Cannabis companies ramp up marketing as Health Canada warns them not to advertise pot

JACQUIE MILLER, Postmedia Network, Inc. Cannabis companies are intensifying efforts to get attention for their brands even as Health Canada launches another crackdown on the promotion of pot. Oct 11, 2018  -There appears to be a game of regulatory chicken emerging. Some companies are seemingly testing the boundaries with billboards, […]

CBP Statement on Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border

Release Date: September 21, 2018 UPDATED: 10/09/2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not change following Canada’s legalization of marijuana. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal […]

NICHE Canada’s Cannabis & Our Community Series Continues in Calgary October 23rd

by Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily NICHE Canada, the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education, is running a series of community awareness events that serve to elevate the common base knowledge level regarding cannabis  for Canadian businesses, health and human resource professionals, cannabis industry participants and other stakeholders.  […]

Cannabis company withdraws ‘Chronic by Dre’ trademark it filed without Dr. Dre’s permission

By Max A. Cherney, Tech reporter, MarketWatch Canada-based Canopy Growth Corp. has withdrawn a trademark it filed in August for the phrase “Chronic By Dre,” according to a company spokesman. “Chronic By Dre” refers to the 1992 album by rapper and music mogul Andre Young, also known as Dr. Dre. It […]

Tilray Drops Namaste Contract

By Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily Multiple news sources have reported that Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) has terminated its contract with Namaste, roughly 10 days after the announcement of the deal. Brandon A. Dorfman of Potnetwork reported that the self-described “Amazon of Weed”, Namaste Technologies (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) held a stockholder pledge party and  according […]

How Trump’s trade battles are affecting the marijuana industry

 By Bart Schaneman, Marijuana Business Daily The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on China is expected to have a direct impact on several sectors of the marijuana industry – in particular, cannabis vaporizer companies. Others likely to be affected include: Cultivation operations that want to expand their greenhouse facilities. Growers that […]

Ontario said to announce big change in plans for marijuana retailing under Doug Ford

The Ontario government will reportedly allow private stores to sell marijuana once recreational cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17.Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

By Geoff Zochodne – financialpost.com Evidence mounting that new government will allow private sector to sell pot. Canada’s biggest market for legalized marijuana may end up being a bit more laissez-faire than first imagined. According to reports from the Globe and Mail and Vice News, the Ontario government is preparing to announce that […]

British Columbia’s Liquor Board Announces the Province’s 31 Bud Suppliers

By Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily Last Wednesday, British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) announced that it had signed memorandums of understanding with 31 licensed producers of non-medical cannabis “to form an extensive and competitive wholesale product assortment”. This will include over 150 strains, ranging in quality, from value […]

Alberta Announces the ‘Lucky 13’

by Eric Vengroff, Senior Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily As Alberta gets ‘ready to roll’ (from their own press release – pun absolutely intended) with its plans for the implementation of the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17th, the AGLC has announced the federally licensed producers (LPs) were selected from […]

Cannabis Promotion in Canada? See Tobacco. Tobacco Promotion in Canada? See Kryptonite.

Editorial by Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily Kryptonite NOUN 1.  (in the fictional word of the cartoon, TV, and film character Superman) an alien mineral that has the property of depriving Superman of his powers. 1.1 Something that can seriously weaken or harm a particular person or thing.  (Source: […]

Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: What’s Next for Pot Stocks?

Marijuana buds next to piece of paper with "Yes!" written on it on top of tiny Canadian flags

Keith Speights –The Motley Fool  Weed won. On Tuesday night, the Canadian Senate voted 52-29 to pass bill C-45, also known as The Cannabis Act. This was the final legislative hurdle to jump for recreational marijuana to become legalized in Canada. The only requirement now is royal assent by a […]

Trudeau: Feds will make marijuana legal in Canada on Oct. 17

OTTAWA — Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana as of Oct. 17 — one month later than expected. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during question period in the House of Commons, which is expected to end the day by rising for a […]