Canada

17
Apr
2019

B.C.’s six-month cannabis checkup: legalization support strong

This month, Canada will observe six months since marijuana was legalized. The culmination of a Justin Trudeau campaign promise made in 2015 took longer than originally anticipated and has endured its share of setbacks. At this point, there is a minuscule number of stand-alone marijuana stores operating across the country and most legal sales are being conducted through

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17
Apr
2019

Quebec’s cannabis producers unite to break the stigma and find investors

aunched officially on Tuesday, the Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabis (AQIC) also wants to have a voice in the debate around the legal framework of the substance, the recreational consumption of which has been legal since last October. Cannabis Business president Michel Timperio, who also directs the cannabis division of Neptune Wellness Solutions, believes there is still

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16
Apr
2019

As legal sources of cannabis fall short, Canada’s black market remains strong six months after law change

QUEBEC CITY – High prices, short supplies and lineups at stores: six months after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, consumers are still buying a lot of pot on the black market as legal sources fail to meet demand. But authorities say the legal market will eventually put street dealers and criminal gangs out of work, once the

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16
Apr
2019

Alberta pot facility expands to meet global demand

The company attributed the design change to a rapidly growing global demand for high-quality medical marijuana. The facility’s initial 1.2-million-square-foot footprint will be expanded by 33 per cent to 1.62 million square feet. Aurora officials stated they were confident in projecting an expected production capacity at Aurora Sun in excess of 230,000 kilograms of high-quality

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15
Apr
2019

Canada’s cannabis interest in Ireland, Google tax, and retirement age

The world’s second largest cannabis company predicts the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescribed cannabis within four years. Canadian company Aurora Cannabis is lobbying the State to become an approved supplier of medicinal cannabis. Its efforts here are being led by Dubliner Shane Morris, who is known amongst his peers

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12
Apr
2019

Cannabis Canada Daily: What we learned about pot from the Ontario budget

What we learned about pot from the Ontario budget The Ontario budget, released on Thursday afternoon, revealed a number of new details for the marijuana sector. First, it appears that the expected boon from legalizing cannabis for government coffers isn’t as high as once thought. Ontario now expects to generate $80 million in cannabis-related revenue — down

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12
Apr
2019

Albertans appear willing to pay more for cannabis, now that it’s legal

Albertans appear willing to pay more for marijuana, now that it’s legal. Data from Statistics Canada suggests this province saw one of the steepest increases in the average price of pot, post-legalization, when you include both legal purchases and those on the black market. Prior to legalization, Albertans were paying about $7.30 per gram for marijuana.

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11
Apr
2019

Cannabis Canada Daily: Canadian pot prices rise 17% after legalization

Canadian first-mover cannabis advantage at risk from fast-growing U.S. firms Canadian pot companies are beginning to face a growing threat from their southern neighbours. Bloomberg reports that the global advantage Canadian pot companies have enjoyed is on shaky ground given domestic sales limitations and exclusion from the huge potential of the U.S. market, as some U.S. multi-state

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