TTC calls CBD oil a safety risk, forcing employee back on opioids

This is a story that will likely infuriate you. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has basically forced one of their employees to choose between her job and medical cannabis, which has forced her back on opioids against her wishes and the advice of her doctor. Ellaine Farrell, who has worked for the TTC for 26 […]

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Cancer Survivor Chris Taylor Describes Journey of Self-Healing Using Sacred Plants and Conscious Dreaming

Author Chris Taylor takes you on a journey to Machu Picchu and the Amazon where he learns about the healing power of Sacred Plants from Indigenous teachers. He then takes you to the high desert of Mexico where he studies with a shaman to learn self-healing with the teachings of the ancient Toltecs in the […]

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Tilray gets DEA-approval to send cannabinoid capsules to USA for Clinical Trial at UC San Diego Center

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration approves import of a pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis product produced by Tilray into the United States for a clinical trial focused on Essential Tremor   NANAIMO, B.C. – Tilray Inc. today announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted approval to import a cannabinoid study drug into the United States from Canada […]

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Pot before Pot: Restaurant says getting lobsters high before cooking alive is more humane

The questions over whether crustaceans like lobsters feel pain has been a hotly debated subject for years, and a restaurant in Maine thinks it’s come up with a new and more humane solution to boiling lobsters alive- sedate them with cannabis first. At Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, customers have the choice between sending […]

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Quebec bans any and all cannabis leaf-emblazoned products

In order to protect the innocent masses from the dangers of cannabis, Quebec has introduced a draconian measure that bans the sale of any products emblazoned by a cannabis leaf. That includes t-shirts, lighters, bongs, ashtrays, decor, containers, posters… you name it, it covers pretty much anything else might imagine in headshops and smoke stores […]

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Chronic Cooking: Craig Ex’s fave cannabis-infused butter recipe

If you want to do some chronic cooking, or even a little baked baking, one of the first things you need is some infused cannabis butter to cook with… so let’s make some. There are a number of different ways you can make bud butter, but this is my favourite. Some recipes also use cooking […]

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Breaking: Vancouver Police raid cannabis harm reduction program High Hopes

On Friday afternoon, Vancouver Police raided High Hopes, a cannabis harm reduction program in the Downtown Eastside that aims to provide drug users in the area with a safer, non-deadly alternative to opioids, according to program coordinator Sarah Blythe. She captured video of the cannabis seizure and shared it on Twitter. VPD just siezed cannabis replacement […]

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Draeger DrugTest Fails: false positives, police opt out, and stock tumbles

You may have heard of the Draeger DrugTest 5000, the one and only roadside testing device approved by the federal government so far that will check whether drivers are under the influence of THC and other drugs through their saliva. But there are many concerns with this device and since its approval on Aug. 27, […]

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Casualties of the Drug War

Casualties of the drug war aren’t just those who choose to partake in an illegal substance whether it be consuming it, cultivating it, possessing it, or distributing it. We are all casualties of the war on drugs and more specifically the war against cannabis. Casualties of the war against cannabis include mothers and fathers, brothers […]

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Bong brandishing Budtender battles 3 bear-spraying robbers

In the short video, posted by Big Daddy Dishrags on YouTube, you can watch a brave budtender fight off 3 robbers with nothing but a bong! The first half of the video is innocent enough. One of the employees is behind the counter as her coworker walks in with a dog so tiny you could […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN: Puffin’ with Pipes

This week Craig welcomes back Piper Courtenay of Straight Cannabis with news on the upcoming Grassroots Expo. Craig will also be talking about this weekends past trip to Toronto for The Karma Cup 2018… plus a whole lot more! Here are all the Karma Cup winners. Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pmPT from […]

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CBC realizes you can’t die from cannabis, backtracks use of “cannabis overdose”

You may remember the CLN story from last week titled “Media Lies About Cannabis Overdose Dangers”, which was partly inspired by the CBC’s story that spread misinformation and fear with this headline: “Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education”. Well, it seems that the CBC is backtracking over its usage of […]

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Aurora Cannabis to Acquire South American Market Leader ICC Labs

EDMONTON, Alberta and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2018 — Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB) and ICC Labs Inc. (TSX-V: ICC) announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement pursuant to which Aurora intends to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of ICC for $1.95 per share (payable in common […]

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CannTrust Announces Director Resignation

VAUGHAN, ON, Sept. 9, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’s leading licensed producers of cannabis, announces that it has accepted the resignation of Mr. Norman Paul as a director of the Corporation. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Paul for his years of valuable and dedicated service and wishes him every success in his future endeavours.

