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Cannabis Wiki Professionals in the Industry 1 week ago / London, Ontario


Martha Stewart partners with Canopy Growth Inc

Martha Stewart is an American businesswoman who has become successful through her many business ventures. As the cannabis industry expands, we have seen several professionals whom have ventured in the cannabis industry, and Martha Stewart is one of the many. She had recently launched a line of CBD products partnering with Canopy Growth.

For the full article and more check out Cannabis Wiki.

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Janelle Simone Professionals in the Industry 4 months ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Quite the turnaround for Square. It's definitely a good move. Wish more businesses would take this initiative. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/05/22/square-quietly-launches-program-for-cbd-cannabis-company-credit-card-processing/#50827b562329

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Square Quietly Launches Program For CBD Cannabis Company Credit Card Processing

Forbes

Companies that sell cannabis products-even those consisting of CBD derived from hemp, which was legalized in the U.S. through the Farm Bill late last year-are continuing to have trouble accessing basic financial services that are available to businesses in other sectors. That includes being able to maintain bank accounts and process their customers' credit cards.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/05/22/squar...

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Janelle Simone Professionals in the Industry 4 months ago / Scarborough, Ontario

I'm at Collision Conference for the next few days. Definitely looking forward to some of the sessions on cannabis. Anybody else attending?

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Kristen Hogerheide Professionals in the Industry 4 months ago / Royal Oak, Michigan

Cannabis Testing Laboratory? Contact PJLA Experts to Help your Laboratory Achieve ISO 17025 Accreditation! https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/cannabis-industry-standardized-quality-control-methods/

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Janelle Simone Professionals in the Industry 4 months ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Anybody make it out to O'Cannabiz today or checking it out tomorrow? Pretty awesome to get to see a lot of the innovation in the industry all in one place!

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 6 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


How Well Do Canadians Know Cannabis?

Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. Brianne and Shah decided to ask Torontonians just how much they know about the Canadian cannabis market.


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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 9 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Evan: How I'm beating ADD/ADHD with Cannabis

Before The Plant It Was Doctors Daily, Now - It's Freedom!

Evan tells his story so well, it's similar to so many I've had the privilege to publish. Much like myself, Evan got caught up in the prescription drug trap that millions of us have been in or are in right this moment. We end up taking medications based on a doctors prescription and then believe that we should continue as it is what has 'been ordered'. Health is what Cannabis orders, in a recent conversation with Evan he fully agreed with that. "Pharmaceuticals nearly destroyed my life" he shared with me. He shares an intense story of how Cannabis has set him free from a lifetime of labels and pills. Truly a miracle in itself, the plant has changed his life from frowns and sad days to happiness and a life no longer challenged with the continual side effects of continual Rx drug intake. Evan, like so many others, proves the point that I personally just proved on my own. Cannabis, without a doubt, can replace prescription pain medication and so much more.

Resized_20170927_224235-225x300.jpeg

“My story is long! It started over 20 years ago as a nine year old with every learning disability that the doctors knew about from anger issues to socially awkward. School was horrible and scary and felt like everyday was the first day. I survived by using humor as a crutch. It seemed like most found me to be funny, but it was from a dark place even at a young age. What does one do when the laughter stops? I’ve never really fit in other then being a class clown. Never had a best friend, was always the side kick. In the early 90s after being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more, I was sent away to a school in Connecticut as my issues were too deep. Socially I thrived at this point, but my grades where failing. I wanted to fit in. I was always the awkward kid from a distance who cared more about everyone else’s issues rather than my own. I never took care of myself.”

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“I was there for 7 years and in the 7th grade they told me that all my friends would graduate except for me that year. I clowned my and became popular but didn’t realize that at a school what I was doing wouldn’t matter much to new kids. I had a few options, but mostly I knew I had to crack down and work hard. I clowned for the year but I also focused really hard which is something that comes hard for me. I can read a full page or even a sentence and not understand one word. I mix stuff up, I read the same lines 20 times while thinking I just read it once. I can’t read aloud. While at this school I learned about methods to get me through these issues. Sports helped with aggression, though the medications they had me on made my aggression worse. These pills they gave me stole my appetite, they made me angry, gave me headaches, hurt my stomach and I tried everything not to take them. There was no option back then for me to use cannabis in anyway, not even a cannabis tincture or oil.”

add1-300x150.jpg

“Throughout my whole life I have had other medical issues. My teeth being the worst. My gums are too weak to hold my teeth and therefore I have metal bolts and multiple false teeth. Cannabis helps me with pain. When I was a little kid, a baby tooth became infused into my jaw bone and my adult tooth was pushing under it making my whole jaw be injured. It took 3 doctors over 2 days to remove the baby tooth so the adult one could come in. They operated on my gums and bones and had gave me well over 100 shots of novacain. It had a bad effect on me that lasted awhile. Then I got braces and my mouth rejected them. Dental issues are painful, but Cannabis in many ways helps. By using Cannabis I've avoided addiction to pain medication.”

