UK National Health Service Watchdog Says More Proof Needed That Cannabis Epilepsy Treatment Works – LPC Despite pushback from parents, the UK National Health Service (NHS) won’t back a cannabis epilepsy treatment. That’s based on the recommendation of health watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice). Parents and campaigners said this decision will…

Californian US$3.5 Million Mansion’s Cannabis Open House Features Vapes and Edibles – LPC A real estate agency in Sherman Oaks, California held what it calls the first cannabis open house. Ben Quibrera, a realtor with Rodeo Realty, listed the house for US$3.495 million in the Los Angeles neighbourhood. Rodeo Realty teamed with Society Group PR…

After Bumpy Months, Aphria First LP to Post Cannabis Profits, But Questions Linger – LPC Aphria Inc. announced cannabis profits of $15.8 million for Q4, making it the first licensed producer to post a profit. The company said that its revenues were helped by its purchase of Germany’s CC Pharma for $60 million earlier this…

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,…