Canada

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Mon
25
Nov

Cannabis edibles preview: What to expect come mid-December

Edibles are on the way.

The 60-day Health Canada review period for cannabis edibles, extracts and topical products began counting down after the second wave of cannabis legalization across Canada came into effect Oct. 17.

With that review period set to end in mid-December, it won’t be long now before consumers can purchase and try all the new cannabis products licensed retailers are set to offer.

The Toronto Sun spoke with Sarah Gillin, COO of Etobicoke-based cannabis producer Olli Brands about what they have in store for customers.

Fri
22
Nov

Cannabis market brings promo challenges

It’s been just over a year since Canada legalized recreational marijuana as the U.S. government continues to deliberate over federal legalization. The market in both countries continues to present challenges and opportunities for government representatives, legal producers, consumers and the promo industry.

Thu
21
Nov

Cannabis market brings promo challenges

It’s been just over a year since Canada legalized recreational marijuana as the U.S. government continues to deliberate over federal legalization. The market in both countries continues to present challenges and opportunities for government representatives, legal producers, consumers and the promo industry.

Thu
21
Nov

Why Health Canada inspectors may have missed unlicensed cannabis growing — twice

A surge in the number of cannabis producers coupled with a large number of site-amendment requests in preparation for Cannabis 2.0 have left Health Canada “overwhelmed” over the past year, and increasingly dependent upon information supplied “in good faith” by producers, according to former Health Canada inspectors and industry participants.

The department has been overwhelmed for quite some time, but it is not necessarily their fault

Thu
21
Nov

Canada should create First Nations model for cannabis sales: former chief

Ontario’s former Assembly of First Nations regional chief said the government should legalize cannabis sales in Indigenous communities — and he’s willing to help it create the framework.

Isadore Day, now the CEO of a consulting group named Bimaadzwin, said Ottawa never discussed legalization with First Nations communities.

Day said the move prompted the group to set up its own shops on reserves. “We’re not the black market,” he told CBC. “We just haven’t been legitimized by Canada’s cannabis framework as of yet.”

Thu
21
Nov

Only governments can solve the Canadian illicit pot crisis: Don Pittis

New rules effective Dec. 16 will come just in time so you can leave a cannabis-laced cookie or beverage out for Santa.

But if the struggling Canadian pot business is looking forward to Cannabis 2.0  — as the availability of vaping products and edibles has been dubbed — they will likely be disappointed if they expect it to be a Christmas present that will solve their financial problems.

The sector that was so recently a stock market darling and that attracted small-scale entrepreneurs like moths to candle flames has suddenly fallen on hard times as heavier cannabis users, who make up the bulk of sales, simply don't patronize the legal market.

Thu
21
Nov

Canada's illegal pot dealers big players on the world stage

Canada’s black market drug dealers are now the world’s fourth largest exporters of cannabis, according to Public Safety Canada.

Citing a Public Safety Canada report — Patterns In Cannabis Cryptomarkets In Canada In 2018 — a Blacklock’s Reporter article says 2.5 tons of cannabis is now sold and shipped annually from Canada.

Dealers using cryptomarkets or black market websites for illegal sales now rank fourth behind their counterparts in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, says the Public Safety Canada report.

“Prior to legalization Canada ranked eighth for cannabis revenues,” added the report.

After Parliament legalized pot in 2018, Public Safety Canada says “sophisticated criminal entrepreneurs” used the law to wildly increase black market Internet sales.

Wed
20
Nov

The Green Organic Dutchman expands Canadian distribution

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF), a leading producer of premium certified organic cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has received orders from Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia to be shipped this month, significantly expanding its Canadian distribu

Wed
20
Nov

Canada's pot stocks get hammered again: Is the party over for cannabis investors?

There was a time just a few short months ago that buying into the world of legal cannabis seemed like a sure thing.

But that optimism has gone up in smoke.

A major pot stock sell off continued on markets Monday, partially because consumers are less than enthused about legally available cannabis. 

Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. CannTrust Holdings Inc. is reducing its workforce. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

In theory, the black market should be under tremendous pressure now, by the new regulated and ultimately safe marijuana supply sanctioned by provincial governments in Canada.

Wed
20
Nov

3 Canadian Licensed Producers under pressure from recent earnings

Read entire article here.

During the last month, several leading Canadian cannabis companies have reported quarterly financial results and the market has been responding negatively to these numbers (on average). Although these companies have reported strong growth when compared to prior periods, the numbers have come in below expectations and the market has punished these companies for such results.

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