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Jesse B. Staniforth

Jesse B. Staniforth is the editor of the free cannabis-industry
newsletter WeedWeek Canada. He also reports on Indigenous issues,
cybersecurity, and food safety.

Articles contributed to Leafly

Were Applicants for Ontario’s Second Cannabis Lottery Gaming the System?

Allegations of 'ballot stuffing' run high as one Reddit user does some serious digging into Ontario's latest wave of cannabis retail licensing.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 5, 2019

If elected, major Manitoba parties vow to overturn home cultivation ban

The Liberals, NDP, and Greens have promised they will overturn the ban on home growing if they win September's upcoming provincial election.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 29, 2019

StatsCan Report: Halifax Consumes the Most Cannabis Per Person

Based on nearly one year of wastewater testing in five major Canadian cities.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 28, 2019

Canopy Backpedals on Plan to Work With First Nations Community

Canopy had second thoughts about a plan to build a facility in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, just outside of Montreal.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 26, 2019

Surprising Wins from Ontario’s Latest Cannabis Retail Lottery

When the AGCO announced the most recent 42 winners of Ontario’s lottery to decide who may apply for cannabis retail licenses, insiders were quick to identify quirks and anomalies among the list of winners.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 23, 2019

Medical Patients Still See Unlicensed Dispensaries as Superior

Many Canadians believe so—and they're willing to fight for it.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 23, 2019

Northern Canadians Unlikely to Benefit From New Record-Suspension Bill

Due to expenses, difficulty of filing, and the potential of multiple charges, Bill C-93’s ‘no-cost record suspensions’ aren’t necessarily free.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 19, 2019

Gene Simmons Leaves Role at Canadian Cannabis Company

Though KISS bassist Gene Simmons had a five-year contract with Canadian medical cannabis producer Invictus MD, he’s left his role of 'Chief Evangelist Officer' after just 17 months.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 15, 2019