No surprise here! The idea of eliminating the black market is laughable when some provinces have little to no supply and/or distribution issues. After all, it took me a month to get a 3g delivery. https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/commodities-business-pmn/agriculture-commodities-business-pmn/one-month-after-legalization-illicit-cannabis-shops-doing-brisk-business
#TGIF - Are we the only ones that are happy it's Friday?
Excited that hundreds of Cannabis Industry professionals are together this week in Las Vegas for the MJBizCon. There's no doubt the results of the midterm elections and Canada's recent legalization are going to determine key conversations and decisions at the conference.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the JADEO team members working hard to make the site better for YOU! :). Be sure to use the blue feedback button if you are having any troubles, or you see something you think is awesome! Happy Friday JADEO family
Reports are saying legalization hasn't affected impaired driving in Canada, but there have been more charges around open/accessible cannabis. While it varies from province to province, cannabis typically must be in closed packaging and out of reach of the driver.
Ontario Government Announces Strict Regulations for the Licensing and Operation of Private Cannabis Stores
November 14, 2018 5:30 P.M. From The Ministry of the Attorney General
Tightly-regulated private cannabis retail store system will protect children and combat the illegal market
Today, Ontario's Government for the People implemented the latest phase of its planned response to the federal government's legalization of cannabis by passing strict new regulations to protect children and youth, keep communities and roads safe and combat the illegal market.
The result of widespread consultations with the people of Ontario, these regulations provide clarity for a private recreational cannabis store system that will begin April 1, 2019 under the close oversight of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
The regulations establish a minimum distance of 150 metres (approximately 500 feet) between cannabis retail stores and schools, including private and federally-funded First Nation schools off-reserve. This distance buffer will help protect students and keep communities safe, while other regulations will combat the influence and participation of organized crime in the legal licensed framework.
"The purpose of these regulations is to keep kids safe and to ensure all people operating in this tightly-regulated retail system behave with integrity, honesty, and in the public interest," said Attorney General Caroline Mulroney. "The application process for private cannabis retail store licences will begin on December 17, 2018, and we will be ready with laws and regulations to protect Ontario's youth and to combat the criminal market in response to the federal government's legalization of cannabis."
Other new strict regulations established by the Ontario Government include:
- Retailers will not be permitted to allow anyone under the age of 19 to enter their stores. This approach and other regulations were developed to address the risk of youth exposure to the cannabis retail market.
- Specific instances in which applicants will be denied a licence, including cannabis-related criminal offences. Notably, illegal cannabis retailers who were operating after October 17, 2018 are not eligible for Ontario cannabis sales licenses.
- A prohibition on the issuance of a licence to any individual or organization who has an association with organized crime.
- Requirement that individuals or entities applying for an operator licence demonstrate their tax compliance status to show that they are in good standing with the government.
- A requirement for all private recreational cannabis retail storefronts to be stand-alone stores only.
- Individuals with a store authorization, cannabis retail managers and all retail employees will be required to complete the approved training to ensure that any individual who works in the cannabis retail market is trained in the responsible sale of cannabis.
- The government has consulted with municipalities, Indigenous communities, law enforcement, public health advocates, businesses and consumer groups, as well as representatives from other provinces to create these new regulations.
- The private retail store model will be tightly-regulated and strictly enforced by the AGCO, establishing a zero-tolerance approach for any retailer who provides cannabis to anyone under the age of 19.
- It is anticipated that the AGCO will begin accepting applications on December 17, 2018 and private retailing of cannabis will begin on April 1, 2019.
- The government has committed to providing $40 million over two years to help municipalities with the implementation costs of recreational cannabis legalization.
- Private retail recreational cannabis stores will be permitted to open between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on any day. These operating hours are consistent with on-site retail stores for alcohol and will provide retailers with the flexibility to respond to local market conditions and consumer demands.
- A market concentration limit of 75 stores per operator has been set to prevent a high degree of market consolidation, promote opportunities for small businesses and promote investment in the cannabis retail sector.
An Angus Reid Institute poll suggests three-quarters of Canadians believe the minimum age to purchase and consume cannabis should be raised.While just over one in four people (27 per cent) say that 18 is the right age, 73 per cent said it should be higher.
#TBT Throwing it all the way back to our yummy poutine bar at our Legalization Party on October 17th, 2018.
Wow!! As of today 10 States now have legalized recreational cannabis with 33 legalizing medical marijuana.
My Blue Dream
I by no means consider myself I canna-connoisseur I'm experimenting like any other canna-curious individual out there. However, the one piece of advice that I have taken to heart is to explore the various strains and the effect they have on me personally (as strains can affect each individual differently).
Thus far, I've had the pleasure of trying out "Girl Scout Cookies", "Sour Diesel", and most recently "Blue Dream"
Every strain has its time and place, but I have to admit that "Blue Dream" has been my favourite thus far. Blue Dream is said to be a Sativa dominant hybrid. After vaping it I experienced an unreal amount of focus for a few hours. I was focused in a way I have rarely experienced in my life...LASER FOCUS. I also found it really got my creative juices flowing. I am admittedly a natural creative, but again it had me in this zone of extreme creativity that I rarely experience. Overall, I felt relaxed, calm and extremely productive.
To be fair, I'll also share a quick review of my experience with other two strains mentioned earlier. Sour Diesel (a sativa) I would say is my second favourite. It made me feel relaxed yet, energized at the same time and was an overall good feeling.I found it was great for daytime use when I need to be alert. While Girl Scout Cookie (Indica dominant Hybrid) left me feeling quite relaxed, and often made me sleepy. I generally would use this shortly before bed.
What strains have you used? How did they make you feel?