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Everyone Scared of Legal Weed Was Freaking Out Over Nothing: Report

News Everyone Scared of Legal Weed Was Freaking Out Over Nothing: Report Despite fears of children getting high and stoned driving, a new Stats Canada report has found that things are pretty much fine. By Manisha Krishnan IT TURNS OUT LEGAL WEED ISN'T THAT BIG OF A DEAL. PHOTO VIA VICE

Article by Manisha Krishnan, Vice News Despite concerns that legalizing weed would lead to all hell breaking loose, most things have remained the same—and teens are reporting consuming less weed than before, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Stats Can has been conducting its National Cannabis Survey, an online questionnaire, since February 2018 in an effort to collect data on ...

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Teen Cannabis Use is on the Decline, While Adult Use is Increasing Overall: StatsCan

NEWS Teen cannabis use is on the decline, while adult use is increasing overall: StatsCan Pre-legalization, almost 20 percent of teens aged 15 to 17 reported having consumed cannabis over the past three months compared to just over 10 percent post-legalization. By Emma Spears FILE: A woman smokes marijuana during a demonstration in front of the Mexican Senate building in Mexico City on Sept. 28, 2016. PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images Respondents aged 65 and older reported a 1.8 percent increase in cannabis consumption. / Photo: Getty Images Getty Images

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Legalization seems to have put a damper on teens’ enthusiasm for cannabis consumption, perhaps indicating yet again that the best way to discourage teens from doing something is to get their parents into it. While cannabis use has increased in almost all age demographics across Canada since federal legalization came into force in October ...

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Is Cannabis to Blame for Slumping Beer Sales?

NEWS Is cannabis to blame for slumping beer sales? Sales of suds experience largest drop in seven years as cannabis continues to grow in popularity. By David Yasvinski The creation of a new line of elevated beverages has proven more complicated than anticipated. rgbspace / iStock / Getty Images Plus FILE – It was a busy opening day for Ottawa licensed cannabis shop, Superette, located on Wellington St in Ottawa. / Photo by Jean Levac/Postmedia With the Canadian market for edibles and infused beverages expected to take up around 12 percent of the market by the end of the year, things may get worse before they get better for brewers. / Photo: Getty Images iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Canada’s beer business is looking a little flat. The industry experienced its largest drop in sales in seven years in 2019, with domestic and imported beer purchases falling by 3 percent from the previous year, according to Marijuana Business Daily. Domestic beer felt the brunt of the decline, with sales dropping in each of the ...

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A Local Grandmother Just Opened This Cannabis Store—Despite Having No Industry Experience

CANNABISA local grandmother just opened this cannabis store—despite having no industry experience BY JEAN GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHANE FESTER

Article by Jean Grant, Toronto Life Last summer, the Ontario government doled out an additional 42 cannabis retail store licenses. Meta Cannabis Co., a new store located in the old Dominion bank building at Yonge and Gerrard, is part of that second wave of permits. The owner of this particular emporium is a local grandmother and semi-retired insurance consultant (she ...

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Toronto Native Elias Theodorou Earns MMA’s First Exemption to Use Medical Cannabis

NEWS Toronto native Elias Theodorou earns MMA’s first exemption to use medical marijuana “I remain committed to fighting the negative stigma of medical cannabis, not only for myself, but for all athletes.” By David Yasvinski FILE: Elias Theodorou (R) of Canada fights against Eryk Anders of the United States in a middleweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on Dec. 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images FILE: Mixed martial artist Elias Theodorou trains at the MMA University in NE Calgary in preparation for his upcoming fight against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night: Halifax Friday Jan. 27, 2017 in Calgary, Alta. / Photo: DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA FILE: Derrick Lewis yells on the scale during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at Toyota Center on Feb. 07, 2020 in Houston, Tex. / Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op The Spartan has finally won his biggest battle. Veteran UFC fighter Elias Theodorou has been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis by the B.C. Athletic Commission, the first of its kind awarded to a professional in mixed martial art (MMA). The exemption allows Theodorou to “to continue his doctor-prescribed use of ...

