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Lindsay Le Blanc Edibles 11 hours ago / Toronto, Ontario


Hospitality Sessions: The Cocktail Whisperer: Wed. Dec. 19th

Excited for this special event taking place in Toronto tomorrow evening.

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions invites the hospitality community to join them for this monthly event series. Cannabis Cocktails will take place at Lifford Wine & Spirits (471 Jarvis Street, Toronto) on the Dec.19th to explore about how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry.

$20 for CAPS Members

$35 for non-members

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HOSPITALITY SESSIONS: CANNABIS COCKTAILS DECEMBER 19TH

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the 6x Author of Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations and his celebrated, 2017 release, The Craft Cocktail Compendium. Bobrow presented at the 2018 SXSW on Disrupting the Cannabis Kitchen and Cannabis Cocktails. He was the Mercedes-Benz Me Conference Mystery Speaker on Wellness, also at SXSW 2018.

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JADEO Events and Education 11 hours ago / Toronto, Ontario


What's The Buzz? Edition 5: Dec 18

Canada’s Cannabis Shortage Making More Headlines

In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed “pockets of resistance to the legalization of marijuana” for a cannabis supply shortage that has slowed the dissemination of legal weed in parts of Canada. The shortages have been most pronounced in Ontario, “forcing the province to limit the number of licensed pot dispensaries that will be opened in the spring.”

Trudeau called the supply shortage the biggest challenge associated with the legalization of cannabis. "It's going to take a little time to adjust but we're on the right track,"Trudeau added.

Dismal News for Ontario Potpreneurs

Last week the AGCO announced that Ontario is going to take a phased approach to cannabis retail licensing due to a national supply shortage from Licensed Producers. Cannabis entrepreneurs across the province have been are more than a little shocked and discouraged by the news. Only 25 licenses will be issued to private retailers by Apr. 1 during the "initial phase," with a lottery system to determine which owners are eligible. With the dramatically limited number of licenses said to be handed out through a lottery system, some entrepreneurs who had their ‘ducks in a row’ are afraid all their efforts have been wasted.

Koby Smutylo told CBC news that he leased 2 stores in Ottawa before government's 25 licenses cap. "It's amazing how much work went into each application, and here we are ready and … the government decides that the rules are completely different," he said. "We don't believe that's very fair."

Tommy Chong Chimes in 🔔

Famous Edmonton born cannabis enthusiast and Comedian Tommy Chong was in Toronto last week to film a cameo as himself in CBC TV’s “Air Farce New Year’s Eve,” which premieres Dec. 31. He shared with the Associated Press that he thinks Canada's weed legalization has kept 'underground market alive.' The Canadian living in Los Angeles expressed his mixed feelings: “I love that it’s Canada that was first (to do it before the U.S.). See, God has a sense of humour: he gave us Trump and he legalized weed at the same time,” he said, sitting on a couch in his dressing room wearing a Cheech and Chong T-shirt emblazoned with a marijuana leaf. Still, Chong feels Canada hasn’t approached recreational cannabis legalization in the right way.

“Absolutely not, but that’s the Canadian way,” said the 80-year-old. “Like when they legalized alcohol, the government took control of the monopoly and you could only buy booze from the government, and the government is trying to do the same thing with pot.

“They want to make it so that they’re the only supplier and it’s not going to work that way. So what Canada has done now, legally, they’ve kept the underground market alive and vibrant, because people still go to their dealer to get the best weed and the quickest weed.”

Dispensary Applications now Open?

Despite the discouraging number of licenses available, the AGCO was said to begin accepting applications on December 17 for private retailing of cannabis in Ontario, which will begin on April 1, 2019.

Major News for Vancouver Dispensaries

The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered dozens of illegal marijuana shops in Vancouver to cease operations last week but the enforcement timeline remains unclear says CBS news. Princess of Pot, Jodie Emery has been very outspoken on her twitter feed, pulling up old posts that speak out against the legalization process Canada is implementing. Today she shared how she “ just sent #Vancouver City Council & Mayor @kennedystewart scientific evidence that Dispensaries Save Lives in the #OpioidCrisis — and dispensary closures kill.”

