Bud and Breakfast: Canada’s cannabis tourism industry is about to take off

For marijuana users around the world, a plane ticket to Canada just got a lot more appealing.

The Canadian government made history this week with the legalization of recreational pot use across the country. People lined up for hours for the chance to be among the first Canadians to buy a legal gram of bud.

Needless to say, the market for cannabis in Canada is huge — and it’s poised to grow. Canadians are expected to spend $7 billion on marijuana sales in 2019, according to global accounting firm Deloitte.

Sean Roby believes that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Canada’s new green economy.
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Typhoons cause Japan’s famed cherry blossoms to bloom early

(CNN) — Spring has already sprung — at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan.

The famed “sakura,” or cherry blossoms, have been regarded as a herald of spring for thousands of years — and the industry that springs up around “hanami” — cherry blossom viewing — each year is worth millions.

But this year, Japan-based Weather News reports that there have already been sightings of the delicate, fleeting blooms up and down the country and months ahead of schedule. The site claims that over 350 flowering trees have been spotted.
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Canadian skin care company Deciem closes stores — for now

Deciem, the upstart Canadian company behind the hugely popular The Ordinary Skin Care line, has closed its stores because of what the chief executive says is criminal activity within the company.

But Brandon Truaxe — who also founded the company — has made outlandish claims in the past, prompting some to question whether this is all an elaborate marketing stunt.

Headquartered in Toronto, Deciem makes more than 300 skin care products under 10 different product lines. It is best known for a line called The Ordinary.
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