Canadian Senate Committees Recommend Delaying Rec. Cannabis Bill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is non-committal about whether he is willing to delay implementing the bill to legalize cannabis for adult use in the nation as Senate committees recommend changes to the landmark legislation, the Canadian Press reports. The chamber’s Aboriginal Peoples Committee released a report on Tuesday urging Liberals to delay the measure […]

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David Purcell: Cannabis Industry Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

David Purcell is the Director of Emerging Business for the Cannabis Career Training program in the Continuing and Professional Studies division at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. All eyes are on Canada this year as the nation steadily progresses toward establishing its highly anticipated national adult-use marketplace — so we invited David to an interview to […]

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Report: Colorado’s Dixie Brands Considering IPO in Canada

Denver, Colorado-based cannabis beverage maker Dixie Brands is considering launching an initial public offering and listing in Canada aiming toward expansion and acquisitions early next year, according to a Bloomberg report. Dixie CEO Chuck Smith said the company will have revenues of $20 million this year and anticipates revenues of $50 million next year. “We […]

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Statistics Canada: 14% of Canadians Have Used Cannabis During Last 3 Months

According to the Statistics Canada National Cannabis Survey released Apr. 18, Nova Scotia leads the nation in cannabis use over the last three months, with 20 percent of respondents indicating they have consumed some cannabis during the period. Overall, 14 percent of Canadians admitted to using cannabis during the last three months. Cannabis use in […]

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Cannabis Canada Council Launches as Nation Moves Toward Legalization

Members of Canada’s cannabis industry have formed the Cannabis Canada Council, a single national industry association for the sector. The council includes members of the Cannabis Canada Association, the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council, and operators such as Canopy Growth, Tilray, Aurora Cannabis, MedReleaf, Aphria, Emblem, Cronos Group, Hydroapothecary, Emerald Health Therapeutics, The Supreme Cannabis Company, […]

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Saskatchewan Canada Opens Cannabis Wholesale Permits

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority is now accepting applications for wholesale cannabis permits and licensed producers. There is no limit in the province on the number of wholesale permits, but those permittees can only sell to retailers and not to the general public. Wholesale permit fees run $5,000, including a $2,000 non-refundable application fee […]

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Marijuana Companies & Investors from U.S. and Canada Plot Next Moves In Vancouver April 30 – May 2

1st NASDAQ-traded company CEO Mike Gorenstein of Cronos Group and most pro-cannabis Republican, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to address group; Dozens of Promising Cannabis Companies Pitch Investors in ‘Shark-Tank’ Style Format Vancouver, BC – On the heels of Trump backing states’ rights on marijuana and former Speaker of the House John Boehner joining the cannabis industry, […]

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Canada’s CannaRoyalty Continues California Push, Reaches Agreement to Acquire FloraCal

Canadian cannabis product and brands company CannaRoyalty is continuing its expansion into California, announcing that it has entered an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Sonoma County’s FloraCal Farms for $1 million in cash and 3,508,772 CannaRoyalty shares on close of the deal, with an additional $3 million in cash and the same number of […]

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Yukon Signs First Rec. Cannabis Supplier

Canadian cannabis producer Tilray affiliate High Park Company has signed an agreement with the Yukon Liquor Corporation to produce and distribute cannabis products in the territory. It’s the first company to come to terms to serve the region. According to a CBC report, Yukon will receive a 50 kilogram shipment once the federal reforms take […]

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Aurora Cannabis German Subsidiary Ships MMJ to Italy; First Non-Government Supplier to Italian Market

Aurora Cannabis has shipped medical cannabis to the Italian government, becoming the first non-government supplier to the Italian market. The products were shipped from the Canadian company’s wholly-owned German subsidiary Pedanios GmbH. The products will be distributed through Italian pharmacies. In January, Aurora and Pedanios won a public tender to supply the Italian government with […]

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MedMen Proposes Reverse Takeover of Canadian Media Company to Access Stock Market

U.S. cannabis company MedMen has announced a proposed reverse takeover of OutdoorPartner Media, which would enable Medmen — a Los Angeles, California-based company — to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange. MedMen is vertically integrated in three states, including Nevada, New York, and California, where it operates seven licensed retail dispensaries. The deal is worth […]

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Celebrities Will Not Be Allowed to Endorse Canadian Cannabis Products

Celebrities will not be allowed to endorse recreational cannabis products in Canada and a July 1 legalization date was “never on the table,” according to the government’s legalization point-man MP Bill Blair. The former Toronto Police chief appeared on The West Block to clarify some aspects of the nation’s forthcoming legalization scheme. “The law is […]

