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Who’s Turning Cannabis Into a GMO?


Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network Supply shortages, quality issues, and opaque production practices are all areas in desperate need of improvement in Canada’s cannabis industry, and some see turning cannabis into a GMO as the answer to these problems. More than a few conglomerate Licensed Producers (LPs) have assured us they are capable of fulfilling our national demand which apparently meant resorting to drastic measures, ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: August 12 – August 18, 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, August 12, 2019: Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Free Cannabis Grow Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Grow Op Hydroponics (1332 Bloor St. West, Toronto) Price: Free Movie and a Doobie When: 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: Hotbox Café (204 ...

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Canntrust’s Auditor No Longer Endorses 2018 Financial Statement Amid Controversy


Article by Cannabis Life Network  CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its independent outside auditor has withdrawn its endorsement of the 2018 financial statements, the latest fallout from recent revelations about illicit grow rooms at the Ontario-based cannabis company. The Ontario Securities Commission and RCMP confirmed last week they are investigating issues around unlicensed growing at CannTrust‘s greenhouse. That follows a Health Canada probe that found the company had grown cannabis in several rooms at its Pelham, ...

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Second Pot Lottery Closes, Fewer Applicants Expected

Second pot lottery closes, fewer applicants expected Dale CarruthersDale Carruthers There will be a lot more sales associates, like Matthew Reid at Central Cannabis in London,when 50 new legal cannabis retailers open across Ontario. The province is holding another licence lottery in August to expand the industry. (Free Press file photo)

Article by Dale Carruthers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review Cities and towns in Southwestern Ontario will soon find out whether they’ll be home to the any of the second wave of cannabis retail stores opening in the fall. Applicants vying for a shot at one of 42 marijuana retail licences had until Friday to submit an application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission ...

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Hamilton Arrest of Cannabis ‘Delivery Man’ Points to Emergence of Illegal Online Sales: Police

Hamilton Arrest of cannabis 'delivery man' points to emergence of illegal online sales: police Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Several paper bags with buyer's details attached were found in a Jeep Dan Taekema · CBC News A member of the provincial enforcement team set up to target illegal cannabis takes photos outside HaZe dispensary on King Street East after it was shut down in January. (Dan Taekema/CBC News) A 43-year-old Hamilton facing cannabis-related charges following a police traffic stop around 10 p.m. Wednesday. (John Einarson/CBC)

Article by Dan Taekema, CBC News When Hamilton police pulled over a white Jeep Wednesday they expected to find a suspected suspended driver. Instead they uncovered what they believe is a cannabis “delivery man” and his illegal dispensary on wheels. An officer spotted a plastic bin containing pot on the passenger seat. And police say they found several paper bags with various amounts ...

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Second Lottery For Ontario Cannabis Retail Stores – What Are The Rules And Strategies For Success?

Second Lottery For Ontario Cannabis Retail Stores - What Are The Rules And Strategies For Success? Last Updated: August 9 2019 Article by Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer Torkin Manes LLP

Article by Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer, Torkin Manes LLP via Mondaq On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within the province by adding 50 new stores this fall, with 42 of these stores being allocated among various regions within the province and the remaining 8 ...

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Akwesasne Still Working on Cannabis Rules for Entrepreneurs

Akwesasne still working on cannabis rules for entrepreneurs National News Annette Francis APTN News

Article by Annette Francis, APTN News While recreational cannabis is flying off the shelves in some First Nation communities, the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory is taking a different route. “Given our unique geographical location here, we are in two provinces, Ontario and Quebec, the Mohawk Council has jurisdiction over that, we have a number of areas that we already exercise our ...

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How to Fly With Cannabis

CULTURE How to fly with cannabis Yes, a customer can bring up to 30 g of cannabis on board domestic flights, but that turns into a hard no if flyers are leaving the country By David Wilson Cannabis, it seems, is no more immune to the quirks of airport security than that havoc-wreaking bottle of mouthwash. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by David Wilson, Growth Op Airports are tricky places. Consider that a disposable lighter in carry-on is good to go, but a standard-sized mouthwash bottle will have to hang back in cargo. In the Great White North, ice skates are fine and dandy, but a can of Static Guard? Perish the thought. Cannabis, it seems, is no more immune to the quirks ...

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Ontario Government Paying for BuzzFeed Quizzes as Part of Cannabis Education Campaign

Ontario government paying for BuzzFeed quizzes as part of cannabis education campaign By Nick Westoll and Travis Dhanraj Global News The City of Toronto is taking extreme measures to close the city's illegal cannabis stores. Bylaw officers are now using massive cement blocks to barricade the front doors.

Article by Nick Westoll and Travis Dhanraj, Global News As part of a road safety cannabis education campaign, the Ontario government has paid for quizzes to appear on BuzzFeed in an effort to “[capture] the attention of young drivers.” To date, two quizzes have been posted on the popular entertainment website. Each quiz indicates it’s a “paid post” and lists the brand publisher as the Government of Ontario, ...

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York Police Charge 60, Seize More Than 20,000 Illegally Grown Cannabis Plants, 560+ Kilograms of Dried Cannabis in Drug Busts Involving Licenced Cannabis Grow-Ops

York police charge 60 in alleged $45-million drug busts involving licenced cannabis grow-ops Peter Edwards By Peter Edwards

Article by Peter Edwards, Toronto Star Organized criminals in the GTA are exploiting loopholes in Canada’s medical marijuana licensing laws to create massive grow-ops which finance widespread drug operations, York police said after charging 60 people and allegedly seizing more than $45-million in drugs. The arrests came out of two parallel York police investigations — dubbed Projects “Zen” and “Moon” ...

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