Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory pot shop reacts to Ontario cannabis lottery

It remains business as usual for those working in the cannabis industry on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory after the winners of the Ontario cannabis lottery were announced Friday. There were five licences awarded in the eastern region that includes Ottawa, Kingston and Barrie. According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s official results, the five winners of the lottery in the […]

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Results of Ontario’s pot licence lottery announced

TORONTO – Ontario has announced the first 25 companies that can apply for cannabis retail licences in the province. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says Tripsetter Inc., The Niagara Herbalist and Pure Alpha Holdings are among those that have been selected through a lottery. The agency accepted expressions of interest for the licences earlier in the week. Those […]

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Shoppers Drug Mart launches platform to sell medical marijuana online

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Shoppers Drug Mart’s e-commerce platform for medical cannabis launched Tuesday, a month after Health Canada licenced the company to sell the product online. Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario. Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a prescription to an […]

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Applications open to enter lottery for 25 retail cannabis licenses in Ontario

TORONTO – Applications are now being accepted from those looking to enter a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences in Ontario. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario began to accept expressions of interest on its website at 12:01 a.m. today and will take applications until noon Wednesday. The draw for the licences will take place […]

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New Brunswick releases guidelines to help employers accommodate staff with addictions

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission has released new guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate staff struggling with addiction. The province says the new guidelines on cannabis, alcohol and drug addictions are based on both case law and New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. It says the guidelines address the use of cannabis inside and outside the […]

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Experts warn Ontario allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market

As municipalities across Ontario weigh whether to allow cannabis retail stores in their neighbourhoods, experts and consumer choice advocates warn that having large swaths of the province opt out of brick-and-mortar pot shops could fuel the black market. Recreational cannabis can currently only be bought online in Ontario, and municipalities have until Jan. 22 to decide if they want to […]

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