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JADEO Events and Education 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


Join NICHE Canada In Vancouver And Explore The Cannabis Act Regulatory Framework

NICHE has been hosting a series of forums across Canada that are focused on providing people with meaningful and practical information about legalization, and how people can adapt to the changes and succeed in this new environment.

Because, let’s face it - the changes are complicated, and in some cases, still being rolled out. These forums target the needs of communities and are an opportunity to bring together experts from a variety of sectors, including government, work safety, health care, education, legal and the cannabis industry for a robust conversation about the impacts of legalization and what to expect moving forward.

On November 27, NICHE and Cannabis Wise are hosting the next ‘Cannabis & Our Community’ event in Vancouver. The conference will explore the current regulatory framework, address issues around community health and safety, and highlight how businesses and communities can capitalize on the opportunities available in the region.

We’re pleased that Health Canada is one of the organizations speaking at the forum to provide an update and answer questions on the current regulatory framework and discuss what’s in store for 2019.

Representatives from the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver will also be speaking at the event to provide insights on the local and provincial landscape. From new retail stores and land use planning, to unlicensed dispensaries, what happens at the local level has a big impact on the national regime.

There is still a great deal of uncertainty across our country. Our goal is to engage people in a format that they are comfortable with and bridge the cannabis knowledge gap by advancing education and awareness about the industry.

It is particularly important to create constructive dialogue with those who have not been part of the cannabis conversation. Communication and collaboration will not only build bridges within the industry and help ensure the successful implementation of a legalized cannabis regime, it’s the only way to break down the walls of stigmatization.

Join us in Vancouver this month for an important dialogue about cannabis and a unique opportunity to meet those who are shaping the future of the industry.

Event Details:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9 am - 4:30 pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Get your tickets here!

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    This will be such an informative and awesome experience!

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22 2 months ago / Caledon, Ontario

https://420intel.com/articles/2018/10/30/eruption-unlicensed-cannabis-dispensaries-la-problem-citys-own-making Great article explains the importance of policy and politics and the importance of 2007

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The eruption of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in L.A. is a problem of the city's own making

420 Intel

Despite owning one of the largest cannabis markets in the world, Los Angeles officials were ill-prepared for the legalization of recreational marijuana earlier this year. As a result, unlicensed dispensaries have been popping up throughout the city at a rapid clip, and now dwarf their licensed counterparts in number.

https://420intel.com/articles/2018/10/30/eruption-unlic...

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JADEO In the Workplace 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Can Cannabis Get Your Creative Juices Flowing?

Debates on the possible effect of cannabis consumption on creative thinking has been going on for ages. Perhaps you've heard a friend, musician, or poet claim to get inspired to compose more content when under the influence of cannabis. Is that really possible? Scientific studies appear to provide an answer as explained in this article.

What is the Relationship Between Cannabis Consumption and Creative Thinking?

According to a British study featured in the Consciousness and Cognition Journal, using cannabis can boost your ability to think creatively. Researchers reached that conclusion by comparing the effects of cannabis consumption in two groups: highly creative people and individuals with low creativity levels.

After consuming cannabis, the low-creativity individuals improved their creativity. The substance helped boost their mental ability to produce the right words quickly. According to the study, the ability to speak fluently using the right words can measure creativity to some degree.

However, the already creative individuals in the study did not show significant improvement after using cannabis. So, if you're a creative person, cannabis for creativity may not help you.

How Does Cannabis Increase Creativity?

It appears that cannabis cranks up creativity by boosting dopamine levels in the brain, according to the Psychedelic Times. Typically, the cannabis plant has components that can affect the mind and others that can't. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabis ingredient capable of impacting mental processes. It is responsible for raising dopamine levels in the brain. Consequently, it triggers motivating and creative effects.

What are the Benefits of Using Cannabis for Creativity?

According to the Consciousness and Cognition journal article, writer's block is one of the several issues that require prescription cannabis in some North American states. As such, using cannabis to release creative juices can help an individual with a career in the creative arts, including music and writing.

Are There Some Risks Associated With Cannabis Consumption for Creativity?

Studies show that acute cannabis consumption can cause undesirable psychological effects, such as:

  • Schizotypy: Abnormal visions or experiences of the mind, for example, hallucinations. Other indicators of the mental problem include disorganized thought patterns and introverted behaviour.
  • Psychosis: Chronic marijuana consumption may trigger a severe mental condition associated with critically impaired emotions and thoughts and complete loss of contact with external reality.
  • Creativity impairment: According to Psychopharmacology Journal's research, consuming high doses of THC can inhibit an individual's creativity. In the study, candidates who inhaled 22 mg THC in vaporized form performed poorly in creativity tests. In contrast, individuals who consumed 5.5 mg THC did well in divergent thinking tasks.

