Cannabis

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm about the effect of border closures on the Ontario illicit drug supply, particularly opioids. Closed… Read More »Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

30 pounds of cannabis, other drugs seized during RIDE program in Peterborough County – Peterborough

A Newmarket, Ont., man faces drug trafficking charges following a RIDE stop by Peterborough County OPP. According to OPP, officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere program on County Road 2 in Asphodel-Norwood Township when around 10:45 p.m. they stopped a vehicle. Read more:… Read More »30 pounds of cannabis, other drugs seized during RIDE program in Peterborough County – Peterborough

OPP’s joint cannabis enforcement team has seized more than $178M in drugs, closed 78 illegal stores

The OPP’s joint cannabis enforcement team says its members have seized more than $178 million in drugs and have closed 78 illegal cannabis storefronts over the last two years. Investigators say they’ve also executed 152 warrants across Ontario and seized more than 180,000 cannabis plants,… Read More »OPP’s joint cannabis enforcement team has seized more than $178M in drugs, closed 78 illegal stores

‘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 the drinking and consume… Read More »‘It’s the first thing I do when I wake up.’ Canadians turning to cannabis to cope through COVID-19 pandemic

Health Canada concerned too much cannabis is being grown at home – National

Canadian health regulator on Thursday raised concerns about the large quantity of medical marijuana people were growing at home, after its data showed a significant jump in daily average production permitted by health care practitioners. While the practitioners can allow registered patients to grow limited… Read More »Health Canada concerned too much cannabis is being grown at home – National

Legal cannabis gains market share in Ontario, but progress will slip next quarter: OCS

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 17, 2020 1:37 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario’s legal cannabis industry is gaining ground in its fight against the illicit market, but the progress likely… Read More »Legal cannabis gains market share in Ontario, but progress will slip next quarter: OCS

Aphria, Tilray to merge, creating world’s largest cannabis producer – National

Canadian pot producer Aphria Inc said on Wednesday it will merge with rival Tilray Inc, creating the world’s largest cannabis producer by sales and giving it a foothold in the fast-growing U.S. market. READ MORE: Aurora Cannabis reducing workforce at Edmonton-area facility Like several of the North… Read More »Aphria, Tilray to merge, creating world’s largest cannabis producer – National