Deb Singh is a 39-year-old mom who faces the horrors of trauma every day in her work as a counselor helping survivors of gender-based violence at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre. She also suffers from sciatica and back pain – and she is a regular cannabis consumer.
Aurora Cannabis, one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers, is ramping up efforts to become a major player in the emerging global cannabis market, seizing on Canada’s role in leading the world toward a legalized cannabis regime. Grow Opportunity recently sat down with Aurora’s chief corporate officer, Cam Battley, to talk about Aurora’s position in the globalization of the cannabis market.
It’s official. Canada’s legal adult recreational cannabis marketplace is open for business. Opening day was marked with symbolic celebrations across the country as people lined up to buy their first legal recreational cannabis.
If you're reading this post, chances are you work in the cannabis industry or have a stake in it. Recently, United States authorities issued a reminder to visitors that marijuana is still a federally illegal substance and anyone working or investing in the cannabis industry could be refused entry to the U.S.
As more countries jump on the legal cannabis bandwagon, the opportunities for Canadian cannabis producers to expand to global markets have never been bigger. This is the consensus among industry observers and emphasized at the opening session of the MJBizCon International conference, happening in Toronto this week.
On Oct. 17th cannabis retail stores across Canada will open their doors for the first time to Canadian adults. The past few months have seen licensed producers pushing to exponentially increase their growing capacity to meet anticipated demand in both the recreational and medical cannabis markets.
Doug Ford's new conservative Ontario government is creating renewed optimism in the cannabis industry particularly on the prospects of increased private business participation in one of the fastest growing industry in Canada.
Anticipating the large amount of licence applications it will continue to in light of cannabis legalization, the federal government is pushing for a tiered licensing structure to allow for scale-based licensing, according to Eric Costen, director general of the federal government's Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat.
When executives at Bonify were approached about a year ago on an initiative to introduce a voluntary standards and certification program for premium quality cannabis products, they immediately warmed up to the idea.
Demand for highly skilled workforce will rise significantly as the Canadian cannabis industry continues to expand. This is according to proponents of a new educational initiative that will create experience-based learning and applied research opportunities for commercial cannabis growth and production.
With the Canadian cannabis industry continuing to expand as legalization looms, the opportunities for women to get involved in this market is increasing as well, an advocate for gender diversity in the cannabis industry said.