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Tag: Legalization

Indica vs. Sativa Strains: Which Has More THC & CBD?

Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone say, “Indica strains produce more CBD and sativas have more THC.” Or maybe you’ve heard that claim in reverse. But which is true? According to cannabis lab testing data, neither is. At least not in any significant way that could explain the perceived difference between these two cannabis types. In...
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Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market

VANCOUVER — British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada’s new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how. A movement is growing in the province to address that problem with a common idea: cannabis co-operatives. “Some may argue we’ve lost our place to either Ontario or Alberta...
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Cannabis NB lays off staff as ‘operational needs’ become clear

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s cannabis retailer is laying off staff, saying it has a better understanding of “operational needs” three months after the historic legalization of recreational marijuana. Cannabis NB said most of the about 60 layoffs involved people with seasonal contracts, but some are part-time or full-time employees. Spokeswoman Marie-Andree Bolduc said Thursday that...
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Thailand becomes 1st country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana

BANGKOK — Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighbouring Malaysia....
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One month after legalization, illicit pot shops doing brisk business

TORONTO — The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors. Once inside, two men behind a white desk under a vintage chandelier ask patrons to provide government...
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Expect ‘sold out’ signs at pot shops across Canada, Aphria warns

TORONTO — Licensed cannabis producer Aphria Inc. warned on Friday of product shortages in both brick-and-mortar stores and online sales portals across the country when recreational pot is legalized in a few days. There are “supply chain issues abounding everywhere with every LP,” said Aphria’s chief executive Vic Neufeld told analysts. “There will not be...
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These Canadian Cities Are Still Banning Weed After Legalization

Come October 17, weed will be legal in Canada. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be available everywhere. While some provinces, including Ontario, simply won’t have a brick-and-mortar retail scheme set up by that deadline, other municipalities have opted to ban weed shops outright. Markham and Richmond Hill in Ontario, and Richmond, the city...
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Cannabis giants eager to tap Ontario’s retail market amid looming privatization

Canadian cannabis producers are moving full speed ahead to open their own marijuana shops in Ontario amid anticipation that the provincial government will soon allow private stores to sell recreational cannabis when it is legalized in October. Several major cannabis companies told BNN Bloomberg that efforts are already underway to secure locations for privately-run retail...
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Pot candies, vaping snuffed out for now in Canadian legalization

Pot candies, vaping snuffed out for now in Canadian legalization Jen Skerritt and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg News A key segment of Canada’s marijuana industry will remain banned for up to a year after the drug becomes legal for recreational use — making it harder for Justin Trudeau to kill off the black market. Edibles, beverages, and...
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