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Hemp could help sustain vitally important bee populations

Recent studies suggest that newly-legalized hemp may help a critically important species – bees. Scientists have been warning about the consequences of dwindling bee populations for years as these pollinators are responsible for about 70% of all food crops. And humans aren’t the only species that depends on the pollination provided by bees – a host of other animals depend…

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O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo to Showcase Star-Studded Cast at International Centre

On its return to Toronto, O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo will be featuring a celebrated cast of cannabis champions, crusaders and campaigners. As with last year, Canada’s premier cannabis event will once again be offering invaluable content and impressive speakers as the conference gets going April 23-25, 2020, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The speaker lineup includes famed Dame…

Buyer beware: ‘Weed washing’ companies said to deliver little to no CBD despite packaging

The CBD industry has a dirty little secret that may leave customers feeling let down by their latest cannabis-infused purchase. The practice, known as weed-washing, occurs when companies add hemp oil that contains little or no CBD to their products in an attempt to financially benefit from the enormous popularity of the compound found in cannabis. The new trend appears…

Three Reasons To Adopt AI Automation Technology In Your Grow Operation

The beauty of cannabis cultivation is in its complexity. Small adjustments to the growing environment can mean big payoffs come harvest time. It’s a space for calculated creativity in order to get ideal yields under specific growing conditions. Yet, tweaking the process until perfect means a lot of record-keeping, mathematical calculations, and analysis. All of these meticulous details are close to impossible…

Aurora Cannabis CEO Terry Booth to step down as company takes writedowns of up to $1 billion

Licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced that it’s long-serving chief executive Terry Booth will be stepping down from his position, to be replaced temporarily by current executive chair, Michael Singer. Booth will remain on the company’s board and serve as strategic advisor to Aurora. A search for a permanent CEO is ongoing, the company said. The announcement came just days…

Canada’s most-publicized cannabis industry scandals

The Canadian cannabis industry had a promising beginning, but the “Green Rush” has significantly slowed in recent months. Now, the industry is facing a long list of challenges: Lacklustre sales, a slow rollout of retail outlets, competition from the illicit market and waning enthusiasm among investors, to name a few. But bad behaviour on the part of licensed cannabis cultivators…

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O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Now Open for Nominations

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 O’CANNABIZ INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS EVENT DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020 TORONTO AIRPORT MARRIOTT AWARDS NOMINATIONS AND VOTING BALLOT The O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala is a national annual event, honouring Cannabis Professionals and Companies, recognizing excellence and innovation in our industry. You may choose up to three (3) nominees per award. You…

Canadians bought nearly 100 tonnes of pot in first year of legalization: Health Canada

Canadians bought nearly 100 tonnes of legal recreational cannabis in its first year of availability, while inventory levels continued to rise, new figures from Health Canada show. Health Canada said 88,676 kilograms of dried flower cannabis was sold in Canada in the first year of legalization, according to its monthly Cannabis Tracking System. Overall sales of legal dried cannabis by…