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'Growing outside is a dream': Asparagus makes way for cannabis in Canada's fields [07.08.2019] The amount of outdoor-grown cannabis will make up a small portion of the market this year — less than 10 per cent of the cultivation licenses granted ...
The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem [02.08.2019] The Canadian cannabis industry is booming. From giant industrial operations such as Canopy Growth to smaller “luxury” cannabis retailers, to an array ...
Ottawa unveils new pot-pardon application system [01.08.2019] Justice Minister David Lametti unveiled unveiled a free and quicker way for Canadians to apply for pardons for simple cannabis possession. The new on ...
Victoria's largest cannabis dispensary chain shuttered [01.08.2019] The largest chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Victoria is no more. Police and provincial cannabis enforcement officers raided the downtown ...
Canada's cannabis industry just beginning to bud [31.07.2019] Mark Rendell, a business journalists for Canada's second-largest daily, The Globe and Mail, says the decision to legalize cannabis has led to a gold ...
Auxly Cannabis stock soars as British tobacco giant Imperial takes 20% stake [25.07.2019] British tobacco company Imperial Brands is getting into the cannabis business with a $123 million investment in Auxly Cannabis, the Canadian company ...
U.S. bankers are answering the call of cannabis as deals flow away from Canada [23.07.2019] After years of Canada dominating the world of marijuana finance, the country’s head start is evaporating and U.S. bankers are increasingly answering ...
How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it [10.07.2019] Given a choice, Canadians prefer to buy illicit weed. Nearly 80 per cent of all sales since legalization are from the “black market” – or more aptly ...
Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says [10.07.2019] Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting w ...
Bruce Linton's firing signals it is time for the cannabis industry to start delivering [03.07.2019] The surprise ousting of the chief executive officer of Canada’s foremost cannabis company is a sign of things to come, some observers warned, as the ...
‘There’s no opposition now’: how a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed [29.06.2019] In 2018 Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. By catching the green wave, Canopy Growth’s co-chief executive ...
Freeing craft cannabis from 'grey market' worth $3 billion to B.C: report [26.06.2019] Health Canada rules for micro-cultivation of recreational cannabis have kept most of the pot sold in B.C. — and the expert growers who made B.C. bud ...
Global marijuana trade is still five to seven years off, but Canada aims to be world's cannabis king [17.06.2019] Cam Battley believes that in the not-too-distant future, his company — one of Canada’s largest licensed producers — will be exporting a “significant ...
In the land with a rich history of growing weed, cannabis capitalism is an uneasy fit [05.06.2019] There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don ...
Asia emerging as new frontier for Canadian cannabis players [30.05.2019] As cannabis companies eye expansion in European and South American markets, Asia is poised to be a new frontier for some major Canadian pot players. ...
Israel's BOL Pharma aims for top of the world's medical marijuana industry [27.05.2019] It started 85 years ago as a farm on Moshav Ein Iron growing peaches and avocados, but if the plans of the Israeli company Breath of Life come to fru ...
The green rush: should you invest in cannabis? [25.05.2019] How big is the legal cannabis industry? Every time I think I’ve seen the highest estimate along comes another breathless puff piece with an even bigg ...
Without safe injection sites, more opioid users will die [23.05.2019] Ontario is undoubtedly in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. From January to September 2018, an incredible 1,031 Ontarians died of an overdose. ...
'Price-conscious' pot consumers find backyard planting way cheaper [22.05.2019] The federal Cannabis Act specifies that each household can cultivate up to four plants — either indoors or out. Manitoba and Quebec have opted to pro ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Luxembourg to follow Canada's cannabis example [17.05.2019] Luxembourg is set to largely follow the example of Canada in legalising the recreational use of cannabis, two ministers said after a field trip to th ...
Canada’s statisticians survey potheads [16.05.2019] Before the new law came into force in October 2018, Statistics Canada started to estimate prices and the size of the illicit market, and to carry out ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Through all the smoke, the cannabis industry needs to develop a bigger vision [10.05.2019] The cannabis industry can build a better and regenerative culture, rather than falling into the same old tired and destructive human and corporate pa ...
Cannabis can be grown outdoors for pennies on the dollar. So why is hardly anyone doing it? [09.05.2019] Cannabis companies have spent the early days of the legal recreational cannabis era building massive growing facilities, but the chief executive of 4 ...
Neighbours smell trouble from legal cannabis in Luxembourg [03.05.2019] Luxembourg is likely to run into trouble with its neighbours if it sticks by its plan to legalise cannabis - a policy that remains unthinkable partic ...
First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports [02.05.2019] More Canadians say they've used cannabis recreationally since it was legalized last fall, particularly those aged 45 to 64 and males, according to St ...
Cannabis co-operatives: Can working together preserve small players? [01.05.2019] Hezekiah Allen believes in small family farms, though he’s biased — he grew up on one. Born in an off-the-grid community of rural Humboldt County, Al ...
Cannabis park gives micro-growers running start in competitive sector [01.05.2019] Small-batch growers of cannabis hoping to get in on the legal and growing recreational market will soon have a home to get a head start in the busine ...
B.C.’s chief health officer calls for decriminalization of illicit drugs [24.04.2019] British Columbia’s top public health officer is urging the province to decriminalize people who use and possess small amounts of illicit drugs in the ...
Germany to launch cannabis farming as Canada's Aurora, Aphria win tenders [18.04.2019] Germany has awarded contracts to supply domestically-grown cannabis to two Canadian companies, as it seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana ind ...
The cannabis ‘gold rush’ is underway and shows no sign of stopping, says pot CEO [18.04.2019] With 33 states now offering some form of legal medical or recreational marijuana, and pot companies expanding their footprints across the country, th ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Global cannabis investors souring on Canada's potential [16.04.2019] Six months after cannabis was legalized in Canada, many of the people in search of a financial windfall appear ready to turn their attention elsewher ...
Will Germany become the world's largest market for medicinal cannabis? [30.03.2019] The use of medicinal cannabis has been allowed in Germany for two years now. But because domestic cultivation hasn't gotten off the ground yet, the p ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Demand for supervised injection sites steady as funding decisions loom [11.03.2019] As toxic and often deadly fentanyl began popping up in the city's illicit drug supply fatal overdoses surged. Despite strong opposition, four supervi ...
Canadian company partners with Westmoreland farmers to grow ganja [08.03.2019] Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian indigenous integrated cannabis company, has signed an agreement to partner with the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganga Farmer ...
Bankers circling Europe's growing cannabis market [05.03.2019] Investors who are eager for the cannabis industry in Europe to emulate the boom in pot-stock listings in Canada may not have much longer to wait, jud ...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] To listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
Sell regulated heroin to drug users to reduce overdose deaths: B.C. group [21.02.2019] Heroin addicts should be granted access to a clean supply of the drug provided through “compassion clubs” similar to those that provide medical marij ...
The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic ...
Invest in marijuana? What are you smoking? [11.02.2019] The rapid rise of marijuana legalization has created what some people call a bubble for marijuana stocks. It’s reminiscent of the dot-com craze in 19 ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish ...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin ...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet ...

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