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Ontario to ‘double pace’ of cannabis retail store authorizations

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall.

Ontario to ‘double pace’ of cannabis retail store authorizations

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall.

15,000 cannabis plants seized in another large raid in Ontario

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Ontario Provincial Police say they have raided another large scale cannabis farm in coordination with the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) from the City of…

Future of Cannabis NB to be decided by next government

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The long-pending plan to sell off New Brunswick’s cannabis retail chain, Cannabis NB, will be a decision for the next government, a representative with the…

BC’s weed police will be enforcing new provincial COVID-19 rules

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British Columbia announced last week that police and other provincial enforcement officers were being given the ability to issue large fines for owners or organizers…

US officials seize another large shipment of cannabis coming in from Canada

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US customs say they have seized another several hundred kilograms of cannabis entering the country from Canada.

Where does Erin O’Toole stand on cannabis and legalization?

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Erin O’Toole is the Conservative Party’s foreign affairs critic and has in the past said the age limit of 18 for cannabis possession was “reckless”…

Ontario town accuses commercial cultivation applicant of growing cannabis illegally

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Over 500 kg of cannabis seized coming into Michigan from Ontario

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Doug Ford forgot he was the one who made smoking weed in public legal in Ontario

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Ontario Provincial Police conduct raid of two large Niagara-area cannabis grow-ops

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Americans have intercepted more than 23,000 pounds of weed coming from Canada since March

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Yet another large cannabis seizure at Peace Bridge connecting Canada and US

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Kids discover 18 cannabis plants while on a hike in Saanich, BC

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Study finds higher rates of autism if mothers use cannabis during pregnancy

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Large cannabis seizures at US/Canada border continue with another 240 kg found at Peace Bridge

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On August 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Buffalo seized another 240 kg (530 lbs.) of cannabis in commercial…

Uruguay continues to raise the price of cannabis

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Uruguay has announced that starting Friday, August 7, 2020, the price of a 5 gram package of dried cannabis will be 300 Uruguayan pesos (about…

How to buy legal cannabis seeds in Canada

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More options for those looking to buy cannabis seeds through legal channels are arriving in store shelves in some provinces across Canada.

Police in Hanover, Ontario seize 386 pot plants, 898 grams of dried cannabis after neighbourhood complaints

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Toronto police arrest six, seize 231kg of cannabis worth an estimated $2.3 million

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New Zealand man growing cannabis to pay for back surgery pleads guilty

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

US officials seize another large cannabis shipment at Canadian border, the latest in a string of large shipments

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

First of its kind hemp seed shipment from Australia to New Zealand

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This first successful export of hemp seed from Australia to New Zealand has taken place under new legislation allowing exports passed in June 2020.

New Brunswicker starts petition to block sale of Cannabis NB

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A New Brunswick resident has started a petition to get the provincial government to reconsider their plans to sell off Cannabis NB, the chain of…

Person who consumed “large quantity of cannabis edibles” steals car, leads police on chase

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Police in Brantford, Ontario are reporting an incident involving alleged intoxication from cannabis edibles that lead to a chase, accident, and arrest of one individual…

Exploring Bonsai Cannabis

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Transition your cannabis facility in the Kootenays – free workshop July 13

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Cannabis growers in the Kootenays will be able to learn what it will take to transition their existing grow infrastructure to fit into the legal…

Australian legalization candidate pushes for cannabis reform

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Alberta court says THC limitation of 30mg/ml on THC oil or 10 mg per capsule was a violation of the Charter

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

How Cannabis Made the Ballot in New Zealand

New Zealand citizens will head to the polls on September 19, 2020 to determine the country’s stance on adult use cannabis reform.

Niagara police bust large scale illegal cannabis grow operation

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Record $20 million cannabis seizure at US/Canada border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers announced today yet another cannabis seizure at the US/Canada border, the fourth large capture in the past few…

Kootenay cannabis growers benefit from local licensing program

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Some of the Kootenay’s first cannabis growers have begun making their way through Community Futures Central Kootenay – a local program designed to help transition…

First Nation Cannabis in Canada

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The recreational cannabis scenery has witnessed some remarkable changes in the past few months after the federal legalization of cannabis.

Health Canada offers updates on temporary measures for cannabis industry during COVID-19

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Manitoba and Saskatchewan expand retail footprint with store-in-store licences

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As Saskatchewan and Manitoba open to more cannabis retail licence applications, companies large and small are assessing the opportunity. Manitoba greenlit applications for new cannabis…

Large cannabis seizures at US Canada border continue

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

BC Government announces $500,000 grant for Williams Lake Indian Band micro cannabis facility

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Alberta Cannabis Retail: The Wild West

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With a population of 4.3 million, Alberta accounts for roughly 11.5 percent of the Canadian population, and with 466 cannabis providers listed on the Alberta…

The untapped potential of cannabis topicals

It has been six months since ‘cannabis 2.0’ brought a wave of new cannabis products to the Canadian market. New items like beverages, edibles, and…

Health Canada announces new changes to CTLS

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New Brunswick says decision to privatize cannabis distribution and retail could come by summer

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The Government of New Brunswick says a decision to potentially select a new single private operator model for the sale of recreational cannabis in New…

The opportunities and challenges in developing cannabis edibles

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Yet another large cannabis shipment from Canada seized at US border

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Canada Border Services seize over $10 million worth of cannabis destined for the US

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The Canada Border Services Agency announced on June 10 that more than $10 million worth of suspected cannabis was seized from two separate locations in…

Toys “R” Us wins case against Vancouver cannabis dispensary

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

What happens when you bring 2.5kg of hash rosin through airport security in Canada?