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Cannabis Extract Prices Vary ‘Wildly’ Between Provincially Run Stores

Toronto·CBC Investigates Cannabis extract prices vary 'wildly' between provincially run stores Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Inconsistencies could undermine governments' goal of wiping out illegal market, expert says Jackie Sharkey · CBC News Prices for cannabis extracts, capsules and oils in Ontario have Jessica Nudo rationing her use. She's seen the price fluctuations and doesn't know why one product would cost so much more in one province than another. (Michael Rich/CBC) Cost of oils, sprays and capsules in Canada CBC News compared the prices of 61 cannabis extracts available in provinces where the government acts as wholesaler and runs an online store. Some provinces hired Deloitte's Rishi Malkani to help negotiate cannabis prices with producers. He says Deloitte's research shows regions have different taste preferences, particularly with edibles. Products that sell well could become cheaper. (CBC) David Lobo, vice-president of corporate affairs for OCS, says prices have dropped on more than 200 products since legalization, 40 of those in the extract category: capsules, oils and sprays. (Tina MacKenzie/CBC) Unity Whittaker goes over cannabis products for sale at Village Bloomery in Vancouver. Whittaker is the store's buyer and tracks the cost from province to province. (Daniel Beauparlant/Radio-Canada)

Article by Jackie Sharkey, CBC News A CBC News analysis has revealed the price of cannabis extracts varies widely across Canada, with the same product costing up to three and a half times more in one provincially run online store than another. The inconsistencies, experts say, could undermine efforts to wipe out the country’s illegal market. The analysis looked at the ...

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Ontario Cannabis Store Brings Same-Day/Next-Day Shipping to Guelph

Ontario Cannabis Store brings same-day/next-day shipping to Guelph For about $12, you can have your weed delivered to you later tonight NEWS 01:41 PM by Jonathan Duncan Guelph Mercury

Article by Jonathan Duncan, Guelph Mercury The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) announced Tuesday they are expanding their same-day and next-day delivery service to Guelph. For a little over $12, you can have your marijuana delivered to you sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., so long as you placed your order before 1 p.m. For just over $10, you can ...

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Cannabis Company Executives Point Finger at Founders Over Alleged Missing $14 Million

Cannabis company executives point finger at founders over alleged missing $14 million Green Relief co-founders ‘vehemently deny’ allegations levelled in video, court documents A Green Relief aquaponics grow operation in Flamborough, Ont.Carlos Osorio/Reuters files Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post A licensed cannabis producer facing significant financial issues is alleging the company’s own founders misappropriated approximately $14 million from its coffers, leaving hundreds of shareholders with little to show for their investments. . A video obtained by the Financial Post of a private shareholders’ meeting on Jan. 14 shows executives of Green Relief Inc. ...

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Canadian Beer Sales Continue Slide in Face of Rising Cannabis Sector

Canadian beer sales continue slide in face of rising cannabis sector Matt Lamers The Canadian beer market suffered its biggest decline in years in 2019 as competition increased from other beverage categories and an expanding cannabis industry.

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily The Canadian beer market suffered its biggest decline in years in 2019 as competition increased from other beverage categories and an expanding cannabis industry. Sales of domestic and imported beer fell 3% last year from 2018, the steepest decline in at least seven years, according to data from industry group Beer Canada. Domestic ...

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Waterloo Region’s First Legal Cannabis Shop to Open Wednesday

KITCHENER | News Waterloo Region's first legal pot shop to open Wednesday Jennifer K. Baker and Tegan Versolatto CTV Kitchener

Article by Jennifer K. Baker and Tegan Versolatto, CTV News Kitchener Waterloo Region’s first cannabis store opens Wednesday in Cambridge. Canopy Growth says the Tokyo Smoke location at 75 Pinebush Road will open its doors at 9 a.m. “We’re excited for the opportunity to bring the Tokyo Smoke brand to Cambridge and play a role in how the community both learns about ...

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