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Canada’s Illegal Cannabis Dealers Big Players on the World Stage

Canada's illegal pot dealers big players on the world stage Jane Stevenson Marijuana joints rolled with Canadian-themed paper are photographed at a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2018.

Article by Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun Canada’s black market drug dealers are now the world’s fourth largest exporters of cannabis, according to Public Safety Canada. Citing a Public Safety Canada report — Patterns In Cannabis Cryptomarkets In Canada In 2018 — a Blacklock’s Reporter article says 2.5 tons of cannabis is now sold and shipped annually from Canada. Dealers using ...

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Exclusive: OCS Will Allow Private Sector to be Involved in Storing, Distributing Cannabis

Exclusive: OCS will allow private sector to be involved in storing, distributing cannabis Response to 'feedback' provided from producers to Ontario Cannabis Store A man holds a young cannabis plant seedling inside a growing facility in Canada.Cole Burston/Bloomberg Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post The Ontario Cannabis Store will move ahead with a “hybrid” wholesale model that will allow the private sector to be involved in storing and distributing cannabis, according to an e-mail obtained by the Financial Post, sent by the Crown Corporation to licensed producers on Tuesday evening. The move comes in response to “feedback” provided ...

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Toronto City Councillor Opposes Cannabis Shop Application Near Beaches Montessori School

Councillor opposes pot shop application near Beaches Montessori School Sessions on the Beaches would be four doors down NEWS 10:20 AM BY JOANNA LAVOIE TORONTO.COM Beaches Montessori School at 950 Kingston Rd. is located 30 metres away from a proposed cannabis store. - Joanna Lavoie/Torstar An application has been made to open a new cannabis store at 964 Kingston Rd., the former home of Randall’s Stationery. - Joanna Lavoie/Torstar

Article by Joanna Lavoie, Toronto.com Beaches-East York Coun. Brad Bradford wants those who live in the Upper Beach along with those who send or are considering sending their children to Beaches Montessori School at 950 Kingston Rd. to oppose an application to open a new cannabis store just four doors down. Bradford is encouraging community members to sign an online petition he’s ...

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Only Governments Can Solve the Canadian Illicit Pot Crisis: Don Pittis

Business·Analysis Only governments can solve the Canadian illicit pot crisis: Don Pittis Social Sharing Economists told governments how to wipe out the black market. They didn't listen. Don Pittis · CBC News Canadians can help Santa Claus fly high this year — legally. When cannabis-laced edibles become legal on Dec. 16 they shouldn't be hard to find, since the industry is facing a glut and the black market is still flourishing. (Mikeledray/Shutterstock) While legal pot shops check ID a vibrant illegal market means young people still have easy access. (Ben Nelms/Reuters) Cannabis-laden chocolate bars being readied for market at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls, Ont., last month. (Blair Gable/Reuters)

Article by Don Pittis, CBC News New rules effective Dec. 16 will come just in time so you can leave a cannabis-laced cookie or beverage out for Santa. But if the struggling Canadian pot business is looking forward to Cannabis 2.0  — as the availability of vaping products and edibles has been dubbed — they will likely be disappointed if they expect it to be a Christmas present ...

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Note to Drake: Canada’s Swag Rules Can Be Confusing

BUSINESS Note to Drake: Canada’s swag rules can be confusing Best to know the do’s and don’ts of pot promotional items By Karen Longwell FILE - This May 1, 2019 file photo shows Drake at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. SiriusXM and Pandora, companies that merged earlier this year, announced Thursday, July 25, that they have signed a new creative partnership with the superstar rapper. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) Christmas is coming, but don’t expect any flashy giveaways from your favourite cannabis brand. The laws behind promoting cannabis in Canada are far too Grinch-like for that.

Article by Karen Longwell, Growth Op Christmas is coming, but don’t expect any flashy giveaways from your favourite cannabis brand. The laws behind promoting cannabis in Canada are far too Grinch-like for that. “Much like alcohol, we don’t want to encourage people to buy the product. So, the advertising is supposed to be really neutral,” Daniel Walker, a lawyer with Bobila ...

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Weed History: Nova Scotia is the Birthplace of Cannabis in Canada

CULTURE Weed history: Nova Scotia is the birthplace of cannabis in Canada Nova Scotia has one of the highest per capita consumption rates in the country. And now we know why By Ross Andersen A view across the devastated neighbourhood of Richmond in Halifax, Nova Scotia after the Halifax Explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. The steamship Imo, one of the ships in the collision that triggered the explosion can be seen aground on the far side of the harbour - Halifax after 6th December 1917. Credit: Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management A boat with tourists is seen in the Halifax harbour Tuesday May 11, 2010 as it sails past Navy ships. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY) Today, Nova Scotians are among the highest per capita cannabis users in the country / Photo: iStock/Getty Images Plus iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Ross Andersen, Growth Op If you have ever visited Nova Scotia, you would know about its rich history. It was ground zero for the largest man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima. It supplies the city of Boston with a Christmas tree every year. And you’re never more than 60 kilometres from the sea. Here is something you won’t read ...

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Health Canada OK with Hexo’s Proactive Fix on Unlicensed Cannabis Cultivation

Health Canada OK with Hexo’s proactive fix on unlicensed cannabis cultivation Matt Lamers Actions undertaken by Quebec cannabis producer Hexo Corp. to proactively rectify unauthorized cultivation were deemed “acceptable” by Canada’s federal health department.

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily Actions undertaken by Quebec cannabis producer Hexo Corp. to proactively rectify unauthorized cultivation were deemed “acceptable” by Canada’s federal health department. The company disclosed late Friday that unlicensed cultivation took place inside part of a facility the company acquired last spring. Hexo’s 260 million Canadian dollar ($180 million) purchase of Newstrike Brands, owner ...

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Windor’s Council Takes Back Authority to Oppose/Endorse Cannabis Stores

Council takes back authority to oppose/endorse cannabis stores BRIAN CROSS The location for a proposed cannabis retail store is pictured at left, at 545 Ouellette Avenue, Monday, November 18, 2019. DAX MELMER / WINDSOR STAR Responding to a flood of critical emails after administration opposed the proposed downtown location of Windor’s first cannabis store, councillors have voted to decide future applications themselves.

Article by Brian Cross, Windsor Star Responding to a flood of critical emails after administration opposed the proposed downtown location of Windor’s first cannabis store, councillors have voted to decide future applications themselves. The vote was unanimous to reverse a Jan. 21 decision where council approved “opting in” to hosting retail cannabis stores but also delegating authority for city planner ...

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HEXO Reveals Illegal Cannabis Growing Amid Licensing Issues

HEXO Reveals Illegal Cannabis Growing Amid Licensing Issues Danielle Edwards - November 18th, 2019 a marijuana plant in soil The Quebec-based company said a section of one of its cannabis facilities in Niagara, Ontario, was found to be inadequately licensed. Cannabis firm HEXO (NYSE:HEXO,TSX:HEXO) is coming forward with the revelation that it illegally grew cannabis in an unlicensed room in July.

Article by Danielle Edwards, Investing News Cannabis firm HEXO (NYSE:HEXO,TSX:HEXO) is coming forward with the revelation that it illegally grew cannabis in an unlicensed room in July. After the markets closed on Friday (November 15), the Quebec-based cannabis producer informed investors that a section of one of its production facilities in Niagara, Ontario, was found to be inadequately licensed. This facility belongs to ...

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