The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in Newfoundland and Labrador, said they went 10 straight days without supply. "The producers keep saying there will be some bumps in the road, but right now it's not a bump in the road. It's a big pothole," he said. His mother, Brenda Tobin, is a part-owner and said that after she tells customers there's nothing to buy, "a lot of them are saying, 'Oh, well. I guess it's back to the black market.'" #DamageDone: Scenes From the Red Sox Championship Parade Charles Krupa/AP Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world's largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. But for now, it's a superlative in name only. The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets … [Read more...] about Supply Shortages Plague Canada’s New Cannabis Marketplace
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Rob Gillies and Tracey Lindeman Associated Press Published 1:11 PM EDT Oct 31, 2018 Toronto – The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in Newfoundland and Labrador, said they went 10 straight days without supply. “The producers keep saying there will be some bumps in the road, but right now it’s not a bump in the road. It’s a big pothole,” he said. His mother, Brenda Tobin, is a part-owner and said that after she tells customers there’s nothing to buy, “a lot of them are saying, ‘Oh well, I guess it’s back to the black market.’” Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world’s largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. But for now, it’s a … [Read more...] about Marijuana shortages plague Canada
World International Affairs The Chinese consulate in Toronto has issued a warning to its students and other citizens residing in Canada on the potentially harmful effects of marijuana, despite the North American country's decision to legalize pot. “The consulate would like to remind the Chinese citizens in the consular district, especially international students, in order to protect your own physical and mental health, please avoid contact or using marijuana,” a letter published on the consulate’s official website said, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported. In addition to the warning, the letter included explanations from legal experts on what Canada’s legalization means for Chinese citizens. It did not, however, go so far as to forbid Chinese nationals from using cannabis legally, although it reminded them that giving or selling to minors (under 18) is illegal as is carrying marijuana through customs. A customer shows the marijuana he … [Read more...] about China Warns Students In Canada That Marijuana Could Harm ‘Physical and Mental Health’ Despite Legalization
News / UK and world by Press Association October 17, 2018, 8:43 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on pavements on Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” celebration. In Alberta, a government website that sells pot, crashed when too many people tried to place orders. And in Montreal, Graeme Campbell welcomed the day he could easily buy all the pot he wanted. “It’s hard to find people to sell to me because I look like a cop,” the clean-cut, 43-year-old computer programmer said outside a newly opened pot store. He and his friend Alex Lacrosse were smoking a joint when two police officers walked by. “I passed you a joint right in front of them and they didn’t even bat an eye,” … [Read more...] about Jubilant customers light up as cannabis sales begin in Canada
World Recreational cannabis officially became legal across Canada on Wednesday, a long-awaited fulfillment of a 2015 campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the outcome of a summer decision by parliament. With legalization, however, Canada has focused attention on the vastly different position of the federal government south of the border in the United States. Leading up to October 17, Canadians were warned by legal experts and officials that despite numerous U.S. states legalizing marijuana, the plant remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under U.S. federal law. This means that Canadian marijuana investors, workers in the budding industry and even casual users could face difficulties, and potentially even lifetime bans, when entering the U.S. As a result, top Canadian and U.S. officials have met on several occasions to discuss the implementation of legal weed policies, Richard Walker, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, told Newsweek. Cannabis … [Read more...] about Legal Weed Has Arrived In Canada but Will the U.S. Target Investors Crossing the Border?