Cannabis Cafés and Smoking Weed at Festivals: The Province Wants Your Feedback

Ontario consulting public on cannabis consumption establishments and special events permits. You can legally buy cannabis products now, but there is still no equivalent of a bar licenced for alcohol consumption at which the public can smoke or consume cannabis. The province announced this week it is opening public consultations to help decide the question […]

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There’s a Cannabis-Infused Cocktail Event Coming to Toronto Next Week

Going out for drinks remains one of the premier features of adulthood. Whether you’re loosening up after a tough day or celebrating hard-fought victories, communal libations are often a go-to for unwinding for many who choose to indulge. Likewise, cannabis users like to equate their end-of-the-day buzz with that evening glass of wine or cocktail. […]

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15 Months After Legalization, 2.8 Million Ontarians Live in Places Where Cannabis Retail is Illegal

About a fifth of Ontario’s population — 2.8 million people — live in places where selling cannabis is illegal. For over a year, almost no Ontario community had cannabis retail whether it wanted any or not and stores opened slowly compared to most other provinces. But as Ontario seeks to quickly expand its cannabis store […]

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Ontario Government Considers Cannabis Lounges, Cafes as Part of Future Open Market

Premier Doug Ford’s government said it is considering allowing cannabis lounges and cafes as it moves toward an open market for pot in the province, and is asking the public to weigh in on the proposal. The government said Monday it will consult on the possibility of so-called “consumption venues” as well as special occasion […]

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Ontario Lawmakers Looking Into Legalizing Cannabis Consumption Lounges

The government of Ontario, Canada is considering a proposal to allow cannabis consumption lounges to operate in the province and is soliciting feedback from residents on any potential changes to current regulations. The government announced the proposed change via a posting in the province’s regulatory registry on Monday, noting that comments from the public will […]

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Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities

Province Looking to Offer More Choice for Consumers and More Business Opportunities. The Ontario government is launching consultations in order to provide consumers more choice and convenience on cannabis while giving the private sector enhanced ability to compete against and combat the criminal market. “Ontario continues to take a responsible approach to cannabis retail sales […]

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Ontario weighs cannabis consumption lounges, special-occasion permits

(This story has been updated with commentary from lawyer Trina Fraser.) Ontario’s government is asking businesses and other stakeholders whether it should consider regulating cannabis consumption for lounges and cafes as well as offering special-occasion permits for festivals and concerts. The feedback period ends March 10. <!– if (!window.AdButler){(function(){var s = document.createElement(“script”); s.async = true; s.type […]

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Cannabis Compound Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug

A cannabis compound has been shown to kill some of the most worrisome antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study by Canadian researchers. A team of McMaster University scientists examining the effectiveness of Cannabis sativa cannabinoids found that one of them, cannabigerol, “exhibited antibacterial activity” against MRSA, one of the top resistant microbes on the planet. The […]

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City Eyes Regulations for Locations of Cannabis Facilities

The city is considering changes to where cannabis production and processing facilities can be located. At a meeting on Tuesday, councillors referred back to city staff a recommendation for zoning bylaw changes that would prohibit cannabis production and processing on lands within the annexed area of the city, and within older industrial areas that are […]

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You’ll Be Able to Buy Weed From Ontario Producers — but There’s a Strange Catch

This spring, Ontario will start to see farm-gate cannabis retail: much like a vineyard or brewery, customers will be able to go to a growing facility and buy weed directly from the producer. It seems simple enough, but there’s a strange twist: producers will be legally required to first sell their cannabis to the Ontario […]

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