Quebec to clamp down on cannabis candies in effort to protect kids
Ottawa will legalize edible products on October 17, but it will take at least another 60 days for products to hit the shelves.
Vancouver police say they found large marijuana cooking operation
Operation had allegedly been selling high-potency cannabis oils to black market.
Legal pot price as much as 80% more than illicit: StatCan
Share of StatsCannabis respondents purchasing pot illegally rose to 59% during the quarter, up from 55% in the first quarter.
Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a new lottery on Aug. 20 for the next 42 retail store authorizations.
Cannabis use jumped 40% in Canada between 2013 and 2017: UN report
The increase in Canada during this time was more pronounced in adults aged 20 or older
Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa
Final regulations will be formally published in the Canada Gazette on June 26.
Canadian cannabis edibles, topicals market worth $2.7B: Deloitte
Pot companies, food and beverage makers are preparing to roll out their own pot-infused products.
Industry groups call for CBD to be removed from prescription drug list
Since Canada legalized pot for recreational use in October, CBD is regulated similarly to cannabis products.
Molson Coors Q1 results weaker but sees no impact from cannabis legalization
The company remains on track to launch a cannabis-infused drink once edibles are legalized in Canada.
Canopy Growth buys German medical cannabis company for $343M
C3 Cannabinoid Compound Co. has two manufacturing facilities specializing in natural extraction and synthetic cannabinoid production.
Dealing with cannabis: Your questions answered
Resources for manufacturers that prepare for this new reality.
Alcohol, cannabis companies form pot beverage industry group
Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance wants to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities as other beverages are made.
California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses
An Assembly bill would authorize state regulators to share detailed sales, cultivation and shipping information collected from cannabis companies with banks.
High prices and supply issues boost Canada’s illicit pot market
Supply is not the issue, it’s converting raw product into packaged goods and moving it to distributors, retailers and customers.
Station Cold Brew Coffee eyes expansion into CBD-infused beverages
Partnering with Pasha Brands as legalization of edibles approaches in October.
Closing illegal pot shops an uphill battle until demand is met, say authorities
Some operators have become especially brazen in their fight to stay open.
Legalized cannabis: Address the safety and accommodation issues
Put policies and procedures in place to keep everyone safe.
Tax, licensing standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs
Reserve politics and jurisdictional issues have complicated legalization in Indigenous communities.
Companies rush to produce cannabis-free products
They’re moving towards synthetic production of THC and other cannabinoids in a lab.
Pot prices up 17.3% post legalization, large hikes in NB and Manitoba: StatCan
The highest average post-legalization price per gram was in the Northwest Territories at roughly $14.45 per gram.
Micron to commercialize Organivore system for food waste
Provides on-site processing for supermarkets and food processors, producers and distributors.
Ontario cannabis stores open, but fewer than half are good to go
Stores face escalating penalties for delays.
Personal data of 34,000 medical marijuana patients accessed in data breach: NHS
The breach didn’t involve any financial, credit card or social insurance number information.
Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, but unhappy medical tax remains
For the next generation of cannabis products, such as edibles, Ottawa has proposed an excise duty of one cent per milligram of total THC.
Canopy Growth acquires hemp company AgriNextUSA in a move to boost US business
The Ontario-based company has announced plans to invest between US$100 million and US$150 million at its proposed New York hemp operations.
Tilray to focus investment on US, Europe; Canadian assets ‘overpriced’
CEO says opportunities south of the border and across the pond are “orders of magnitude larger.
Edibles legalization fraught with hurdles, lack of clarity: companies
Plans for a variety of products have bee announced, but numerous hoops to jump through before they’re available to consumers.
Namaste bites into the edibles market with Choklit deal
Infused chocolate will be available to online medicinal cannabis users.
New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot
“I know change is hard. It’s a little scary,” the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing, told lawmakers ahead of the vote.
Martha Stewart to work with Canopy Growth in developing hemp-based products
Canopy Growth says it will use Stewart’s knowledge of consumer products.
Emerald Health’s Montreal area pot facility to create 140 jobs
Company is nearing completion of a $100-million upgrade to an indoor grow site.
Tilray to acquire Manitoba Harvest for up to $419M
Hemp food manufacturer’s products are already on the shelves of many US retailers.