Forget maple syrup and poutine: Cannabis will put Canada on the map

Forget maple syrup and poutine: Cannabis will put Canada on the map

There’s a new product from the Great White North slated to hit the world market: Canadian cannabis.

Aurora Sky, the 800,000-square-foot marijuana production facility near Edmonton International Airport, has had about 80 per cent of its glass greenhouses erected, with six of their 17 planned growing bays completed.

Continue reading: https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7539185-forget-maple-syrup-and-poutine-cannabis-will-put-canada-on-the-map/

Eat your green

Eat your green

Fledgling entrepreneurs are trying to get started in the edible marijuana business in advance of next summer’s promised legalization. As Corey Mintz reports, they have all the stresses of any other food business, as well as other, more unique concerns.

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Former B.C. health minister joins burgeoning medical marijuana industry

Former B.C. health minister joins burgeoning medical marijuana industry

B.C.’s former Liberal health minister Terry Lake has a new job in the medical marijuana industry with Quebec company Hydropothecary.

In an interview with Early Edition guest host Stephen Quinn, Lake said his background in science and government will be helpful to the company.

“What we want to ensure is that we are socially, environmentally and scientifically responsible, and assure the public and governments across Canada that we are upholding the highest standards possible.”

The publicly-traded company produces medical marijuana and other pot products in Gatineau, Que.

Continue reading: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lake-job-change-pot-1.4270131

Canada Can Be A World Leader In Medical Cannabis

Canada Can Be A World Leader In Medical Cannabis

There are millions of people worldwide with chronic diseases and other medical conditions whose lives could be improved with better access to medical cannabis. Meanwhile, for the past decade and a half, Canada has built the most sophisticated medical cannabis framework in the world. These circumstances present an exceptional opportunity for trade leadership on the international stage.

Continue reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/brendan-kennedy-/canada-can-be-a-world-leader-in-medical-cannabis_a_23156157/

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in pot

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in pot

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It’s already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.

Cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list, but only during competition.

Continue reading: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/canadian-athletes-pending-weed-legalization-1.4247634

Marijuana Is Saving These Small Towns All Across Canada, Here’s How

Marijuana Is Saving These Small Towns All Across Canada, Here’s How

Small towns in Canada don’t have it easy right now. Many of the industries that traditionally supported the economies of Canada’s small towns (forestry, farming) are no longer as viable, making it hard to find permanent work for many small-town residents.

Enter the marijuana industry, the saving grace of small towns across the country.

Growing more and more profitable as an industry, especially with legalization on the horizon, the marijuana sector is saving the economies of small towns all across Canada.

Continue reading: https://www.mtlblog.com/whats-happening/marijuana-is-saving-these-small-towns-all-across-canada-heres-how

Legal pot may breathe life into small Canadian towns hit by resource losses

Legal pot may breathe life into small Canadian towns hit by resource losses

In a tree-nestled First Nation community on Vancouver Island, forestry and farming used to be the major industries that kept the economy humming and put food on families’ tables.

But members of the Cowichan Tribes, like people from so many small and rural towns in Canada, have seen jobs driven elsewhere through dramatic changes to those sectors.

Continue reading: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/legal-pot-may-breathe-life-into-small-canadian-towns-hit-by-resource-losses

Cannabis-ness: Marijuana companies anchoring themselves in Edmonton ahead of legalization

Cannabis-ness: Marijuana companies anchoring themselves in Edmonton ahead of legalization

With marijuana legalization looming, Edmonton is opening up its doors to businesses and inquiries alike — from local establishments to established entrerprises.

Edmonton officials have passed multiple bylaws ahead of the federal government’s 2018 target of legalization, including bylaws that prevent existing bars and cannabis paraphernalia stores from transitioning into marijuana lounges.

Continue reading: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/cannabis-marijuana-edmonton-business-1.4237622

The ‘Muji of Marijuana’ Opens Its Doors in Toronto

The ‘Muji of Marijuana’ Opens Its Doors in Toronto

A new store in Toronto hopes to bring stylish accessories for weed smokers to the masses.

