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Fri
21
Jun

Canopy to launch edibles in December but with smaller range, select markets

Canopy Growth Corp. aims to have cannabis-infused beverages and edibles in market by December in time for the holidays or New Year's Eve celebrations, but starting with select markets and a smaller range of products at the outset.

The company expects to be ready with ingestible pot products, but the launch timing will depend on logistics and provincial governments' appetite and capacity to put them in the warehouse and on shelves, said Canopy's co-chief executive Bruce Linton.

Canopy is currently in discussions with various provinces and will determine which markets to prioritize, he said during an interview on the sidelines of the IdeaCity conference in Toronto.

Fri
21
Jun

Seth Rogen’s cannabis company Houseplant expands weed products into Ontario, Canada

Even if cannabis users in Ontario might not be able to smoke pot with Seth Rogen, they’ll now be in a position to smoke his weed.

Seth Rogen, a Vancouver-born actor, and his fellow scriptwriter Even Goldberg are the founders of Houseplant. Houseplant recently announced that it would be bringing its unique marijuana products brand to Ontario this summer. At the moment, the brands’ products are only available in the two comedy film mogul’s B.C home province.

Houseplant’s cannabis is supplied by Canopy Growth Corp, which happens to be a Canadian industry giant. Houseplant sativa brand will be available for sale online and in Ontario regulated retail stores this summer.

Thu
20
Jun

Haliburton is home to Ontario's first cannabis friendly hotel

Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa has been around for many years, but the luxury retreat located on Eagle Lake in Haliburton has recently announced that they’re trying to keep up with the times.

Sir Sam’s is set to become Ontario’s first “cannabis friendly” hotel, allowing guests to smoke weed on the premises.

The Inn has signed up with HotelCannabis.com, a travel site for those looking for marijuana-friendly accommodations.

They are the first Ontario-based establishment to do so.

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, cannabis can be smoked anywhere cigarette smoking or vaping is permitted.

Only registered guests would be allowed to partake, and only on balconies or designated outdoor areas.

Wed
19
Jun

What cannabis edibles on Canadian shelves means for the US

Dive Brief:

  • Canada will allow some cannabis-infused products — edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — to be sold in stores in December, according to the Associated Press. Health Canada issued regulatory details June 14, including packaging and labeling requirements. These will take effect Oct. 17, the CBC reported. Canada legalized recreational marijuana nationwide last October.

Wed
19
Jun

First pot, then magic mushrooms? Decriminalization is spreading

As cannabis legalization spreads across the globe, another mind-altering drug is trying to follow in its tracks: magic mushrooms.

Denver voted in May to decriminalize the fungus that contains psilocybin, a psychedelic compound popularized by ’60s counterculture. Oakland, California followed Denver’s lead a few weeks later and Oregon is trying to get a similar measure on the ballot for 2020.

Wed
19
Jun

Hexo, Molson to sell cannabis drinks in Canada on day they become legal in December

Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s cannabis joint venture plan to start selling multiple types of pot beverages on Canadian shelves the first day they can legally be sold, though they won’t contain alcohol.

The maker of Coors Light has partnered with Gatineau, Quebec-based Hexo Corp. to make a variety of non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The joint venture, called Truss, will have “lots of different beverages” for sale on Dec. 16, when the beverages become legal in Canada, said Jay McMillan, Hexo’s vice president of strategic development.

Tue
18
Jun

Marijuana-infused drinks maker disappointed with generic packaging rules

A company trying to break into the marijuana-infused drinks business isn't happy with Health Canada's new regulations on packaging.

Last week, the federal government came out with its official rules and timetables on cannabis edibles. 

Among the new rules came strict edicts on packaging, including limitations on brand logos and descriptions of the product.

"If I was to come to your home and bring you a bottle of cannabis infused wine as a gift, do you want me to show up with that bottle of wine looking like toilet bowl cleanser or do you want it to look like a beautiful bottle of wine," said Terry Donnelly, CEO of the Vancouver-based Hill Street Beverage Company.

Tue
18
Jun

Hexo, Molson will start selling pot drinks in Canada by December

Molson Coors Brewing's (TAP) cannabis joint venture plans to start selling multiple types of pot beverages on Canadian shelves the first day they can legally be sold, though they won't contain alcohol.

The maker of Coors Light has partnered with Gatineau, Quebec-based Hexo(HEXO) to make a variety of non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The joint venture, called Truss, will have "lots of different beverages" for sale on Dec. 16, when the beverages become legal in Canada, said Jay McMillan, Hexo's vice president of strategic development.

Mon
17
Jun

South Africa is on the cusp of its own booming – and legal – cannabis industry

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane wants to make the province home to South Africa’s first cannabis industry – already reading proposals from interested international parties, and working on feasibility studies to register farms.

Speaking to the City Press, Mabuyane said that people had been growing cannabis in the province for years, but now the opportunity exists to formalise it, and turn it into a lucrative industry.

He said that the stigma attached to cannabis is that of smoking and getting high, but in markets in Europe and Canada, there is a large industry built around the plant, which includes medicines, bio-fuels and other products.

Mon
17
Jun

Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa

Canadians looking to buy cannabis-infused brownies or lotions will find a “limited selection” in legal stores in mid-December at the earliest, the federal government says, but industry players expect the full rollout of next-generation pot products to come in 2020 or later.

Health Canada on Friday released its final regulations governing the new classes of cannabis-infused goods, including topicals and vaporizable concentrates, and indicated the rules will come into force on Oct. 17 — exactly one year since the legalization of recreational pot in Canada.

However, the Ottawa-based agency noted that after the law takes effect, federal cannabis licence holders must provide 60 days notice to the agency of their intent to sell new products.

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