The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many Canadians’ mental health and spurred on boredom due to lockdowns. While multiple studies have looked at the increased consumption of alcohol during lockdown, what about cannabis? According to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),… Read More »Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?
Earlier this year, the Marlboro man announced he was making a comeback. Well, to be clear, Altria Group Inc., which makes Marlboros, released the news that the trend of declining cigarette sales, which it has experienced for decades, has come to an end, likely due… Read More »Are people smoking more cigarettes during the pandemic? It depends who you ask
If you think you’ve seen a lot of new cannabis shops popping up around Toronto recently, it’s not all in your imagination. While many businesses are struggling during the pandemic, new cannabis retailers keep opening in the city and across Ontario. Does that mean the… Read More »More cannabis shops keep opening despite lots of competition and the pandemic
‘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
Loansharking, fake test results and betting on chess: How organized crime has learned to thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic
Pat Musitano was a brash, loud mob boss, but his funeral was so low key it went almost entirely unnoticed after he was murdered by a gunman in a Burlington parking lot this summer in the midst of the global pandemic. When his associate, Joseph… Read More »Loansharking, fake test results and betting on chess: How organized crime has learned to thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic