This week in Cannabis: Ontario announces a brand new license lottery for 50 new retail opportunities, Alberta leads the pack in legal cannabis consumption, and one Canadian company is working on CBD for horses.
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If you missed out on the first round of Ontario’s licensing lottery that saw random winners become cannabis store owners, you have another chance.
The provincial government recently announced plans to award 50 new cannabis retail licenses across the province through an adapted lottery process. Further, eight of those licenses will be reserved for the First Nations community, who will get licensed through a separate first come, first served process.
Logically, the province with the most legal retailers leads the pack in legal cannabis consumption.
The retail boom in Alberta has translated to more cannabis industry hires in the province, along with similar employment activity in British Columbia and Ontario where the legal market is concerned.
Toronto-based company CannaHorse announced it was launching “the world’s first ever legal cannabis brand dedicated to horse health.”
As you may know, pet owners and veterinarians have been lobbying for the amended legislation to allow CBD prescriptions for pets. CannaHorse intends to use CBD on horses to help treat pain, inflammation, anxiety, surgical recovery, and more.
With files from Jesse B. Staniforth and Harrison Jordan
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BIRKEN, BC: From July 5 to 7, celebrate “glass, grass, music, and culture” at this legendary festival. Grab day passes, campsite packages, or enter their Great Canadian Canna Cup on gccc.ca.
TORONTO,ON: On July 14, cannabis discussion group Joint Ventures will host their inaugural networking event in Kensington Market, with the goal to provide solutions for closing educational gaps around cannabis consumption.
MONTREAL, QC: At the George-Etienne Cartier Monument found at the base of Montreal’s famous Mount Royal, take part in this unofficial gathering that happens every sunny Sunday. Grab a seat on the grass, listen to the drums, and have a leisurely picnic with your buds.