Company Files International Patent for Mentabinol – LPC CanaQuest Medical Corp. announced expansion plans into the global medical cannabis market. Chairman and co-founder Paul Ramsay said it now has Health Canada sales, export, and import licences lined up. Its medical sales licence is through its subsidiary company, ADC BioMedical Corp. “We can expand globally very…

Will Christmas Cannabis Edibles Be Under the Tree This Year? – LPC Cannabis edibles, vapes, beverages, and topicals are scheduled to hit the market in mid-December. Theoretically, at least. Several companies have applied to Health Canada during the 60-day review period. That means this could be the first year of Christmas cannabis edibles as stocking…

  Health Canada Suggests Evergreen May Divert Cannabis to Black Market – LPC Health Canada announced it suspended Evergreen Medicinal Supply, Inc.’s cultivation and medical sales licences. The Evergreen suspension actually came in August after an unannounced Health Canada inspection. Health Canada spokesperson Tammy Jarbeau confirmed the move to BNN Bloomberg (see link below). She…

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…

Thousands of Patients in Limbo While Experts – and Perhaps Health Canada – Debate Production Licence Suspension – LPC CannTrust Holdings faces a possible production licence suspension after admitting to misleading Health Canada. The federal health agency issued a non-compliance order on CannTrust for growing cannabis in unlicensed rooms in its Pelham, Ontario facility. It…

  Radio-Canada Learns Details About Cannabis Edibles Legalization Ahead of Announcement – LPC According to a Radio-Canada report (see below for the CBC article), cannabis edibles legalization will take effect in Canada by mid-December 2019. The report adds that an official announcement will be made by Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair on June 14,…

Craft Cannabis Licensing May Effectively Grind to Halt as Costs and Risk Prohibitive Health Canada’s “Build First” policy changes may have an unintended negative impact on craft cannabis licensing, some say. Health Canada changed its cannabis licensing process to cut wait times by requiring applicants to have their facilities ready before the application process can…

Health Canada Recognizes Cannabis Licensing Process Part of Bottlenecks – LPC Health Canada is changing its cannabis licensing process in response to bottlenecks that are affecting the supply chain. Now, new applicants will need to have a facility ready before they can apply for a cannabis licence. According to Health Canada, 70+ per cent of…

Cannabis May Have Accidentally Been Genetically Engineered to Thrive in Small Places While many licensed producers (LPs) in Canada are scaling up their cannabis production to meet shortages, others are taking a more cautious approach. John Fowler, CEO of Supreme Cannabis Company, said that cannabis’ illegal history may have contributed to the fact that it…