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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Canadian cannabis cultivators spy opportunity in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News The European Union’s nascent medical cannabis market is ready to expand with Canadian cannabis cultivators. New Frontier Data estimates that the potential European market for legal medical cannabis exceeds $42bn (~€38.02bn).1 Currently, Europe does not cultivate enough cannabis to supply the existing and growing demand. In order to meet market needs for medical cannabis the EU must supplement locally produced cannabis with products from international sources. Canada, with its established international market, is in a prime position to become a principal supplier. Canadian cannabis companies have been rapidly increasing their global reach, tripling exports of...

Submitted by Marijuana News The European Union’s nascent medical cannabis market is ready to expand with Canadian cannabis cultivators. New Frontier Data estimates that the potential European market for legal medical cannabis exceeds $42bn (~€38.02bn).1 Currently, Europe does not...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Another Day, Another Marijuana Production Cut in Canada

Submitted by Marijuana News At this time last year, investor hopes for the cannabis industry were pretty high. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the modern era to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2018, derivative pot products looked to be less than a year from hitting dispensary shelves in Canada, and multiple U.S. states were in the process of greenlighting medical cannabis or recreational pot. However, over the past year, marijuana companies and investors alike have seen their hopes and dreams for the pot industry go up in smoke. Canadian marijuana stocks have been a buzzkill...

Submitted by Marijuana News At this time last year, investor hopes for the cannabis industry were pretty high. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the modern era to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2018, derivative pot...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Demand For CBD Oil Could Lead To Christmas Tree Shortage

Submitted by Marijuana News Growers are choosing to grow crops that are easier to take care of and that produce more money than seasonal Christmas trees. Christmas trees take their time to grow and develop, which is why some growers are tempted to plant less seasonal and more profitable crops, such as hemp. This change could make it hard for those who are looking for a Christmas tree to find the option they want. “If you love Christmas trees, then the key is to come early, so that you can get first dibs,” said John Patton of Patton Christmas...

Submitted by Marijuana News Growers are choosing to grow crops that are easier to take care of and that produce more money than seasonal Christmas trees. Christmas trees take their time to grow and develop, which is why some...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Tecumseh Native Miss Universe Canada to Champion Pot at World Competition

By Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star Beauty pageants and pot promotion will share the same glamorous spotlight this December when Tecumseh native Alyssa Boston represents the country as Miss Universe Canada with a pro cannabis twist. The 24-year-old beauty queen told the Star she plans to make the case for global marijuana legalization during the Miss Universe competition Dec. 8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her approach to that pot pitch is still a secret, but she admitted television viewers would be seeing green during her time on stage. “It’s a little different for a beauty queen to talk about cannabis,” Boston...

By Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star Beauty pageants and pot promotion will share the same glamorous spotlight this December when Tecumseh native Alyssa Boston represents the country as Miss Universe Canada with a pro cannabis twist. The 24-year-old beauty queen...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Cannabis Sales Could Jump with Edibles, but Industry Should be Prepared

By Tahira Rehmatullah, Policy Options Edibles, extracts and topicals could bring in millions of consumers, many of them ‘canna-curious,’ but Canadian producers will face challenges. anadian Cannabis 2.0 is here! It’s been over a year since recreational cannabis was legalized for adult use in Canada, and with the edibles, extracts and topicals category recently legalized, the market is shifting into what many envision as a new wave of consumption. How will the introduction of these new products impact the market? Let’s start with Cannabis 1.0. Canada legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018 with the Cannabis Act, becoming the first...

By Tahira Rehmatullah, Policy Options Edibles, extracts and topicals could bring in millions of consumers, many of them ‘canna-curious,’ but Canadian producers will face challenges. anadian Cannabis 2.0 is here! It’s been over a year since recreational cannabis was...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Pot edibles will soon be legal to buy in Canada, but this woman will still make her own. Here’s why.

Submitted by Marijuana News Patsy Copus makes batches of pot-infused gummy bears or cannabis-coated chocolate strawberries every few weeks to help with her arthritis and other medical conditions. Although cannabis edibles are expected to be sold legally in stores in December, the Windsor, Ont., resident said buying them will likely be a financial struggle. Health Canada has capped the amount of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) allowed in food and drinks to 10 milligrams — a restriction Copus said wouldn’t meet the needs of some users. “So for a person who has to take more of a higher dosage, that would be...

Submitted by Marijuana News Patsy Copus makes batches of pot-infused gummy bears or cannabis-coated chocolate strawberries every few weeks to help with her arthritis and other medical conditions. Although cannabis edibles are expected to be sold legally in stores in...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Waterloo and Cambridge now candidates for cannabis retail shops

Submitted by Marijuana News The cities of Waterloo and Cambridge are now on the list for possible retail cannabis shops after two applicants opted to move from Kitchener and Guelph. The new sites, 32 King St. S. in Waterloo and 75 Pinebush Rd. in Cambridge, were posted on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) website last week. The applicant in Waterloo, 2208292 Alberta Ltd., had previously applied for a site in downtown Kitchener at 73 King St. W., near Ontario Street. Now it hopes to open inside the space that used to house O.W. Sports, near Waterloo...

Submitted by Marijuana News The cities of Waterloo and Cambridge are now on the list for possible retail cannabis shops after two applicants opted to move from Kitchener and Guelph. The new sites, 32 King St. S. in Waterloo...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

20,000 German pharmacies to stock Canadian Firm’s cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News The first European deal for Canadian firm MediPharm Labs will see its medical cannabis products made available to 20,000 German pharmacies. With dual listings on the Ontario and Frankfurt stock exchanges, MediPharm says this new deal is an important milestone in its global ambitions. And, it follows hot on the heels of its first ever international agreement in the Australian market, earlier this year. In a stock market statement MediPharm highlights why it has targeted Germany as its first European port of call. Up To 50,000 Cannabis Patients It says the German medical cannabis market...

Submitted by Marijuana News The first European deal for Canadian firm MediPharm Labs will see its medical cannabis products made available to 20,000 German pharmacies. With dual listings on the Ontario and Frankfurt stock exchanges, MediPharm says this new...

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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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