Monthly Archives: April 2019

Halifax police continue crackdown on illegal cannabis dispensaries

Police charge 10 people in two busts last week in Fairview and Dartmouth Halifax police are continuing to shut down illegal cannabis dispensaries, with the most recent busts in Fairview and Dartmouth’s Main Street. In a news release Monday, police said officers searched Doug’s Place on Alma Crescent last Thursday, seizing 1.3 kilograms of cannabis, about 300 cannabis […]

Legal Cannabis packaging concerns

It’s been just over six months since pot was legalized nationwide. There have been many kinks to work out from the get-go, including website issues and delivery delays but there’s also another concern, the packaging it comes in. Legal marijuana can come in black plastic containers that sometimes weigh more than ten times the product […]

OPINION: Ontario needs to support province’s budding legal cannabis industry

BY: MICHELLE EATON Canada is the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis, and Ontario can reap the rewards as long as we play our cards right. The potential is clear: we just need to take the right steps to get the most out of it. With the first private retail stores opening in Ontario less than […]

Weed Drinks Are Set to Dominate the Cannabis Market in Canada

From cannabis beer to margarita-flavoured THC tonics, weed companies are betting big on beverages. As I sit here writing a story about the future of edibles, I’m battling an edible-induced hangover. I can’t really blame anyone but myself. I smoked some weed at home and then to satisfy my accompanying munchies, I ate a medicated […]

Here’s why weed tea is such a hit in these countries

Why smoke it, when you can sip it? Tea has been around for centuries; so has cannabis-infused tea. It appears the first recorded medical prescription of marijuana, way back in 2737 BC, was actually in the form of cannabis-infused tea. “Drinking tea, in general, is a pleasant activity. It’s nice to drink a cup alone and […]

Nova Scotia man could be kicked out of his house because he smoked cannabis on the balcony

A 57-year-old man in Dartmouth, N.S., could soon be without a home because he consumed medical cannabis on the balcony of his apartment. Philip Bennett consumes cannabis by smoking or vaping to control severe chronic pain caused by his illness—he has genetic disorder spinocerebellar ataxia. Bennett uses a motorized wheelchair, thereby, limiting his mobility and ability […]

6 Cannabis Strains for People Who Love Earthy Terpene Profiles

With so many different cannabis strains on the market, one of the best ways to differentiate between products is through flavor. Find the flavor profile of cannabis you prefer, then from there you can choose effects by strain and more specifically, terpenes—which are the aromatic compounds that give a cannabis flower its aroma, flavor, and potentially […]

Halifax RCMP raid cannabis dispensary on 4-20, charge two people

Halifax District RCMP say they busted GG’s, an illegal cannabis storefront in Middle Sackville on Saturday, charging two suspects and seizing a large quantity of product. Police say a man and a woman, both from Halifax, are facing charges under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act. The two are due to appear in provincial court […]

Cannabis package recycling rolled out Canada-wide

Cannabis users left with a mountain of waste from pot packaging can now drop it off at two London dispensaries to be recycled under a free program launched by Canada’s biggest marijuana company on Earth Day. Tweed, a subsidiary of Smiths Falls-based cannabis producer Canopy Growth, partnered with TerraCycle, an American recycling company, to introduce […]

Halifax puff-crawl up in smoke: Cannabis-themed event cancelled

Krishna Parmar of Dart Frog Events says Halifax’s first cannabis pub crawl has been cancelled by the Alcohol and Gaming Authority. The company says they went to the AGA a month ago and were told the alcohol-cannabis event was fine. He said he doesn’t think it’s fair to cancel a cannabis pub crawl when the […]