Consumers Prefer Cannabis Vape Pens while Companies Enjoy Huge Markups – LPC One area that isn’t talked about much in the media with the coming cannabis edibles legalization is cannabis vape pens. Some industry experts say cannabis vaping will be the next growth market for cannabis. Recent business deals seem to back those predictions up.…

Provincial Ban on Cannabis Topicals and Edibles Will Hurt Patients, Says One Woman – LPC When Canada legalizes cannabis topicals, edibles, and extracts on October 17, 2019, Quebec may opt out from many products. Lionel Carmant, junior health minister in ruling Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party, said the ban would be to protect children. Indeed,…

Senate Hearings for SAFE Banking Act Not Well Attended, But Act Still Seems Inevitable – LPC The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hosted a hearing on the SAFE Banking Act – but it wasn’t well attended by committee members. No Republican committee members showed up aside from Mike Crapo, the committee chair.…

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.,…