Health Canada Announces Proposed Regulations for Cannabis Edibles, Extracts, and Topicals

by Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst December 20, 2018 – Health Canada released its proposed regulations for cannabis products that currently are not available for sale in legal channels in Canada, namely edibles, extracts (inhaled or ingested), beverages, and topical creams or patches.  The focus clearly appears to be on the […]

U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Farm Bill

The U.S. House passed passed an $867 billion farm bill to on Wednesday, to help those in the agricultural industry, sending the legislation to President Trump for a signature. The bill easily passed by a 369-47 vote after similarly passing by a margin of 87-13 in the Senate the day before.   Complete […]

Mississauga and Markham Opt-Out of Cannabis Retail Stores

by Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst Yesterday, the municipalities of Mississauga and Markham voted to prohibit the opening private cannabis retail stores. Mississauga city council voted 10-2 against and Markham city council voted 12-1 against.   These votes, strong majorities, representing the apparent broad support from the constituent voters, may be a […]

CANNABIS MEETS HEALTHCARE

by Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst As someone who attended York Mills Collegiate Institute in the 1970’s, it should suffice to say that I’ve had a deep appreciation for the entertainment and recreational value of cannabis for many years.  The unmistakable perfume of Mexican whatever wafted through the halls and stairwells […]

Cannabis stock report: Congress agrees on new farm bill legislation, CBD industry readies to explode

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By Brandon A. Dorfman, PotNetwork NOV 30, 2018 -The North American Marijuana Index dipped back downwards on Thursday as volatility in the cannabis stock market prevailed despite Congressional leaders coming together to hammer out the final details of a federal farm bill that includes hemp legalization. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat […]

Ontario Establishes Strict Regulations for the Licensing and Operation of Private Cannabis Stores

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

Tightly-regulated private cannabis retail store system will protect children and combat the illegal market PRESS RELEASE: November 14, 2018 5:30 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario’s Government for the People implemented the latest phase of its planned response to the federal government’s legalization of cannabis by passing strict […]

Legalization… What’s Next?  Clear the Smoke at O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo Vancouver

Sponsored O’Cannabiz Vancouver Introduces the First Annual O’Cannabiz BC Bud AwardsParq Vancouver Casino Resort, Vancouver – December 9 – 11, 2018 – TORONTO, November 7, 2018 – Canada is fast becoming the world’s leading cannabis market. Find out how we’ll retain the first-mover advantage at O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo Vancouver, the country’s leading-edge cannabis business conference […]

Trump ousts Jeff Sessions as attorney general

By Jeff Smith, Marijuana Business Daily   U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who less than a year ago stunned the marijuana industry by ripping up Obama-era protections for state-legal MJ businesses, has been forced out by President Trump. The development could ease industry concerns that the Department of Justice will unleash […]

Is the cannabis industry armed against privacy breaches?

Paul Saabas, Vice President, Shred-it   Cannabis licensed producers (LPs) in Canada are currently facing a unique economic opportunity. As the first G7 country to legalize adult-use cannabis, industry players in this market are moving at a rapid pace. Amidst seemingly boundless opportunities, media excitement and landmark legal decisions, the […]

Midterm elections and marijuana: Part III, recreational use initiatives

By Rick Schettino, Potnetwork.com Midterm voters in seven states will be deciding the fate of 36 cannabis policy reform measures on November 6. In addition to these, there are also numerous municipal marijuana tax and licensing proposals. What changes will voters be pondering as they enter their polling place? How […]

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 […]