In conclusion, credible studies suggest that cannabis consumption can increase creativity to an extent. However, high doses of THC may have the reverse psychological effect. 


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.
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JADEO Events and Education 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

Not bad at all fellas and gaalsl. Thanks.

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Police Officers in Canada Will Only Be Able to Smoke Marijuana in These Four Cities

Thomas MacDonald

This will be a sight to see. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is only days away. But still the federal, provincial, and municipal governments are scrambling to prepare a new legal code that will immediately come into force on October 17th. Perhaps most concerning to Canadian cannabis enthusiasts is the pathwork of regulations that is emerging across the country. - Read the entire article at MTL Blog.

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Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria

Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Dire

NORML chapters around the country are working to protect honest, hardworking marijuana consumers from discriminatory workplace drug-testing practices, in particular, the use of random suspicionless urine testing. By embracing a new strategy that emphasizes the importance of impairment detection and workplace safety, we can reframe the conversation to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that’s free of impairment.  

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JADEO Events and Education 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


Join NICHE Canada In Vancouver And Explore The Cannabis Act Regulatory Framework

NICHE has been hosting a series of forums across Canada that are focused on providing people with meaningful and practical information about legalization, and how people can adapt to the changes and succeed in this new environment.

Because, let’s face it - the changes are complicated, and in some cases, still being rolled out. These forums target the needs of communities and are an opportunity to bring together experts from a variety of sectors, including government, work safety, health care, education, legal and the cannabis industry for a robust conversation about the impacts of legalization and what to expect moving forward.

On November 27, NICHE and Cannabis Wise are hosting the next ‘Cannabis & Our Community’ event in Vancouver. The conference will explore the current regulatory framework, address issues around community health and safety, and highlight how businesses and communities can capitalize on the opportunities available in the region.

We’re pleased that Health Canada is one of the organizations speaking at the forum to provide an update and answer questions on the current regulatory framework and discuss what’s in store for 2019.

Representatives from the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver will also be speaking at the event to provide insights on the local and provincial landscape. From new retail stores and land use planning, to unlicensed dispensaries, what happens at the local level has a big impact on the national regime.

There is still a great deal of uncertainty across our country. Our goal is to engage people in a format that they are comfortable with and bridge the cannabis knowledge gap by advancing education and awareness about the industry.

It is particularly important to create constructive dialogue with those who have not been part of the cannabis conversation. Communication and collaboration will not only build bridges within the industry and help ensure the successful implementation of a legalized cannabis regime, it’s the only way to break down the walls of stigmatization.

Join us in Vancouver this month for an important dialogue about cannabis and a unique opportunity to meet those who are shaping the future of the industry.

Event Details:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9 am - 4:30 pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Get your tickets here!

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  • From 420710

    This will be such an informative and awesome experience!

JADEO In the Workplace 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Can Cannabis Get Your Creative Juices Flowing?

Debates on the possible effect of cannabis consumption on creative thinking has been going on for ages. Perhaps you've heard a friend, musician, or poet claim to get inspired to compose more content when under the influence of cannabis. Is that really possible? Scientific studies appear to provide an answer as explained in this article.

What is the Relationship Between Cannabis Consumption and Creative Thinking?

According to a British study featured in the Consciousness and Cognition Journal, using cannabis can boost your ability to think creatively. Researchers reached that conclusion by comparing the effects of cannabis consumption in two groups: highly creative people and individuals with low creativity levels.

After consuming cannabis, the low-creativity individuals improved their creativity. The substance helped boost their mental ability to produce the right words quickly. According to the study, the ability to speak fluently using the right words can measure creativity to some degree.

However, the already creative individuals in the study did not show significant improvement after using cannabis. So, if you're a creative person, cannabis for creativity may not help you.

How Does Cannabis Increase Creativity?

It appears that cannabis cranks up creativity by boosting dopamine levels in the brain, according to the Psychedelic Times. Typically, the cannabis plant has components that can affect the mind and others that can't. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabis ingredient capable of impacting mental processes. It is responsible for raising dopamine levels in the brain. Consequently, it triggers motivating and creative effects.

What are the Benefits of Using Cannabis for Creativity?

According to the Consciousness and Cognition journal article, writer's block is one of the several issues that require prescription cannabis in some North American states. As such, using cannabis to release creative juices can help an individual with a career in the creative arts, including music and writing.

Are There Some Risks Associated With Cannabis Consumption for Creativity?

