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Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 1 month ago / London, Ontario


Guide to trimming and pruning marijuana plants

Pruning and trimming are two essential skills when it comes to the upkeep of your cannabis plants. Once you get better at these skills you'll start to see their benefits. You'll get higher yield and and more potent buds from your plants.

For the full guide and more go to Cannabis.Wiki.

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Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 1 month ago / London, Ontario


Hydroponic vs organic weed, which is better?

What's the difference between organically grown and hydroponic cannabis? Hydro weed is grown using a water base within a hydroponic system, whereas organic weed is grown in soil or indoors. In order to decide which grow method you may want to use, you'll need to understand the differences between the two.

For the full article and more go to Cannabis.wiki.

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  • From 22

    Glad someone has finally addressed this....

  • From 22

    Excellent comments... did not know about the production volume differences...

Janelle Simone Education, Training and Events 2 months ago / Scarborough, Ontario

I had such an amazing time yesterday at "Auntie Mary's Pot" presented by Hill Insider. The event brought together women of colour all interested in one thing...cannabis. We discussed all things cannabis lifestyle, culture, and entrepreneurship.

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  • From BahaqueenM

    This is so cool. Glad to hear that events like this are actually happening.

Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 2 months ago / London, Ontario


Super soil recipe for growing marijuana

Cannabis super soil is the perfect medium for an organic growing setup. There is all kinds of natural ingredients within it that will help your plants grow and thrive. If you're wondering what super soil contains, it has a peat moss, compost and an aerating agent to start with, but holds some more complicated ingredients as well.


Check out the full recipe and more at Cannabis Wiki.

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Brianne Campbell Education, Training and Events 2 months ago / TORONTO, Ontario

We're here at the Independent Living AccessABLE Technology Expo in Ottawa! Come by, say hi, and try a chocolate bud from our friends over at Tasty Buds :)

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Brianne Campbell Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / TORONTO, Ontario

Here at Collision! Akon says if you want to open a cannabis business in Africa, “all you need is a plane ticket and a plan”. He went on to discuss the amount of red tape involved in running a business in North America.

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  • From Kenneth Joaquin

    This is so cool. Seeing artists and celebrities looking to break the stigma at a huge tech conference. So refreshing!

    • From Janelle Simone

      my thoughts exactly!

Xp1signature Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / Ontario

I will like to be a canabis business

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Best Books On How To Make It In The Green Rush

If you’re one of many flirting with the idea of starting a business in the cannabis industry, there are a few great books out there today to sink your teeth into. We rounded up a couple of the best guides to starting a cannabis company for JADEO members to use as an added resource in figuring out how they could break out into the green rush.

Breaking the Grass Ceiling

By Ashley Picillo & Lauren Devine

Ashley Picillo and Lauren Devine’s 2017 release provides a snapshot of the cannabis industry from the perspective of 21 women making it in “the green rush,” most of whom are working in Colorado. These female trailblazers reveal the difficulties of working in an unstable industry, sharing their “triumphs, heartaches, and words of wisdom derived from their incredibly diverse experiences within the legal cannabis industry. Representing the unique fields of cannabis consulting, technology, dispensary operations, human resources, cultivation, scientific research, law, infused products, policy, advocacy, and activism, these women have contributed years of pioneering efforts to the industry.”

For entrepreneurs considering opportunities in the cannabis industry, Breaking the Grass Ceiling offers personal insights on the ups and downs from leaders across a wide range of businesses. By featuring powerful, driven and courageous women who have been instrumental in paving the way into the cannabis industry, it can be an inspiring book for many, especially other women, who want to carve their own path to gold in the green rush.

Everything You Need to Start and Run a Successful Cannabis Business

By Javier Hasse

In Start Your Own Cannabis Business, Javier Hasse ( @JavierHasse) shares tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the cannabis industry. A cannabis legalization advocate who works as a cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter, Hasse teamed up with the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. to put together a very detailed how-to guide on getting a cannabis business off the ground in a variety of disciplines.

While the book caters more to Americans getting in the green rush, the book begins with a foreword by the well-known Canadian cannabis activist and advocate Jodie Emery. Some of the helpful guidance found in the book can be equally applicable to Canadian startups, including how to assemble a team of employees with insight from legal cannabis recruiting and dispensary training agencies; how to protect your assets in case something goes wrong with your business; how to estimate startup costs with the help of cannabis-experienced CPAs, and to put together a solid business plan with tips from cannabis lawyers.

