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Strain of the Day: 5 Things You Need to Know About ‘Girl Scout Cookies’

CULTURE Strain of the Day: 5 things you need to know about ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ Don’t mess with this cookie; she packs a powerful THC punch By Alana Armstrong Girl Scout cookies: This is one of the varieties of pot listed on the Green Tree Medical Dispensary website. The dispensary has two locations in Ottawa, on Montreal Road and on Preston Street. girldscoutcookies.jpg Girl Scout cookies: This is one of the varieties of pot listed on the Green Tree Medical Dispensary website. The dispensary has two locations in Ottawa, on Montreal Road and on Preston Street.

Article by Alana Armstrong, Growth Op The Girl Scouts continues to be a worldwide youth empowerment movement that, applied to the right kind of kid, can equip them well for a lifetime. To many, Girl Scouts are synonymous with a cookies, it’s one of the more minor functions of the organization. Still, perceptions die hard. Ask Californian rapper, Berner, and he’d probably ...

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Cannabis Nutrients: Regulating Plant Food

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Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network Cannabis might not need chemically formulated foliar pesticides sprayed onto it, but it does need to eat food to maintain its own pest management capabilities. All of that THC, CBD, and rich, dank aroma does not just come from water! Canadian cannabis producers have a huge list of nutrients, plant growth regulators, and supplements to help their plants grow. Unlike pesticides, though, some ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: September 23 – September 29, 2019

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Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday, September 23, 2019: 420 Amateur Comedy Competition When: 8:00pm-11:00pm Where: Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen St E, Toronto) Price: $5 Tuesday, September 24, 2019: 420 Amateur Comedy Competition When: 8:00pm-11:00pm Where: Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen St E, Toronto) ...

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Candidates Expected to Go Quiet on Cannabis Ahead of Federal Election

CANADAPOLITICS Candidates Expected to Go Quiet on Cannabis Ahead of Federal Election JESSE B. STANIFORTH September 19, 2019 Matthew Lloyd/iStock

Article by Jesse B. Staniforth, Leafly Citing conversations in Ottawa this summer with a “fellow named Andrew” and “some people who report directly to a guy named Justin,” ousted Canopy co-founder Bruce Linton told the Canadian cannabis sector not to expect much discussion of cannabis from the Liberals and Conservatives during the ongoing federal election campaign. The Liberals and Conservatives each ...

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Would Anyone Buy CannTrust Now — or Even Bits of it — With its Licence Suspensions?

INVESTING Would anyone buy CannTrust now — or even bits of it — with its licence suspensions? 'There could be all sorts of liabilities out there lingering in the shadows. … You're buying everything, warts and all' By Victor Ferreira Trays of drying cannabis buds at the CannTrust's Niagara Perpetual Harvest facility in Pelham, Ont. Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Article by Victor Ferreira, Growth Op A licence suspension that stripped CannTrust Holdings Inc. of its ability to grow and sell cannabis is raising new questions about whether the company remains a viable takeover target, and how Health Canada would handle such a transaction. The Vaughan-Ont.-based company announced Tuesday that the suspension will only allow it to cultivate and harvest ...

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Can Using Cannabis Help Lower My Cholesterol?

HEALTH Can using marijuana help lower my cholesterol? While more research is needed, existing studies have raised some interesting points about marijuana’s potential role in the fight against high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease By Jordan Tishler, M.D., The Fresh Toast Studies have shown that marijuana can help treat diabetes and reduce abdominal fat, so we know that cannabis can aid weight loss and enhance cardiovascular health — both keys to bringing bad cholesterol down. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Jordan Tishler, M.D., The Fresh Toast via Growth Op Millions of Americans live with high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of developing heart disease, developing peripheral artery disease, or having a stroke — all of which are potentially life-threatening. Research is being conducted to determine whether patients with high cholesterol could see health benefits from using marijuana. So ...

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AGLC in Alberta Returns $1.3 Million of Cannabis to Suspended Producer CannTrust

BUSINESS AGLC in Alberta returns $1.3 million of cannabis to suspended producer CannTrust By Bill Kaufmann Employees inspect cannabis plants at the CannTrust Holding Inc. Niagara Perpetual Harvest facility in Pelham, Ontario. CannTrust is reducing its workforce by 20 per cent. Cole Burston/Bloomberg A grow technician manicures a plant in the propagation and mothering room at the CannTrust Holdings Inc. cannabis production facility in Fenwick, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Galit Rodan / Bloomberg

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Growth Op In the first major product rejection in Alberta since legalization of recreational cannabis, the province’s regulator has returned about $1.3-million worth of pot to its producer. Ontario-based CannTrust said wholesaler Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis (AGLC) has sent back the purchased product after Health Canada on Tuesday suspended its authority to produce the product ...

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Grow Up Conference in Niagara 2019

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Attending the Grow Up Conference the past three years has been great and exciting to see how the event has changed over the years. The first year, 2017, I recall there were a lot of grower specific vendors, such as nutrient companies and lights. As a new home grower this was very exciting to me. Last year felt like a ...

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Cannabis and Alcohol Linked to Majority of Youth Hospitalizations for Substance Abuse in Canada

CULTURE Cannabis and alcohol linked to majority of youth hospitalizations for substance abuse in Canada Youth living in the Northwest Territories and in Nunavut were more likely to be hospitalized for substance-use related reasons than those in any other province at approximately five times the national average By Emma Spears More than 23,500 youth aged 10 to 24 were hospitalized “for harm caused by substance use” of in 2018. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Cannabis is putting Canadian kids in the hospital, according to a recent study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The report revealed that cannabis, along with alcohol, is responsible for the majority of youth hospitalizations relating to substance abuse in Canada. More than 23,500 youth aged 10 to 24 were hospitalized “for harm caused ...

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Pot Raid Should Not Have Happened — Sudbury-Area Native Leader

Pot raid should not have happened — Sudbury-area native leader Harold Carmichael The Sudbury StarHarold Carmichael The Sudbury Star Ted Roque, Wahnapitae First Nation band councillor. Harold Carmichael/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network HAROLD CARMICHAEL / HAROLD CARMICHAEL/SUDBURY STAR

Article by Harold Carmichael The Sudbury Star The arrest this week of Derek Roque – co-owner of the Creator’s Choice cannabis dispensary on the Wahnapitae First Nation – should never have happened, says a band council member. “We don’t need (an Ontario) licence to do this,” councillor Ted Roque told reporters at a protest outside the Sudbury Courthouse on Thursday, ...

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