Jeremiah Vandermeer, CEO of Vancouver dispensary chain Cannabis Culture, says the city regulations provide no path to legalization for businesses like his. “They’re threatening immediate enforcement against the medical marijuana dispensaries who are serving a vital purpose in town, and it’s right before Christmas.”

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says dispensaries operating without a license have had plenty of time to adjust to current regulations, and should “get with the program.” “It’s not like these bylaws were sprung on people,” he said. “They’ve known for quite some time, for many months, that this is what is coming.”

“The truth, quite frankly, is the dispensaries do not have a path to (become) legal stores, because the city has not let them,” Vandermeer said.

Montreal creates police task force to crack down on illegal cannabis

In Quebec, only the province’s Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is authorized to sell recreational marijuana since it became legal across Canada on Oct. 17. With the black market still strong, a new the Montreal police task force will be added, consisting of 26 police officers and two administrative staff, Global News Reported.

Cannabis legalization voted Canadian Press' Business Story of the Year

Canada's trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year. In an annual poll of the country's newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press, business editors and reporters across the country chose cannabis legalization in a landslide, with 60 percent of the votes cast.

Andrew Meeson, deputy business editor at the Toronto Star explained why: “It’s hard to think of an area in Canada that hasn’t been shaken up: not just commerce, but also policing, health care, justice politics. Even culture” he said. “If that doesn’t make it the business story of the year, I don’t know what would.”

Female-focused LP first to offer clones in Canada

Natural MedCo’s Eve, toted as “Canada’s premier cannabis brand for all women” was featured in the Marijuana Business News Daily last week as “the first company in Canada to offer marijuana clones for sale to legal recreational consumers, achieving a first-mover advantage for an untapped and underserved consumer segment.”

Cannabis on the Wishlist

‘Tis the year for the gift of cannabis, a recent survey by Lift & Co. discovered, after learning that nearly 3 million Canadians plan to give the gift of cannabis this holiday season. People living in Manitoba and Alberta were the most likely to give weed while people in Quebec were the least likely. Millennials (aged 18 to 34) are the likeliest generation to gift cannabis at 20 percent, which is twice the number of all other generations combined.


Legal Rec is coming to New York State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Monday that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could generate more than $1.7 billion in sales annually and put New York in line with several neighbouring states.

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Soulmaz Leonora Consumption and Safety 12 hours ago / Toronto, Ontario

I've heard about cannabis milk, patches, oral sprays, creams and now Aphria and Rapid Dose Therapeutics Inc.'s oral strips, a product that promises consistent dosage and it's smoke-free! Very cool. https://aphria.ca/blog/aphria-and-rapid-dose-therapeutics-to-introduce-innovative-quickstrip-oral-thin-strips-to-german-cannabis-market

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Sen. Cory Gardner tries to attach marijuana measure to criminal justice bill

The Denver Post

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, made a move Monday toward changing federal marijuana law, including letting banks accept money from legal businesses. The Yuma Republican introduced an amendment to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that's expected to pass the Senate this week with bipartisan support.

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    This getting closer and closer...

JADEO 15 hours ago / Toronto, Ontario

Prime Minister Trudeau predicts cannabis shortages will end in a few months. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/those-who-resisted-legal-pot-now-caught-flat-footed-on-supply-trudeau-1.1184542

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Those who resisted legal pot now 'caught flat footed' on supply: Trudeau - Article - BNN

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OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is blaming pockets of resistance to the legalization of marijuana for a cannabis supply shortage that has slowed the dissemination of legal weed in parts of Canada. The shortages have been most pronounced in Ontario, forcing that province to limit the number of licenced pot dispensaries that will be opened in the spring.

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  • From 22

    He is correct 100%

    • From Janelle Simone

      Good news for everyone!

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22 21 hours ago / Caledon, Ontario

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/deschedule-marijuana-says-coalition-involving-aarp-labor-unions-and-naacp/

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Deschedule Marijuana, Says Coalition Involving AARP, Labor Unions And NAACP | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Moment

A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition. "Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components," reads one recommendation in ...

