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Buy the Shop, Not the Pot: Cannabis Retail Chains May Outshine Producers

Buy the shop, not the pot: Cannabis retail chains may outshine producers Jeff LagerquistYahoo Finance Canada Buy the shop, not the pot: Cannabis retail chains may outshine producers Pedestrians pass the yet-to-be-opened Fire & Flower cannabis store in Toronto's luxury shopping district in June 2019. (Yahoo Finance Canada) Buy the shop, not the pot: Cannabis retail chains may outshine producers A one-year view of Fire & Flower, High Tide, and Meta Growth shares compared to the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF. (Yahoo Finance Canada)

Article by Jeff Lagerquist, Yahoo Finance Canada Canadian cannabis retail chains see themselves as the kingmakers of brands, and the growth engine driving the sector as more store locations broaden access to legal pot. Analysts expect a strong performance from pot shop chains in 2020, as producers seek to wedge pricier products into limited store space. However, the capital crunch of 2019 ...

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The Globe and Mail Brings End to Cannabis Publication, Folds Coverage Into Newspaper

BUSINESS The Globe and Mail brings end to cannabis publication, folds coverage into newspaper Subscribers can receive prorated refunds for the remainder of their subscriptions By David Yasvinski FILE: TORONTO, ONTARIO: Jul 2, 14 - A view of the Globe and Mails offices in Toronto, Ontario, July 2, 2014. Employees of the newspaper are taking a strike vote today. Tyler Anderson/National Post FILE: TORONTO, ONTARIO: Jul 2, 14 - A view of the Globe and Mails offices in Toronto, Ontario, July 2, 2014. Employees of the newspaper are taking a strike vote today. Tyler Anderson/National Post

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op A tumultuous year for cannabis in Canada has carried over into 2020 with news that Report on Business Cannabis Professional,TheGlobe and Mail’s marijuana publication, will stop publishing soon. “Cannabis Professional will be discontinued as a stand-alone product as of Feb. 1, 2020,” Lanna Crucefex, communications manager for TheGlobe and Mail, told The GrowthOp. “Instead, we will be ...

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Veterans Affairs Canada Mulls Adding Disposable Vape Pens to Reimbursement Program

HEALTH Veterans Affairs Canada mulls adding disposable vape pens to reimbursement program Many users prefer to vape instead of smoke since it is believed to be less harmful to the respiratory system, but still a quick and effective treatment against some PTSD symptoms By Emma Spears FILE: Canadian Forces Master Corporal Shamus O'Reilly (L), gets a little taste of some sauce from Ronnie Fishman (R) of Hempster before a seven-course gourmet cannabis-infused dinner at Hempster's Veteran Appreciation Dinner (catered by The Food Dudes). Ten Canadian military veterans dealing with PTSD enjoyed the dinner prepared with their veterans' own prescription cannabis Saturday February 10, 2018. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is mulling putting disposable cannabis vape pens on the list of drugs and devices that qualify for a reimbursement program. The department has categorized vaporizers as medical devices for about five years. Veterans, as well as retired RCMP officers, may be reimbursed up to $300 for their purchase of a vape to ...

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McMaster Discovers Cannabis Compound May Be Weapon in Fighting Superbugs

HEALTH McMaster discovers cannabis compound may be weapon in fighting superbugs Scientists tested CBG on MRSA-infected mice and found it matched the efficiency of a widely used antibiotic. By Emma Spears FILE: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Scanning electron micrograph of a human neutrophil ingesting MRSA. Handout/ NIAID FILE: Biofilm of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Rod-shaped and spherical bacteria. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA. 3D illustration Getty Images/iStockphoto

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op A team of Ontario researchers have discovered that a cannabis-derived compound may be effective in killing drug-resistant bacteria. Microbiologists from Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University explored the potential antibiotic properties of five cannabis-derived compounds. They discovered that CBG (cannabigerol) — the lesser-known sibling of more popular cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) — was capable ...

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PEI-Based Company Brings its Fruity, Master Vapes to the Ontario Cannabis Store

NEWS PEI-based company brings its fruity, master vapes to the Ontario Cannabis Store Master Vape Pods are available in Citrus, Melon, Mixed Berry and Terpene varieties. By David Yasvinski

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op The Master Vapourizer has arrived. Figr is looking beyond Atlantic Canada, having just launched its new line of vaping products that will be available first at the Ontario Cannabis Store and then select retail locations across the country. “Our new vape pods and cartridges are designed to deliver the same experience our customers expect ...

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Facing Multiple U.S. Lawsuits

THE GROWTHOP Canadian cannabis companies facing multiple U.S. lawsuits Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis and Hexo Corp. draw ire of investors By Sam Riches A worker walks past rows of cannabis plants growing in a greenhouse at the Hexo Corp's facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Photo: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg Three of Canada’s largest cannabis producers are facing multiple lawsuits in the United States, CBC is reporting.

