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ROSE LifeScience enters the Ontario cannabis market


Québec-based brands and products available on store shelves

 ROSE LifeScience Inc. ("ROSE"), a major Québec cannabis producer, distributor, and marketer, announced a significant company milestone with the introduction of two brands and product lines to the Ontario market.

The launch of Tam Tams and Homage cannabis brands in Ontario marks the first time ROSE products will be available to consumers outside Québec.

"This is a big moment for us, but also for Québec as a leader in the cannabis space," said Davide Zaffino, ROSE President and CEO.

"Our expansion shows an appetite for the consumer-focused brands and services that customers in our home province have come to rely on."


Strike called at the Société québécoise du cannabis


300 CUPE members employed by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) have called a strike, which began on Friday.

The work stoppage was prompted by the suspensions of the union president, the vice-president and 75 employees for their pressure tactic of wearing dresses and Bermuda shorts rather than the required black pants and shirt.

The union proposed a truce that would put an end to these pressure tactics, but the SQDC decided to pass up the opportunity and opt instead for confrontation.

CUPE members employed by the SQDC are demanding decent working conditions whereas the latter is refusing to pay them salaries and benefits similar to those paid by other comparable Crown corporations, namely the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ).


More than 300 cannabis retail workers in Quebec go on strike


“Our patience has reached its limits.”

Union members of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), began a general strike on May 20.

According to a CUPE press release, the strike is in response to the suspension of the union president, vice-president and 75 employees who wore dresses and Bermuda shorts rather than the black pants and sweater required by the SQDC.

Union members are calling for salaries and benefits similar to those working in other comparable state corporations, including the Quebec Liquor Corp. (SAQ).


Children hospitalized near Montreal after eating suspected cannabis candy

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A Montreal-area mother is warning other parents to talk to their kids after her daughter and two other elementary school students were hospitalized after eating drug-laced candy they found on the floor of their school bus this week.

The three young students, ages six and seven, are in Grade 1 at Franklin Hill Elementary School in the off-island suburb of Repentigny.

"It's very scary what I went through. It was awful to see her like that," said Alexa Pando, whose six-year-old daughter, Zarah, ate the candy.

"I saw her not feeling good -- she cried and cried, and I said 'Zarah, what's wrong?'" Pando told CTV News in an interview Wednesday.

"She says 'Mommy, I don’t feel good and I have voices in my head.'"


Kahnawake-Quebec relations move forward

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After months of complex negotiations with the province, the long-overdue meeting between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and Quebec premier Francois Legault is one step closer to becoming a reality.

On April 11, the Council formally approved the Statement of Understanding and Mutual Respect and the Framework Agreement between the Quebec government and the MCK.

“After months of back and forth between the Quebec team and our team, we presented the final draft of the Framework Agreement for negotiations,” said MCK chief Mike Delisle, who is the portfolio lead of the External Government Relations file.


The SQDC is now selling actual cannabis edibles


Clusters of dates, hemp hearts, and sunflower seeds infused with 2.5 mg of THC have hit shelves in Quebec

Cannabis edibles that require chewing — not just sipping — have finally made their way to Quebec’s government-run cannabis retailer, the SQDC.

Cannabis bites made of dates, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, currants, and cinnamon have been for sale in-store and online at the SQDC since Tuesday, per the Le Journal de Quebec. The product is from Solei, whose parent company is “cannabis lifestyle” goods giant Tilray Brands, and comes in 15-gram morsels, each containing 2.5 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD. They’re sold for $6.90 for a pack of two.


Solei Brand launches the first cannabis edible available in Quebec


Solei’s Balance Cinnamon & Black Currant ‘Solei Bites’ are Now Exclusively Available in Quebec at the SQDC

Tilray Brands, Inc. (“Tilray” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY), a leading global cannabis and consumer packaged goods company today announced the launch of Solei Bites the Solei brand’s first foray into edibles and the first ready to eat THC edible available at the SociĂ©tĂ© QuĂ©bĂ©coise du cannabis (“SQDC”), Quebec’s sole legal retailer for cannabis products.


Lifeist Cannabis B2B subsidiary, CannMart Inc., establishes supply agreement with Quebec provincial government

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Agreement with SociĂ©tĂ© quĂ©bĂ©coise du cannabis (“SQDC”) Expands B2B Operations to Canada’s Second Most Populous Province

Lifeist Wellness Inc. (“Lifeist” or the “Company”) (TSXV: LFST) (FRANKFURT: M5B) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF), a health-tech company that leverages advancements in science and technology to enable you to find your path to wellness, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary CannMart Inc. (“CannMart”) has established a supply agreement with the SQDC, the sole retail distributor of licensed cannabis products in Quebec, Canada’s second most populated province.


Navaya Launches Two Cannabis Product Brands In Quebec

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Navaya Inc. has launched its first brands, Cactus, and Atti2D, now available at Société québécoise du cannabis stores across Quebec, both in retail locations and online. (Article originally appeared on Benzinga)

The launch is the culmination of over two years of hard work and dedication by the team at Navaya with the goal to deliver consistent quality cannabis, to Canadians of legal age.

“We are incredibly proud of our team's hard work,” Sophie Denis, director of operations at Navaya, said. “Focused entirely on quality production, we’ve created two brands that will meet the demands of the market.”


ROSE LifeScience now set to make 2.0 cannabis products available

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Leading Québec cannabis company receives Health Canada licence amendment 

Leading Québec cannabis producer, distributor, and marketer, ROSE LifeScience Inc. ("ROSE") has just obtained a licence amendment from Health Canada to sell 2.0 cannabis products. This means ROSE can now expand its product range beyond dried flower and pre-rolls, and introduce '2.0' items like edibles, oils, and hashish.

"This licence amendment is a game-changer for us," said ROSE President and CEO Davide Zaffino. "It's an opportunity to take Québec's cannabis industry to the next level by providing consumers with more versatile, more diversified high-quality cannabis products."


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