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  • Ayr Wellness

Ayr Wellness Kicks Off “12 Days of Giving,” a $100,000 Holiday Donation Campaign

MIAMI - Ayr Wellness Inc. (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF), a U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, today announced the beginning of its second annual “12 Days of Giving” campaign. The campaign will run through December 16th, 2022, and proceeds will benefit those negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition. Beginning today, Ayr-owned retail locations will be donating $1.12 per ...

December 5th, 2022|
  • CBSA

Travelling for US Thanksgiving or Black Friday deals? The CBSA offers tips.

OTTAWA - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers of what to expect when crossing the border this US Thanksgiving and Black Friday, whether they will be returning to or visiting Canada. Here are some tips for travellers to prepare for a smoother trip crossing the border during this upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday ...

November 22nd, 2022|
  • Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Archambault Institution

Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Archambault Institution

SAINTE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QC - Between November 8 and 11, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Archambault Institution, a federal multi-level security institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 352 grams of hashish, 1 149 grams of tobacco and one cellphone. The total estimated institutional ...

November 15th, 2022|
  • Cannabis Sales

Akerna Flash Report: Halloween Weekend Cannabis Sales Total $249.6 Million

DENVER - Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software company and the developer of one of the comprehensive technology infrastructures, ecosystems, and compliance engines powering the global cannabis industry, announced that US cannabis shoppers spent a total of $249.6 million on adult-use and medical cannabis products during this year's Halloween weekend, reflecting year-over-year growth in excess ...

November 4th, 2022|
  • Seizures of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at the Regional Reception Centre

Seizures of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at the Regional Reception Centre

SAINTE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QC - Between October 28 and 30, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a multi-level security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 529 grams of hashish, 56 grams of cannabis wax, 43 grams of cannabis concentrate, ...

November 2nd, 2022|

Wonderland: Psychedelic conferences. Presented by Microdose

The psychedelic industry is heating up. Studies on the efficacy of compounds like psilocybin, DMT, and ketamine on a variety of illnesses and chronic mental health conditions continue to ramp up. Start-ups and established biomedical companies alike are attracting a slew of investment dollars as the psychedelic revolution takes hold. Nowhere is this more evident ...

October 31st, 2022|
  • Jushi Expects to Bring Clean Water to More than 3,000 People Across Six Countries

Jushi Expects to Bring Clean Water to More than 3,000 People Across Six Countries

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Jushi Holdings Inc. (CSE: JUSH) (OTCQX: JUSHF), multi-state cannabis operator, announced it will fund seven different clean water projects in Gambia, India, Malawi, Senegal, South Sudan and Uganda, via its newly formed partnership with Drop4Drop, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping alleviate the world water crisis. The projects are expected to ...

October 26th, 2022|
  • Alberta Government Must Engage With Psychedelics Industry for Regulatory Success

Alberta Government Must Engage With Psychedelics Industry for Regulatory Success

TORONTO - PsyCan, the trade association for the legal Canadian psychedelic medicine and therapy sector, is cautiously optimistic about recently announced rules governing the use of psychedelic drugs for people in therapy by the government of Alberta. However, PsyCan believes that good government policy cannot be created in a vacuum. "PsyCan exists to inform effective ...

October 6th, 2022|
  • Cannabis Media Council

Cannabis Media Council Forms to Drive Education & Awareness through Mainstream Advertising

San Francisco, CA - Cannabis entrepreneurs and brands from coast to coast have joined forces to create the Cannabis Media Council, an organization that will tap the power of mainstream media to drive education and acceptance of the plant. The Council also intends to enlighten and encourage the mainstream outlets around the importance of making ...

September 30th, 2022|
  • Cannabinoids

Clinical Trial on Cannabinoids and Sleep Finds Meaningful Improvements

SAN DIEGO - Radicle Science, an AI-driven health tech B-corp offering the first easy path for health and wellness products to prove their true effects, announced today the results of history's first clinical trial comparing cannabinoids to melatonin for sleep outcomes. Studying 1,800 participants across the U.S., the Radicle Discovery™ Sleep Study conducted exclusively with ...

September 28th, 2022|
  • Convenience Store Operators Uniting to Fight Contraband Tobacco Problem Across Canada

Convenience Store Operators Uniting to Fight Contraband Tobacco Problem Across Canada

ETOBICOKE, ON - Members of the Ontario Korean Businessman's Association (OKBA) and their national partner association, the United Korean Commerce & Industry Association of Canada (UKCIA), are combining resources to fight the negative impact illegal contraband tobacco has on both government and small businesses. While smoking rates continue to decline, the presence of cheap unregulated ...

September 28th, 2022|
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Looks Forward to Federal Cannabis Act Review

OTTAWA - The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) welcomes the planned federal cannabis review and looks forward to opportunities to contribute evidence on public health, public safety and equity. This evidence is based on research by our experts and with communities in keeping with CCSA’s legislated role to provide neutral, data-driven, third-party ...

September 26th, 2022|
  • Government of Canada Launches Legislative Review of the Cannabis Act

Government of Canada Launches Legislative Review of the Cannabis Act

OTTAWA, ON - Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced the launch of the legislative review of the Cannabis Act. The objective of the Cannabis Act is twofold. First, it aims to protect the health and safety ...