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Three of Canada’s largest cannabis producers are facing multiple lawsuits in the United States, CBC is reporting. At least nine U.S. law firms are pursuing cases against Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, and Hexo Corp., CBC said, with allegations ranging from misleading investors to failing to disclose problems with their businesses. As stock prices soared leading ...

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Blocking Off Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries With Concrete Slabs Cost More Than $350,000, Toronto Says

Giant cement blocks were placed in front of the Cannabis and Fine Edibles (CAFE), an unlicensed cannabis store near Fort York and Bathurst, in July. GTA Blocking off illegal pot stores with concrete slabs cost more than $350,000, Toronto says Gilbert Ngabo By Gilbert NgaboStaff Reporter A total of 27 stores across the province have been given the green light to start selling cannabis-infused edibles and products starting last week.

Article by Gilbert Ngabo, Toronto Star It cost the city more than $350,000 to install — and then reinstall — giant concrete slabs to block the entrance to four illegal cannabis shops in Toronto last summer. The city’s senior communications adviser Alex Burke said the total cost was $361,459.49, which included the costs of labour to install, remove and reinstall ...

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9 Ways Canadians are Getting Busted For Cannabis Post-Legalization

CULTURE 9 ways Canadians are getting busted for cannabis post-legalization Legalization hasn't meant a weed free-for-all — and these regulations and bylaws are tripping up Canadians By Emma Spears Make sure you're following the provincial rules of the road if you're travelling with cannabis. Photo: Greg Southam Do not pass the dutchie in the car, to neither the left nor the right hand side. Photo: Ben Harding/Getty Images FILE – A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks to his vehicle on patrol along the Canadian border near the border crossing point at Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images FILE – It was a busy opening day for Ottawa licensed cannabis shop, Superette, located on Wellington St in Ottawa. Photo by Jean Levac/Postmedia Mind your human resources policy, and don’t assume that cannabis legalization means you can get high at work. Photo: The Cannabiz Agency/Getty Images Cannabis is legal — or, to be more precise, possessing up to 30 grams of dried flower at a time is. Photo: LightFieldStudios/Getty Images Not everyone loves the smell of cannabis, and a smell-proof container could save you a headache. Photo:AaronAmat/Getty Images Not all landlords or property management companies are cool with cannabis consumption — and they can ban it. Photo: Niyaz_Tavkaev/Getty Images

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op When recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018, some imagined the country would become a utopia for weed-lovers: Canadians could be sparking up doobs with impunity, drunk — or stoned — on the fact that they can do whatever they liked with the once-prohibited plant. Not exactly. The Cannabis Act didn’t legalize cannabis in all ...

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Cannabis Concentrates: What The #!%*? Are These New Products?

HEALTH Cannabis concentrates: What the #!%*? are these new products? These potent products are preferred by frequent consumers with high tolerances to THC By Jane Switzer FILE - Tina Ronison dabs on a quartz rig at the Cannabis & Hemp Expo on Oct. 28, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Photo: Ashley Fraser/Postmedia Live resin is made from cannabis that’s been flash frozen before extraction. Photo: rgbspace/Getty Images To make shatter, the trichomes of cannabis buds are separated from the flower using butane — so don’t do this at home, people. Photo: eskymaks/Getty Images Kief is the trichome-dense substance, rich in cannabinoids, that falls off milled cannabis buds. It’s used to make hash. Photo: WIkimedia Commons Rosin is made with heat and pressure, and without solvents. Photo:rgbspace/Getty Images The WTF series is inspired by National Post.

Article by Jane Switzer, Growth Op Concentrates and extracts are the strongest cannabis products out there, and they’re now legal in Canada, gradually making their way to online and brick-and-mortar shops in 2020. This versatile class of products is made by extracting THC, cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis flower to create super-strong liquid, buttery, waxy or solid substances. Concentrates can ...

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Wiarton Bongspiel Returns Bigger, Better and Smoother

Wiarton Bongspiel returns bigger, better and smoother Rob GowanRob Gowan Scott Smith of Sauble Beach takes part in the Bongspiel 2020 cannabis curling event at the Wiarton and District Curling Club on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network ROB GOWAN / ROB GOWAN/SUN TIMES Some of the entrants in the BS Fall Fair outdoor cannabis growing competition at the Bongspiel 2020 cannabis curling event at the Wiarton and District Curling Club on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network ROB GOWAN / ROB GOWAN/SUN TIMES

Article by Rob Gowan, Owen Sound Sun Times While the weather outside was frightful on Saturday, nobody inside the Wiarton and District Curling Club really cared. In fact, most didn’t seem to have a care in the world, as bongs, bud, blunts and even curling were on the minds of many of the dozens of people taking part in Bongspiel ...

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