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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Atlantic premiers concerned about marijuana supply, push Ottawa to expedite licensing

Submitted by Marijuana News The four premiers called on the federal government to expedite the licensing of suppliers following a meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers Monday in Halifax. Atlantic Canada’s premiers say they are worried about obtaining an adequate supply of weed as they prepare to meet Ottawa’s July 1 deadline for legalized marijuana. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil made it clear that ensuring an adequate supply is Ottawa’s responsibility. “It’s their timeline, their permitting – it’s their responsibility to ensure the supply is here,” said McNeil. “What we’re going to do is to make that we’re...

Submitted by Marijuana News The four premiers called on the federal government to expedite the licensing of suppliers following a meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers Monday in Halifax. Atlantic Canada’s premiers say they are worried about obtaining...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Canadian innovations cultivate quality cannabis for explosive global marijuana market

Submitted by Marijuana News Earlier this year, the federal government made good on its promise to introduce legislation that will legalize recreational cannabis use for Canadian adults. The proposed Cannabis Act — estimated to come into law by July of 2018 — would allow adults to possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis in public and grow up to four plants per household. Beyond July 2018, Canada will join a growing wave of medical and recreational cannabis legalization taking place globally and thereby benefit economically from what most analysts forecast as an explosive market. According to Arcview Market...

Submitted by Marijuana News Earlier this year, the federal government made good on its promise to introduce legislation that will legalize recreational cannabis use for Canadian adults. The proposed Cannabis Act — estimated to come into law by July...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Mom of daughter with severe autism says cannabis therapy is ‘heaven sent’

Toronto pediatrician warns unknown side effects of cannabis on brain may be ‘irreversible’ By Chris Glover, CBC News After a series of violent episodes linked to autism, 19-year-old Dina Dedes struck her father. Her mother, Joanne, turned to a controversial therapy that she says saved her daughter’s life — cannabis. “That was very disturbing for me because I thought, ‘Oh my God,’ we’ve got to do something,'” Joanne Dedes said. “It’s your child no matter what and when you come to that point you kind of also question yourself. Where have you failed as a parent? Why you can’t control...

Toronto pediatrician warns unknown side effects of cannabis on brain may be ‘irreversible’ By Chris Glover, CBC News After a series of violent episodes linked to autism, 19-year-old Dina Dedes struck her father. Her mother, Joanne, turned to a controversial...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Hydroponics companies expecting a flood of customers after marijuana is legalized

In October, marijuana industry heavy hitter Aurora Cannabis Inc. spent $3.85-million to acquire BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that manufactures refrigerator-sized “grow boxes.” The miniature nurseries, loaded up with high-powered lights, ventilation systems and hydroponics equipment, are designed to hold four to 18 marijuana plants and made specifically for the home-growing market. BCNL, which has been around for nearly two decades, has been selling boxes to medical-marijuana users since limited home growing became legal in 2001 for patients with government-approved growing licences. With the federal government legalizing recreational cannabis use this coming summer, BCNL’s chief executive...

In October, marijuana industry heavy hitter Aurora Cannabis Inc. spent $3.85-million to acquire BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that manufactures refrigerator-sized “grow boxes.” The miniature nurseries, loaded up with high-powered lights, ventilation systems and hydroponics equipment,...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Ottawa to split pot prize with provinces, but city wants share

Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald More from Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald Usually when people say it’s not about the money, it’s actually all about the money. But Ottawa has taken a serious step forward in getting the country ready for legalizing marijuana next summer by agreeing Monday on how to split new pot revenue with the provinces. However, there are still plenty of hoops to jump through before the federal and provincial cannabis plans all fit together to make for a smooth legalization launch next July. Following a meeting in Ottawa with his provincial and territorial counterparts, federal Finance Minister...

Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald More from Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald Usually when people say it’s not about the money, it’s actually all about the money. But Ottawa has taken a serious step forward in getting the country ready for...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Pot’s biggest takeover battle turns nasty as target alleges ‘insider bid’

CanniMed says two of its directors were shopping the company around without the board’s knowledge before Aurora’s offer The takeover battle between two Canadian medical marijuana producers is turning more acrimonious as CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. is raising new concerns that securities laws may have been violated by Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s $582 million offer. CanniMed has asked regulators in Saskatchewan and Ontario to weigh in on several complaints, including that Aurora’s hostile takeover bid be considered an “insider bid,” the company said Monday in a statement. The first company was involved in a long due diligence process to acquire Newstrike...

CanniMed says two of its directors were shopping the company around without the board’s knowledge before Aurora’s offer The takeover battle between two Canadian medical marijuana producers is turning more acrimonious as CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. is raising new concerns...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Liberals boost pot-tax share for provinces in bid to strike deal

Finance Minister Bill Morneau offers provinces a 70-30 split, up from 50-50 formula announced last month By Kathleen Harris, David Cochrane, CBC News Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has offered to significantly sweeten the pot tax-sharing plan for provinces in a bid to seal a deal with his provincial and territorial counterparts today. Morneau offered to increase the provincial cut to at least 70 cents on the dollar, a sizable increase from the 50-50 framework he announced earlier this month, during a dinner meeting in Ottawa last night, CBC News has learned. Heading into the meeting with Morneau in Ottawa, provincial ministers insisted on...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau offers provinces a 70-30 split, up from 50-50 formula announced last month By Kathleen Harris, David Cochrane, CBC News Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has offered to significantly sweeten the pot tax-sharing plan for provinces in a...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Nova Scotia, P.E.I. both set legal age for marijuana use at 19

by Keith Doucette Nova Scotia and P.E.I. both set their legal age for marijuana at 19 on Thursday, but the two East Coast provinces are taking different paths on how weed will be sold. P.E.I. said it will sell marijuana at standalone outlets run separately by its liquor commission, while Nova Scotia said pot will be sold alongside alcohol in its provincial liquor stores. Justice Minister Mark Furey said Thursday Nova Scotia believes selling marijuana through existing liquor stores will provide the necessary control to ensure public safety. “They have a social responsibility mandate and we trust their experience...

by Keith Doucette Nova Scotia and P.E.I. both set their legal age for marijuana at 19 on Thursday, but the two East Coast provinces are taking different paths on how weed will be sold. P.E.I. said it will sell...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

The user guide to legal pot in all Canada’s provinces, territories

Where you can buy it, where you can smoke it and how many plants per household — a look at the rules in each region Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are the latest provinces to outline their plans for the sale of marijuana with legalization looming July 1. Here is a glance at provincial and territorial plans to date: • British Columbia has set the age of consumption at 19, with retail sales allowed through both public and private stores. Retailers will have to get their supply of cannabis from the government’s wholesale distribution system used for alcohol....

Where you can buy it, where you can smoke it and how many plants per household — a look at the rules in each region Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are the latest provinces to outline their plans...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Toronto’s Pop-Up Edibles Market Preps for the Legal Future

by Harrison Jordan Shopping for cannabis in US states with medical and/or recreational legalization offers a smorgasbord of product options, from candies and cookies to sodas and potato chips to whatever they think of next. Contrast that with Canada, where the only medical cannabis one has been legally able to purchase is dried flower and oil—and only when it’s couriered to your home after going online or ordering over the phone. That’s why Lisa Campbell and Sarah Gillies came up the Green Market, a farmer’s market-like event series that brings a plethora of otherwise-unavailable cannabis edibles to various locations...

by Harrison Jordan Shopping for cannabis in US states with medical and/or recreational legalization offers a smorgasbord of product options, from candies and cookies to sodas and potato chips to whatever they think of next. Contrast that with Canada,...

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