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CEO of Canopy Growth says cannabis legalization will result in fewer opioid prescriptions

Bruce Linton, founder and CEO of Canada’s largest marijuana company, Canopy Growth Corporation, said that legalizing cannabis at the federal level in the US could result in fewer opioid and other addictive prescriptions.

The interview with CNBC’s Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, took place Thursday following Canopy Growth recently applying to become the first cannabis producer to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Linton explained that Canopy Growth has both a medical and recreational division and that on the recreational side; he expects that the company’s partnership with Constellation Brands will result in a new class of low-calorie beverages. He said that the possibilities within the medical division are still emerging.

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18
May

Burin-based Oceanic Releaf signs cannabis distribution and retail partnership

Burin-based Oceanic Releaf Inc. has agreed to a distribution and retail partnership with Hiku Brands Company Ltd.

Oceanic Releaf is in the late stages of receiving licencing approval from Health Canada under federal Accessing Cannabis for Medical Purposes (ACMPR) guidelines and is converting the old fish plant in Burin into a cultivation facility.

Hiku’s subsidiary, DOJA Cannabis Ltd., is already federally licensed to cultivate and sell cannabis and owns two production facilities in British Columbia.

Tyoko Smoke, another Hiku subsidiary, is aiming to operate a network of cannabis dispensing stores across Canada and currently runs non-cannabis dispensing stores selling coffee, clothing and curated accessories in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

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18
May

Workplace substance-use policies could help Canadians and employers

In an effort to bring awareness to workplace practices and regulations in preparation for 2018’s legalization of cannabis, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has published a report that reveals not enough Canadian companies have instituted comprehensive substance-use policies, and those that are in existence inadequately help struggling employees.

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18
May

Is Aurora Cannabis Inc. now the best pot stock to invest in?

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) continues to acquire market share with its latest deal making it the largest marijuana stock in the industry, assuming shareholders give it the okay to proceed. The company has been busy this year; just months ago it also was involved in what was, at that time, the largest acquisition in the industry. It’s a different approach than the one rival Canopy Growth Corp.(TSX:WEED) has taken, as it hasn’t been involved in such high-profile deals.

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18
May

Michael Cohl bets on the latest cool thing since rock 'n' roll changed the world — cannabis

Diane Francis: Concert promoter Michael Cohl is publishing a website, launching a business and staging a high-level conference, which he calls the 'Davos of Cannabis'.

Michael Cohl has made a fortune as a Canadian concert promoter, theatrical producer and touring impresario. He has represented more than 150 artists from Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and U2 to name just a few of his most famous clients.

Michael not only organized their tours, but also helped them with everything from merchandising their swag to marketing their DVDs, TV specials, books and films. Along the way, he racked up a fortune and landed a Juno, a Billboard, a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Tony and an Emmy.

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18
May

Lessons for PEI about marijuana education from Colorado

'We did a lot of creative testing and audience testing'.

As the P.E.I. government launches its campaign to educate Islanders about marijuana, it might want to look to Colorado, which has been running a campaign to educate its citizens for three and a half years.

The province announced Wednesday it had issued a request for proposals for an education campaign to teach Islanders about marijuana use.

According to Tara Dunn, marijuana communications specialist for the Colorado Department of Public Health, its program has had a lot of success but is also in the midst of a major relaunch.

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18
May

Billions at stake in BC, marijuana forum told

The legalization of cannabis will create thousands of jobs, bring in billions of dollars and represent an added bonus for the tourism industry, economic and tourism leaders said at a cannabis legalization forum Thursday in Kelowna.

“Take away all the health issues, it’s a product and there’s an opportunity for economic development,” said Dan Rogers, executive director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

Niche Canada, a not-for-profit organization established to assist in the transition to the legalization of cannabis, hosted the forum at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Cannabis legalization will create between 50,000 and 150,000 jobs across Canada, said David Purcell, director of emerging business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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18
May

Valens Groworks clinches cannabis supply deal with Speakeasy Cannabis Club

Encouraging news from Valens Groworks today, which announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Speakeasy Cannabis Club.

"This partnership with Speakeasy dovetails neatly with our expansion objectives. As a specialist in the extraction of cannabis, Valens creates some of the best oils in the world, with our proprietary process creating a product that is clear, transparent 100% cannabis oil,” said Valens chief executive officer, Tyler Robson.

As well, Speakeasy is going to source 2500-5000kg of cannabis per month for Valens.

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18
May

Canadian organizations band together to fight for craft cannabis

A collective of Canadian organizations will present an open letter to the provincial and federal justice ministers tomorrow morning (May 18) to sound the alarm on regulations that would stifle the country’s craft cannabis industry.

“The timing is good right now because it’s right in the middle of the B.C. Legislative process. We think there is still time to make these changes and make it possible for the B.C. cannabis sector to survive,” says Michael Davis, spokesperson for the Ethical Cannabis Producers Association.

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18
May

Councillor De Genova's marijuana motion goes up in smoke…for now

NPA councillor wants cannabis at pot shops to come from Health Canada-approved producers.

You may have heard that NPA Coun. Melissa De Genova introduced a motion at city council this week in an effort to take a bite out of organized crime’s involvement in marijuana dispensaries.

You probably didn’t hear that her motion went up in smoke…for now.

You probably didn’t hear because you were not in the council chamber at 10 p.m. Wednesday, or watching the livestream from your computer when debate on the motion came to a halt after De Genova’s NPA colleague, Hector Bremner, voted against extending the meeting beyond 10 bells.

As a rule, council has to be unanimous in wanting to go beyond 10 p.m.

Why did Bremner do it?

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