Shopify Locking Up Canadian Cannabis Market

Online retail giant Shopify has been cutting huge deals with Canadian provinces and cannabis producers to set itself up as the largest cannabis point-of-sale and inventory management platform, reports The Motley Fool. Shopify has signed contracts with the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, as well as with Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth Corp., Hydropothecary Corp., […]

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Cannabis Entrepreneurs Rush to Secure Toronto Retailer Locations

Entrepreneurs are flocking to Toronto, Ontario in order to secure real estate for future cannabis retailer locations, CBC reports. The rush is underway despite there being no official word from province officials about how it plans to manage the private cannabis retailer market. “Ontario is a frenzy right now in terms of entrepreneurs, real estate developers […]

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Ontario Government to Allow Private Cannabis Retailers

An insider source reportedly says the Ontario government will allow for privately owned cannabis shops when Canada’s adult-use market comes online in October, according to a CBC report. The source, who spoke with The Globe and Mail on the condition of anonymity, suggested that the government would maintain its control over cannabis distribution and online sales. Officials […]

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Ontario Government Awards $300K Grant for Cannabis Beer Project

The Ontario, Canada government has awarded a $300,000 research grant to Province Brands of Canada to help them develop a beer brewed with cannabis, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The Toronto-based company will work with Loyalist College to develop the beer. Edibles are not included in the federal legalization plan but lawmakers have indicated they would […]

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Shopify Will Run Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Sales Platforms

The government of Ontario, Canada has tabbed Shopify Inc. to run online retail cannabis sales, the Canadian Press reports. Shopify’s platforms will also be used at retail points-of-sale. “Our top priority is fulfilling the province’s framework for the safe and sensible retailing of recreational cannabis for when it is legalized by the federal government. We […]

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Ontario, Canada’s Niagara College to Offer Cannabis Cultivation Degree

Niagara College, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, will soon offer a one-year post-graduate program in cannabis cultivation as the nation moves toward federal legalization, according to a report from the Star. The program, which will be available to students who have earned a degree in horticulture, agricultural sciences, or related fields, will focus on plant […]

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Survey Finds Majority of Ontarians Prefer Private Cannabis Sellers to State-Run

According to a Nanos Research and Consumer Choice Centre survey, 55 percent of Ontarians prefer to have cannabis sold by licensed private retailers than the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, with 40 percent preferring the state-run option. Respondents were split 48 percent to 46 percent in favor of licensed and regulated cannabis lounges. Of the […]

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Ontario Officials Begin Crafting Retail Cannabis Regulations

Ontario, Canada officials have indicated that they will shut down all illegally operating cannabis dispensaries in the province over the next year, but will license 30 to 60 for retail sales, according to a report from CBC News. The provincial government will also create a cannabis control board to regulate the industry. According to the […]

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Ontario Public Vaping Privileges Take a Hit

Amidst the growing popularity of vaping, medical cannabis, and other tobacco products, Ontario’s government is scrambling to batten down the hatch. In one response, Queen’s Park has moved to outlaw the smoking and vaping of medical cannabis products in enclosed public spaces, workplaces, and many outdoor areas as well. A government official said that the […]

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