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Koby Smutylo leased 2 stores in Ottawa before government's 25 licences cap. An Ottawa cannabis entrepreneur who's already leased two spaces for prospective stores says he's frustrated with the Ontario government's decision to cap the number of licences for retail pot shops. The province initially said it would not limit the number of licences issued for retail stores, but it reversed course last week, saying it would take a "phased approach" due to "severe supply
Under the leadership of previous United Nation's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's regime, member states which legalized or even considered legalizing cannabis were called out and admonished for violating decades-old international drug treaties. Under the current leadership of Sec-Gen Antnio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, who was instrumental in decriminalizing all drugs in his native Portugal when he was Prime Minister, his regime is adopting more progressive views about cannabis. Despite this, the UN World Health Organization remains
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the biggest challenge associated with the legalization of cannabis has been the supply shortage - but he expects it to disappear within a year. In an end-of-year interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Trudeau predicted the problem would be resolved during the coming months and perhaps the coming year. He noted the scarcity of cannabis was most pronounced in Ontario and Quebec.
Dear Mayor Dilkens, I'm not surprised you suggested opting out of private cannabis retail sales. Voting to opt out, however, won't stop illegal sales. Instead, it will provide those who sell illegally with foundational support primarily less competition and more business.
According to Health Canada, there are currently 134 companies licensed to produce cannabis in Canada 90 of those were licensed in the last 16 months Health Canada says legal cannabis shortages that have been experienced in some provinces, including Nova Scotia, will likely continue into the New Year. Karen Casey, Nova Scotia's finance minister and deputy premier said in an interview Wednesday, the province is only receiving 35 to 40 per cent of the
Months after saying it would not cap the number of licences for retail pot shops after cannabis was legalized, the Ontario government has reversed course, saying it will now only be able to issue 25 licences by April. In a statement Thursday evening, the province says it plans to take a "phased approach" to authorizing retail cannabis outlets because of "severe supply shortages" across the country. Only a limited number of licences will be handed
Kate Holowchik didn't grow up in a household that was particularly open to experimenting with marijuana. My dad was a senior chief in the Navy, she said. He's 6-foot-3.
With the deadline looming for Ontario municipalities to decide whether to opt in or out of allowing cannabis retail stores within their boundaries, many communities remain undecided. The province has given municipalities until Jan. 22, 2019 to opt out of having private cannabis storefronts operate within their boundaries.
Cedar Rapids missed out on landing one of the five medical marijuana dispensaries that opened statewide December 1st. But the city will be home for the state's second marijuana cultivating and processing business. A number of city, business and political leaders turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Iowa Relief Cannabis Cultivation & Processing facility on Thursday.
A Winnipeg-based cannabis producer is recalling two types of pot sold in Saskatchewan. The company, named Bonify, says it is recalling its Cherry Lime and Warlock Kush products. Bonify says the products may not meet some of the microbial and chemical contaminant limits that meet Cannabis Regulations.
Retail cannabis stores will be not permitted in Mississauga. City council chose at its Wednesday meeting to opt-out on allowing private retail shops to sell cannabis in Mississauga. The federal government legalized cannabis on Oct.
There is bound to be a little extra green under the tree this the first Christmas marijuana is legal in Canada. With retailers rolling out all kinds of wares, gift getting for the leaf-lover couldn't be easier. From ornaments to socks, here are a few suggestions to get your shopping started.
Legislation comes ahead of a referendum on recreational marijuana use in next two years. New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time, after years of campaigning by chronically ill New Zealanders who say the drug is the only thing that eases their pain. The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution.
Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming government of Luxembourg. Meanwhile, New Zealand's leaders are considering a referendum on what their approach should be.
Rest of sector mixed after rally sparked by Altria investment in Cronos Just days after Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced a supply deal with Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales SA, the Canadian cannabis company said it has entered a letter of intent to buy all of the company's outstanding shares in an all-stock deal. Farmacias is Mexico's first and, for now, only federally licensed importer of raw materials containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, Aurora ACB, -0.
One sure sign that the cannabis industry in the U.S. is gaining steam the rush of celebrities hoping to get in on the ground floor.
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Yan Boissonneault's daughter was turning blue. Without warning, his baby had stopped breathing, and he frantically performed CPR while his friend James Gallagher called 911. Years later, the men still become emotional remembering that day.
Health Canada's list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil. Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online. Health Canada's list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil.
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