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BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know

In newly unveiled rules, British Columbia stipulates that individuals aged 19 and up will be allowed to buy recreational cannabis in standalone retail stores, some privately owned and operated, others run by the government.

The Business of Growth: Organigram Prepares for Canada’s Next Steps

As adult recreational legalization approaches in Canada, medically focused LPs like Organigram are working to diversify their offerings and appeal to new consumers.

The Canadian Government’s Curious Cannabis Slang

From 'boom' to 'errl,' Health Canada's 'cannabis slang terms' have Canadian cannabis fans scratching their heads.

Abi Roach, Grey-Market Cannapreneur, Preps for the Legal Future

"Nothing I’ve ever done has been legal and nothing I’ve ever done has been illegal," says the founder of Toronto's longest-running cannabis lounge. "Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Alaska Authorities Vow to Fight Feds on Legal Cannabis

From the governor to the attorney general to the state's top senator, Alaska politicians are ready to defend their state's legal cannabis market.

Politicians Outraged: Sessions Move ‘Trampled the Will of the Voters’

"With no prior notice to Congress, the Justice Department has trampled on the will of the voters in CO and other states."—Cory Gardner, US Senator from Colorado

How the Globe & Mail’s Fashion Editor Found a Home in the Cannabis Industry

For the past three years, Odessa Paloma Parker has served as fashion editor for The Globe & Mail. Now she's making the leap to the cannabis industry, and taking her inclusive sense of style with her.

‘I Just Love Getting People High’: In the Kitchen With a Black-Market Edibles Maker

The Canadian government won't be ready to regulate an edibles market until 12 months after legalization. For now, producers like Fritz labor precariously, building up small businesses that face an uncertain future, while the legalization boom awaits.

Are Too Many Canadian Medical Marijuana Patients ‘Faking It’?

Are there a bunch of ‘fakers’ in Canada’s medical marijuana program? That’s what the Canadian government has suggested as it defends a new tax being imposed on the nation’s medical cannabis system.

Indigenous Cannabis: Revitalizing First-Nation Economies Through Legalization

“There is an undeniable sense within the First Nation community of not being left behind,” says Jacob Taylor, co-founder of the First Nations-owned and -operated socioeconomic development firm the Pontiac Group.

This Canadian Staffing Agency Will Help You Find a Job in the Cannabis Industry

“We’ve placed people in a wide range of positions, from sales and marketing to quality assurance, compliance and cultivation,” says cannabis-industry headhunter Alison McMahon.

Hostile Takeovers and Poison Pills: Canadian Cannabis Gets Combative

Aurora Cannabis’s hostile takeover bid for rival CanniMed signals a new, more brutal phase in Canada’s burgeoning legal sector.

High Design: Q&A With a Cannabis Packaging Designer

Courtney Zalewski is a 31-year-old designer who started her career as creative director of the SuicideGirls brand. More recently, she’s branched out into the cannabis industry, working with Lowell Herb Company, 1906 chocolate edibles, and the SuicideGirls vape line.

Historic Vapor and Communal Spirit: 5 Takeaways From the Canadian Cannabis Awards

Where else could you mingle amongst CEOs, lawyers, master growers, and W. Brett Wilson, the business entrepreneur best known for his time as a judge on TV show Dragon’s Den, while eating shockingly delicious pierogi?

Love the Drug, Hate the Driver: Canada’s Pro-Cannabis/Anti-DUI Ad Campaign 

“We wanted to be really careful that our message wasn’t anti-marijuana, but was very anti-driving-while-impaired,” says BBDO creative chief Denise Rossetto.

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