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Edmonton-Area Company Set to Be Canada’s Largest Producer of Cannabis-Infused Gummies


Dynaleo acquired production licence. A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country. Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city. “The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence which we’re currently very excited about,” said Kristy Skwaruk, Dynaleo’s director of people and culture. – Read the entire…


Organigram Lays Off 220 Workers, Will Cultivate Less Cannabis Than Expected


Organigram Holdings Inc. is laying off at least 220 employees — and is warning more bad news could be on the way. The Moncton-based cannabis company said Friday the cuts will impact a quarter of its staff, but make the workforce leaner, more flexible and better prepared to align its production capacity with market conditions. “These decisions are never easy to make, but we are committed to ensuring the company is appropriately sized relative to…

Spenard Bakery Creating Marijuana Edibles Sees Big Jump in Business


As many businesses struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, one business owner in Spenard said she is doing better than ever. MoMo’s Bakery makes marijuana edibles that are sold to Alaska cannabis businesses. Owner Maureen Eberhardt said that in recent months, their sales have nearly doubled. “It’s amazing because here it’s not even the tourist season and we are making record. Every week has been a record,” she said. Eberhardt said she is grateful that cannabis…


4-Years After Aaron Evans First Brain Tumor; He Graduates High School


Over four years ago, Aaron Evans found out he had a brain tumor, something called AA3 (Anaplastic Astrocytoma). It has been a long journey, but Aaron and his family are now here: his high school graduation. Eighteen-year-old Aaron recently got his diploma from Kings Mountain High School. This, after years of surgeries, therapy, and CBD oil, Aaron was one of the first kids in the Carolinas to try CBD, even before it was widely available.…


5 Factors That Affect Your Cannabis High


A hit from a bong can be much harder to manage for inexperienced users than a hit from a joint. Get to know the different ways of consuming cannabis and tread carefully if it’s your first time. Getting high is a simple process yet one that can be affected by many different factors. A lot has been said about cannabis and just how little is known about the plant. One of the most interesting parts…

CBD For Dogs? New Research Backs Canine Cannabis Use For Osteoarthritis


Is your dog suffering from canine osteoarthritis? A new study suggests that CBD may help dogs with this painful arthritic condition. Canine osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition marked by pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. And it can leave dogs lethargic, irritable and reluctant to play, run or jump. Unfortunately, the condition is all too common in dogs. Researchers estimate that it affects at least 20% of all dogs older than 1 year old, with…


How Cannabis Can Help You Cope With Insomnia During The Pandemic


Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests that marijuana can help people cope with acute insomnia. Sleep is easily disrupted by the state of our mental health. It makes sense then that people are reporting increased issues with their sleep habits, having more vivid dreams, less restful sleep and more insomnia during the past couple of months. People usually struggle with their sleep habits. According to Donn Posner, president of Sleepwell Associates an adjunct clinical associate professor…


The Most Heartfelt, Weed-Friendly Supper Club in New York


Meet the sisters infusing their Dominican heritage and New York community into every bite. “Cannabis and food are two of the most communal things in the world. Both bring strangers and friends together. Together — it’s magic.” Raised in an entrepreneurial Latina household in Harlem where food means much more than just sustenance, Roshelly and Shanelly Pena were nearly destined to make said magic. The pair of sisters are co-founders of Higher Dining, a New…


Several New Cannabis Shops Applying to Open at Locations Across Brampton


Only one cannabis store is currently operating in Brampton, but several more could be coming to town soon. According to the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s (AGCO) website, there are currently seven proposed stores going through the application process including: — Dab Cannabis (227 Vodden St.) — THC Centre Cannabis Inc. (144 Kennedy Rd. South) — 360 Cannabis (2933 Queen St. East) – Read the entire article at Brampton Guardian.


Aurora Cannabis Co-Founder Retires From Board of Directors


Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company’s board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company. Michael Singer, Aurora’s executive chairman and interim CEO, says Booth helped set the table for the company to lead in Canada and around the world. – Read the entire article at Global News.