An authority on the industry at large, Hasse has written more than 4,500 articles published on a variety of mass media outlets including Playboy, CNBC High Times, Leafly, Benzinga, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, MSN Money, Nasdaq, Morningstar, Microsoft, FOX Business to name a few. His book wonderfully presents a ton of useful information for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to build and grow a successful cannabis business.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Cannabis

By Michael Zaytsev

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own cannabis business, this book is less of a specific guide with instructions like Hasse’s and more like Tim Ferris’ interview series Tools of Titans, where what’s to be learned is through the anecdotes from others. Here, New York-based cannabis business coach Michael Zaytsev (@himikez) interviews 25 of the Cannabis industry's most successful leaders for their best entrepreneurship advice. Zaytsev is the founder and CEO of High NY, one of the largest cannabis meetup groups in the world, boasting 2500 members and growing. The book’s author has dedicated his own entrepreneurial career to “co-creating a consciousness evolution together with the world's greatest leaders.”

As New York awaits recreational cannabis, Zaytsev continues to build community by hosting the NYC Cannabis Film Festival annually through High NY. His book is a great way to learn about what groundwork a range of U.S. based entrepreneurs have built in the industry from their own words. Notable interviewees include Steve DeAngelo, author of The Cannabis Manifesto and CEO of Harborside Health Center and Cy Scott, Co-Founder of Leafly.

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Great list. I'm not looking to start a business in Cannabis, BUT I do find the premise of "Breaking the Grass Ceiling" very intriguing so I think this is one I'll be adding to my reading list!

  • From Avengergrl

    Thank you, always looking for reading material to download for the cottage. Quiet, nature and cannabis and brainfood.

JADEO Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} O'Cannabiz Toronto: Industry Expo Recap

Watch now as Janelle and the JADEO team explore the O'Cannabiz Expo in Toronto!


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JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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  • From Janelle Simone

    I had such an amazing time at O'Cannabiz!

  • From BahaqueenM

    So cool, I know this is a business conference but would you recommend for consumers to check it out?

    • From Brianne Campbell

      It's pretty business-focused, but I can see how consumers would have a great time too! They had great speakers like Montel Williams, a screening of Weed the People, and the Village People performed. It was also cool to see all the software, lighting, and general logistics that go into cannabis production!

      • From BahaqueenM

        thanks!

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BahaqueenM Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / Ontario

Just watched the "Grass is Greener" documentary on Netflix. Blew my mind really. I knew some of the topics mentioned, but got exposed to a lot of knowledge I wasn't privy too as far as marijuana's origin, influence and how laws are affecting certain populations. Have you seen it? Any other documentaries you recommend?

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Adding this to my watch list. There are a few others on Netflix and a few on Crave as well.

    • From EatSleepRun

      Yes! Lots of great cannabis documentaries on Crave!

    • From Xp1signature

      What if one is outside Canada

      • From Janelle Simone

        Depends on where you're located, to be honest. Netflix is available in different regions of the World and has a few documentaries so you may still be able to access that. Crave however is Canadian. I would look to any local/regional streaming services and search them to see if they have any of interest. Good luck!

  • From BahaqueenM

    Thanks guys! Will definitely explore.

Brianne Campbell Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / TORONTO, Ontario

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the Niagara Falls 420 Expo on Saturday! I had such a great time with the JADEO team making new friends and learning about new products in our cannabis community

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  • From Janelle Simone

    OMG - I need that "I'd hit that" t-shirt! lol I love it!

    • From Romes_416

      Yup lovin the shirt too

  • From EatSleepRun

    Haha! Such a great shirt

  • From Connor Christine

    What a great day, we met so many wonderful people!! Conferences used to make me very nervous, but since I started working in the cannabis space I no longer feel that way. The people within the cannabis community are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} The JADEO team visits the Niagara Falls 420 Expo

Janelle and Brianne check out some of the vendors at the Niagara Falls 420 Expo. Watch now for the recap!


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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Stay informed. Stay connected.
#WeAreJadeo


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  • From Janelle Simone

    Definitely was a fun expo. It was so great to see people from all walks of life which really reinforced the idea that the stereotypical face of cannabis is certainly changing!

  • From BahaqueenM

    I've never been to any of these types of events, this definitely made we want to check one out in the future.

Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 1 month ago / London, Ontario


Guide to trimming and pruning marijuana plants

Pruning and trimming are two essential skills when it comes to the upkeep of your cannabis plants. Once you get better at these skills you'll start to see their benefits. You'll get higher yield and and more potent buds from your plants.

For the full guide and more go to Cannabis.Wiki.

Related comments

Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 1 month ago / London, Ontario


Hydroponic vs organic weed, which is better?

What's the difference between organically grown and hydroponic cannabis? Hydro weed is grown using a water base within a hydroponic system, whereas organic weed is grown in soil or indoors. In order to decide which grow method you may want to use, you'll need to understand the differences between the two.

For the full article and more go to Cannabis.wiki.

Related comments

  • From 22

    Glad someone has finally addressed this....

  • From 22

    Excellent comments... did not know about the production volume differences...

Cannabis Wiki Strains & Growing 2 months ago / London, Ontario


Super soil recipe for growing marijuana

Cannabis super soil is the perfect medium for an organic growing setup. There is all kinds of natural ingredients within it that will help your plants grow and thrive. If you're wondering what super soil contains, it has a peat moss, compost and an aerating agent to start with, but holds some more complicated ingredients as well.


Check out the full recipe and more at Cannabis Wiki.

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Best Books On How To Make It In The Green Rush

If you’re one of many flirting with the idea of starting a business in the cannabis industry, there are a few great books out there today to sink your teeth into. We rounded up a couple of the best guides to starting a cannabis company for JADEO members to use as an added resource in figuring out how they could break out into the green rush.

Breaking the Grass Ceiling

By Ashley Picillo & Lauren Devine

Ashley Picillo and Lauren Devine’s 2017 release provides a snapshot of the cannabis industry from the perspective of 21 women making it in “the green rush,” most of whom are working in Colorado. These female trailblazers reveal the difficulties of working in an unstable industry, sharing their “triumphs, heartaches, and words of wisdom derived from their incredibly diverse experiences within the legal cannabis industry. Representing the unique fields of cannabis consulting, technology, dispensary operations, human resources, cultivation, scientific research, law, infused products, policy, advocacy, and activism, these women have contributed years of pioneering efforts to the industry.”

For entrepreneurs considering opportunities in the cannabis industry, Breaking the Grass Ceiling offers personal insights on the ups and downs from leaders across a wide range of businesses. By featuring powerful, driven and courageous women who have been instrumental in paving the way into the cannabis industry, it can be an inspiring book for many, especially other women, who want to carve their own path to gold in the green rush.

Everything You Need to Start and Run a Successful Cannabis Business

By Javier Hasse

In Start Your Own Cannabis Business, Javier Hasse ( @JavierHasse) shares tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the cannabis industry. A cannabis legalization advocate who works as a cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter, Hasse teamed up with the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. to put together a very detailed how-to guide on getting a cannabis business off the ground in a variety of disciplines.

While the book caters more to Americans getting in the green rush, the book begins with a foreword by the well-known Canadian cannabis activist and advocate Jodie Emery. Some of the helpful guidance found in the book can be equally applicable to Canadian startups, including how to assemble a team of employees with insight from legal cannabis recruiting and dispensary training agencies; how to protect your assets in case something goes wrong with your business; how to estimate startup costs with the help of cannabis-experienced CPAs, and to put together a solid business plan with tips from cannabis lawyers.

An authority on the industry at large, Hasse has written more than 4,500 articles published on a variety of mass media outlets including Playboy, CNBC High Times, Leafly, Benzinga, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, MSN Money, Nasdaq, Morningstar, Microsoft, FOX Business to name a few. His book wonderfully presents a ton of useful information for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to build and grow a successful cannabis business.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Cannabis

By Michael Zaytsev

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own cannabis business, this book is less of a specific guide with instructions like Hasse’s and more like Tim Ferris’ interview series Tools of Titans, where what’s to be learned is through the anecdotes from others. Here, New York-based cannabis business coach Michael Zaytsev (@himikez) interviews 25 of the Cannabis industry's most successful leaders for their best entrepreneurship advice. Zaytsev is the founder and CEO of High NY, one of the largest cannabis meetup groups in the world, boasting 2500 members and growing. The book’s author has dedicated his own entrepreneurial career to “co-creating a consciousness evolution together with the world's greatest leaders.”

