GDP to get lift from cannabis, says TD

GDP to get lift from cannabis, says TD

By Chris FournierBloomberg Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 Canada’s measure of gross domestic product will get a boost after the legalization of recreational marijuana on Oct. 17 adds as much as $8 billion to the country’s economy, according to Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD says cannabis-related trade will provide a one-time lift to …

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Coca-Cola mulls cannabis drinks

Coca-Cola mulls cannabis drinks

A HUNDRED years ago, Coca Cola contained cocaine and was held up as a cure for impotence, headaches and morphine addiction. The hard narcotics are long gone, but folk are aflutter at the possibility that the fizzy drink might one day contain cannabis. For it emerged this week that Coca-Cola, …

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New rules around cannabis production in HRM draw mixed reviews

Halifax regional council has adopted new land-use rules that will allow cannabis production facilities in industrial zones as well as mixed-used agricultural areas. Municipal planners proposed designating industrial zones and mixed-used agricultural areas, as long there is a separation of at least 70 metres from residential homes. Both large-scale cannabis production facilities …

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South Africa’s top court legalises private use of cannabis

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional. In delivering the Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Tuesday declared the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is unconstitutional and therefore …

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Toronto company offers cash to

AHLOT

TORONTO — A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company’s wares and get paid to do it. Toronto-based company AHLOT is offering $50 an hour to five “cannabis connoisseurs” to sample various strains of marijuana. With legalization scheduled for Oct. …

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