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Toronto Native Elias Theodorou Earns MMA’s First Exemption to Use Medical Cannabis

NEWS Toronto native Elias Theodorou earns MMA’s first exemption to use medical marijuana “I remain committed to fighting the negative stigma of medical cannabis, not only for myself, but for all athletes.” By David Yasvinski FILE: Elias Theodorou (R) of Canada fights against Eryk Anders of the United States in a middleweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on Dec. 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images FILE: Mixed martial artist Elias Theodorou trains at the MMA University in NE Calgary in preparation for his upcoming fight against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night: Halifax Friday Jan. 27, 2017 in Calgary, Alta. / Photo: DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA FILE: Derrick Lewis yells on the scale during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at Toyota Center on Feb. 07, 2020 in Houston, Tex. / Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op The Spartan has finally won his biggest battle. Veteran UFC fighter Elias Theodorou has been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis by the B.C. Athletic Commission, the first of its kind awarded to a professional in mixed martial art (MMA). The exemption allows Theodorou to “to continue his doctor-prescribed use of ...

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Cannabis Extract Prices Vary ‘Wildly’ Between Provincially Run Stores

Toronto·CBC Investigates Cannabis extract prices vary 'wildly' between provincially run stores Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Inconsistencies could undermine governments' goal of wiping out illegal market, expert says Jackie Sharkey · CBC News Prices for cannabis extracts, capsules and oils in Ontario have Jessica Nudo rationing her use. She's seen the price fluctuations and doesn't know why one product would cost so much more in one province than another. (Michael Rich/CBC) Cost of oils, sprays and capsules in Canada CBC News compared the prices of 61 cannabis extracts available in provinces where the government acts as wholesaler and runs an online store. Some provinces hired Deloitte's Rishi Malkani to help negotiate cannabis prices with producers. He says Deloitte's research shows regions have different taste preferences, particularly with edibles. Products that sell well could become cheaper. (CBC) David Lobo, vice-president of corporate affairs for OCS, says prices have dropped on more than 200 products since legalization, 40 of those in the extract category: capsules, oils and sprays. (Tina MacKenzie/CBC) Unity Whittaker goes over cannabis products for sale at Village Bloomery in Vancouver. Whittaker is the store's buyer and tracks the cost from province to province. (Daniel Beauparlant/Radio-Canada)

Article by Jackie Sharkey, CBC News A CBC News analysis has revealed the price of cannabis extracts varies widely across Canada, with the same product costing up to three and a half times more in one provincially run online store than another. The inconsistencies, experts say, could undermine efforts to wipe out the country’s illegal market. The analysis looked at the ...

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Ontario Cannabis Store Brings Same-Day/Next-Day Shipping to Guelph

Ontario Cannabis Store brings same-day/next-day shipping to Guelph For about $12, you can have your weed delivered to you later tonight NEWS 01:41 PM by Jonathan Duncan Guelph Mercury

Article by Jonathan Duncan, Guelph Mercury The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) announced Tuesday they are expanding their same-day and next-day delivery service to Guelph. For a little over $12, you can have your marijuana delivered to you sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., so long as you placed your order before 1 p.m. For just over $10, you can ...

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Cannabis Company Executives Point Finger at Founders Over Alleged Missing $14 Million

Cannabis company executives point finger at founders over alleged missing $14 million Green Relief co-founders ‘vehemently deny’ allegations levelled in video, court documents A Green Relief aquaponics grow operation in Flamborough, Ont.Carlos Osorio/Reuters files Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post A licensed cannabis producer facing significant financial issues is alleging the company’s own founders misappropriated approximately $14 million from its coffers, leaving hundreds of shareholders with little to show for their investments. . A video obtained by the Financial Post of a private shareholders’ meeting on Jan. 14 shows executives of Green Relief Inc. ...

