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Cannabis & Life Sciences

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Cannabis & Life Sciences Videos GTA

City of Toronto Marijuana PSA
Toronto’s “The Neighbourhood Joint”
The Illegal Toronto Pot Shops That Won’t Quit
York Region Expands Vaccine Eligibility
A look Inside Toronto’s Cannabis Store “The Hunny Pot”
Push to Vaccinate Students, Teachers by Sept
2 Years of Legalization
ICU Reaches Capacity at Humber River Hospital
65% of Adults in Ontario to be Vaccinated by End of May

Cannabis & Life Sciences Articles

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Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

CBC News

The head of the Ontario Cannabis Store is warning that the soaring number of pot shops in the province will likely result in so much competition that some will close.

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Sunnybrook begins removing medical equipment from field hospital

CTV News

Staff have begun the process of tearing down a major COVID-19 field hospital in Toronto as intensive care admissions related to the disease continue to decline.

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BRAUN: Too many pot shops? You ain’t see nothin’ yet

Toronto Sun

So how many is too many? And is this overkill, or can the cannabis market support them all?

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Edible use in adults linked to increased ICU admissions among children, Toronto researchers say

CTV News

 New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto has found a sharp rise in the number of cannabis-related poisonings and intensive care admissions among kids since cannabis legalization, with more potent edibles as the main culprit.

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‘IMMEDIATELY STOP USING’: Major recalls of cushions at Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart cannabis and mirrors from Williams-Sonoma trigger Health Canada warnings

The Star

One recall involves three lots of Atlas Growers Ltd.’s dried cannabis pre-rolls, which were sold through authorized retailers in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and to clients registered for medical purposes by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Health Canada said in its warning.

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Lack of education for doctors on LGBTQ health ‘medically harmful,’ researchers warn

CBC News

All medical students in Canada need to learn about LGBTQ health through a mandated, standardized curriculum, say advocates and researchers. 

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Illegal cannabis products we wish we still had – and how to make your own

Now Toronto

Now that we’re in a legal market, many of the cannabis products we know and love are considered contraband – here are a few hacks

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Toronto General Hospital says medical surgical ICU free of COVID-19 for 1st time in more than a year

CBC News

Toronto General Hospital says its medical-surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating.

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