In late November, California released their proposed emergency regulations for the cannabis industry, ahead of the full 2018 medical and adult use legalization for the state. We highlighted some of the key takeaways from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s regulations for the entire industry earlier. Now, we are going to take a look at…

Marijuana. Mary Jane. Pot. Reefer. Ganja. Weed. Joint. Grass. The variety of terms used to describe cannabis are as diverse as the potentials of the plant itself – as well as the opinions of its proper nomenclature. A quick web search came up with a number of articles about how we should refer to cannabis,…

The business of cannabis is starting to mature and the industry as a whole is gearing up for rapid expansion. This means that pharmaceutical companies, dispensaries and other cannabis-focused businesses are starting to expand their executive teams. However, finding qualified candidates is proving to be an incredibly challenging task, due to the shallow talent pool…

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…