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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Ontario Cannabis Store President Resigns, Will Leave Job After Transition Period

The Canadian Press Patrick Ford served in the position for a year and helped launch the agency leading up to legalization The OCS says former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation vice-president Cal Bricker will serve as interim CEO beginning Friday.  (LCBO) The CEO of the Ontario Cannabis Store is retiring. The agency that oversees the province’s online cannabis retail portal and supplies retail stores announced Patrick Ford’s departure Thursday. Ford served in the position for a year and helped launch the agency leading up to cannabis legalization last year. Ontario Cannabis Store returns $2.9M worth of CannTrust products Ontario is set to get 50...

The Canadian Press Patrick Ford served in the position for a year and helped launch the agency leading up to legalization The OCS says former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation vice-president Cal Bricker will serve as interim CEO beginning Friday.  (LCBO)...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Aurora Cannabis Forms One-of-a-Kind Partnership With UFC to Develop Products for Professional Athletes

By Nadine YousifStar Edmonton Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis has partnered with the UFC for a clinical research project that could soon provide professional fighters with hemp-derived products specifically tailored for them and their medical needs. The two organizations announced their partnership in Edmonton on Friday ahead of Saturday’s match between Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Arman Tsarukyan at Rogers Place. The partnership is the first of its kind between a professional sports organization and a cannabis company, with Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White calling it “the future” of athlete medical care. “We believe in the science, we believe that this is...

By Nadine YousifStar Edmonton Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis has partnered with the UFC for a clinical research project that could soon provide professional fighters with hemp-derived products specifically tailored for them and their medical needs. The two organizations announced their...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Cannabis Canada: Aphria to open first pot shop in Jamaica

BNN Bloomberg Aphria to open pot shop in Jamaica – at a legit, real location Aphria is opening a pot shop in Jamaica. The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer said its Jamaican subsidiary Marigold Projects received a retail licence from the country’s Cannabis Licensing Authority to open its first store in Kingston this August. The company said it will open the doors to the Sensi Medical Cannabis House at Peter Tosh Square, Unit #51, noting that “yes, it is there” – a slight nod to a short seller report published in December that alleged the company’s Jamaican operations did not...

BNN Bloomberg Aphria to open pot shop in Jamaica – at a legit, real location Aphria is opening a pot shop in Jamaica. The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer said its Jamaican subsidiary Marigold Projects received a retail licence from...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Ban on Cannabis Topicals Will Hurt Patients With Chronic Pain, Says Montreal Woman

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set for legalization across Canada this fall, Gold was hoping to try using them to help manage her pain. Those hopes were dashed, however, when the Quebec government announced it would be banning the sale of topicals in the province. That same regulation will also ban the sale of dessert or candy-like cannabis edibles. No pot brownies in Quebec as government clamps down further...

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

Submitted by Marijuana News I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and failing to find Toronto’s Union Train Station so I could get to the airport and go home. The plan had been to enhance my mood for a long journey, floating back to the UK in a higher state of consciousness. In practice, I just got confused, wet and was lucky to make my flight. I had intended to purchase the kind of low-THC, high-CBD weed that disappeared from Britain’s black market when skunk took over...

Submitted by Marijuana News I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and failing to find Toronto’s Union Train Station so I could get to the airport and...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Ontario’s cannabis retail lottery system stacked against small and legacy players hoping to go legit

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s time for the Ontario government to take another look at its objectives for the cannabis retail market, Toronto-based cannabis lawyer Caryma Sa’d argues. In an interview on CTV’s Your Morning Monday, Sa’d suggested the current lottery framework excludes many small cultivators from entering the legal market, thereby causing them to seek other options, including illegal dispensaries. “The lottery system is perceived by many as an unfair entry point into [the] market,” Sa’d said in the interview. “There have been people who have an immense amount of expertise and knowledge, these craft producers are entrepreneurs,...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s time for the Ontario government to take another look at its objectives for the cannabis retail market, Toronto-based cannabis lawyer Caryma Sa’d argues. In an interview on CTV’s Your Morning Monday, Sa’d suggested the...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. on April 30. Just over six months have passed since cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there remains limited regulatory guidance or legislative directives for employers and safety professionals to manage the effects of the substance in the workplace, especially in safety sensitive positions. The standard will aim to bridge this knowledge...

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘Game changer’: Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately, the regulator says new applicants seeking to produce, sell or process cannabis must already have a fully built facility. Previously, applicants were only required to make a paper submission. “This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. “We go from a situation where if you wanted...

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately,...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer will release a line of cannabis beverages

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer is making a big splash in the cannabis industry. New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries, which has been in the beer business for more than 150 years, recently announced plans to release a line of cannabis-infused drinks to the Canadian market through a joint venture with Sproutly – a licensed cannabis producer based in Toronto. Story Continues Below The new line of cannabis drinks will be made using Infuz2O – Sproutly’s proprietary process for developing water-soluble cannabinoids. Using that process, Moosehead and Sproutly say they will be able to craft beverages that can overcome two...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer is making a big splash in the cannabis industry. New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries, which has been in the beer business for more than 150 years, recently announced plans to release...

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