20170913_085506-1-1-e1506998476124-225x300.jpg

(Evan loves to use Cannabis vape pens, they come in various strains)

"Back then as a kid and most of my life I just wanted to be alone. I hated boarding school. I didn’t like the way everyone treated each other. I came from a sheltered school where bullies didnt exist and now I was being targeted by them. I reverted back to my humor but to most I was just a goofy loser with issues. No one laughed and I felt as if had no place. The one thing I had was gone and I needed to learn to survive once again. I’ve always had a huge heart and care about others more than myself at times. At my old school I helped friends get what they needed. But once at the new one, I was alone. Four of my friends moved with me through school, I would watch them succeed as I failed. When I think back to this it’s depressing, but Cannabis has changed how I feel about myself. It’s given me hope, it stops my mind from racing with thoughts I shouldn’t have and don’t need.”

evanVape-300x225-300x225.jpg

“6 years later, now 18 and about to graduate public high school. I didn’t thrive there either but it was such a big school I could blend in. My health got worse. Put my mental issues to the side at this point my stomach issue and ulsers began to get worse. I was stressing myself out to the point where I lost weight, couldn’t eat sleep and nobody knew what to do. Two weeks before college, Lynn university Boca Raton Florida, I was forced to remove my wisdom teeth.Though I smoked cannabis in high school I knew nothing of its medical value. During the wisdom teeth surgery I was not tested for allergies nor did we know how strong the meds would be with my other medications. Long story short. My kidneys began to fail after an overdose. I sent two weeks in the hospital with two I.V drips in both arms and could hardly walk. When I finally got out they gave me a pill plan of 20 pills a day for a year and I would be better. That didn’t happen, I got worse.”

evanvapes-300x225.jpg

“I was sick and needed help, I had enough of the pharmaceuticals. I talked to friends and in doing so learned that a buddy from high school had moved to California to study medical cannabis and run a small 4 person farm in Santa Cruz. He needed a test dummy and I needed a new life. It was 2009. I could not have driven out there from New York fast enough. On the farm they took care of me, they showed me how to live a new life. I had never been taken care of like that. With my kidney issues I always have back pain, the CBD tincture took that away in seconds. They showed me how to cultivate. They gave me a new diet and my stomach issues went from a level 8 pain with no ability to eat to a level 3 with a desire to eat. They helped my get in shape. They helped me clear my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was actually wanted. They tested and tested me gave me a job in the dry barn to sort and identify flop buds. I was also a tester and wrote reviews for the website.”

tin-225x300.jpg

“I worked so hard to get better and through oils and a healthy diet I am now a functioning human, still with pain and issues but at least I understand those issues. My passion is at the top. They saw that and got me a job at a dispensary. That’s where my life changed back to what I had as the popular funny kid. Personally popular no, but to go to work every day and have people tell you that you just changed their lives, that’s all I needed. People relied on me for once. I spent years studying the different forms of cannabis and have made most products. For me I always preferred oils and tinctures. I got a job doing strain identification and worked directly with patients and their doctors to find the right strain and method to help many conditions.”

disp-300x146-300x146.jpg

“After years of helping others get meds, I felt the need to come home to N.Y. to help legalize medical cannabis. I miss California. A lot of my old issues are back. Despite that I stay possible and try to spread the word of what cannabis has done for me.”

IMG955310-225x300.jpg

It’s a bridge to a gap. When my throat is swollen, and I can’t eat or drink, it’s cannabis that reduces the swelling and inflammation. When my buddy got in a car crash, it was cannabis that helped reduce the ocular pressure above his eye, cannabis saved his sight. When my cousin had cancer, it was cannabis that made treatments easier. When I had 3 knew surgeries, it was cannabis that helped me through rehab. Cannabis helps blood flow and circulation. I can’t even take an Advil without feeling it go through my viens. It was cannabis that gave me hope. It was cannabis that helped my friend’s seizures when his medications were too strong. It was cannabis that stopped my depression. It was cannabis that helped me stop drinking and smoking cigarettes. Cannabis has given me non judgemental friends who understand me. I met my fiance through my work with cannabis. I have a life now because of the people in this industry and because of what this natural plant can do.”

mm2-300x300.jpg

(Above photo: Mike's Medicine Strain by Tim Fratto)

“I won’t bash doctors and say just switch to cannabis. Don’t do that. What I can say is it saved me. I’m one person, but it saved my life and has given me the responsibility to help save others. When people get home from work stressed out, most reach for alcohol. A drug itself that causes more issues then it solves but for some reason the world allows it while condemning something that does the opposite. We have come so far and this negative stigma about cannabis needs to stop. We need to educate the world as cannabis is the safest drug on the market yet those that use it are potheads while those that go to the pharmacy once a week to get 20 pills for 3 issues are normal.”

IMG951463-225x300.jpg

“People die every day in car crashes and many are related to alcohol, yet a DWI doesn’t stop people from drinking and driving. Those guys get to drive again, while people like me who promote cannabis are treated like criminals and are overpopulating prisons that we the tax payers have to pay for. I’d rather pay taxes to get sick people cannabis."

IMG955304-225x300.jpg

“Thanks for the time, I have more but I’ll end here. In two years I plan to head back to Santa Cruz to work on the farm again. In 2010, my mentor won the emerald cup, my goal is to accomplish the same goal by 2020. I have more to learn and more to preach. Keep fighting for people like me. We love you for this fight and we pray that we win. One love cannabis is life!”

leaving-pain-300x300.jpg

Evan told his story so well I felt no need to add that much. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Without a doubt he’s a walking talking cannabis victory!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

https://www.facebook.com/MikesEpilepsy

[email protected]

@Cannabismymedicine on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/ThePlantMatters/

@NaturallyAwaken – Twitter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-robinson-~-cannabis-heals-256b3192/

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 10 months 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!

