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Brianne Campbell 1 day ago / TORONTO, Ontario

I’m in Montreal for the weekend, so I’ve been reading up on the law here. I’m excited to see the SQDC store live in action! https://jadeo.co/SIG/The-Law/how-to-buy-cannabis-safely-and-legally-in-quebec

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Quebec's Cannabis Law - What You Need To Know

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Learn how the Cannabis Act laws impact Quebec and how you can buy Cannabis safely and legally in the province come October 17, 2018

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Janelle Simone 1 day ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Chewing cannabis (think tobacco chewing) is now a thing with one company bringing a variety of products to market. I wonder if this will catch on or will it inherit the gross perceptions of chewing tobacco. Either way, new and interesting way to consume boasting a faster onset of effects. https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-business/chewing-cannabis-is-a-thing-now-but-only-in-california

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Chewing cannabis is a thing now. It's a quicker high

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The so-called "lifestyle pouches" mimic classic chewing tobacco, aka Swedish snus Remember when old-time baseball players and 19th-century cowboys walked around with a lower lip full of dip? California-based cannabis company Cannadips sure does remember that.

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  • From Brianne Campbell

    Ooh this is interesting. I think I could get into that!

JADEO 1 day ago / Toronto, Ontario

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Janelle Simone 2 days ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Very interesting how even cannabis retail is now cashing in on experiential tactics. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidcarpenter/2019/03/20/prepare-to-experience-cannabis-like-never-before-without-stepping-foot-into-a-dispensary/#42b71a812cba

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Prepare To Experience Cannabis Like Never Before, Without Stepping Foot Into A Dispensary

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It's all about the experience. Whether it's the Museum of Ice Cream or a pop-up shop in Venice Beach, consumers love to touch, smell, taste and fully immerse themselves in products. The department store Sharper Image pulled that off masterfully in the 1990s with cutting-edge electronics displays, and more recently footwear maker Timberland created a full-on terrarium experience inside their store in Manhattan.

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 3 days ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Celebrity Green Rush

Since the rise of legal rec in the U.S., celebrities have lent their popularity to brands looking to build consumer loyalty in the cannabis space. With the introduction of the Cannabis Act last fall, Canadian LPs have had a ton of restrictions placed around business advertising, which is why you may not be confronted much with canna-celebrities in the Canadian space although allegiances are being forged. With the recent news of Martha Stewart teaming up with Canopy Growth making headlines, we wanted to get a look at which other Celebrities are getting into the Green Rush.

Snoop Dogg

One of the most well-known celebrities connected to cannabis brands is none other than Snoop.

Getting in the game early, the famous rapper signed a deal with Tweed (Canopy Growth) back in 2016 giving the company exclusive rights to certain content and brands owned by the entertainer’s company. In exchange, he received an undisclosed amount of cash and stock in Canopy Growth, followed by which Tweed launched three strains of “Leafs by Snoop.” More recently Snoop teamed up with Martha Stewart to co-hosts their VH1 show “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” Snoop, who is heavily involved in the cannabis industry in the US, has also invested in Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider.

Tommy Chong

Famously known for his comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, musician, and cannabis-rights activist Tommy Chong has been cashing in on the new legal opportunities in cannabis. In 2016 he founded Chong’s Choice, a Denver, CO-based company that sells cannabis products and can be caught in many interviews or at trade conferences in the industry worldwide.

Whoopi Goldberg

Prominent Hollywood Star and co-host of The View Whoopi Goldberg created a line of cannabis products targeted at women with co-founder Maya Elizabeth, one of the leading canna-businesswomen in the field. Whoopi told Vanity Fair that she wanted to create a product for women that was discreet, provided relief, and wouldn’t leave you glued to your couch.

“Hey, this niche is half the population on the earth,” she explained. “This seems to be people flippantly blowing you off, which is what you get whenever you start talking about cramps. They weren’t thinking how do you target this? I have grown granddaughters who have severe cramps, so I said this is what I want to work on.”

The U.S. based medical cannabis company called Whoopi & Maya offers cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak that they describe as “profoundly relaxing.”

