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Tue
19
Oct

Pipp Horticulture Acquires the GGS Group of Companies

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Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.) (“Pipp”), the leading provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announced today that it has acquired the GGS Group of Companies (“GGS”). Based in Vineland, Ontario, GGS is one of the most recognized names in the Horticulture industry. They have been the leading manufacturer of top quality greenhouses and turnkey greenhouse growing solutions including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems.
 
Tue
19
Oct

Tilray Strengthens Leadership Position in Canada

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Tilray, Inc. ("Tilray" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TLRY; TSX: TLRY) announces the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Blair MacNeil as President, Tilray Canada. In his new role, Blair will drive Tilray’s next stage of growth in Canada and oversee sales, marketing, and operations across medical and adult-use cannabis businesses. Blair will report to Jim Meiers, who has been appointed to Chief Operations Officer, Tilray, Inc.

Tue
19
Oct

Canada’s Cannabis industry hasn’t been the profit maker investors were promised. Here’s how to improve it

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The legal Canadian cannabis industry is about to turn 3, but don’t expect to see a lot of celebration among retailers and producers.

Legal marijuana has not turned out to be the big money maker investors were promised, neither has it produced consistently good products. Every aspect of the cannabis supply chain is a struggle: paper-thin margins; oversaturated retail; limited product innovation; lack of manufacturing efficiencies; and low brand loyalty are just a few of many problems.

Mon
18
Oct

The Cannabis Community’s “Not Done Yet Report Card” Gives Legalization a “D”

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In support of the historic third anniversary of the legalization of adult-use cannabis, the Cannabis Council of Canada (C3), the national organization of Canada’s licensed producers and processors, Cannabis Amnesty, Medical Cannabis Canada* (MCC), and NORML are releasing the “Not Done Yet Report Card.”  The “Not Done Yet Report Card” is an evaluation of cannabis legalization’s successes and challenges based on government objectives, industry outcomes, and cannabis community expectations. Topics covered include keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth, eliminating the illicit market, social justice and equity, access to medical cannabis, and industry viability.

Mon
18
Oct

Drake invests in Toronto-based cannabis company Bullrider

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Months after the end of his partnership with Canopy Growth Corp., Drake is getting back in the Cannabis game.

The rapper has invested in Toronto-based Cannabis company Bullrider, which is co-owned by his longtime friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib.

Bullrider did not reveal the size of Drake’s investment, but said he will act as a partner and strategic advisor.

“I’ve always viewed 40 as the expert when it comes to cannabis,” Drake said in a release.

“I’m very excited to invest, partner, and contribute to setting a new standard for a premium cannabis experience.”

40 credits the brand’s namesake strain, Afghani Bullrider, as a “life-changing product” that has helped him manage his multiple sclerosis symptoms.

Fri
15
Oct

Canadian researchers say cannabis labelling would benefit from a more scientific approach

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A cannabis product label may clearly state indica or sativa, but a new scientific paper with a Canadian connection suggests the results may be more muddled, with the labels being “poor predictors of a sample’s genetics and chemistry.”

That may mean buyer beware for those specifically wanting sedating or uplifting effects . A purchaser may be expecting certain distinct aromas or psychoactive effects — based on the indica or sativa tag — but that’s not necessarily what they’re going to get.

Wed
13
Oct

Cannabis Commission to hand out first retail license Nov. 1

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It will be the first time a retail license has been issued since Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council created the Commission in the spring of 2019 to develop the Six Nations Cannabis Control Law, it’s regulations and build the policies to regulate the cannabis industry on Six Nations Territory.

The Commission’s new Executive Director, lawyer Verna George, introduced herself at a general council meeting Tuesday night where she shared that both production and retail licenses are close to being issued.

“I was so excited about this opportunity,” said George, who is from Six Nations but lives on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. “I’m very happy to give back to my community, in this project. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the community.”

Tue
12
Oct

Belleville, Ont. police looking for suspects who stole weed plants

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On Saturday at 2:38 p.m., officers with the Belleville Police Service attended a home on Golfdale Road in regards to a theft. The homeowner advised that sometime over the noon hour, two unknown suspects stole two marijuana plants from the side of the house.

The suspects left in a vehicle.

Police are reviewing the home owner’s video to identify the suspects.

Wherever one lives in Canada, stealing cannabis plants happens at all times of the year, but there seems to be more complaints of this thievery around traditional harvest season.

Just last month in Chatham, Ont., a sticky-fingered man was charged after his successful bid to steal some marijuana plants from a homeowner’s backyard.

Tue
12
Oct

How this family cannabis brand went from legacy to legal

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Before Fritz’s Cannabis Company launched on the legal market last month, it had operated as a grey market cannabis brand since 2015.

Appearing at pop-up cannabis events and developing a reputation for tasty and potent edibles, Fritz’s built a loyal following. But that wasn’t enough to capture the interest of the half dozen or so licensed producers that met with Ari Cohen and Tabitha Fritz, the husband and wife duo behind the company, as they navigated going legal.

Fri
08
Oct

Ontario looks to make cannabis delivery, pickup for private stores permanent

 Ontario wants to permanently give private cannabis retailers the option of offering delivery and curbside pickup.

The proposal is part of a wide-ranging bill introduced in the legislature Thursday aimed at reducing red tape. Cannabis stores were given temporary permission to allow delivery and pickup during the pandemic.

The government says the proposed change will allow retailers to keep supporting physical distancing and other public-health measures.

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