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New Cannabis Store Opens in Hamilton, Says COVID-19 Has Been ‘an Interesting Ride’

New cannabis store opens in Hamilton, says COVID-19 has been ‘an interesting ride’ BY RICK ZAMPERIN 900 CHML A pre-rolled cannabis product sits on display at The Hunny Pot store in Toronto Chris Young Leave A Comment

Article by Rick Zamperin, Global News The owner of Hamilton’s newest cannabis store says the COVID-19 pandemic has “been an interesting ride.” The Hunny Pot, which already has locations in Burlington and Toronto, opened Saturday on Centennial Parkway North, across from the Eastgate Square shopping mall. Company spokesperson Cameron Brown says Hamilton has always been a market it hoped to expand to because he ...

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Once Again, a New Hobo Cannabis Store is Drawing Criticism — This Time in Toronto

NEWS Once again, a new Hobo Cannabis store is drawing criticism — this time in Toronto Last year, the company was criticized for the insensitivity of its name when opening in Ottawa By Kate Robertson FILE: Hobo Cannabis Company’s Centretown location in Ottawa.

Article by Kate Robertson, Growth Op When Vancouver-based Hobo Cannabis opened its doors in Ottawa in May of 2019, management brushed off criticism that the name marginalized people experiencing homelessness. At the time, the Donnelly Group’s VP Harrison Stoker told The GrowthOp, it’s about “the verb to hobo. The idea of readily dropping your worldly possessions and travelling that was championed in the ...

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Are the CBD and THC Levels Listed on Cannabis Packaging Actually Accurate?

BUSINESS Are the CBD and THC levels listed on cannabis packaging actually accurate? Safety and quality assurance were supposed to be two of the hallmarks of legalization. But in the world of highly-regulated, legal cannabis, can consumers trust what the labels say? By Sam Riches Warning labels on cannabis products sold at the Société québécoise du cannabis outlet on St-Hubert St. in Montreal. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op In December, New Brunswick-based producer Zenabis recalled a line of “CBD Light” gel caps, labelled as containing six milligrams of CBD per capsule, with no THC. It turns out, they were actually THC gel caps with no CBD whatsoever. Zenabis isn’t the only producer to run into labelling issues. Last September, Aurora Cannabis recalled ...

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16 Charged in OPP-Led Probe into Trafficking of Cannabis, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Contraband Tobacco

Home / News / Crime / 16 Charged In OPP Led Probe Into... 16 charged in OPP-led probe into trafficking of cannabis, fentanyl, cocaine, contraband tobacco Project Cairnes began in 2018 with investigation into trafficking in contraband tobacco linked to manufacturing facility NEWS JUN 11, 2020 BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI YORKREGION.COM

Article by Aileen Zangouei, York Region Investigators with Ontario Provincial Police have charged 16 people with a total of 218 charges in connection to a Canada-wide, multi-police force probe into the illegal manufacturing and distribution of contraband tobacco and illicit drugs. The investigation, known as Project Cairnes, took off in July 2018 when the OPP Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team began ...

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Method Man is Putting His Money Where his Mouth is to Help Black Owners in the Cannabis Industry

NEWS Method Man is putting his money where his mouth is to help Black owners in the cannabis industry The Wu-Tang Clan member is starting a new company that will partner with Black-owned dispensaries By Angela Stelmakowich FILE: Method Man of The Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. / Photo: Fergus McDonald/Getty Images “Personally, it is essential that we use our brand to help bring awareness to the social, systemic and economic injustice.” / Photo: Instagram, methodmanofficial Photo: Instagram, methodmanofficial “We can rebuild our store, but you cannot bring someone back to life,” Berner said. / Photo: Instagram Instagram

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op Method Man is looking to help level the playing field in the cannabis industry by encouraging more Black ownership and partnering with four Black-owned dispensaries as early as this weekend. Known for his work with Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, whose real name is Clifford Smith, has a 20 per cent ownership stake in the ...

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A Look Inside Guelph’s First Cannabis Store Opening Wednesday

HOME LOCAL NEWS A look inside Guelph's first cannabis store opening Wednesday (3 photos) The store is also one of the first Spiritleaf locations to open in Ontario about 22 hours ago By: Kenneth Armstrong 1 / 3 Siblings Corin and Steve Cominsky are franchise co-owners of the new Spiritleaf retail store along with their father Steve Cominsky (not shown). Guelph's first legal cannabis retail store will open Wednesday. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday 2 / 3 The interior of the soon-to-open Spiritleaf store on Edinburgh Road South. Initially the store will allow up to 10 customers inside to comply with physical distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday 3 / 3 The Spiritleaf cannabis retailer will open Wednesday in the Edinburgh Market Place, in the same plaza as Mark's Work Warehouse and Topper's Pizza. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

Article by Kenneth Armstrong, Guelph Today One of Ontario’s first Spiritleaf store will be Guelph’s first cannabis store when it opens Wednesday, ending a drought of legal options for local users of cannabis products. Corin Cominsky and her brother Steve Cominsky are partners with their father Steve Cominsky in a Spiritleaf franchise, which will open next week at the Edinburgh Market ...

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Pot Shops Prove to be Pandemic-Proof

KITCHENER | News Pot shops prove to be pandemic-proof Max Wark Max Wark CTV News Kitchener Videographer

Article by Max Wark, CTV News The market for cannabis stores has proved to be as strong as ever through the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s website as of Thursday, there are three pot shops in Waterloo Region authorized to be open and 19 more applications in waiting. There have been seven applications to ...

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Dumb Canadian Cannabis Laws Mean You Can’t Even Carry 6 Pot Drinks

Can't even get a six-pack David Wylie Dumb cannabis laws mean you can't even carry 6 pot drinks Photo: David Wylie/ My mini-fridge is stocked with cannabis drinks. Getting them in the first place, however, was difficult. The main challenge you’ll come across while trying to stock up is cannabis equivalencies – that’s the amount of cannabis said to be contained in Cannabis 2.0 products.

Article by David Wylie, Casanet My mini-fridge is stocked with cannabis drinks. Getting them in the first place, however, was difficult. The main challenge you’ll come across while trying to stock up is cannabis equivalencies – that’s the amount of cannabis said to be contained in Cannabis 2.0 products. Houseplant’s Grapefruit Sparkling Water, for instance, has the equivalency of 5.1 ...

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New Sudbury Pot Store Now Offering Deliveries

New Sudbury pot store now offering deliveries Jim Moodie Jim Moodie Eugene Konarev, manager and brand creator of Highlife, stands inside the cannabis retail outlet on Marcus Drive. JOHN LAPPA/ SUDBURY STAR

Article by Jim Moodie, Sudbury Star Pot stores, like many other retailers, are open again to walk-in traffic, but many customers are still leery of in-person shopping or, lacking their own vehicle, aren’t quite ready to board a bus. With that in mind, the Highlife store at Silver Hills is now offering delivery to your doorstep. “It’s something we considered ...

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