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Figuring Out the Heaviest Cannabis Users is Vital in the Creation of Drug Policy, Says UNBC Professor

CULTURE Figuring out the heaviest cannabis users is vital in the creation of drug policy, says UNBC professor Study reveals that 10 per cent of users consumed about two-thirds of all the cannabis used in Canada last year By Emma SpearsOctober 10, 2019 Comments Researchers used data from the federal government-issued 2018 National Cannabis Survey to seek out the most enthusiastic cannabis users — and subsequently, how that information should affect public policy and reduce potential risks and harms associated with the drug. Peter J Thompson

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op A new study has revealed that a small percentage of Canadians are bogarting most of the cannabis — and one professor is saying that knowing this information is critical in the creation of health, harm reduction, and other public policies. Dr. Russ Callaghan, a medical professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), is the ...

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‘Uh, Where’s My Stuff?’: Opportunistic Thieves Target Homegrown Cannabis Plants

CULTURE ‘Uh, where’s my stuff?’: Opportunistic thieves target homegrown cannabis plants With harvest season upon us, amateur growers are coming home to empty plots By David Yasvinski Large plants produce a typical yield of around 500 grams. Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op As if battling the Canadian climate wasn’t enough, cannabis enthusiasts have a new growing concern — thievery. With harvest season upon us, amateur growers are coming home to empty plots — and with a typical yield of around 500 grams for large plants, financial losses can add up quickly. It’s a pain Jenna Blais, ...

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Hexo’s Declining Sales Picture Triggers Sell-Off in Cannabis Sector

Hexo’s declining sales picture triggers sell-off in pot sector NIALL MCGEE

Article by Naill McGee, Globe and Mail Hexo Corp. says it expects fourth-quarter sales to be much lower than previously estimated and withdrew its 2020 revenue forecast amid a sluggish industry-wide environment for Canada’s licensed cannabis producers, sending the company’s shares plummeting and sparking a sector sell-off. . Gatineau, Que.-based Hexo said it expects to sell about $15.5-million worth of ...

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Quebec Will Appeal Court Ruling that Allowed Cannabis Plants to be Grown at Home

Quebec will appeal court ruling that allowed cannabis plants to be grown at home NATIONAL Cannabis plants are seen at the Verdelite facility Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Sainte-Eustache, Que. The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec's cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. Ryan Remiorz

Article by CityNews The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis ...

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Tilray, AB InBev to Launch CBD Drinks in Late 2019, THC Drinks Need More Time

Tilray, AB InBev to launch CBD drinks in late 2019, THC drinks need more time In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Budweiser beer cans are on ice at a concession stand at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. Tilray and Anheuser-Busch InBev are rolling out their pot-based beverages

Article by Times Colonist A joint venture between B.C. cannabis company Tilray Inc. and the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to have CBD-infused drinks on the Canadian market as early as December, but says it needs more time to research beverages containing THC. Fluent Beverage Company’s chief executive Jorn Socquet said that through the two companies’ previously-announced research partnership, ...

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Niagara Politicians Taking Aim at Cannabis Farm Concerns

Niagara politicians taking aim at cannabis farm concerns NEWS 03:56 PM BY ALLAN BENNER THE ST. CATHARINES STANDARD Plants growing at a cannabis greenhouse in Pelham in June 2018. - Bob Tymczyszyn , Torstar file photo

Article by Allan Benner, St. Catharines Standard via Toronto.com Several Niagara mayors and regional representatives hope to team up to work towards solutions to their common concerns about marijuana-growing facilities. After discussing limitations municipalities face when dealing with concerns about pot farms during a presentation by consultant Samuel Bouabane from Cannabis Compliance Inc., Niagara’s planning and development services committee members ...

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High Behind the Wheel: Many Canadians Don’t Understand Impaired Driving Laws

High behind the wheel: Many Canadians don’t understand impaired driving laws BILL HOWATT AND KARINA KARASSEV SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Canadian legislation allows police to use oral-fluid drug-screening devices at roadside stops, similar to a breathalyzer. (File Photo). CHRIS DONOVAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Article by Bill Howatt and Karina Karassev, Globe and Mail When it comes to how cannabis factors into impaired driving laws, many Canadians still have a lot to learn, a recent survey from cannabis education company RCU (Responsible Cannabis Use) suggests. In August, RCU asked more than 4,500 Canadians about cannabis and impaired driving. More than half of the people surveyed didn’t know ...

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Ontario Cannabis Store Leaves Customer Feeling Nauseous After Bad Trip

NEWS Ontario Cannabis Store leaves customer feeling nauseous after bad trip The OCS had a message for a disgruntled customer this week: Buyer beware By David Yasvinski The OCS was less than receptive to Weiser’s request for her money back, telling her the disorientation she felt was just a common side effect of use. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op The Ontario Cannabis Store had a message for a disgruntled customer this week: Buyer beware. Toronto resident Jessica Weiser, a self-described experienced marijuana smoker, said the sativa she obtained from the OCS gave her a bad trip. Weiser said she started buying cannabis online to help her relax and for medical reasons when it became ...

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RBC Pegs Legal Cannabis Sales at 12% of Market as Illicit Prices Seen Dropping

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS RBC pegs legal pot sales at 12% of market as illicit prices seen dropping MARCY NICHOLSONCANNABIS PROFESSIONAL REPORTER

Article by Marcy Nicholson, Globe and Mail Only 12 per cent of recreational pot purchased in Canada came from licensed retail stores in the second quarter of 2019, RBC Capital Markets said, as retail prices remain far above those on the black market. . The lack of licensed retail stores, strong illicit market, expectations for a supply surplus as inventories ...

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