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  • CTV WINDSOR (VIDEO): Windsor advance polls offering drive-thru voting

    CTV WINDSOR (VIDEO): Windsor advance polls offering drive-thru voting

    Windsor residents can begin casting their votes in the upcoming municipal election this week, with advance polls opening up Wednesday. The first of eight early voting opportunities opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, closing at 8 p.m. When the weekend rolls around, voters can head to Mic Mac Park […]


  • AM800: DAN MACDONALD: CITY WAITING ON HEALTH CANADA TO ADDRESS BACKYARD CANNABIS GROW ODOURS

    AM800: DAN MACDONALD: CITY WAITING ON HEALTH CANADA TO ADDRESS BACKYARD CANNABIS GROW ODOURS

    Original Broadcast: May 4 2021Original Broadcast Link: https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/shows/the-dan-macdonald-show-1.10241418 Am800’s Dan MacDonald invited Jon Liedtke to join him on The Dan MacDonald show to discuss the City of Windsor holding back on whether to address backyard cannabis smell concerns following a Health Canada pubic input period. Councillor Gary Kashak has heard complaints from residents surounding the […]


  • AM800: Dan MacDonald Show: COLORADO JUST PASSED A SLEW OF GROUNDBREAKING DRUG REFORM LAWS

    AM800: Dan MacDonald Show: COLORADO JUST PASSED A SLEW OF GROUNDBREAKING DRUG REFORM LAWS

    Original Broadcast: MAR 16 2021 Is this where Ontario is headed?Interview – Jon Liedtke, Cannabis Expert


  • AM800: The Dan MacDonald Show – Roundtable Friday

    AM800: The Dan MacDonald Show – Roundtable Friday

    AM800 – Dan MacDonald Show – Feb 14 2020 Roundtable FridayFeaturing: Councillor Bortolin (Ward 3), Yvonne Pilon (CEO WEtech), Jon Liedtke (Cannabis specialist). All join Dan MacDonald to discuss airplane etiquette, First Nation protests, and tech privacy. https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/audio/dan-macdonald-show-roundtable-discussion-1.10569206?mode=Article


  • AM800: Dan MacDonald Show: Ontario Cannabis Lounge Consultations

    AM800: Dan MacDonald Show: Ontario Cannabis Lounge Consultations

    AM800: Dan MacDonald: Feb 11, 2020 9:30am: Ontario considers cannabis lounges and cafes as part of future open market – Good idea? Where should they go?Interview – Jon Liedke, Cannabis Specialist. Jon Liedtke joins Dan MacDonald to talk about Ontario government cannabis lounge consultations which could allow onsite cannabis edible sale & consumption.


  • CBC RADIO CANADA (FRENCH): Un salon de marijuana thérapeutique ferme ses portes à Windsor

    CBC RADIO CANADA (FRENCH): Un salon de marijuana thérapeutique ferme ses portes à Windsor

    CBC Windsor – CBC Radio Canada ICI – December 7 2018 Le salon Higher Limits du centre-ville de Windsor a annoncé jeudi qu’il fermerait ses portes définitivement d’ici la fin de l’année en raison de la nouvelle réglementation provinciale qui favorise un Ontario sans fumée. Higher Limits qui a ouvert il y a trois ans se […]


  • CTV Windsor: Higher Limits to close due to new provincial regulations

    CTV Windsor: Higher Limits to close due to new provincial regulations

    CTV Windsor – Dec 7 2018 A downtown marijuana lounge has announced it is closing. Higher Limits will shut its doors at the end of 2018. Owner Jon Liedtke made the announcement through news release Thursday night.  “Higher Limits is proud to have provided a safe place for medical cannabis patients to consume their medication […]


  • BLACKBURN NEWS: No concern in Windsor about legal pot in Michigan

    BLACKBURN NEWS: No concern in Windsor about legal pot in Michigan

    Blackburn News – Mark Brown – December 6, 2018 It is now legal to light up in Windsor’s American neighbour, but cannabis advocates are not expecting much of a change. Recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, after voters last month approved a statewide ballot measure to make the Wolverine State […]


  • BLACKBURN NEWS: Medical cannabis lounge to close its doors

    BLACKBURN NEWS: Medical cannabis lounge to close its doors

    Blackburn News – Kirk Dickinson – December 6, 2018 Citing government regulations, a medical cannabis lounge in Windsor’s downtown core has announced that it will be closing. Higher Limits owner Jon Liedtke issued a statement Thursday evening and said the business will cease operation at the end of this year. Liedtke said while the owners of Higher […]


  • CBC WINDSOR: Medical cannabis lounge Higher Limits closing due to Ont. regulations

    CBC WINDSOR: Medical cannabis lounge Higher Limits closing due to Ont. regulations

    CBC News – Dec 06, 2018 Changes to Ontario’s smoking laws have forced a medical cannabis lounge in downtown Windsor to shut down. Higher Limits announced Thursday it will be closing for good by the end of the year. “[We] have been notified and warned by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that both employees and customers are […]


