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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, 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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Society

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» 

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,» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Lifetime ban from U.S. travel for Canadian marijuana investor

There were concerns this would happen, and it has, again. A Canadian investor in the cannabis industry has been permanently banned from entering the U.S. He is the second such investor to receive a lifetime ban from the U.S. In» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Government cannabis sales vs black market

Billions of dollars for black market, or billions in revenue for government and industry? On this first day of legal sales of recreational marijuana (medical sale has been legal since 2001), crowds have gathered to purchase from government stores, and» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

It’s legal! International interest

The first day of legalised recreational use of cannabis in Canada has dawned, starting as of 12:01 AM this morning. Crowds lined up at a cannabis outlet in St John’s Newfoundland just past midnight to be the first in the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s military and legalised cannabis

With the coming legalisation of recreational use of cannabis, Canada’s military has been working to develop a policy to deal with the situation. A draught policy has just been released by the Department of National Defence with just over a»