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Janelle Simone News, Finance and The Law 1 day ago / Scarborough, Ontario

So "CAFE" formerly known as CAFE 66 was shut down yesterday by police. The police place 4000lb cement blocks in front of the location (I believe it was the Harbord st location) to prohibit business. However, the owners had another plan and brought in machinery to remove the blocks, and it was back to business. The business has been raided numerous times and just reopens, what should the police/lawmakers do at this point since their efforts are making no impact?

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Janelle Simone News, Finance and The Law 3 days ago / Scarborough, Ontario

If you want to know what legal dispensaries are open in Ontario, this is a great resource! https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/map/ONT_CN_ST_E.html

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Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario

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https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/map/ONT_CN_ST_E...

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Soulmaz Leonora News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario

Very excited to see another 50 cannabis retail licenses will be handed out in the second lottery for Ontario. Here are some quick facts about the upcoming lottery: "Of the 50 new private cannabis retail stores being licensed, the government is allocating eight stores to retailers who wish to operate on a First Nations reserve, and the remaining 42 stores allocated as follows: East Region: seven stores GTA Region: six stores Toronto Region: 13 stores West Region: 11 stores North Region: One store in each of the following cities: Kenora, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins"

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Ontario Moving Forward with Next Round of Cannabis Stores

news.ontario.ca

Toronto -The Ontario Government is taking the next step to combat the illegal market and protect our youth and communities by moving to the next phase of its plan to license private cannabis retail stores. This is in response to the federal government's legalization of cannabis and marginal improvements in the federally licensed supply of cannabis.

https://news.ontario.ca/mag/en/2019/07/ontario-moving-f...

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  • From Sativasky

    Awesome. Maybe this will help bring the legal industry some more traffic!

    • From Soulmaz Leonora

      It's definitely a step in the right direction!

  • From Janelle Simone

    Very good news, although I wish people who had experience running shops and took the steps to legitimize their business would get special preference.

    • From Soulmaz Leonora

      I agree. We should be giving those with the experience and knowledge (and who have already dedicated their time, effort and finances!) an avenue to become legit. Imagine all the insight they have that is so valuable to an industry that's just starting to find it's footing.

Burge News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

This is a great read! https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/a-fresh-approach-to-cannabis-1.1285128

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A fresh approach to cannabis - BNN Bloomberg

BNN

The cannabis industry is looking to create sustainable international companies to match growth Medical research is key to developing and releasing CBD products as alternative treatments Biome intends to be a large-scale provider of cannabis products internationally Although cannabis legalization is new to many countries and elusive to many more, the cannabis market is growing at an astounding rate.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/a-fresh-approach-to-cannabi...

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Sativasky News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Oakville, Ontario

Wow, talk about disparity without clarity... The Gov needs to figure this out! https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cannabis-prices-1.5206554

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Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says | CBC News

CBC

Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting wider. The data agency reported Wednesday that the price gap between the two types of cannabis is as wide as $4.72 a gram, on average.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cannabis-prices-1.5206...

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    Figure it out!

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Janelle Simone News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Another celebrity attempting to make their mark in the cannabis industry. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/09/jay-z-cannabis-company-caliva-legal-marijuana

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Jay-Z joins cannabis company as chief brand strategist

the Guardian

Billionaire rapper Jay-Z is entering the fast-growing cannabis industry, taking a role with California company Caliva as a strategist. Privately-owned Caliva, formed in San Jose in 2015, said on Tuesday that Jay-Z had entered a long-term partnership in which he will focus on outreach and the creative direction of the company.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/09/jay-z-can...

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis Consumption, Contributory Negligence and Liability Considerations for Occupiers and Social and Commercial Hosts in Ontario

By: Samantha Posluns, Associate Lawyer, Falconeri Rumble Harrison LLP

The legalization of cannabis in Canada has reshaped the landscape of socializing. In the past, the legal repercussions and stigma attached to cannabis consumption led many individuals to limit their use and enjoyment of cannabis to private spaces. With the dissolution of these sanctions, Canadian cannabis consumers are moving out of the shadows and many who have never tried cannabis are experimenting with it for medical and recreational purposes. This article will explore the risk that cannabis intoxication carries for cannabis consumers, occupiers and social and commercial hosts.

While not true for all strains, many types of cannabis have an intoxicating effect which can include changes to perception, balance and the senses. This inherently creates a heightened risk for accidents that can result in personal injuries and subsequent litigation. As cannabis consumption and intoxication becomes more acceptable at social gatherings and in both public and private spaces, occupiers, owners, and hosts of these venues face new forms of potential liability.

Contributory Negligence

An individual who has sustained personal injuries in an accident that occurred on a premises owned/occupied by someone other than themselves or at the function of a social or commercial host may decide to commence a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, income loss and other types of damages that they have incurred as a result of their injuries arising from this accident.

In these situations, the potential culpability of the owner/occupier/host flows from the positive obligation imparted on them by the duty of care prescribed by the applicable legislation. This duty of care, however, is tempered by Ontario’s Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. N.1, which seeks to limit the liability of a defendant to the extent that the plaintiff’s actions contributed to their injuries. Section 3 of the Negligence Act states that in any action for damages that is founded upon the fault or negligence of the defendant, if any fault or negligence is found on the part of the plaintiff that contributed to their damages, the court shall apportion the damages in proportion to the degree of fault or negligence found against that plaintiff.

