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01
May

The Canadian Real Estate Association proposes amendment to Cannabis Act to ban at-home cultivation

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced Monday that it is proposing an amendment to Bill C-45 that would result in a moratorium on home cultivation of cannabis until the government can enact rules and regulations for the entire country.

The proposed moratorium would stop at-home cultivation until individual provinces can enact their own regulations and suggests that Ottawa provides the provinces with guidance on how to cultivate marijuana at home safely.

Fri
27
Apr

Exclusive: Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren team up on bipartisan senate bill to protect states’ marijuana rights

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Republican Colorado Senator, Cory Gardner, announced this week that he is teaming up with Democratic Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren, on a bill that could reconcile the disagreement between federal and state cannabis laws.

In an interview with Yahoo News on Wednesday, Gardner said that he and Warren were leading a meeting later in the afternoon with a number of other Senators interested in finding a solution.

“It was clear that Elizabeth Warren and I were thinking about the same kind of approach on a federalism level,” Gardner said. “We’ve continued that work together.”

Fri
20
Apr

Announcement: 420 Intel Canada goes live

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

The past year has certainly been an exciting one for the Canadian cannabis industry. When the current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau was on the campaign trail, one of his biggest promises was to legalize recreational marijuana across the entire country. He is making good on that promise with the government on track to legalize recreational marijuana by the summer. Bill C-45 was approved in principal in March and is now being looked at by a number of other committees for approval.

Fri
20
Apr

Exclusive: Celebrating 4/20 with the top 10 marijuana breakthroughs

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

This 4/20, we want to celebrate the huge strides that have been made in the legal cannabis industry.

More than ever, weed is being given credit around the world for its benefits. As such, we’ve compiled 10 breakthroughs that have happed in the last year in the industry:

1. Countries that legalized marijuana

Thu
19
Apr

Exclusive: Effects of cannabis use in adolescents may not last long, new research finds

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Research about the effects that cannabis use has on adolescents and young adults often yields inconsistent results. Typically studies show a strong correlation between marijuana consumption and reduced cognitive functioning but new research is showing that these cognitive effects may not persist for very long even for chronic users.

JAMA Psychiatry published the findings from their meta-analysis that combined data from previous studies, all which examined the effects of heavy marijuana consumption on cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults.

Wed
18
Apr

Exclusive: Canopy Growth Corporation to provide hands-on learning experience for Niagara College students

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canopy Growth Corporation’s President, Mark Zekulin along with President of Niagara College Canada, Dan Patterson, announced Tuesday their new partnership to provide experiential learning opportunities to students and graduates interested in pursuing careers in Canada’s flourishing legal cannabis industry.

The announcement took place at Canopy Growth’s Tweed Farms facility, located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s Wine Country, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), a less than ten minute drive from the college campus.

Fri
13
Apr

Breaking: Donald Trump promises to protect states with legalized marijuana

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

President Trump has promised Senator Cory Gardner that he will support efforts made to protect the states that have legalized marijuana.

Trump told Gardner in a call late Wednesday that the cannabis industry in Colorado will not be targeted, the Senator announced Friday.

Trump’s promise to the Senator diffuses the standoff that’s been taking place between Gardner and nominees for the Justice Department.

Fri
13
Apr

Exclusive: Second Cup reveals partnership with marijuana firm to turn cafés into cannabis shops

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canada’s second largest coffee distributor announced Thursday that they will be diversifying by entering the cannabis retail market.

Second Cup has entered into a strategic alliance with National Access Cannabis Corp (NAC) to operate NAC branded recreational marijuana dispensaries in Canada.

NAC is a health-care company that works with patients to get them access to the medical marijuana they need. They currently have nine locations in six provinces: three in Calgary and one in Victoria, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.

Mon
09
Apr

Exclusive: Budding your brand: branding cannabis in a competitive market

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

The legal cannabis industry has brought no shortage of opportunities, with positions ranging from cultivation to the retail floor and everywhere in between.

With so many companies both small and large-scale trying to make their way in the very early stages of the industry, marketing experts, public relations specialists and graphic designers are playing a huge role in creating an image for cannabis brands.

Thu
29
Mar

Exclusive: Working toward an efficient future in power-hungry cannabis grow facilities

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Marijuana is often associated with a nostalgic, hippie, care-free lifestyle, but as legalization occurs throughout the world, the user demographics and outlook on cannabis is changing. The reality is that legal cannabis is actually becoming a massive, corporate industry that is having major environmental impact.

Currently, marijuana is the most energy-intensive commodity in agriculture due to the high energy costs required for 24-hour indoor lighting and HVAC systems in indoor production facilities. Most commercially produced cannabis is produced in indoor grow facilities, which consumes more energy and resources than outdoor facilities.

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