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The Artist’s Way: How I Ended Up In The Canadian Cannabis Business

It should come as no surprise that a number of musicians have gravitated toward the cannabis industry and are actively aligning themselves with weed brands. The music business has always had a strong connection to cannabis. While its ties to artists ha…

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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 hu…

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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 hu…

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‘It’s The First Thing I Do When I Wake Up.’ Canadians Turning To Cannabis To Cope Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Arianne Persaud has been using more cannabis this year, after losing a restaurant industry job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To cope with the stress of being unemployed, Persaud initially turned to alcohol. But Persaud decided to cut down …

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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 …

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One In Seven Canadian Cannabis Users Grow Their Own Pot

Department of Health research has found 15% of Canadian marijuana users grow pot plants at home. A 2018 bill that permits the growing of cannabis in homes may cause nothing but problems with landlords and condo boards, critics of the legalization say. …

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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…

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COVID-19 Christmas No Plague for Cannabis Retailers

Many pot retailers in the province say the UCP’s government’s decision to designate cannabis and liquor stores as essential during the spring pandemic saved many of the fledgling outlets. Alberta’s cannabis retailers have weathered the COVID-19 storm a…

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A Third Of Canadians With Cancer Saying Yes To Cannabis: Alberta Study

The number of cancer patients using medical cannabis climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016. About of third of cancer patients taking part in a University of Alberta-affiliated study report using medical cannabis, a percentage that climbed ab…