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Laid Off? Cannabis At Work Wants to Hear From You

NEWS Laid off? Cannabis At Work wants to hear from you “As we’re seeing all of this devastation and uncertainty, I asked myself, what does leadership look like?" By Kate Robertson Photo: fizkes/Getty Images

Article by Kate Robertson, Growth Op Canada’s cannabis industry was already grappling with layoffs before COVID-19 sent the economy into a tailspin. As the sector waits to see if the pandemic will make more of an impact, recruiters are trying to connect the recently unemployed with any opportunities available. Inspired by his partner Marianne Bulger’s open source list of laid-off tech workers, ...

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Lack of Protective Gear at Cannabis Labs Could Threaten Weed Supply

NEWS Lack of protective gear at cannabis labs could threaten weed supply Labs have been taking protective steps like staggering workers’ shifts and implementing additional sanitation measures. By Emma Spears Photo: Ivan-balvan/Getty Images

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Despite layoffs and downsizing in the cannabis industry over recent months, U.S. cannabis testing labs are still doing a brisk business, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff at some labs have voiced concerns over a potential lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and goggles, as well as ...

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How to Grow Cannabis Indoors

NEWS How to grow cannabis indoors For those apprehensive to leave the confines of their home, here's an easy guide By Anisha Dhiman Whether it's the balcony or the corner of a room, be mindful of the location. Getty Images Check out cannabis seeds as offered on the legal provincial website. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op Although cannabis is a popular choice of those prepping for isolation, some would prefer to keep our interactions with humans to the barest of minimums to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19. In Canada, we’re lucky enough to be able to grow up to four plants legally at home, and spring is the time to pop ...

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Cannabis Sales in Ontario Surge During Pandemic

Cannabis Sales in Ontario Surge During Pandemic Tiverton | by Megan Johnson Supreme Cannabis the parent company of 7ACRES in Tiverton saw an increase in online sales Bayshore Broadcasting File Photo. With the majority of Ontarians spending their time at home practicing social distancing and self-isolation, many are taking advantage of the essential service that is the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).

Article by Megan Johnson, Bayshore Broadcasting With the majority of Ontarians spending their time at home practicing social distancing and self-isolation, many are taking advantage of the essential service that is the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). The OCS has seen a “marked increase” in purchases and Supreme Cannabis, the parent company of Tiverton marijuana facility – 7ACRES, can attest to ...

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Leafly Canada’s Guide to 4/20

CanadaLifestyle Leafly Canada’s Guide to 420 Leafly Canada Staff

Article by Leafly 420 will be different this year, but the plant that started it all is still important to the millions of weed lovers who will be staying in to mark this year’s celebration. Learn everything you need to know about the history and culture of every stoner’s favourite holiday, including advice for safe consumption, the hottest 420 deals, ...

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TGOD to Suspend Quebec Production, Lay Off Staff to Further Cut Costs Amid COVID-19

MARIJUANA 19h ago TGOD to suspend Quebec production, lay off staff to further cut costs amid COVID-19 By David George-Cosh

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) is the latest Canadian cannabis company to scale back its operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toronto-based cannabis producer said in a statement late Wednesday it will postpone production at its facility in Valleyfield, Que. and temporarily lay off staff, but noted it intends to restart its ...

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Federal Farm Loans of $500,000 are Open to Cannabis Growers

Federal farm loans of $500,000 are open to cannabis growers Farm Credit Canada confirms cannabis producers are considered farmers, and therefore eligible for short-term loans under $5 billion stimulus program WI Staff Western Investor

Article by Western Investor Cannabis growers, some of which are not seeing the revenue expected prior to legalization, may be in line for up to $500,000 in short-term loans under the $5 billion Farm Credit Canada (FCC) stimulus linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is meant to provide financial flexibility to farmers, according to Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food ...

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Why are Cannabis and Liquor Stores Considered Essential Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

A person walks past an LCBO in Ottawa, on March 19, 2020. Several health experts have said the Ontario government’s decision to keep liquor stores open during the coronavirus outbreak will prevent harm. FREE DIGITAL ACCESS Why are cannabis and liquor stores considered essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak? Omar Mosleh By Omar Mosleh

Article by Omar Mosleh, Toronto Star For many Canadians, a glass of beer or wine or a toke of cannabis is a welcome relief at the end of a stressful day — but are they essential services? On Monday, the Government of Ontario released its list of essential workplaces that can continue to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list included liquor stores, ...

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Could CBD Reduce Coronavirus Symptoms? This Toronto Company is Ready to Put Those Claims to the Test

NEWS Could CBD reduce coronavirus symptoms? This Toronto company is ready to put those claims to the test "We have made it very clear to the leadership at Health Canada that we are more than committed to this and we are more than prepared to execute it from a medical technology standpoint." By Sam RichesMarch 26, 2020 0 Comments

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Toronto-based Cannalogue, an e-commerce medical cannabis platform, has submitted an application to Health Canada to study the impact of cannabis on coronavirus. They believe compounds in the plant may be able to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Dr. Mohan Cooray, the CEO of Cannalogue and a gastroenterologist at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, says ...

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