Nannette de Gaspé Cannabis-based Beauty Product in “Everyone Wins” Swag Bag The Oscars were a big night for cannabis-based beauty product company Nannette de Gaspé, too. The Montréal-based luxury beauty product company was invited to add their Bain Noir cannabis sativa bath soak treatment to the famous “Everyone Wins” Swag Bag given to actor nominees.…

“Growthy” Cannabis Stocks to Be Taken Over in the US by Tobacco and Drinks Companies – US Wealth Adviser To say that Carol Pepper of Pepper International is hot on cannabis stocks is an understatement. She is calling cannabis stocks the “next huge growth area” – presumably because US cannabis legalization is expected soon. “If…

Innovators Rushing to Patent Cannabis Tech Before Legalization An article from IPWatchdog (please see link below) highlights the growing number of cannabis patents in the United States. In 2016, there were only 14 patents registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to cannabis tech. That climbed to 29 in 2017 and 39…

Nova Cannabis Sets Up Licensing Agreement with Toronto-Based Retailer The rules around Ontario’s retail cannabis licence structure are beginning to take shape. There have been some clear regulations, including the fact that licensed producers (LPs) cannot own more than 9.9 per cent of a retail cannabis operation. So how would the retail cannabis system work…

Revenues Up but Profits Missed Expectations – Could Be Sign of Things to Come Canopy Growth reported that third-quarter sales rose 282 per cent over the past year, though a dig deeper into the numbers could reveal something about the current cannabis industry. Unsurprisingly, the recreational cannabis market was the key driver, accounting for more…

Health Canada Receives 83 Micro-Cultivation Licence Applications Health Canada’s micro-cultivation licence may create a whole new sector of the cannabis industry: cannabis co-ops. The government agency said it has received 83 applications for micro-cultivation licence applications as of January 31, 2019. Many of those are from cannabis co-ops pooling knowledge and resources. In BC, the…

New Program Similar to Ontario’s Smart Serve for Alcohol; Promotes Responsible Cannabis Sales The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that employees, managers, and owners will require CannSell certification. The new online program features four hours of responsible cannabis training. The AGCO, the regulating body of cannabis retail stores in Ontario, said that…

“We Don’t Need 100 Cannabis Companies,” Cannabis Industry Analyst Says BNN Bloomberg is reporting that cannabis industry analysts are predicting “shareholder activism” and consolidation of companies. These come in the wake of several reports of “inadequate” corporate governance practices within the cannabis industry. The sheer number of companies within the cannabis industry seems to indicate…