Studies show that acute cannabis consumption can cause undesirable psychological effects, such as:

  • Schizotypy: Abnormal visions or experiences of the mind, for example, hallucinations. Other indicators of the mental problem include disorganized thought patterns and introverted behaviour.
  • Psychosis: Chronic marijuana consumption may trigger a severe mental condition associated with critically impaired emotions and thoughts and complete loss of contact with external reality.
  • Creativity impairment: According to Psychopharmacology Journal's research, consuming high doses of THC can inhibit an individual's creativity. In the study, candidates who inhaled 22 mg THC in vaporized form performed poorly in creativity tests. In contrast, individuals who consumed 5.5 mg THC did well in divergent thinking tasks.

In conclusion, credible studies suggest that cannabis consumption can increase creativity to an extent. However, high doses of THC may have the reverse psychological effect. 


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.
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Stay Informed. Stay Healthy.

#WeAreJadeo

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JADEO Events and Education 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Bridging the Gaps Through Education: Cannabis & Our Community Event Series

‘Are we ready?’ It’s a question many people are asking as our country heads closer to legalizing recreational cannabis. Canada is just weeks away from the historic start date and it seems most governments, businesses, and organizations are putting the final touches on their plans and hoping that they got it right. It’s important to remember, however, that October 17 is ‘Day One’ and cannabis legalization is a process that will evolve over time. And, it’s only through education, outreach, and transparency that we can ensure the transition is a successful one.

On September 25, NICHE held the first in a series of forums that are designed to educate stakeholders on what communities can expect when it comes to the legalization of recreational cannabis. The Toronto forum brought together experts from a variety of sectors, including government, work safety, health care, education, legal and the cannabis industry, to discuss how to best capitalize on the benefits and mitigate any potential risk.

From unlocking cannabis growth opportunities to workplace policies and best practices in other jurisdictions, the event highlighted how important education and dialogue will be as our country prepares for and implements the historic changes that lie in front of us.

The keynote speaker was Health Canada’s Eric Costen, who is the Director General for the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat. Costen not only provided practical information and updates on the regulatory framework, but he was also there to answer important questions and provide reassurance through education and transparency.

The transfer of knowledge that took place during the Toronto event is an important piece of the puzzle that is still being shaped. There is no doubt that following legalization there will be issues that need addressing, plans that need tweaking and lessons that need to be learned. It’s unrealistic to expect that such a seismic shift in policy can be rolled out seamlessly, which is why continued dialogue is so important. As a country, we need to be willing and able to highlight issues and successes, so that we can develop solutions and create a successful roadmap for the future.

Our next Cannabis & Our Community forum will take place in Calgary on October 23, just days after our country legalizes cannabis. And, following that we’ll gather in Vancouver on November 27

It is an exciting time, but change is always a little scary. This is especially true for those Canadians that do not support legalization. Let’s continue reaching out to the naysayers, because communication with people representing all sides of the debate will benefit us all.

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JADEO In the Workplace 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis In The Workplace? Know The Law.

A full 71 per cent of employers are still not prepared for the legalization of marijuana, according to a new survey by HRPA, Business of Cannabis (BofC) and Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA). 

The top concern for HR professionals is ensuring safe workplaces; 47.8 per cent cited this as their most pressing issue, according to the January 2018 survey of 680 HRPA members. Further clarity on best practices is also a concern, as employers report they are seeking guidance, guidelines and sample policies in order to best address the legalization of marijuana in their workplace. 

 The new survey builds on HRPA's 2017 research report, entitled Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace. 

"Employers are simply not yet equipped with the knowledge and the resources they need to ensure that their workplaces are prepared for legalized marijuana. Balancing these legal changes with the imperative to provide a safe workplace for all is a challenging transition – and employers need the right tools for the job," said Scott Allinson, VP of Public Affairs at the Human Resources Professionals Association. 

"It is important that workplaces focus on creating safe environments and helping workers stay healthy at work as we move through the transition to legalization," said Kim Slade, Director of Emerging Markets and Commercialization at PSHSA, one of Ontario's designated health and safety associations.

While some workplaces feel they have policies and procedures in place to address health and safety concerns, others are looking for clarity on what legalization means to their workplace health and safety practices, specifically as it relates to safety-sensitive roles." Media are invited to attend an expert panel on the research results at HRPA's 2018 Annual Conference & Trade Show. 

When it comes to the workplace, there are several laws that employees and employers need to be aware of.

The Canadian Government Says It's A Shared Responsibility

Of course we here at jadeo.co will always pull in what our government has to say, officially.  

"Everyone has a role to play in workplace health and safety. Employers and employees alike should be prepared to prevent the risk of cannabis impairment at work and should note the following employer and employee responsibilities in federally regulated workplaces. For businesses or industries regulated by the province or territory, please refer to provincial and territorial governments."

