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…

“Not Remotely Close to Following Regulations” – But Not Yet Deemed Illegal Winnipeg-based Bonify “terminated” three top executives and “dimissed” an executive assistant after an investigation found that the company was selling “unauthorized” cannabis in Saskatchewan. All the quotation marks here illustrate just how much of a grey area Bonify is in legally. Health Canada…

Health Canada predicts the cannabis demand will reach one million kilograms per year by the end of 2018. The supply is currently sitting at 300,000 kg, which represents a 700,000 kg shortfall in supply. Read full story: http://www.kelownanow.com/news/news/National_News/Cannabis_demand_expected_to_reach_1M_kg_by_end_of_2018/