Lindsay Le Blanc Professionals in the Industry 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

Two more sleeps until the first “Cannabis Leader of the Year” from Notable Life will be announced. On the ballet for this groundbreaking Notable Award was a very #dopelady in the cannabis space, most known for her publication the Her(b) Life. Fingers crossed for Gill Polard.

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TracyB Professionals in the Industry 10 months ago / Ontario

What are your top three favourite brands and why?

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    Great question! I haven't tried that many, and I'm not a canna-connoisseur but I've tried products from Cove, Nothern Harvest, Saturday, and Aurora and had great experiences. I'm still going to try other brands. I think what will eventually be my deciding factor for favourite will be who carries my fave strains. Who are your faves?

JADEO CannaBasics 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Lack of Communication about Medical Marijuana Use between Doctors and Their Patients

Introduction: Medical marijuana is now permitted in most states, but it is not clear whether primary care physicians (PCPs) are aware of or recommend its use in their patients.

Methods: We distributed paired surveys to PCPs and their patients to assess the frequency of patient marijuana use and communication with PCPs about use.

Results: Of 242 patients surveyed, 22% reported marijuana use in the past 6 months, and 61% of these identified as medical marijuana users. PCPs did not complete state forms to recommend medical marijuana for any of the surveyed medical marijuana users. PCPs were aware of marijuana use in their patients only 53% of the time. PCPs identified conditions they believed could be adversely affected by marijuana use in 31% of users.

Conclusion: There is poor communication between patients and PCPs about medical marijuana use, which is being sanctioned by physicians other than patients' PCPs. We suggest more frequent assessment of and discussion about marijuana use in patients, particularly in states that have approved medical marijuana.

View/download the FULL study, free, at: Journal of American Board of Family Medicine.

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JADEO Professionals in the Industry 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

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Cannabis Wiki Professionals in the Industry 1 week ago / London, Ontario


Martha Stewart partners with Canopy Growth Inc

Martha Stewart is an American businesswoman who has become successful through her many business ventures. As the cannabis industry expands, we have seen several professionals whom have ventured in the cannabis industry, and Martha Stewart is one of the many. She had recently launched a line of CBD products partnering with Canopy Growth.

For the full article and more check out Cannabis Wiki.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 9 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Evan: How I'm beating ADD/ADHD with Cannabis

Before The Plant It Was Doctors Daily, Now - It's Freedom!

Evan tells his story so well, it's similar to so many I've had the privilege to publish. Much like myself, Evan got caught up in the prescription drug trap that millions of us have been in or are in right this moment. We end up taking medications based on a doctors prescription and then believe that we should continue as it is what has 'been ordered'. Health is what Cannabis orders, in a recent conversation with Evan he fully agreed with that. "Pharmaceuticals nearly destroyed my life" he shared with me. He shares an intense story of how Cannabis has set him free from a lifetime of labels and pills. Truly a miracle in itself, the plant has changed his life from frowns and sad days to happiness and a life no longer challenged with the continual side effects of continual Rx drug intake. Evan, like so many others, proves the point that I personally just proved on my own. Cannabis, without a doubt, can replace prescription pain medication and so much more.

Resized_20170927_224235-225x300.jpeg

“My story is long! It started over 20 years ago as a nine year old with every learning disability that the doctors knew about from anger issues to socially awkward. School was horrible and scary and felt like everyday was the first day. I survived by using humor as a crutch. It seemed like most found me to be funny, but it was from a dark place even at a young age. What does one do when the laughter stops? I’ve never really fit in other then being a class clown. Never had a best friend, was always the side kick. In the early 90s after being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more, I was sent away to a school in Connecticut as my issues were too deep. Socially I thrived at this point, but my grades where failing. I wanted to fit in. I was always the awkward kid from a distance who cared more about everyone else’s issues rather than my own. I never took care of myself.”

add-300x140.jpg

“I was there for 7 years and in the 7th grade they told me that all my friends would graduate except for me that year. I clowned my and became popular but didn’t realize that at a school what I was doing wouldn’t matter much to new kids. I had a few options, but mostly I knew I had to crack down and work hard. I clowned for the year but I also focused really hard which is something that comes hard for me. I can read a full page or even a sentence and not understand one word. I mix stuff up, I read the same lines 20 times while thinking I just read it once. I can’t read aloud. While at this school I learned about methods to get me through these issues. Sports helped with aggression, though the medications they had me on made my aggression worse. These pills they gave me stole my appetite, they made me angry, gave me headaches, hurt my stomach and I tried everything not to take them. There was no option back then for me to use cannabis in anyway, not even a cannabis tincture or oil.”

add1-300x150.jpg

“Throughout my whole life I have had other medical issues. My teeth being the worst. My gums are too weak to hold my teeth and therefore I have metal bolts and multiple false teeth. Cannabis helps me with pain. When I was a little kid, a baby tooth became infused into my jaw bone and my adult tooth was pushing under it making my whole jaw be injured. It took 3 doctors over 2 days to remove the baby tooth so the adult one could come in. They operated on my gums and bones and had gave me well over 100 shots of novacain. It had a bad effect on me that lasted awhile. Then I got braces and my mouth rejected them. Dental issues are painful, but Cannabis in many ways helps. By using Cannabis I've avoided addiction to pain medication.”

