Canada Is All Set To Legalize Marijuana By The End of The Summer

In an interview with Canadian news program The West Block, parliamentary secretary for the minister of public safety Mark Holland reported that Canadians will be able to buy weed by the end of September.

The liberal party currently controls the executive branch of the Canadian government, led by Justin Trudeau. Opposition to cannabis legalization largely comes from the more conservative Senate. Continue reading “Canada Is All Set To Legalize Marijuana By The End of The Summer”

Quebec Battles Federal Law and Facts En Route to Legalization

As Quebec moves—seemingly unwillingly—toward legalization, the details of its legal cannabis framework are still unresolved, which means provincial debate rages on.

Contrary to the federal law allowing up to four plants, Quebec will allow no homegrown cannabis at all.

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Nearing Legalization, Canadian Marijuana Companies Are Looking To Hire

Canadian marijuana companies are on a hiring spree, looking to fill an array of roles as they gear up for the legalization of recreational cannabis later this year.

The workforce is booming, said Alison McMahon, who runs Cannabis At Work, a staffing agency focused on the burgeoning industry. Continue reading “Nearing Legalization, Canadian Marijuana Companies Are Looking To Hire”

Will Legal Cannabis Save Canadian Agriculture?

Many things are falling into place as Canada advances toward legal cannabis, expected to take effect this summer. Provinces are to come up with their own policies on regulation, and these are now congealing. The government of Nova Scotia has agreed on a plan to market retail cannabis at liquor stores through the provincial public company that now maintains a monopoly on alcohol sales, the Canadian Broadcasting Company reports. At the other end of the continent, British Columbia is reportedly considering such a plan. But another question still lingers: will legal cannabis save Canadian agriculture? Continue reading “Will Legal Cannabis Save Canadian Agriculture?”

Another Masterstroke for Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF)

Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF) has clearly emerged in 2017 as perhaps the largest overall cannabis producer in the world. But, as is often the case in emerging market segments, the rich get richer: the company just announced plans to establish a 40,000 m2 production facility in Odense, Denmark as part of a joint venture company, Spectrum Cannabis Denmark ApS, representing an alliance with Danish Cannabis ApS, a leading European hemp producer. Continue reading “Another Masterstroke for Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF)”

‘Corona, Lime, & Cannabis, Please’: Big Brewer Enters Marijuana Biz

Constellation Brands, one of the United States’ largest alcohol distributors, has taken a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth, according to a report by Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh in the Wall Street Journal. Canopy and Constellation say they plan to develop cannabis-infused beverages for the legal adult market.

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Quebec Officials Confirm Legal Age to Buy Pot Will Be 18

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The Quebec legal age to buy pot will be 18 years old. This decision comes at a critical time. Because the country of Canada plans to completely legalize cannabis by next year, legislation and regulations need to be solidified. And it needs to happen now. Continue reading “Quebec Officials Confirm Legal Age to Buy Pot Will Be 18”

With Expansion, Top Cannabis Producer in Canada Expects to Double Production

Canada’s biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana has bought land next to its greenhouse production site that will allow it to more than double the total volume of cannabis it can grow, its chief executive said on Thursday. Continue reading “With Expansion, Top Cannabis Producer in Canada Expects to Double Production”

How Many Prescriptions Are Replaced by Cannabis? Canada Study Explores an Answer

In the US, we’ve seen a marked drop in opioid overdoses in legal states, prodding the question of whether patients are replacing their prescription medicines with cannabis. Recent survey data collected from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program indicates this may be more than just a correlation. Continue reading “How Many Prescriptions Are Replaced by Cannabis? Canada Study Explores an Answer”

Cannabis companies flock to Canada as US laws keep them off stock exchange

When Hadley Ford created a company for investing in the fast-growing business of legal marijuana, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investment banker left New York and headed north of the border.

While more than half of U.S. states allow marijuana for medical or recreational use, the drug is still outlawed by the federal government, starving pot entrepreneurs of institutional capital. Continue reading “Cannabis companies flock to Canada as US laws keep them off stock exchange”