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Shipping Delays at OCS Mean Online Cannabis Shoppers Need to Cool Their Heels a Bit Longer

NEWS Shipping delays at OCS mean online cannabis shoppers need to cool their heels a bit longer Despite cannabis being an essential service in Ontario, annual inventory shuts down overnight shipping and causes delivery delays By Emma Spears Orders received between Sunday, Mar.29 and Apr. 1 should expect delays. Farknot_Architect / iStock / Getty Images Plus Canada Post will suspend its 15-day pickup window for the time being, meaning customers can pick up their packaged at their leisure. / Photo: Photodisc / Photodisc Photodisc / Photodisc

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Canadians are being encouraged to stay home as much as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But cannabis-loving Ontarians have had to venture outdoors to a brick-and-mortar pot shops if they wanted to receive their weed in a timely manner this week. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has announced planned service delays associated with shipping ...

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What Does Cannabis Smoke Do To The Lungs?

WELLNESS What does cannabis smoke do to the lungs? Why the COVID-19 pandemic is a good reason to hit pause on smoking weed By Anisha Dhiman "While COVID-19 is less likely to cause serious symptoms in younger people, in combination with substance use like vaping or smoking cigarettes or cannabis, it could pose a serious health threat." Getty Images Cannabis smoke can injure the cell linings of the large airways in the body leading to an “increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis (inflammation in the lungs),” notes a 2013 study. DARRYL DYCK /

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op Smoke is no friend of the lungs, whether it’s from tobacco, cannabis or even a burning wood fire. As for how cannabis smoke affects lung health, up to date and long-term data remains insufficient. But erring on the side of caution, the pandemic is still a good reason to hit pause. Here’s why. Cannabis ...

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Cannabis Stores in Ontario No Longer Deemed Essential, Will Close This Weekend

TORONTO | News Cannabis stores in Ontario no longer deemed essential, will close this weekend Kayla Goodfield Kayla Goodfield Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto Cannabis on display is seen during a media tour of a cannabis store in Kingston, Ont., Sunday, March 31, 2019. Lars Hagberg

Article by Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Cannabis stores across Ontario will have to close as of Saturday night after the provincial government removed them from their list of essential businesses. Many non-essential businesses in the province have been closed under government order since March 24, but cannabis and liquor stores have remained open. At the time the initial list ...

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People Are Still Using Cannabis During The Pandemic. How Are They Getting It?

READER CORONAVIRUS People Are Still Using Cannabis During The Pandemic. How Are They Getting It? “We’re considered an 'essential service,'” one dealer told BuzzFeed News. “Which is a mixed blessing because I have to pay for my divorce and rent but I’m immunocompromised.” Picture of Scaachi Koul Scaachi Koul BuzzFeed News Reporter Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today.

Article by Scaachi Koul, BuzzFeed News What better way to deal with a global, economy-shattering, life-altering, seemingly endless pandemic than tucking in at home (as the government has asked you to do for a few weeks now), watching something soothing (may I recommend Tiger King?), and rolling a joint, using some CBD drops, eating an edible, or whatever else is your preferred ...

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Cannabis Sales are Booming. Will it Last?

NEWS Cannabis sales are booming. Will it last? “As long as stores can stay open, there should be products to sell and hopefully we don't have any toilet paper type situations," says Greg Shoenfeld of BDS Analytics By Sam Riches A woman shops at Oregon's Finest, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon, on October 4, 2015. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op The products that have been flying off the shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic are, more or less, what you might expect. The dearth of toilet paper has been well-documented. Canned goods are the focus of most grocery store trips. So too are cleaning supplies. But cannabis — something that was illegal less than two years ...

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Man Charged After Northumberland OPP Raid Homemade Cannabis Extraction Lab Near Brighton

CRIME Man charged after Northumberland OPP raid homemade cannabis extraction lab near Brighton BY GREG DAVIS GLOBAL NEWS Northumberland OPP raided a property near Brighton and located a homemade cannabis extraction lab. Northumberland OPP

Article by Greg Davis, Global News A Cramahe Township man faces charges after the OPP said they located a homemade cannabis extraction laboratory near Brighton on Friday. According to Northumberland OPP, as part of an investigation, officers along with the emergency response team and the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), executed two Cannabis Act warrants at adjoining properties ...

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Amid Coronavirus, Work Continues on Guelph Pot Shop

Amid coronavirus, work continues on Guelph pot shop Cannabis retailers deemed an essential business by the province NEWS 06:00 AM by Graeme McNaughton Guelph Mercury New signs for Fire & Flower, an Alberta-based cannabis retailer looking to expand into Ontario, have been installed at 314 Stone Rd. W. Cannabis retailers have been deemed an essential service by the provincial government amid the coronavirus pandemic, and work is continuing on new locations. - Graeme McNaughton/Torstar

Article by Graeme McNaughton, Guelph Mercury With the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are fewer storefronts open to would-be customers in Guelph. One store, however, is looking to open for the first time. Over the weekend, signage was installed at 314 Stone Rd. W. for Fire & Flower, an Alberta-based cannabis retailer now looking to expand into Ontario. As previously ...

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Opinion: A Labour Deal Could Improve WeedMD’s Already Solid Fundamentals

OPINION: A LABOUR DEAL COULD IMPROVE WEEDMD’S ALREADY SOLID FUNDAMENTALS BRADEN MACCKEMARCH 30, 2020 AURORA STOCK PRICEBUSINESSCANNABIS CANADACANNABIS NEWSCANOPY GROWTHFEATUREDMARIJUANA NEWS

Article by Braden Maccke, Cannabis Life Network As the global economy sinks rapidly into an unprecedented slowdown, Canada’s legal cannabis industry has managed to have itself declared an essential service and, looking back, that’s progress. Patients don’t stop needing medical-grade cannabis just because we are suffering through an epidemic. The economic pounding from the COVID-19 shutdown figures to hit the cannabis industry just as the capital markets have finished a painful year ...

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Pandemic Panic – Battle the Blues

PANDEMIC PANIC – BATTLE THE BLUES JULIA VEINTROPMARCH 30, 2020 CANNABIS CANADACANNABIS NEWSCULTUREFEATUREDHEALTHHEALTH & SEXMARIJUANA NEWS

Article by Julia Veintrop, Cannabis Life Network It’s hard. Self-isolation sucks big time, but in order to keep each other safe, this is what we have to do. The good news is that the social distancing measures put in place to combat the spread of pandemic COVID-19 are paying off as the rates of new infections are slowing down. Sick or not, ...

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Wasaga Beach Speeder Slapped With Multiple Drug Charges

HOME POLICE BEAT Wasaga Beach speeder slapped with multiple drug charges Police report finding cannabis, cocaine, several cell phones, a knife, a scale, and cash on the Oakville driver travelling on Highway 26 about 19 hours ago By: CollingwoodToday Staff Photo provided by Huronia West OPP NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

Article by Collingwood Today On March 28, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a member of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 26, in the Town of Wasaga Beach. The officer found the driver to be operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s licence and with cannabis readily available to him. ...

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