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Walmart Canada Is Now Carrying Cannabis Vaporizers

When I heard that Walmart had started selling cannabis vaporizers, I drove to the nearest location at St. Clair and Runnymede in west Toronto. What can I say? I love watching medical cannabis make its way into mainstream consciousness. But after scouring store shelves, I came up empty-handed, and finally asked the pharmacist for help. […]

Canada is running out of marijuana

Quebec and Ontario, two of the largest provinces, suffering from shortages due to supply and postal strike just more than a week into sales Just more than a week after Canada became the first G-7 nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, provincial sellers are reporting supply shortages and other difficulties getting the product […]

Boo! 4 Spooky Strains for Celebrating Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, Leafly readers! The spooky season is here along with all the mini candy bars, haunted attractions, and full costumed events that accompany it. To help you celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our top spooky strains currently available in Canada. Check out our top picks to elevate all your eerie fun…. Read The […]

New pot, impaired driving penalties could bar newcomers from Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada. The measures are part of the sweeping package of changes taking place as Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use. The Cannabis Act includes penalties of up to 14 […]

The Best Cannabis Strains for Beginners

In many instances, a bad first experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from his or her life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, paranoid side effects associated with THC, but what first-timers might not realize is there are a few ways to minimize those […]

Producers blame federal guidelines as customers raise concerns over ‘excessive’ cannabis packaging

Some buyers are complaining the bulky packaging for newly legalized cannabis is environmentally unfriendly, but producers say government guidelines are to blame. Greg MacLean, who bought marijuana from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation last week, says he was shocked to see how much packaging was used for four grams: two plastic containers, two cardboard boxes, […]

Customers flock back to illegal marijuana dispensaries in Ottawa

Adam Brett says he plans to try Ontario’s online cannabis store, but not until the kinks are worked out. The 23-year-old said his roommate had ordered from the online Ontario Cannabis Store in the wee hours of weed legalization on Wednesday, but as of Saturday was still waiting for his order to arrive. “Overall, I […]

Here’s a sneak peek inside a Quebec cannabis store

he SociĂ©tĂ© quĂ©bĂ©coise du cannabis (SQDC) opened one of its stores to media on Tuesday, a day ahead of legalization. Reporters were shown around the outlet on St-Hubert Street, one of three in Montreal set to open to the public tomorrow. Jean-François Bergeron, a representative for the new government retailer, said the goal is to strike a balance: […]

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research. The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never complete if it doesn’t include research on the cost of weed in the country […]

US Relaxes Border Policy for Canadians Working in Legal Cannabis Industry

The United States government continues to have a confused, almost schizophrenic policy toward cannabis. On October 9, the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB, part of Homeland Security) announced that Canadians “working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada” will be admissible for entry into the US as long […]