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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

Northern Canadians Unlikely to Benefit From New Record-Suspension Bill

Due to expenses, difficulty of filing, and the potential of multiple charges, Bill C-93’s ‘no-cost record suspensions’ aren’t necessarily free.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 19, 2019

Gene Simmons Leaves Role at Canadian Cannabis Company

Though KISS bassist Gene Simmons had a five-year contract with Canadian medical cannabis producer Invictus MD, he’s left his role of 'Chief Evangelist Officer' after just 17 months.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 15, 2019

Cannabis NB Blamed its $2M First Quarter Loss on the Illicit Market

Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs flirted with privatizing adult-use retail in the province, scaling down Cannabis NB, or bringing in third-party experts to run the Crown company.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 12, 2019

Health Canada Isn’t Too Worried About Canadian Producers on Snapchat

Are Health Canada's advertisement regulations strict enough on social media, where a large portion of active users are under age?

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 12, 2019

Alberta Leads the Country with 254 Licensed Adult-Use Retailers

It’s just the beginning of August and Alberta is still shattering expectations.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 9, 2019

Quebec Sets Sights on Topicals Ban at SQDC Stores

In Quebec’s ongoing campaign against simple access to alternative cannabis products and applications, Health Minister Lionel Carmant follows the province’s proposed edibles ban with one aimed at medicinal topicals.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 6, 2019

Vancouver Island Compassion Society Closes After 20 Years

The compassion society would love to reopen under legal terms, but Health Canada’s strict regulations make it hard to imagine the VICS as part of the legal cannabis stream.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 2, 2019

You Can Bring Cannabis to Osheaga, but Only If It’s Sealed

Canada’s major concert venues still have widely disparate cannabis policies.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 2, 2019

WeedMD Announces Partnership With Ignite Cannabis, Sparks Backlash

“Surprising and disappointing. This is not a good role model to say the least.”

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 26, 2019