Posted on June 21, 2021June 21, 2021   Leave a comment on WHAT YOU CAN DO

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Stop the Ontario government’s vapor and marijuana smoke ban! Here’s what you need to do: See the ban information here: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/showAttachment.do… Email comments directly to SFOA-ECA-Consultations@ontario.ca quoting this paper “Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Laws” SEE THE BAN INFORMATION SEND AN EMAIL Email your MPP Please consult this page to find your district’s MPP and the email address to reach them at. In addition, you can copy the letter below to send to your MPP or write your own if you please. If you want to … Continue reading “WHAT YOU CAN DO”

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POLL RESULTS: TORONTONIANS SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE, DISAPPROVE OF POLICE/LICENSING ENFORCEMENT

After a statewide poll to gauge the public opinion of Ontarians regarding medical marijuana earlier this year, the Cannabiz Association has now commissioned a poll amongst Toronto residents. The Cannabis Friendly Business Association engaged Mainstreet Research to conduct a poll in the city of Toronto. Mainstreet surveyed a random sample of 2,447 Toronto Residents by Smart IVR™ on May 24, 2016. The poll has a margin of error of +/− 1.98%,, 19 times out of 20. The results were weighed … Continue reading “POLL RESULTS: TORONTONIANS SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE, DISAPPROVE OF POLICE/LICENSING ENFORCEMENT”

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POLL RESULTS: ONTARIANS SUPPORT SAFE SPACES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS

The Cannabiz Association commissioned a poll this week to see how Ontario feels about protecting safe space for medicinal cannabis patients. An overwhelming majority of people would support safe spaces for medicinal cannabis patients across Ontario. 56% approve of safe spaces for medical cannabis patients to learn about and consume cannabis, including almost 30% strongly approving. CA commissioned Mainstreet Research, a well known national pollster to gauge the public opinon of Ontarians. With 2,506 respondents the poll has a margin … Continue reading “POLL RESULTS: ONTARIANS SUPPORT SAFE SPACES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS”

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ONTARIO BILL-178 COMMITTEE HEARING BOOKLET

The Cannabiz Association (CA) is seeking an exemption under Bill 178 on behalf of the approximately 25,000 medicinal cannabis patients in Ontario. This number does not include those who self-medicate nor those who have not self-identified as patients. There are approximately, 1,100,000 regular cannabis consumers in the province of Ontario. The CA believes that Bill 178 and the exemption for medicinal cannabis presents an opportunity for the Ontario government to extend it’s harm reduction policies and to establish regulations and … Continue reading “ONTARIO BILL-178 COMMITTEE HEARING BOOKLET”

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KENSINGTON BIA: LETTER OF IMPACT

Letter of Impact re: Bill 178, Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act (SFOA), 2016. “Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Laws”   Dear Government of Ontario,   Kensington Market has a long history of a welcoming nature and tolerance that is well documented and is at the core of why it is such a beloved neighborhood in Toronto as well as one Ontario’s most important tourist attractions. We are also home to North America’s second oldest cannabis lounge, Hot Box now located at … Continue reading “KENSINGTON BIA: LETTER OF IMPACT”

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EMERGENCY MEETING FOR THE TORONTO CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Tweet “Toronto vows to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries Storefront shops ‘not what the federal government envisioned,’ city official says” – Toronto Star, May 2nd 2016 In Toronto and across Canada, the cannabis policy climate is changing at a rapid speed. Most recently, the City of Toronto is looking at enforcing the By-Law 405-2014 to further restrict dispensaries from opening locally. Ontario Bills 45 / 178 compound the regulatory threat to cannabis friendly businesses and their customers. This is … Continue reading “EMERGENCY MEETING FOR THE TORONTO CANNABIS INDUSTRY”

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CFBA REPORT: ‘CANNABIS CLUBS AND SINGLE SERVE DISTRIBUTION’

This is a report put together by CFBA President Abi Roach that includes review the legality and neighbourhood impact of businesses operating as “vapour lounges” in the City of Toronto as well as the current state of medical marihuana use. It also includes a proposal/recommendations of how the current system can be improved upon.   VIEW THE FULL REPORT

Posted on June 21, 2021June 21, 2021   Leave a comment on CFBA INDUSTRY LEADERS EMERGENCY SESSION – SYNOPSIS

CFBA INDUSTRY LEADERS EMERGENCY SESSION – SYNOPSIS

Bill 45 will be the death of small canna businesses by taxes and fines Lounges are essential spaces, where patients can safely and privately medicate, congregate in a social setting (illness can be isolating), reduce harm (2012 vapour lounge review) Vapour fumes are drastically less toxic than burning plant matter If Bill 45 passes, patients’ access to medicine is restricted, puts the patients/public at risk – could have grounds for a Section 7 Charter challenge Canna businesses in Vancouver are … Continue reading “CFBA INDUSTRY LEADERS EMERGENCY SESSION – SYNOPSIS”

Posted on June 21, 2021June 21, 2021   Leave a comment on CANNABIS LOUNGES CALL FOR MUNICIPAL LICENSING AFTER YEARS OF LIMBO

CANNABIS LOUNGES CALL FOR MUNICIPAL LICENSING AFTER YEARS OF LIMBO

September 15th (Toronto, Ontario) – Cannabis lounges across Ontario are calling on the provincial government to license their businesses after years of legal limbo. Lounge owners from across Ontario will be at Toronto City Hall Monday 9am outside of Committee Room #1 calling for licensing for onsite consumption of cannabis. Last week the Ontario government announced that recreational cannabis will be distributed in government storefronts as well as online, vowing to shut down illegal storefronts and for the time being restricting … Continue reading “CANNABIS LOUNGES CALL FOR MUNICIPAL LICENSING AFTER YEARS OF LIMBO”