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Jesse B. Staniforth

Jesse B. Staniforth is the editor of the free cannabis-industry
newsletter WeedWeek Canada. He also reports on Indigenous issues,
cybersecurity, and food safety.

Articles contributed to Leafly

BLK MKT cannabis brand sparks controversy over racist marketing

The internet reacts to one cannabis brand's controversial use of a racist slogan to market their products.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 20, 2020

US border reports increased cannabis seizures in first year of legalization

There's been a nearly 75% increase in US-bound cannabis seizures between November 2018 and October 2019, the first year of Canadian cannabis legalization.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 17, 2020

Survey: 26% of young people have driven high or ridden with a high driver

Moreover, 15% of respondents said they believed their driving ability was either the same or improved when they were high.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 8, 2020

Nova Scotia is nearly out of edibles and other 2.0 products

Nova Scotia was one of the first provinces in the country to get their 2.0 products on store shelves before Christmas.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 8, 2020

AGLC won’t buy from micro producers, delays vape rollout

Alberta's Gaming and Liquor Commission suprised micro cultivators by refusing business that doesn't meet their production requirements.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 7, 2020

Canada’s new health minister calls for cannabis abstinence

The call for abstinence was received angrily by medical-cannabis patients and advocates.

Jesse B. Staniforth - January 2, 2020

Zenabis recalls mislabeled CBD gelcaps that actually contained THC

Frightening prospect: CBD products containing far more THC than they should.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 20, 2019

It’s now illegal to carry cannabis without an excise stamp in Manitoba

Plus, Manitoba introduces new provincial 30 gram public possession limits, allowing provincial police to issue fines of nearly $700.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 13, 2019

Stats Canada report: $908M worth of cannabis sold in first year of legalization

New Statistics Canada report shows the country failed to hit sales projections as illicit economies managed to stay alive in key markets.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 13, 2019