Posted by C. Richard Campbell on Mar 20, 2019
Rotarian Harold Shantz and Mar-Len Guzman, Editor of Grow Opportunity Magazine
Rotarian Harold Shantz thanking Mar-Len Guzman, Editor of Grow Opportunity Magazine for her presentation.
March 18th, 2019
Mari-Len De Guzman, Editor of Grow Opportunity Magazine (The Source for Canadian Cannabis Producers) published by Annex Business Media of Simcoe, Ontario introduced us to the Cannabis industry in Canada.
Medical marijuana has been available in Canada since July of 2001. Recreational use of Cannabis is now legal in Canada. In October of 2018, the Liberal government passed legislation to permit Cannabis consumption. Early in 2019, on-line sales began and provincial retail outlets soon followed.
Later this year, probably in October, edible cannabis products such as fudge brownies, cookies, pretzels and nuts could be for sale. Topical applications containing CBD (Cannabinoid) will join edible products on sale. Examples are face and body cleaners, moisturizers, soap and face and eye creams. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which will get you high, CBD will not.

Cannabis in Hot Demand

The demand for cannabis in Canada is outgrowing the supply. The licensed producers are scrambling to increase production. This situation has led to the closure of some retail outlets and also a reduction in hours of operation in the provinces of Canada. 
There are projections that the industry will generate $ 6 billion in 2021. Two of the largest producers in Canada are Canopy Growth Corporation of Smith Falls, Ontario and Aurora Cannabis. Canopy Growth Corporation is described in 2018 as the largest cannabis company by share value or capitalization.

Canadian Cannibis Flag

A Sampling of Hundreds of Slang Names for Cannabis

Here at the Simcoe Rotary Editorial Department, we are dedicated to a lifetime of education and enlightenment. surprise So these are some of our favorite names for Cannibis and some, we remember from the youthful university days of the late 1960's and early 1970's. devil
Hash, Hashish, Mary Jane, Weed, Whacky Tabacky, Stink Weed, Grass, Ganja,  Roach, Dope, Reefer, Stogie, Pot, Crazy Weed, Loco Weed, Hooch, Tijuana Gold, Black Gold, Swag, Doobie, Toke and Magic Brownie
Cannabis is consumed in various ways such as: Smoke, Drink, Vapor, Edible, Topical.

So How Much Does Cannabis Cost?

A gram can cost anywhere from$ 7.50 to $ 13.25. A 1/2 gram rolled joint is about $ 10.35. The maximum order is 30 grams. There are some cautions and unknowns about the recreational use Cannabis products. Informed use is recommended.