Cannabis News

December 10, 2018

Ontario Cannabis Store Staffing Shrouded in Mystery

Neither OCS nor Ford government will say how many people working for pot retailer. The Ford government and its online marijuana retailer are refusing to provide basic factual information about staffing levels at the Ontario Cannabis Store and its warehouse, raising questions about the reasons behind its delays in shipping pot. All of Ontario’s legal weed is being stashed at one warehouse, operated by an unnamed private company contracted by the Ontario Cannabis Store, in…
December 10, 2018

Cannabis Stocks Rise as 3 U.S. States Vote to Legalize Pot and Jeff Sessions Resigns

North Dakota voters opt not to legalize recreational use despite it already being OK for medical purposes. Canadian cannabis companies got a shot in the arm on Wednesday as U.S. voters in three states decided to legalize the drug, and one of its biggest political opponents stepped down. While much of the attention from Tuesday evening’s midterm election focused on the balance of power in Congress, investors were instead focusing on ballot initiatives to legalize…
December 10, 2018

Cannabis Black Market Focuses on Online Stores

These illegal outfits have exploited delays that have plagued the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) since legalization of recreational marijuana arrived on Oct. 17, offering a more convenient and affordable alternative. Offering marijuana for a fraction of the price, edible products and faster delivery, black market businesses are competing head to head with Ontario’s government-run online cannabis store. These illegal outfits have exploited delays that have plagued the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) since legalization of recreational…
December 10, 2018

Only 5 of 51 Recreational Cannabis Stores Open in Saskatchewan Three Weeks After Legalization

Just one store online, two stores have closed because of supply shortage. Saskatchewan’s marijuana business continues to be an uphill struggle for its retailers nearly three weeks after legalization. Only five stores are currently open in the province. SLGA has issued permits to just nine of the 51 winners of the provincial lottery that decided who could open a recreational pot shop. David Morris with SLGA said there are a lot of pieces to getting…
December 10, 2018

Canada Post Admits Privacy Breach Involving 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers

Someone used Canada Post’s delivery tracking tool to access postal codes and names or initials of the person who accepted delivery of marijuana. Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem. The postal service said in a statement that someone had used its delivery tracking tool to gain access to personal information…
December 10, 2018

Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies on “natural products” […]
December 10, 2018

23-year-old Calgary Driver Gets West Vancouver’s First Cannabis Ticket

A 23-year-old Calgary man has been issued West Vancouver’s first ticket for driving with cannabis since the drug was legalized last month. Const. Jeff Palmer of West Vancouver Police says an officer at a roadblock saw an unlit pipe in the centre console of the man’s 2010 Jeep packed with what appeared to be cannabis on Tuesday. Palmer says there was no indication that the driver was impaired so he was allowed to go, but…
December 10, 2018

What Trump’s New AG Means for the Cannabis Industry

Tuesday’s election will have major short- and long-term effects on marijuana policy. In the immediate sense, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adults, while successful ballot measures in Missouri and Utah brings the total number of states with medical marijuana laws on the books to 33. Numerous pro-legalization candidates were also elected to governorships and to Congress, and the two most anti-marijuana Representatives will not be returning to the House in 2019.…