Canopy, Aurora, Organigram Cite Lack of Retail Outlets – LPC Two companies reporting this week, Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis, both blame lack of retail outlets in Ontario for disappointing cannabis sales. Canopy CEO Mark Zekulin blamed the Ontario government directly for not opening up the legal retail market. “The fact of the matter is…

Province Leads the Way in Normalizing Cannabis Market – LPC Alberta’s cannabis retailers lead the way when it comes to normalizing cannabis sales and creating a maturing market. That’s important for many reasons – including consumer satisfaction. But one of the key reasons that federal and provincial governments talk about is to keep down black…

InPlanta Biotechnology Inc. Becomes First Health Canada Nursery Licence Holder – LPC Not only is InPlanta Biotechnology Inc. Canada’s first Nursery Licence Holder, the company represents a giant leap in diversity. “This opens up a number of pathways to address the genetics issue,” said Deepak Anand, a Vancouver-based cannabis industry expert. “I think that’s why…

Candre Cannabis Inc. Introduces 141 Cannabis Strains, Many New – LPC Candre Cannabis Inc., which received its Health Canada licences for cultivation, processing, and medical sales in July 2019, is taking a unique approach. Thanks to changes in Health Canada’s regulations, the company is able to bring new strains to the market that previously were…

Ontario Cannabis Policy Council New Lobby Group Launching Today – LPC The Ontario Cannabis Policy Council, a new lobby group launched today, called for more retail stores to curb illegal sales. “There are already good regulations in place surrounding retail cannabis,” said Daniel Safayeni, Ontario Cannabis Policy Council co-chair. “If you have a robust private…

Residents in Alberta and Ontario Can Get Pharmacy Support Through Medical Cannabis Consults – LPC Shoppers Drug Mart provides medical cannabis consults for residents of Ontario and now Alberta. Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart, said that it is a “leap forward” for patients who want professional advice to ensure the drug is right for them.…

Nova Cannabis Sets Up Licensing Agreement with Toronto-Based Retailer The rules around Ontario’s retail cannabis licence structure are beginning to take shape. There have been some clear regulations, including the fact that licensed producers (LPs) cannot own more than 9.9 per cent of a retail cannabis operation. So how would the retail cannabis system work…