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Thu
27
Jan

Employer's ban on medical cannabis discriminatory: arbitrator

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Zero-tolerance policies don't usually hold up, even in safety-sensitive workplaces, says lawyer

Zero-tolerance policies usually don’t hold up to legal scrutiny, particularly when human rights are involved.

An Ontario arbitrator reinforced that concept when it ruled that an employer’s total prohibition of medical cannabis for a safety-sensitive position was discriminatory — a decision that’s not surprising to Sharaf Sultan, an employment lawyer and principal of Sultan Lawyers in Toronto.

“Many employers may think that if they say they have a zero-tolerance policy that it’s black and white, but in context of human rights, that isn't usually the case.”

Thu
27
Jan

Entourage Health launches new premium Color Cannabis products

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Includes Ontario launch of specialty concentrate product “Pedro’s Sweet Sativa Live Sugar”; debut of high-THC, rare cultivar “Space Cake”; and “Black Sugar Rose 10-pack Pre-rolls”

Entourage Health Corp. (formerly WeedMD Inc.) (TSX-V:ENTG) (OTCQX:ETRGF) (FSE:4WE) (“Entourage” or the “Company”), a Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning cannabis products and brands is pleased to announce the expansion of its Color Cannabis adult-use lineup with the launch of three new premium products now available in Ontario, with expected expansion across Canada throughout the first quarter of 2022.

Thu
27
Jan

Cannabis loopholes continue to be a concern In Norfolk

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Norfolk Police Services Board is hoping that a new year means some headway on an old issue.

In a letter sent to Health Canada, the board has once again asked them formally to sit down and discuss Cannabis Loopholes.

That was Chair George Santos.

These “loopholes” are residents using Health Canada’s system to legally obtain cannabis, but then pushing it well past just a few plants, and make large grow ops in the county.

One way this is done is several individuals will designate a sole person as their designated grower, allowing them to have several plants on their property.

Tue
25
Jan

The Hash Corporation and Fritz's Cannabis Company partner to bring Hash Rosin Gummies to Ontario consumers for the first time

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The Hash Corporation (CSE: REZN) (“HashCo” or the “Company”), a business focusing on the production of hashish and other premium cannabis products using the adaption of old-world traditions, is pleased to announce that its new co-branded product with Fritz's Cannabis Company (“Fritz’s”), a family owned and operated legacy market edibles producer, has received a listing from the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”).

Tue
25
Jan

'This is not the time to be weak:' Liberals call for mandatory proof of vaccination at LCBO and cannabis stores

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Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is calling on the Ford government to make proof of vaccination mandatory for access to LCBO and cannabis stores.

Del Duca made the request during a news conference on Tuesday morning, as he discussed Ontario’s plans to begin lifting public health restrictions as of Jan. 31.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath also made a similar proposal earlier this week.

“In essence, this is my call out to Doug Ford to say given all of the lessons that we have learned during this pandemic, lessons that I would have hoped that Doug Ford himself would have learned this is not the time to be weak and this is not the time to be half-hearted,” Del Duca said.

Mon
24
Jan

With dozens of pot shops popping up across northern Ontario, legal weed market could be at 'saturation point'

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$87 million in cannabis sales in northern Ontario in 2021, up from $15 million in 2020

The typical northern Ontario town has a post office, a grocery store, beer store, hardware store and now a pot shop.  

The Pop's Cannabis store in the Hanmer area of Greater Sudbury is sandwiched between a bank and a pharmacy. 

Store manager Jamy McKenzie said some customers are just noticing the store now, because they haven't been "shouting from the mountain tops." 

"We don't want to disrupt the community. We want to be a part of it. We want to contribute to it," he said. 

Mon
24
Jan

Stretch your stash with… lavender?

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This Ottawa-based company is the first to offer herbs through the Ontario Cannabis Store that won't get you high.

Cannabis accessory brand Ouid (pronounced “weed”) began with a problem.

Fri
21
Jan

Former Canopy Growth CEO shares ‘expensive take-aways’ from his largest investment loss

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Week in Weed: Canadian serial entrepreneur Bruce Linton is unapologetically blunt, China’s ancient taste for cannabis, and is this the first U.S. senate race ad featuring pot?

The  Special Access Program by Health Canada was launched last week, giving Canadians access to restricted drugs and psychedelics treatments. But before anyone celebrates, there’s a catch.

Thu
20
Jan

BioHarvest Sciences Inc. plans to build a production facility in Ontario to serve the Canadian market with unique cannabis products

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BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) has announced its plan to build a production facility in Canada, as part of the next phase in the global expansion of its Cannabis vertical. To that end, the Company is exploring opportunities to acquire an existing licensed facility or a Licensed Producer (LP), which would enable the Company to use its BioFarming technology to produce and then sell unique cannabis products into the Canadian market. (Click here for the Entire Article)

Thu
20
Jan

Tiger Group offers $15 million in hemp CBD wellness products and child-resistant packaging and related accessories in major liquidation

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Surplus inventory involves facilities in California, Kentucky and Massachusetts, as well as Ontario, Canada. Liquidation represents buying opportunity for companies in cannabis, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and other industries.

 Tiger Group is selling over 55 million pieces of brand-new hemp CBD wellness products, packaging and related accessories in a major liquidation event.

Worth a total of approximately $15 million at cost, the inventory is available for immediate purchase.

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