Category Archives: Ontario

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 […]

Super Bowl Champ Marshawn Lynch Launches Line Of ‘Diamond Concentrate Infused’ Blunts With Assist From Toronto Company

The blunts contain THCA crystalline ‘diamonds,’ a cannabis concentrate. Marshawn Lynch’s latest venture is ‘Dodi Blunts,’ a new line of cannabis products that will be available in Oakland next month. Packed in slow-burning palm leaf wraps, the blunts are infused with THCA crystalline ‘diamonds,’ a cannabis concentrate. – Read the entire article at Edmonton Journal. […]

Woodstock Welcomes First Cannabis Dispensary – With More On The Way

More than two-and-a-half years after cannabis legalization in Canada, Woodstock’s very first legal pot shop opened last week. Woodstock Cannabis – owned by Jeremy Guerra and managed by sister-in-law Britney Guerra – opened at 579 Dundas St. “We wanted peace, love and (the) hippy vibes that came with cannabis back in the day. With the […]

Pandemic Has Not Stopped The Boom In Ottawa Cannabis Shops

As of Tuesday, 27 cannabis stores were authorized to be open in Ottawa, compared to seven last May. Another 58 entrepreneurs have secured locations for stores and are going through the application process to obtain a licence. Cara Rose-Brown and her husband Tim Brown opened their store in July, four months into the pandemic that […]

Welland’s First Legal Cannabis Store Delivering To Homes During Lockdown

Welland’s first legal cannabis dispensary served about 100 customers on its first day of business. In April 2019 Sessions Cannabis opened the first store of its kind in Hamilton and since then has established another in that city, as well as locations in Toronto, Collingwood and Cambridge. Stores in Orillia, Oshawa, North York and Windsor […]

Sessions, A ‘pothead’s Dream Store,’ Opens Doors In West Orillia

Co-founder and CEO says new Orillia story is ‘a great opportunity to open in this thriving area that is growing quite rapidly’. After receiving their government dispensary licence Wednesday morning, Sessions Cannabis opened its doors at 30 Diana Dr. in Orillia. The Orillia location is the 43rd store to fall under the Sessions brand and […]

Cannabis Customers Have Been Complaining Ontario’s Pot Is ‘Too Dry’

More than two years after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the majority of Ontarians consuming pot still buy it from the illegal market because they find it offers better quality, according to Ontario’s auditor general. Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report found that the underground market represent about 80 per cent of cannabis sales in Ontario […]

Local Barber Hangs Up His Scissors And Opens A Family Cannabis Shop

In this Following Up feature we return to the former Good Times Hairstyles now the CANJA cannabis shop on Surrey Street where getting buzzed has taken on new significance. When GuelphToday last spoke to local barber Lore Bortolon in June 2017 he was celebrating 20 years at his shop, Good Times Hairstyles, on Surrey Street […]

Coronavirus: Cannabis Retailers Plead With Ontario To Allow Reopening In Lockdown Zones

They’re considered essential but you will not find anyone inside pot shops in Toronto and Peel Region, the provinces two lockdown zones. “All we’re asking for is an opportunity to do right by our customers in the community, have a consistent playing field and, you know, honestly, if the government was running cannabis stores, I […]

Brock Receives Almost $1M In Funding For Cannabis-Related Research

Funding will help researchers examine the increase in substance use-related hospitalizations since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. The federal government’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to two Brock University researchers. Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Antony Chum and his team are investigating key impacts of cannabis […]