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The legalization of recreational cannabis "next summer" will usher in a globally competitive, sophisticated and lucrative new sector.
Some experts worry the packaging will appeal to kids.
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London health officials were concerned about a spike in overdoses.
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The existing capacity among legal producers is too small.
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Don't be scared to have this conversation.
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On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 serious problems for his staff. Mario Batony has h...
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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. Canadians are well-used to hearing what other countries be...
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VANCOUVER - The lawsuits challenging Ottawa's attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up, meaning the government will be forced to defend the new regulations in multiple co...
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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.
Pets in British Columbia have the most marijuana-related health claims in North America, says a pet insurance company. Trupanion paid over $54,000 to customers in pet health claims related to marijuan...
Several North Vancouver high school students have become sick from eating marijuana-infused treats over the past week. Two Grade 10 students — from separate high schools — became dizzy, had heart palp...
"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."
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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 marijuana were the trouble makers, but new research...
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 from a federally approved supplier, but so far only...
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 growth, a new study says. The legal marijuana market in t...
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.
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 children ranked Canada first out of 29 countries on t...
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 who'd had ischemic strokes (a cutting off of blood sup...
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 laws related to medicinal pot were unconstitutional....
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.
Globally, about 200 million people use illicit drugs each year, according to new research, with use highest in developed countries. Approximately 1 in 20 people between the ages of 15 and 64 take illi...