Month: May 2018

Market study: How much weed will Nova Scotia need?

Nova Scotia might be one of the smaller provinces in Canada, but don’t be fooled. As we are yet to discover, this province is set to have one of the most profitable markets in Canada.

2017 has seen nearly 5 million Canadians spend an estimated $5.7 billion CAD on cannabis, both for medical and non-medical purposes.

Only 1/10 of that amount was spent on legal cannabis, meaning that the illegal cannabis market in Canada was around $5.1 billion in 2017.

From the official Statistics Canada market study, we know that the less populated provinces are also prone to less cannabis consumption.

According to the statistics, Nunavut residents smoked only 13.6 grams per capita in 2017, while Yukon residents smoked a bit more with 17.7 grams per capita.

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Source: www.statcan.gc.ca

Surprisingly, Nova Scotia found itself on the other end of the spectrum and leading the nation, as the province had consumed a whopping 27 grams per capita.

No other province, asied from Nova Scotia, reached the 25 g/capita …

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Cannabis-infused drinkmakers get it popping in Canada

Drinkable cannabis is set to take off in Canada as beverage companies invest in developing innovative cannabis-infused beverages in order to be ready for 2019, when edible sales will be legalized. When it comes to these new cannabis drinks, there are far more options than simply adding cannabis to a drink. As Jason Stranak, the Head […]

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Patients over Profit 3 Recap with Craig Ex

The third annual Patients Over Profit party was last Saturday and the place was packed! Presented by the Thompson Caribou Concentrates squad, it was a celebration of cannabis and community as Patients Over Profit has fast become one of Vancouver’s coolest cannabis events. There were tons of vendors and canna-businesses which makes the party a […]

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Toronto police officers who got stoned off edibles while on duty face charges

Remember the two Toronto police officers who got so stoned after eating some cannabis edibles (allegedly) that they called for back-up and ended up in the hospital? They’re back in the news as Const. Vittorio Dominelli and Const. Jamie Young were arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and breach of trust on Tuesday over […]

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Stoner Comedy Pioneer Tommy Chong Turns 80

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right—it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. And today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80.

Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. What a long, strange journey it’s been for the musician-turned-comedian-turned-cannabis rights advocate. Well, technically, he’s always been the latter.

Chong’s career first started back in Calgary, where he began playing the guitar at 16 years-old.

“I played guitar to make money. I was about 16 when I discovered that music could get you laid, even if you were a scrawny, long-haired, geeky-looking guy like me,” Chong once said in an interview.

By 1965, Chong and his band, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, signed with Gordy Records and recorded their debut eponymous album. Their first single, “Does Your Mama …

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Cannabis Legalization Is Shaking Up America’s Glass Market

Chinese outsourcing, vape pens, and electronic dabbing devices are upending the traditional glass market. How are America’s glass artists surviving?

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The legalization of recreational cannabis in New York is inevitable

Medical cannabis was legalized in 2014 and since then the public, Mayor de Blasio, and even the whole Democratic Party of New York have shown huge support for legalizing recreational cannabis in New York.

Ever since Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the NYPD will overhaul its marijuana enforcement policies the support for legalizing recreational cannabis in the state of New York has been on the rise.

One of the changes that the NYPD will be implementing is to stop arresting people who are smoking cannabis in public.

At this time, the laws in New York still say that smoking in public can lead to an arrest, and possession of small amounts of cannabis can lead to an invitation to the court.

As per Mayor de Blasio’s instructions, the NYPD will now give out court summons for smoking in public as well.

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Expert Joints LIVE – Smoke Smuggling Solicitor

This week Craig’s smuggling people and products from West Coast Smoke Co & Los Muertos Smoke; as well as Criminal Defence Lawyer Sarah Leamon & the Saltwater Cowboy Tim McBride is in person at Studio710! Looking for more information from Sarah, watch here. Read more from Tim McBride and catch his Vice video touring his home […]

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Cannabis Consumers call for TV to Drop the Stoner Stereotype

As cannabis comes out of the shadows of Prohibition and into the light of legalization, we are increasingly seeing that the people who use cannabis come from all walks of life- but you might not know it looking at Hollywood’s and TV’s portrayals of cannabis consumers. A recent survey of 800 cannabis consumers conducted by […]

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Tips for Buying Your First Heady Glass Pipe

Looking for an artistic glass pipe? Check out our guide to buying your first heady glass pipe to make things easier.

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