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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. on April 30. Just over six months have passed since cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there remains limited regulatory guidance or legislative directives for employers and safety professionals to manage the effects of the substance in the workplace, especially in safety sensitive positions. The standard will aim to bridge this knowledge...

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘Game changer’: Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately, the regulator says new applicants seeking to produce, sell or process cannabis must already have a fully built facility. Previously, applicants were only required to make a paper submission. “This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. “We go from a situation where if you wanted...

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately,...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer will release a line of cannabis beverages

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer is making a big splash in the cannabis industry. New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries, which has been in the beer business for more than 150 years, recently announced plans to release a line of cannabis-infused drinks to the Canadian market through a joint venture with Sproutly – a licensed cannabis producer based in Toronto. Story Continues Below The new line of cannabis drinks will be made using Infuz2O – Sproutly’s proprietary process for developing water-soluble cannabinoids. Using that process, Moosehead and Sproutly say they will be able to craft beverages that can overcome two...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer is making a big splash in the cannabis industry. New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries, which has been in the beer business for more than 150 years, recently announced plans to release...

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on April 29, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

5 benefits and uses of CBD oil

Submitted by Marijuana News Healthcare experts have shown that there are hundreds of cannabinoids present in marijuana that can be used to treat different medical conditions. It’s safe to say that there are plenty of benefits and uses of CBD oil. Here are five benefits and uses of CBD oil: Pain Relief One of the core benefits of CBD is that it can relieve pain. Healthcare experts and groups of researchers have discovered that chronic pain, back pain, headache and other types of pain can easily be treated using marijuana. However, it needs to use it in an appropriate dosage....

Submitted by Marijuana News Healthcare experts have shown that there are hundreds of cannabinoids present in marijuana that can be used to treat different medical conditions. It’s safe to say that there are plenty of benefits and uses of CBD...

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on April 29, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Toronto’s budding pot tourism industry must overcome hurdles to become lit

Submitted by Marijuana News Pot tourism could be the next big thing in the Big Smoke. But the budding bud-based tourism industry in here has barely caused a blip yet. Less than a year after cannabis was legalized in Canada, growth in new weed-based tourism in a largely smoke-free city once dubbed Toronto the Good is expected to come in fits and starts, according to some local entrepreneurs who have already dipped their toes into what is essentially a niche business. “As with all new things, we suspect the uptake will be steady and slow to begin with,” said...

Submitted by Marijuana News Pot tourism could be the next big thing in the Big Smoke. But the budding bud-based tourism industry in here has barely caused a blip yet. Less than a year after cannabis was legalized in...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

London’s newest marijuana shop bringing high-end feel to pot buying

Submitted by Marijuana News J. London on Richmond Row, the second marijuana retail store to open in London, was designed to ensure customer experience is the top priority, says the team behind the store. From the moment customers enter the outlet’s age-gating area – where staff ensures everyone who enters is 19 or older – the experience begins. Customers are handed a “newspaper,” a four-page handout that includes information on how to use the store’s tablet system to browse products and make orders, basic facts on cannabis and its effects, and a detailed menu of the outlet’s many offerings....

Submitted by Marijuana News J. London on Richmond Row, the second marijuana retail store to open in London, was designed to ensure customer experience is the top priority, says the team behind the store. From the moment customers enter...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

The problem with combining cannabis products and prescription medications

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis is so much more than a plant that can get consumers high. It’s an alternative medicine, a natural remedy, and a difference-making plant that can improve lives. Although cannabis has numerous therapeutic and medicinal properties, when it’s consumed along with prescribed or non-prescribed medications, adverse side effects can occur, which can be harmful to one’s health. Even though nobody has died from a cannabis overdose so far, there are concerns about combining cannabis products with various medications. Keep reading to learn more about potential drug interactions from combining cannabis and different medications, possible side...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis is so much more than a plant that can get consumers high. It’s an alternative medicine, a natural remedy, and a difference-making plant that can improve lives. Although cannabis has numerous therapeutic and medicinal...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Cannabis companies say they are growing enough pot, they just can’t deliver it

Submitted by Marijuana News One pesky stamp has become the symbol of a continuing problem in Canada: Pot producers struggling to get enough cannabis to market, at least in the ways that buyers want it. Pot producers had to scramble to apply the required excise-tax stamps with no glue as legalization kicked off last October, and many are still having to apply them by hand to some packages months later as supply issues continue. While Organigram OGI, +4.74% OGRMF, +4.32%  has figured out how to automate its production of some products, the Moncton, New Brunswick-based company still must manually...

Submitted by Marijuana News One pesky stamp has become the symbol of a continuing problem in Canada: Pot producers struggling to get enough cannabis to market, at least in the ways that buyers want it. Pot producers had to...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Epileptic girl, whose family couldn’t get medicinal cannabis on the NHS is ‘saved’ after Canadian firm gives her the drug for free

Submitted by Marijuana News A three-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is now being given medicinal cannabis for free by a Canadian company because the NHS won’t give it to her. Jorja Emerson, from Dundonald in Northern Ireland, has been given cannabis oil by her father since December last year after it was legalised in the UK. But her family has faced a gauntlet trying to get their hands on the medicine, which reportedly cuts her number of daily seizures from 30 to as few as three. Her father Robin, 33, claims the NHS won’t prescribe her the medicine she...

Submitted by Marijuana News A three-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is now being given medicinal cannabis for free by a Canadian company because the NHS won’t give it to her. Jorja Emerson, from Dundonald in Northern Ireland, has been...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Nova Scotia woman plans to challenge laws after testing positive for cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News Nova Scotia woman has plans to challenge how police test cannabis impairment after her saliva tested positive for the drug when she was pulled over at a roadside checkpoint. Michelle Gray of Middle Sackville, N.S., who has multiple sclerosis, uses dried cannabis flower and cannabis oil to treat her symptoms. Story Continues Below Gray says that she was pulled over on January 4 by RCMP officers during a routine traffic check. At the time, she says she was unconcerned because she had not consumed cannabis for at least six hours before getting behind the wheel....

Submitted by Marijuana News Nova Scotia woman has plans to challenge how police test cannabis impairment after her saliva tested positive for the drug when she was pulled over at a roadside checkpoint. Michelle Gray of Middle Sackville, N.S.,...

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