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Thu
16
May

Cannabis-specific work policies a must given that Canadians partaking before or during work

The number of current cannabis users who have consumed cannabis before and during work is alarming and should not be taken lightly by employers, says Ryan Mallough, director of provincial affairs, Ontario for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “500,000 Canadians is not nothing,” says Mallough. “It is an issue that employers should be aware of.”

Thu
16
May

Cannabis companies racing to gain exposure to CBD beverage market

Over the last year, Canada approved cannabis.  More U.S. states are legalizing its recreational or medicinal use. Corporate America is using CBD and hemp oil in everything from lotions and pain balm to beverages. President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. Even better, according to Arcview Market Researcher and BDS Analytics, global spending on cannabis is expected to rocket 38% this year to $16.9 billion up from $12.2 billion in 2018. 

Thu
16
May

4 pet cannabis CBD stocks ready to be unleashed

Jefferies has projected that the cannabis industry will be worth US$130.0B in a decade if the industry expands to sectors such as alcohol, health and wellness and pet care. In U.S. for 2018, US$72.56B was spent on pets with US$18.1B attributed to vet care and US$30.3B spent on food (American Pet Products Association, 2018).

The pet market is being driven by increasing pet humanization trends and increasing dog ownership. CBD products for pets can help treat anxiety, chronic pain and skin aliments, among others. Today we have identified four cannabis CBD stocks that may have an early leg up in the CBD pet care market.

Wed
15
May

Cronos inks cannabis concentrate supply agreement with MediPharm Labs

Cronos Group Inc (TSE:CRON) (NASDAQ:CRON) shares popped Tuesday after the company announced an agreement with cannabis supplier MediPharm Labs Corp (TSE:LABS) (OTCMKTS:MEDIF).

MediPharm will supply Peace Naturals, a wholly owned Cronos subsidiary, with $30 million worth of cannabis concentrate over 18 months with options to increase to as much as $60 million over 24 months.

Wed
15
May

Three CBD oil brands get highest ratings and two get downgrades as CBD market grows

CBD brand ratings by a popular CBD products directory show three brands with top ratings and two brands receiving ratings downgrades. Additionally, three new product ratings have been released this month. Among the top brands is a pure organic brand offered as both a Softgel capsule and as a concentrated liquid, see here https://cbdrevu.com/cbdpure-hemp-oil-cbd/.

Tue
14
May

CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. on April 30.

Just over six months have passed since cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there remains limited regulatory guidance or legislative directives for employers and safety professionals to manage the effects of the substance in the workplace, especially in safety sensitive positions. The standard will aim to bridge this knowledge gap.

Tue
14
May

The Green Organic Dutchman enters German CBD market

Following a move into Jamaica with a retail storefront opening, Canadian company The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US: TGODF) announced another international expansion by entering the German CBD market. 

The expansion is taking place through The Green Organic Dutchman’s (TGOD) subsidiary HemPoland, which was just granted organic certification for European markets in late April. 

Mon
13
May

How medical marijuana use could make one Nova Scotia man homeless

Philip Bennett could soon be homeless.

The 57-year-old is getting kicked out of his apartment building because he smoked and vaped medical marijuana on his balcony. 

He uses the marijuana to treat the pain caused by a genetic disorder that's slowly destroying his body. It has already robbed him of his ability to walk long distances.

Outside of his apartment, Bennett requires a motorized wheelchair to get around. 

Bennett's landlord wants him out of the apartment building in Dartmouth by May 1, saying that Bennett broke the building's ban on marijuana use and that his smoking caused another tenant to move out.

That's led to a legal fight that questions what right a landlord has to decide the kind of medication a tenant can use.

Mon
13
May

Health Canada is tackling the marijuana shortage with this game-changing move

Pardon the cliche, but the marijuana industry appears to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Although the cannabis industry has existed for decades behind the scenes, the legalization of recreational weed in Canada, along with more than 40 countries giving medical marijuana the green light around the world, has opened the floodgates for legal revenue to flow into the industry.

But, as is common with any nascent and fast-growing industry, it's dealing with growing pains. This is especially true of our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Fri
10
May

Medical cannabis users still face challenges accessing prescription medicine

Medical cannabis patients still face too many practical barriers to access in countries where the drug is legal, including Canada, an international panel of advocates and experts at the Business of Cannabis Medical Cannabis conference in Toronto said Wednesday.

Long considered an international leader on medical cannabis, Canada has had a legal framework since 2001.

But with recreational legalization, we started to see two systems, said Gerald Major, president of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, a medical cannabis patient and an arthritis survivor.

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