20170913_085506-1-1-e1506998476124-225x300.jpg

(Evan loves to use Cannabis vape pens, they come in various strains)

"Back then as a kid and most of my life I just wanted to be alone. I hated boarding school. I didn’t like the way everyone treated each other. I came from a sheltered school where bullies didnt exist and now I was being targeted by them. I reverted back to my humor but to most I was just a goofy loser with issues. No one laughed and I felt as if had no place. The one thing I had was gone and I needed to learn to survive once again. I’ve always had a huge heart and care about others more than myself at times. At my old school I helped friends get what they needed. But once at the new one, I was alone. Four of my friends moved with me through school, I would watch them succeed as I failed. When I think back to this it’s depressing, but Cannabis has changed how I feel about myself. It’s given me hope, it stops my mind from racing with thoughts I shouldn’t have and don’t need.”

evanVape-300x225-300x225.jpg

“6 years later, now 18 and about to graduate public high school. I didn’t thrive there either but it was such a big school I could blend in. My health got worse. Put my mental issues to the side at this point my stomach issue and ulsers began to get worse. I was stressing myself out to the point where I lost weight, couldn’t eat sleep and nobody knew what to do. Two weeks before college, Lynn university Boca Raton Florida, I was forced to remove my wisdom teeth.Though I smoked cannabis in high school I knew nothing of its medical value. During the wisdom teeth surgery I was not tested for allergies nor did we know how strong the meds would be with my other medications. Long story short. My kidneys began to fail after an overdose. I sent two weeks in the hospital with two I.V drips in both arms and could hardly walk. When I finally got out they gave me a pill plan of 20 pills a day for a year and I would be better. That didn’t happen, I got worse.”

evanvapes-300x225.jpg

“I was sick and needed help, I had enough of the pharmaceuticals. I talked to friends and in doing so learned that a buddy from high school had moved to California to study medical cannabis and run a small 4 person farm in Santa Cruz. He needed a test dummy and I needed a new life. It was 2009. I could not have driven out there from New York fast enough. On the farm they took care of me, they showed me how to live a new life. I had never been taken care of like that. With my kidney issues I always have back pain, the CBD tincture took that away in seconds. They showed me how to cultivate. They gave me a new diet and my stomach issues went from a level 8 pain with no ability to eat to a level 3 with a desire to eat. They helped my get in shape. They helped me clear my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was actually wanted. They tested and tested me gave me a job in the dry barn to sort and identify flop buds. I was also a tester and wrote reviews for the website.”

tin-225x300.jpg

“I worked so hard to get better and through oils and a healthy diet I am now a functioning human, still with pain and issues but at least I understand those issues. My passion is at the top. They saw that and got me a job at a dispensary. That’s where my life changed back to what I had as the popular funny kid. Personally popular no, but to go to work every day and have people tell you that you just changed their lives, that’s all I needed. People relied on me for once. I spent years studying the different forms of cannabis and have made most products. For me I always preferred oils and tinctures. I got a job doing strain identification and worked directly with patients and their doctors to find the right strain and method to help many conditions.”

disp-300x146-300x146.jpg

“After years of helping others get meds, I felt the need to come home to N.Y. to help legalize medical cannabis. I miss California. A lot of my old issues are back. Despite that I stay possible and try to spread the word of what cannabis has done for me.”

IMG955310-225x300.jpg

It’s a bridge to a gap. When my throat is swollen, and I can’t eat or drink, it’s cannabis that reduces the swelling and inflammation. When my buddy got in a car crash, it was cannabis that helped reduce the ocular pressure above his eye, cannabis saved his sight. When my cousin had cancer, it was cannabis that made treatments easier. When I had 3 knew surgeries, it was cannabis that helped me through rehab. Cannabis helps blood flow and circulation. I can’t even take an Advil without feeling it go through my viens. It was cannabis that gave me hope. It was cannabis that helped my friend’s seizures when his medications were too strong. It was cannabis that stopped my depression. It was cannabis that helped me stop drinking and smoking cigarettes. Cannabis has given me non judgemental friends who understand me. I met my fiance through my work with cannabis. I have a life now because of the people in this industry and because of what this natural plant can do.”

mm2-300x300.jpg

(Above photo: Mike's Medicine Strain by Tim Fratto)

“I won’t bash doctors and say just switch to cannabis. Don’t do that. What I can say is it saved me. I’m one person, but it saved my life and has given me the responsibility to help save others. When people get home from work stressed out, most reach for alcohol. A drug itself that causes more issues then it solves but for some reason the world allows it while condemning something that does the opposite. We have come so far and this negative stigma about cannabis needs to stop. We need to educate the world as cannabis is the safest drug on the market yet those that use it are potheads while those that go to the pharmacy once a week to get 20 pills for 3 issues are normal.”

IMG951463-225x300.jpg

“People die every day in car crashes and many are related to alcohol, yet a DWI doesn’t stop people from drinking and driving. Those guys get to drive again, while people like me who promote cannabis are treated like criminals and are overpopulating prisons that we the tax payers have to pay for. I’d rather pay taxes to get sick people cannabis."

