Policy

World Health Organization Recommends Rescheduling Marijuana Under International Treaties

By Tom Angell, Forbes Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana, as well as cannabis resin, to be removed from Schedule IV—the most restrictive category of a 1961 drug convention signed by countries from around the world. The…

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 THC content, and places conservative THC content limits on these…

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 details are covered below. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420990-house-passes-867-billion-farm-bill-sending-it-to-trump Of key interest those in…

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 reaction to the sudden changes to the regulations regarding retail…

Outdoor cannabis

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

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 Roberts told Politico that he hopes to bring the bill…

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

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

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 new regulations to protect children and youth, keep communities and…

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 might the proposed measures play out in each state? A…

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, digital ads, websites describing their recreational marijuana, free events and…

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 Law, which supersedes state laws. Although medical and recreational marijuana…

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.   Their first event in Toronto on September 25th brought Health…

DEA Greenlights Epidiolex. What’s Next for CBD and the Cannabis Industry?

Eric Sandy, Cannabis Business Times Distribution Grower/Agriculture Infused Products Medical News Politics September 28, 2018 – This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration placed Epidiolex, a drug that includes cannabis-derived compounds—specifically, cannabidiol (CBD)—in Schedule V, a far less restrictive oversight category than CBD’s Schedule I classification. Following the drug’s recent approval from the Food and Drug Administration, this news allows Epidiolex to be sold to the public. Manufacturer…

New Ontario Cannabis Regulations Could Be a Breath of Fresh Air

Politics & Law By Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily As reported by the Globe and Mail this morning, the Ontario government is putting in place a set of regulations that will have widespread implications for both business owners and consumers. These moves will also be major steps in normalizing and legitimizing cannabis acquisition and consumption, shutting down the criminal…