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Fri
27
Mar

Workers in Canadian pot company could become first to unionize

As the legal marijuana business continues to expand, staff at one Canadian cannabis company are looking to unionize in what would be a first in the country’s legal pot industry.

International labor union United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has been in contact with workers at Ontario cannabis producer WeedMD to start negotiating contracts, according to national representative Kevin Shimmin.

Wed
25
Mar

COVID-19 puts illicit cannabis workers in a precarious, dangerous position: Opinion

The GrowthOp reached out to an illicit cannabis worker to find out what safety measures are in place for employees to manage the risks of the coronavirus. Here’s what they had to say.

To mitigate the financial strain COVID-19 and social distancing has placed on Canadians, the government has announced greater eligibility for EI and other financial breaks in the weeks and months to come. But these measures don’t offer much to those employed in an illegal capacity, like the very active illicit cannabis market. As someone who is currently employed by an illicit Toronto cannabis organization, I am acutely aware of the dangers of continued exposure to this virus in the workplace. 

Tue
24
Mar

Canadian cannabis industry sends letter to Ottawa to be part of $10B relief fund

hree members of Parliament and 74 Canadian cannabis industry professionals are calling on the federal government to include the cannabis sector in Ottawa’s COVID-19 relief funds.

Last week, Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton tweeted the cannabis industry was being excluded from the federal government’s $10 billion in loans to support the Canadian economy.

On Thursday, Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies sent a letter to Minister of Finance William Morneau calling the exclusion “economic stigmatization” while urging for federal support of the cannabis industry. The letter was co-signed by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and MP Scott Reid. All three MPs co-chair the Parliamentary Cannabis Caucus. 

Tue
24
Mar

Pressure mounts on federal funders to include cannabis in COVID-19 aid

The COVID-19 pandemic is shuttering businesses across the country, but the Canadian cannabis sector continues to be left out of economic relief plans. 

Earlier this month, a senior account manager from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) notified Dan Sutton, the CEO of Vancouver’s Tantalus Labs, that “we do not do business with cannabis firms at the time.” The news came after the BDC and the Export Development Canada (EDC) had announced additional loans and liquidity were coming for Canadian businesses. 

Last Thursday, the co-chairs for the Parliamentary Cannabis Caucus wrote a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau asking the federal government to include the Canadian cannabis sector in Ottawa’s plans. 

Mon
23
Mar

Organigram Warns Of Layoffs Due To Covid-19

Canadian-based Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI) gave

Wed
18
Mar

'These are people's real livelihoods': Will Ottawa provide COVID-19 relief for cannabis companies?

More bad news could be on the horizon for the Canadian cannabis industry. 

On Monday night, Dan Sutton, the CEO and founder of BC-based cannabis cultivator Tantalus Labs, tweeted that a senior account manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada — a Crown corporation mandated to help develop small and medium-sized companies through financing and other means — had notified them that they would not be providing relief to the cannabis sector.

As cannabis companies are increasingly feeling the impact of the pandemic lockdown with temporary layoffs and store closures, cash flow interruptions could lead to permanent closures for some businesses, Sutton said.  

Thu
12
Mar

Stigma still mars cannabis labour market

A poll by Goldbeck Recruiting Inc. indicates that stigma and personal bias may play bigger roles in the potential of the cannabis industry in Canada than previously thought.

Results reflect input from 1,521 members of the Angus Reid Forum, an online public opinion community in which people across Canada answer surveys on various topics in exchange for points that can be redeemed for prizes or rewards.

Goldbeck gleaned data from the polls in creating its 2020 Cannabis Labour Market report, which explores why job-seekers are willing (or not willing) to work in the cannabis industry.

Thu
05
Mar

Canopy to shut down two B.C. pot facilities, lay off 500 staff

Canopy Growth Corp. said it will shut down two major cannabis production facilities and lay off about 500 staff in an effort to restructure its operations to better address changing consumer demand in the Canadian pot sector.

The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company said its facilities in Aldergrove and Delta, B.C. represent about three million square feet of production space and will be shuttered, resulting in the reduction of about 500 jobs. Canopy will also halt plans to build a greenhouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., the company said.

Thu
13
Feb

Despite Layoffs, Cannabis Industry Job Growth Continues to Boom

Amid layoffs appearing as a constant, The Supreme Cannabis Company is the latest in the industry to let a percentage of its staff go.

Wed
12
Feb

Supreme Cannabis sheds 15% of staff amid drive for revenue growth

The Supreme Cannabis Co. is the latest cannabis company to announce a series of layoffs, after the pot producer said it would shed 15 per cent of its staff to focus on “near-term revenue growth” late Tuesday.

The company said one-third of its corporate-designated jobs would be cut, while about 13 per cent of its production staff would also be reduced. Supreme Cannabis has about 700 staff, according to the company. It will also stop its plans to invest in the UK and European cannabis industries, while maintaining its existing investments in Lesotho and its Truverra CBD business.

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