Reviewing the Cannabis Act

Justin Trudeau’s hashtag government is finally reviewing the Cannabis Act – a year late. They want to know: has cannabis legalization been successful? Not in the sense of whether it’s been working for those who buy, sell, and consume cannabis. No, according to the Liberal’s Cannabis Act, the review must focus on Indigenous people, home growing, and whether legalization has helped the children. After all, it was never about your right to your body. Post-COVID, it’s clear that freedom doesn’t […]

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Making Sense of the COVID Cannabis Surge 

How can we make sense of the COVID Cannabis surge? As reported previously, a pandemic-induced cannabis bubble has now burst. Total market cannabis sales are now in decline but what’s happened is a return to pre-pandemic market conditions. We can answer some pressing questions using real-time sales reporting from Headset Insight. Namely, did we see a more significant decline in transaction volume or transaction size? Which products fared best and worst during the last couple of years? And which customers […]

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Cannabis in the US Midterms (2022)

What role will cannabis play in the USA 2022 midterm elections? America’s burgeoning yet constricted cannabis industry hopes to see some change in Washington before the midterms reshape the political landscape. America’s cannabis industry hopes to see the SAFE Banking Act passed. This legislation would provide cannabis companies access to financial services. “Really what it comes down to is how important is cannabis for the Democrats to pass,” says Nawan Butt, Portfolio Manager at Purpose Investments. Cannabis in the US […]

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If Cannabis is Legal, Why the Police Raids?

If cannabis in Canada is legal, why are there still police raids? Suppose, for instance, you travel back to the 1990s, and you say in the future, cannabis is legal, but police still get funding and make raids on “illegal grow-ops,” you might scratch your head. If cannabis is legal, how are there still police […]

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How recreational access affects medical cannabis according to BDSA

BDSA’s latest report suggests that recreational cannabis access affects longer standing medical market. Access with a medical card encourages patients to buy heavily taxed adult-use cannabis. But is recreational access a benefit or hinderance on medical cannabis? Why patients move into rec markets This author asked Roy Bingham, BDSA’s CEO and co-founder, about the pros […]

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Supreme Court of Canada to Rule on Quebec Cannabis Ban

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule on whether Quebec‘s ban on growing cannabis for personal use is constitutional. Janick Murray-Hall v. Attorney General of Quebec will be heard on Thursday, September 15. Quebec’s Cannabis Growing Ban  How did Quebec end up the odd-duck out with their home-growing cannabis ban? In 2018, the federal government […]

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Global cannabis sales will grow to $57B but depend on new markets

As prohibition lifts an ugly grasp on cannabis, the new market prospers. BDSA is an analytics firm that tracks the industry through an enormous point-of-sale network. A recent report by the firm suggests global cannabis sales will grow to $57 Billion by 2026. This author spoke with the Founder and CEO but also Andy Seeger […]

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What Does a Poilievre Win Mean for Cannabis?

Pierre Poilievre became the Conservative Party leader this past weekend, but what does this mean for cannabis? Conservatives in Canada have typically been supportive of the drug war. Like Liberals who believe guns, and not irresponsible people with guns, are the problem, Conservatives tend to hate drugs instead of blaming the irresponsible drug user. But […]

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Cannabis Constitutional Crisis?

Has the UK sparked a constitutional crisis in Bermuda by blocking cannabis legalization? The tiny North Atlantic archipelago consists of 181 islands. They are a British overseas territory but has elections and makes its own laws. It is rare for the UK to intervene like this. What Happened? On Tuesday, as Liz Truss became the […]

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10 Writers Who Love Cannabis

Is cannabis the cure for writer’s block? It’s possible. Cannabis is well known as a creative-inducing substance. Despite the positive and negative stereotypes, this one won’t die. And why should it? Stimulating your creative thoughts is one of the main appeals of cannabis. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Here’s a list […]

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