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CannabisNewsBreaks – MCTC Holdings, Inc. (MCTCD) Announces Efforts to Advance Cannabinoid Delivery Science via Polymeric Cannabinoid Nanoparticles and Nanofibers

MCTC Holdings (OTC: MCTCD, MCTC) on Monday announced details on its efforts to advance cannabinoid delivery science via polymeric cannabinoid nanoparticles and nanofibers. According to the update, the company is collaborating with two Contract Research Organizations (“CRO”), which continue to make advances in both cannabinoid nanosciences and toward productization of these and related technologies. MCTC plans to market and license…

420 with CNW – Italian Supreme Court Confirms Personal Marijuana Cultivation is Legal

In a landmark decision that triggered anger from the country’s conservatives and calls for further legalization from cannabis advocates, Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that small scale domestic cannabis cultivation is legal. On December 19, the Court of Cassation was called on by the Supreme Court to give a clear interpretation of the Consolidated Law, the legal framework for dealing…

2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch Before June

In the cannabis industry, there are behemoths and smaller marijuana stocks. While both have their own value points, investors tend to focus on the bigger pot stocks first. Without a doubt, it is a tough time to invest in marijuana stocks. But, for anyone who has been watching the industry in the past few months, they know that it has…

You’ve Heard Of D2C. Here’s Why i2c May Be The Better Way for Cannabis Brands To Go

In 2011, Dollar Shave Club burst onto the scene. The company was at the forefront of a group of new brands leveraging a direct-to-consumer (“D2C”) model, whereby brands would bypass retailers and sell directly to their fan base. Manufacturing, marketing, selling, and shipping was all executed in-house. The strategy worked. In 2016, Unilever bought Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in…

PEI has opened its cannabis stores — with one head-scratching restriction

Prince Edward Island required its four licensed cannabis retail locations to take protective measures when they reopened May 22, but wearing masks was reportedly not among them. Beyond allowing only “limited access,” namely restricting the number of location occupants, mandatory measures in PEI Cannabis stores included having physical distancing both inside and outside stores, general screening regarding compliance with self-isolation…

420 with CNW – Illinois Unveils $31 Million Program to Address Harms of Marijuana Prohibition

For a long time, the federal government has outlawed cannabis, and it is no question that certain communities have suffered most from its decades’ long law war on marijuana. Aside from creating new job opportunities and producing tax revenue from sales, advocates for legalizing marijuana have argued that legalizing it would be the first step in stopping this unfair persecution.…

Manitoba opening cannabis market to more retailers

  The Manitoba government is moving forward on its plan for an open and competitive cannabis retail market, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton announced Friday. “We are pleased to open the market further by allowing more retailers to apply for retail licences,” said Wharton in a press release. “This move will enable local entrepreneurs to create jobs and support Manitoba’s…

U.S., Canadian dispensaries begin gradual reopening, allowed curbside pickups

As states move to reopen after the coronavirus shutdowns, dispensaries in parts of the country that failed to declare them essential businesses will also start serving their first in-person customers in weeks.  In Massachusetts, where dispensaries took legal action over the closure of their businesses back in April, Governor Charlie Baker unveiled his plan for the state’s gradual reopening. Starting…