Poilievre Misdiagnoses Opioid Crisis

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre misdiagnoses the opioid crisis in the latest video, “Everything Feels Broken.” In the five-minute video, Poilievre uses a Vancouver tent city as his backdrop to make a case for the drug war. For a decade, British Columbia (among other Canadian cities) has provided a clean, safe supply of drugs for the addicted. He calls it a “failed experiment” brought in by “woke Liberal and NDP governments,” before saying he’ll end this policy and instead put […]

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3 Signs of Cannabis Stigma in Canada

It isn’t challenging to find three signs of cannabis stigma in Canada. Canada never legalized cannabis because the war on drugs is immoral or because people have the right to consume a nontoxic plant. Canadian cannabis legalization was and is still about “public health and safety.” But it’s clear from these three signs that cannabis legalization was more about lining the pockets of a few select players and a public sector that lives off the taxpayer. 3rd Cannabis Stigma: Excise […]

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Canada’s Cannabis Credit Union

When you’ve got a cannabis credit union in your corner, nothing seems impossible. Despite Canadian cannabis legalization, banking for cannabis producers and operators is still a struggle. That’s where Community Savings Credit Union has stepped up. With seven branches in British Columbia, they’ve won two awards from the Canadian Marketing Association for cannabis advocacy. Specifically, they won awards for their “Roll with us” marketing campaign and “Does your bank deliver,” which compared choosing their services with choosing toppings for your […]

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How Popular are Cannabis Beverages in 2022

So, how popular are cannabis beverages? With just over a month left in 2022, it’s time to take a step back and analyze sales and consumer data for this product category. Using real-time data reporting from Headset, we can see how cannabis beverage sales have increased by 40% in the US and Canada. But more importantly, we can answer questions like: which beverages are the most popular? What are the consumer demographics like? And which markets are cannabis beverages the […]

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Investors Lose Billions with Canadian Cannabis 

Investors have lost billions investing in Canadian cannabis. That’s the latest data collected by the law firm Miller Thomson. Of the total 183 publicly traded licensed cannabis producers, they collectively lost $131 billion. Or, as one Redditor put it, High quality marijuana cost $7.69 per gram. It’s estimated that the average joint has 0.32 grams of marijuana in them. So one joint should be around $2.46. Therefore, $131 billion could purchase 53,252,032,520 joints. Canada’s population is 38.25 million. So each […]

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Cannabis Act Review: No More Medical Program?

Take the Survey and Tell Health Canada to Keep their Hands Off Our Medicine Does the Cannabis Act review mean no more medical cannabis in Canada? Many of Canada’s cannabis consumers, producers, and retailers welcome the Cannabis Act review. And why not? It’s a year late, and there are plenty of problems with the current legalization scheme we hope the review will fix. But will ending medical cannabis in Canada be one of its consequences? Health Canada is asking for […]

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Hemp Biodiesel: Myths & Facts 

What are some myths and facts when it comes to hemp biodiesel? Proponents say it’s the answer to weaning the West off Saudi Arabia’s oil. Critics say it’s a pie-in-the-sky idea that doesn’t conform to economic realities. So what are the myths and facts regarding hemp biodiesel? The inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel, used peanut oil in his original design. He intended to liberate small business owners from their energy concerns, thereby decreasing the power and influence of […]

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Health Canada Wants to End Medical Cannabis 

Let Health Canada know what you think by taking the survey here. Health Canada wants to end medical cannabis in Canada. They’ve opened up a survey for Canadians to input their opinions. But as is usually the case with these things, the decisions have already been made. “They’ve always been disingenuous when they put these sorts of surveys out,” says Ted Smith, long-time cannabis activist and contributor to Cannabis Digest. “They’ve really got their minds made up in the position they’re […]

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Wrongful Arrest Due to Cannabis 

A wrongful arrest due to cannabis isn’t unheard of. A Staten Island cop kept planting cannabis in people’s cars despite the NYPD clearing him of any wrongdoing. In Canada, police use various tests to decide if your driving is “impaired” by cannabis. But, of course, as anyone can find out through three seconds of research, THC binds to your fat cells. So you could smoke one joint in July and fail a urine test in September. Suppose you’re shaken up […]

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Holiday Cannabis Sales

What can we expect with holidays and cannabis sales? Halloween is behind us, but up ahead is Green Wednesday, the American Thanksgiving, and then it’s Christmas. According to Headset data, Christmas is the most important holiday for US cannabis retailers. In 2021, December 23rd ranked the fifth-highest day of the year’s cannabis sales. Compared to other days, sales on December 23rd increased by 74%. Christmas Eve is another important day for cannabis retailers. So let’s take a deeper look into […]

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