September 22nd, 2022|
  • Cannabis Community College

Cannabis Community College Announces a New Online Education Platform

LAS VEGAS - Cannabis Community College is pleased to announce the launch of its new online education platform, featuring high-value classes taught by industry experts. Students can take courses and get certified at their leisure with every course recording available on-demand. The platform also allows marketplace thought leaders from all over the world the opportunity ...

September 7th, 2022|
  • Cannabis-Impaired Driving - Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Addressing Cannabis-Impaired Driving: International Researchers to Help Inform Policy and Legislation Globally

OTTAWA - The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) has released new tools summarizing the latest research about cannabis-impaired driving to help inform policymakers across countries. This series of fact sheets were developed in consultation with leading impaired driving researchers from 11 countries representing ICADTS Drugged Driving Work Group. Co-chaired by Maastricht ...

August 31st, 2022|
  • Tilray Brands

Tilray Medical Launches Cannabis Education Platform ‘WeCare-MedicalCannabis’ Across Europe

NEUMÜNSTER, Germany - Tilray Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY), a global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life, today announced that its medical cannabis division, Tilray Medical, launched a new cannabis education platform, WeCare-MedicalCannabis, dedicated to providing resources and educating healthcare practitioners and ...

July 19th, 2022|
  • Global cannabis extract market

Small Cannabis Farmers Join Forces to Create a Crypto-Exclusive Cannabis Community

MENDOCINO, Calif. - A group of California cannabis farmers, led by legacy farmer and entrepreneur Justin Calvino, are coming together to build Emerald Road, a crypto-exclusive digital cannabis community. The advanced e-commerce platform will connect farmers directly with customers through a suite of purchasing and marketing tools, content and education, and community-building experiences, all powered ...

July 18th, 2022|
  • Cannabis Dispensaries to Host Crypto ATMs Nationwide

Cannabis Dispensaries to Host Crypto ATMs Nationwide

MIAMI - BankLine's unique Crypto ATM banking services, in partnership with cannabis-friendly financial institutions, provide nationwide armored cash logistic services to Crypto ATM operators within licensed cannabis dispensaries - facilitating exciting new business opportunities. The Opportunity States continue to legalize the adult use of cannabis, now available in over 7,000 state-regulated dispensaries across the United ...

July 13th, 2022|
  • DC Council - Medical Cannabis

DC Council Unanimously Passes Bill to Allow Residents 21+ To Self-Certify as a Medical Cannabis Patient

Washington, DC - In a major win for cannabis patients, the DC Council voted unanimously to pass the “Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022.” This bill allows individuals 21 years of age and older to self-certify their eligibility for medical cannabis without needing a healthcare practitioner's recommendation. The bill expands access to medical ...

June 28th, 2022|
  • American Council of Cannabis Medicine

American Council of Cannabis Medicine Established Next Frontier Task Force

WASHINGTON - Today the American Council of Cannabis Medicine (ACCM) announced the formation of the Next Frontier Task Force. The task force is created to bring together stakeholders from medical cannabis, insurance and third party payers to facilitate expanded participation (today where possible and after changes in the federal scheduling). ACCM has been quietly building ...

June 23rd, 2022|
  • Cannabis Drinks Expo

2022 Cannabis Drinks Expo: Skyrocketing Category Includes Hemp-Based Sports Drinks to Cannabis-Infused Cocktails

SAN FRANCISCO - Cannabis Drinks Expo, a super hit b2b trade show, returns in July, providing the cannabis and drinks industry a unique platform to expand business, explore the category and source amazing brands. The theme for the 2022 show is “Growing the Category.” The 2022 Cannabis Drinks Expo will help attendees learn about this ...

June 20th, 2022|
  • The Canadian Vaping Association: Canada’s vaping excise tax

Canada’s Vaping Excise Tax Will Have Unintended Consequences

BEAMSVILLE - The Canadian Vaping Association has expressed its concerns to regulators about the proposed vaping excise tax rate. The association believes the proposed rate is too high and will lead to an increase in smoking and a significant contraband market. If the rate remains as proposed a flourishing black market is inevitable. This is ...

June 18th, 2022|
  • Thailand

Thailand Becomes First Asian Country to Legalize Cannabis

NEW YORK - Thailand made headlines last week when it became the first country in Asia to decriminalize Cannabis, making it legal to grow and sell or use for medicinal reasons. Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul expects legal cannabis production to boost the economy, but warned that recreational cannabis use remains illegal. The public health ...

June 16th, 2022|
  • global CBD market, Cannabis Market

As VT Goes Legal, Small, Independent Growers and Retailers to Be Highlighted in Vermont Cannabis Week

BURLINGTON, Vt.- In May, the Vermont Cannabis Control Board issued the state's first-ever cannabis operating license, with its members noting that the pace of licensing will pick up in following weeks. As growers, makers and retailers ready for the adult-use market, Heady Vermont, the state's largest media and events platform, is providing strategic ways for ...

June 10th, 2022|
  • Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College Launches Cannabis Certificates to Meet Demand for Educated Workforce

STEUBENVILLE and YOUNGSTOWN - Eastern Gateway Community College, in collaboration with Green Flower, announced the addition of three cannabis certificates designed to provide industry-recognized skills training for those interested in a cannabis career. Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America, according to Business Wire and others. Green Flower, the leader in cannabis education, will ...

June 7th, 2022|
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