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Food or cannabis? Farming questions in Canada

When the Liberal government of Canada legalised recreational use of cannabis late last year, it created a whole new industry virtually overnight. One aspect has been a massive rise in greenhouse building and conversion of former manufacturing plants into commercial» 

Society

Canada offers pardons for cannabis possession convictions

Federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for criminal convictions related to simple cannabis possession went into force Thursday, said Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. Canadians convicted only of simple» 

Economy, Society

Couche-Tard invests in an Alberta cannabis retailer

Giant Quebec-based convenience store Couche-Tard is investing in in Edmonton’s Fire & Flower cannabis retailer to officially enter the marijuana market. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has nearly 10,000 stores across North America. It also has nearly 3,000 in Europe and more» 

Health, Society

Legalizing use of cannabis in Canada : 10 months later

Black market pot getting cheaper, legal pot more expensive Pot stinks and residents starting to complain Canadians pessimistic about their ability to keep pot away from minors: poll Pot tax: Figures are in on cannabis revenue for governments

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Pot tax: Figures are in on cannabis revenue for governments

Statistics Canada, the federal statistics agency is reporting on revenues that governments in Canada have gained since recreational use of cannabis was legalised. In round figures Provincial governments took in $79 million in excise taxes, and the federal government $19» 

Economy, Health, Society

Canada largest drug store chain to use blockchain technology to trace medicinal cannabis

Canada’s largest pharmacy chain announced its plans on Monday to use blockchain technology to trace the source of the medicinal cannabis it distributes. Shoppers Drug Mart with about 1,300 pharmacies across Canada is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. on a» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Pot stinks and residents starting to complain

The Liberal government last year legalised cannabis for recreational use in Canada. The new law left many scrambling including various industries, the military, transportation industries, the police and others as they worked to develop new policies regarding cannabis use. However,» 

Health

More children poisoned by cannabis, warns hospital

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is warning people to use extreme caution when storing cannabis and to realize it is dangerous for children. Where it used to be rare for children to come to the hospital for cannabis use or intoxication» 

Health

Smoking strong pot daily linked to psychosis: study

A British study has found that people who smoke high-potency cannabis every day are five times more likely to develop psychosis than are people who don’t smoke at all. People who smoke regular strength marijuana daily were estimated to be» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canada: cannabis edibles coming soon, but with concerns

Experts have predicted a huge market for legal cannabis. This already seems to be the case as many government regulated outlets have difficulty keeping up with supply. After smoking, edibles (containing the active ingredient THC)  are the next phase set»