Ontario Courts have widely recognized intoxication as a form of contributory negligence however the existing case law generally deals with intoxication by way of alcohol consumption. As a result of legalization, there is likely to be an increase in findings of contributory negligence due to cannabis intoxication. This poses new considerations for potential plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Owners and Occupiers

Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.0.2 is the provincial legislation that governs an occupiers’ duty of care to ensure the safety of persons on their premises. The Negligence Act defines an occupier as a person who is in physical possession of a premises or a person who has responsibility for and control over the condition of the premises, the activities carried on there, or control over persons allowed to enter the premises. This Act applies to owners/occupiers of public and private premises and generally subsumes the below categories of social and commercial hosts.

Liability Considerations for Social Hosts

In a legal context, the term ‘social host’ generally refers to anyone hosting a social gathering, including private individuals, employers, and organizations. With respect to personal injuries sustained by guests, a social host may be vulnerable to a liability claim when the foreseeability of harm is present and other aspects of the relationship between the injured person and the host create a special link or proximity.

Although social hosts do not face the same heightened duty of care as commercial hosts, they may still be found liable where they knew or ought to have known of their guest’s impairment and/or encouraged it.

While the signs of cannabis intoxication may not be as overt as those of alcohol, if you plan on hosting a social gathering, be aware of the behavior of your guests and the amount of cannabis that they are consuming. If you witness one of your guests displaying significant signs of impairment, you might want to cut off their cannabis consumption, provide them with water or sit them down in a safe area until they sober up. Additionally, you can minimize the risk of accidents by ensuring that your premises is tidy and free from obstructions that may cause guests to trip or fall.

Liability Considerations for Commercial Hosts

Commercial hosts can be defined as vendors who are in the business of providing goods, such as alcohol, for profit. In Ontario, these vendors are regulated by the Liquor License Act R.S.O. 1990 c. L.19. Section 29 of this Act makes the sale or supply of liquor to any person appearing to be intoxicated illegal. As commercial hosts are statutorily regulated, there is a higher duty of care on them to ensure not only the safety of patrons, but that of the general public.

Since the federal Cannabis Act prohibits organizations (including most types of businesses and trade unions) from possessing cannabis, there are not likely to be many cases of commercial host liability related to cannabis consumption alone. Despite this, those venues subject to the Liquor License Act will need to be aware of patrons intoxicated by a combination of cannabis and alcohol. In certain instances, cannabis intoxication can magnify the effects of alcohol and if this results in a patron accident, commercial hosts face the risk of liability.

Liability Considerations for Cannabis Consumers

If you plan to consume cannabis (for either medical or recreational purposes), it is important to consider how your body may react and the environment that you are in. Cannabis produces different effects depending on the strain, THC concentration, and the way it is ingested. These effects are further modified by individual differences such as tolerance and other substances or medications you might be taking at that time.

To ensure your personal safety, do your research. This may entail speaking at length with your medical provider or cannabis retailer so they can provide you with information regarding the physical and psychological effects of the cannabis you plan to consume. Once you know how you will react, you can make informed decisions about the environments you choose to put yourself in while consuming cannabis. For example, if consuming certain cannabis products affects your balance or vision, you can make plans ahead of time to steer clear of large public gatherings or crowded places where there is a heightened risk of injury due to these impairments.


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Janelle Simone News, Finance and The Law 3 weeks ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Not surprised at all! The in-store experience is a lot easier to navigate than the online OCS store. https://globalnews.ca/news/5424432/ontario-cannabis-sales-stores-open/

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Ontario cannabis sales more than doubled after stores started to open

Global News

Legal cannabis sales more than doubled in Ontario in April, after stores started to open, data released Friday by Statistics Canada shows. Ontario was the only province to only offer online cannabis sales until April 1, when a handful of stores opened. Under the online system, sales ranged between $7 million and $8 million a month.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5424432/ontario-cannabis-sal...

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22 News, Finance and The Law 4 weeks ago / Caledon, Ontario

New positive Rules proposed and moved forward in Congress yesterday..

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} JADEO's Lift & Co Expo Top Booths Roundup!

Brianne and Janelle check out Lift & Co's Toronto Expo.


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  • From Brianne Campbell

    This was SO FUN! Can't wait until next year!

  • From Janelle Simone

    Def a fun conference experience I highly recommend checking it out next year whether you work in the cannabis industry or not. It was super consumer friendly.

  • From BahaqueenM

    This looks like so much fun.

  • From Connor Christine

    WOW! Well done to Lift & Co

  • From 22

    Great see you guys everywhere!!

Janelle Simone News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Loving the whole concept of this! I'm guessing we'll see more travel destinations like this as Cannabis Tourism really gains its wings. https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/11/inside-mike-tysons-400-acre-cannabis-resort-looks-insane-9914195/

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Inside Mike Tyson's 400-acre cannabis resort and it looks insane

Metro

Mike Tyson has revealed his plans to launch a 407-acre cannabis resort. When you have as much wealth and time as Tyson likely has, anything is possible. The Tyson Ranch will compliment his cannabis company Tyson Holistic Holdings, which he created in 2016. It sells marijuana strains, edibles and merchandise.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/11/inside-mike-tysons-400-a...

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  • From BahaqueenM

    I would vacation there any time!

  • From Romes_416

    Cooooooool!

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario

A momentous win for the Toronto Raptors last night. How did you celebrate?

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Yay! I Took a few extra puffs on my vape. The vibe in my neighbourhood was hype people were driving around and hitting the streets celebrating. It was a good vibe!

  • From Brianne Campbell

    The vibe in the city has been AWESOME!

  • From BahaqueenM

    I had a house party with all my friends, we had edibles and a glass bong ready to celebrate. It was a great night man!

JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis Consumption, Contributory Negligence and Liability Considerations for Occupiers and Social and Commercial Hosts in Ontario

By: Samantha Posluns, Associate Lawyer, Falconeri Rumble Harrison LLP

The legalization of cannabis in Canada has reshaped the landscape of socializing. In the past, the legal repercussions and stigma attached to cannabis consumption led many individuals to limit their use and enjoyment of cannabis to private spaces. With the dissolution of these sanctions, Canadian cannabis consumers are moving out of the shadows and many who have never tried cannabis are experimenting with it for medical and recreational purposes. This article will explore the risk that cannabis intoxication carries for cannabis consumers, occupiers and social and commercial hosts.

While not true for all strains, many types of cannabis have an intoxicating effect which can include changes to perception, balance and the senses. This inherently creates a heightened risk for accidents that can result in personal injuries and subsequent litigation. As cannabis consumption and intoxication becomes more acceptable at social gatherings and in both public and private spaces, occupiers, owners, and hosts of these venues face new forms of potential liability.

Contributory Negligence

An individual who has sustained personal injuries in an accident that occurred on a premises owned/occupied by someone other than themselves or at the function of a social or commercial host may decide to commence a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, income loss and other types of damages that they have incurred as a result of their injuries arising from this accident.

In these situations, the potential culpability of the owner/occupier/host flows from the positive obligation imparted on them by the duty of care prescribed by the applicable legislation. This duty of care, however, is tempered by Ontario’s Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. N.1, which seeks to limit the liability of a defendant to the extent that the plaintiff’s actions contributed to their injuries. Section 3 of the Negligence Act states that in any action for damages that is founded upon the fault or negligence of the defendant, if any fault or negligence is found on the part of the plaintiff that contributed to their damages, the court shall apportion the damages in proportion to the degree of fault or negligence found against that plaintiff.

Ontario Courts have widely recognized intoxication as a form of contributory negligence however the existing case law generally deals with intoxication by way of alcohol consumption. As a result of legalization, there is likely to be an increase in findings of contributory negligence due to cannabis intoxication. This poses new considerations for potential plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Owners and Occupiers

Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.0.2 is the provincial legislation that governs an occupiers’ duty of care to ensure the safety of persons on their premises. The Negligence Act defines an occupier as a person who is in physical possession of a premises or a person who has responsibility for and control over the condition of the premises, the activities carried on there, or control over persons allowed to enter the premises. This Act applies to owners/occupiers of public and private premises and generally subsumes the below categories of social and commercial hosts.

Liability Considerations for Social Hosts

In a legal context, the term ‘social host’ generally refers to anyone hosting a social gathering, including private individuals, employers, and organizations. With respect to personal injuries sustained by guests, a social host may be vulnerable to a liability claim when the foreseeability of harm is present and other aspects of the relationship between the injured person and the host create a special link or proximity.

Although social hosts do not face the same heightened duty of care as commercial hosts, they may still be found liable where they knew or ought to have known of their guest’s impairment and/or encouraged it.

While the signs of cannabis intoxication may not be as overt as those of alcohol, if you plan on hosting a social gathering, be aware of the behavior of your guests and the amount of cannabis that they are consuming. If you witness one of your guests displaying significant signs of impairment, you might want to cut off their cannabis consumption, provide them with water or sit them down in a safe area until they sober up. Additionally, you can minimize the risk of accidents by ensuring that your premises is tidy and free from obstructions that may cause guests to trip or fall.

Liability Considerations for Commercial Hosts

Commercial hosts can be defined as vendors who are in the business of providing goods, such as alcohol, for profit. In Ontario, these vendors are regulated by the Liquor License Act R.S.O. 1990 c. L.19. Section 29 of this Act makes the sale or supply of liquor to any person appearing to be intoxicated illegal. As commercial hosts are statutorily regulated, there is a higher duty of care on them to ensure not only the safety of patrons, but that of the general public.

Since the federal Cannabis Act prohibits organizations (including most types of businesses and trade unions) from possessing cannabis, there are not likely to be many cases of commercial host liability related to cannabis consumption alone. Despite this, those venues subject to the Liquor License Act will need to be aware of patrons intoxicated by a combination of cannabis and alcohol. In certain instances, cannabis intoxication can magnify the effects of alcohol and if this results in a patron accident, commercial hosts face the risk of liability.

Liability Considerations for Cannabis Consumers

If you plan to consume cannabis (for either medical or recreational purposes), it is important to consider how your body may react and the environment that you are in. Cannabis produces different effects depending on the strain, THC concentration, and the way it is ingested. These effects are further modified by individual differences such as tolerance and other substances or medications you might be taking at that time.

To ensure your personal safety, do your research. This may entail speaking at length with your medical provider or cannabis retailer so they can provide you with information regarding the physical and psychological effects of the cannabis you plan to consume. Once you know how you will react, you can make informed decisions about the environments you choose to put yourself in while consuming cannabis. For example, if consuming certain cannabis products affects your balance or vision, you can make plans ahead of time to steer clear of large public gatherings or crowded places where there is a heightened risk of injury due to these impairments.


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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} JADEO's Lift & Co Expo Top Booths Roundup!

Brianne and Janelle check out Lift & Co's Toronto Expo.


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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 Brianne Campbell

    This was SO FUN! Can't wait until next year!

  • From Janelle Simone

    Def a fun conference experience I highly recommend checking it out next year whether you work in the cannabis industry or not. It was super consumer friendly.

  • From BahaqueenM

    This looks like so much fun.

  • From Connor Christine

    WOW! Well done to Lift & Co

  • From 22

    Great see you guys everywhere!!

JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} How Many Legal Retail Stores Are Open In Toronto?

Legal cannabis retailers were able to open up shop on April 1st, 2019. Brianne and Natasha ask Torontonians where they can legally purchase cannabis in Toronto.


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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


Q&A With Timbaland At Collision Conference

Our Director of Marketing, Janelle asks Timbaland the question that's on the minds of many in the cannabis community.

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  • From Connor Christine

    This is awesome!!

  • From Janelle Simone

    Definitely, love how more celebrities are advocating the medical benefits of cannabis based on their own personal experiences. It definitely helps in the fight against stigma.

  • From BahaqueenM

    This is too cool!

  • From faheem

    This is so cool, Janelle!

JADEO News, Finance and The Law 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Buzz: Edition 24 - May 14th

Canadian’s Appetite For Cannabis Edibles Decrease

A new study from Dalhousie University led by Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agrifood Analytics Lab, sought to determine if public opinion had changed about cannabis legalization, the findings were surprising for the research team.

According to the results, it appears the high times around legal weed are fizzling out as Charlebois says Canadians seem uninterested in cannabis, especially when it comes to the legalization of cannabis-infused edibles. “What we are getting out of the survey is that people aren’t quite as excited or enthusiastic about cannabis in general,” he said.

In 2017, before legalization, 46 per cent of respondents said they were interested in trying edibles, but in the new poll, that number had dropped to 36 per cent. - Global News

Over-Valued And Over-Regulated: Why Some Cannabis Investors Are Shunning Canadian Firms And Eyeing U.S. Operators Instead

Many Canadian licensed producers might never achieve profitability and eventually lose ground to their American counterparts because of oversupply and onerous marketing restrictions — the combination of which will lead to commoditization, according to some investors in the cannabis space.

“Industry commoditization will arrive before profits ever do. We forecast that Canadian LPs will not earn a profit in the next three years, nor will they be profitable thereafter,” Hass boldly predicted. - Financial Post

New Cannabis Licence Rules Could Make Canada's Supply Shortage Even Worse

The Canadian government said last week that it will now require applicants for cannabis cultivation, processing or sales licenses to have a fully built site before they apply. The goal is to alleviate the huge backlog that’s built up since Canada legalized recreational pot in October. About 614 applications were waiting in the queue as of March 31, according to a Health Canada spokeswoman.

“I think the fact that you now have to fully build out your site before you even apply means that people are going to build very small initial phases to try to mitigate risk and minimize the amount of money that has to be spent,” cannabis lawyer Trina Fraser, partner at Brazeau Seller Law, said in a phone interview.

Canada’s changes to its cannabis licensing requirements may make the country’s persistent pot shortage worse, not better, according to some in the industry.

“That could actually exacerbate the supply problem because it’s going to be difficult for those producers to expand and grow fast enough to meet demand,” Ottawa-based Fraser said. - Financial Post

First Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Licence Awarded To BC Company

In a statement released today, Good Buds announced that it had been awarded an outdoor cultivation license for their Salt Spring Island property by Health Canada on May 10.

The company calls this a “market disruptor,” that would drastically lower not just costs, but reduce cannabis’ hefty carbon footprint. - Daily Hive

Aurora Cannabis And Radient Technologies Announce First Commercial Delivery of Cannabis Derivatives

Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced today that Aurora has taken delivery of Radient's first commercial batch of finished cannabis derivatives, from Radient's proprietary extraction platform. With this first batch, Radient has proven its enhanced ability to produce cannabinoid derivatives at commercial scale, and will continue to scale up production at Radient's cannabis facility in Edmonton , reaching an expected eventual annual throughput of approximately 300,000 kg of cannabis biomass at this single location. - Yahoo Finance

Quebec Backpedals On Plan To Ban Public Cannabis Smoking

The Quebec government is relaxing its plan to ban cannabis users from lighting up in parks and other public spaces, Radio-Canada has learned.

Premier François Legault has vowed to tighten restrictions on cannabis sales and consumption, making the proposed changes a part of his original election platform.

The province is planning to include an amendment in Bill 2 today after concluding a province-wide ban on public consumption wouldn't be enforceable. - CBC News

Cannabis Lounges Coming To Sin City

The Las Vegas City Council this month voted to allow existing dispensaries to apply for permits to open consumption lounges where tourists can use marijuana products in a cozy setting, perhaps with a meal and some live entertainment.


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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Flying With Cannabis

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Cannabis legalization in Canada has brought about a host of new regulations and most people are struggling to maneuver through the maze! What exactly is legal now? How much can I buy? Can I travel with my cannabis medicine? Can I drive with my product? Travel restrictions are a matter of grave concern yet as reported by the Vancouver Sun, a recent study from the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada showed 22 percent of the respondents believed they could travel with their prescribed medical cannabis just like any other prescribed drug, regardless of their destination.

Since legalization, domestic travellers in Canada are allowed to carry a defined limit of cannabis products. Transporting cannabis across international borders though is strictly prohibited and will embroil you in all sorts of legal trouble.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website clearly states “Transporting cannabis across the border in any form – including any oils containing THC or cannabidiol (CBD) - without a permit or exemption authorized by Health Canada remains a serious criminal offence”

As aptly put by the CBSA website “don’t bring it in and don’t take it out.”