Cannabis Activist And Policy Strategist Weighs In On How BLM Movement May Shape Industry


For more than two decades, Khadijah Tribble has been an expert on equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry. The founder of Marijuana Matters, a cannabis education and advocacy incubator, Tribble also co-founded Marijuana Policy Trust, a think tank that focuses on building inclusiveness and diversity within the space. Recently, she was named vice president of social responsibility for Curaleaf, one of the country’s top multistate operators. There she is parlaying her expertise and experience…


First Indigenous Cannabis Licence Holder Can Finally Turn the Lights on at New Dispensary


Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure what to expect on the opening weekend of his new business. The recreational cannabis dispensary is located on Osprey Miikan on Nipissing First Nations, just off Highway 17, west of North Bay. “It is going pretty good. I just hope that the community supports local business,” said Lacelle. “I was one of eight to receive a licence when Ontario did a second lottery. I didn’t get…


The Cannabis World Mourns Dr. Lester Grinspoon


The cannabis community is mourning the loss of one of its greatest heroes, Harvard Medical School professor and longtime NORML board member Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Grinspoon leaves shoes that will never be filled as he consistently supported cannabis reform efforts for decades right up until his passing this week at age 92. Nobody will again have the opportunity to do what Grinspoon did for cannabis because he helped move the chains this far. The nation’s…


With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated for Marijuana Offenses, the Cannabis Industry Needs to Step Up, Activists Said This Week


An estimated 40,000 people today are incarcerated for marijuana offenses even as: the overall legal cannabis industry is booming; one state after another is legalizing; and cannabis companies are making healthy profits. That discrepancy is dead wrong, four activists agreed this week. They spoke at a webinar on how to achieve racial justice in the cannabis space, whether that means getting people released or finding them a job. The panelists also focused on what the…

Greek Company Receives License to Produce Medical Cannabis in Europe


The Greek company Kalacan Hellas S.A. recently announced that it had received its medical cannabis installation license, allowing the company to establish manufacturing facilities in Europe to produce cannabis. The company plans on building its large-scale greenhouses on a 77,258 square-meter (831,598 square foot) licensed plot in the region of Kalamata, Greece, including EU GMP processing and manufacturing facilities. Such facilities are designed for the professional manufacture and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Construction is expected…


‘Big Bang Theory’ Actor Creagen Dow On His Unique Cannabis Ashtray: It’s One Of A Kind


He makes just one product: an odor-proof, heat-resistant, pet-friendly, ash and resin removing ashtray with a lid. As you might imagine, making this one thing means it’s done right. In fact, Creagen believes there are no competitors for his ashtray. “I don’t really think of anybody in the tobacco/cannabis ashtray space as a competitor since they don’t have a lid or a cleaning spike thin enough to pierce through every hole in every bowl or…

Aurora Cannabis’ $1.94 Billion Mistake Just Got Worse


Investing in the cannabis industry has been quite the adventure over the past couple of years. Through March 2019, buying almost any brand-name pot stock would have yielded a triple-digit or quadruple-digit gain for investors. But over the trailing 15 months, the vast majority of these gains have been wiped away, with most marijuana stocks losing anywhere from 50% to 90% of their value. While few pot stocks have been spared, the Canadian marijuana industry…


8 LGBTQ+ Cannabis Leaders Tell Us Who Gives Them Pride


Cannabis Pride It’s unlikely we would have a legal cannabis industry in California (or anywhere) without the work of many trailblazing LGBTQ+ advocates. Cannabis has been used for social, religious, stress relief, and medicinal purposes for thousands of years and the plants were (and remain) a critical therapy for AIDS patients. Patient advocates in San Francisco took that message to the people and secured the passage of Prop 215, which legalized medicinal cannabis in California…


Why More States Could Legalize Cannabis in 2021


Amid recession and social unrest, the cannabis industry sees its moment. Actions by states to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana use and possession are fueling momentum for the broader movement to legalize cannabis and have it serve as an economic engine for cash-strapped coffers, industry members and policy experts say. “I expect a record number of states to legalize marijuana in 2021, in part due to the financial pressures, along with the racial injustice imperative…

Government’s Cannabis Pardons Program is an ‘Abject Failure’: Advocate


Only 238 applications have been approved for cannabis record suspensions. When the Liberals introduced no-fee, expedited pardons for simple cannabis possession, the federal government estimated up to 250,000 people could be eligible. Updated Parole Board of Canada (PBC) numbers show 436 pardon applications have been received as of April 3. Of those applications, 238 have been approved for cannabis record suspensions. – Read the entire article at Huffington Post.