IMG955304-225x300.jpg

“Thanks for the time, I have more but I’ll end here. In two years I plan to head back to Santa Cruz to work on the farm again. In 2010, my mentor won the emerald cup, my goal is to accomplish the same goal by 2020. I have more to learn and more to preach. Keep fighting for people like me. We love you for this fight and we pray that we win. One love cannabis is life!”

leaving-pain-300x300.jpg

Evan told his story so well I felt no need to add that much. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Without a doubt he’s a walking talking cannabis victory!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

https://www.facebook.com/MikesEpilepsy

[email protected]

@Cannabismymedicine on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/ThePlantMatters/

@NaturallyAwaken – Twitter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-robinson-~-cannabis-heals-256b3192/

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JADEO Education, Training and Events 10 months 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!

Related comments

  • From 420710

    This will be such an informative and awesome experience!

JADEO CannaBasics 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Lack of Communication about Medical Marijuana Use between Doctors and Their Patients

Introduction: Medical marijuana is now permitted in most states, but it is not clear whether primary care physicians (PCPs) are aware of or recommend its use in their patients.

Methods: We distributed paired surveys to PCPs and their patients to assess the frequency of patient marijuana use and communication with PCPs about use.

Results: Of 242 patients surveyed, 22% reported marijuana use in the past 6 months, and 61% of these identified as medical marijuana users. PCPs did not complete state forms to recommend medical marijuana for any of the surveyed medical marijuana users. PCPs were aware of marijuana use in their patients only 53% of the time. PCPs identified conditions they believed could be adversely affected by marijuana use in 31% of users.

Conclusion: There is poor communication between patients and PCPs about medical marijuana use, which is being sanctioned by physicians other than patients' PCPs. We suggest more frequent assessment of and discussion about marijuana use in patients, particularly in states that have approved medical marijuana.

View/download the FULL study, free, at: Journal of American Board of Family Medicine.

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JADEO News, Finance and The Law 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Simple Guidelines for Canadian Cannabis Marketing

Your Go-To-Marketing Guide For Cannabis in Canada

Want to sleep at night?  Worried about having your lawyer on speed dial?  It's tough being in advertising!  #Stressful #Compliance

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    This is definitely an important read if you're working in the cannabis industry or thinking about a career in cannabis.

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JADEO CannaBasics 10 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Yup. Social Media Affects Cannabis Legalization.

Get ready to click LIKE to this one people! 

A new thesis study, “Exploring the Association Between How Social Media Affects Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization,” has some interesting findings!

Are you on Facebook, daily?  Or Snapchat?  If so, you may want spend one-minute watching this video recap of the research.  Let know your thoughts!  

Is he right?  SHARE this video out to help break CANNABIS STIGMA.

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    Shared on Facebook, little by little we're going to normalize cannabis :)

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      If we all continue to do our part, that's all we can hope for!

JADEO Medical Cannabis 11 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


US Govt: Cannabinoids, THC & CBD Promote The Re-Emergence Of Apoptosis (the signal for a cell to die)

By: Mike Robinson
Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Director of Communications,
The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

(Reprinted with permission by Mike Robinson as we here at JADEO just loved it!)

Cancer patients around the globe are looking to the internet for the most up to date way to treat life altering illnesses that will effect every single one of us on the planet in one way or another. As we read of GW Pharmaceuticals 'Epidolex' being approved by the FDA to treat seizures (CBD) - there's so much more to talk about than it's efficacy, side effects, and contraindications. We all know, or should, that there are known contraindications to every pharmaceutical and Epidolex has some downright scary ones that can and have caused 'status epilepticus' at an alarming rate (over 10% of trial patients). So be it, it's made it's way through the channels and will now become an item on pharmacy shelves. 

But what about Cancer? We've seen the posts about US Patent 6630507 which enraged the world and lit a fire under the movement for legalization of the plant globally, but what about United States Patent Application # 20130059018   Assignee: GW Pharma? 

A government that states there's no medicinal value in a plant doling out a patent on it to themselves and then to pharmaceutical companies abroad seems ludicrous but it's the reality we live in. Control of all by a few thousand elected officials over hundreds of millions is the way of the world nowadays in nations across the globe. God Bless America I guess would be applicable as we need a blessing after doing this to our own citizens!

Why haven't we heard more about this in the media and why are doctors yearning for information when it already exists? 

Probably because it was withheld from them while they attended medical school. As much as people in general would like to blame doctors for lack of knowledge in the cannabinoid medicine field, the problem is not with the physician or specialist - it's with a very broken system that hoped the Endocannabinoid System discovery over 2 decades ago by Professor Raphael Mechoulam of Israel would stay hidden away forever - so why teach it in colleges? In my current position I see the continual desire for clinicians and specialists around the world to learn more. The best teacher? A very well informed patient. The physician isn't fighting for their life so they're not spending 24/7 researching and playing around with different concoction or 'stews ala cannabinoids' as I call them! So it only makes sense that a patient that has a ton of time can learn much more about treating themselves (and others) as we're in this to stay alive vs. add it to our medical practice or be part of a sub specialty.

