Flying high: Are cannabis drone deliveries the future or merely delusion?

There’s been a spate of recent speculation about the role drones might play in future cannabis deliveries. The issue resides precariously at the intersection of modern technology, ever-evolving and ever-confusing legislation, and a cannabis industry booming in all directions. Plus, there’s no denying the fact that drones filling the skies with Purple Punch and Sour…

Are cans draining THC efficiency from cannabis beverages?

The canna-beverage boom hasn’t happened yet, but with major beverage conglomerates betting big on infused drinks, Canadian consumers should expect to see the serious launch of a variety of THC- and CBD-infused soft drinks, juices, teas, and beer-and-wine clones begin soon and continue for the foreseeable future. With multiple billion-dollar licensed parties about to launch…

Alberta approves cannabis vape sales, starting up this week

Alberta’s cannabis retailers learned last Friday that as of Monday, February 10, they would now be allowed to sell cannabis vape-pens, cartridges, and other vape products. The Albertan cannabis industry and some consumers cried foul when Alberta’s UCP government announced in late December they were delaying the release of vape pens while the province conducted…

After a rough 2019, California’s cannabis change will bloom in 2020

Data from Leafly’s 2020 Cannabis Jobs Count indicates that legal cannabis sales in California contracted 18% year-over-year to $2.03 billion in 2019. That took a toll on cannabis employment in the Golden State. From Jan. 2019 to Jan. 2020, about 8,600 previously legal cannabis jobs in California became illegal cannabis jobs or disappeared entirely. That…

Cannabis Jobs Represent: Factual cannabis now supports 243,700 stout-time American jobs

ow many jobs are there in the legal marijuana industry? Leafly’s annual Cannabis Jobs Report found 243,700 full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by legal cannabis as of January 2020. That’s a 15% year-over-year increase. Over the past 12 months the expanding industry has created 33,700 new jobs nationwide, making legal marijuana the fastest-growing industry in America. This…

Canada’s kindly weed shops juicy targets for robbers

As staff at Oshawa’s Tokyo Smoke cannabis store closed up on Saturday night, February 1, they were confronted by two men wearing Halloween masks and holding guns. They emptied the tills and escaped in a waiting car. Meanwhile, in Edmonton, four cannabis stores have been robbed since December, and those robberies have also involved firearms.…

Cannabis retail manual: Canvas Cannabis, Toronto

One block east of Toronto’s Pape subway station, situated on Greektown’s famous Danforth Avenue, you’ll land at the city’s easternmost cannabis retail store (to-date), Canvas Cannabis. Canvas opened doors to customers in mid-December 2019, becoming the sixth legal store to open in Toronto proper. It’s the first cannabis store east of Yonge St., and the…

California checks salvage unlawful vapes depraved with components

The Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020 In this June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. California officials announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak…