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on February 23, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Everything you Need to Know About Newfoundland’s Legal Weed Plans

By Drew Brown, Vice News Doesn’t look like there will be too much room for the little b’ys. Just as the long Canadian winter now edges towards its terminus, so too can we see the first furtive signs of the country’s creeping cannabis spring. The thaw will come across the land in uneven patches thanks to Justin Trudeau downloading all the regulatory work to our varyingly dysfunctional provincial governments. And based on the Request For Proposals put out by the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation this week to prospective cannabis retailers, the cannabis industry in this province certainly risks coming out...

By Drew Brown, Vice News Doesn’t look like there will be too much room for the little b’ys. Just as the long Canadian winter now edges towards its terminus, so too can we see the first furtive signs of...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian cannabis business flies 100,000 plants to Vancouver amid real estate shortage

Submitted by Marijuana News As big players search for ample enough space to run their businesses, analysts predict that the beginning of legal weed sales in Canada “will be even bigger than the end of prohibition of alcohol.” As the start date for legal recreational weed in Canada looms near, cannabis startups are scrambling to acquire ample real estate to grow enough weed to satisfy the impending demand. Brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle Canada estimates that the eight largest cannabis cultivators in the country will need more than 8 million square feet of space by 2020, according to Bloomberg. On top...

Submitted by Marijuana News As big players search for ample enough space to run their businesses, analysts predict that the beginning of legal weed sales in Canada “will be even bigger than the end of prohibition of alcohol.” As...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Calgary chef experiments with recipes involving cannabis ahead of legalization

Ryan White, Reporter / Producer @CTVRyanWhite While recreational marijuana will be legalized in Canada starting in July of this year, prepared edible cannabis products will not be greenlighted for at least another year but that’s not stopping one Calgary chef from getting a head start on bringing cannabis into the kitchen. John Michael MacNeil, the executive chef of The Beltliner Diner and a self-described longtime cannabis advocate, is a champion of the health benefits and culinary uses of marijuana. “When you taste raw cannabis, or even lightly roasted cannabis, it does have a little bit of a bitter taste...

Ryan White, Reporter / Producer @CTVRyanWhite While recreational marijuana will be legalized in Canada starting in July of this year, prepared edible cannabis products will not be greenlighted for at least another year but that’s not stopping one Calgary...

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on February 19, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Aurora sees cannabis revenues soar on German exports

Aurora Cannabis Inc. saw revenues jump more than 200 per cent year-over-year in the second quarter, buoyed by strong patient growth and increased sales into Germany. In the three months leading up to Dec. 31, Aurora, the second-largest Canadian cannabis company both by revenue and market cap, sold $9.7 million worth of cannabis and a further $1.9 million in products and services, according to the company’s financial statements, released on Thursday. That compares with only $3.8 million in total revenue in the second quarter of 2017. As with all cannabis companies, which have seen the value of their shares...

Aurora Cannabis Inc. saw revenues jump more than 200 per cent year-over-year in the second quarter, buoyed by strong patient growth and increased sales into Germany. In the three months leading up to Dec. 31, Aurora, the second-largest Canadian...

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on February 19, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Sale of recreation marijuana in Canada delayed until August

By Staff If you’ve been waiting for July first to legally buy recreational marijuana, there’s bad news. The Trudeau government won’t be able to deliver on its promise to make pot legal by Canada day. David Akin reports. Canadians will have to wait until at least early August – and maybe as late as early September – to legally purchase recreational marijuana. That’s the bottom line now that senators have struck a deal to hold a final vote by June 7 on the legislation that will usher in the legal cannabis regime. READ MORE: How to buy weed in...

By Staff If you’ve been waiting for July first to legally buy recreational marijuana, there’s bad news. The Trudeau government won’t be able to deliver on its promise to make pot legal by Canada day. David Akin reports. Canadians...

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on February 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Politics, not independence, leads to Senate delay on pot legalization

You won’t be smoking legal pot this summer because it is in Conservative interests to push the rollout down the road, writes Tim Harper. By Tim HarperNational Affairs Columnist If you were hankering for a summer of legalized marijuana in Canada, you can forget it. And you can thank Canada’s newly independent — but unelected — Senate for delays. There is now a firm deadline for passage, but it wasn’t the deadline the Trudeau government, and some provinces, wanted. Read more: Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no sales before August If this was...

You won’t be smoking legal pot this summer because it is in Conservative interests to push the rollout down the road, writes Tim Harper. By Tim HarperNational Affairs Columnist If you were hankering for a summer of legalized marijuana...

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on February 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian Government Plans To Test Sewage For Traces of Cannabis

The Canadian government plans to test sewage for traces of cannabis to track marijuana consumption in the country. By Tim Kohut With Canada on the cusp of a country-wide legalization of marijuana, the federal government is looking into ways to adequately quantify the amount that is being consumed by its prospective customers. However, with no real system in place, Canada is looking to get creative in order to gauge their market. So creative, in fact, that the Canadian government plans to test sewage for traces of cannabis in order to get a better feel for the upcoming recreational weed market. Canada Gets...

The Canadian government plans to test sewage for traces of cannabis to track marijuana consumption in the country. By Tim Kohut With Canada on the cusp of a country-wide legalization of marijuana, the federal government is looking into ways to...

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on February 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Recreational Marijuana sales in Canada face fresh delays

Submitted by Marijuana News Canadians will have to wait until at least early August — and maybe as late as early September — to legally purchase recreational marijuana. That’s the bottom line now that senators have struck a deal to hold a final vote by June 7 on the legislation that will usher in the legal cannabis regime. As recently as last week, the Trudeau government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July. But given the Senate timetable, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor conceded Thursday that’s not going to happen. “If you do the math, you can certainly see it certainly won’t...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canadians will have to wait until at least early August — and maybe as late as early September — to legally purchase recreational marijuana. That’s the bottom line now that senators have struck a deal to hold a...

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on February 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Sun Life to Add Medical-Marijuana Coverage to Group Benefits Plans

By Clare O’Hara, The Globe and Mail Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry that will help ease the financial burden for medical-marijuana users, and a sign of the growing acceptance of cannabis in the Canadian workplace. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry that will help ease the...

By Clare O’Hara, The Globe and Mail Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry...

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on February 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

High-tech firms get ready to light up the weed industry

Start-ups mobilize to get a piece of what could be a $13.9B industry By Salma Ibrahim, CBC News In a trendy studio in Toronto’s fashion district, shared by several tech start-ups, you can slip on a pair of glasses and be transported to a weed production facility thousands of kilometres away. Users of Patio Interactive’s virtual reality lens can walk through the building, touch the cannabis buds, and learn all about where their weed comes from. Joint Ventures: Why Toronto’s cannabis ‘grey market’ ‘ain’t going nowhere’ as legalization looms It’s just one of many tools that tech firms are using to slice out a piece...

Start-ups mobilize to get a piece of what could be a $13.9B industry By Salma Ibrahim, CBC News In a trendy studio in Toronto’s fashion district, shared by several tech start-ups, you can slip on a pair of glasses and be...

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