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Growing cannabis in greenhouses: the importance of proper project preparation

Are you thinking about embarking on a new growing project but with no idea of where to start? It’s best not to jump into a new project without completing the necessary steps to ensure you have the best plan in place. Rather than attempting to grow immediately, any prospective grower should follow some preliminary steps to start the process for your unique needs.


Could the U.S. Hemp CBD Market Fail Canadian Cannabis Stocks Too?

Canadian cannabis stocks are going through a rough patch, as investors are frustrated by the slowdown in pot sales growth, and the companies have largely blamed a slower-than-necessary retail store rollout to directly compete with the well-established underground marijuana market for customers.

Per-gram prices are falling, while market leader Canopy Growth made a $32.7 million provision for restructuring charges, product returns, and price adjustments after struggling to push its oils and capsules, as demand has proven to be much lower than previously anticipated.

Actually, OrganiGram Holdings is facing a similar challenge with its cannabis extracts too and prices are plummeting and channel inventory volumes are spiking, as demand lags supply in the provinces


Cannabis stocks soar as Bill to legalize marijuana approved

Cannabis investors received some exciting news this week.

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee -- which is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within federal courts and law enforcement agencies -- approved a bill on Wednesday that decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level. If approved by the House of Representatives and Senate, the bill could pave the way for full-scale legalization of marijuana in the United States. 

The United States may have taken a major step toward the legalization of marijuana this week. Image source: Getty Images.


'Don't take a chance, dump your stash,' says lawyer after Air Canada flight diverted to U.S.

A Vancouver-bound Air Canada flight forced to land at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to mechanical issues has sparked a discussion about what domestic air passengers should know if they happen to land on U.S. soil without advance warning.

What was supposed to be a five-hour domestic flight from Toronto to Vancouver last Sunday turned into a 13-hour international ordeal for passengers.

But once the plane landed in Seattle, one passenger wondered aloud about the consequences for anyone carrying cannabis products.


Will U.S. border officials bar Drake over his cannabis connection?

Drake is reportedly making a sizable investment in the Canadian cannabis industry, along with other celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Alex Rogan.

When Canada legalized marijuana, U.S. customs and immigration officials stated they could refuse entry not only to any person who uses or has used marijuana, but also to anyone who has invested or holds shares in a cannabis company.

It will be interesting to see how much difficulty these celebrities have returning to the U.S. after an engagement or doing business in Canada. I’m guessing none.


Positive CBD clinical results contributing to legislation change

CBD is having prominent impact on global markets and regulation, as regulators move to use it as an alternative to traditionally prescribed medications.

Canada made headlines in 2018 after it became the second country in the world to completely legalise adult cannabis use. The country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a strong advocate for legalisation and ultimately, the country decided to pass new legislation and initiate legal adult-use in late 2018. As more CBD clinical results come out, they are having an impact on regulation around cannabis.


Approval of cannabis vapes comes in midst of health scare over outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths

The regulation of cannabis vape pens in Canada arrives in the middle of widespread concern over an outbreak of serious lung ailments and deaths linked to vaping.

U.S. health officials have reported 1,299 cause of lung injuries and 26 deaths. In Canada, two confirmed and three probable cases of vaping-related lung illness have been reported as of Oct. 17.

Most of the victims in the U.S. had been vaping THC, the chemical component of cannabis that causes the high, according to the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaping products containing THC, especially those purchased from illicit or informal sources, “play a major role in the outbreak,” according to the agency.


How Canada’s legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention.

The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for guidance or lessons, while Russia has chastised it for its “barefaced” flouting of international anti-drug treaties.

Here’s a look at how Canada’s experiment is playing out internationally and where the next attempts at legalization are coming:


Canadian cannabis company Sundial sued in US for misleading investors

Canadian cannabis company Sundial Growers was hit with a class-action lawsuit in the United States over misleading investors ahead of its initial public offering in August.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of investors who purchased Sundial shares during the IPO, is based on “allegations that Sundial issued materially misleading information to the investing public,” which refers to claims that a customer returned over half a ton of poor-quality marijuana to the company.


Cannabis Legalization: Canada vs. USA

When you compare cannabis legalization in Canada to how some American states are going about it, you’ll realize that the quality and price of Canadian cannabis is nowhere near the same level. People often say “look at what Colorado and Washington are doing”, but Canada took an entirely different path.

Here’s why Canada’s legalization of cannabis was doomed to be a failure.


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