Canada’s open, but how about its dispensaries?

Julie Fulton @ 2019-06-12 15:31:08 -0500

Six months into legal rec in Canada, and brick-and-mortar dispensaries are only now opening in Ontario. (Kush tour, anyone?)

Canada was the first G-7 nation to approve adult-use sales of cannabis. How does Canada shape up to more mature MJ markets in the U.S.? How does the Canadian flower market influence other countries? And where does the cannabis industry go from here?

Listen and learn:

  • Whose citizens buy the most cannabis in North America—Canada or the U.S.?
  • Is cannabis legalization still a hot topic of debate in the U.S. or is it old news?
  • What’s the progress on U.S. federal cannabis legalization?

“Times do need to change and it takes everyone participating to do so.”

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“To be able to say you were the first in line on the first day (of legal sales)…it’s a great story to tell your grandkids.”

Pinpoint cannabis news you want to know more about:

  • The first four brick and mortar cannabis stores in Ontario are open with more on the horizon. (0:50)
  • 2019’s on-site retail cannabis sales in Canada are reminiscent of 2014’s dispensaries in Colorado. (1:57)
  • Adult-use cannabis legalization in New Jersey is on the back burner—but for how long? (3:41)

“Until we start treating it like the norm, and stop making it this taboo topic, it [the cannabis stigma] won’t end.”

  • In New York state, one of the largest potential legal cannabis markets, Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to legalize adult-use cannabis sooner rather than later. (4:20)
  • On the federal level, The STATES Act would end cannabis prohibition. The bill cleared a key Congressional committee, which was a boon to the cannabis industry. How the STATES Act would free up banking opportunities for cannabis companies and consumers. (5:54)
  • In cannabis and sports—is cannabis a performance enhancing drug? (8:31)

“It’s awesome to hear about the cannabis studies going on. It reaffirms that this is a plant that needs to looked at from a medical perspective as much as people look at it from a recreational perspective.”

  • Medical cannabis is a hot topic for players in the NFL (National Football League) and the National Hockey League (NHL). Mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes have formed great partnerships with the industry. In fact, MMAs Conor McGregor hit a vape pen upon his retirement! (15:31)

Baby boomers, active adults, seniors, veterans, etc.: “It’s almost like CBD 2.0—mainstream is really picking up on it.”

  • What are the new ways to enjoy cannabis? Cannadips™ are micro-dosed THC and CBD infused pouches. Used sublingually, Cannadips are fast-acting, spitless and odor-free. (16:46)
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WHY DOES DRY FLOWER MATTER?

More of us are using cannabis for both wellness and recreation. How do you know if that cannabis you’re about to consume will work for you? First off, make sure that flower is NOT too dry. All buds have to be dried before they’re consumed, but it’s the overdrying of cannabis that kills its effectiveness and potency. Are you being ripped off with parched flower?

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Choose dispensaries that protect their product with Boveda. And pick up some Boveda while you’re shopping strains. Then slip in Boveda with flower after you buy it. A Boveda four gram preserves up to 1/2 ounce of flower in a smaller space, like a pill container, small jar or bag. Your buds deserve Boveda.

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