As New York awaits recreational cannabis, Zaytsev continues to build community by hosting the NYC Cannabis Film Festival annually through High NY. His book is a great way to learn about what groundwork a range of U.S. based entrepreneurs have built in the industry from their own words. Notable interviewees include Steve DeAngelo, author of The Cannabis Manifesto and CEO of Harborside Health Center and Cy Scott, Co-Founder of Leafly.

Related comments

  • From Janelle Simone

    Great list. I'm not looking to start a business in Cannabis, BUT I do find the premise of "Breaking the Grass Ceiling" very intriguing so I think this is one I'll be adding to my reading list!

  • From Avengergrl

    Thank you, always looking for reading material to download for the cottage. Quiet, nature and cannabis and brainfood.

JADEO Education, Training and Events 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} O'Cannabiz Toronto: Industry Expo Recap

Watch now as Janelle and the JADEO team explore the O'Cannabiz Expo in Toronto!


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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Stay informed. Stay connected.
#WeAreJadeo


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  • From Janelle Simone

    I had such an amazing time at O'Cannabiz!

  • From BahaqueenM

    So cool, I know this is a business conference but would you recommend for consumers to check it out?

    • From Brianne Campbell

      It's pretty business-focused, but I can see how consumers would have a great time too! They had great speakers like Montel Williams, a screening of Weed the People, and the Village People performed. It was also cool to see all the software, lighting, and general logistics that go into cannabis production!

      • From BahaqueenM

        thanks!

  • From 22

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} The JADEO team visits the Niagara Falls 420 Expo

Janelle and Brianne check out some of the vendors at the Niagara Falls 420 Expo. Watch now for the recap!


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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Stay informed. Stay connected.
#WeAreJadeo


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  • From Janelle Simone

    Definitely was a fun expo. It was so great to see people from all walks of life which really reinforced the idea that the stereotypical face of cannabis is certainly changing!

  • From BahaqueenM

    I've never been to any of these types of events, this definitely made we want to check one out in the future.

JADEO Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Top Events For Your 4/20 Pleasure

This 4/20 is unlike any other before it. It’s the first with recreational cannabis being legal nationwide (Canada). As you can imagine, there are going to be a plethora of fun-filled festivities to celebrate the momentous occasion. We’ve rounded up our fave picks of local 4/20 events happening in your neighbourhood.

TORONTO

HotBox 4/20 Block Party - This annual event hosted by the HotBox in Toronto’s famous Kensington Market is BYOW (Bring Your Own Weed) and boasts a legal “POTio”. This is event is free, and you can expect a variety of live music, DJ’s, contests and giveaways.

SMOKED presents: The 420 Ball - A night where cannabis and ballroom collide. Dance the night away or perhaps part take in some of the fun and appropriately themed contests planned for guests. Either way, you’re sure to be a winner!

420 Comedy Festival - Name a better combo than cannabis and comedy. With four venues and tonnes of comedians this comedy festival featuring stand-up and improv performances is sure to inspire a few chuckles.

Cannabis Cooking Co. 4/20 Edition - Famous for their yummy infused cooking classes the Cannabis Cooking Co. will be celebrating the wonderful occasion in equally delicious style. Offering 3 fun-filled classes on 4/20, where you’ll learn to craft 2 edible cannabis treats.

NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls 420 Expo - If you’re looking to learn, network and grow this 4/20, this is definitely the event for you. The expo will feature 20,000 square feet of all things cannabis, including; exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more. North America's largest celebration of all things cannabis.

P.S. JADEO will be there, so be sure to stop by our booth and say Hi!

VANCOUVER

420 Vancouver - The World’s longest running 420 event, now In its 25th year will surely draw a large crowd. Happening at Sunset Beach Park, it is expected to be Vancouver’s largest 4/20 celebration. You can also expect a variety of vendors, good vibes and exciting live performances by entertainers including the ever popular Cypress Hill.

420 Yoga - Take your 4/20 to a higher level by combining the conscious vibes of yoga and cannabis together. No joints allowed as smoking prohibited, but vapes will be on hand and shared amongst the class.

EDMONTON

Edmonton Cannabis Dinner Club Presents: Trip to Mercury - A night of adventure including a premium bus tour that features 6 guided stops, 3 of which are food stops and the other 3 being described as Edmonton’s biggest hidden gems.

