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Indigenous pot shop owner refuses to shut down after being raided by province

Cory Brewer, sovereign dispensary owner standing behind all of the products packaged for seizure by the CSU.Article source- https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/indigenous-pot-shop-owner-refuses-to-shut-down-after-being-raided-by-province/ Indigenous pot shop owner refuses to shut down after being raided by province.Kelsie Kilawna - Local Journalism Initiative ReporterJun 11, 2020   Tupa’s Joint opened without provincial license. Owner Cory Brewer says he’s asserting his sovereign rights backed by his band and UNDRIP. Members of British Columbia’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided Tupa’s Joint, an Indigenous owned cannabis dispensary, and seized all of its products Wednesday. “They took 10 thousand dollars worth of product,” says owner Cory Brewer. Brewer, a member of the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB), opened Tupa’s Joint on May 23, 2020. The store sells cannabis and hemp products but is also a healing centre focused on cultural wellness. But Tupa’s Joint doesn’t have a provincial license to sell cannabis. Brewer says he doesn’t plan on getting one. “As far as I’m…

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Cannabis shows promise blocking coronavirus infection: Alberta researcher

University of Lethbridge researcher Igor Kovalchuk is leading a study on medical cannabis as a potential therapy for COVID-19. SUMMITED PHOTOBill KaufmannPublishing date:May 7, 2020  • Cannabis extracts are showing potential in making people more resistant to the novel coronavirus, says an Alberta researcher leading a study. After sifting through 400 cannabis strains, researchers at the University of Lethbridge are concentrating on about a dozen that show promising results in ensuring less fertile ground for the potentially lethal virus to take root, said biological scientist Dr. Igor Kovalchuk. “A number of them have reduced the number of these (virus) receptors by 73 per cent, the chance of it getting in is much lower,” said Kovalchuk. “If they can reduce the number of receptors, there’s much less chance of getting infected.” Employing cannabis sativa strains over the past three months, the researcher said the effective balance between cannabis components THC and CBD — the latter more…

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British Columbia makes cannabis businesses ‘essential’ during COVID-19

British Columbia makes cannabis businesses ‘essential’ during COVID-19 Published March 27, 2020 British Columbia has designated cannabis retailers and producers as essential services, meaning regulated cannabis businesses can keep operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning,” wrote B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General in a press release issued Thursday. Such essential services “should and are encouraged to remain open,” says the press release, although they should adhere to COVID-19 guidance provided by B.C.’s provincial health officer. Unless explicitly ordered to close, B.C. businesses that have not been designated essential and are not included on the province’s essential services list “may stay open if (they) can adapt (their) services and workplace to the orders and recommendations of the (provincial health officer).” The essential services list includes cannabis retailers and producers, along with other retail service provides, like grocery stores and liquor…

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CBD may be a good option for treating pro athletes’ traumatic brain injuries, advocates say

Some advocates of CBD say it could be an option for treating traumatic brain injuries. CANVABY NICK LIAAPRIL 21, 2020 Former NHL player Riley Cote is among those who say cannabidiol should be used by pro hockey players Advocates of cannabidiol (CBD) say it could have medical benefits for professional athletes like hockey players, particularly as an increased number of predatory hits in the NHL this season is reigniting concerns about players experiencing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Riley Cote, a former NHL player who dressed in 156 games over four seasons, is one of them. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2010, Cote has used CBD, a compound found in cannabis plants, to help his body heal from multiple years of playing a contact sport at its highest level. His preferred methods of dosing are tincture, which is oil-based and sits under the tongue for 15 to 20 seconds, as well as capsule and topical form. Cote says…

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High-performance? CBD-infused drinks for athletes coming as pot edibles are legalized

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cbd-drink-athletes-edibles-legalized-1.5322684 2nd phase of cannabis legalization creates wave of potential business opportunities Consumers eager to get their hands on cannabis-infused edibles, extracts and topical creams are one step closer today as regulations come into effect allowing cannabis-containing products to be produced and sold in Canada. This second phase of legalization opens the door to a wave of potential business opportunities aimed not just at the recreational user, but also athletes.  Toronto-based BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. wants a piece of the edibles and alternative-cannabis market, estimated to be worth $2.7 billion annually, with $529 million likely to be spent on cannabis-infused beverages alone.  "The forecasted numbers and projections are massive. For us, that's great and that's the business side of it, but it was really a natural fit," said John Celenza, co-founder and co-chief executive of BioSteel. BioSteel, a popular brand among high-performance and professional athletes, plans to infuse a version of their signature pink…

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Demand for CBD products is on an explosive track, so how far is Canada from getting its own CBD burger?

The novelty of adding CBD, or cannabidiol, to foods has infiltrated the fast food world with the debut of a Carl’s Jr. burger topped with a CBD-infused sauce on Apr. 20—the international day for weed. The 4/20 festivities are long over, but the stunt involving the US$4.20 burger—which took place at a single Carl’s Jr. location in Colorado where cannabis, including CBD, has been legal for recreational use since 2014—lives on. READ MORE

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