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PICKERING, Ont. – With the legalization of recreational cannabis now months away, Ontario's incoming premier said he wants to consult further with municipalities, stakeholders and his caucus before deciding whether to change the plan laid out by his predecessors for the sale of marijuana.
Under the federal government’s proposed Cannabis Act, jurisdiction over how retail sales are conducted is left to the province and territories. Each province and territory has implemented its own distinct process and the retail environment will differ in each jurisdiction.
It’s down to the wire. Licensed producers have sweated and debated over their branding strategies, in some cases for years, and are now putting their finishing touches on both their product and their overall company launches. There are now about 100 LPs in Canada, and none among them wants to be lost in the sea of products about to hit the Canadian market.
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.
VICTORIA – Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich in the marijuana industry, says former British Columbia premier Mike Harcourt, who has staked his own claim in a medicinal marijuana company.
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.
JUNEAU, Alaska – When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men.
EVIO Inc., an American cannabis testing, research and development company for the regulated cannabis industry, has bought a 50% stake in Keystone Labs Inc., less than a month after launching EVIO Canada, to oversee northern operations.
Canadians are ready for legal cannabis, but is Canada?

It’s a question that’s been hitting headlines for over a year, and sceptics see the push-back from the senate and the Trudeau government’s ambiguity on a set legalizationdate as cause for concern.

Grow Opportunity Magazine takes a private tour through Green Relief's cannabis facility. Here, CEO Warren Bravo explains his unique aquaponics process and its positive impact on the environment.
Grow Opportunity caught up with Lisa Campbell, a cannabis activist, to discuss opportunities for women entrepreneurs and professionals in the cannabis industry. She was the guest speaker at a recent Women Grow Toronto networking event.
TD Bank would consider participating in cannabis sector financing after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada later this year, said its chief executive.
CALGARY – Terra Life Sciences Inc. is set to begin construction of phase two of the company's medical cannabis cultivation operations – the Terra Quantum facility – following approval by its board of directors.
WINNIPEG – Delta 9 Cannabis has announced that it has signed a "Strategic Collaboration Agreement" with Fort Garry Brewing Company LP.
OTTAWA – Canada's licensed cannabis producers have expressed concern over newly released draft regulations from Health Canada outlining packaging and labelling requirements for cannabis sold in the country.
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