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Are Conservatives Misleading Residents When It Comes to Cannabis?

Are Conservatives Misleading Residents When It Comes to Cannabis? by Alan Kan

Article by Alan Kan, InBrampton Since the legalization of cannabis across Canada last October, Ontario has seen significant changes on how they planned to administer the availability of the now legalized product. From the previous Liberal government’s more formalized ‘Ontario Cannabis Stores’ model being run through the LCBO, the Doug Ford government wanted to expand options for private retailers so they replaced ...

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New Health Canada Data Points to Growing Stockpiles, Sluggish Sales

New Health Canada data points to growing stockpiles, sluggish sales

Article by Mark Rendell, Globe and Mail Provincial and territorial distributors and retailers reported having dried cannabis inventories equal to two months of legal recreational sales at the end of November, according to new data released by Health Canada. For cannabis oil, retailers and distributors reported inventories equal to four months of sales. . It’s hard to know how the ...

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Research Opportunities From Legalization Go Beyond Hard Science

Research opportunities from legalization go beyond hard science In photographs, laboratory research looks much more impressive than social-science research. (Sean Kilpatrick)

Article by Leaf News For scientific researchers of all kinds, Canada’s legalization of cannabis presents an enticing opportunity: solving enduring mysteries about how it works. This wasn’t always possible in the not-too-distant past, as physician and researcher Dr. Mark Ware explains in a new Canadian Press story. “(The) stigma around cannabis has changed, and people are beginning to see that there ...

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B.C. Cancer to Lead First National Cannabis Clinical Trial for Symptom Relief

B.C. Cancer to lead first national cannabis clinical trial for symptom relief A Health Canada-approved Whistler medical cannabis producer will donate the oil extracts to be taken by cancer patients in nine cities across Canada. PAMELA FAYERMAN ‘Cannabis use during treatment is widespread, for potential relief of symptoms related to treatment, or to cancer itself. This, in spite of the fact there is little or no scientific evidence into symptom and quality of life improvements,’ says Dr. Pippa Hawley, a palliative care specialist who will lead the clinical trial. (Photo: Arlen Redekop, PNG) ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG

Article by Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun B.C. Cancer will lead a first-ever, national clinical trial that aims to answer whether cannabis plant extracts truly help with symptom relief. Recruitment for the 48-day trial in 150 patients will begin soon after the expected Health Canada and ethics approval is obtained. Patients in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince George, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston ...

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Munchies and Making Out Top List of Fun Post-Pot Activities: Poll

Munchies and making out top list of fun post-pot activities: poll Watching TV, stargazing, and yoga also cited as enjoyable things to do when you're high. TIFFANY CRAWFORD This infographic shows the breakdown for British Columbian survey respondents.

Article by Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun So you’ve just toked up on some legal Canadian weed. Now what? Well apparently, eating food and having sex are the two most enjoyable pot-post activities, according to a survey done by marketing research group Leger for National Access Cannabis, a licensed marijuana retailer. The survey of 1,525 Canadians, conducted in early October shortly ...

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Origin of Bonify’s Unlicensed Pot Still Unknown, But Companies Working on Ways to Track Cannabis

Origin of Bonify's unlicensed pot still unknown, but companies working on ways to track cannabis Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn New technology could track cannabis from seed to sale, companies say as Health Canada reviews Bonify Sean Kavanagh · CBC News Some in the industry say cannabis needs to to be tracked from seed to consumer to curb the movement of illicit marijuana. In December, a contractor hired to investigate operations at Bonify said they did not know the source of 200 kilograms of unlicensed cannabis that arrived at its Winnipeg cannabis-production facility. (Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press)

Article by Sean Kavanagh, CBC News Health Canada is continuing its review into how 200 kilograms of unlicensed cannabis found its way into Bonify’s vaults, and the RCMP say they’re “assessing” the situation. Meanwhile, some in the cannabis industry believe if the government is serious about stamping out illicit, unauthorized or illegal marijuana, it has to be tracked from seed to consumer — and they’re working on technology to do ...

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Dear Herb: My Legal Cannabis Lists Two Different Numbers For THC. Why?

Dear Herb: My legal cannabis lists two different numbers for THC. Why? Herb explores the difference between "THC" and "Total THC" on cannabis packaging in Canada MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Packages of cannabis purchased on the first day that cannabis can be sold legally in Canada.

Article by The Leaf News Dear Herb: I bought some legal weed the other day, and on the bottle it says, “THC 0.27 per cent.” Next to that, it says, “Total THC 16.9 per cent.” What does this mean? — Multiple Choice Dear Multiple Choice: Excellent question. I suspect this is confusing to lots of cannabis consumers in Canada these days. If you’re at ...

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Universities and Colleges Across Canada Now Growing Cannabis on Campus

Universities and colleges across Canada now growing marijuana on campus Max Jones, an assistant professor in the department of agriculture at the school University of Guelph is seen in this undated handout photo. University of Guelph

Article by Windsor CTV News Marijuana, long snuck on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country. Eight academic institutions have obtained licences from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis for scientific purposes, allowing them to closely study the drug that was legalized for recreational use ...

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OPINION: Can DNA Testing Balance Sensible Cannabis Policies And Evidence-Based Health Strategies?

OPINION: Can DNA testing balance sensible cannabis policies and evidence-based health strategies? It’s not hard to imagine practical applications for these tests as they become mainstream, perhaps as soon as over the next year or two DAN SKILLETER 3d illustration DNA molecules There is a real opportunity for all concerned to shift the dialogue back toward safety DESIGN CELLS / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Dan Skilleter, Vancouver Sun In the lead-up to Canada’s near-historic legalization of cannabis—it was second, worldwide—the national conversation around so-called Weed Wednesday was dominated by speculation about the stock market and reports of an uncertain retail environment. To be fair, some of that talk remains, particularly around availability and delivery times, but a new legalized regime is beginning ...

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Linalool, Isopulegol: Behind the Oddly-Named Terpenes That Affect How Your Cannabis Affects You

Linalool, Isopulegol: Behind the oddly-named terpenes that affect how your pot affects you By Patrick Cain Cannabis store owner explains different kinds of marijuana strains

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News One surprise, as Canadians checked out brand new cannabis websites on Oct. 17, was a new and bewildering terminology. Newfoundland shoppers were confronted with a drop-down menu offering a choice of 36 different “terpenes”: ‘Trans-Ocimene,’ ‘Linalool,’ ‘Isopulegol.’ Terpenes, the site explained, “are aromatic oils that colour cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.” ...

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