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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

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

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.

The meta-analysis included information from 69 previous studies and compared 2,151 frequent marijuana users with 6,575 non-users aged 10-50 with an average age of 21.

Wed
18
Apr

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

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

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.

Gardner was angered in January when Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, revoked the Obama-era Cole memo that discouraged the federal government from interfering with states that had legalized marijuana. As a result, the Senator blocked all appointments for about 20 Justice Nominees.

Fri
13
Apr

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

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

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.

A majority of the U.S. has legalized marijuana in some form so the market is quickly becoming saturated with all kinds of products from topical creams to edibles. With such stiff competition, companies must place heavy importance on their brand identity early in the game to stay on top and to engage consumers.

Thu
29
Mar

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

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.

Fri
23
Mar

Announcement: Canadian cannabis legalization imminent following last minute vote

Thursday evening was a very promising night for the Canadian cannabis industry and advocates all over the country as the Senate officially approved in principle bill C-45 that will make recreational marijuana legal across the country.

As Canada quickly ramps up toward legalization, we at 420 Intel have a very exciting announcement to make: the launch date of 420 Intel Canada!

420 Intel Canada will be a unique Canadian experience that coincides with nationwide legalization as a news site dedicated entirely to the Canadian cannabis industry. We’ll be keeping you updated on:

Fri
23
Mar

Friday Funny: The most 'Canadian' diagram of cannabis grow area

Canadians don’t all live in igloos and they don’t all ride polar bears to work, but a standard sized hockey rink is a perfectly valid unit of measurement.

At least this is true according to the report released by the Government of Canada on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis.

The report details the feedback given following a 60-day public consultation launched by Health Canada for proposed regulations for legal marijuana in the country.

Section 2.3 outlines the proposed thresholds for micro-cultivation and micro-processing so that small producers can also participate in the country’s legal industry.

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