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Higher education? BC universities weigh in on cannabis on campus

With cannabis about to be legalized, the issue of cannabis use on Canadian campuses looms large as universities and colleges across the country update their policies before the Oct. 17 deadline. While some higher learning institutions are taking a zero-tolerance approach to getting high, others are developing more reasonable and common sense based policies. Here’s […]

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The Karma Cup 2018 winners and the story behind the sudden venue change

There was some drama at the Karma Cup this weekend as organizers were suddenly forced to move the event somewhere else for its last day on Sunday due to landlord pressures, but after securing a last-minute venue and with the tireless work of staff and volunteers, the Karma Cup was able to rebound without a […]

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Internet freaks out over Elon Musk smoking a blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast

There’s been a lot of buzz around Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk lately, mostly because he smoked a blunt on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with the titular host on Thursday night. But why has a casual toke blown up the internet? Well, the very next day, Tesla stocks tumbled to its lowest point in almost […]

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Karma Cup kicks off tomorrow in downtown Toronto

The Karma Cup is coming up fast on Sept. 8-9, 2018 in the heart of downtown Toronto- that means it’s only one day away! Have you got your tickets yet? Many of Canada’s best craft cannabis growers will be in attendance at the 5th annual Karma Cup and you don’t even need a medical card, […]

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Bud and Breakfast: The Cannabis Friendly Version of AirBnB

For most stoners, the thought of travelling brings up certain questions that non-users never have to worry about- like “How easy is it to get bud?” and “What would happen if I get caught?”- and the answers can vary widely depending on where you’re travelling. But one of the other biggest questions is accommodation because […]

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Fight for Vancouver’s medical dispensaries begins in BC Supreme Court

The test case that could seal the fates of around 50 of Vancouver’s medical dispensaries kicked off yesterday in BC Supreme Court with lead plaintiff Karuna Health Foundation battling the City of Vancouver to remain open and continue facilitating medical cannabis patients’ right to reasonably access their medicine. The City of Vancouver wants to shut […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN : At The Karma Cup 2018

Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pmPT / 7:20pET LIVE! from Toronto for the kick-off to the Karma Cup 2018. Craig will be hosting the weekends events, and #CannaLifeNet will be there filming it all for a recap video. Click here to check out Karma Cup 2017 And be sure to […]

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What you need to know as Media hypes cannabis overdose dangers

Cannabis legalization is coming up fast on Oct. 17, and in the lead up to it, various news organizations across the country are swinging into full fearmongering mode as they warn about the dangers of cannabis overdoses. “Cannabis overdose”. Sounds scary, right? Especially considering we’re in the midst of an opioid crisis, you might be […]

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Out and About in Amsterdam for the High Times Cannabis Cup with Craig Ex

CLN and Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints were “Out and About” in Amsterdam for the High Times Cannabis Cup back in July and we caught all the crazy, hazy good times here. It was a definite adventure where the days were as packed as the joints as Craig said “Hi” to new and […]

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Cannabis: A Calming Effect

Cannabis is well-known for its calming effects, and as the world we live in grows ever increasingly more violent and horrendous atrocities make the news weekly, sometimes it feels that we all just need to calm down a little. From school shootings to road rage and everything in between it seems the world is just […]

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Why medical cannabis should be tax exempt

If there were any doubts that cannabis legalization was just a huge money grab for the government, look no further than the excise tax that will apply to both medical and recreational cannabis. The excise tax (which is either a dollar per gram or 10% of the sale price, whichever is higher) will be in […]

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Why Are Beverage Companies So Interested in Cannabis?

SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — There has been a lot of speculation about whether the legal cannabis industry could cannibalize alcohol sales as consumers become more comfortable with the idea of cannabis-infused beverages. Additionally, the high-growth functional foods/nutraceutical space offers lucrative potential for more health-oriented cannabis concoctions. Over the past couple of years, these […]

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The Biggest Photography Mistake Cannabis Brands Are Making

“In the papers they call people who sell drugs ‘pushers’, you know, like you gotta try really hard to get rid of it. Doesn’t really work like that does it?” That’s probably my favourite quote from the movie Mr. Nice when Howard Marks exclaims that he is finding it so laughably easy to sell weed […]

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Dabstract and Phat Panda Win Big at the Dope Cup at Seattle Hempfest Aug. 18

