Small but Lucrative Operations Can Help Locals and Companies Alike – LPC We’ve heard about Lesotho cannabis opportunities in passing before. Supreme Cannabis has its Medigrow Lesotho brand. Canopy Growth invested approximately $29 million to buy Daddy Cann Lesotho in May 2018. That same month, Aphria partnered with South Africa-based Verve Dynamics, which has a…

Bruce Linton Praises Approach to Celebrity Branding – LPC Rapper Drake teamed up with Canopy Growth to launch the much-hyped More Life Growth Co. in Toronto. For consumers, it may be just another celebrity-endorsed cannabis brand. Given Drake’s fame and his close connection to the city (and the Raptors), it will likely be a successful…

PR Blitz Coincides with Public Ban of Edibles – LPC The Government of Manitoba will spend about $450,000 telling residents to “Point Out the Pot”. The series of brochures and ads underlines the importance of warning people any cannabis when passing out edibles. The PR campaign will also remind people to keep edibles and all…

UBC Study Connects Cannabis with Lower Rates of PTSD – LPC People who use cannabis for PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) tend to have fewer depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts. In fact, researchers concluded that PTSD sufferers who didn’t use cannabis were “far more likely” to have major symptoms. “Among the cannabis-non-using population, there was a…

Is the Industry Headed for Oversupply? – LPC Last week Aphria received its cultivation licence for its Aphria Diamond facility, which doubles cannabis production for the company. The new greenhouse adds 1.3 million square feet of production space amounting to a 140,000-kilogram increase in annual capacity. The faciity is also in Leamington, Ontario. Aphria owns 51…

Up to 98 Per Cent of Samples in US Non-Compliant – LPC A recent study in the US found contaminated CBD in illegal products. Further, the study by LegitScript ordered CBD from 300 online sources. Researchers found that 98 per cent were non-compliant in at least one regulation. Researchers also didn’t make it clear whether…

Province Leads the Way in Normalizing Cannabis Market – LPC Alberta’s cannabis retailers lead the way when it comes to normalizing cannabis sales and creating a maturing market. That’s important for many reasons – including consumer satisfaction. But one of the key reasons that federal and provincial governments talk about is to keep down black…

Province Moves Closer to Alberta’s Example, But Not All Are Happy – LPC The Saskatchewan government announced it will move to an open market cannabis model in 2020. The shift is to help eliminate black market cannabis. Saskatchewan previously had a lottery system similar to Ontario’s cannabis licence lottery. There were further limitations including a limit…

Province Also Officially Bans Certain Edibles, Restricts Public Consumption – LPC A year after Quebec tabled Bill 2, the province passed the bill to raise the cannabis consumption age to 21. That portion of the law will take effect January 1, 2020. The vote follows up on a Coalition Avenir Québec’s (CAQ) campaign promise to…

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