Politics

Alberta dispensaries dropping out on green due to cannabis shortages

A cannabis shortage has led to a rocky start for Alberta dispensaries that are having to close their doors while they wait to restock. Alternative Greens, a dispensary in north Edmonton told The Star that they’ve had to close twice since legalization simply because they do not have enough product and cannot get their orders in […]

Cannabis never ought to have been prohibited in the first place

Last week, Gallup reported that a record-high 66 percent of Americans now say marijuana should be legal. The reason is simple: Marijuana never should have been illegal in the first place. Through decades of reefer madness, Americans were led to believe that marijuana is far more harmful than it actually is. This is not to […]

Canada: Ottawa's prohibited pot shops step up as Ontario government shop struggles to provide marijuana

As the Ontario government’s online cannabis store struggles to meet demand and deliver weed on time, illegal operators in town are stepping up. Five dispensaries were back in business on Wednesday. How long they will remain open is another question. Ottawa police warn they plan to close them. Officers have visited dispensaries to give operators “one […]

Canada: Ontario ombudsman gets more than 1000 complaints regarding cannabis shop

Ontario’s ombudsman says his office has received more than 1,000 complaints about the province’s online cannabis store since it launched earlier this month. Paul Dubé says he’s set up a triage team to deal specifically with the flood of concerns over the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store. He says the most common complaints have involved delayed deliveries, […]

Purchasing Canadian cannabis using a charge card may get you a life ban from America

While Canada may have legalized cannabis, there continues to be some resistance to marijuana reform in America, writes Brandon Hicks. The resulting divide has led to greater tensions between the countries when it comes to travel. Now, according to an article from Montreal Blog, those who purchase legal cannabis via their credit card could make them subject to […]

New Frontier Data starts first Global Cannabis Alliance to handle cannabis sector risk, opportunities and best practices globally

New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence in the global cannabis industry, in conjunction with CannaTech and leading companies representing the key building sectors of any legal cannabis market, announces the creation of the InterCannAlliance (ICA). The ICA has been established to educate and inform future regional market and thought leaders […]

Twitter isn’t delighted with Ontario’s Online Cannabis Shop

It’s been just over a week since Canada made its landmark move to legalize cannabis across the country, but some Ontario customers have a few choice words about how the province has been handling its online distribution, writes Brandon Hicks. Customers have noted poor customer service, long wait-times for delivery, and not receiving the products that they ordered. Currently, the […]

Can Mexico accompany Canada in Preventing recreational marijuana?

The country is studying the ‘Uruguay model,’ too. When Canada moved to end marijuana prohibition nationwide, there was a belief the move would inspire more nations to step up and possibly implement similar reforms. The cannabis advocacy community had hoped that the United States would be the first to use the modification in drug policy […]

New pot, impaired driving penalties can pub novices from Canada

The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada. The measures are part of the sweeping package of changes taking place as Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use. The Cannabis Act includes penalties of up to 14 years in […]

Cannabis short sellers earned more than $450 million in 2 weeks

Cannabis short sellers made over $450 million on the first two days of the week, cutting nearly a third off their year-to-date losses, according to data from financial analytics firm S3 Partners. Pot stocks fell for six consecutive trading days beginning Oct. 16, the day before Canada legalized recreational marijuana. The BI Canada Cannabis Competitive […]

Canadian state Prince Edward Island rakes in over $150K at first day of authorized cannabis earnings

Yesterday was the first day of Canada’s history-making cannabis legalization. Not surprisingly, retailers throughout the country saw a lot of activity. In particular, marijuana sales in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island exceeded the six-figure mark—and that was just on day one.   Explosive sales in Prince Edward Island Local media sources reported total sales […]

Massachusetts' disagreement about charges extracted from marijuana firms comes to Ware

The goodness or gouging in the host community agreements of marijuana companies paying fees to cities and towns has been a statewide topic, including here at Town Hall Tuesday. The Board of Selectmen approved a host community agreement with proposed recreational marijuana business B’leaf Wellness Centre LLC. The retail dispensary would pay the town quarterly over […]

Canada: No charge or waiting period to have a pardon for previous cannabis convictions

It’s a move towards true criminal justice in the wake of legalization.As Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana nationwide on Wednesday, government officials announced a simplified and cost-free process to receive a pardon for past minor pot offenses. Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Canada’s Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, told […]