Buds and Blooms 420 Industry Party - Eat, smoke, and mix it up with the who’s who of cannabis. The event also promises live music, welcome cocktails, food stations, and designated consumption areas for your enjoyment.

SASKATOON

Prairie Canna Presents K-0S and Friends- This event fuses hip-hop and cannabis culture into a musical night filled with nothing but fun that you will be sure to remember.

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} Kingston's Newest Cannabis Shop!

Brianne and Janelle check out Kingston's newest store. Fire and Flower is officially open in Kingston, Ontario.

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JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

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  • From Brianne Campbell

    Such a cool store! Kingston is amazing.

JADEO Education, Training and Events 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Say I doobie: A Couple's Cannabis Guide to Weddings

We know planning weddings can be a long labour of love, with many intricate details to consider and costs to be had. In the spirit of cannabis legalization and the month of love, we wanted to take a deeper look at what sorts of wedding trends are being spotted across Canada and the legal U.S. states, so our JADEO love birds can plan a canna-wedding of their own.

Wedding Expos

While Canada is ahead of most of the world with its national legalization of cannabis, our friends south of the border have trail blazed a new trend of cannabis weddings, giving us a taste of what’s ahead in the Canadian landscape. Hosted in legal states like California, Nevada, and Colorado, the U.S. based Cannabis Wedding Expo explains it’s goal is to be “a fun and educational opportunity for couples and canna-businesses to come together and learn about how to safely and intelligently bring cannabis into their special day in classy ways.”

Voted the #1 cannabis event to attend by Herb in 2017, the expo was created in response to tightly restricted conventional wedding expos that either wouldn’t permit the canna-florist founder to participate, or tried to charge her double to attend. She became determined to connect her offering with a public hungry for cannabis-themed wedding vendors and founded her own expo. A variety of industry professionals come together at these events to display offerings - with every business imaginable, from 420 wedding planners to budtender services.

My 420 Tours is an example of one of the Denver-based companies you’ll find at the expo, offering cannabis wedding planning - covering many considerations from bridal and bachelor events, multiple-course rehearsal dinners with cannabis pairings, and cannabis friendly venues. Here in Canada, Mary J Brides is hosting a Canadian Cannabis Wedding Expo, scheduled to take place in Calgary on March 16 at Hotel Clique.

Upcoming U.S. shows:

Denver - March 3rd, 2019

Las Vegas - March 24th, 2019

More at: https://www.cannabisweddingexp...

Upcoming Canadian Show:

Calgary Expo - March 16th, 2019

More at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ca...

Canna-wedding Considerations

If you can’t make one of the upcoming U.S. expos, several web-based services such as Love and MariJ and CannaBride feature cannabis-themed vendors and service providers. You can also surf Etsy and Pinterest for a plethora of emerging canna-inspired touches to your special day. Here are a few that caught our eye:

Smokable Bouquets and Boutonnieres

The emergence of cannabis boutonnieres shows that tiny buds can make a big statement, as shown here on as a groomsman has one pinned to his label.

Cannabis Floral Arrangements and Decor

Companies like Flowers on Flowers in California have capitalized on the canna wedding trend by creating elaborate flower displays with cannabis leaves and buds, offering bud studded flower crowns and other wearable cannabis flowers.

Ceremony

Some couples are replacing the traditional champagne toast with a ceremonial first toke, or vape. While some guests might be taken aback, many canna-brides and grooms feel that their passion for the plant begs a twist on the clink of champagne glasses and replace bubbles with puffs of vapour or smoke.

Canna-bars

Also known as bud bars, the traditional set up for tables that would typically showcase confectionaries or offer up refreshments, are reimagined at canna-weddings and replaced with a showcase of strains and smoking devices, like pipes, bongs, or a joint-rolling station. Some even offer up a joint-rolling concierge.

Budtenders

As you plan your canna-bar, you’ll need to consider who will be serving up flowers. In the U.S. we’ve seen many bow tie-clad “budtenders” working “open bud” bars, who can advise on cannabis strains, assist with ways of intake or offer up their knowledge about the strains and effects.

Place settings

Not to be overlooked in the art of creating a chic, cannabis-infused event is place settings. It’s the first impression guests get of their meals, which in some canna-weddings include infused foods.

What about a canna-touch to finding your table? At one iconic Colorado wedding, the guest retrieved their place settings on individually potted cannabis plant clones in little terra cotta pots with their name and table.

