Author Archives: Matthew

5 questions for Vic Fedeli about Ontario’s pot shop lottery

There’s a week to go before a draw to award the first 25 cannabis retail licences Prospective pot shop owners around the province are hoping Friday is their lucky day. That’s the day that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a draw to determine who gets the first 25 cannabis retail licences. […]

Use cash to buy legal cannabis if you’re worried about privacy, watchdog says

Recommendations include giving minimum amount of personal information, using cash for retail buys Canada’s privacy watchdog is warning marijuana users to pay with cash rather than plastic if they’re worried about the collection of their personal information, among other guidelines published on Tuesday. In a statement posted on his website, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says […]

Canada’s First Cannabis Clones Are For Sale Online Now

Canada’s most easterly province is the first to sell adult-use cannabis clones through its provincial cannabis board.So far, clones are only available for sale online, according to the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC). CannabisNL, which is selling the clones online, is a division of the NLC. The eight varieties available for sale have THC concentrations […]

Operation Red Nose expecting more calls due to legal cannabis, says Thunder Bay chapter

The legalization of cannabis in Canada is expected to lead to more calls for service during this year’s Operation Red Nose in Thunder Bay, Ont., according to an official with St. John Ambulance. Despite marijuana being available, although illegal, prior to legislative changes in October, St John Ambulance volunteer coordinator Brian Edwards said being able […]

Canada’s Most Searched Cannabis Strains in the First Month Since Legalization

One month into nationwide legalization and cannabis curious Canadians are still getting acquainted with the newly regulated marketplace and all it has to offer. While selection and availability might vary from province to province, these are the strains—in no particular order—that your fellow Canadians are searching for in Leafly’s database of strains. Blue Dream Blue Dream […]

Canadian cannabis investor gets lifetime U.S. entry ban

A Canadian investor travelling to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend a prominent cannabis conference and tour a new cannabis facility has been issued a lifetime entry ban to the United States, according to an immigration lawyer he consulted. “He was travelling straight from Vancouver to Vegas. When they found out he was going down to […]

Wabanaki Cannabis Strain a Surprise to Namesake First Nations

In 1993, the First Nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy—the Mi’kmaq, the Maliseet, Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, located on both sides of the US-Canadian border— joined together to formally renew their historic alliance for the first time since it was forcibly disbanded by the British in 1862. The gathering—occurring three years after the Oka Crisis, during […]

4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers Affected by Privacy Breach

TORONTO (CP) — Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem. The postal service said in a statement that someone had used its delivery tracking tool to gain access to personal information […]

Advice for First-Time Cannabis Smokers: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind

Congratulations, you’ve decided that you’re finally ready to take that leap towards trying cannabis. Perfect. Beautiful. Let me be the first to welcome you to the family. But before you take that first toke, I’d like to offer you a few pieces of advice so you know what you’re getting into. Be Prepared to Not Get High […]