Depending on Who You Listen To, Youth Cannabis Usage May Be Up or Down – LPC Investigating youth cannabis usage is a hot topic in the research community. After all, one of the main reasons for legalization was to remove the illegal market. That in turn would (the theory went) reduce youth cannabis usage and…

Eleven Applicants Who “Missed the Deadline” Challenge AGCO in Court – LPC Superior Court Justice David Corbett ordered a cannabis licensing stay in Ontario after 11 disqualified applicants challenged the ruling in court. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) cannabis licence lottery drew 42 names, who were required to file documents within five…

US State Struggles as Illegal Dispensaries Outstrip Legal at least 4 to 1 – LPC It seems that no matter how cannabis is legalized, there will still be issues with illegal dispensaries. Since legalization in California last year, the state has licensed 873 cannabis sellers, according to an LA Times report. By comparison, the United…

  Questions Swirl, but Will the Hint of Vaping Illness Dampen Sales in December? – LPC Nobody yet knows what’s causing the wave of vaping illness in the US that has resulted in five deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that, “no one device, product or substance has been linked to…

  Newest LP Helps Companies Extract CBD and THC Just in Time for Edibles Rush – LPC GreenLeaf Productions Inc. might be a new licensed producer (LP), but it’s no stranger to extract processing. Founder and president Mike Hodgson opened the processing facility in southwestern Ontario initially to extract CBD from hemp. Now that GreenLeaf…

Marketing Pros Say Sensitivities and Strict Laws Keeping Some from Advertising to Cannabis Tourists – LPC Canadian tourism agencies are not advertising to cannabis tourists as much as some might expect. When Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, it became just the second country to do so. (And Uruguay, the first, doesn’t allow sales to non-residents.)…

6th Annual Karma Cup and First Since Legalization – LPC The 6th Annual Karma Cup takes to the streets in Toronto this weekend in its first year since cannabis legalization last October. Event organizers describe it as an “elite cannabis competition, festival & craft cannabis industry trade show”. It showcases music, speakers, a vendor village,…

All Seven Licence Applicants Connected with HighLife Violate AGCO Rules – LPC Twelve licence applicants of Ontario’s 25 retail cannabis licence lottery winners have been disqualified. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced on August 30 that new lottery winners will replace those bumped from the list. AGCO spokesperson Raymond Kahnert said that…

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…