Infused foods

While the cannabis wedding expo says that moderation is emphasized throughout the show, it is vital to provide guests with cautionary messages around consumption if edibles are going to be incorporated into your meal. Cannabis pairing with meals and drinks add a certain sophistication which can also be a consideration for dress rehearsal dinners.

Bombonieres and Gift Bags

Apart from the canna-inspired event, you can leave a lasting impression on your guests with takeaways that include unique touches. Pre-rolled joints have set the stage as a Bomboniere in the U.S. canna-wedding scene, but post-legalized Canada is sure to include new imagined gifts.

Planning a canna-wedding of your own? Share your unique discoveries with our members on JADEO.co

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  • From Janelle Simone

    This is actually pretty cool. I didn't even know a lot of these options existed. Makes you rethink events in general.

  • From Connor Christine

    OK! How cool- I wonder if having budtenders at weddings will become a thing/how long it will take to normalize it. Open bar at weddings is very common (with alcohol).. Imagine attending a wedding that had a budtender outside in the garden? What a nice alternative for those that don't drink.

JADEO Education, Training and Events 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Buzz: Edition 13- Feb 26th

Hamilton, Ontario to Welcome High Tide

Alberta-based cannabis retailer High Tide announced last week that they have signed a letter of intent to assist a 2nd cannabis retail lottery winner. High Tide did not disclose the lottery winner but shared their plans to open a legal recreational cannabis store at a potential location in Hamilton.

Couche-Tard coming to Ontario in Partnership with Canopy Growth

Two Canadian industry giants are partnering up in a move that could shake up the Canadian pot retail industry. Canopy Growth is teaming up with Quebec retail giant Alimentation Couche-Tard to form a multi-year strategic partnership involving a new cannabis outlet set to open in London, Ont. Couche-Tard told Bloomberg news that the company intends to pursue cannabis store licenses across Canada when they become available. Those future stores may include Canopy Growth’s Tweed brand, but the company may also consider its own in-house stores, the spokesperson said.

Will it be Worth the Wait for Tasteless Cannabis Edibles?

If you are one of those who has enjoyed cannabis edibles, perhaps on the black market or in the U.S., the incoming wave of legal chewables and drinks may leave taste buds much to be desired. Many are abuzz about Canada’s proposed edible pot regulations, which could result in tasteless products wrapped in wasteful packaging. It could also shut out medical patients and fuel a continued black market which has not gone away in the early days of legalization. For now, much remains to be determined. Health Canada wrapped up public feedback on Wednesday for its draft regulations to minimize public health and safety risks posed by cannabis edibles, extracts, and topical products.

Meanwhile, Canopy Prepares Chocolates, Drinks, Vapes, and more

Despite potential imposed restrictions, Canopy Growth CEO says his company has big plans for their edibles and vape pen rollout. Bruce Linton told reporters that they are gearing up to release a wide range of cannabis-infused edibles and beverages when they become legal later this year, in a variety of offerings including non-caffeinated chocolate, five different kinds of beverages, and vape pens with new cartridge technology once Health Canada formally legalizes them. To prepare for anticipated demand, Canopy has secured several supply deals with MediPharm Labs and Valens GroWorks to obtain large amounts of cannabis oil, the critical ingredient needed to create edibles and vape pens.

Tilray buys hemp-food maker Manitoba Harvest for $419M

Tilray is acquiring the parent company of hemp-food maker Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million in a cash-and-stock deal as the Nanaimo, B.C.-based cannabis producer accelerates its entry into the North American CBD market. The deal will give Tilray ownership of a high-profile brand and one of the biggest hemp-food makers in the world while doubling down on its investment on the fast-moving U.S. CBD market. It also gives Tilray access to Manitoba Harvest’s retail network of 16,000 stores across North America that includes Costco, Amazon, and Wal-Mart.

Emerald Health’s Montreal Production Facility to Create 140 Jobs

Emerald Health Therapeutics says its’ expanded cannabis production facility is poised to create 140 jobs in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Eustache. The B.C. based company says it is nearing completion of a C$100 million upgrade to an indoor grow site. The production facility is set to include 23 growing rooms sprouting 200 strains of cannabis. The 140 jobs include planting, harvesting and packaging roles, as well as lab technicians, research and development scientists, and executive positions.