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Legacy retailers in BC transitioning to the legal market

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While legalization has created many new opportunities for people who were not previously involved with the cannabis industry, British Columbia is unique in how many…

Video shows man purportedly purchasing pot clones from a Kelowna Home Depot

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A video showing a person buying clones at a Home Depot in Kelowna was recently shared online from an account that had posted pictures purportedly…

US authorities seize another 800 kg of cannabis coming from Canada

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge, connecting upstate New York and Ontario, announced today a seizure of more than 800…

Alberta issues recall for AgMedica Vertical cannabis beverages

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The Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis agency that manages Alberta cannabis issued a product recall today for two cannabis beverages sold by Ontario producer AgMedica…

The future of legal cannabis is small scale

While consumers do care about things like potency, or THC percentages, they also care about the entire bag appeal, the terpene profile and appearance, the…

Ontario Provincial Joint Force Cannabis Enforcement Team raids online retailer

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Nunavut begins accepting new retail cannabis licence applications

Nunavut began accepting cannabis retail licence applications this week, starting on June 1.

Retailers concerned with palm oil in cannabis products

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New Brunswick bans indoor cannabis on agricultural land

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Researchers identify pine resin as a toxic cannabis extract adulterant

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Canadian cannabis crop receipts now over $1 billion

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

High pressure aeroponics at North 40 Cannabis

North 40 uses a high pressure aeroponics system to grow their cannabis – the same technology NASA uses in space to grow food. This method…

Canada’s first brick and mortar cannabis pharmacy to begin providing cannabis soon

| David Brown |
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New cannabis extracts making their way to the legal market

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Researchers identifying antimicrobial activity in cannabis roots

Researchers from Universities in Mississippi, USA and Egypt recently released a paper on the chemical study of Cannabis sativa roots, identifying antimicrobial activity in two…

BC Cannabis Secretariat rejects call for a temporary exemption for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Health Canada announces changes to streamline cannabis licensing process

| David Brown |
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Tip from public leads RCMP to suspected online cannabis retailer in BC

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Proposed micro cultivation facility in Williams Lake, BC runs into conflict between First Nation and city council

A proposed micro cultivation facility in Williams Lake BC on Williams Lake Indian Band land is turning into a fight over jurisdiction between the Band…

Court dismisses health claims associated with Organigram pesticide recalls

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A judge from Nova Scotia’s Court of Appeal has ruled that public injury claims made against Organigram Inc by patients who consumed their cannabis products…

First Nation in Ontario to lower the age of access to cannabis, allow the sale of edibles

The Nipissing First Nation in Ontario recently announced their intention to lower the age of access to cannabis on their land, as well as allow…

Exploring aquaponics with Habitat Craft Cannabis

In situations where farmland or water is limited, and in times where demand for food is high, there are advantages to a system that can…

Health Canada extends temporary pause of on-site inspections, other regulatory changes for cannabis industry

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Injured Nova Scotia worker awarded compensation for cost of medical cannabis oil by Workers’ Compensation Board

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New cannabis seeds coming to Ontario and BC soon

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Winnipeg police raid illicit online dispensary, seize product, arrest one

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Last of three charges dismissed against Ontario cop for speaking at legalization conference

| David Brown | ,
An Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant who had previously been found guilty by a professional standards bureau tribunal for speaking against prohibition at a conference in…

US Customs and Border Protection seize 70 pounds of pot coming in from Canada

| David Brown |
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Cannabis collective looks to connect home growers with patients in need

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An organization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is seeking to address some of the challenges the neighbourhood residents are facing when it comes to accessing cannabis…

The state of legal cannabis in the Yukon

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Two Conservatives apologize over cannabis conspiracy theory

| David Brown | ,
A former Conservative MP and a current Conservative MP who both raised a conspiracy theory about a ‘leaked task force report’ that supposedly led to…

Alberta court dismisses appeal in dispute between two cannabis retailers with similar names

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Reddit (sort of) bans popular cannabis discussion forum

| David Brown | ,
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

Australian Senate Standing Committee releases report on the current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia

| David Brown | ,
Australia’s Senate referred the inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry on November 14, 2019. The 87-page report contains several references to…

Green Party MP calls for moratorium on outdoor cannabis licenses

| David Brown |
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says they will begin efforts to double the pace of retail cannabis authorizations beginning this fall. In…

New Cannabis Seeds Should Soon Be Available in Stores in BC

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Geoff White, the owner of ProgenyBio Agricultural Services Inc. in Penticton, BC says he has been working with the province of BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch…
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