Canada

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PEI
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Mon
07
Dec

Canadian Hemp Acreage and Export Value Up More Than 20%

According to the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, Canada’s hemp acreage and export value are both up more than 20% this year.

“The Canadian hemp industry continues to grow in 2020 despite the challenges posed by COVID-19,” CHTA board chairman Keith Jones said in a statement after the group’s annual meeting, held online this year. “Canada seeded some 92,000 hemp acres in 2019, with exports exceeding $110 million Canadian dollars ($85 million).”

Thu
03
Dec

CannTrust to sell legal pot again as it looks to recover from illicit production scandal

The head of CannTrust Holdings Inc. said the past year has been a "long slog" to begin selling cannabis products in the Canadian recreational market, after federal regulators suspended the company's licences for growing pot in unlicensed rooms.

CannTrust Chief Executive Officer Greg Guyatt said in an interview that the company will re-introduce its brands to several provinces this month, following an 18-month period in which the company was embroiled in a regulatory scandal that ultimately led to it seeking creditor protection earlier this year. 

"It's been a long slog to get to this point, focused on remediation and compliance," Guyatt said. "It's been many long hours and a massive amount of effort from everybody."

Thu
03
Dec

Study finds that using CBD alone has no negative impact on driving ability

Researchers say they have determined that using CBD does not impair driving performance and consuming moderate amounts of THC produces only mild impairment lasting up to four hours.

That’s the conclusion of a new study that involved 26 healthy participants inhaling vaporized cannabis containing different mixes of THC and CBD before driving 100 kilometres under controlled conditions on public highways. The subjects received weed containing mainly THC (enough to cause strong feelings of intoxication), mainly CBD, both THC and CBD or placebo pot, notes a press release from the University of Sydney.

Fri
27
Nov

11 ways to bring wellness holiday cheer to your favourite canna-curious friends and family

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From care-filled cooking to sweet relaxation, consider a ‘green’ gift to spruce up the snowy holiday season.

(image: Consider taking gift-giving to a new place this year by injecting some lively green into this usually white and snowy season. / PHOTO BY SASHA_SUZI / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS)

The anticipated lockdown on many in-person get-togethers this holiday season because of the COVID-19 curveball has put a damper on regular festivities. But there’s no better way to brighten grey days than with thoughtful gift-giving that reflects better times and offers a connection to loved ones.

Fri
27
Nov

Aurora Cannabis Vs. Cronos: Which Stock is a Better Buy?

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Marijuana investors have experienced a whirlwind ride over the last 24 months. In October 2018, Canada legalized pot for recreational use which resulted in a massive bull run as investors were overly optimistic about this development. However, as with any nascent industry, marijuana producers also faced a number of teething issues. 

The Canadian pot producers have been grappling with competition from a thriving black market and the slow rollout of retail stores in major provinces. This in turn led to lower than expected demand and rising inventory levels.

Thu
26
Nov

Canadian Study: Medical cannabis use linked to reduction in alcohol intake

According to the results of a new research study, the deliberate use of medical cannabis to reduce alcohol consumption was associated with a greater likelihood of reducing and ceasing alcohol use. The results of the study were recently published in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

Thu
26
Nov

Poll: More than half of Canadians approve of legalizing psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression

A poll commissioned by TheraPsil has found that 56 per cent of Canadians approve of legalizing psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and almost two-thirds, 64 per cent, approve of legalizing psilocybin for individuals who have a terminal illness.

Conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights in October, more than 1,500 Canadians were surveyed, with results weighted based on age, gender and region.

Wed
25
Nov

Five pot stocks Canadians should watch out for

Since the announcement of a Biden-Harris election, investors are paying close attention to the North American cannabis market, which has seen outsized growth since the beginning of November.

 

Over the past few weeks, a trend has emerged: investors feel positive about the Biden-Harris administration and the impact it will have on Canada’s cannabis industry. While to date, there’s no federal cannabis legislation in the U.S., the incoming administration is perceived to view the cannabis sector with a friendly tone.

Looking at our traffic trends across TradingView, the data suggests cannabis stocks to watch for through the end of the year are:

Wed
25
Nov

Cannabis In Canada: Valuation Approaches In An Evolving Market

In June 2019, FTI Consulting published Part 1 of Cannabis: Valuation Approaches in an Evolving Market, which explored legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada, risk factors, and the range of complexities to consider for corporate valuations in the emerging Canadian cannabis industry.

Wed
25
Nov

3 Top Canadian Pot Stocks For Your Portfolio

Marijuana is among the fastest-growing industries worldwide, and Canada -- one of the largest nations to have legalized recreational marijuana entirely -- is one of the top markets. Since that October 2018 legalization, cannabis sales in the Great White North have soared. In 2019, Canadians bought $1.2 billion worth of legal cannabis, with the majority of the sales coming from Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario.

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