Ontario mail-order cannabis is a government monopoly, and licensed retailers want in

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Despite scores of successful illicit pot delivery businesses, only the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store is allowed to sell weed by mail. Bryan Passifiume | National Post OTTAWA – While other provinces streamline their legal cannabis framework, retailers in Ontario say it’s time for Canada’s largest legal pot market to follow suit. Growing numbers of licensed […]

Time to end Ontario’s legal cannabis monopoly, industry says

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“It’s really scary to have your entire livelihood in the hands of people who are pointing fingers at other people,” she said.

She accused OCS of keeping retailers in the dark, and was pointed in her response to the Ontario Finance Ministry’s assertions that wholesale deliveries have been “back to normal” for nearly a week.

“I still haven’t received a full order yet — we received 30 cases last week which are long gone now, and now we’re waiting for our next order, so no things are not ‘back to normal,’ and we’re not going to be back to normal until October, if we’re lucky,” said Cavion, who is also executive director of NORML Canada.

Ontario cannabis shops low on supply as OCS experiences distribution delays

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“We have an opportunity to be the prototype, we have an opportunity to show other countries how federal legalization can work,” Cavion said.

Cavion, who is also executive director of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, says this issue will be on the agenda at the next meeting.

“Really what we’re going to be advocating for is a backup plan for next time, because this is ridiculous,” she said.

Canada’s 10mg edibles limit empowering black market, hamstringing legal industry

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June 13, 2022 David Brown Nearly three years into cannabis edibles becoming legal in the Canadian market, producers and retailers say higher potency edibles continue to be a driver of the illicit market, hamstringing the legal industry as well as Health Canada’s own public health concerns.  While legal producers are limited to no more than […]

Kingston woman named head of cannabis advocacy group NORML

By Paul Soucy  Global News Posted October 26, 2021 9:48 am Updated October 26, 2021 12:32 pm A Kingston woman now holds the top executive position at a national cannabis reform advocacy group. Jennawae McLean has been named the executive director for the Canadian chapter of NORML, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws. McLean said she’s […]

October 2020 Newsletter

CARYMA SA’D This month we start global and end up local. Eight years after the world’s largest survey researching the patterns and practices of cannabis cultivation, the researchers are back and they’re asking Canadian cannabis growers to help them get real data to the policymakers who will be reviewing the Cannabis Act (Daniel Bear). On […]

September 2020 Newsletter

CARYMA SA’D As we draw nearer to the second anniversary of cannabis legalization, there is no better time to reflect on the heroic efforts that paved the way for reforms. It is also an opportune moment to envision the progress we hope to see in the future. Staying in touch with the roots of cannabis […]