Let's take a look at what's been around for 5 years now - proof positive that Cannabis indeed will kill cancer cells and starve out tumors creating an impossibility for them to continue growing. Of course I could use scientific terms but those are a bit difficult for most to understand.

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI (Global News wire Press Release 2013): LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement by Advocates for the Disabled and Seriously Ill:

In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana "inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines." The same report showed marijuana slows or stops the growth of certain lung cancer cells and suggested that marijuana may provide "risk reduction and treatment of colorectal cancer."

Referring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, "The Federal government's continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute." Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and various municipalities are trying to prevent them from obtaining cannabis for medical purposes in direct contravention of state laws. "Cities that ban dispensaries are denying patients the ability to obtain a medicine the Federal government's National Institutes of Health says fights cancer and they're doing it with the Obama Administration's help." Recently, the City of Los Angeles repealed its ban of medical marijuana collectives after Bill Rosendahl, a member of its city council diagnosed with cancer and prescribed medical marijuana said to fellow council members about the ban, "You want to kill me? You want to throw me under the bus?"

The NCI report also examined whether patients who smoke marijuana rather than ingesting it orally are exposed to a higher risk of lung and certain digestive system cancers. According to the government, 19 studies "failed to demonstrate statistically significant associations between marijuana inhalation and lung cancer." The report also identified a separate study of 611 lung cancer patients that showed marijuana was "not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer or other upper aerodigestive tract cancers and found no positive associations with any cancer type." In the area of prostate cancer, the NCI report was inconclusive and suggested further research was necessary. In its report, the National Cancer Institute also identified a "study of intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC in patients with recurrent glioblastoma" that showed tumor reduction in the test participants.

Despite the Federal government sanctioned and authorized NCI report, Pappas said Congress and the Obama Administration have continued to thwart marijuana research. In an announced effort to displace state medical marijuana laws, the Office of National Drug Control Policy described "medical" marijuana as a "myth" fueling "troubling misconceptions" in documents found on its website. The Federal government appears to be focused on creating more chemical drugs, many of which are the subject of various attorney television commercials seeking out those adversely impacted by those drugs. Pappas said both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue to assert marijuana lacks any medicinal value despite the research showing cannabis reduces certain cancer risks and inhibits the growth of tumor cells. He also commented that the Federal government's anti-marijuana position contributes to and encourages prejudice and public misconception about the legitimate use of medical cannabis as treatment for seriously ill patients.

In addition to anti-cancer properties, separate research reported marijuana appears to have "profound nerve-protective and brain-enhancing properties that could potentially treat many neurodegenerative disorders." In its report, the National Cancer Institute stated cannabis effectively treats insomnia and referenced a placebo-controlled study in cancer patients showing increased quality of sleep and relaxation in those treated with tetrahydrocannabinol, an active component in marijuana.

Responding to a White House statement that only a small percentage of patients prescribed medical cannabis under state laws use it to treat cancer, Pappas said "marijuana isn't just for cancer or AIDS patients – it can also treat, for example, sleeplessness." Although generally not a life threatening condition, Pappas referred to insomnia as a health issue regularly treated with prescription drugs zolpidem (brand name Ambien) and eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). According to their manufacturers' websites, zolpidem and eszopiclone have been shown to cause severe side effects including aggressiveness, hallucinations, confusion, or suicidal thoughts. Pappas noted that, unlike those drugs, studies on insomnia similar to those reported by the National Cancer Institute show medical marijuana effectively treats insomnia at a far lower cost and with fewer side effects. Marijuana has also been prescribed for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and a variety of other physical and mental conditions.

Addressing the White House website statement that medical marijuana should remain criminally illegal under federal law, Pappas said that "with every drug, the doctor must consider the benefits versus any possible side effects. In its 3000-plus year history of medicinal use, there has never been a known, confirmed death caused by overdose of marijuana. To suggest that prescription drugs known to have severe negative side effects are alright and that marijuana can only be used for cancer or AIDS is nonsensical. It demonstrates how the Federal government's decision to usurp state sovereignty is harming people because burdening citizens with federal criminal records based on medical marijuana provided for under state law is simply wrong. To continue outlawing the use of a drug shown to have life-saving, anti-cancer benefits that has been used safely as a medication for thousands of years is irresponsible."

Jan., 2013 National Cancer Institute PDQ® report on cannabis:

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page2

July, 2009 NIH report on cannabis reducing neck and head squamous cell carcinoma:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19638490

Nov., 2012 NIH report on cannabis breast cancer treatment:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349

Report on study showing smoked marijuana does not cause cancer:

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

Report on neuroprotective benefits of marijuana:

www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/20/researchers-study-neuroprotective-properties-in-cannabis/

White House "Fact Sheet" on Marijuana Legalization:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/Fact_Sheets/marijuana_legalization_fact_sheet_3-3-11.pdf

Office of National Drug Control Policy documents:

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/marijuana_fact_sheet_3-28-12.pdf and

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/issues-content/medical_marijuana_information_packet.pdf

When we review this information it's beyond disturbing, but to stay disturbed would be a waste of time we literally do not have - especially if we're fighting cancer which half of us are or have already. Those numbers will only increase as the environment of harm we all live within changes by the day and not for the better. As plastic fills our oceans that are already flooded with waste from Nuclear Power and more we all know our time on this planet is limited. The type of crimes against humanity that are being perpetuated by the day across the globe by nations starving their citizens from a plant that heals are preposterous - but they are the reality. Lawsuits seem fruitless, even the WHO's demands regarding CBD are going unanswered in regards to the wish for 100% removal from all nations controlled substances list. Baby steps need to be leaps and bounds as we are destructing the most valuable resource known to mankind - people.




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    This article was extremely insightful!

JADEO Professionals in the Industry 11 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


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JADEO Education, Training and Events 11 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 News, Finance and The Law 11 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 News, Finance and The Law 1 year ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis Promotion: Seller Beware

By: Jeremy Burke and Ken Clark  I  Aird & Berlis
(Reprinted with permission, as we at JADEO loved the way it was simple, human, and helpful.)

Introduction

The federal Cannabis Act and its regulations (together, the “Act”) are scheduled to come into force on October 17, 2018. The Act imposes strict restrictions on promotional and advertising activities relating to cannabis in pursuit of a key policy goal of the government: to avoid exposure of young people to cannabis. This goal pervades every activity enabled by the Act, from production to packaging to final sale, and includes advertising and promotional activities. Cannabis industry participants should familiarize themselves with the legal framework surrounding the promotion of cannabis products, accessories and services in order to ensure they are able to navigate it successfully.

Although this article discusses new rules being created under the Act, readers should be aware that cannabis advertising is also regulated under other statutes (e.g., the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Food and Drugs Act and provincial consumer protection statutes) and - importantly - may also be subject to provincial cannabis legislation in connection with retail distribution. Advertising of any product may also be subject to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards administered by the Canadian advertising industry’s self-regulatory body, the Advertising Standards Council. The Act also contains significant restrictions on cannabis product packaging, which will be the topic of a future article.

Prohibited Activities

The Act begins with a blanket prohibition on promoting cannabis products, accessories or services (either within or outside of Canada) if they do any of the following – unless a particular activity is expressly permitted elsewhere in the Act. Subject to the express permitted activities discussed below, a cannabis promotion cannot:

  • communicate information about price or distribution;
  • reasonably be considered as appealing to youth;
  • contain testimonials or endorsements;
  • depict a person, celebrity, character or animal (real or fictional); or
  • use a brand element to evoke a “way of life” / lifestyle.

The Act also prohibits (without exception) a promotion that includes false, misleading or deceptive information. Performance claims, in particular, are potential land mines and should not be made unless there is scientific support (such as a study) to back them up.

Similarly, promotional activities based on inducements are not permitted under any circumstance. This means businesses will not be able to run lotteries, games or contests, or to offer any products/accessories/services to consumers at no cost, where the goal is to induce purchases of cannabis or cannabis accessories.

Finally, the Act contains broad restrictions (but not an absolute prohibition) on sponsorship – a prohibition that Health Canada has made very clear that it takes seriously.

The prohibitions in the Act do NOT apply to depictions of cannabis products, accessories or services in artistic, academic or journalistic works so long as there is no consideration given, directly or indirectly, for the depiction. Similarly, there is no prohibition on business-to-business promotion of cannabis products between licence holders or on the promotion of cannabis accessories or services between persons selling such accessories or services.

Permitted Activities

There are limited exceptions to the broad prohibition on promotion of cannabis products, accessories and services described above. These include:

1. Informational or Brand-Preference Promotions. 

These are promotions that refer to brand characteristics or factual details of the cannabis product, accessory or service. This type of promotion is permitted, but only in the following scenarios:

  • Direct promotion to adults. Personalized informational or brand-preference promotional communications that are addressed (by name) to individuals who are 18 years of age or older are permissible under the Act.
  • Promotion in places where young persons are not allowed. Informational or brand-preference promotions may occur in locations where young persons are not permitted by law. To the extent that this includes any provincially-authorized cannabis retail location, it remains to be determined how this exception will integrate with the rules on point-of-sale promotions (see #2 below).
  • Electronic communications IF “reasonable steps” are taken to prevent access by minors. The individual responsible for the content of the promotion is also responsible for limiting access. It is currently unclear what will constitute sufficient “reasonable steps,” but public posts on social media (for example, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) will likely run afoul of this rule.

It is important to note that only persons authorized to produce, sell or distribute cannabis are allowed to promote cannabis products in the above circumstances. Anyone, however, is permitted to promote cannabis accessories or services.

2. Point-of-Sale Promotion. 

The relevant provision of the Act specifies that point-of-sale promotions are permitted if they only specify the price and/or availability of the product, accessory or service. It is presently unclear how this restrictive promotional right interacts with the less restrictive right to conduct informational or brand-preference promotions in places where minors are not permitted by law. In all events, point-of-sale promotion of cannabis products can only be done by the person licensed to sell the product.

3. Branded swag. 

Cannabis brand elements may be displayed on items that are not cannabis or a cannabis accessory, as long as those items cannot reasonably be interpreted as being associated with or appealing to minors or with a particular lifestyle (such as glamour, recreation, excitement, vitality, risk or daring). Needless to say, there is much room to argue about what goods are associated with or appealing to minors. Hats and t-shirts, for example, would seem to be associated with every age of clothed person!

4. Sponsorship. 

Cannabis companies will not be permitted to use their name or brand elements to promote events, activities, facilities, individuals or entities. As a result, cannabis companies may not sponsor, for example, sporting events or music festivals.