Aurora Moves Forward on Polaris Facility

Aurora Cannabis announced an update to its new facility expansion at the Edmonton International Airport. Aurora Polaris will be the company's production hub for higher-margin cannabis products such as edibles and other ingestibles. Construction of the facility is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

South Korea Medical Cannabis Law to go into effect in March

A groundbreaking law legalizing medical cannabis in South Korea that takes effect March 12 will pave the way for the first import of certain THC- and CBD-based medications. Although approved products will remain tightly restricted, the new law marks a significant milestone in the global industry and a turning point in how the drug is perceived in traditionally conservative societies.

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The Buzz: Edition 12- Feb 19th

Kingston Dispensary’s “experiential hub” could make them Ahead by a Century

The Tragically Hip-backed cannabis producer, Up Cannabis plans to have an “experiential hub” inside one of Ontario’s first legal recreational weed stores located in the band’s hometown of Kingston. The cannabis company says its “store within a store” will be in a shop operated by Spirit Leaf Inc., which has signed an agreement with one of the lottery winners selected to apply for the initial 25 retail licenses in Ontario. The retailer already has Spirit Leaf stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan and plans to open its first Ontario location in the heart of Kingston on April 1, when private cannabis retail shops are set to open across the province.

Stats Canada reports 15% of Canadians have used cannabis since Legalization

Despite being legal in Canada for nearly four months, cannabis usage among Canadians doesn't seem to have much changed, according to Statistics Canada. Figures released this week from Canada’s national statistics agency show about 4.6 million people, or 15 percent of Canadians over age 15 reported using cannabis in the last three months. Statistics Canada expects nearly one in every five Canadians, or 19 percent, to use cannabis in the next three months.

Black Market will control 71% of Cannabis Sales in 2019

Recent research from Scotiabank analysts estimates that the black market will control 71% of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. They note that the lack of consistent supply in legal cannabis shops across the country has been a major market stimulator for the black market – which is not plagued by the same regulatory restrictions, taxes and licensing fees as the legal industry, and can, therefore, offer consumers a more consistent supply at a considerably cheaper price.

West Coast Rec Brand Choom takes a stake in Ontario Retail Store

Vancouver based Rec Brand Choom has entered into a letter of intent agreement with one of the 25 Cannabis Retail lottery winners to open a location in Ontario. Chris Bogart, President, and CEO of Choom explains their excitement: "Being able to get an early start to establish Choom's presence in the private retail market in Ontario through an agreement with a lottery winner is a remarkable milestone for Choom. We are thrilled that the lottery winner chose Choom to help them successfully open and operate a retail cannabis store in Ontario."

Legal Cannabis Sales Top $6 Billion in Colorado

By the end of 2018, Colorado’s legal cannabis market hit US$6 billion in combined recreational and medical sales since the adult-use market launched on New Year’s Day in 2014. Since 2016, however, recreational sales have continued to climb, while medical sales have taken a serious dip. In 2018, there was a 6.5% drop in medical cannabis sales, as sales decreased from US$445 million to US$416 million. Recreational cannabis, meanwhile in 2018, saw an 11% increase from 2017 to 2018, from just over US$1 billion to US$1.2 billion.

EU votes to Advance Medical Cannabis

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to move a resolution that would help advance medical cannabis forward within its 28 member states to address barriers to medical studies, identify research priorities and improve access to cannabis-based medicines, according to Marijuana Moment. The vote is more of a symbolic development that could usher in new funding and research at the EU level to develop regulatory and research models for medical cannabis. The vote comes on the heels of reports the World Health Organization will look to recommend striking it from its list of drugs it deems the most dangerous.

CBD oil Setback in Europe

Europe’s booming CBD market is at risk of going bust after food officials recategorized cannabidiol as a novel food, effectively outlawing its sale across the union. The European Food Safety Authority said the substance must undergo further testing before it is approved, a process which could take two years. The EU Novel Food catalog now lists CBD as an unauthorized Novel Food, stating: “Cannabis sativa, extracts of cannabis sativa, and derived products containing cannabinoids are considered novel foods as a history of consumption has not been demonstrated. This applies to both the extracts themselves and any products to which they are added as an ingredient.