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is the main agency mandated to regulate all screening and safety measures at Canadian airports. CATSA has put in place specific rules for travellers intending to carry cannabis/marijuana with them. Legally, a traveller is allowed to carry a maximum of 30 grams of dry herb while cannabis oil is subject to liquid restrictions that is 100 ml or below. If you are carrying more than this amount, be prepared to provide medical documents and/or necessary permits otherwise you are liable for prosecution. To complicate matters each state/region has its own set of laws and regulations meaning that one needs to learn about these restrictions based on your destination. Like in Alberta you can smoke your recreational cannabis in public except for some select places but in Saskatchewan public consumption is prohibited.

Some key points to remember to make your domestic travel Canna-friendly.

Baggage Pro-tip:

Although Transport Canada has stated that on domestic flights legal amounts of recreational cannabis will be allowed on checked in or carry on baggage, it is recommended to keep your stash in the carry-on.

Odour Control:

It is important to ensure that all your cannabis products and any accessory is packed properly and ideally sealed in an odor proof case. Check out The Hot Case for examples of odour-proof casing.

Keep Your Documents On Hand:

Even if the amount you carry is under the prescribed limit it is always good to carry your medical documentation and proof of purchase at all times.

Be an early bird:

With all the new regulations in place at airports, it is a confusing time for officials as well so plan ahead and give yourself enough time in case you have to explain your cannabis cargo.

As with all things, understand the law and abide by it to ensure a worry-free trip.


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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Buzz: Edition 23 - May 7th

Tokyo Smoke’s Yonge St. Location Now Open

After much anticipation, Tokyo Smoke’s Toronto dispensary is now open at 333 Yonge St. Entrepreneur and winner of one of the city’s five cannabis licenses, Colin Campbell, partnered with the brand to open a location in the old record shop near the corner of Yonge and Dundas. - The DailyHive

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Health Canada Announces $600K Funding For Awareness Campaign

A new three-year, $600,000 micro-grant fund has been launched by Health Canada under its Substance Use and Addictions Program, to support community-led education efforts to inform the public about the health facts of cannabis use and vaping.

“Ensuring that Canadians are aware of the health effects of cannabis use and vaping is key to helping to reduce the harms associated with these activities. I am pleased that our Government is offering these micro-grants to help Canadians take action within their communities. Armed with factual information from a source they trust, Canadians can make informed decisions and lead healthier lives,” said Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor in a press release. - The GrowthOp

Retailers Struggle To Keep CBD On Shelves

While Canada has been experiencing a shortage of cannabis in general, there’s been one product that has been particularly hard to keep on the shelves, CBD. The extract most commonly used in oil form has grown in popularity in recent years for its numerous health benefits, and lack of the “high” commonly associated with cannabis.

"I don't think the licensed producers really realized how popular CBD was, so there's none available, really," said Krystian Wetulani, founder of City Cannabis Co. in Vancouver. - CTV news

First Time Cannabis Use Up After Legalization

In the first three months of 2018, about 330,000 Canadians said they'd tried cannabis for the first time. A year later, it was up to 650,000.

"One of the things … unique with this survey is the number of respondents who said they're using for the first time. So they started, in this case, in the post-legalization period," said Michelle Rotermann, a senior analyst in Statistics Canada's health analysis division. - CBC News


The Grow-Off Launching It’s First Canadian Cannabis Competition

Biotech company Qualis Cannabis Corporation has announced it plans to hold a Canadian edition of The Grow-Off, a competition that tests cannabis-growing skills. Competitors in the Grow-Off are all challenged to raise the best crop from the same genetic starting line.

“This is the first competition of its kind in Canada. We can’t wait to showcase Canadian growing expertise to the world,” said Kevin Puloski, CEO of Qualis Cannabis in a press release. - The GrowthOp

American MSO Cansortium Wins Canadian Cannabis Production License

Cansortium Inc., a leading Florida-based multi-state operator (“MSO”) medical cannabis company with a mission to deliver the highest standards of cannabis care from nursery to lab to shelf, announced that Health Canada, pursuant to the Cannabis Act, has granted to Cansortium Canada, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, a cannabis cultivation, processing, and medical sales license.

“After more than a year and a half of dedicated and diligent work on the process, securing our Canadian license is a significant milestone on our path toward becoming a truly global cannabis company.” - Jose Hidalgo, Cansortium Founder & CEO . - New Cannabis Ventures

Acreage shareholder plans to vote against ‘unbelievably lopsided’ Canopy deal

Marcato Capital Management, which owns about three percent of U.S. cannabis operator Acreage Holdings, plans to vote against the company’s proposed deal with Canadian marijuana giant Canopy Growth, describing the unique tie-up as a “value destructive transaction and not in the best interests of shareholders.”

Shareholders will decide on the deal in June while a circular to vote on the deal is expected to be distributed to Acreage shareholders in the next few weeks. An Acreage spokesperson told BNN Bloomberg the company remains confident the deal will happen despite some shareholders’ concerns. - BNN Bloomberg

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The Buzz: Edition 22 - Apr 30th

O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo Takes Toronto By Storm

The popular expo welcomed exhibitors and panelists from across Canada to share their extensive cannabis industry knowledge. One of the highlights of the weekend was the awards show highlighting an array of winners in categories such as “Best in the cannabis industry”, “Best Cannabis People” and “People’s Choice. For a full list of winners, visit here.