Montel Williams

American TV host, radio talk show host, and actor Montel Williams founded Lenitiv back in 2016, which offers a line of medical cannabis products in the U.S. The celebrity was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and has used cannabis products ever since to help manage the disease’s symptoms. An outspoken advocate for medical cannabis law reform, Williams has worked to pass medical cannabis legislation in states such as New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. As a Naval Academy graduate and decorated former Naval Officer, Williams has led the push for military veterans to legally access medical cannabis without the threat of losing benefits.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson and Las Vegas-based Planet 13 recently announced that they are partnering up to launch Tyson Ranch products in Nevada. The heavyweight boxing celebrity will soon be making marketing appearances at the company’s cannabis superstore, which is known as the biggest cannabis dispensary in the world. “Iron Mike” broke ground in December on a 40-acre ranch to be located in California City, about two hours north of L.A. where it will host an area for cannabis cultivation and an edibles factory. Tyson Ranch products will be available at the Planet 13 Las Vegas store spring 2019.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart’s international recognition and cannabis influencer status has earned her an advisory role with Canopy Growth, the largest LP worldwide which operates out of Smiths Falls, Ontario. The lifestyle guru has teamed up with Canopy to help develop a “broad new line” of products for both humans and animals.

As an animal lover who has been co-hosting a cooking show well-known pot connoisseur and rapper Snoop Dogg, Martha has played a prominent public role in destigmatizing the plant. “I am looking forward to working with the Canopy Growth team,” Martha said. “I’m especially looking forward to collaborating on developing products that can help people and their treasured animal companions.” Teaming up with Snoop Dogg to co-host “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” earned her major recognition as a fearless celebrity in the cannabis space prior to making the deal with Canopy.

Gene Simmons

More than 40 years after KISS burst onto the music scene, the band’s co-founder is making his mark as “chief evangelist officer” of Invictus, which operates cannabis companies in Canada. When the BC-based business made the announcement last Spring, it said Simmons’ responsibilities would include “providing marketing counsel, serving as a spokesperson in the media, public appearances and participation in the company’s annual general meeting and investor meetings.” Dan Kriznic, Chairman and CEO of Invictus, described Simmons, whose television show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” aired for eight seasons, as a “branding and merchandising genius.” The company uses GENE as its trading letters and Simmons holds shares in Invictus.

Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys, a popular Canadian television series formed a deal with New Brunswick-based Organigram back in 2016. The plan made with TPB Productions, which owns and manages intellectual property rights associated with the show was to “develop branding, packaging, and a competitive product portfolio targeted towards recreational marijuana consumers.” Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary television series that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts, living in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The television series, which has gained popularity across the country, is a continuation of a well-known film with the same title.

Bob Marley

Besides Snoop Dogg, the other most legendary cannabis celebrity is arguably the late Bob Marley. In his legacy, the company Marley Natural was created and is owned by his estate, which includes his widow Rita and his 11 children. Backed by the Seattle-based investment firm Privateer Holdings, the company has raised $200 million which will help fund the Marleys' expansion into Canada. "Bob Marley is more closely tied to the product than anyone we could think of," said Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan Kennedy. "In some places, people even say, 'Let's go smoke a Bob Marley.'" The company’s product line is currently available in California, Oregon and Washington state and includes branded cannabis, body care products, and pipes.


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  • From Janelle Simone

    Some of these I knew, but a bunch I didn't. Interesting to see how celebrities are getting involved, and in some cases why they've gotten involved in the cannabis industry.

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 3 days ago / Toronto, Ontario


How Well Do Canadians Know Cannabis?

Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. Brianne and Shah decided to ask Torontonians just how much they know about the Canadian cannabis market.


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  • From Janelle Simone

    lol totally love this. Not at all surprised by some of the responses though

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      Right! Some of the answers did surprise me, but some not so much haha

Janelle Simone 3 days ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Has anyone been to the OCS site lately? Shocked to see there was little to no dried flower options, but a wide selection of pre-rolled (in comparison). There's also only one option for seeds. https://ocs.ca/collections/dried-flower-cannabis

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Dried Flower

Ontario Cannabis Store

This website provides access to cannabis products and information. According to provincial law, you must be 19 years of age or older to view or purchase items on this website.

https://ocs.ca/collections/dried-flower-cannabis

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  • From Brianne Campbell

    Yes! I noticed that they updated the FAQs to include the fact that they don’t guarantee anything about the seeds too

Janelle Simone 3 days ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Definitely a fair ask. https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/cannabis-ceo-pleads-for-ottawa-to-shut-down-booming-black-market-094043361.html

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Cannabis CEO pleads for Ottawa to shut down booming black market

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The chief executive of OrganiGram Holdings Inc. ( OGI.V) is calling on Ottawa to live up to its promise to snuff out the booming illegal cannabis market commanding the lion's share of sales.

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JADEO Consumption & Accessories 4 days ago / Toronto, Ontario


TheHotCase - A Product Review

Written by: Brianne Campbell


TheHotCase claims that their cases are not only OPP compliant, but also waterproof, smell-proof, and indestructible - so we decided to put these handy cases to the test! (Before we begin, JADEO members get 15% off TheHotCase with the promo code HotJadeo)

I have spent the past week carrying the medium slim case. This discreet box has a practical outdoorsy vibe to it. At first, I was thinking I would prefer it in a different colour, but this sturdy black case has grown on me. The fact that the case is black is exactly what makes it so very discreet. After carrying the medium slim TheHotCase in my gym bag for the past week, nobody has asked me what it is or picked up on the smell of cannabis locked inside!