At an industrial-chic concrete bar, a gleaming La Marzocco machine cranks out perfect espressos. John Chamberlain lithographs hang from textured cork walls, and custom fixtures cast a warm glow over small, sleek tables of Italian Calacatta Cielo marble. Oh, and there’s a $300 bong for sale, along with a $445 cannabis humidor.

Continue reading: http://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-muji-of-marijuana-opens-its-doors-in-toronto

Rural Canadian towns hope legal pot breathes new life into burnt-out economies

Rural Canadian towns hope legal pot breathes new life into burnt-out economies

In a tree-nestled First Nation community on Vancouver Island, forestry and farming used to be the major industries that kept the economy humming and put food on families’ tables.

But members of the Cowichan Tribes, like people from so many small and rural towns in Canada, have seen jobs driven elsewhere through dramatic changes to those sectors.

Continue reading: https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/08/06/rural-canadian-towns-hope-legal-pot-breathes-new-life-into-burnt-out-economies.html

Forget pot producers – here’s a better way for investors to cash in on cannabis legalization

Forget pot producers – here’s a better way for investors to cash in on cannabis legalization

The cannabis retailer from Vancouver makes a strong pitch to a group of wealthy investors for capital to expand his budding business.

Charts highlight solid growth and healthy sales projections in what is expected to be a booming market. Upscale stores will be designed to appeal to baby boomers and younger consumers with high disposable incomes. We could be looking at a pot version of Starbucks in the making.

Continue reading: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/globe-wealth/cannabis-investing-despite-solid-growth-not-a-game-for-the-timid/article35810337/

MLAs hear business pros and cons of legalized marijuana

MLAs hear business pros and cons of legalized marijuana

A committee of MLAs helping New Brunswick prepare for legal marijuana heard Saint John business concerns Tuesday about employees working while high, as well as some hopes for how the legalization will lead to new jobs.

“There is a real and genuine rush and rising tide in cannabis,” Derek Riedle, founder and publisher of Civilized, a marijuana lifestyle magazine based in Saint John.

The select committee on cannabis, made up of Liberal and opposition MLAs, heard both business pros and cons when it stopped in Saint John to gather ideas before the province drafts regulations for recreational marijuana use.

Continue reading: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/saint-john-marijuana-business-1.4220730

Cannabis consultations fuel debate over who gets to sell recreational pot

Cannabis consultations fuel debate over who gets to sell recreational pot

A community centre in St. Stephen heard conflicting opinions echo through its halls Monday morning on who should be allowed to sell recreational cannabis.

The select committee on cannabis is touring New Brunswick to hear the public’s thoughts on how and where to distribute marijuana when it’s legalized next July — whether it be privatized, sold through a Crown corporation, or through pharmacies.

Continue reading: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/cannabis-consultations-st-stephen-legalization-1.4219407

When marijuana is legal in Canada, there may not be enough to go around

By this time next year, when marijuana becomes legal in Canada, people looking to get high could be facing the oldest problem in business: not enough supply to meet demand.

The licensed marijuana producers in Canada who already grow weed for the medical marijuana market are trying to expand as quickly as possible to meet the increased demand of recreational pot legalization.

But they say they can only expand so quickly and new producers are not getting into the business fast enough.

Continue reading: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/when-marijuana-is-legal-in-canada-there-may-not-be-enough-to-go-around-1.3501033#

As Canada moves to legalize pot, questions about advertising take spotlight

As Canada moves to legalize pot, questions about advertising take spotlight

Distributors have called on the federal government, which is firm on its deadline to legalize marijuana by July 2018, to heavily regulate recreational marijuana advertising, stressing young people are not their demographic.

Continue reading: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/07/04/as-canada-moves-to-legalize-pot-questions-about-advertising-take-spotlight.html

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