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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

It’s now illegal to carry cannabis without an excise stamp in Manitoba

Plus, Manitoba introduces new provincial 30 gram public possession limits, allowing provincial police to issue fines of nearly $700.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 13, 2019

Stats Canada report: $908M worth of cannabis sold in first year of legalization

New Statistics Canada report shows the country failed to hit sales projections as illicit economies managed to stay alive in key markets.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 13, 2019

Ex-cop Fantino wants to open a pot shop in Toronto’s Kensington Market

Will the ex-cop and former prohibitionist open shop in Toronto's boho district before established cannabis advocates and residents can?

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 11, 2019

Only 5% of Canadian cannabis tests positive for pesticides

Health Canada conducts random cannabis sampling in the regulated market.

Jesse B. Staniforth - December 9, 2019

Quebec looks into same-day delivery to battle illicit market

Hoping to compete with an entrenched legacy market composed largely of delivery services, the SQDC wants to introduce delivery within 24 hours.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 29, 2019

Quebec’s Couche Tard convenience plans to bid on Cannabis NB

The retail chain with assets including Circle K and Mac’s Milk convenience stores, has been eager to get into legal cannabis retail for years.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 29, 2019

BC funding initiative to usher legacy growers into legal industry

The province’s social development and poverty reduction ministry announced $675,000 in funding over two years aimed at helping independent businesses transition into the legal cannabis market.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 22, 2019

Employees and bosses equally uninformed on medical cannabis rights

Cannabis in the workplace is a complex issue—employers now complain governments didn't do enough to educate them ahead of legalization.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 22, 2019