Canada Weed

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.  

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.

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.

I'm a Comedian Who Doesn't Smoke Weed

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

Happy 4/20, you guys! On this day of days I want to take the time to confess something. I write comedy and I don't smoke weed. I know, I'm sorry. It's really disappointing. That's probably one of my most frequently asked questions I get after people find out what I do. Here's why it doesn't work for me.

Neighbouring Pot Grow-Op Making Workers Sick: Business Owner

CBC | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business

A Vaughan man says that the overwhelming smell of marijuana wafting from an allegedly legal grow-op next door to his restoration business is causing s...

9 Stereotypes About Canadians We're Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living

O Canada! It's a land of snow and sleet, where sunshine only breaks through on days when Justin Bieber plays a concert. Well ... not exactly. Ca...

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...

Medical Pot Shortage?

CBC | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are worried there soon could be a shortage of legal weed. In just 62 days, all medical marijuana must be purchased f...

WHOA: Look How Much These Canadians Pay For Weed

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Business

The U.S.’s marijuana industry is poised to be among the fastest growing sectors of the economy, outpacing even the smartphone market’s booming gro...

Ticketing Tokers Is No Pro-Pot Policy

Dana Larsen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Right now the RCMP lay about 60,000 charges annually for marijuana possession across Canada, while they let about four times as many people found with pot off with a warning. When the police talk about tickets for possession, they're not talking about reducing the number of charges, they're talking about finding a more efficient way to punish the hundreds of thousands of people they're currently letting go.

Canadian Kids Love Marijuana The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Living

A new survey from UNICEF has found that more Canadian kids smoke marijuana than anywhere else in the western world. The study on the well-being of ...

Does Pot Increase Stroke Risk?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Living

A study out of New Zealand appears to show a link between marijuana use and strokes in young adults. Researchers tested the urine of 150 patients w...

Court Strikes Down Pot Ruling

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's ban on marijuana was effectively upheld Friday when Ontario's top court struck down an earlier court decision that said Canada's la...

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Illegal Drugs Used By 200 Million Annually Worldwide

CBC | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Living

Globally, about 200 million people use illicit drugs each year, according to new research, with use highest in developed countries. Approximately 1...