Category Archives: Canada

Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518

UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility […]

Cannabis Finds A Place In Grandmother’s Cupboard

Former Greater Victoria doctor says studies show benefits of cannabis on aging population If you don’t believe cannabis improves memory functions in older folks, you may be amazed by the mice in the maze. “There’s a great study out of Germany that shows cannabis helps prevent memory loss in the older generation,” said Dr. Dave […]

Medical Cannabis Use Rising Among Seniors: Study

While cannabis use has been on the rise following the legalization of marijuana in Canada, a new study has found the increase in cannabis use is more pronounced among Canadian seniors. The study examined surveys conducted by a a commercial medical cannabis provider from 2014 to 2020, and found a gradual increase in the proportion […]

Travellers Who Don’t Declare Cannabis At The Border Will Soon Face Fines

Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000. Starting Monday, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines. Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it’s illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption. – Read the […]

Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges

“We have had patients who used hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.” Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional. The Cannabis Act was developed with the purpose of preventing youth access, protecting public health, curbing the illicit market and ensuring the medical stream […]

The First Black-Owned Multinational Cannabis Brand: Al Harrington’s Viola To Launch In Canada

Al Harrington’s cannabis products are finally reaching Canada. According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, cannabinoid-focused biopharmaceutical company Avicanna (also featured in this Forbes article) will be licensing the brand of the NBA star, Viola, and using it to create specific formulations for sale across medical and consumer retail channels in Canada. […]

Lawsuit Alleges RCMP Wrongfully Raided Medical Cannabis Grow-Op, Then Destroyed Plants

Men seek compensation for 60 plants seized during raid at former Coles Island school. Four men are suing the New Brunswick RCMP, claiming the force wrongfully raided their medical cannabis grow-op, arrested one of them and seized and later destroyed 60 mature plants. The statement of claim lists Jeremy Barton, Collin Barton, Nicolas Baxter and […]

How Cannabis Helped This Okanagan Woman Walk Again

Sitting in a little cafe in Syilx territory in downtown Vernon, Jayna Pooley clinks her spoon against her cup as she gingerly stirs her coffee. The sun is out and she’s preparing for a meeting later that day to talk about cannabis with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Pooley has been sharing her story, […]

Barrie’s Newest Cannabis Shop ‘a Joint Venture’ Between Mother, Daughter

‘We looked from Windsor to Bracebridge, but Barrie really jumped out at us,’ Susan Yu says of where they wanted to open their store. The city’s newest cannabis store is a family affair as a mother and daughter opened up shop after searching high and low for a place to grow. Susan Yu and her […]

UFC Veteran Elias Theodorou Is The World’s First Cannabis Sanctioned Pro Athlete

Like most athletes, Elias Theodorou likes being first. In 2014, the mixed martial artist known as ‘The Spartan’ became the first Canadian to win The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality TV competition. Last year, his list of feats grew again when he became the first professional athlete and mixed martial artist in the world to […]