Aurora Cannabis is Laying Off Huge Swath of Workforce and Shutting Five Facilities


25% of administrative, sales and 30% of its production staff going. Aurora Cannabis on Tuesday announced a new round of staff reductions and plans to shut five facilities over the next two quarters, as the COVID-19 pandemic pummels the cash-crunched cannabis industry. For most marijuana companies in Canada, which legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018, profits have proven elusive due to fewer-than-expected retail stores, cheaper rates on the black market and slow overseas growth. -…


Weed Tourism: Exploring The Impact Of The Cannabis Industry On The Workforce


With so many U.S. states legalizing cannabis in recent years for medical or recreational adult use — specifically 33 as of May 2019 — it brings the industry to the forefront of many people’s minds, especially its position in the workforce. States where cannabis is legal for adult use are quickly drawing the attention of those interested in cannabis tourism. With this growth has come an increase in hiring for marijuana tourism-related jobs. According to…

Reckoning With Race: Three Black Cannabis Insiders on How the Industry Could Be More Equitable


In the wake of global Black Lives Matter protests and the movement’s demands to defund police services, it seems that every organization in all industries is looking inward and experiencing a reckoning with racial injustice. But the cannabis industry has been relatively quiet on the subject. Some find that strange: from an overwhelmingly white workforce to the unfair policing of Black, Indigenous and people of colour in the illicit market on both sides of the…


The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis


In the United States, 23 percent of adults suffer from arthritis. Around the world, 350 million people have this condition. While most people who have arthritis are age 65 or older, there are still many young and middle-aged adults who also have this condition. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for arthritis. The best thing that scientists can currently do for the condition is alleviate the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.…


How the Drug War & Foster System Intersect to Harm Black, Brown & Low-Income Families


CANNABIS CULTURE – MOVEMENT FOR FAMILY POWER, WITH DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE AND NYU FAMILY DEFENSE CLINIC, RELEASE A NEW REPORT ON HOW THE DRUG WAR AND FOSTER SYSTEM INTERSECT TO HARM BLACK, BROWN, AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. Webinar on the Report to Be Held Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 PM ET American society is in a critical moment – one of progress and revolution full of promise for the liberation of Black and Brown people that…

A New Kind of ‘Pot’ Luck?: B.C. Catering Company Pairs Food With Cannabis


However, province advises anyone pursuing this type of business to consult a lawyer. An Okanagan-based catering company is pairing cannabis with fine local food, similar to how many restaurants and catering companies offer wine pairings. Stratus Cannabis Catering operates in customers’ homes, so as to offer a safe space for guests to consume cannabis, according to chef Brent Pillon, who co-owns the business with his wife Jenna. When told of the arrangement, however, the province…


April Pot Sales Show Resilience Amid Shutdown


U.S. cannabis sales stayed strong in April even as broader retail sales fell by double digits, indicating that the March increase in demand was more than just pantry loading. Total U.S. retail sales fell 21.6% in April from the year prior, yet pot sales in several states posted significant year-over-year gains — in some cases, even bigger than in March when demand spiked ahead of Covid-related shutdowns, according to data firm BDS Analytics. Many legal…

Puff, Puff, Paint (Cannabis, Canvas & Rocky the Cancer Fighter)


CANNABIS CULTURE – Pristine lakes, gentle waterfalls, sun-kissed mountain tops, and thriving conifers are some of the natural beauty that shine out through the work of painter, Rocky, from Denver, Colorado. Rocky’s chooses bright colors for his palette conveying the warm, familiar feeling of stepping into his world on a gorgeous autumn day. But Rocky did not always paint, and his work was not always so bright.   In 2013, Rocky received the devastating news that…

Bringing Equal Opportunity to the Cannabis Industry, It’s Time Lawmakers Start Supporting Small Businesses


Cannabis is an essential business in most legal states, yet many small dispensaries are struggling and actually bleeding revenue. During an alleged cannabis business boom, why are dispensaries losing money? It’s because the cost to own a dispensary adds up. The cost for a license can go into the millions in some legal states, and this doesn’t account for the restrictions and qualifications many regions have for cannabis businesses. Plus, in some legal states such…

High Country: in Kitchen Toke’s New Hemp Honey, the Bees Do the Infusing


Originally set to showcase at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Joline Rivera’s CBD superfood makes its debut. If 2020 wasn’t 2020, culinary cannabis expert Joline Rivera would be readying for her launch at the buzziest venue of all — under the Grand Tasting Pavilion at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. But thanks to coronavirus causing the most anticipated event of the summer (or year, even) to cancel, Kitchen Toke Hemp Honey…