  • AM800: PROVINCE DETAILS THE PLACES YOU CAN SMOKE POT

    AM800: PROVINCE DETAILS THE PLACES YOU CAN SMOKE POT

    AM800 – RUSTY THOMSON – September 27 2018 Ontario residents will be able to smoke recreational cannabis wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted. The Ontario government made the announcement Wednesday, loosening rules established by the previous Liberal regime. Under previous consumption rules, those over 19 would have only been able to smoke cannabis in a […]


  • AM800: WINDSOR MARIJUANA ACTIVIST APPLAUDS DECISION OVER POT SALES

    AM800: WINDSOR MARIJUANA ACTIVIST APPLAUDS DECISION OVER POT SALES

    AM800 – ROB HINDI – August 14 2018 The co-owner of Higher Limits in downtown Windsor is applauding the new Ford government’s decision to allow private retailers to sell cannabis in Ontario. Jon Liedtke calls it a “huge step in the right direction.” The province is scrapping the previous Liberal government’s plan to sell pot through government-run […]


  • BLACKBURN NEWS: Possible Pot Privatization Interests Windsor Business Owner

    BLACKBURN NEWS: Possible Pot Privatization Interests Windsor Business Owner

    Blackburn News – Mark Brown – July 30, 2018 A Windsor businessman thinks the potential private sale of recreational cannabis is a bold step for the province. A report published Friday by The Globe and Mail and VICE News indicated that the Ford majority government in Ontario would allow for sales of recreational marijuana by private businesses. An official […]


  • AM800: CONDOLENCES CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR MARK BOSCARIOL

    AM800: CONDOLENCES CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR MARK BOSCARIOL

    AM800 – ROB HINDI – July 26 2018 A well-known Windsor business owner has died. 51-year-old Mark Boscariol passed away suddenly on Thursday. The local business owner and entrepreneur owns a number of restaurants including Good Neighbour, Downtown Pizza Company and Snack Bar-B-Q. He recently struck a deal with Bike Windsor Essex to have the […]


  • AM800: WINDSOR VAPING LOUNGE OWNER WELCOMES FORD GOVERNMENT PAUSE

    AM800: WINDSOR VAPING LOUNGE OWNER WELCOMES FORD GOVERNMENT PAUSE

    AM800 – PETER LANGILLE – July 14 2018 A hold on tougher provincial regulations for vaping and smoking is being welcomed by the owner of a Windsor vaping lounge. New Premier Doug Ford is pausing the tighter regulations that would have made combusting or vaping cannabis illegal in a workplace. Higher Limits Owner Jon Liedtke […]


  • BLACKBURN NEWS: Cannabis Lounge Operator Relieved New Rules On Hold

    BLACKBURN NEWS: Cannabis Lounge Operator Relieved New Rules On Hold

    Blackburn News – Adelle Loiselle – July 4 2018 The owner of a Windsor cannabis lounge is relieved the province is putting rules that would have made his business illegal on hold. Changes to the Ontario Smoke-Free Act would have made it illegal for medicinal cannabis users to light up in public spaces, including workplaces. […]


  • CBC WINDSOR: New rules outlaw cannabis lounges, Windsor owner refuses to shut down

    CBC WINDSOR: New rules outlaw cannabis lounges, Windsor owner refuses to shut down

    CBC Windsor – Jason Viau – July 2, 2018 New provincial rules have outlawed cannabis lounges designed for medical users as of July 1, but one owner in Windsor, Ont. refuses to shut down. Higher Limits Cannabis Lounge, which calls itself the largest in Canada, has been open in the downtown area for two-and-a-half years and […]


  • CBC WINDSOR: Stormy Daniels’ Windsor visit postponed

    CBC WINDSOR: Stormy Daniels’ Windsor visit postponed

    CBC Windsor – The Canadian Press – Jun 07, 2018 A porn actress at the centre of a legal battle involving U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a visit to Windsor, Ont., next week. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was slated to appear at two venues in the city on June 13. The 39-year-old […]


  • AM800: STORMY DANIELS TO MAKE APPEARANCE IN WINDSOR

    AM800: STORMY DANIELS TO MAKE APPEARANCE IN WINDSOR

    AM800 – ZANDER BROECKEL – May 7 2018 One of the most notorious names from the news headlines is set to make a stop in Windsor. Stormy Daniels will make an appearance at Higher Limits Cannabis Lounge and Cheetah’s next month. The porn star and former Playboy playmate is at the centre of controversy tied […]


  • CBC WINDSOR: Stormy Daniels coming to Windsor in June

    CBC WINDSOR: Stormy Daniels coming to Windsor in June

    CBC Windsor – CBC News – May 07, 2018 Stormy Daniels is coming to Windsor on June 13. The porn actress — who says she had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006 — will be participating in a tell-all conversation at Higher Limits from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Later that night, she will perform at Cheetah’s of Windsor […]