TheHotCase Medium Slim
TheHotCase Medium Slim - $30

I’ve been using TheHotCase to carry around rolled spliffs and a crystal pipe. At 11.9 cm long, 7.4 cm wide, and 4.5 cm tall, the medium slim case is the perfect size for my stash. I have carried a small pipe, a gram of dried flower, rolling papers, a lighter, and a couple of joints, and eyedrops inside it all at once. Because these cases are OPP compliant for transporting cannabis in a vehicle, I can finally bring a joint on the go without having to throw my whole purse in my trunk! I used to be very nervous driving with any cannabis in my car, but this case has given me peace of mind.

I am loving the fact that this case is super lightweight, yet so durable. At only $30 for the medium slim size, these cases are also great value for what you get! There is no logo or branding on TheHotCase products, so these cases are super discreet. As an athlete, I can totally see myself using the medium slim case for items other than cannabis and accessories. I can put my phone and car keys inside it when I’m training. Plus the convenient strap means it’s easy to carry if you have your hands full.

TheHotCase Medium Slim
TheHotCase Medium Slim - Inside:11.9 x 7.4 x 4.5 cm

The inside of the case is also soft, so even if you don’t have the foam in, you won’t need to worry about the contents getting damaged bouncing around. The foam insert that comes with every TheHotCase is a total game changer though! I don’t have to worry about my pre-rolls getting crushed in my purse and I can actually bring my cute pipe out of my house without worrying about breaking it.

These cases are a little difficult to open if you have nails of any sort (like me). They also only come in only one colour so far. I can see the handle possibly wearing out with heavy use, but that can easily be swapped out for a more durable handle or a thin carabineer clip.

This product would make a lot of sense for any cannabis consumer that is looking for a solution to legally carry cannabis inside their vehicle, pack breakable accessories for travelling or shipping, or simply keep their stash out of the hands of children.

What I LOVE about these cases is that you can use your own lock. That means you can use a lock and key, or a combination lock. Many storage cases come with their own lock system (usually a combination lock), so this is a big plus for me! I can be forgetful with combination numbers so I like that I have the option to choose my own lock.

Some alternatives to these cases would be Pelican’s small cases or OtterBox’s waterproof Drybox. While Pelican seems to offer similar products in terms of durability, I wouldn’t use them for carrying cannabis as Pelican’s smaller cases have clear plastic sides. OtterBox’s Drybox is not lockable, so they wouldn’t be truly childproof to hide your stash.

All in all, I really like TheHotCase in the medium slim size and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, portable solution for storing cannabis and accessories.

The Pros:

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Discreet (no branding)
  • Multipurpose
  • Lockable
  • Padded interior
  • Smell-proof
  • Child-proof
  • Can legally bring cannabis in my car -available in many different sizes

The Cons:

  • Difficult to open
  • Only comes in black (so far)

TheHotCase has gerously offered JADEO members a 15% discount on all cases. Check out TheHotCase Shop and use the promo code HotJadeo for 15% off!


JADEO does not accept compensation for product reviews. All reviews are from products sent free of charge, or purchased by JADEO staff, and with no incentive to offer a favourable review. This is to offer JADEO members an objective review, so you can make an informed decision before buying.

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    The case looks really interesting and multifunctional. Carrying stuff around can be stressful so something that can keep the odors in and the stuff out of sight is more than welcome.

  • From Janelle Simone

    Love this, this would be perfect for my hubby who's on the road quite often. Love the fact that its OPP compliant.

JADEO News, Finance and The Law 4 days ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} Can I Consume Medical Cannabis During Work Hours?

Confused about consuming medical cannabis during work hours? Hear what Jason Alexander, Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. has to say on this topic.


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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 4 days ago / Toronto, Ontario


What's The Buzz? Edition 16: March 19th

Analysis Shows Ontario will not have 25 Cannabis Shops Open by April 1

It’s difficult to predict how many of the 25 privately owned cannabis stores will open on time in Ontario, but an analysis of license applications showsit’s very unlikely many will be ready. Construction, public comments and scrutiny of applicants by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario are all happening at the same time in a mad dash of the last weeks of March to prepare to open the shops.

New Retail Shops Announced in Niagara Falls and London, Ontario.

Two more cannabis retail store applications were just announced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, bringing the total number of stores in Ontario that have been unveiled to 18. The first store is located in Niagara Falls under the “Choom Cannabis” brand, and London will potentially open the “J. London” cannabis store.

