!—can be ordered as easily as a pizza and delivered, perhaps not as quickly, but lickety-split, nonetheless. Technology is simplifying day-to-day tasks, including basic errands, ...

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