Category Archives: canada

New Zealand sets ‘binding’ cannabis legalization referendum

A week after approving medical marijuana, New Zealand’s government announced that a binding referendum on ending cannabis prohibition will be held alongside the general election in 2020. If the prohibition is struck down, New Zealand would be the first Group of Twenty nation in Oceania – and the second in the region – to legalize […]

Puff, Puff, Pass: Here’s How Cannabis Newbies Can Enjoy Holiday Parties

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, eggnog won’t be the only treat passed around at holiday parties this season. There’s a good chance someone will pass you a joint. If you’re new to cannabis you should follow some tips to ensure you don’t make a decision you’ll end up regretting. Don’t Mix Cannabis and […]

Canada’s First Cannabis Clones Are For Sale Online Now

Canada’s most easterly province is the first to sell adult-use cannabis clones through its provincial cannabis board. So far, clones are only available for sale online, according to the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC). CannabisNL, which is selling the clones online, is a division of the NLC. The eight varieties available for sale have THC concentrations […]

5 Cannabis Strains For Celebrating the Holidays

Love them or hate them, celebrate ’em or don’t, the holiday season is upon us.! Whether seeking a cannabis strain to take the edge off shopping at the mall, awkward dinners at the in-laws, or the many, many festive meals on your plate, incorporating cannabis into holiday traditions can infuse a little extra joy into […]

Ontario to Implement Lottery to Phase in Cannabis Retail

Ontario’s plans to rollout private cannabis retail in Apr. 2019 will happen in waves amidst national supply shortages. “We cannot in good conscience issue an unlimited number of licences to businesses in the face of such shortages and the federal government’s failure to provide certainty around future supply,” reads a statement issued by Caroline Mulroney, […]

Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Gingerbread Cookies

Looking to spice up your baking this holiday season? Victoria, British Columbia’s Cody Lindsay of The Wellness Soldier shares his recipe for adults-only gingerbread cookies infused with cannabis. They’re delicious simply dusted with sugar or can be dressed up with icing. RELATED STORY Recipe: How To Make Basic Cannabis-Infused Butter What gives these cookies some extra […]

From Crude to Cannabis: Legalization Could be a Boon to Alberta’s Economy

It’s probably fair to say that Alberta hasn’t enjoyed the most auspicious of economic times over recent years. In fact the province has only just dragged itself out of one of the worst recessions in recent history, a chapter that left tens of thousands of people out of a job. Driven by the collapse in […]

Cannabis shortages plague Canadian retailers; here’s how they’re responding

As the Canadian cannabis industry struggles to provide enough supply to meet exuberant demand since recreational use became legal, private retailers are faced with their own challenge: how to stay in business. Many store owners in Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland have closed their doors as they await marijuana shipments, while others are considering different courses […]

Cannabis Meets Curling at Canada’s Inaugural ‘Bongspiel’

A Canadian curling league is set to embrace legalization this winter as it hosts what could be the country’s first-ever Bongspiel. Hosted by the Wiarton & District Curling Club in the Ontario town best known for its prognosticating groundhog, the 420-friendly curling event will take place on Jan. 26. Bongspiel co-convenor Ted Ratcliffe tells Leafly it’s an idea […]

Tobacco Powerhouse Altria Officially Invests $1.8 Billion in Cannabis Company Cronos

Tobacco powerhouse Altria has invested $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, the companies announced in a press release on Friday. Under the terms of the deal Altria, the parent company of the Marlboro cigarette brand, will acquire a 45 percent ownership stake in Cronos. Shares in Cronos Group shot up more than 30 […]