A number of cannabis firms have invested in relationships with artists, including The Tragically Hip, Snoop Dogg and Trailer Park Boys. Given the current lack of interpretive guidance from Health Canada or binding statutory interpretation (i.e. case law), it is not entirely clear at this point to what extent the activities undertaken to date, pursuant to these relationships, would be compliant with the Act once it comes into force. It is quite likely that some of them would not be. In all events, industry participants should proceed with caution before inking any relationship (or at least before implementing public-facing activities under it) that might associate (in the minds of the public) an “influencer” with a cannabis company, given that Health Canada has clearly signalled that it will not take a relaxed approach to this issue.

Industry participants will also want to consider registering trademarks for any logo or other registrable mark associated with their brand. Registering a trademark is generally a relatively straightforward exercise, but industry participants should – ideally before finalizing their brand marks and seeking trademark registration – consider whether they will actually be permitted to use the proposed mark in commerce, given the restrictive promotion and packaging rules contained in the Act. There is no doubt that some currently-registered and pending cannabis brand trademarks will have to sit idle unless changes are made to the current restrictive regulatory regime.

Whether relating to sponsorship, packaging or other branding activities, businesses operating in the Canadian cannabis space should be designing their brand, and their advertising and promotion strategies, with a clear understanding of the Act’s restrictions and the opportunities that may or may not be available to them to use and protect their intellectual property.

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Remember to always seek legal advice from your own legal experts.  The above article was written by Aird & Berlis and is NOT meant as legal advice, nor does it reflect JADEO's point of view.

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JADEO CannaBasics 1 year ago / Toronto, Ontario


Membership Activity and Profile House Rules

A Healthy Community Depends On You

THESE RULES ARE SPECIFIC TO THOSE WHO WANT TO PROMOTE A PRODUCT AND/OR SERVICE, DO REVIEWS, etc.  Please ensure you are familiar with basic posting rules first as they also impact posts - view our Community Guidelines.

When we created JADEO we wanted to ensure that we would have a community that was informative, inspiring, and most importantly, safe.  Currently, JADEO is in beta with our Personal Memberships, which are free and we encourage you to sign up for one so you can enjoy the full feature set of the website - like saving, sharing, commenting, posting, connecting, and messaging.  

Soon we shall launch our Business Memberships, for companies and brands.  In preparation for this, we wanted to be upfront and remind members of our JADEO "House Rules" that apply to all membership activity and profiles - especially for those in the cannabis industry, including accessories and services.

If you break the JADEO House Rules, you may find yourself banned from the platform, and in the case of the breaking the law, the authorities may show up at your door. My personal rule of thumb, educate yourself on the law and JADEO's rules and be social within them.

JADEO's HOUSE RULES 

(Active for Aug. 15 2018 - Oct. 16th 2018)

1. Follow The Law

CANNABIS IS NOT LEGAL. Currently, cannabis is considered a narcotic in Canada - it is illegal to have it, sell it, grow it, distribute it, or promote it.  Yes, medicinal cannabis is legal for those who have a valid prescription from a doctor.  But every Canadian is responsible to understand the current and future law.  As of Oct. 17, 2018, Bill C-45 comes into play and the law around cannabis changes greatly.  That is why we created a Special Interest Group on THE LAW.  I personally recommend you join that SIG so you can read the latest updates for your province.

2. Be Transparent

Our Business Memberships will be launching shortly.  So don't abuse your Personal Profile in the meantime.  If you want to post or write an article about your company or brand - especially if you work in - cannabis, cannabis-services, or cannabis accessories - you must be 100% transparent in the post/article (and ideally on your profile) on WHO you work for. It is just not cool to try to sell or influence people in a shady fashion.  

An easy way to be transparent is to ensure you have completed your business information on your Personal Profile, check out my Profile as an example.  You can adjust your Profile information in your Dashboard and you can still display a username if you like.  

3. Be Super Transparent If You Are Being Paid

Same goes for influencers, PR people, or an agency.  If you are promoting a brand, company, product, or person and are getting compensation of any kind you are required to disclose that and place a "#Ad" or "#Sponsored" in your post/comment/article.  You will notice JADEO's Sponsored Ads, Posts, and Articles/Videos are all clearly marked "Sponsored" and/or "Advertisement."  Just make sure you do not violate rule #4 below if you are doing a Sponsored item.

 4. No Endorsements 

Sorry Snoop.  The law won out on this one.  When it comes to endorsements the FDA (health and beauty products/services) and cannabis law have given you and other celebrities and those who may be compensated a hard - NO.  No.  Can.  Do.  So we here at JADEO also have to say, no.  And since we are Canadian, we also say, sorry.

5. Claims Must Be Validated

Sweeping claims of treatments and cures can be very dangerous.  Deadly in fact.  You are entitled to your story and your truth.  Be truthful and link back to the research and sources that support your point of view.  Linking claims to products, services, and especially medical conditions can be illegal without proof of your claim if you are trying to sell something or drive influence.  We take claims without merit very seriously.  Let's face it, we ALL wish we could have a wrinkle remover cream that instantly works, right?  But that is the same as fake news to us here at JADEO. So, best to avoid it and Report it when/if you it on JADEO.

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