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Ross Rebagliati’s ‘Wild Ride’ From Olympic Podium to Pot Merchant

Ross Rebagliati's 'wild ride' from Olympic podium to pot merchant Snowboard legend hopes new venture will capitalize on his Olympic drive, history with cannabis By Ian Hanomansing, CBC News. Rebagliati celebrates with his gold at the medal ceremony at the 1998 Winter Games. (Reuters). At 46, former Olympic snowboard great Ross Rebagliati still looks fit enough to race down the slopes. But these days he's hoping it's his career as a budding entrepreneur that will pick up speed. (Greg Hobbs/CBC). Rebagliati wins the first-ever Olympic Men's Giant Slalom snowboarding competition in Japan in 1998. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press). Host Jay Leno, right, and Rebagliati gesture to the studio audience as they joke about marijuana use on NBC's Tonight Show on Feb. 16, 1998. (Susan Sterner/Associated Press). Rebagliati's gold front tooth carries an impression of his Ross' Gold company logo. (Jean-François Bisson/CBC). Rebagliati, who has a medical licence for cannabis, says he feels a responsibility to tell people that pot is, 'family oriented, family friendly. It's a healthy part of people's lives.' (Greg Hobbs/CBC). 'My life is about setting goals. Lofty goals and following through,' Rebagliati says. (Jean-François Bisson/CBC)

Article by Ian Hanomansing, CBC News “It has been a wild ride.” Ross Rebagliati could have been describing his athletic adventure 20 years ago in Nagano. His gold medal win in the first-ever Olympic snowboarding event came as such a surprise, even well-briefed sports broadcasters had no idea how to pronounce his name. That was just the beginning of an Olympic ...

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High-Tech Firms Get Ready To Light Up The Weed Industry

High-tech firms get ready to light up the weed industry Start-ups mobilize to get a piece of what could be a $13.9B industry By Salma Ibrahim, CBC News. Legal weed is stirring up a high-tech revolution as some businesses are poised to jump into the ancillary weed market and others are using the plant to disrupt their own industries. (Paul Borkwood/CBC)

Article by Salma Ibrahim, CBC News  In a trendy studio in Toronto’s fashion district, shared by several tech start-ups, you can slip on a pair of glasses and be transported to a weed production facility thousands of kilometres away. Users of Patio Interactive’s virtual reality lens can walk through the building, touch the cannabis buds, and learn all about where their weed comes ...

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York Regional Police Admit Marijuana Won’t Make Men Grow Breasts

Man smoking marijuana cigarette outside on sunset. York Regional Police Admit Marijuana Won't Make Men Grow Breasts They had to issue a correction after comments that an officer reportedly made to teens.

Article by Canadian Press via Huffington Post Police north of Toronto are trying to clear the air after officers reportedly told a group of teens that marijuana use can lead to “enhanced mammary growth in men.” York Regional Police Service spokeswoman Const. Laura Nicolle says the erroneous information was included in a presentation by officers for high school students last ...

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Cannabis Rules Giving Too Much Power to Local Governments and Landlords?

CANNABIS RULES GIVING TOO MUCH POWER TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND LANDLORDS? MIKE OKADA

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network BC’s cannabis regulations give local governments the power to control cannabis in their jurisdictions, and even landlords and strata councils are getting the authority to ban smoking and growing on their premises. With legalization months away, smoking and growing cannabis in your home, apartment, or condo will be a big issue, especially in ...

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Dog Pound Concentrates – Lemon Berry Review

Dog Pound Concentrates – Lemon Berry Review

Reviewed by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca.   Dog Pound Concentrates Overview: Dog Pound Concentrates is a craft Toronto extraction company that experimented with their extraction process for a number of years before branding and taking it to market. Dog Pound has a number of strains available, most of which are shatter but budder, THC distillate, and CBD isolate are also available. ...

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The Association of Unfavorable Traffic Events and Cannabis Usage: A Meta-Analysis

The Association of Unfavorable Traffic Events and Cannabis Usage: A Meta-Analysis

Article by Sorin Hostiuc, Alin Moldoveanu, Ionuţ Negoi and Eduard Drima Background: In the last years were published many epidemiological articles aiming to link driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) with the risk of various unfavorable traffic events (UTEs), with sometimes contradictory results. Aim: The primary objective of this study was to analyze whether there is a significant association between DUIC ...

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Recreational Marijuana Sales in Canada Face Fresh Delays

Recreational marijuana sales in Canada face fresh delays By Leah Schnurr

Article by Leah Schnurr, Reuters via Canadian Cattlemen The sale of legalized recreational marijuana in Canada, which has already been pushed back once beyond the planned July start date, is set to be delayed even further, government officials said Thursday. The ruling Liberals are sparring with the upper Senate chamber, where a draft law is currently under review. Critics in ...

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Hamilton Police Say Pot Shop Blitz Spurred By “Public Safety Concerns”

Hamilton police say pot shop blitz spurred by public safety concerns The service has “redirected resources” for ongoing raids on a dozen dispensaries and counting. Hamilton police are cracking down because of public complaints and “out of concern for community safety,” said Deputy Chief Dan Kinsella. - Scott Gardner,The Hamilton Spectator file photo

Article by  Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator Hamilton police say they have “redirected resources” for a major crackdown on illegal pot shops because of public complaints and safety concerns. Marijuana dispensary operators and activists have reported raids of at least a dozen locations over the last week. Prior to the blitz, police had conducted 10 search-and-seizures total from June 2016 to ...

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