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  • From 22

    Super glad to see this happening

  • From Janelle Simone

    Amazing move., Hopefully the forces that be do the right thing

  • From Brianne Campbell

    This is great news!

JADEO 1 day ago / Toronto, Ontario

Canada’s trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year.

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  • From Janelle Simone

    No surprise here!

Janelle Simone 1 day ago / Scarborough, Ontario

There's been a lot of debate on the cap for retail licenses in Ontario. Some saying it's smart considering supply issues. Others saying that retailers should be given the opportunity to get licenses and make their own business decisions. What are your thoughts?

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  • From Janelle Simone

    It's tough, I get the argument that businesses should be allowed to get the license and make their own decisions regarding their future. However, I get the Government stance of the reality of the massive shortage of supply and what's the point of giving out a large number of licenses if we don't have the stock to fulfill them?

  • From Lindsay Le Blanc

    Definitely feeling shocked! 25 seems so few for so many consumers - we just had a rude awakening as to just how slow the process of legalization is going to be for it to fully bloom!

  • From Brianne Campbell

    100% - retailers should be able to get licenses and make their own decisions. If they've done their due diligence in securing a storefront, hiring staff, working with consultants on compliance and security, then they should be able to open a business.

Janelle Simone Holiday 1 day ago / Scarborough, Ontario

What's better at a Cannabis friendly Holiday party/dinner than games! Will def play some of these at my family gathering. https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/holidays/christmas-games-to-play-with-family

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7 Christmas Games to Play With the Whole Family

HGTV

You know what's worse than a Grinch? Post-Christmas-meal screen time. Everyone gathers around the fireplace to then immediately ignore everyone and scroll on their phones in silence. Bring the Christmas spirit back to your family and have an old-fashioned, no-screens game night.

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  • From Connor Christine

    So fun! My family always plays Christmas Bingo, I love it! This year I want to play the game where you all put on oven mitts and see who can unwrap their gift the fastest lol

    • From Brianne Campbell

      That sounds hilarious!!!

JADEO 1 day ago / Toronto, Ontario

Happy Monday! Remember, anything is possible. So dwell in possibility today and every day!

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Michael Joseph 1 day ago / Hamilton , Ontario

Recreational cannabis has openeded up more doors for people to opt in for the medical benefits. An outcome that was not anticipated, but, happy to see it happening. You cannot get rid of the medical value cannabis offers. https://nationalpost.com/cannabis/will-legal-recreational-weed-kill-off-the-medical-cannabis-market-experts-say-the-opposite-is-happening

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Will legal recreational weed kill off the medical cannabis market? Experts say the opposite is happening

National Post

As Canada edged ever closer this year to making it legal for any adult to buy marijuana, Dr. Hance Clarke noticed a surprising phenomenon. At his Toronto pain clinic, Clarke encountered more and more people eager for him to prescribe medical cannabis, though they could soon buy the drug without anyone's approval.

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  • From Janelle Simone

    That's amazing news. It really is a necessary market. Glad to see more people turning to it.

  • From 22

    Surprising BUT true!!

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22 1 day ago / Caledon, Ontario

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/trumps-new-white-house-chief-of-staff-supports-marijuana-reform/

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Trump's New White House Chief Of Staff Supports Marijuana Reform | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Moment

President Trump announced on Friday that Mick Mulvaney will serve as his acting White House chief of staff, a move that could bode extremely well for federal marijuana reform efforts in 2019. ....I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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  • From 22

    I have watched some of his interviews over the last months and was thoroughly impressed.
    He is more of a political guy but not politician.
    He runs the Federal Budget office in USA and doing a great job!!
    He is a common sense man nad has voted multiple times in support of Medical Rx Cannabis.

  • From Michael Joseph

    Fantastic, perhaps this is another step in the right direction towards national reform for medical cannabis. Thanks for sharing!

  • From Janelle Simone

    Great news, would love to see some changes on the federal level.