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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

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

Surprised by thriving illicit market, Ontario officials rethink cannabis retail

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is having second thoughts about opting out of cannabis retail while city officials in Windsor continue to debate proposed locations.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 15, 2019

Airline advises passengers to flush stash upon unexpected US landing

Canadian passengers on the domestic flight were diverted to a US airport.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 15, 2019

Second Cup Coffee undergoes rebrand ahead of cannabis expansion

The popular Canadian coffee chain has a new corporate name as Aegis Brands and plans for cannabis retail in the country.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 14, 2019

Drake’s Dream Crew wants to trademark Health Canada’s THC symbol

Drake’s team has its eyes set on commercial use of Health Canada’s THC symbol in the US.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 14, 2019

Click-and-collect, farm-fresh cannabis coming to Ontario

Ontario government approves new, more convenient cannabis shopping options.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 7, 2019

Quebec raising age of cannabis consumption to 21 in the new year

One civil rights lawyer calls the provincial move unconstitutional, while public health experts point to potential risks for young adults.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 6, 2019

Holt Renfrew launches cannabis pop up in time for holidays

Tokyo Smoke teams up with Canada’s top luxury department store, setting sights on Vancouver and Toronto's Mink Mile.

Jesse B. Staniforth - November 5, 2019