The OCS Cancels Plans For 1-Day Delivery

In what seems like another fumble for the OCS, the previously announced one-day shipping via courier has been canceled. The announcement comes via a cancellation notice on the Ontario Governments tender portal. No reason was given for the cancellation. - Financial Post

Tilray To Explore Use Of Cannabis In Kids With Aggressive Behavioural Problems

Canadian LP giant Tilray has announced its involvement in a new Australian pilot study that explores the viability of a large-scale, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial of the use of a cannabis-derived compound for the treatment of aggressive behavioural problems in children with Intellectual Disabilities. Researchers hope that if results show promise, CBD could someday potentially reduce or negate the use of drugs such as antipsychotics and antidepressants - The GrowthOp

Nigeria Has The World’s Highest Rate Of Cannabis Use

With 19.4% of its population aged 15+ having consumed it in the past year, Nigeria tops the list of the World’s highest rate of cannabis use, according to New Frontier Data. What’s interesting about this stat is the fact that cannabis is heavily prohibited in Nigeria and most of the African continent. Canada and the United States respectively, where more progressive cannabis laws exist have the world’s second- and third-highest usage rates of cannabis.

Co-use Of Cannabis And Tobacco Linked To Poorer Functioning Among Young Adults

Among those surveyed, young adults who used cannabis and tobacco or nicotine together in some way (either using one right after the other or by mixing the products together) tended to consume more marijuana and tobacco or nicotine products, and report poorer functioning and more problematic behaviors compared to those who used did not use both products together. The study is published online by the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Legal Cannabis Sales Down For 2nd Straight Month In Canada

Statistics Canada data shows that Canadians bought less legal cannabis for the second consecutive month in February, approximately $49.9 million worth. The agency’s numbers show that sales increased in December to a high of more than $57.3 million worth of cannabis sold, after achieving more than $53.7 million in sales in November and more than $41.4 million sold in October following legalization. After seeing a sales peak in December, sales fell to $54.8 million in January and then even further in February. - Vancourier

Canada Reviewing Second Roadside Cannabis Test Device

The company behind the second machine that could be approved for roadside drug tests in Canada says its product is faster and easier to use for police wary about the technology. In an interview, two officials from the company Abbott say their testing device, the “SoToxa,” has shown it can accurately use a saliva sample to test for drugs in a person’s system within five minutes and work in cold weather. The handheld device is now in a 30-day public review window after the government posted its intention to allow police to use the device. - Global News

Canada’s Craft Producers Bound By Red Tape

Six months after recreational cannabis became legal in Canada, only one company in the entire country holds a license for craft production. CTV News Vancouver has learned that 120 companies have applied for micro-grow licenses from Health Canada, with 18 rejected and only one green-lit somewhere in B.C. “The regulations are making it very difficult for small and medium producers to become part of the regulated industry,” said cannabis advocate and ganja-preneur Barinder Rasode.

The solicitor general’s ministry, which oversees the BC Liquor Distribution Branch and government-regulated sale of cannabis to retail outlets as well as online BC Cannabis Stores sales website, tells CTV it’s working to understand what the hold up is. - CTV News

Another Billion-Dollar U.S. Cannabis Company Is Going Public In Canada

Columbia Care Inc., which has operations in 14 U.S. states and territories plus Malta, will begin trading April 29th on Toronto’s NEO Exchange under the symbol CCHW. The company will list via an acquisition by Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, with a valuation of about $1.4 billion.

The NEO Exchange, which to date has largely been a listing hub for exchange-traded funds and SPACs, has also attracted some small cannabis companies including Halo Labs Inc. and Maple Leaf Green World Inc. Columbia Care will eclipse these in size. - Bloomberg

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The Buzz: Edition 21 - Apr 23

Tweed And TerraCycle Team Up To Take Cannabis Packaging Recycling Nationwide

“As we approached legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, Tweed realized a solution was needed for all the new containers, tubes and packages in our industry, to ensure they are diverted away from landfills and upcycled into other products,” notes an April 22 release. The recycling program, previously only available in select locations is now being rolled out across Canada thanks to a partnership between Tweed and TerraCycle.

“As a community, we came together quickly to address the sustainability concern in our industry and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished so far,” said Hilary Black, Chief Advocacy Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, the parent company of Tweed. - BotanIQ

Seth Rogen Joins Calls For Cannabis Amnesty In Canada

Seth Rogen - Cannabis Amnesty

"4/20 is also about activism and I'd like to raise awareness to some of the injustices that revolve around cannabis in Canada," Rogen wrote to his 6.7 million Instagram followers on Saturday. The actor used the occasion of 4/20 to announce his support and draw attention the Cannabis Amnesty Campaign, which wants the government to issue "blanket pardons" for the offence now that recreational marijuana has been legalized across the country. - CTV News

Supreme Cannabis Launches Cannabis Genetics Company, Cambium Plant Sciences

Cambium Plant Sciences, located in Goderich, Ontario. Cambium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Supreme Cannabis, aims to lead the agricultural revolution of cannabis genetics, redefining consumer experiences and cultivation economics across the global cannabis industry. The genetics company is set to disrupt cannabis industry through the development and licensing of next generation cannabis plant genetics and cultivation IP. Supreme Cannabis will invest approximately $14 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art, 34,000 sqft research and development facility located in Goderich, Ontario. - Supreme Cannabis

Cannabis Prices Increases Across Canada

According to data from Statistics Canada the price of Cannabis has increased by 17.3% across country since legalization. Prior to legalization the average price per gram of dried flower was $6.85 in the now post legalization era the average price is $8.04. With black market pricing significantly lower than that of legal retailers it is believed that Increase in price in addition to low supply is allowing the black market to continue to thrive. - StatsCan

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrate 420 By Joining Cannabis Amnesty Conversation

Ben & Jerry's - 420 Cannabis Amnesty Campaign

In a tweet that read, “It’s hard to celebrate 4/20 when so many people of color are still being arrested for pot. We have to do better. Learn more: https://benjerrys.co/2Xn8vr2” Ben & Jerry’s released a video highlighting the disparity between the large number of white people making money off of legalized pot versus the large number of black people arrested for pot usage. It concludes, “Let’s celebrate 4/20 this year by making sure legalization doesn’t leave people of color behind.” - TheTakeOut

Makers of DrugTest 5000, Stress the Machine Cannot be Used to Detect Intoxication.

