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CEO pleads for Trump to assist America's marijuana sector since Canada gets a head start on legal weed

A full-page advertisement in Tuesday’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal sounded a siren of alarm to an audience of one. “Dear Mr. President, We need your help!” the open letter to President Donald Trump began. “Canada is threatening to deprive American farmers, workers and businesses from the prosperity that rightly belongs within our borders.” That […]

Canada: No charge or waiting period to have a pardon for previous cannabis convictions

It’s a move towards true criminal justice in the wake of legalization.As Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana nationwide on Wednesday, government officials announced a simplified and cost-free process to receive a pardon for past minor pot offenses. Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Canada’s Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, told […]

Canada: Island hemp business growing with legalization of cannabis

Some Island hemp producers are cashing in on the legalization of cannabis. A B.C. company recently announced the purchase of just over 200 hectares (500 acres) of harvested hemp flowers and leaves (chaff) from P.E.I. Chris Wagner, CEO of Emerald Health Therapeutics, says the transaction was possible because of forward-thinking farmers. Until recently, it was only legal to […]

Aurora Cannabis celebrates adult customer legalization in Canada

On this historic day, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM), is proud to celebrate consumer legalization by commending governments of all levels for their commitment to bringing an end to the prohibition of cannabis for adult consumer use, and acknowledging the decades of activism and effort […]

Cannabis stocks rally following Canopy Growth purchases US hemp research workers to make it grow marijuana greater

Marijuana stocks rallied Monday after one of the largest Canadian cannabis companies announced that it has agreed to acquire a U.S.-based hemp company. Canopy Growth told investors its purchase of Evergreen, Colorado-based ebbu will “complement and accelerate” its ambitions to expand into new types of consumer products. At closing, Canopy Growth will pay 25 million Canadian dollars […]

Canada: Tuesday is last opportunity to shut down illegal cannabis dispensaries, Ontario government cautions

Tuesday is the final day for illegal cannabis dispensaries to close, with the Ontario government threatening that if they don’t, they’ll be blocked from the legal retail market when it opens in April, 2019. “Anyone operating a storefront after Oct. 17 is doing so illegally,” the Ontario Attorney General’s office said in a statement Monday. […]

Canada: Legalization ought to be viewed 'because a failure' when the speed of cannabis intake increases, states CMA

The Canadian Medical Association isn’t against legalizing cannabis, but they don’t want Canada’s newest industry to thrive, writes Calvin Hughes. In a recent editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the CMA said an increase in cannabis consumption should be seen as “a failure of this legislation”. The editorial, which was written by the […]

The cannabis market is still looking for clarity about organic articles on Instagram

“We don’t know what our nipple is.” That wasn’t someone confused about anatomy or a director trying to push the Motion Picture Association of America into an R rating. It was Alex Pasternack, head of business development for edible cannabis products provider Binske, describing his efforts to learn why Instagram temporarily removed Binske’s account last month, […]

Canadian shipping agency announces Willy Wonka lottery to observe legalization

Someone queue the cannabis oompa loompas. A cannabis delivery service is celebrating the legalization of weed in Canada by delivering free munchies to as many people in Toronto as possible on October 17. And on top of the free snacks, the promotion will be even more exciting with a Willy Wonka-style lottery for the first day of legal recreational pot. Cannabis delivery platform Eddy […]

Canada: Technology firms play crucial role in brand new cannabis sector

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites for distribution and apps to help track usage. With Bloomberg predicting $4.5 billion in sales by 2021, there is a lot to […]

Canada: Measure in a Winnipeg cannabis shop

Before you make it inside the Delta 9 cannabis store in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood, you’ll have to pull out your wallet to flash your ID. Assuming you’re 19 or older, you’ll then step into one of the province’s first legal recreational cannabis retail spaces. From there, CEO John Arbuthnot wants you to think, “Wow.” The retail […]

Canada: Measure within a cannabis New Brunswick shop

Legal pot is here. But what do the stores look and feel like? It’s a historic moment. For the first time in 95 years, cannabis is legal in Canada.  In New Brunswick, 20 Cannabis NB stores are open to the public.  Here’s what they look like. Inside Cannabis NB stores, no photos or videos are […]

Canada: Keys for vendors to unlock substantial market opportunity

Tilray Inc. (TLRY) shares are up 630% year-to-date. Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) is up 133% this year. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF) is up 55% on the year. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (MMNFF) is up 118% this year. The volatile, yet promising cannabis industry may have just gotten another tailwind. Cannabis is set to be completely legalized […]

Canada and cannabis legalization: Reaction in the USA

As Canada makes history with its nationwide legalization of cannabis, some observers in the United States are watching with a sense of cautious optimism; in the hopes that their northern neighbor’s actions might end up having a positive impact on America’s cannabis legalization movement. But there are also concerns about the unintended legal consequences of […]