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Mon
07
Oct

Hexo Corp.'s chief financial officer resigns

Cannabis company Hexo Corp. says its chief financial officer has resigned, effective today, after taking on the role in May.

Hexo CFO Michael Monahan says in a release that he has decided to resign because the job requires him to spend the majority of his time in Gatineau, Que., and in Ottawa, which is not possible “given my family's needs.”

He adds in a statement that he has had a “very rewarding time” at Hexo and will assist the company as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition. Hexo's CEO announced that its vice-president of strategic finance, Stephen Burwash, has accepted the role of CFO.

Wed
02
Oct

Why Aurora Cannabis wants to grow cannabis outdoors

Aurora Cannabis (ACB), a popular player in the cannabis industry, wants to grow cannabis outdoors now. In July, it received Health Canada licenses for outdoor cultivation at two Canadian sites. With the cannabis industry evolving, this could be an interesting turning point for the company. Let’s dig into this further.

Fri
27
Sep

'Few details' on first case of vaping-related lung disease in Quebec: report

Quebec has reported its first case of severe lung disease linked to vaping, according to La Presse.

The newspaper did not cite any sources, adding that “few details have emerged on this subject.” On Friday morning, Quebec’s top public health officer, Dr. Horacio Arruda, is to hold a news conference on the risks associated with vaping.

Thu
26
Sep

Getting a prescription for medical cannabis products is important

The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, yet finding a doctor in Quebec who is willing to prescribe medical cannabis products for treatment of pain, nausea or anxiety remains a challenge.

Andrea Paine, national director of government relations for cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis, spoke to cancer patients at the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre in Kirkland, Que. as part of the centre’s Evenings of Inspiration program, which is open to the community at large.

Tue
24
Sep

Hard to please? Marijuana product recalled after it failed to get Canadians high

An actual health hazard warning was released after a marijuana product couldn’t get Canadians high.

The product was sold at a Quebec cannabis distributor and it was mislabeled. This led to Health Canada to release an actual hazard warning.

Some customers received cannabis containing 12.2% THC while others received ‘Bayou Flower’ containing 6.36%. That would probably mean some people were getting 50% higher than others depending on what they were sent.

An Indian Express report said that around 16,818 units of the recalled product were sold, of which, fortunately only 245 units were mislabeled.

Fri
20
Sep

Quebec petition calls for provincial cannabis retailer to ban single-use pot packaging

A petition to lower the quantity of single-use packaging on Quebec cannabis products has garnered more than 1,500 signatures—and counting.

The petition calls on the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), the province’s only legal cannabis retailer, to halt the use of all single-use plastic components, which are currently ubiquitous in Quebec retail.

Mon
16
Sep

Quebec cannabis stores report $1.4 million in net income during second quarter

The Société québécoise du cannabis, Quebec’s online and storefront cannabis sales network, posted a net income of $1.36 million for the 12-week period that ended on June 22, based on total sales of $45.1 million.

In a report published on Friday, the SQDC revealed that its storefront branches proved to be vastly more popular than its websites during that period. According to the report, SQDC branches boasted sales of $39.5 million, compared to $5.6 million generated by the websites. In terms of quantity, the SQDC branches sold 5,512 kilograms of cannabis, while 752 kilograms were sold through the websites.

Mon
09
Sep

Ruling that Quebecers can grow pot at home could boost challenge of Manitoba's law

Manitobans who want to grow their own recreational cannabis may now have legal ammunition to use in any future court challenge of the province's home-growing ban.

The Quebec Superior Court struck down that province's ban on home cannabis cultivation on Tuesday. In its decision, the court ruled the provincial ban was unconstitutional because it infringed on the federal government's jurisdiction over criminal matters.

Wed
04
Sep

Quebec Superior Court overturns province's ban on homegrown cannabis

Quebec Superior Court Judge Manon Lavoie overturned the province’s ban on homegrown cannabis on Tuesday, meaning that Quebecers are now free to cultivate cannabis at home without facing legal repercussions.

In June 2018, the provincial government passed Quebec’s cannabis law, which included provisions banning the cultivation of cannabis at home.

However, Lavoie ruled that these provisions are unconstitutional as they infringe upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters.

As a result, homegrown cannabis in Quebec is now regulated by Canadian law, which allows citizens to grow up to four cannabis plants.

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