Ontario

Wed
02
Dec

Canada Promoting Its Largest Cannabis Trade Show

Lift Cannabis Co, Canada's leading cannabis communications company, has announced its upcoming Lift Cannabis Expo. The trade show -- the largest of its kind in Canada -- will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on May 28-29, 2016, and will feature more than a hundred exhibitors from across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Sponsored by the largest federally licensed medical marijuana producer, Tweed, and North America's leading seed company, Crop King Seeds, the two-day tradeshow will provide an environment for patients, consumers, industry members, entrepreneurs, local leaders, job seekers and curious individuals to come learn about one of North America's fastest growing industries.

Tue
01
Dec

Tree Farm Going to Pot as Canada Weed Growers Eye Legalization

  • DelShen Therapeutics plans cultivation former state tree farm
  • Prime Minister Trudeau has pledged to legalize marijuana

A former state-owned tree farm in northeastern Ontario will soon be growing medical marijuana, according to one of a group of Canadian companies that’s trying to capitalize on booming demand and the potential for full decriminalization.

Mon
30
Nov

This Canadian Company Now Makes Marijuana-Infused Coffee Pods For Keurig

There may soon be a new use for your Keurig coffee maker — brewing pot.

Canadian medical cannabis producer CannTrust has created a single-serve marijuana pod called the CANNCUP.

Like other pods on the market, the CANNCUP will contain your choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. But these capsules will have a little extra something — dried cannabis.

Pop one in your single serve coffee machine and it will brew up a hot drink spiked with "a standardized dose of medical marijuana," explains CannTrust CEO Eric Paul.

Mon
30
Nov

Ontario First Nation to grow medical marijuana

A tiny northern Ontario First Nation has announced plans to get into the medical marijuana business.

The Wahgoshig First Nation, near Kirkland Lake, is partnering with an Ontario company called DelShen Therapeutics to convert a former forestry operation into a facility that will grow "pharmaceutical grade" pot.

The medical marijuana grown will be a strain developed in the Netherlands, specifically for medical purposes.

The entire operation is expected to cost $18-million. In a press release, chief David Babin said the First Nation has chipped in $2-million of that cost.

Sat
28
Nov

Use of Medical Marijuana in Public Places Could Be Legal In Ontario

Now instead of popping two aspirins, residents of Ontario with a medical marijuana prescription will be free to light up their joint even at public places. The province is planning to allow the use of marijuana after a public backlash.

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said they will be considering feedback from the media and the comments online and the government will reconsider the exemption. His exemption will allow medical marijuana users to vaporize in restaurants, at work or on playgrounds.

Rob Cunningham, a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society, told VICE News that the passing of the regulation will not bring a major change as there already exists no ban on smoking medical marijuana anywhere in the province.

Sat
28
Nov

Wynne says medical marijuana exemptions to be revisited after public backlash

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants to sit in the no toking section at the movies.

Two days after her government pulled back a controversial plan to allow medical marijuana to be vaped or smoked in public places where tobacco smoking is banned, Wynne told reporters she understands the public backlash.

“I have a lot of sympathy for the concerns that were raised” about second-hand smoke, the premier told reporters Saturday at a Liberal convention where party activists lined up to have her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, autograph his new memoir.

“I would have a problem with it,” Wynne replied when asked if she’d like to be watching a movie and have a patron sitting beside her vaping medicinal marijuana.

“We need to think this through.”

Sat
28
Nov

Wake and bake: Marijuana-infused, cold-brewed coffee

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip in eastern Washington that entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product. "What would happen if I infused heavy cream with cannabis, then mixed it with my coffee?" he mused. ("My VW van doesn't go very fast, so I have a lot of time to think," Stites explains.)

He road-tested the idea as soon as he got home. So strong was the first dose, Stites woke up 13 hours after chugging a single cup. Nonetheless, his professional interest was piqued. Soon he set up Mirth Provisions to sell a commercial version of his creation: marijuana-infused cold-brew coffee, dosed up with 20 milligrams of THC per serving. Waggishly named "Legal," it's the ultimate wake and bake.

Fri
27
Nov

Wahgoshig First Nation Announces Unique Community Partnership Investment With DelShen ...

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov 27, 2015) - Wahgoshig First Nation (WFN) and DelShen Therapeutics Corp. (DelShen Therapeutics) today announced that they have signed a first-of-its-kind community benefits agreement that will deliver investment, training and employment benefits to the region.

Fri
27
Nov

Canadian Dispensary Investigation: The Wild West of Medical Marijuana


On Wednesday, the province stressed that medical marijuana was heavily regulated.

CityNews put that claim to the test, sending someone with a hidden camera into half a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto to find out just how hard, or easy, it was to score weed.

Fri
27
Nov

Ontario makes U-turn on day-old medical marijuana rule

Ontario’s plan to allow vaping and smoking of medical marijuana anywhere, anytime is going back to the drawing board after a public backlash suggested it was one toke over the line.

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla quickly reversed course Thursday over concerns about exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke in restaurants, theatres, offices and other public spaces where tobacco smoking is banned.

“We will consider this feedback, look at it very carefully and see what we need to do,” she told reporters.

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