Montreal-Based PotRentals Expanding Airbnb-Like Cannabis Experiences to Alberta Capital – LPC PotRentals is expanding its cannabis experiences to Edmonton. It already offers “weed- and fun-friendly” accommodations for travellers to Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. The idea is to make it easier for people to find accommodations that allow smoking cannabis. With other short-term rental services,…

Agency Calls CBD Regulatory Framework “an Important Topic” – LPC The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced by Twitter that it is “expediting” the creation of a CBD regulatory framework. “FDA is expediting its work to address the many questions about cannabidiol (CBD),” said Dr. Amy Abernathy in a tweet. Dr. Abernathy is…

Group Organizes Cannabis Mixers to Reduce the Stigma and Increase Social Acceptability – LPC A group of organizers in Edmonton recently launched “Meet and Green” cannabis mixers for professionals. Brad Ward of the group is planning several events including outings to the movies, charitable events, and supporting local businesses. Its first public event will be…

Thousands of Patients in Limbo While Experts – and Perhaps Health Canada – Debate Production Licence Suspension – LPC CannTrust Holdings faces a possible production licence suspension after admitting to misleading Health Canada. The federal health agency issued a non-compliance order on CannTrust for growing cannabis in unlicensed rooms in its Pelham, Ontario facility. It…

Cronos Focuses Efforts on Cannabis Vaping versus Edibles – LPC When cannabis edibles legalization happens later in 2019, another form will also be legalized: cannabis vaping. That’s because the sale of cannabis extract, which will be the main ingredient in cannabis vaping, will be legalized too. According to Mike Gorenstein, CEO of Cronos Group Inc.,…

Despite Issues, Lottery for Most Cannabis Stores Remains in Place – LPC The Government of Ontario announced it will give out licences for 50 cannabis stores to open as early as October 2019. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will hold a lottery on August 20. That includes licences in the north of…

Resigned or Fired? Questions Swirl as Linton Steps Down – LPC Licensed producer Canopy Growth announced this morning that Bruce Linton steps down as co-CEO and will leave the company. “The board decided today, and I agreed, my turn is over,” Linton said in a company press release. The founder and very public face of…

Retailers Say Cannabis Sales Bump Challenging Liquor – LPC According to the Calgary Sun (see link below), cannabis retailers claim a cannabis sales bump this Canada Day weekend. This is the first Canada Day celebrations since cannabis was legalized in October 2018. Mark Goliger, CEO of National Access Cannabis (NAC) which has 15 stores in…

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