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Mon
18
Mar

Talking to teens about toking: advice from a psychiatrist about post-legalization cannabis

Cannabis has been legal in Canada for nearly six months, but educators and parents still have plenty of questions about how to talk about toking with teens.

It's a topic that Dr. Muffy Greenaway, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, deals with all the time in her practice. Since legalization of marijuana last October, she's noticed a difference in the kinds of conversations surfacing.

"There is much more open discussion about cannabis both from the kids and the parents," said Greenaway, who's also a clinical instructor for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia..

"I've also noticed that kids are using much more."

Fri
15
Mar

Greenline POS services The Niagara Herbalist, first licenced Ontario cannabis retailer

The Niagara Herbalist is the first licenced cannabis retailer in Ontario, and after careful consideration they have chosen Greenline POS as their compliant inventory management solution.

“We chose Greenline POS because their team had the most working knowledge about real life cannabis retail operations out of all the POS systems we looked at.”

– Kevin (co-owner of The Niagara Herbalist)

For new cannabis retailers, opening up shop can be an exciting but stressful time. Greenline POS is dedicated to helping stores every step along the way, from initial inspections all the way to the grand opening and beyond.

Fri
15
Mar

Co-op aims to help small BC cannabis producers go legit

A man who helped develop Canada’s cannabis policies 20 years ago is coming to the Kootenays next week to talk about how to save small pot producers from extinction.

David Hurford is visiting Nakusp and Nelson to talk about setting up a co-op that could help make more small cannabis operations legal.

“I don’t think we can understate the crisis a lot of people are going through,” says Hurford. “There are people in dire straights out there. People being forced to make very difficult choices, and the government has not created a pathway for them to become legal.”

Wed
13
Mar

Vancouver's Donnelly Group gets into the cannabis industry

On Monday the company released a statement confirming its new cannabis retail venture.

“Nine locations of Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store are set to open in rapid succession across B.C. and Ontario beginning April 2019,” the statement read.

Eight of the nine stores were confirmed for B.C., including locations on Robson Street, Granville Street, Main Street, and Commercial Drive. A provincial government spokesman said the Donnelly Group had not yet been issued any operating licences from the B.C. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Wed
13
Mar

THC to CBD: More cannabis companies expand their CBD capabilities

Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering hemp and cannabis stocks releases a snapshot looking at the growing number of cannabis companies expanding their CBD capabilities, following the major market trends for 2019.

Every company and investor in the cannabis industry is well aware of the hype surrounding the potential for CBD and hemp. You can find a plethora of articles flooding the news about this sector, and the hype seems well justified according to research from New Frontier Data.  

Tue
12
Mar

Aurora Cannabis completes sale of cannabis oils to German pharmacies

In another move to expand internationally, Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB; TSX: ACB; Frankfurt: 21P) today began selling Pedanios 5/1 branded cannabis oils to pharmacies in Germany.

The move follows completion of several regulatory hurdles from both the German and Canadian sides. Following that announcement, Aurora’s stock was up just over 3% this morning.

Aurora’s Chief Global Business Development Officer Neil Belot commented on the company’s strategy behind moving into the German market with oil extracts:

Fri
08
Mar

Langford's first pot shop poised to open within months

A recreational-cannabis store poised to open in Langford this year is the latest link in a chain of Clarity Cannabis outlets founded by a Victoria pharmacist.

Michael Forbes has already launched three stores in Alberta, with another 26 awaiting construction and regulation approvals in that province.

He plans to open seven in B.C. and one in Saskatchewan.

In addition to the Langford outlet, Forbes said he intends to open stores in Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Kamloops, Prince Rupert and two in Victoria.

“As a licensed and practicing pharmacist, I find a lot of crossover in terms of retailing cannabis and pharmaceuticals in terms of ensuring customer safety and treating everyone with compassion and fairness,” Forbes said in an email to the Times Colonist.

Fri
08
Mar

B.C. tax revenue from legal cannabis lower than expected

B.C.'s first round of tax revenue from legal cannabis is lower than the estimates written into the 2018/2019 budget.

The province had estimated it would receive $200 million over three years. But provincial Finance Minister Carole James told reporters Wednesday the province has now built in $68 million over three years.

"We can make adjustments to that each year as we see the progress of the stores opening," she said.

James said the discrepancy was due to delays in legalization from the federal government and municipal elections across B.C. which put new permits for pot shops on hold.

"We've seen a delay in opening of stores and that obviously impacts the revenue," she said.

Wed
06
Mar

Cannabis trial for post-concussion problems offers hope to former NHL players

Former Vancouver Canuck Andrew Alberts says NHL alumni are hopeful a new clinical study will find cannabinoids can help treat post-concussion neurological problems.

Tue
05
Mar

B.C. pot grower Ascent files for creditor protection after licences suspended

Cannabis producer Ascent Industries Corp. says an order granting the company creditor protection has been issued by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

The B.C.-based company says it filed for CCAA to address near-term liquidity issues which were in "large part" caused by Health Canada's suspension of its licences under its subsidiary Agrima Botanicals Corp.

Ascent has said that Health Canada asserts that "unauthorized activities" with cannabis took place during a period of time that it was privately held, and has suspended its producer and dealer's licence under the former Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations regime.

It was the first Canadian pot producer to have its licences suspended. It also holds licences in Oregon and Nevada. 

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