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Mon
11
Jun

Senate amendments test Trudeau's position on homegrown cannabis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes Canadians should be allowed to grow their own cannabis, but he must now decide whether he wants to enter into a fight with the Senate to make it happen across the country.

Bill C-45, which was adopted by the Senate with 46 amendments on Thursday, allows adult Canadians to grow up to four plants of cannabis in their homes to meet their personal needs.

However, Manitoba and Quebec have decided to prohibit home cultivation as part of their respective plans to legislate the use of cannabis on their territories. With that in mind, the Senate has adopted an amendment that clearly lays out the right of provinces to prohibit home cultivation.

Fri
08
Jun

Some business risks from marijuana regulation changes

A Canadian fish oil supplement supplier, a business that hopes to enter the medical marijuana industry, is warning of the risks posed by the “rapidly-evolving” cannabis industry and uncertainty over Health Canada’s license approval process.

Health, safety and environmental regulations “are subject to change and development,” Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. said in its management discussion and analysis of its financial results, released Tuesday. Quebec-based Neptune, a vendor of fish oil, is applying for a licence with Health Canada to produce cannabis oil.

Tue
05
Jun

Quebec's top weed supplier Hydropothecary is on the hunt for acquisitions

CEO says company interested in rivals with provincial supply contracts and companies with technology to create new pot products — even if they hail from other industries.

Expect more deals in Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector.

Quebec’s largest producer Hydropothecary Corp. is exploring acquisitions to broaden its offerings or distribution footprint, according to Chief Executive Officer Sebastien St. Louis. It’s interested in rivals with provincial supply contracts as well as companies with technology to create new pot products — even if they hail from other industries, he said.

Fri
01
Jun

Montreal real estate: How smoking pot can lower the value of your home

Even cannabis-toking neighbours can be a concern for potential buyers, Montreal broker Eleni Akrivos says.

If you’re one of the one in 10 Quebecers who has enjoyed a toke on a joint or a bite of a “special” brownie lately, you’re probably looking forward to the day when you can do it legally. You might even be hoping to grow a plant or two. But if you are also selling your home, or planning to, you might want to think carefully about when, where and how you enjoy your weed.

Wed
30
May

Montreal has a brand new "weed" themed café

This café is lit!

If there is one thing, just one, that Montreal does right, I'd have to say its the coffee game. 

I'd bet that most of you would probably agree, right? If not, that's cool too, your loss! 

Montreal's café game is on point. Seriously, there are a good 6 independent café's within walking distance from my place, alone. It's usually not a question of there being a café nearby, but rather which café to go to.

Well, regardless of which Montreal borough you reside in, I have an answer that I'm sure you will find as intriguing as I do. Or maybe this one is a little more niche, but none the less - it is absolutely worth your consideration! 

Wed
30
May

Cannabis Act: The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador calls upon the Senate to ensure Canada respects its fiduciary obligations to First Nations

A few days away from the adoption of the Canadian Cannabis Act, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) considers that the Canadian Senate is the last hope for delaying its implementation. "Despite the Trudeau government's multiple commitments to First Nations, Métis and Inuit, it is clearly indifferent to its obligations, particularly in the area of consultation. With regard to the legalization of cannabis, this offloading leads us to call on the sensitivity of the members of the upper house to delay the implementation of the Act," says Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL.

Tue
29
May

Canopy Growth secures licence for 10th cannabis production facility

One of Canada’s biggest cannabis production companies has passed another milestone with the establishment of its 10th licensed production facility.

Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls announced it has partnered with Montreal-area tomato greenhouse operator Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand to grow cannabis for the Quebec market.

The new joint venture, called Les Serres Vert Cannabis, received a cultivation licence from Health Canada on May 25. Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand, which grows organic tomatoes, will convert its 700,000-square-foot greenhouse in Mirabel, Que., into a cannabis production facility that’s initially licensed to grow pot on 40,000 square feet of space.

Tue
29
May

Senate committee backs amendment giving provinces power to ban home-grown pot

A Senate committee has passed more than two dozen amendments to the federal government’s cannabis legalization bill, including one that would allow provinces and territories to ban home-grown marijuana.

But the social affairs committee has refused to accept an amendment that would have prohibited home cultivation outright.

Bill C-45 would allow individuals to grow up to five plants in a single dwelling.

But Quebec and Manitoba have decided to prohibit home cultivation, setting up future legal challenges in which Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has said the federal legislation would prevail.

Mon
28
May

Vert is growing again: Health Canada grants licence to Vert Mirabel

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") together with Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand Inc. ("Bertrand") are pleased to announce that their joint business Les Serres Vert Cannabis Inc. ("Vert Mirabel"), received a cultivation licence from Health Canada on Friday, May 25, 2018. This establishes the tenth licenced production facility under the Canopy in Canada, moving the Company officially into double digits. The Company also possesses a sales-only licence located in Toronto.

Wed
23
May

Quebec’s legal cannabis market

Quebec might not seem like the obvious place to get into the cannabis business. For the few cannabis businesses calling Quebec their home however, there is major upside and potential in doing business in French Canada.

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