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Sky-High Prices Sending Medical Cannabis Users to Black Market

Ottawa Sky-high prices sending medical marijuana users to black market Social Sharing Licensed supplier drops low-cost strain from online catalog Amanda Pfeffer · CBC News Shaun Gricken used a low-cost strain of cannabis from MedReleaf to make his own CBD oils and other derivatives. The online supplier has now removed the product, and the next-cheapest option costs three times more. (Skype) Janet Yale, president and CEO of the Arthritis Society, says arthritis sufferers account for 60 per cent of medical cannabis users. (Arthritis Society)

Article by Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News Medical marijuana users and their advocates say steep price increases since legalization, coupled with obstacles to access, are forcing many patients to turn to the illegal market. According to a survey commissioned by the Arthritis Society, there are as many medical cannabis users getting their prescriptions from illegal sources as legal ones, while two-thirds say they’re ...

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Windsor Cannabis Store Opening Delayed by AGCO Lawsuit

Windsor cannabis store opening delayed by AGCO lawsuit TAYLOR CAMPBELL A proposed cannabis retail store at 545 Ouellette Avenue is pictured Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. DAX MELMER / WINDSOR STAR A proposed cannabis retail store at 545 Ouellette Avenue is pictured Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. DAX MELMER / WINDSOR STAR

Article by Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star Opening day of Windsor’s first legal retail cannabis store is a month behind schedule due in part to a class-action lawsuit against the provincial body regulating vendor licences that put a wrench in plans provincewide. London restaurateur Kirk Anastasiadis, one of 42 applicants selected in the most recent Ontario lottery in August, said by ...

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Cannabis Use Among Seniors ‘Accelerating’ Post Legalization: Statistics Canada Study

Cannabis use among seniors 'accelerating' post legalization: Statistics Canada study Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell cannabis in Ontario on April 1, 2019. Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Chris Young Cannabis use among seniors 'accelerating' post legalization: Statistics Canada study BY NEWS STAFFPOSTED OCT 31, 2019 2:48 PM EDT LAST UPDATED OCT 31, 2019 AT 5:09 PM EDT CANNABIS Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for a Toronto retail store licensed to sell cannabis in Ontario on April 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Close caption Summary Cannabis consumption among seniors has been accelerating One-quarter of seniors who use cannabis are new users Seniors are more likely to use cannabis for medical reasons Percentage of cannabis users reporting that they began using in the past three months, by age group, household population aged 15 years and older. (STATISTICS CANADA TABLE)

Article by CityNews While seniors are less likely to use cannabis than other age groups, consumption in that particular demographic is growing at a faster rate compared to others, a new Statistics Canada survey said Wednesday. “Cannabis use is less common among seniors than it is in other age groups (7 per cent, compared with 10 per cent at ages 45 to 64, 25 per ...

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Could CBD Treat Dog Cancer? Ontario Vet College to Study Cannabis and Canines

Could CBD treat dog cancer? Ontario vet college to study cannabis and canines The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has embarked on a three-year study looking at the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound, in treating bladder cancer in dogs. (Pexels/Creative Vix)

Article by Jonathan Forani, CTV News An Ontario university is set to undertake a three-year study in treating dog cancer with cannabis. The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College said in anews release Tuesday that the research could “help point the way to alternative pet therapies.” The study will focus on the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound, in treating ...

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Saskatchewan to Phase in Open Market for Cannabis Retail in 2020

Saskatchewan to phase in open market for cannabis retail in 2020 BY GLOBAL NEWS

Article by Global News The Saskatchewan government is hoping to weed out black market cannabis suppliers with a phased-in open market system for retail permits, starting next spring. The province announced its plan during question period at the legislature on Tuesday. Fifty-one original permit holders were decided by a lottery process prior to marijuana legalization in October 2017. The number of permits within a ...

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Quebec Raises Legal Age for Cannabis to 21; Critics Say it Will Only Drive Illegal Sales

Quebec raises legal age for cannabis to 21; critics say it will only drive illegal sales Quebec raises legal age to consume cannabis Only Quebecers over age 21 will be allowed to consume the drug as of Jan. 1. Max Harrold live. Alexandra Mae Jones, CTVNews.ca writer

Article by Alexandra Mae Jones, CTV News After a year of being able to purchase cannabis legally from age 18, Quebecers will now have to wait until they turn 21. The provincial government has passed a bill changing the legal age to use marijuana, a move critics say will only drive the black market. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government adopted Bill ...

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New RCMP Dogs Trained to Ignore Cannabis Smell

GROW NEWS & POLICY New RCMP dogs trained to ignore cannabis smell Rumneek Johal

Article by Rumneek Johal, Daily Hive The legalization of cannabis had an unintended impact on RCMP dogs, who are no longer trained to sniff out cannabis when conducting drug searches. According to Dog Team Trainer Sergeant Robert Heppell, police dogs that were previously trained on anything marijuana-based, including hash and hash oils, were removed from the program, retired because of age, ...

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Vape Pen Flaws – Tvape’s Message to Consumers

VAPE PEN FLAWS – TVAPE’S MESSAGE TO CONSUMERS TRAVIS CESARONE

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network TVAPE started selling dry-herb vaporizers a decade ago through marketplaces and their own website. They eventually grew to be the most trafficked vaporizer website in Canada and even one of the most trafficked in the world. Now, while they don’t carry vape pens, they have sold mods as well as Canadian e-juices. However, “That segment is ...

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New, Recyclable Cannabis Containers Ready for Blue Bin

New, recyclable cannabis containers ready for blue bin New packaging options can now be recycled through regular municipal recycling programs By: Solomon Israel Packaging for pre-rolled joints from 48North Cannabis is made of recycled materials, and can be recycled with regular household items. (Suppied/48North Cannabis) Various TyBox recyclable cannabis packages from Tychon Packaging Inc. (Supplied) A recyclable steel tin package from Freedom Cannabis. (Supplied)

Article by Solomon Israel, Winnipeg Free Press New, readily recyclable cannabis packaging options could be a valuable marketing tool, say Canadian cannabis producers who hope unique, sustainable containers will help their bud get noticed amongst the torrent of hard-to-recycle plastic jars on legal cannabis store shelves, some of which come wrapped in extra layers of outer packaging. “We’ve been hearing nothing but negative energy (about) the packaging strategies that ...

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