P.E.I. Cannabis tops country in marijuana sales per capita

Convenience a factor in success, says P.E.I. Cannabis Kevin Yarr · CBC News · Jan 29, 2019 In the first six weeks of marijuana legalization Prince Edward Island had the highest per capita legal sales in the country, and P.E.I. Cannabis is taking that as a sign it’s getting something right. Statistics Canada added cannabis stores to its […]

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The ex cops, politicians and friends of Bill Blair cashing in on legal weed

A not-so-short list of who’s making a killing on legalization BY ENZO DIMATTEO – Jan 29, 2019 CHUCK RIFICI Former CFO of the Liberal Party of Canada and a founder and former CEO of Canopy Growth Corp. and Tweed Marijuana Inc., the country’s largest licensed producer. Made a killing when Canopy took over Tweed. He’s reportedly still […]

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Class Action Certified To Proceed to Trial OrganiGram

News Wire – Jan 21, 2019 MONCTON, NB, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ – A class action was certified against Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”) and its parent company Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), a leading licensed producer of cannabis in Canada, on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Certification is not a decision on the merits of the […]

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Police lock up all 4 Georgia Peach marijuana dispensaries, 25 arrested

Dan Taekema · CBC News · Jan 24, 2019 All four Georgia Peach locations in Hamilton have been shut down after police executed search warrants and arrested 25 people Thursday afternoon. (Dan Taekema/CBC News) Hamilton police laid dozens of charges Thursday after raiding and seizing all four Georgia Peach marijuana dispensary locations. Local officers, along with other members of the provincial enforcement […]

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‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery responds to allegations of sexual harassment

TIFFANY CRAWFORD -January 17, 2019 In a Facebook post late Wednesday, the self-described Prince of Pot denies he ever harmed anyone, but admits he is a “touchy” guy who doesn’t always get it right when speaking openly about sex. The alleged incidents were made public on Twitter by Deidre Olsen, who was hired by Cannabis Culture but […]

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Legal pot shops coming to Oshawa

By Dave Flaherty-The Oshawa – Jan 16, 2019 Oshawa is in on private retail cannabis shops. After a marathon meeting, city council voted 7-4 in favour of allowing pot shops in the city once the province rolls them out on April 1, 2019. Councillors John Gray, Rick Kerr, Tito Dante-Marimpietri, Brian Nicholson, Bob Chapman, Derek […]

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B.C. Cancer to lead first national cannabis clinical trial for symptom relief

PAMELA FAYERMAN January 15, 2019 Recruitment for the 48-day trial in 150 patients will begin soon after the expected Health Canada and ethics approval is obtained. Patients in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince George, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto will be enrolled in the trial investigating whether cannabis properties reduce cancer-related symptoms including pain, sleep […]

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Race on to partner with Ontario’s cannabis retail licence winners

The Canadian Press Jan 14, 2019 Businesses and investors are rushing to partner with the 25 winners of the Ontario cannabis retail licence lottery, with offers apparently worth millions of dollars, to be involved in the province’s first recreational weed stores set to open this spring. Olivia Brown, the founder of Hamilton, Ont.-based Professional Cannabis […]

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