Edible Cannabis Regulations Aimed at Protecting Health and Safety of Canadians, Particularly Children The Canadian government has outlined its plan for regulating cannabis “edibles”, which includes shelf-stable products (i.e., edibles that do not need to be refrigerated or otherwise stored to keep the product safe to eat) and proposed limits to THC levels. To…

  Warns Canadians Could Be Denied Entry if Pot Use Exposed The Canadian Privacy Commissioner warned Canadians to pay cash for cannabis – not credit cards – if they purchase cannabis. “Cannabis is illegal in most jurisdictions outside of Canada,” the commissioner said in a released statement. “The personal information of cannabis users is therefore…

  WHO Currently Reviewing Benefits of Cannabis When Canada legalized cannabis for adult use on October 17, 2018, the country technically violated three UN international treaties on banning certain drugs. The UN formally “warned” Canada that if cannabis was legalized for non-medical or non-scientific use, it would be “incompatible with obligations” the country agreed to…

Too Many? Too Few? More Problems? Everyone Has an Opinion… The Ontario government announced that only 25 retail outlets will be open for business on April 1, 2019. That’s fewer than the Liberals had planned for opening on October 17, 2018, and much fewer than the 1,000 stores the PC initially predicted. However, the Doug…

Like Any Industry, Cannabis Licensed Producers Need Suppliers It shouldn’t be a surprise that much of what’s happening around cannabis is actually happening indirectly to the industry. Like any industry – mining, forestry, agriculture, etc. – companies working within the sector need suppliers to keep them productive. Equipment sales, service companies, innovative tech companies, and…

  New Research is Promising, but So Far Inconclusive There have been several studies into how effective cannabis might be in treating or even preventing diabetes. However, the results aren’t clear. One 2012 study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found cannabis use reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 58%. A similar –…

Labour Shortages – Particularly of Highly Skilled Labour – Means Students Getting Recruited Before Graduation Growing quality cannabis requires “hardcore science” along with a green thumb. With legalization fuelling a boom in the cannabis industry, driving up demand (and causing shortages), so too is demand going up in the labour market. The Washington Post (link…

Aphria Stocks Tumble on Prominent Short Seller’s Report Quintessential Capital Management’s Gabriel Grego released a report on Aphria Inc. entitled “A Shell Game with a Cannabis Business on the Side” causing the stock to drop 27 per cent on Monday, December 3 to $7.60 per share. It dropped again Tuesday to close at $5.99 per…