Employers' Responsibilities

Employers should:

  • ensure the health and safety of all employees at work
  • address physical and/or psychological hazards in their workplace, including when impaired.
  • work with employee representatives to develop, implement and evaluate a hazard prevention program to monitor and prevent hazards
  • include policies on substance use and impairment in a hazard prevention programs when the use of cannabis and other causes of impairment represents a hazard

Employees' Duties

Employees must:

  • work safely
  • understand the impact that using substances (medical/therapeutic or non-medical) can have on their safety and that of others
  • report to their employer any thing or circumstance that is likely to be hazardous to the employees or any other person in the work place
  • inform their employer if a medical condition or treatment may cause impairment and impact their ability to perform their job safely
  • follow all instructions provided by the employer concerning the health and safety of employees

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Last Updated:  Sept. 26, 2018

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  • From Janelle Simone

    That stat is alarming, but more than ever it indicates that more work needs to be done and that education is seriously required.

  • From Kenneth Joaquin

    Definitely one of the most pressing issues in the workplace right now. As Janelle said, through the means of education, employers and employees will ensure a safer working environment.

JADEO The Law 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


NICHE Canada and Aurora Cannabis Launch Guide for Municipal Candidates on Cannabis Legalization and Implementation

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The National Institute for Health and Education (NICHE) and Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) are pleased to launch a new guide to cannabis legalization for municipal candidates, with a view to raising awareness of the new cannabis laws that will come into effect next month.

Local BC government leaders are gathering this week for the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Whistler, BC, in advance of this year’s municipal elections that are taking place next month. Several other provinces and territories will also head to the polls this year to elect new local government representatives, including Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

“Legalization is complicated and sifting through the multitude of regulations can be a daunting process,” says Barinder Rasode, CEO of NICHE Canada. “Municipalities are on the front lines of legalization and we want to help prepare them for the changes that are about to take place. We want elected officials to have robust and meaningful conversations about what the new regulations entail and how they will impact communities.” 

The Guide provides a synopsis for some of the key topics related to legalization, including a breakdown of who is responsible for regulating what, youth protection, workplace policies, cannabis promotion and the retail landscape.

“In partnering with NICHE, our shared goal is to support informed discussions and decision-making among candidates and elected officials, by providing factual information in an easy to use format,” said Cam Battley, Aurora’s Chief Corporate Officer. “Legalizing cannabis for adult consumer use is intelligent public policy designed to achieve a number of specific beneficial objectives, but it is critical that municipalities have the information they need to ensure that implementation of this new nationwide policy is successful from coast to coast.”

More than a dozen resolutions going to the UBCM conference this week are about cannabis, including a Special Resolution that seeks to advance a short- and long-term cannabis excise tax revenue sharing strategy with the provincial government.

“There is no doubt that cannabis will be a hot topic this week and in local government election campaigns across the country this year. We want the debates around legalization to focus on facts and solutions, and we want to arm our elected officials with practical information to help inform those conversations,” says Rasode.

For more information and to download a copy of the Guide, please visit: nichecanada.com/guide-to-cannabis-legalization

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JADEO Events and Education 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Building Bridges Through Education

Canada is less than two months away from legalizing recreational cannabis and, societal reform is no easy task. There is a huge effort underway from coast to coast to coast ensuring that governments, businesses, and communities are ready and able to create a safe and thriving new industry.

As NICHE travels the country speaking to patients, businesses, industry and government officials, we consistently hear that public education is the foundation for the successful implementation of a legalized cannabis regime.

We believe that engagement, communication, and collaboration will not only build bridges within the industry, it will help reduce the stigma surrounding cannabis. We’re not just on the path to legalization, we’re on the path to normalization. As a society, we need to progress to the point where people who consume cannabis aren’t forced to hide it for fear of shaming. This will come through education and reaching out to the broader community.

Last Spring, NICHE held its inaugural Cannabis & Our Community forum in Kelowna to explore the impacts of legalization and help advance education and awareness about the industry. We brought together experts from a range of sectors to provide meaningful and practical information about how people can prepare for the changes that lie ahead and succeed in this new environment.

NICHE will be holding similar Cannabis & Our Community forums in Toronto on September 25, in Calgary on October 23, and in Vancouver on November 27.

It will be an opportunity to educate stakeholders from local government, tourism, work safety, health care, insurance and other sectors about how they can capitalize on the benefits while mitigating any potential risk.

The forums will target the needs of communities and the goal is to ensure people gain a better understanding of the business development opportunities and how their organization can smoothly transition to the new legal and regulatory framework.

We are entering a new era in our country. And, while there are still many unanswered questions about exactly how legalization will unfold, and those that choose to fill the knowledge gap that currently exists will be well-positioned to capitalize on the lucrative opportunities available in Canada’s new cannabis regime.

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