Craft Cannabis Licensing May Effectively Grind to Halt as Costs and Risk Prohibitive Health Canada’s “Build First” policy changes may have an unintended negative impact on craft cannabis licensing, some say. Health Canada changed its cannabis licensing process to cut wait times by requiring applicants to have their facilities ready before the application process can…

Association Hopes to Standardize Cannabis QA/QC Practices Across Canada and Around the World – LPC Cannabis QA/QC (quality assurance and quality control) is just as important as any food or drug for health and safety. In fact is more complicated since cannabis falls into both categories. There are further challenges to maintaining consistency with THC…

  Cannabis Retail Stores Penalized an Additional $25,000 for Not Opening by April 30 – LPC Seven Ontario cannabis retail stores penalized for not opening by April 30 will forfeit an additional $25,000. That brings the total for all seven to $50,000 in fines – the full amount provided to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission…

Health Canada Recognizes Cannabis Licensing Process Part of Bottlenecks – LPC Health Canada is changing its cannabis licensing process in response to bottlenecks that are affecting the supply chain. Now, new applicants will need to have a facility ready before they can apply for a cannabis licence. According to Health Canada, 70+ per cent of…

When the US Cannabis Market Booms, Aurora Will Be Ready – LPC The Motley Fool outlines a plan for Aurora Cannabis to legally enter the US cannabis market now so that it’s ready if – or more likely when – the US legalizes cannabis. (Please see link to full article below.) “In fact, the company already has…

Residents in Alberta and Ontario Can Get Pharmacy Support Through Medical Cannabis Consults – LPC Shoppers Drug Mart provides medical cannabis consults for residents of Ontario and now Alberta. Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart, said that it is a “leap forward” for patients who want professional advice to ensure the drug is right for them.…

Company to Focus on Medical Cannabis Cultivation, Research in Cantanhede – LPC Tilray announced the official opening of its European Union (EU) Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The company hosted “healthcare professionals, government officials and local dignitaries” to its new medical cannabis cultivation, production, and distribution centre. “We’re thrilled to celebrate another milestone,” said Tilray CEO…

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