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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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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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CannaRoyalty buys vape store chain 180 Smoke in $40M deal

Ottawa-based CannaRoyalty is buying 180 Smoke – a vape shop chain with 15 outlets in Ontario – in a $40 million deal, the marijuana company said Thursday. CannaRoyalty said in a statement it is purchasing 180 Smoke for $25 million, and an additional $15 million upon completion of certain targets by Dec. 31, 2020. “The...
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Canadian military imposes restrictions on use of recreational marijuana

OTTAWA — The Canadian military has unveiled new restrictions on when service members can use recreational marijuana — and warned those in uniform could face disciplinary action or charges if they fail to comply. The restrictions and warning are contained in a new policy released Friday, in which defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says military...
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Liberals approve first saliva screening roadside test for marijuana

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is giving the green light to a new roadside test to check for drugs. On Monday, Wilson-Raybould approved the Drager DrugTest 5000 as the first saliva screening equipment to be used by law enforcement to test for THC, the main psychoactive agent in cannabis. The equipment will now 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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