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Saskatoon Man Calls For Federal Government To Widen Medicinal Cannabis Coverage


A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungry. Aaron Unger said it’s a much better way to deal with his chronic pain than to use opioid-based medication, which he was previously prescribed and says he’s afraid to use again. “I believe that if I go back on opioids, I will die of an overdose,” he told Global News. – Read the entire…


COVID-19 Pandemic a ‘Boon’ for Legal Cannabis in Canada as Marijuana Industry Turns Two


Canada’s legal marijuana industry is celebrating a jump in sales, more brick-and-mortar stores and competitive pricing as it celebrates two years in business. Since Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, 2018, legal sellers and producers have struggled to compete with the black market, but there have been recent gains in the licensed industry. The change? The coronavirus pandemic, says retail marketing expert David Soberman. – Read the entire article at Global News.


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.


Ontario and Quebec Cannabis Distributors See Sales Spike Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


Some provincial cannabis distributors are seeing Canadians stock up on pot products amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Ontario Cannabis Store spokesperson Daffyd Roderick says the retailer received almost 3,000 orders on Saturday, an 80-per-cent increase over an average Saturday. Roderick says the last three days have brought an increase in the volume in sales on OCS.ca and a high demand for same-day and next-day delivery. – Read the entire article at Global News.