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Lucky Roll

Ontario opened its cannabis lottery last week. Hopeful businesses entered their applications into a draw to become one of 25 cannabis stores to get legal licenses to operate a store.

Christine Blasey Ford: Grateful To Fulfill Her Civic Duty

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who testified against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is donating all of her GoFundMe earnings to survivors of sexual assault.

Truss Me

Molson Coors Canada and Quebec-based cannabis producer HEXO corp are joining forces to produce a non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beer. ‘Truss’ will be available next year when edibles become legal.

#GoogleWalkout

You may have caught this hashtag online last week. Hundreds of Google employees walked off the job yesterday to protest sexism, workplace harassment, and inequality

Jacqueline Leung: Founder + Editor In Chief of Pressed

Jacqueline’s story is the perfect reminder that no matter what hurdles (or lemons!) come our way, things will always work themselves out as long as you remain confident, resilient and, of course, willing to do the work.

Weed The North: Cannabis Legalization Day In Canada

Today is a big day for Canadians - it’s cannabis legalization day in Canada, just one of two countries in the world to go green. Still confused about the rules? We made you a cheat sheet with all the dos, don'ts, hows, and whys.

Flying High

Next week, selling and smoking cannabis becomes legal in Canada. The rules around legalization have been slow to trickle in, but we now know that people will be allowed to carry weed on flights within Canada.

Cannabis-Infused Alcohol Hitting Shelves Soon

Republished with permission from Pressed News an Evio Community Partner   Want some weed with your beer? How about weed in your beer? Canada’s...

Pot Medicine

A U.K. pharmaceutical firm has created the first cannabis-based medicine. The drug, Epidiolex, is made to treat severe childhood epilepsy and will become the first cannabis-based medicine on the U.S. market. The drug has been shown to reduce seizures in children.

Ikea Becomes More Planet Positive

Ikea will stop selling one-time use plastic products in its stores and restaurants by 2020. The Swedish furniture giant is phasing out products like disposable straws, paper plates, cups, and garbage bags, on its mission to become more “planet positive.”

A Big Deal

Two Canadian marijuana producers are getting hitched in the biggest weed deal ever. Aurora Cannabis is buying its competitor, MedReleaf, for $2.9 billion in stocks. Aurora just bought Saskatoon-based CanniMed earlier this year.

#MuteRKelly

After singer R. Kelly had his own #MeToo moment with #MuteRKelly, Spotify has decided to stop curating his music in its playlists. Listeners can still stream his tunes but won’t find them on any Spotify-managed playlist or suggestions like Discover Weekly.