Dispensary News

Six months after Ottawa legalized the drug for recreational purposes, the first batch of cannabis retail stores in Ontario is set to open on April 1.

But for Windsor marijuana consumers wanting to access a legal bricks-and-mortar outlet, it will be a four-hour round trip drive to London.

And with only 25 stores set to serve Canada’s biggest province, one local pot activist said the biggest winner of Ontario’s modest start to a new industry will be the black market.

“They’re thanking Doug Ford right now,” said Jon Liedtke, co-host of the Cannabis Act podcast. “This has been the biggest boon to business that they could have seen.”

– Read the entire article at Windsor Star.

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The conversation surrounding cannabis edibles continues to be dominated by fears over overdosing. You’ll often hear horror stories about people eating too much and then having a terrible, sometimes nightmarish experience.

And yet, edibles remain an extremely popular method of consuming cannabis. In fact, the average American thinks edibles are the safest way to consume cannabis, according to a recent poll. But how does one learn to understand and manage their dosage?

This is the problem that How to Edibles – a dosing and recipe resource developed by Canada-based software engineer Ray Toth – wants to solve. ‘How to Edibles’ is a free website that allows the user to both calculate and manage their dosing. Toth hopes that it will help would-be cannabis chefs have more control over the potency of their infused foods.

– Read the entire article at Civilized.

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The unspoken rules of the “puff, puff, pass” ritual are ingrained in cannabis culture, but as legalization spreads, there is so much more to consider when partaking in social settings. The plant’s presence is out in the open more than ever before and for the many people that are just now starting to explore the wonderful world of weed, there’s a lot to learn.

Believe it or not, the Emily Post Institute — the epitome of etiquette in the United States and beyond — first addressed how a host should consider cannabis in 1982. The “Party Preparations” section of The Complete Book of Entertaining from The Emily Post Institute explained:

Another problem that many hostesses face today is that of the guests who want to smoke marijuana. If the hostess approves of the practice and is untroubled by the fact that it is illegal, of course she has no problem. But if she does not approve and is concerned about people breaking the law in her home, she should say so firmly. The moment she sees the first joint being lighted or passed around she should tell her guests that she’s sorry if she’s being a spoilsport, but she doesn’t

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The owner of a Smiths Falls golf course set to relaunch as a marijuana-themed course this spring says his business hopes to “bring the fun back to cannabis,” while also cementing the town as a major destination in the cannabis tourism industry.

Gordon Weiske purchased the Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club a few months ago and plans to re-brand it as the Rolling Greens Golf Club, with a soft launch scheduled on the universally-recognized cannabis holiday of April 20.

In the long term, though, Rolling Greens will be “more than just a golf course,” Weiske insists.

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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Each bean is infused with 10 milligrams of cannabidiol.

Jelly bean aficionados will now be able to experience something stronger than a sugar rush.

The creator of one of the most recognized brands of jelly beans has debuted a line of cannabis-infused sweets for candy lovers to enjoy.

Last month, “Candyman” David Klein, responsible for the creation of Jelly Belly’s jelly beans in 1976, announced the founding of his new company, Spectrum Confections, that will offer the treats in 38 flavors.

– Read the entire article at ABC News.

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