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Cannabis retail plans proceeding despite losing lottery, Toronto company says

‘We’re coming,’ says Jeremy Potvin, CEO and co-founder of Weedbox A Toronto businessman whose company didn’t win the lottery to apply to open a cannabis store in Ontario says his business plans have not changed despite the setback. Jeremy Potvin, CEO and co-founder of Weedbox, which describes itself a millenial-focused cannabis retail company, said the […]

When is it pot and when is it not? Marijuana changes are vexing authorities and retailers

When you look like the late Jerry Garcia of “Grateful Dead” fame and you wear a black Zig-Zag T-shirt, you might fit many people’s idea of a marijuana dealer. And when you’re selling a product that looks and smells identical to high-potent pot, you shouldn’t be surprised by a visit from law enforcement. That’s exactly what happened to 64-year-old Larry Friedrich, who […]

The Leafly Beer & Cannabis Flavor Pairing Guide

We live in exciting times. Not only is cannabis legalization proceeding at an unprecedented pace, but craft beer is experiencing a major renaissance of its own. Between thousands of strains and hundreds of beer styles, more pairings are possible today than at any previous point in history. The question is: how to go about matching a beer […]

Welcome to the Country’s First Cannabis Speakeasy

Having legalized cannabis on July 1st, 2017, the state has already generated $55.53 million in tax collections since recreational sales began. It’s also the home of the biggest dispensary in the world (the 112,000 square foot Planet 13) and is now also home to the world’s first cannabis “speakeasy.” “When we decided to create this experience […]

Can medical cannabis help alcoholics stop drinking for good?

The substitution effect: More people are making the switch to marijuana Could cannabis be a helping hand to alcoholics? If possible, it could be a watershed moment for themany as 33 million Americans who struggle with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive drug in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that […]

Price of pot is up since legalization, StatsCan finds

Taxes, supply problems and lack of competition have pushed up the price of cannabis to $8.02 per gram The price of pot has risen more than 17 per cent since it became legal for recreational use, according to Statistics Canada. With more folks lighting up, and thorny supply issues in some provinces, the price has jumped […]

Ottawa airport offers last-ditch chance to chuck cannabis

Canadian capital’s bins haven’t been used enough to call police for pickup and disposal So you’ve made your way to Ottawa’s main airport for an international trip, bringing your passport, some of your destination’s preferred currency … and a couple of joints you honestly forgot were in your bag. Don’t worry. Airport officials have planned ahead. The Ottawa […]

Shoppers Drug Mart launches platform to sell medical marijuana online

Shoppers Drug Mart’s e-commerce platform for medical cannabis launched Tuesday, a month after Health Canada licenced the company to sell the product online. Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario. Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a prescription to an […]

5 questions for Vic Fedeli about Ontario’s pot shop lottery

There’s a week to go before a draw to award the first 25 cannabis retail licences Prospective pot shop owners around the province are hoping Friday is their lucky day. That’s the day that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a draw to determine who gets the first 25 cannabis retail licences. […]

More than a dozen illegal cannabis stores still operating in Toronto, but closing them a ‘complex process’

City staff currently investigating 16 illegal storefronts in total More than a dozen illegal cannabis shops are still operating in Toronto following a post-legalization crackdown, CBC Toronto has learned, but the city says it’s a “complex process” to shut them all down. Currently, city staff from the Municipal Licensing and Standards department are investigating 16 illegal storefronts in […]