Canada Pot

Mail-Order Pot? What Are You, High?

Mark Towhey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

I'm not a marijuana consumer -- never have been, never will be. But, I understand business planning and marketing.  Marijuana is a retail product for recreational consumers. For most users, it's not a staple item (after all, it's "recreational" remember) so, they don't always plan ahead. Impulse sales, product expertise, advice from local sales staff, and immediate fulfillment are paramount. Mail-order may be a complementary channel for some users, but it won't be the only channel. The idea it can be, is simply a non-starter.  

Trudeau Says He Isn't Legalizing Pot To Make Smokers Happy

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau’s comments come as his government is set to introduce legislation regulating the sale of marijuana this spring.

Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

Marc Davis | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Former Canadian combat engineer Fabian Henry used to thrive on adrenaline - especially in combat zones - during his 12 years in the military. Now he smokes medical marijuana to avoid stressors that remind him of his most disturbing wartime experiences. And that's what now keeps him sane, he says.

Trailer Park Boys Land Gig As Marijuana Brand Ambassadors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business

Is anyone surprised?

Canada Can Learn How To Legalize Pot From America's Example

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the Canadian government prepares to introduce legislation next spring to legalize marijuana for recreational use, there are some useful lessons to be drawn from the experiments that have been taking place south of the border since 2012.

An Inside Look At One Of Canada's New Licensed Cannabis Producers

Madaline Zannes | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living
Madaline Zannes

The 23,500 square foot production facility in Paris, Ontario started off early in cultivation. As soon as their license to grow was granted, work began straight away. As part of a fully integrated medical marijuana and health care company, high standards must be held to carry on business under the regulations.

Canadian Pot Production Sprouting Up Big Ahead Of Legalization

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business

One Alberta company is growing its operation tenfold.

Toronto Landlords May Pay Price For Illegal Pot Shops

YPNextHome | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Pot dispensaries, cannabis cafes, medical marijuana clinics, smoke shops, vapour lounges -- cannabis culture has gained a foothold in Toronto. Some neighbourhoods have had little to no infiltration, but many have had a staggering number of pot dispensaries open along the main street, out in the open.

Marijuana's Pro-Psychotic Effects May Put Teens At Risk

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

There is no single cause for schizophrenia. THC alone is not responsible, but there is an abundance of evidence that THC can provoke an earlier onset of schizophrenia by up to six years. There is also solid evidence to suggest a causal link between THC and schizophrenia.

The Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Are Frightening, Isolating And Debilitating

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Schizophrenia is a complex and often devastating illness, characterized by the presence of psychotic symptoms including delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking and behaviour and negative symptoms (apathy, lack of motivation, social withdrawal, and reduced emotional responsiveness).

You Can't Deny Marijuana Is Dangerous For Developing Minds

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Physicians have not effectively confronted pot-related myths, nor have we adequately educated our patients. When I tell parents about marijuana's risks, they often express shock. Many believe it's like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life. But pot is not benign.

A Look Inside Mettrum, A Medical Cannabis Producer

Madaline Zannes | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zannes

Mettrum's licensed production facilities span over 80,000 square feet of capacity, located on a total of over 80 acres of land. The Bowmanville location (one of two) is massive, and houses their client service team and part of the grow operations.

Canadians Facing Pot Charges Left In Legal Limbo

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"I love Baby Trudeau, but he says, 'We're going to fix this.' When?"

Health Insurance Snubs Medical Marijuana For The Wrong Reasons

Amy-Rose Lane | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Amy-Rose Lane

As Charlotte began to starve from not being able to consume food, it seemed inevitable that Dravet Syndrome would claim Charlotte's young life. With nothing left to lose, Charlotte's dad began to research experimental treatments -- he found one case in California, where medicinal marijuana helped to curb violent seizures in a young patient.

Health Canada Threatens 13 B.C. Pot Shops With Police Raids

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada

"It's confusing for us right now. We're trying to figure out what the problem is.''

Canada's Medical Pot Producers Seek To Grow Business Abroad

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Business

Canadian producers are looking to take what they have learned at home and set up new corporate entities in other countries.

WATCH: Why Do They Call 4/20 Weed Day?

Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada

You're no Cheech or Chong, but you know what 4/20 stands for right? Of course you do. It's Weed Day, the day pot lovers the world over celebrate their...

Feds Lose 'Significant' Pot Battle

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Cour...

Medical Pot Lawsuits Piling Up

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The lawsuits challenging Ottawa's attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up, meaning the government will be f...

Sensible BC Has Big Plans For The Coming Year

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Sensible BC has become Canada's largest cannabis reform organization. Our focus for 2014 will be building our network and organization, keeping our issue in the media, fighting several legal challenges, and working towards the municipal elections coming this November.

B.C. Pets Have Most Weed-Related Health Claims

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pets in British Columbia have the most marijuana-related health claims in North America, says a pet insurance company. Trupanion paid over $54,000 ...

Students Get Sick From Pot-Laced Treats

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several North Vancouver high school students have become sick from eating marijuana-infused treats over the past week. Two Grade 10 students — fr...

How Fear Is Stopping Drug Legalization

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

"I think there is a fear of change, a fear of change that is ungrounded in any rational apprehension about what will happen. We accept at some level that the whole prohibition policy is a total failure, yet in some other part of our brain we are afraid of change because we worry that society would just turn itself into a collection of drug-addled morons."

Students Who Smoke Only Pot Perform Better Than Those Who Smoke Cigarettes Too

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

New study identifies which youth are most at risk, researchers say (photo by Drome via Flickr) It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking m...

Sunny Freeman

Why This MS Patient Is Taking On Health Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Robert Davidson’s multiple sclerosis left him unable to walk for 15 years. He had prescriptions for 13 different drugs – including high doses of ...