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada City Council Votes to Ban All Public Cannabis Use

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada City Council has moved to ban all cannabis consumption in public but included exceptions for those with medical need, the Calgary Herald reports. The regulations also prohibit retail shops from opening 150 meters (about 492 feet) from schools and emergency shelters and 10 meters (about 33 feet) from daycares, pawnshops, and […]

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Canada’s CannaRoyalty Acquires Third California Cannabis Company

Canadian cannabis business operator and investment firm CannaRoyalty Corp. has acquired California’s River Distribution and its affiliates which hold both medical and recreational distribution licenses in the state. The stock deal is worth 5 million CannaRoyalty common shares, another 1,650,000 shares subject to operation milestones, and 2 million shares subject to other financial milestones. In […]

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Australian Company Set to Begin MMJ for Dogs Study

Australia’s CannPal Animal Therapeutics has received medical cannabis oils from Canada’s Aphria Inc to begin clinical trials of what it calls its lead drug candidate, known as CPAT-01. The company has already completed the dog selection for the live phase of the study, which will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will involve 11 […]

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Canadian Senate Moves Cannabis Legalization Bill to Second Reading

Canada’s Senate has passed the bill to legalize cannabis onto a second reading, moving it to five committees for further study, according to a report from the CBC. The measure passed 44-29, mostly across party lines; a defeat would have pushed the bill back to the lower chamber and jeopardized the chances of the program […]

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Canadian MMJ Company Strikes Distribution Deal with Nation’s Largest Independent Pharmacy Chain

Canadian medical cannabis producer Tilray has signed a letter of intent with independent pharmacy Pharmasave as a distributor of Tilray-branded medical cannabis products. Pharmasave is a member-governed cooperative of more than 650 independently owned pharmacies throughout Canada. Today’s announcement puts us in a strong position to expand the availability of our products to additional patients […]

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Canadian Cannabis Producer Inks Deal with Argentinian Firm to Supply MMJ

Canadian medical cannabis producer Aphria has signed an exclusive supply agreement with an Argentinian-based pharmaceutical import and distribution firm to provide medical cannabis products in the Latin American nation. “We are excited to enter the Argentinian market through this initial supply agreement. We see tremendous potential for medical cannabis in several emerging markets in South […]

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Major Pharmaceutical Company Partners with Canadian MMJ Firm for Non-Smokable Products

The fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue, Novartis International AG, is partnering with Canadian medical cannabis company Tilray to develop and distribute medical cannabis products. The partnership will be spearheaded by Sandoz Canada, an arm of Sandoz International GmbH, which is the generics-focused branch of Novartis. The companies will co-develop and market […]

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UN Report Calls Out Nations for Cannabis Legalization

In their 2017 annual report, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board called out Uruguay, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Canada, and U.S. states for implementing or moving forward with cannabis legalization. “The Board wishes to reiterate that any measures that permit or would permit the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes are in clear violation of […]

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Timeline for Canadian Legalization Gets Murky as Senate Pushes for Drugged Driving Bill

The Canadian Senate is effectively stalling federal cannabis legalization as they push for drugged-driving legislation, according to a report from Investor Intel. According to their analysis of the situation, December 2018 would be the earliest legalization could occur and the chamber could delay the legislation to the next election, which would effectively kill both the […]

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Retail Cannabis Applications Open in Alberta, Canada

Retail cannabis applications have opened in Alberta, Canada and the provincial Gaming and Liquor Commission expects to receive about 250 applications for the businesses over the next year, the Edmonton Journal reports. There is no cap on the number of retail licenses the agency will approve; however, no single person or entity can hold more […]

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Report: Cannabis Industry Investments Hit $1.23B In First Weeks of 2018

According to a Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker report outlined by Bezinga, investments in the cannabis space have increased 600 percent over the first five weeks of 2018 compared to the first five weeks of 2017. In the first five weeks of 2017, cannabis industry investments reached $178 million, while this year they have already swelled […]

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Brittny Anderson & Brian Farmer: Encouraging Sustainable Cannabis

Brittny Anderson and Brian Farmer are co-founders of the Cannabis Conservancy, a sustainability certification group that helps consumers identify cannabis growers and producers who use responsible agricultural practices. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Brittny and Brian join our host TG Branfalt to talk about the founding and goals of the Cannabis Conservancy, the positive response […]

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