Regardless of whether their DrugTest 5000 saliva tester has been ok’d by Health Canada for use by police at roadside stops, a representative of manufacturer Drager stressed the device was never intended to test for intoxication.

“Our device is there to really just identify whether there’s a presence of THC. It’s not meant to measure impairment and we never claimed that it does,” said Einat Velichover, Drager’s head of Canadian drug and alcohol detection. “So really it’s just one tool of many that law enforcement utilize in order to assess impairment and road safety.” - CP24

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  • From Janelle Simone

    The Tweed partnership for recycling is great when you consider all the extra waste that is a part of the packaging.
    Kudos to Seth Rogen, can't wait to see him at Collision!
    As a minority that Ben & Jerry's video was extremely eye-opening. Kudos to them for shining a light on the issue.

    • From Connor Christine

      I agree Janelle, I'm so happy that we have opened our eyes to all of the waste and extra packaging cannabis companies have been using!

Potcasts News, Finance and The Law 2 months ago / Vancouver , British Columbia


Potcasts, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move for April 22nd (TSXV: ZENA) (TSX: TGOD) (TSX: FIRE) (NYSE: ACB) (NYSE: CGC)

Potcasts, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move for April 22nd (TSXV: ZENA) (TSX: TGOD) (TSX: FIRE) (NYSE: ACB) (NYSE: CGC)

April 22, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) www.Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, www.potcasts.ca release today's edition of Investorideas.com potcastsCM - cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insight from thought leaders and experts.

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Good afternoon and welcome to another Investorideas.com "potcast", looking at cannabis news, stocks to watch as well as insights from thought leaders and experts.

Today we are looking at announcements from Zenabis Global Inc. (TSXV: ZENA), The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTC:TGODF), The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB) and Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED).

Zenabis Global Inc. announced that it has received conditional approval to graduate its listing from the TSX Venture Exchange to the Toronto Stock Exchange.

"Moving to the main board of one of the largest exchanges in the world is a critical milestone for the Company in terms of demonstrating the strength of our business and expanding our investment appeal to a broader and global audience," stated Andrew Grieve, Chief Executive Officer of Zenabis. "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank the entire Zenabis team for their dedication and hard work and to our stakeholders and founders for their unwavering support."

Final approval of the listing is subject to certain customary conditions which the Company intends to fulfill in the coming weeks. The Company is confident it will be able to satisfy all requirements and will release a statement immediately upon issuance of the TSX Bulletin confirming the date on which the listed securities of Zenabis will be delisted from the TSXV and commence trading on the TSX. Upon listing on the TSX, the Company's common shares and outstanding listed common share purchase warrants will continue to trade under the symbols "ZENA" and "ZENA.WT".

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. announced that it has received its oil sales licence from Health Canada pursuant to the Cannabis Act for its Hamilton, Ontario facility.

The Company received its oils production licence in April of 2018 and subsequently installed a state-of-the-art supercritical CO2 extraction system, capable of processing ultra-pure, environmentally friendly, organic cannabis oils. The process is free of toxic solvents and does not require any winterization protocol. The result of this specialized extraction process is a precisely concentrated, aromatic golden-brown oil that is as close to the original plant composition as can be achieved. TGOD's premium cannabis products, including its cannabis oils, are certified organic by ProCert and its innovative growing process is certified organic by both ProCert and Ecocert, producing a clean, high-quality end product.

TGOD's oil extraction facility was built to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) specifications, and work is currently underway for European Union GMP ("EU-GMP") certification, which will allow the Company to expand distribution of its certified organic cannabis oils beyond Canada to global markets.

The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. today announced the launch of Cambium Plant Sciences, located in Goderich, Ontario. Cambium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Supreme Cannabis, aims to lead the agricultural revolution of cannabis genetics, redefining consumer experiences and cultivation economics across the global cannabis industry.

With the systematic application of research, technology and science, Cambium will focus on developing the next generation of premium cannabis genetics for recreational, medical and wellness applications. Cambium's innovative mission is to supply agriculturally-focused, disease resistant, premium seed stock to the rapidly growing global cannabis market.

"Our proprietary genetics selection methodology and ability to cultivate high-end cannabis at scale at 7ACRES has created strong industry demand for our proprietary genetics and cultivation techniques. It was as a result of the demand that we saw a global opportunity to create a company whose sole focus is innovating plant genetics and cultivation IP for the global cannabis market. We believe genetics are the foundation of proprietary cannabis products in the long term," said Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of Supreme Cannabis. "Cambium will develop cultivars that benefit our in-house brands, as well as our domestic and global cultivation and manufacturing partners. Initially, Cambium is expected to benefit from 7ACRES' established genetics, existing infrastructure and the unparalleled plant knowledge of its team."

Aurora Cannabis Inc. kicked off the search for Canada's Top Budmaster ™ through a national competition that will recognize cannabis professionals across the country who are guiding consumers as they navigate the new world of legal cannabis.

Through a series of skills-based and knowledge-testing events, as well as through digital competitions, Canada's budtender community will be able to demonstrate their expertise in cultivar characteristics and histories, product categories and formats, exceptional customer service, and must also showcase how they contribute to the community and culture.

