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Cannabis and asthma: How good are cannabinoids for bronchial spasms?

What is the science behind using cannabis to address asthma symptoms? Contrary to popular opinion, cannabis can help asthmatics in many ways. Though perhaps surprising, some research indicates that compounds found in cannabis can contribute to relieving certain acute and life-threatening symptoms of asthma. When one thinks about cannabis, the first image that likely comes […]

Cannabis Companies Are Paying Federal Taxes In Cash And It’s Giving The IRS A Headache

Marijuana is now legal, in one form or another, in 33 US states and the District of Columbia. To the federal government, pot is still a drug classified no differently than heroin or cocaine. Yet cannabis businesses are still required to pay federal taxes. (More taxes than most, as Quartz’s Ephrat Livni pointed out last year.) The government collected an […]

Is The Stigma Of Cannabis Preventing More Seniors From Using It?

Seniors are among the fastest-growing population of new cannabis users. However, the stigma behind cannabis could be keeping some seniors from getting much-needed relief from chronic pain, as well as sleepless nights. Greg Saweikis is one senior finding relief through cannabis. Since he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2017, he’s undergone rounds […]

Cannabis Company Hopes To Replace Jobs Lost In Merritt Mill Closure

‘This could really change people’s lives in Merritt,’ says Emerald executive vice-president’  Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but was laid off in 2016.The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs when the mill closed, crippling the economy of the small town in […]

Aurora Cannabis Sales Spike 260% after legalization in Canada

Aurora Cannabis (ACB) reported better-than-expected fiscal Q1 financial results Monday morning. This earnings report is the company’s first since Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana last month. The Canadian cannabis company saw C$29.7 million in revenue for Q1, which was up 260% year over year. “The commencement of adult consumer use sales in Canada […]

Mohawk Traditionalists Oppose Legal Cannabis In Kahnawake

“It is not in our culture, it is not in our traditions to use something like (cannabis). We call those substances mind-changers,” says Kenneth Deer, a member of the Kahnawake Longhouse. Is it truly the will of the people to see cannabis grown and sold on Mohawk land? That’s what Kenneth Deer wants to know […]

10 Things You Will Learn Working In A Cannabis Dispensary

It’s just cannabis, right? How important can something affectionately referred to as “wacky-tabbacky” be? In my case, very. In 2015, I nearly died from a vitamin B12 deficiency (because that’s a thing), which catapulted an evil disease called fibromyalgia into the center of my world ― and then totally imploded it. I was completely debilitated […]

Flex Your Green Thumb: Tips On Growing Cannabis At Home

The Grow Room in Regina will be offering workshops to help home-growers Budding green thumbs now have the opportunity to legally grow their own cannabis at home. Canadians can grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use per residence under the new laws. The plants must come from licensed seeds or seedlings. Chad Bonin has […]

Toronto Airport Says Cannabis Trash Cans Are Not ‘Free Weed’ Bins

Toronto’s Pearson Airport has an important message for would-be stem-pickers: The weed there is not up for grabs. Last week, Canada legalized recreational cannabis, becoming the second country in the world to formally do so. While cannabis is legal within Canada, however, it is illegal to transport it across the country’s borders. To address this, Pearson Airport set up […]

A New Crop Of Marijuana Merchants Forms

Legislators put the cannabis into Canada last week, as the nation became the first major world economy to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Now, as the barriers come crashing down across North America on the sale of what was once reviled as “Reefer Madness”, it’s fascinating to watch how retailers are responding. A whole new crop of “marijuana merchants” (and […]