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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

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

Cannabis NB Blamed its $2M First Quarter Loss on the Illicit Market

Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs flirted with privatizing adult-use retail in the province, scaling down Cannabis NB, or bringing in third-party experts to run the Crown company.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 12, 2019

Health Canada Isn’t Too Worried About Canadian Producers on Snapchat

Are Health Canada's advertisement regulations strict enough on social media, where a large portion of active users are under age?

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 12, 2019

Alberta Leads the Country with 254 Licensed Adult-Use Retailers

It’s just the beginning of August and Alberta is still shattering expectations.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 9, 2019

Quebec Sets Sights on Topicals Ban at SQDC Stores

In Quebec’s ongoing campaign against simple access to alternative cannabis products and applications, Health Minister Lionel Carmant follows the province’s proposed edibles ban with one aimed at medicinal topicals.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 6, 2019