Farmers Now Earn $50,000 Per Acre Instead of $1,000 The Trump government in the United States has now legalized hemp, which not only is a big economic move on its own but also signals that cannabis in general may not be far behind. A recent Forbes article (click on the link below) connects the recent…

“Not Remotely Close to Following Regulations” – But Not Yet Deemed Illegal Winnipeg-based Bonify “terminated” three top executives and “dimissed” an executive assistant after an investigation found that the company was selling “unauthorized” cannabis in Saskatchewan. All the quotation marks here illustrate just how much of a grey area Bonify is in legally. Health Canada…

  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 –…