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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

Vancouver Island Compassion Society Closes After 20 Years

The compassion society would love to reopen under legal terms, but Health Canada’s strict regulations make it hard to imagine the VICS as part of the legal cannabis stream.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 2, 2019

You Can Bring Cannabis to Osheaga, but Only If It’s Sealed

Canada’s major concert venues still have widely disparate cannabis policies.

Jesse B. Staniforth - August 2, 2019

WeedMD Announces Partnership With Ignite Cannabis, Sparks Backlash

“Surprising and disappointing. This is not a good role model to say the least.”

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 26, 2019

New Roadside Cannabis Test Approved for Use in Canada

But the new device, much like its predecessor, still doesn't detect drug impairment.

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 18, 2019

Alberta on Track for 200 Cannabis Stores by End of the Month

As Ontario struggles to open its 24th legal cannabis store, Alberta is "really rolling."

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 17, 2019

Manitoba Concert Goers Spark Up Despite Steep Fines

People like consuming cannabis at music festivals so much they're doing it in spite of potential $700 fines in Manitoba.

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 17, 2019

BC’s Cannabis Wholesaler Says It’s ‘Not Equipped’ to Handle Clones

As seeds have appeared in stores across Canada, they've been relatively limited in numbers, and like dry flower, they're noticeably more expensive on the legal market.

Jesse B. Staniforth - July 11, 2019