Cannabis Entrepreneurs in ‘Tough Spot’ After Ontario Caps Licences

Koby Smutylo leased 2 stores in Ottawa before government’s 25 licences cap. An Ottawa cannabis entrepreneur who’s already leased two spaces for prospective stores says he’s frustrated with the Ontario government’s decision to cap the number of licences for retail pot shops. The province initially said it would not limit the number of licences issued for retail stores, but it reversed course last week, saying it would take a “phased approach” due to “severe supply…
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Under the leadership of previous United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s regime, member states which legalized or even considered legalizing cannabis were called out and admonished for violating decades-old international drug treaties. Under the current leadership of Sec-Gen António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, who was instrumental in decriminalizing all drugs in his native Portugal when he was Prime Minister, his regime is adopting more progressive views about cannabis. Despite this, the UN World Health Organization remains…

5 Reasons I Am Ditching Booze For Cannabis This Holidays Season, And Why You Should, Too

The holiday blues are a real thing in my life, and it’s only signifies stress and loneliness for me. I don’t enjoy mingling at parties as much as I used to, and this is why it was all too easy to drown my sorrows with the bottle in the past. It always, as predicted, had detrimental effects on my mental health. Alcohol is a huge downer and it just makes everything worse.

How Cannabis Businesses Can Give Back To The Community

Tight margins or not, some inexpensive ways you can give back include offering group counseling, acupuncture and massage therapies, offering seminars and workshops on overall health and cannabis use, or just providing people with a space to gather a few times a month in your dispensary where they can share ideas and talk about cannabis.

Trudeau Says Cannabis Shortage Likely to Be Resolved Within a Year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the biggest challenge associated with the legalization of cannabis has been the supply shortage – but he expects it to disappear within a year. In an end-of-year interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Trudeau predicted the problem would be resolved “during the coming months and perhaps the coming year.” He noted the scarcity of cannabis was most pronounced in Ontario and Quebec. Trudeau said he remains unhappy with Quebec legislation…