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Economy, Health, Society

Ontario increases business closures under emergency health order

After releasing computer projections showing the possible number of deaths that could occur from the novel coronavirus, Ontario has moved to enact further business closures in an effort to further reduce person-to-person infections The previous list of 74 business types »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Cannabis ‘edibles’ arrive in Canada

With the legalisation of cannabis last year, comes what is being called ‘cannabis 2.0’ or edible products. Jameson Berkow discusses this latest phase of legalisation in Canada. He is a reporter with the Globe and Mail’s Cannabis Professional news service. »

Health, Society

Parents find cannabis candies in child’s Halloween treats

Parents in Nova Scotia discovered an edible cannabis product in the bag of candy their child collected on Halloween. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), parents from Coldbrook, Annapolis Valley, told investigators that their child was part of »

Health, Society

A look back at the legalization of cannabis and “edibles”

On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first G20 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. A year later, the country allows the marketing of “edibles”, products that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Now, we invite »

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Legal cannabis in Canada: one year later, and ‘edibles’ join ‘smokables’

It was one year ago today that the federal government legalised recreational use of marijuana. Because sales would now be government regulated it was supposed to bring in significant revenue to government coffers, create substantial profits for suppliers in a »

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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 »

Economy, Health, Society

Black market pot getting cheaper, legal pot more expensive

It was supposed to dry up the black market of cannabis and a source of important funds for criminal groups. At least that was one of the hopes, if not a goal, of the Liberal government when it legalised recreational »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, 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 »

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An Ontario first: cannabis friendly vacation resort

One wonders what Sir Sam Hughes would think.  One hundred years ago this year, this highly controversial former Minister of Militia, completed his luxury vacation home in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. Long since a popular vacation resort in Ontario’s »