Tilray signs agreement to supply medical cannabis to Pharmasave

Another deal is done and now it’s between Tilray and Pharmasave, which has over 650 independently owned community pharmacies in Canada. Of course, the terms were not disclosed and it is “Subject to changes to Canadian regulations that would allow such distribution.”

“Tilray’s products are available in ten countries around the world. Our products can be purchased by patients in pharmacies in each of those countries except Canada. Today’s announcement puts us in a strong position to expand the availability of our products to additional patients in need throughout Canada,” said Brendan Kennedy, Tilray CEO. “It’s exciting that we have the potential to bring our medical cannabis products to patients via pharmacies in Canada with a partner like Pharmasave, a company that shares our commitment to patient safety and access.”

Live-or-die vote today for cannabis in Canada

Truth. Vacation is real and it might hinder the government’s cannabis bill.

According to an agreed timetable, senators will hold a vote at second reading of the bill today. If the opposition Tories cobble together enough votes to defeat C-45, the legislation would be effectively dead — meaning the government would have to restart the entire legislative process in the House.

If that happens, a summer timeline for legalization becomes much less likely.

What are the strongest cannabis strains?

Strength is completely subjective; no two people react the same to a high THC flower.

While THC is the main driver of potency, it’s important to understand the important role terpenes play in enhancing and shaping the strain’s high. Terpenes like myrcene, linalool, and limonene refer to aromatic compounds that lend cannabis its unique array of smells, and a cannabis strain rich in both terpenes and THC often delivers a more remarkable experience than a product that lacks chemical diversity.

Government of Canada unveils how recreational cannabis will be packaged

The federal government released the findings of its public consultation recreational cannabis and unveiled how the packaging will look. Similar to the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) logo, the packaging will be non-discreet.

While producers will be allowed to use one uniform colour on packaging, the use of fluorescent or metallic colours will be prohibited. So will glossy coatings, embossing, texture, foil, cut-outs, peel-away labels, and package inserts.

Each package must display one of six suggested warnings on a bright yellow background. Suggestions include, “Cannabis can be addictive”, “Regular use of cannabis can increase the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia”, and “Adolescents are at great risk of harms from cannabis”

Don’t tell border patrol you smoke pot

I am not sure I see the reason why it’s border patrol’s business if you have previously consumed. Leave it be, answer no.

If someone answers yes to a border agent’s question of whether they’ve smoked pot, ever, Saunders said “they’re basically turned around, told to go back to Canada, and told they are inadmissible for life. This is a lifetime ban.”

Despite popular belief, edibles won’t kill you

Unlike opioids, you absolutely cannot overdose on cannabis. You CAN, however, take too much at once. Microdosing is great for first-timers. Understand what you’re ingesting!

“As a business owner, those are the nightmare scenarios that we have worked really hard to prevent over the years,” said Kristi Knoblich, who, along with her husband, Scott Palmer, own Kiva Confections, one of the largest edible cannabis companies in the state. “You may feel like you are going to die, but you are not going to die — that’s not great marketing language.”

California introduces new bill to cut state cannabis tax

California is taking the right approach. The only way to fight the illicit market is to make the legal one cheaper.

By lowering the excise tax and postponing the cultivation tax, it will lower the overall price for consumers at the register, which will also reduce the differential between illicit and legal prices,” Whitney said in a statement. “Reducing this gap is critical to making the legal market more competitive against the illicit market and more attractive for consumers.

Ontario cannabis store reveals boring logo

Fowler is right, regardless of branding costs, the government needed a safe, people-agnostic logo. That’s exactly what they got.

John Fowler, CEO and Founder of Supreme Cannabis, agrees with the second group, saying that the branding and logo provided by the LCBO is deliberately simplistic. He compares it to the LCBO’s own logo, and says that in five years Canadians may be referring to the “OCS” with the same brand recognition they currently have for the provincial liquor agency.

Doug Ford Should Be Ontario’s Next Premier

Playing the pro-cannabis card is so hot right now, I am baffled Wynne still hasn’t accepted that opposing is a losing battle. Doug Ford can win on this agenda alone.

Via Chris Selley at The National Post:

Ford simply mooted the idea of people other than government employees selling an intoxicant. That’s precisely the agenda Wynne has been pursuing with frankly surprising enthusiasm on alcohol, which is a much more damaging intoxicant that’s now available at quite a few grocery stores. And she’s marketing herself as the serious option? She has never looked more like a fraud, and while I’m sure it will play well with the unions and the Presbyterian set, it certainly won’t help rally the younger voters she needs to coalesce around her party. Millennial Ontarians might dig statism as a general concept, but they also seem quite attached to the marijuana dispensaries that Wynne promises to put out of business for the sake of the children.