Origin House-owned Trichome enters financing agreement to new Ontario cannabis shop license holder

Trichome Financial, a subsidiary of Origin House, just announced it will be providing financing to C.G.S. Foods, one of the winners of Ontario’s cannabis retail store license lottery. Trichome entered into a two-year, $2 million financing arrangement with C.G.S., which plans to open a store in Brampton under the name Ganjika House. Toronto-based Trichome was recently provided with a $100 million to enter the debt financing business for cannabis companies. This is significant because debt financing has been relatively rare in the cannabis industry, where companies have typically relied on equity to raise funds as traditional bankers shied away from the space. Gangika House in Brampton is among the list of retail stores rushing to open their doors next month.

Aurora Cannabis shares going up after signing Billionaire Investor

Aurora Cannabis shares are spiking following news that it has appointed U.S. billionaire Nelson Peltz as a strategic adviser and given him the option to buy a stake in the company. “I believe that Canadian licensed producers, and Aurora, in particular, are well positioned to lead in the development of the international cannabis industry as regulations evolve, with a strong, globally replicable operating model,” Peltz said in a statement.

Namaste Prepares to Enter the Edibles Market with Acquisition of Choklat

Choklat is a chocolate manufacturer with existing sales through its website and a network of distributors across Canada who recently entered into a supply relationship with Sobeys and already has product in 25 stores in Alberta. Namaste Technologies has acquired a 49% stake in Choklat for C$1.5 million in cash. As part of the acquisition, Namaste will be appointed a member to the Board of Choklat.

Co-op Aims to Help Small B.C. Cannabis Producers enter the Legal Market

While there’s been a lot of attention focused on large cannabis companies in Canada, small producers, many of which are in B.C., are still trying to find a way into the legal space. One industry advocate’s idea to help smaller cannabis grower thrive centers around the design of co-operative to work together and become legitimate in the big-money world of cannabis production. Smaller companies have criticized the Canadian government’s regulated approach to legalization, stating the process was just too onerous for small, family-run businesses and spend up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to comply with regulations.

The initiative is being made by David Hurford who helped develop Canada’s cannabis policies 20 years ago. “I don’t think we can understate the crisis a lot of people are going through,” he explains. “There are people in dire straights out there. People being forced to make very difficult choices, and the government has not created a pathway for them to become legal.”

FDA Chief Resignation leaves CBD in Question

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, told Congress last week that CBD can’t be added to consumer products after announcing that he is resigning and leaving office in April. In February, Gottlieb told the House Appropriations Committee that the FDA would hold a public meeting about CBD in April. An exact date for that meeting was not announced, so Gottlieb’s apparent resignation leave hemp and CBD entrepreneurs in the dark about when a review might take place.

The search for ‘Miss Marijuana’ is on in Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona is holding the very first “Miss Marijuana” beauty pageant to crown “the type of girl all the guys want, and all the girls want to be friends with.” The pageant’s website states that contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, single and a “natural born” woman. The contest is open to both U.S. and Canadian residents, and those who advance past the online voting stage will move to the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contestants are not required to use marijuana but should support legalization, the pageant’s website says. The contest however has been facing a lot of scrutiny from individuals within the cannabis industry, being described archaic and sexist.

Tilray Announces Successful Medical Cannabis Harvest in Portugal

Tilray has recently completed a successful harvest of medical cannabis at its Portugal facilities. Tilray has invested approximately €20 million in the facility, which totals nearly 250,000 sq. ft. with additional room to expand. Tilray’s Portugal facilities also serves as a hub supporting Tilray’s clinical research and product development efforts across Europe.

Supreme Cannabis Seeking License to Produce Cannabis Oil in Malta

Supreme Cannabis signed a letter of intent last week to acquire a cannabis production license in Malta. The letter is a first in a series of regulatory hurdles to overcome before receiving licensing and acquiring greenhouse space. If approval from the Malta government is eventually granted, Supreme will begin cultivating cannabis for extracting oil certified under EU-GMP regulations. That oil would then be delivered to multiple EU markets for medical purposes through Malta.

Peru Announces MMJ Deregulation Guidelines

The Peruvian government announced regulations for legal medicinal cultivation and use last week – more than a year after Peru legalized medical marijuana. The initial legislation is short, appointing regulators within the government, establishing a license-based system to engage in cultivation and research, and defining what is considered medical use.

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Brianne Campbell 5 days ago / TORONTO, Ontario

Breaking news! Smokeable medical cannabis is now legal in Florida. Great work, Sunshine State!

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  • From Janelle Simone

    I saw this yesterday. Pretty exciting news!