You’ve bred a new strain of cannabis, or perhaps discovered an excellent new hybrid outgrowing the other plants in your cannabis plot. Can you claim the new plant as yours and legally protect it? The short answer is potentially yes. The long answer follows below: Plant Patents
 Since a 1930s’ Act passed by Congress, the…

On November 21, 2017, Health Canada launched a public consultation on the much-anticipated regulatory approach for the proposed Cannabis Act, which will legalize and regulate the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. The paper outlines an approach that builds on the significant consultations already conducted by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation and on…

Now you can add McKesson to the list of major corporations taking a stake in the legitimate marijuana industry with a recent deal to partner with medical marijuana grower Maricann (CNQ:MARI). Suddenly, the formerly quiet grower that didn’t even have a stock market listing until this April is becoming the most talked about company in…

ATHOLVILLE, N.B. — New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana. It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million. The province previously signed similar agreements with Organigram and Canopy Growth Corp., each…

Published 7 hours ago 16 SHARES Saskatchewan doesn’t want to be in the business of owning retail marijuana outlets, according to its justice minister, suggesting more opportunities could be in store for entrepreneurs in the province. Justice Minister Don Morgan said Saskatchewan is leaning toward a private sales model, CBC News reported. Saskatchewan’s impending…

New 12-page report assessing the Canadian cannabis outlook EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, issued a 12-page report assessing the Canadian cannabis outlook, “How do you define your future in an undefined market?”. The firm suggests that “only a handful of LPs are expected to thrive post-legalization”, pointing to the need…