Seattle, Washington – August 25th, 2018 – The Dope Cup occurred at Seattle’s 27th Annual Hempfest, the world’s largest yearly gathering advocating cannabis legalization, according to Dope Magazine. Dabstract and Phat Panda won multiple awards which were granted by an independent and blind panel. The judging process included microscopic analysis of the contestant products to evaluate their quality, […]

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5 of Vancouver’s Best Smoke Spots

Two of the best things about Vancouver are its gorgeous natural scenery and world-renowned BC Bud. If you put the two together, you’ve got a paradise for stoners with some of the best weed and most beautiful smoke spots in the world. There’s a reason why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s best […]

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The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary 10th anniversary interview with Executive Director Dori Dempster

The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary was Vancouver’s third dispensary ever when it first opened the Hastings location back in October 2008. Fast forward 10 years and so much has changed- there are hundreds of dispensaries all over the city and recreational cannabis legalization is little over a month away! Cannabis Life Network spoke to Dori Dempster, […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN – Season 4 Premiere – Whoa… That’s Trippy

This week Craig is back from his summer ‘break’, ready to kickoff Season 4 welcoming social media influencer / cannabis brand consultant Trippy Treez to the show. He also has products from The Karma Cup Judges Kit & Los Muertos Smoke; as well as Tha Big Puffa, music from the Northwest Players and even The Wellness Solider Chef […]

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Joint History Lesson

Ever wondered where the first rolling company was created or when the first record of someone smoking a joint was? If so, you’re definitely going to want to check out this article! Many people in the cannabis culture love consuming this plant rolled up into what is commonly known as a joint. While it has […]

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BC Golf Association asks members if cannabis should be allowed on golf courses

The BC Golf Association is surveying their member opinions on cannabis because legalization is coming up fast Oct. 17 and the BCGA wants to know if cannabis use should be allowed on golf courses, much like alcohol and tobacco are permitted at numerous courses, according to a story from Global News. But golf is a […]

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Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty gets $50,000 boost from Aurora

With cannabis legalization fast approaching, one big question hangs heavy in the air: What happens to the half a million Canadians with simple possession convictions once it is legalized? That’s where the Cannabis Amnesty campaign comes in- it fights to right the historical wrongs of cannabis prohibition through education and advocacy. Earlier today, licensed producer […]

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Announcing the winners of the 3rd annual Fore20 Cup!

The 3rd annual Fore20 Golf Tournament was last week at the gorgeous Squamish Valley Golf Course and it was a smashing success! Combined with the Cannabis Cup and a brand new Green Market, there was something there for everyone who loves grass, green and golf! Word of mouth sure spreads fast as the 2018 Fore20 […]

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Craig Ex on Expert Joints LIVE! season 4, what we’re doing wrong with legalization, celebrities jumping on the cannabis bandwagon, and more!

CLN spoke to Craig Ex about the season 4 kicking off to his show Expert Joints LIVE! which is coming up fast on Aug. 30- you won’t want to miss it. Craig tells us all about his new and exciting plans for the next evolution of the show and why he thinks what Canada is […]

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How the Draeger Drugtest 5000, Canada’s new roadside testing device, falls short

It looks like a new roadside testing device is about to hit our roadways come October, but this one won’t be screening for alcohol. The Draeger DrugTest 5000 is set to become the first approved drug-screening device to be used by Canadian police forces. Based on the advice of an independent committee of toxicologists and […]

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Calling all members and supporters of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary- we want to hear your stories!

This is an open call-out to all members and supporters of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD), past and present. The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary is gearing up for its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and we want YOU to be a part of it. If TMCD has made a difference in your life or the lives of […]

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Pollution and Forest Fires ruining the air? Plant Hemp!

BC is burning. Forests all over the world are in flames right now. The air pollution from man-made industry and carbon emissions being dumped into the atmosphere has devastating effects felt the most today in third world countries. According to the annual State of the Global Air Report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), […]

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Elevated numbers as cannabis booms in the US

$32, 000 a year. 5,400 lbs. 4 billion dollars invested. What do all of these numbers have in common? They are all from recent stories surrounding developments in the cannabis sector. It is without a doubt that the cannabis industry is rolling in the green, and some research groups have estimated that the legal American […]

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Mormons in Utah claim legal medicinal cannabis would “violate religious freedoms”

In Utah, there is a ballot initiative formally known as Utah Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Initiative, where the state is set to vote on whether to legalize medicinal cannabis on Nov. 6, 2018- but it is facing growing opposition from the Mormons. [Editor’s note: CLN has previously discussed the two methods that cannabis can be […]

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DEA quotas for 2019 to increase cannabis, reduce opioids in America

