Canada

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canadian
canuck
ontario
newfoundland
PEI
nova scotia
new brunswick
quebec
manitoba
sasketchewan
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Thu
30
Sep

The perceptions and beliefs of cannabis use among Canadian genitourinary cancer patients

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INTRODUCTION: The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018 has led to many patients being curious about the benefits of taking cannabis in conjunction with their cancer treatment. We investigated the perceptions among genitourinary cancer (GUC) patients regarding cannabis use as part of their care plans.

METHODS: A survey was created to explore current cannabis use behaviors, reasons for cannabis use, and the beliefs of cannabis usefulness towards cancer-related care, including cancer treatment, among GUC patients. The survey was distributed across Canada online via RedCAP through social media platforms, email, and patient advocacy groups. The survey was active from August to December 2020.

Wed
29
Sep

Stand For Craft: How Canada’s Craft Cannabis Cultivators Are Pushing For Tax Reform

Pay your taxes here written on store window

It’s been just three short years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, but it’s already clear the nation’s exorbitant taxation on cannabis cultivators is not only unsustainable; it’s killing craft growers that are paying more in tax than they earn in margins. Earlier this month, Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton outlined exactly how problematic Canada’s cannabis excise tax is, with small businesses paying as much as 30 percent of their top line revenues to it, in a Twitter thread. “We are milking a calf to death,” he wrote. The industry emphatically agreed, and since then, the conversation has evolved into a campaign to raise the issue with lawmakers.

Tue
28
Sep

Big boost for retail, production in flux

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The real estate needs of Canada’s emerging cannabis sector are still shaking down as producers, processors and retailers mature.

While the retail sector grows rapidly and offers opportunity for retail property owners, the market for massive greenhouse production facilities has slumped. Processors of cannabis 2.0 products such as beverages and gummies are having to compete in the tight and increasingly costly industrial property sector.

The Canadian cannabis market is also developing unevenly as each province opens up its regulatory regime differently.

Nadia Vattovaz, chief operating officer for retailer Fire and Flower, says Alberta is moving toward maturity in the market more quickly than other provinces because it has a head start in opening up.

Tue
28
Sep

New Research Needed to Expand Future of Cannabis

CBD and cannabis

A recently released cannabis report indicates that new formulations will be needed to satisfy changing consumer styles and demands. The report from the EY Cannabis in Canada team outlines the rapidly changing cannabis landscape, and explains that the companies out there today need to stay active to be prepared for what’s ahead. “There’s so much possibility of how the cannabis plant can be used,” Joel Alden, a partner at EY Canada, told the Investing News Network (INN) in a phone interview.

Mon
27
Sep

Big Pot wants millions in corporate investment — some lawmakers are happy to help

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Last year, we saw pro-pot lawmakers attempt to load up any and every COVID-19 aid bill with marijuana industry wish list items. Though none of those attempts proved successful, they are back at it again.

Last week, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) offered the SAFE Banking Act as an amendment to the annual military spending bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The NDAA is a must-enact defense spending bill that Congress has passed into law each year for 60 years in a row. Which renders Perlmutter’s move especially shady.

Mon
27
Sep

New VP going to pot

Andrew Gordon headshot photo

True Leaf Brands Inc. has appointed Legacy market veteran Andrew Gordon as vice-president of Strategic Growth of the True Leaf Cannabis Inc. division. Gordon will transition to CEO of the division upon security clearance and Health Canada approval. In a prepared statement, True Leaf officials said they believe the division will benefit from Gordon’s vast experience working with diverse stakeholders and regulators to build accountable, community-responsive, and financially sustainable business models in the cannabis industry.

Previously, Gordon was senior vice-president of Kiaro Brands Inc., a publicly traded omnichannel cannabis retailer with wholesale distribution and retail stores across Canada and e-commerce sales in North America and Australia.

Mon
27
Sep

Study: 60% of Cannabis Users Report They Would Get High with a Grandparent

older woman holding Cannabis

Would you consume cannabis with a grandparent? According to 60% of cannabis users the answer is yes. Today, leading cannabis edibles company Azuca released the results of its 'Americans and Cannabis Consumption Survey' which examines consumers' behaviors and habits surrounding cannabis use as legalization is increasing across the country. From consuming cannabis at work to the future of pain management, the survey asks important questions as federal legalization nears, while also uncovering which form of cannabis consumers are looking for.

Fri
24
Sep

Students want to make sure people are getting what they pay for when purchasing CBD

man taking CBD oil

A student-led project out of Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale is putting the accuracy of CBD labels to the test.

Fri
24
Sep

How Jane Technologies clears the smoke and mirrors to get cannabis companies online

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After serving as a helicopter pilot in the army for several years, Socrates Rosenfeld turned to cannabis as a sort of meditative medicine. And in 2014, as a McKinsey analyst studying “aggregators” like DoorDash, he saw an opportunity in the budding space.

Rosenfeld told Retail Brew he predicted that in a few years “the cannabis consumer will expect to shop online.” He reasoned that the experience should be as seamless as buying groceries or shoes—a digital world where you can read customer reviews that say which sneakers run a size small and which edible knocks you out—but the industry (and the law) wasn’t quite there yet.

Fri
24
Sep

Drinkables, edibles could lead future of cannabis industry

cannabis eddibles

What started with supply shortages and purchase limits has turned into an industry saturated with shops in a matter of less than three years.

Delta 9 CEO, John Arbuthnot, said recent data from Statistics Canada shows in-store cannabis sales have displaced roughly 50 per cent of black market sales.

Something he said was the goal of legalization in the first place.

“Obviously a significant milestone for the industry to not only have achieved the growth that it has over the first few years,” said Arbuthnot.

According to the province’s latest public accounts records, the number of stores are also on the rise.

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