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Where Are They Now: Jodie Emery, Princess of Pot

CanadaIndustry Where are they now: Jodie Emery, Princess of Pot Randi Druzin We chat with some of the most prominent figures in Canadian cannabis about the highlights and lowlights of the first year of legalization. In the third and final installment of this series, we chat with Jodie Emery. See more in this series: Part 1: Robin Ellins, Friendly Stranger Part 2: Bruce Linton, formerly Canopy Growth Part 3: Jodie Emery, Princess of Pot

Article by Randi Druzin, Leafly Activist Jodie Emery has been making headlines for years. The Kamloops, BC native is the co-owner of Cannabis Culture, a business that used to franchise cannabis dispensaries, and still produces a magazine, along with a web-based video channel called POT TV. She rose to prominence as an advocate for legalization during the four years (2010 to 2014) that her ...

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Cannabis Hyperemesis: a Rare Case of Severe Side Effects Due to Heavy Cannabis Usage

Cannabis hyperemesis: a rare case of severe side effects due to heavy cannabis usage Chronic users may be at risk of severe nausea and vomiting By Nicole Schwab Research in brief, Science Tags: Cannabis, Science, weed Abstention from cannabis is the only long-term effective therapy for the syndrome. MY 420 TOURS/CC WIKIMEDIA

Article by Nicole Schwab, The Varsity Cannabis has become readily accessible in Toronto, with five legal dispensaries. Students can pick up the goods with nothing but their ID and a short walk from UTSG. Furthermore, cannabis use has become mainstream, both recreationally and medicinally. Patients have taken it for conditions including anxiety, headaches, insomnia, gastro-intestinal disorders, and chronic pain. With ...

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Demise of Canadian Cannabis Website a Symptom of Failed Dreams: Don Pittis

Business·Analysis Demise of Canadian cannabis website a symptom of failed dreams: Don Pittis Social Sharing Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email Reddit End of brave venture The Leaf News is proof of Canada's collective pot delusion Don Pittis · CBC News The Leaf News, Canada's pioneering cannabis news and information site, announced its closing last week, but its archive of useful information will remain. (Winnipeg Free Press) Employees at the Fire and Flower store prepare an order for a customer in Ottawa on April 1. As Canada legalized pot last year it seemed everyone had an idea for how to get rich. But should they have realized the business would be boom and bust? (Chris Wattie/Reuters) The Globe and Mail's Report on Business avoided The Leaf News's advertising problems with a $2,000 subscription, but as gloomy news dominates its headlines, that price has come down to $999 for individual users. (Don Pittis/CBC)

Article by Don Pittis, CBC News Who could have imagined attracting an international audience to a cannabis website produced in the middle of Canada from Manitoba’s windswept capital? Paul Samyn is who, the editor of the venerable Winnipeg Free Press, one of Canada’s last independent regional dailies, who in the early stages of the country’s move to pot legalization saw an opportunity. ...

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Legal Cannabis Industry a Downer

BLIZZARD: Legal pot industry a downer Christina Blizzard

Article by Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun Analysts are reeling after Canada’s biggest pot companies posted dismal results last week. Shares in the largest, Canopy  Growth, fell to the lowest in two years. Its competitor, Aurora, reported a 24% fall in revenue. While it may come as a surprise to investors, it was predictable when the Trudeau government announced its intention ...

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Brutal Week for Weed Casts Chill Over Prospects for Cannabis 2.0

Brutal week for weed casts chill over prospects for Cannabis 2.0 Companies already have a mountain of unsold product, what happens when drinks and edibles hit the shelves? Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post If there’s a lesson that Canada’s pot industry can take from a devastating week that saw the country’s largest producers post massive losses amid waves of product returns and piles of excess inventory, it might be this: understand your market first, sell your product later. And with cannabis 2.0 looming, there isn’t much time to ...

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New Brunswick Moves Toward Privatization of Cannabis Sales After Losses in First Year

N.B. moves toward privatization of cannabis sales after losses in first year New Brunswick cannabis stores A Cannabis NB store in Sackville, N.B. is seen on October 14, 2018. New Brunswick has issued a request for proposals for a single private operator to take over the government's operation, distribution and sales of recreational cannabis in the province. /Andrew Vaughan

Article by Toronto Sun Citing significant financial losses and overly restrictive federal regulations, the New Brunswick government is looking for a private operator take over its distribution and sales of recreational cannabis. Finance Minister Ernie Steeves made the announcement Thursday in Fredericton, saying that losses incurred by the provincial cannabis corporation persuaded the government it was time to turn to ...

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Pet Owners Increasingly Turning to CBD for Their Animals

Pet owners increasingly turning to CBD for their animals Aidan Wallace

Article by Aidan Wallace, Toronto Sun Many pet owners are willing to go above and beyond to help their pets when they get sick or injured. And since cannabis became legal in Canada, more and more pet owners are turning to CBD oil as a therapy option. While much of evidence for the rising prevalence and benefit of CBD use ...

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Original Snowboarder Bad Boy Talks to Other Retired Athletes About the Awesome Cannabis Business

NEWS Original snowboarder bad boy talks to other retired athletes about the awesome cannabis business Ross Rebagliati, founder of two cannabis brands, Ross' Gold and Legacy, joined a panel to discuss how the marijuana business can improve athletes' lives after sports By Bobby Hristova Ross Rebagliati Alana Paterson/The New York Times Ross Rebagliati, a Canadian olympic gold medal snowboarder who temporary had his medal taken away for marijuana use is now an advocate for athletes who want to enter the cannabis industry. Tyler Anderson / National Post

Article by Bobby Hristova, Growth Op When Ross Rebagliati became the first athlete to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal in 1998, his dream spiralled into a nightmare — the International Olympic Committee stripped him of his prize after he tested positive for cannabis. The ruling was quickly overturned, but at the time, the Canadian felt alone. “I was left ...

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Private Cannabis Operator Should Expect Losses, Consultant Says

New Brunswick Private cannabis operator should expect losses, consultant says Social Sharing 'You can't ask someone to come into a market and operate it when you have illegal operators' Cassidy Chisholm · CBC News · The government considered three different models for Cannabis NB, including keeping the business but shutting down seven stores in the province. (Julia Wright/CBC) New Brunswick Finance Minister Ernie Steeves announced Thursday that the province has called for proposals for a single, private entity to take over recreational cannabis sales in the province. (Elizabeth Fraser/CBC)

Article by Cassidy Chisholm, CBC News The private operator who takes over Cannabis NB is going to face significant challenges, including competition from the illegal market, says a retail consultant who has been keeping track of the cannabis business since legalization. “Probably whoever takes over the New Brunswick operation is going to continue to see some losses for a few ...

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