Khiron announces $25 million deal

Khiron Life Sciences announced Wednesday that it has entered into a $25 million bought deal financing with Canaccord Genuity Corp. and BMO Capital Markets as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners. The deal marks the first non-Canadian cannabis deal that a Schedule 1 bank has been involved with. Khiron’s core operations are in Colombia and is fully licensed to export medical-grade cannabis internationally.

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  • From Brianne Campbell

    Wow! Interesting to see that Health Canada expects such a big increase in cannabis consumers. I wonder why they’re predicting that jump!

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The Buzz: Edition 11- Feb 12th

AGCO Disqualifies Ontario Lottery Winner

Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission has disqualified one of the winners of the lottery it held to apply for cannabis retail licenses. The winner, Gary Hatt, had his license revoked after breaking a rule that prohibits someone from changing the name of the person on an application or the corporate structure of the company operating the store. The commission had selected 25 winners through the lottery process last month, but will now be offering up a license to a waitlisted winner.

Coming Soon to a Town Near You… or Not

CTV published an article last week revealing cities and addresses for the first 3 cannabis retail stores in Ontario. The Toronto shop would be located in the city's Yorkville neighbourhood at 20 Cumberland St., the Brampton store would be located at 186 Main St., near a city mall, and the St. Catharines store would open at 33 Lakeshore Rd. If these locales are not near you, cross fingers that one of the remaining 22 store locations will be nearer to home. JADEO readers can find updates on store locations as the countdown to April 1st rolls on.

Shoppers Drug Market to sell Zenabis Medical Products

While previously only associated with LP Canopy Growth, Shoppers Drug Mart is now expanding their supply agreements and has announced Zenabis as a new supplier. Both companies expect to be able to start selling within a month but are still waiting to hear about an inspection date before Zenabis will be able to supply Shoppers with its products.

LP Zenabis will supply Shoppers Drug Mart with dried cannabis buds and eventually cannabis oil and other products to sell online. Growing in Atholville, New Brunswick, this new deal with Shoppers drug mart will require Zenabis to expand its current workforce of 400 to 2,500.

Aurora Makes First Export to the UK

Aurora Cannabis reached a major milestone on the global medical cannabis front this week by completing its first commercial export of cannabis oil to the United Kingdom. The UK’s new legal cannabis framework came into effect on November 1, 2018, however, it wasn’t until this past week that the first Canadian grown cannabis was sold and dispensed in the UK. Specialist doctors in the UK can legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines when they agree that their patients could benefit from this treatment.

Chief Global Business Development Officer, Neil Belot explains: "Being one of the first Canadian companies to commercially supply cannabis-based medicines into the UK under the new legal framework reflects Aurora's ability to do business in international markets that have complex and evolving regulatory systems. Aurora continues to grow its international footprint, which now includes the UK, a country with a population of approximately 66 million people. Regardless of the barriers, we may be faced with, we are focused on helping patients around the world get access to the medicine they need."

Dr. Shane Morris, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs added, "We are thrilled to have successfully navigated the complexities of the UK's new regulatory framework to be able to supply high quality, pharmaceutical grade cannabis-based medicines into the UK from one of our EU-GMP certified facilities in Canada."

NYC Health Department Bans CBD Food & Drink

The New York City Health Department has announced a ban and resulting crackdown on CBD-infused foods and beverages throughout the city. This decision has left many entrepreneurs worried and confused about the state of CBD regulations in the city.

In the statement they describe how: “Restaurants in New York City are not permitted to add anything to food or drink that is not approved as safe to eat,” the statement read. “The Health Department takes seriously its responsibility to protect New Yorkers’ health. Until cannabidiol (CBD) is deemed safe as a food additive, the Department is ordering restaurants not to offer products containing CBD.”

Adding Cannabis to Your Company’s Name isn’t the Wisest Idea

Bloomberg reported that of the eleven Canadian penny stocks that added “cannabis” to their name, the companies’ shares dropped an average of 30% through Feb. 2, and the only one – Trulieve Cannabis Corp. – rose through yesterday’s close. Prior to the name change, more than half of these penny stocks were involved in the precious metals business.

Fire & Flower Retail Chain to Go Public

Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower will begin trading on the TSX Venture on or around February 19 under the “FAF” symbol. Fire & Flower, which operates nine cannabis retailers across Canada, also provided details of its two upcoming Ontario locations in a regulatory filing.

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    I have heard the rules of successful admission to the next are very onerous;; and i guess they should be all things considered

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