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Cannabis has Added Over $8 billion to Canada’s GDP

Cannabis has added over $8 billion to Canada's GDP Peter Smith

Aritcle by Peter Smith, Daily Hive According to Statistics Canada, the cannabis industry has added over $8 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product since fall 2018. The latest numbers, released Monday, show that the cannabis industry added $8.259 billion to the economy between when the products became legal in October 2018 to the end of July 2020. This is up from ...

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York Police Arrest 3, Dismantle Major Cannabis Grow-Op Linked to Alleged Organized Crime

York police arrest 3, dismantle major cannabis grow-op linked to organized crime A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS Close caption York police say they’ve made three arrests related to what they describe as a major marijuana grow-op with links to organized crime. They began investigating the facility in King Township back in July.

Article by CityNews York police say they’ve made three arrests related to what they describe as a major marijuana grow-op with links to organized crime. … They say Health Canada had granted a licence allowing for 475 outdoor plants and 124 indoor plants on the premises. Instead, officers allegedly found well over 2,000 plants on the site, around 10 pounds ...

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Ontario And Quebec’s Cannabis Retail ‘Nightmare’ Threatens Industry, Experts Fear

BUSINESS 10/07/2019 10:44 EDT | Updated 9 hours ago Ontario And Quebec's Cannabis Retail ‘Nightmare’ Threatens Industry, Experts Fear As stock prices swoon, some marijuana companies are facing a cash crunch. By Daniel Tencer CARLOS OSORIO / REUTERS A production team member works in an aquaponics grow operation by licensed marijuana producer Green Relief in Flamborough, Ont., Jan. 25, 2019

Article by Daniel Tencer, Huffington Post A year after legalization, the honeymoon is over for Canada’s cannabis industry. Many producers are reporting disappointing earnings; some have seen crop failures; turnover is high in the executive suite; and so far, prices in the legal industry are far higher than in the black market. And the illicit market is hanging in there: Despite ...

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Catch a Bad Buzz? Don’t Expect a Refund For Your Cannabis Purchase

Catch a bad buzz? Don't expect a refund for your marijuana purchase Ontario Cannabis Store refuses refund A Toronto resident says she was not ready for what she called a “bad trip” after smoking sativa marijuana ordered from the Ontario Cannabis. Pat Foran, Consumer Reporter, CTV News

Article by Pat Foran, CTV News A Toronto resident who describes herself as a “seasoned” marijuana smoker says she was not ready for what she called a “bad trip” after smoking sativa marijuana ordered from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). Jessica Weiser says she smokes marijuana for medical and relaxation reasons. When it was legalized, she started buying it online. ...

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Expect Cheaper Pot Prices Around Christmas: BMO

Expect cheaper pot prices around Christmas: BMO Jeff LagerquistYahoo Finance Canada Medical marijuana buds up close with peppermint candy and bokeh lights on wood table (GETTY)

Article by Jeff Lagerquist, Yahoo Finance Canada If you’re thinking of gifting cannabis this holiday season, it may pay to shop last minute, according to analysts at BMO Capital Markets calling for discounts near the end of the year. Tamy Chen and Peter Sklar are forecasting price cuts on middle-tier flower as provinces attempt to clear out vaults ahead of ...

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Cops Seize More Than $4.7M of Illegal Cannabis in York Region

Cops seize more than $4.7M of illegal cannabis in York Region A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin 0 Kayla Goodfield, Digital Journalist, CTV News Toronto

Article by Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto More than $4.7 million worth of illegal cannabis has been seized by police in York Region. Officers began investigating a suspected illegal outdoor marijuana grow operation in the Township of King on Highway 11 in July. In the investigation, police said they learned “that there was a licence through Health Canada, which allowed ...

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Former Kitchener, Ont. Auto Parts Plant Gets Retrofitted For Cannabis Cultivation

PROJECTS Former Kitchener, Ont. auto parts plant gets retrofitted for cannabis cultivation JAMES E. WAGNER CULTIVATION CORP. — The first phase of conversion of a former Kitchener, Ont. auto parts plant into a cannabis cultivation facility included construction of eight custom flowering rooms as well as upgrades to the building’s HVAC and electrical systems. This phase was completed in November 2018. Phase 2, now well underway, includes provision of six flowering rooms as well as electrical, mechanical and security-related installations. General contractor is Ball Construction.

Article by Patricia Williams, Daily Commercial News Construction is well under way in Kitchener, Ont. on the second phase of a project that entails transformation of a former auto parts plant into a state-of-the art cannabis cultivation facility. The project, at 530 Manitou Dr., is being carried out for James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC) Corp. by a team that includes ...

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Meet the Canadian Cannabis Chefs and Foodies Taking Infused Dining to a Higher Level

FOOD Meet the Canadian cannabis chefs and foodies taking infused dining to a higher level Food for pot anyone? By Sydney Perelmutter The two hosts three-hour long sessions out of a kitchen space on Richmond Street in Toronto, aptly named the Cannabis Cooking Company. Photo: Cannabis Cooking Company via Instagram Cody Lindsay with wife Kaleena. Photo: The Wellness Soldier via Instagram Lida-Tuy Dinh is the proud owner of Toronto-based edibles company, The Baker’s Shop. Photo: Bomb Nomz

Article by Sydney Perelmutter, Cannabis Life Network Food influencers and celebrity chefs have existed for decades, but some chefs are carving out a unique space catering to those who love food and weed. Not only have these innovative chefs and bakers launched successful businesses, but they continue to help people incorporate weed into everyday foods. Combing their love for food and cannabis, ...

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WeedMD Full of Swagger as It Harvests Its First Outdoor Crop

LOCAL NEWS WeedMD full of swagger as it harvests its first outdoor crop Nearly one year since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, local producer WeedMD is harvesting one of Southwestern Ontario’s first outdoor crops. By Max Martin Lucas Brown of WeedMD harvests just the top buds from their outdoor crop of Ghost Train Haze, a high THC strain of marijuana at their outdoor location just north of Mount Brydges on Thursday October 3, 2019. The heavy top buds are removed first so the plant will put more growth into lower bunches for an overall higher yield. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network

Article by Max Martin, Growth Op Nearly one year since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, local producer WeedMD is harvesting one of Southwestern Ontario’s first outdoor crops. The Strathroy-based producer and distributor began harvesting more than 11 hectares of cannabis. About 35 strains, including Ultra Sour, Pedro Sweet, and Ghost Train Haze, have being cultivated outside. “This is one ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: October 7 – October 13, 2019

weekly newsletter Toronto Cannabis Events Dankr Crowd

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, October 7, 2019: 420 Amateur Comedy Competition When: 8:00pm-11:00pm Where: Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen St E, Toronto) Price: $5 Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 420 Amateur Comedy Competition When: 8:00pm-11:00pm Where: Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen St E, Toronto) ...

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