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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

Yukon’s first cannabis store to close on anniversary of legalization

Acting as a buffer between legalization and private retail in the province, government run Cannabis Yukon was only temporary.

Jesse B. Staniforth - October 15, 2019

Are your cannabis plants safe? Backyard thefts are on the rise

While seeds only cost $15 apiece, properly tended outdoor plants can bear 100 grams of bud or more, making the average suburban backyard four-plant grow a desirable target for thieves.

Jesse B. Staniforth - October 4, 2019

Canada’s next cannabis tourism destination could be this small town

Home to a Canopy Growth production facility and Canada's first 420 golf course, Mayor Shawn Pankow wants to put his town on the map.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 27, 2019

Use of new cannabis breathalyzer could break labour laws

The race for a cannabis breathalyzer is on—despite the questionable legal application of such a device in Canada.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 26, 2019

The Green Party’s cannabis platform makes zero sense

Elizabeth May revealed the Green Party's position on cannabis policy as part of its 88-page election platform, released on Monday.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 26, 2019

Candidates expected to go quiet on cannabis ahead of federal election

Liberals reticent to take credit for creating a thriving new job market.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 19, 2019

16 out of 51 legal cannabis stores in Saskatchewan have yet to open

Nearly one year into legalization, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority remains sluggish in their screening and approval process.

Jesse B. Staniforth - September 12, 2019