Cannabis Companies Race to Clinch an Edge in Pot Industry’s Next Phase of Growth: Intellectual Property

Cannabis companies race to clinch an edge in pot industry’s next phase of growth: Intellectual property With the global cannabis business expected to be worth $194 billion in seven years, firms are rushing to lock in lucrative patents to come out ahead Flasks of cannabis beer at a laboratory in Belleville, Ont. Cole Burston/Bloomberg files

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post Greg Baute realized two years ago that he was stuck in the wrong job. He was working in Monsanto’s vegetable seed division in Central Valley, Calif., researching the genetic traits of tomatoes and how they could be used in the global tomato-breeding pipeline. Then California in November 2016 voted to legalize recreational cannabis. “There ...

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Meaford Council Receives Update on Cannabis Legislation

Council Receives Update on Cannabis Legislation

Article by Stephen Vance, The Meaford Independent With recreational use and possession of cannabis now legal in Canada, municipal staff provided council with an update on the legislation and the road ahead during council’s November 5 meeting. Acting CAO Rob Armstrong provided a report to council for information purposes. “The Cannabis Act, as Bill C-45 is better known, permits an individual ...

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Cannabis Canada Daily: Steam Whistle Looks to Shift to Pot

MARIJUANA 18h ago Cannabis Canada Daily: Steam Whistle looks to shift to pot BNN Bloomberg

Article by BNN Bloomberg Steam Whistle seeking pot partner for retail, brand expansion Steam Whistle Brewing, one of the country’s largest independent craft brewers, is engaged in active discussions with several cannabis producers for a possible investment or joint venture with the company, BNN Bloomberg’s David George-Cosh reported. Andy Burgess, president of the craft brewery, said discussions with the potential pot ...

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Canadian Tech Companies Look to Cash in on Cannabis With Innovations and Apps

Canadian tech companies look to cash in on cannabis with innovations and apps The Canadian Press Tara Deschamps

Article by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press One of John Lem’s first hints that the technology behind his DNA testing company Spartan Bioscience could be a hit with cannabis users came years ago when an executive asked him if genetics could have caused a bad reaction to pot. The question intrigued Lem so much that he eventually applied Spartan’s technology ...

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Are Canadian Employers’ Views on Use of Medical Cannabis a Concern?

Are Canadian employers’ views on use of medical cannabis a concern? Some employers will have to consider setting restrictions on cannabis consumption for their employees AMANDA SCRIVER For employers, being constructive will likely involve keeping abreast of applicable legislative requirements. ESTHERPOON / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Amanda Scriver, London Free Press The Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) cannabis forum last month provided those in attendance some food for thought: more than half of Canadian employers—52 percent as per a new report by the Conference Board of Canada—expressed concern about the implications of cannabis legalization in the workplace. With many seemingly unclear about how cannabis ...

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Medical Cannabis Clinic Says Less Stigma Means More Patients

Medical marijuana clinic says less stigma means more patients St. Catharines site has seen more than 7,400 people NEWS 06:28 PM by Karena Walter The St. Catharines Standard Cannabis counsellor Rhona Gledhill, medical office administrator Lori Gellatly and patient care manager Denogh Valentine are seen at the Canadian Cannabis Clinic in downtown St. Catharines. - Julie Jocsak , The St. Catharines Standard

Article by Karena Walter, The St. Catharines Standard A company that opened its first medical marijuana clinic in St. Catharines four years ago says it has seen increased interest in its services since the legalization of cannabis. The fact marijuana is now available in Canada legally without a prescription hasn’t led to a drop in clients wanting to be assessed at ...

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Cannabis Stocks Rise as 3 U.S. States Vote to Legalize Pot and Jeff Sessions Resigns

Cannabis stocks rise as 3 U.S. states vote to legalize pot and Jeff Sessions resigns Facebook LinkedIn Email Reddit North Dakota voters opt not to legalize recreational use despite it already being OK for medical purposes Pete Evans · CBC News An election official hands an 'I Voted' sticker to a voter at a polling location in North Dakota. Voters in that state chose not to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, despite the drug being legal for medical use. (Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg)

Article by Pete Evans, CBC News Canadian cannabis companies got a shot in the arm on Wednesday as U.S. voters in three states decided to legalize the drug, and one of its biggest political opponents stepped down. While much of the attention from Tuesday evening’s midterm election focused on the balance of power in Congress, investors were instead focusing on ballot ...

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Half of Cannabis Stores Closed in New Brunswick

Half of cannabis stores closed in New Brunswick Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Cannabis NB confirms 10 of its 20 stores couldn't open because of pot shortage Gabrielle Fahmy · CBC News Moncton's Main Street store was closed Monday because of cannabis shortages. (CBC) Marie-Andrée Bolduc said Cannabis NB has only received 20 per cent of the marijuana it ordered from producers. (CBC)

Article by Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Ten of New Brunswick’s 20 cannabis stores were closed Monday as the province grappled with marijuana shortages, not even three weeks after the product was made legal in Canada. Cannabis NB, the Crown corporation in charge of selling cannabis, said it has only received a small fraction of the marijuana it ordered from producers. “We had made an initial ...

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Canada’s Cannabis Shortages Could Continue Intermittently Through 2020, According To Insiders

Canada’s cannabis shortages could continue intermittently through 2020, according to insiders By PERRIN GRAUERStarMetro Vancouver Many cannabis producers may have enough weed to bust short-term shortages, say industry experts, but red tape and stringent production standards mean empty shelves may be a perennial problem for years to come. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER / STARMETRO)

Article by Perrin Grauer, StarMetro Vancouver The cannabis shortages currently plaguing many Canadian provinces are driven by regulatory and production missteps, both predictable and inevitable, according to industry insiders. And despite some emerging clarity around how Canada wound up with empty shelves in the first weeks of legalization, shortages are unlikely to become a thing of the past quite yet, ...

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Canada Post Admits Cannabis Privacy Breach Involving 4,500 Ontario Customers

Canada Post admits cannabis privacy breach involving 4,500 Ontario customers Delivery information of some OCS customers exposed The data breach included the shipping information of about 4,500 orders made on the Ontario Cannabis Store website. Ontario Cannabis Store customers hit by breach About 4,500 cannabis store customers had their name, addresses and delivery dates accessed through the Canada Post website.

Article by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem. The postal service said someone had used its delivery-tracking tool to gain access to personal information of 4,500 customers of the Ontario ...

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