Topic: cannabis in canada

Black-owned cannabis accessory company working to change the industry

Three Halifax entrepreneurs who founded a cannabis accessory company in the middle of a pandemic are working hard to promote Black ownership in an industry that lacks diversity.

Sask. generated roughly $38M in cannabis sales in first year of legalization: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada has released their one-year report on pot sales and Saskatchewan appears to be lagging behind many provinces. 

Tech companies and pot producers becoming fast friends

A close relationship is developing between Canada's pot producers and the technology companies that support them. With pressure on producers to improve their yields and profits, technology will be a key factor in keeping plants healthy and improving harvests, say experts.

Gananoque, Ont., adopts tough rules on smoking pot outside

Smoking marijuana in any public place in Gananoque, Ont., will come with a hefty fine under new rules the community has passed.
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Pot is a banned substance in sport despite little evidence it enhances performance

Cannabis is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances because its considered performance enhancing. But now that it is legal in Canada, high-performance athletes must establish their own set of rules.
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Glenn Healy says NHL Alumni Association is 'all-in' on cannabis research

Former NHL goalie and current executive director of the NHL Alumni Association Glenn Healy says he's "all-in" when it comes to finding out if cannabis will be able to one day replace opioid-based painkillers.

St. Albert vape shop busted for selling illegal cannabis, police say

Three people have been charged with drug trafficking after RCMP raided a St. Albert vape shop police say had been advertising for months that it was selling cannabis products.
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Seniors left out of cannabis public health information push

Even though the rate of pot use is growing the fastest among Canadians who are 65 and older, seniors — and their doctors — struggle to find information that addresses their specific health questions.

Don't count on pot pardons to wipe your record clean, legal experts warn

John Baxter was convicted in the 1980s for robbery and possession of a joint. He's spent 30 years trying to clear his name and says a pardon he got in 2014 did not help him at the border.

'Cannabis isn't as easy to grow as people think', and then there's the paperwork

Snags in the supply chains of legal retail pot stores across Canada are no big surprise for a fledgling industry trying to meet huge demand, experts say.

Tens of thousands of Canadians could soon be eligible for a pot pardon, but lawyers warn about limitations

The Liberal government's announcement that it will expedite the processing of pardons for people with minor cannabis-related crimes is welcome news to quite literally tens of thousands of Canadians who have been convicted of possession offences.

Not your garden variety, 1970s weed: Sask. doctor warns of 'bad cannabis'

There’s good cannabis, and there’s bad cannabis, says a Regina doctor — and young people in particular should know the difference. Dr. Senthil Damodharan says cannabis now is much more damaging and toxic than it used to be.

Canada's giant public health 'experiment' with legalized cannabis begins

Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug's health effects — both positive and negative.

Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

U.S. border patrol warns 'amnesty' for pot convictions doesn't guarantee entry

A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. — and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to the United States.

'Everything's got to go': Vancouver dispensaries clear shelves as legalization hits

Dispensaries selling pot are clearing their shelves, and in many cases, holding blowout sales as recreational pot becomes legal across Canada.
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Step inside a Cannabis NB store

CBC New Brunswick gets a first look at a Cannabis NB store with actual product on the shelves.

Cannabis is legal in Canada — here's what you need to know

Recreational marijuana is legal, but the vision of a pot-permissive Canada still remains hazy. We try to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding legal weed.
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Legalizing pot in Canada won't change rules for pro leagues — for now

Beginning Wednesday, athletes living in Canada will be able to legally purchase and use cannabis. So could an athlete hypothetically celebrate a victory by sparking up a giant joint? While it might seem unlikely now, some pro leagues could one day evolve to that point.

Meet your e-dealer: Shopify confident its online tech can handle cannabis demand

If the rollout of legal recreational marijuana goes more-or-less smoothly this week, an Ottawa-based tech firm will be able to claim at least some of the credit.

Campfires and cannabis: Parks Canada says it's OK to smoke pot at campsites

Millions of visitors to Canada's national parks can add cannabis to their camping kits. Parks Canada said people can consume marijuana at their campsites after it becomes legal Wednesday.

RCMP expect massive spike in blood test requests with new impaired driving law

The RCMP is expecting its national forensic labs to be flooded with blood test requests over the next four years as Canada's new impaired driving laws mature.

What do you do if your pet gets its paws on your pot stash?

With cannabis becoming legal this week, Montreal veterinarian urge pet owners to take precautions to make sure their pets don't become intoxicated on cannabis.
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How will Canadians buy pot? It depends where they live

Pot becomes legal on Wednesday, but the rules vary widely across the country, with some provinces allowing private retail sales and others putting recreational cannabis under the control of government-run monopolies. Here's a guide to the rules.

Everything you want to know about pot: Your questions answered

The lowdown on getting high from CBC's White Coat, Black Art.

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