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Tue
11
Jun

Ontario Cannabis Store hopes to sell edibles and beverages in the fall

When edible cannabis products are legalized by the federal government this October, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) will be ready.

The government-run online-only pot shop issued a call for new cannabis products on Monday, including edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts.

The OCS, which also acts as the sole distributor of legal marijuana to licensed retailers, says that while it will take some time for producers to get the necessary approvals from Health Canada it’s looking to “kick-start” the rollout.

“This product call marks an important milestone in securing a broad variety of cannabis products that meet the preferences of Ontario consumers,” said Patrick Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Cannabis Store.

Mon
10
Jun

In Ontario appeared first hotel complex for cannabis lovers

What could be better than to sit by the lake in a Muskoka chair? To smoke a cigarillo Backwoods… unless you smoke.

You can do it, and besides, smoke on the balcony of your room at Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa hotel complex is only for adults, whose leadership has just announced that now they are allowed to consume cannabis products.

At the moment it is the only such hotel in the province, at least officially, which allows its customers to smoke pot on-site.

Located in Haliburton, about three hours away from Toronto, a luxury hotel with 25 rooms located directly on the shore of lake Eagle.

Although the complex has been active for many years, this place where I can get away couples, is not going to keep up with the trends of the time.

Mon
10
Jun

Canada ‘blew’ its chance to be the world's pot leader

Canada “blew it” on cannabis legalization and is rapidly losing ground to the U.S. as a result, according to the founder of one of the top investment banks to the industry.

A lack of policy innovation, a messy patchwork of provincial regulations and severe restrictions on marketing and branding have left Canadian pot companies eating the Americans’ dust, according to Neil Selfe, founder and chief executive officer of Infor Financial Group Inc.

Fri
07
Jun

More retail cannabis licenses granted across Alberta; two more come to GP

Competition in the retail cannabis market is about to pick up in the Swan City. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis has released more licenses to sell cannabis across the province, including two in Grande Prairie, which went the Canna Cabana and Peaceleaf. That now makes three licenses granted in the city, as Lucky Leaf had been the lone licensee since the legalization of recreational marijuana use back in October.

Fri
07
Jun

Why pot-smoking tourists may have a tough time lighting up on P.E.I.

The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island says visitors hoping to smoke cannabis on the Island this summer may have a tough time finding a place to do it legally. 

As it stands, it's against the law on P.E.I. to smoke pot in public. It's left up to the owners of tourist accommodations to decide whether to allow guests to light up in their private rooms or in designated areas outdoors on their properties. 

CEO Kevin Mouflier said many owners he's heard from have decided not to allow pot to be smoked anywhere. 

"It's back to the [fact] that a lot of travellers do not like smoking period," said Mouflier. "Whether it be cigarette smoke or anything, they want to have that clean feeling of no smoke in the rooms or public areas."

Thu
06
Jun

As Canada gears up for pot 2.0, more shortages are on the menu

Canada’s legalization of pot edibles later this year is facing an even more shambolic start than the dried flower market, which is still struggling to meet demand, according to industry players.

“At least that time we knew what the permissible product types were going to be and were already making them in the medical context,” said cannabis lawyer Trina Fraser, a partner at Brazeau Seller Law in Ottawa.

Canada will add edibles, extracts and topicals to the list of legal cannabis products no later than Oct. 17. Many analysts agree these products will generate better demand and margins than dried flower. But the federal government has not yet issued regulations for the new formats, making it difficult for producers to prepare lest they unknowingly violate some rule.

Thu
06
Jun

StatsCan in talks with provinces, retailers to improve cannabis sales data

Statistics Canada is in talks with provincial regulators to obtain up-to-date information from cannabis retailers that would provide highly accurate sales data for the legal marijuana sector.

James Tebrake, assistant chief statistician for economic statistics at Statistics Canada, told BNN Bloomberg on Wednesday that the statistics agency plans to obtain the level of granular data for the cannabis sector that it already receives for some food items when it compiles its monthly inflation figures.

Thu
06
Jun

WeedMD launches Color Cannabis adult-use brand

 WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company) a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce the launch of ColorTM Cannabis (“Color”). ColorCannabis products include a variety of strains, in multiple formats, developed with the same high-quality cannabis that consumers have come to expect from WeedMD.

Wed
05
Jun

Weed CEO backtracks after repeating claim about fentanyl-laced weed on Fox

Canopy Growth founder Bruce Linton is walking back comments he made on Fox Business Network in which he stated black market cannabis may be laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl—a claim that has been repeatedly debunked.

Linton, whose company is one of the largest legal weed producers in the world, made the statement while being interviewed about the push towards cannabis regulation in the U.S. by Fox Business host Stuart Varney last week.

Wed
05
Jun

Next round of pot store openings coming soon, says Fedeli

You will soon know whether a pot store is coming to a town near you. 

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli told North Bay's CKAT that the government will be announcing details in the near future on where the next round of cannabis stores will be located.

He says the government took a "measured approach" at first by going online only, but now has 20 stores open.

"We're doing very well. We got our first reports on how they're progressing but the shortage of product is still the largest stumbling block."

He says low supplies of cannabis have been a big concern, and he places some of the blame on Ottawa.

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