It seems common sense is spreading even to the historically anti-cannabis Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which is increasing the amount of cannabis to be grown for scientific research next year by over 5X- from around 1,000 lbs in 2018 to 5,400 lbs in 2019, according to Forbes. That means 2019 will see 2,450,000 grams of […]

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Preserve the Herb

Dry, stale weed sucks- let’s all face it. You’ve probably wondered at some point how to best preserve your herb, unless you just came onto the cannabis scene and are used to buying perfectly manicured and cultivated cannabis from your local dispensary or from a caregiver. Whether it was that way when you purchased it, […]

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Synthetic weed K2 causes 95 overdoses in 3 days at Connecticut park

95 people have overdosed on synthetic weed (also known as K2, Spice, Mr. Nice Guy and Green Giant) in the last few days at New Haven Green, a local park that’s close to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The mass overdoses began on Tuesday with two dozen people overdosing within a 3-hour period and […]

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BC could be seeing cannabis taxes and mark-ups of up to 40%

Taxes taxes taxes. We knew they were coming, but we just didn’t know how much- until now. According to reports, BC could be charging up to 40% in assorted fees, taxes, and mark-ups for their cannabis. Let’s break it down. Earlier this week, the BC government announced its plans to implement a 15% mark-up on […]

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Appreciating the Reefer Researchers of the past

In 1963, Raphael Mechoulam, along with a team of scientific researchers, identified the chemical structure of CBD, and he is often called the “Father of Cannabis” for his role in the discovery and isolation of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in 1964. In 1992, Raphael Mechoulam along with NIMH researchers Dr. Lumir Hanus and William Devane were credited with the […]

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As Ontario celebrates switch to private cannabis retail, stores delayed until April 2019

Congratulations Ontario! It took awhile, but finally, common sense prevailed as the province announced it is completely scrapping the government’s planned monopoly on recreational cannabis in favour of private retail outlets – and all it took was for the Ontario Liberals to get completely annihilated in June’s election! With the Progressive Conservatives in power, leader […]

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Why you should come to the “Fore20 Golf Tournament” Aug. 19

What are you doing this weekend? If you love sun, fun, golf, and dabs, then we’ve got the perfect event for you- the 3rd annual Fore20 Golf Tournament and Cannabis Cup, happening this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the beautiful Squamish Valley Golf Club. In just a few short years, the Fore20 Golf Tournament has quickly […]

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Calgary approves major grocers like Calgary Co-op and Superstore to sell cannabis

The City of Calgary recently released a list of addresses that were approved to sell cannabis which includes some big grocery chains such as Calgary Co-op and the Real Canadian Superstore. All in all, 12 Calgary Co-ops, 7 Real Canadian Superstores, and 1 Real Canadian Liquor Store have been approved by the city, and Calgary […]

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Up to 14% of cannabis users driving high according to Stats Canada

On Aug. 9, Stats Canada released the results of its quarterly National Cannabis Survey which found, among other things, that 1 in 7 cannabis users got behind the wheel within two hours of consuming and that approximately 1.4 million Canadians had gotten in a vehicle driven by someone who had used cannabis two hours prior. […]

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Not Welcome! Aurora Kicks Sensible BC Out Of Vancouver Pride

This weekend I decided to get away from it all and head over to Vancouver for the 40th Annual Pride Parade. My girlfriend Nicole manages a few dispensaries owned by Dana Larsen and told me that they would not be in the Pride Parade this year. In the past, Sensible BC has been a big […]

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CBD Hops to it

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become a mainstream product these days. Studies have linked CBD to everything from helping people maintain youthful and radiant skin, to reducing anxiety and pain, to helping people kick cigarettes, and more. CBD commonly comes from cannabis and it’s present in hemp and in medical marijuana. However, cannabis isn’t […]

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Are Nova Scotia cannabis stores illegally glamourizing and normalizing cannabis?

In Nova Scotia, government-run cannabis stores will have 4 distinct categories for their products in order to better help consumers find what they need: Relax Unwind Centre Enhance Aside from the debatable semantics of the words (what exactly is the difference between “relax” and “unwind”, for example), the plans are being criticised by psychologist and […]

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Queens of the Stone Age light up the Commodore at LP-sponsored show

On August 4, Queens of the Stone Age played to a packed crowd in Vancouver, completely rocking the Commodore Ballroom. Sponsored by Aurora Cannabis, Canada’s second largest licensed producer, the show was part of the Aurora Illumination Series of coast-to-coast concerts featuring big names like Post Malone, City and Colour, and Ghostface Killah, just to […]

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