As Canada's first legal 420 holiday finishes, it's time to recognize the women and men in cannabis retail stores who educate consumers every day. These passionate, knowledgeable budtenders on the front line continue to break stigma and grow the cannabis community by helping more and more Canadians learn about the plant, its properties and how cannabis can fit responsibly into their lives.

"We wouldn't be where we are today as an industry, and as a company, without the cannabis advocates who fought to break boundaries and challenge perceptions," said Terry Booth, CEO. "Aurora thanks the cannabis leaders of the past, and we applaud the work of budtenders everywhere who are educating Canadians on cannabis, and helping to grow a strong and long-lasting future for the cannabis movement."

In the spirit of Earth Day, Tweed, Canada's best-known cannabis brand and subsidiary to Canopy Growth Corp., officially launched the Tweed x TerraCycle recycling program across Canada. Previously available in select stores and provinces, today's announcement officially marks the roll out of Canada's first country-wide Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program.

First introduced in October 2018, the Tweed x TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program accepts all cannabis containers from all licensed producers - including tins, plastic bags, tubes, and bottles with child-proof caps, which are notoriously tricky to recycle. Since its debut, the free Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program has saved over 165,000 containers from ending up in landfills. The program is currently active in over 106 legal cannabis retail locations across Canada, including all Tweed and Tokyo Smoke stores, as well as select third-party retailers. In addition to drop off points located at participating retail stores, consumers have the option to register online through Tweed.com for free pickup and recycling of their discarded containers.

"As a community, we came together quickly to address the sustainability concern in our industry and I'm so proud of what we've accomplished so far. Over 165,000 containers have already been collected through the Tweed x TerraCycle program and will be melted down to make plastic pellets used to create new products," reflects Hilary Black, the company's Chief Advocacy Officer, on the success of the program so far. "With the next phase of the Tweed x TerraCycle recycling program, we're excited to bring this initiative to even more communities across Canada and keep working to reduce waste across the industry."

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  • From Connor Christine

    Thanks for the update!

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The Buzz: Edition 20 - Apr 16th

Northumberland OPP seized approximately $135,000 worth of cannabis

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck 30km south of Cobourg, ON. After detecting the scent of cannabis, they found 13.5 kilograms of cannabis and weapons including a conducted energy weapon.

Global news reports, Maxwell Drake Jenkins, 25, of Brighton, and Breanne Hass, 24, of Quinte West, were both arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose

Hass has also received an additional charge of having care or control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

4/20 Is Greenest Day Of The Year (For More Reasons Than One)

Cannabis sales are expected to double on 4/20. Looking back at historical data provided by Headset Inc. last year (2018) saw 4/20 sales double in at least 4 major U.S. (legal) markets. As this is the first legal 4/20 day in Canada the same type of increase as seen in U.S. states is not anticipated, but it is expected to be an excellent sales day nonetheless.

A Vancouver Company Is Turning Cannabis Waste Into Drinking Water

Micron Waste Technologies will be working on the first ever initiative to turn cannabis and food waste into drinkable water. Partnered with Federal Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough they introduced the Cannavore and Organivore digesters in Delta on Monday.

"We developed this digester for organic waste that works like no other technology in the world," Aurora Cannabis' chief corporate officer Cam Battley said. "It takes food waste or cannabis waste, processes it in about 24 hours and the product that comes out the other end is water that is clean enough to drink. This is a cleaner, greener more economical means of dealing with food or cannabis waste."

MIcron hopes that the waste units will be available for commercial use by late 2019.

High Tide Approved For 2 Ontario Locations

Alberta based cannabis retailer High Tide announced on Friday that they have received approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for Canna Cabana Hamilton and Canna Cabana Sudbury. They partnered with cannabis retail lottery winners to make these stores a reality.

“Helping these Winners establish their locations has been a great experience and we all expect exciting things to happen once the doors of these retail stores are opened to the public.” - Raj Grover, CEO of High Tide

The owners are hoping to have locations open ahead of the 4/20 rush.

Banks Still Reluctant To Do Business With The Cannabis Industry

Marijuana Business Association of Florida (MBAF), the Tallahassee-based medical cannabis advocacy organization, is the latest to be on the receiving end of this. With SunTrust bank announcing it would cutting ties with the association despite having done business with them for approximately 5 years.

The bank is citing the best interests of its customers and the bank itself. It is a commonly known fact that banks are quite reluctant to handle money from cannabis-related organizations because the plant remains illegal under federal law, despite having being legalized in 33 states.

Cannabis Culture Meets Mainstream Home Decor

House and Home publisher Lynda Reeves, who suggested at a December 2018 “trends breakfast” that there will be more and more design-driven cannabis accessories available for the home. We can expect to see the same brands that have made beautiful products and accessories for the alcohol industry to start making their way into cannabis. While cannabis has been very “bro” culture in the past the anticipation is that brands will push past that and work harder to appeal to style of women.

Cannabis May Need Twice The Sedation For Medical Procedures

Regular users of cannabis may need double the sedation levels required by non users when undergoing medical procedures, a small scale study finds. With "continued increase in legalization and use of cannabis, the field of anesthesia and sedation needs further studies with greater depth," wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

The study authors note that some sedatives have side effects and the higher the dose, the greater likelihood for problems. Asking questions about cannabis use during intake "can be an important tool for planning patient care and assessing both medication needs and possible risks during endoscopic procedures," they wrote.

However, Dr. Roderic Eckenhoff, a professor of anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania, said the study is interesting but lacked rigor. "I would consider this a pilot study that maybe somebody should pick up on and do a more complete trial," said Eckenhoff, who was not involved in the research.

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