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Labatt to partner with Tilray to tap cannabis drink market

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, and Canadian pot producer Tilray Inc. are partnering in a US$100 million joint venture to research cannabis-infused non-alcoholic drinks for the Canadian market, the companies said Wednesday.

The alliance, the latest in a string of deals by global alcohol and tobacco giants in Canada’s cannabis sector, comes amid booming demand for cannabis and a long-term decline in alcohol consumption and smoking.

AB InBev’s Labatt Breweries of Canada, which makes such brands as Blue, 50, Alexander Keith’s, Kokanee and Budweiser, will work with Tilray’s Canadian cannabis subsidiary, High Park Co., which develops and sells cannabis products in Canada, the companies said in a statement.

Thu
20
Dec

From cannabis candy to vape pens: Health Canada to release regulations on new wave of pot products

But how about candies called “chewables”? Or tarts, tablets and mints?

They may all be similar, but the formats and names could be key to what is acceptable to federal regulators.

What confections will be allowed is one of the biggest question marks as Canada awaits regulations from Health Canada on cannabis “edibles” and concentrated products, says Chuck Rifici, an Ottawa cannabis entrepreneur.

Rifici’s Auxly Cannabis Group, like others in the industry, is preparing to produce a range of products while waiting to see what will be allowed.

Wed
19
Dec

Canada’s notable cannabis influencers on why they love Instagram

Whether posting shots of vaporizers, brilliantly green strains or just a moody, smoky selfie, Instagram has long been inundated with plenty of quality cannabis content—well before legalization two months ago. And while the platform has always been a natural draw for casual users, influencers behind some of Canada’s big-name cannabis lines have found it to be a natural outlet for brand-building and fostering discussion about everything from quality vaporizers to legal amnesty with potential clients and like-minded followers.

Below, a few of the country’s most notable cannabis influencers share why they chose Instagram to cultivate their following.

Wed
19
Dec

Cannabis Canada daily: How much should a gram of cannabis cost in Canada? About $7.71

Canadian cannabis spot price launched

Wed
19
Dec

Canadian cannabis spot price launched with futures trading eyed

Cannabis moved one step closer to being a tradable commodity like wheat or oil on Tuesday after a U.S.-based group launched the first benchmark price to track Canadian wholesale cannabis prices.

Jonathan Rubin, chief executive officer of New Leaf Data Services LLC, the parent company of Cannabis Benchmarks which already releases similar U.S. pot prices, said demand to develop a benchmark Canadian cannabis price grew steadily after Canada became the first developed country in the world to legalize recreational use of the drug. 

"Even though the Canadian market isn’t as big as the U.S. market, we saw the Canadian market as incredibly important," Rubin said in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. 

Wed
19
Dec

Canadian cannabis beer startup Province Brands targets Caribbean resorts

Province Brands — which is developing 0% ABV beers infused with the plant’s psychoactive compound, THC — has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Caribbean distribution of its products with Ayre Resorts, a new collection of five-star properties opening its first resort in Antigua in 2021.

The startup, which is currently unable to sell the THC beers in Canada while the country’s cannabis legislation comes into force, also makes Cambridge Bay Imperial Pilsner; an alcoholic hemp-based beer.

Wed
19
Dec

London-area company becomes Canada's first to sell marijuana plants

Drawing on her background cultivating flowers, the founder of London-area licensed marijuana producer Eve & Co., has now made her company Canada’s first to begin supplying the grow-your-own cannabis market.

It was no easy feat.

Kelsey Jobson, who at the Strathroy-based company deals with provincial pot rules, handled the test shipping runs, using not cannabis plants but citronella.

Wed
19
Dec

The government of Canada is now officially warning Canadians to buy legal marijuana with cash to protect their personal information

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a "guidance document" today explaining why he feels it best that Canadians use cash when purchasing marijuana, even at legal and licensed dispensaries. The guideline also advises Canadians to provide as little personal information as possible when making purchases of marijuana.

Marijuana became legal in Canada this past October, and while most Canadians were more than pleased with the choice by the federal government, there have been a handful of hiccups.

Tue
18
Dec

Cannabis report card: How's the legal pot regime working for Canadians?

Two months after recreational cannabis was legalized, Canada’s new pot regime is still working out kinks in the supply chain and the enforcement of new rules.

Before the cannabis legislation came into force, the federal government listed its key objectives for the historic shift. Those goals include keeping cannabis “out of the hands of children and youth,” curbing illegal marijuana sales, and ensuring a safe supply of quality pot across the country.

More than 60 days after the first legal cannabis sales were made on Oct. 17, are those objectives being met? CTVNews.ca takes a look at how reality measures up against some of the government’s main promises.

Tue
18
Dec

Will Canada’s cannabis market eat into holiday alcohol sales?

The Canadian business world is the playing ground for a new David and Goliath battle. Cannabis is the relatively small, upstart industry coming into the game, fresh off of its recent legalization of recreational use.

The alcohol industry serves as the perfect Goliath, with Canadian annual sales ringing in at $22-billion dollars a year. In comparison, Statistics Canada estimated the annual spending on cannabis was $5.7-billion dollars last year. With more Canadians indicating that they are willing to consume cannabis now that it’s legal, the question is whether alcohol sales over the holidays be impacted?

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