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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Cannabis Legalization in Ireland?

Ireland is the latest European country to take a step closer to cannabis legalization. Introduced by a People Before Profit Party member, the bill would legalize cannabis possession for adults over 18. However, the bill doesn’t include cannabis sales or cultivation. It is more decriminalization than the commercialization of the industry. The bill says possessing up to seven grams “shall be lawful,” despite no commercial market. A top government official is skeptical that the bill will become law. Right now, […]

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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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Cannabis Worse Than Tobacco – Study 

Is cannabis worse than tobacco? According to a new Canadian study, the answer is yes! Remember when former prime minister Stephen Harper called cannabis “infinitely worse than tobacco?” Canadians rightfully laughed at him. Some of us also laughed at him for saying the Liberals would introduce a Netflix tax. The Liberals ended up doing much worse – regulating the Internet. So, how accurate was his cannabis “infinitely worse than tobacco” statement? Details of the Study Is cannabis worse than tobacco? […]

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Local Decriminalization Efforts

Local decriminalization efforts in last week’s midterm elections shouldn’t go unnoticed. While the US midterms saw Maryland and Missouri legalize cannabis, these smaller ballot measures are just as important. In fact, one can make the case that local efforts are superior to state-wide top-down enforcement. Just as liberals don’t want to live in states without gun control, many conservatives don’t want legal pot stores in their towns. The solution is decentralization. You do you. Live and let live. So long […]

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Legal Cannabis Banking in the US

Legal cannabis banking in the United States is still an open question, even after the midterms. Cannabis legalization became a reality in two more states last week, with Maryland and Missouri joining the ranks as the newly legal states. Nearly half of Americans now live in a legal cannabis jurisdiction. This a significant step from fifteen years ago, when no state had legal cannabis. (And only a handful permitted medical exemptions.) But what about the push for federal legalization? And […]

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