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Canadian Rec Marijuana Retail Opportunities: Ontario Gloom Versus ‘Alberta Euphoria’

Canadian rec marijuana retail opportunities: Ontario gloom versus ‘Alberta euphoria’

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily Cannabis retailers face starkly different futures in Canada as West Coast entrepreneurs prepare for a retail cannabis “gold rush,” while their counterparts in Ontario dig in – or in some cases hit the road – ahead of that province’s promised crackdown on dispensaries. Private capital already is leaving Ontario and pouring into Western Canada ...

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BC Connection to a Shady Group of Pot Dispensaries Being Investigated in Ottawa

BC connection to a shady group of pot dispensaries being investigated in Ottawa LOCAL by MIKE LLOYD. Since january 2014, it's allowed to sell and buy cannabis legally in Colorado, USA.

Article by Mike Lloyd, News 1130 A questionable group of illegal pot dispensaries with connections to West Vancouver seems to have shut its doors in Ottawa after a media investigation revealed some shady practices. The story was first uncovered by one of our colleagues at VICE. Manisha Krishnan looked into everything from slippery name changes to mouldy product to exploitation of young, ...

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Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph to Get Pot Shops

Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph to get pot shops Province to open 40 stores by July 1, 2018 CBC News. Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry says the city and province will work together to make a decision about a store location in Cambridge. (Blair Gable/Reuters)

Article by CBC News Cambridge, Guelph and now Waterloo will get provincially run marijuana storefronts next summer, the province has announced. The three cities were informed of the decision on Tuesday. A storefront was announced for Kitchener earlier this month. The province has said 40 stores will be open in 2018 with the number rising to 80 by July 2019. The exact ...

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Somebody Please Explain Why Ottawa is Taxing Medical Cannabis

Somebody please explain why Ottawa is taxing medical cannabis By Jonathan Zaid. CORRECTS COMPANY TO HARVEST ONE CANNABIS INC. Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. The company's grow facility is located on land owned by the Cowichan Tribes just outside Duncan, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Article by Jonathan Zaid, iPolitics The latest plank in Canada’s evolving cannabis framework was laid recently with the announcement of an excise tax to which all cannabis products will be subject: a one-dollar per gram (or 10 per cent, whichever is higher) excise tax on all cannabis products — with explicit confirmation that the tax will apply also to medical ...

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Montreal ‘Weedmaps’ Ads Removed After Anti-Marijuana Complaints

Montreal 'Weedmaps' ads removed after anti-marijuana complaints. Marijuana is weighed at a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

Article by The Canadian Press via CTV News Several Montreal billboards promoting an app that lists local pot providers appear to have been taken down after complaints by at least one citizen. Ben Anson says the company hosting ads for Weedmaps agreed to remove the billboards last week. Anson previously complained to Health Canada and filed a police complaint against ...

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Suncor to Wait a Week to Find Out if it Can Start Random Drug Testing of Employees

Suncor to wait a week to find out if it can start random drug testing of employees Employees' union is seeking an injunction on starting the mandatory tests By Roberta Bell, CBC. Suncor and the employees' union have been fighting over random drug testing since 2012, when the energy giant began subjecting select workers to the tests. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Article by Roberta Bell, CBC Oilsands giant Suncor will have to wait until next week to find out whether it will be able to start conducting random drug and alcohol tests on its northeastern Alberta employees. A union representing 3,000 workers is seeking an injunction to prevent the company from proceeding with the tests, which the company planned to implement on Friday. After hearing extensive ...

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Burnaby Lab Researching the Medical Benefits of Marijuana

Burnaby lab researching the medical benefits of marijuana New research lab aims to identify marijuana molecules that can be turned into non-addictive pharmaceutical drugs Grant Granger / Burnaby Now. From left, Dr. John Maynard, medical director of Medipure; Nihar Pandey, chief sceintific officer; Boris Weiss, chief executive officer; Rakshit Kodekalra, director of quality assurance/quality control. The company is opening a new research lab in Burnaby to help identify marijuana molecules that can be turned into non-addictive pharmaceutical drugs.

Article by Grant Granger, Burnaby Now A research lab that aims to identify marijuana molecules that can be turned into non-addictive pharmaceutical drugs will soon be open in Burnaby. The lab is being built by Medipure Pharmaceuticals in a Discovery Parks building on the east side of the B.C. Institute of Technology campus. The company expects to be moved into ...

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Alberta Betting on Booming Marijuana Market

Alberta betting on booming marijuana market Unlike Ontario and Quebec, Alberta has taken free market approach. Recreational marijuana will be sold in privately owned retail stores and there could be a lot of them because at this point there is no limit on the number. Two former Alberta government cabinet ministers, including former justice minister Jonathan Denis (above) and a police chief, are part of a group that is working to promote the legal recreational marijuana industry. (JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Article by Gillian Steward, Toronto Star So far it looks like Alberta will be the go-to province for marijuana entrepreneurs lining up to get in on the action when selling pot becomes legal next summer. Unlike Ontario and Quebec, Alberta has taken a free market approach. Recreational marijuana will be sold in privately owned retail stores and there could be a ...

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With Legal Pot Looming, Saskatchewan to Get Tough on Drug-Impaired Drivers

With legal pot looming, Sask. to get tough on drug-impaired drivers 'Government sending clear message' with new rules, says minister responsible By Danny Kerslake, CBC News. “In Saskatchewan it is currently and will continue to be illegal to drive while impaired whether by drugs or alcohol,” says Joe Hargrave, the minister responsible for SGI. (Matthew Howard/CBC)

Article by Danny Kerslake, CBC News While the government of Saskatchewan has not yet finalized its plan for the sale and distribution of marijuana, it is today declaring its stance on drug-impaired driving. New legislation introduced Tuesday in the provincial legislature comes with a warning from the government that it will take a zero-tolerance stand on drug-impaired driving. “In Saskatchewan it is currently ...

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Waterloo to Get LCBO-Run Marijuana Store in 2018

Waterloo to get LCBO-run marijuana store in 2018

Article by CTV News Officials in Waterloo say they too will play host to an LCBO-run store selling legal marijuana once the drug is legalized next July. An initial list of 14 cities to host stores included Kitchener, with the nearest other cities on the list being Hamilton and Toronto. Earlier this week, officials in Cambridge and Guelph announced that ...

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