Category Archives: canada

Top Cannabis Attorney Olasker Eyes New Breed of Activists on the Horizon

The next wave of attacks on cannabis companies is likely to shift from short raids to traditional activist campaigns focused on better governance. That’s according to Patricia Olasker, Partner at Toronto-based Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, which ranked number one in cannabis M&A advisory in 2018. In an interview, Ms. Olasker pointed out that […]

Cannabis & Compatibility: Is Weed A Dating Deal Breaker?

The recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada hasn’t just opened up a new industry, it has changed almost every aspect of our society, from law enforcement to employment. When recreational cannabis became legal in October, the stigmas surrounding its use dissipated further. It’s now more socially acceptable to enjoy cannabis, which means you no […]

Q&A: Stockhouse’s Cindy Broad on why U.S. pot businesses look to Canada for capital

As cannabis legalization continues to flourish in North America, several U.S. marijuana companies are turning to Canada’s stock markets in order to build capital. Major cannabis companies such as Flow Kana, MedMen and Wagner Dimas have decided to avoid legal roadblocks in the U.S. by offering shares through Canadian exchanges and generating millions in financing. […]

Statistics Show Canadian Weed Smoking Has Not Increased Post-Legalization

One of the most pervasive arguments against progressive drug policy reform is that legalization and decriminalization will inevitably lead to higher rates of drug consumption. Make a previously prohibited (and therefore risky) activity safer, more accessible and better regulated, so this line of reasoning goes, and more people are going to do it. It’s the […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Suing Snoop’s Cannabis Brand Over Logo

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a pretty good NHL team, but they are picking a fight with an opponent they might find tougher than the Philadelphia Flyers? The Toronto hockey team has reportedly filed a motion against multi-talented entertainer Snoop Dogg for copyright infringement. Snoop has collaborated with Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth to develop and market […]

Cannabis Events in Canada for February 2019

There’s lots to love about February if you love cannabis. We’ve rounded up educational workshops, cooking classes, infused dinners, and more cannabis-centric events happening across Canada this month. Are you hosting a cannabis event in Canada? Email [email protected] to share your event with the Leafly community. British Columbia When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m. to […]

Newfoundland Cannabis Store Closes Amidst Supply Shortages

As of January 31, Newfoundland and Labrador will go from having six independent cannabis retailers to having five, as one of the original licensed retailers closes its doors. Tina Greening, the business manager of Puff Puff Pass Head Shop in Clarenville, says the decision to close less than four months after nationwide cannabis legalization came […]

Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars are a famously Canadian confection and while it’s hard to improve upon the iconic dessert, this recipe by Cody Lindsay of The Wellness Soldier takes the cherished treat to the next level. The addition of home-made cannabutter adds to the trifecta of delightful flavours and textures comprising a coconut crumb base, layered with whipped custard icing and blanketed with rich […]

Canadian Police Raid, Shut Down Four Cannabis Dispensaries, Arrest 25

Police in Hamilton, Ontario raided four cannabis dispensaries on Thursday, closing the pot shops down and leaving them secured with new locks. City and provincial police raided all four locations of the Georgia Peach chain of dispensaries, according to media reports. Law enforcement officers arrested 25 people and have filed 50 criminal charges following the raids. […]

Weed in Your Suitcase? Canada Considering a Fine, Not Felony

OTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of cannabis into Canada could soon be forced to pay fines. Although stiff criminal penalties will remain options on the books, the federal border agency is developing administrative sanctions to give it more flexibility to deal with people who arrive at the border with cannabis in the era […]