Superior Court Judge Overturns Homegrown Cannabis Ban – LPC A Quebec Superior Court Judge has ruled that the province’s homegrown cannabis ban is unconstitutional. That means residents are now free to cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home, the federal maximum. Judge Manon Lavoie said that the homegrown cannabis ban infringed on the jurisdiction…

Making the Switch from Oil and Gas to Cannabis – LPC SugarBud Craft Growers Corp. is an unusual licensed producer (LP), as licensed producers go. Anyone who thought for a second would easily envision farmers giving up one crop for cannabis. Mother Labs Inc. did that as we read last week, moving from vertical farming herbs to…

  Saskatchewan Herb Producer Reinvents Itself to Become Second Nursery Licence Holder – LPC Six years ago, Mother Labs Inc. wasn’t even a dream for owners Brian and Roberta Bain. In fact, they had just opened the first commercial vertical farm in Saskatchewan. Back then, the company was called Ecobain Gardens, producing live basil and…

Journal States There Isn’t Enough Research into Medical Cannabis Risks and Benefits – LPC A new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) calls for more research into medical cannabis risks and benefits. “Governments and regulators worldwide have a moral obligation to support the scientific study of cannabis to protect the well-being of patients,”…

Evidence Suggests Cannabis Addiction Affects 10 Per Cent of Users – LPC Addiction psychologist Dr. Jonathan Stea finds it “frustrating” when people say there is no such thing as cannabis addiction. “I think it’s been a popular misconception that cannabis is not physically addicting,” said the Calgary-based doctor. “We have an endocannabinoid system, and it’s…

…and Why Does Switching to Legal Supply Prevent Cannabis Vomiting Syndrome? Dr. Michael Verbora, who practises cannabis medicine in Toronto, doesn’t know what causes cannabis vomiting syndrome. But he does know that switching to a legal supply of cannabis can help. One patient started getting cannabis from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) and all of…

Canopy Growth Posts Big Loss in Quarter of Losses – LPC Canopy Growth Corp. posted a $1.3 billion loss in the first quarter despite record production. In a scenario similar to Tilray’s announcement the day before, cannabis profits were put aside for expansion and growth. “Our recent harvests are proof that our focus on operational…

Share Price Drops as Investors Concerned about Lack of Cannabis Profits – LPC Tilray posted a larger-than-expected loss, though Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy is not apologizing for a lack of cannabis profits. During Tilray’s second-quarter results announcement after the bell on August 13, Kennedy said spending must continue. “Once in your lifetime, if you’re lucky,…

CannTrust Receives Second Non-Compliance Notice – LPC Weeks after Health Canada stopped cannabis sales from CannTrust’s Pelham, Ont. site, its Vaughn, Ont. has also been found to be “non-compliant with certain regulations.” CannTrust announced in a press release that it has been cited for inadequate security and improper cannabis storage procedures, among other things. The…

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