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Canadian Beer Sales Continue Slide in Face of Rising Cannabis Sector

Canadian beer sales continue slide in face of rising cannabis sector Matt Lamers The Canadian beer market suffered its biggest decline in years in 2019 as competition increased from other beverage categories and an expanding cannabis industry.

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily The Canadian beer market suffered its biggest decline in years in 2019 as competition increased from other beverage categories and an expanding cannabis industry. Sales of domestic and imported beer fell 3% last year from 2018, the steepest decline in at least seven years, according to data from industry group Beer Canada. Domestic ...

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Waterloo Region’s First Legal Cannabis Shop to Open Wednesday

KITCHENER | News Waterloo Region's first legal pot shop to open Wednesday Jennifer K. Baker and Tegan Versolatto CTV Kitchener

Article by Jennifer K. Baker and Tegan Versolatto, CTV News Kitchener Waterloo Region’s first cannabis store opens Wednesday in Cambridge. Canopy Growth says the Tokyo Smoke location at 75 Pinebush Road will open its doors at 9 a.m. “We’re excited for the opportunity to bring the Tokyo Smoke brand to Cambridge and play a role in how the community both learns about ...

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Nipissing First Nation Cannabis Store Eyes End-of-Month Opening

Nipissing First Nation cannabis store eyes end-of-month opening Second store moving through the approval process Michael LeeMichael Lee More from Michael Lee The cannabis retail store Kana Leaf on Nipissing First Nation has scheduled an opening date for Feb. 29. Michael Lee/The Nugget

Article by Michael Lee, North Bay Nugget Nipissing First Nation — and the North Bay area — could see its first licensed cannabis dispensary open by the end of the month. Kana Leaf has announced it is scheduled to open Feb. 29 on Osprey Miikan, just off Highway 17 in Nipissing First Nation. Co-owner Garet Avery says the business just ...

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Jesse Kline: Weed is Legal in Canada Now. Cannabis Cafés Should Be, Too

Jesse Kline: Weed is legal in Canada now. Cannabis cafés should be, too As cannabis use becomes more normalized, it makes sense to allow people to partake in it in social settings, as they do with alcohol A customer lights a joint at the Lowell Cafe, a new cannabis lounge in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 1, 2019.Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg Don't expect any Amsterdam-style coffeeshops in Ontario any time soon. An American tourist hits a bong at a coffeeshop in Amsterdam in 2000. Michel Porro/Newsmakers Two women use cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles in 2019. Richard Vogel/AP Photo Vape pens and cartridges are now being sold throughout the country. Aidan Wallace/Toronto Sun

Article by Jesse Kline, National Post It’s somewhat ironic that shortly after this country legalized cannabis in October 2018, Toronto’s Hotbox Cafe, which for years allowed patrons to consume marijuana in a space at the back of the store, was forced to shut down its consumption lounge. This was because changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), which the provincial ...

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Colourful Cannabis Strain Names Show Off the Plant’s Kaleidoscope of Cultivars

CULTURE Colourful cannabis strain names show off the plant's kaleidoscope of cultivars Strain names range across the full spectrum By Angela Stelmakowich Cannabis strains come equipped with names ranging from white to almost black scanrail / iStock / Getty Images Plus Photo: Merydolla / iStock / Getty Images Plus Expect the strain’s terpene profile to provide a bit of snap / Photo: Rawpixel / iStock / Getty Images Plus Green Crack is a grower, reaching maturity at seven to nine weeks / Photo: anyaberkut/ iStock / Getty Images Plus Blue Dream has got a direct link to Snoop Dogg and his dreamy strain / Photo: sakkmesterke / iStock / Getty Images Plus Granddaddy Purple’s aroma of grapes and berries is created by a complex terpene profile / Photo: bestdesigns / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op There are so many types, or cultivars of cannabis — commonly referred to as strains — and an endless array of colourful names for each one.  Whether related to genetics, appearance or something other, some strains are even named after the colours of the rainbow, ranging from white to almost black. Here are some ...

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