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Who’s Accountable When Cannabis Containers Are Sold Empty?

news CANADA INDUSTRY STRAINS & PRODUCTS Who’s Accountable When Cannabis Containers Are Sold Empty? HARRISON JORDAN August 16, 2019 Photo by Jesse Milns/Leafly

Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly A number of Canadian cannabis purchasers—including an editor here at Leafly Canada—claim to have opened sealed containers of legally-purchased cannabis only to find that they were completely empty. An online search finds that this problem has apparently arisen a handful of times, with some individuals posting their disappointment on TheOCS subreddit on the popular link-sharing site Reddit. ...

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Over Half of CannTrust’s Cannabis Stock Frozen, a Quarter of Plants Suspended

CannTrust warns of material impact to results if Health Canada orders destruction of product Company says the sale of over half of its stock of cannabis and around a quarter of its plants had been suspended Reuters

Article by Reuters via Financial Post Canadian pot grower CannTrust Holdings on Thursday said that the sale of over half of its stock of cannabis and around a quarter of its plants had been suspended following the discovery of unlicensed cultivation at its facilities. Regulator Health Canada last month found unlicensed cultivation in five rooms at a CannTrust facility. Health ...

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Canopy Growth Still Three to Five Years Away From Profitability!

Canopy Growth still three to five years away from profitability, company acknowledges after disappointing results MARK RENDELL CANNABIS INDUSTRY REPORTER

Article by Mark Rendell, Globe and Mail Canopy Growth Corp. is still three to five years away from profitability, the company acknowledged on Thursday, after releasing quarterly financial results showing a decline in revenue, stubbornly low gross margins and a massive net loss due to a one-time accounting change. . The results fell far short of analyst expectations, sending Canopy’s ...

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Markham Man One of Two Arrested After Police Seize 2,000 Cannabis Plants From Grimsby Home

Markham man one of two arrested after police seize 2,000 cannabis plants from Grimsby home Sherina Harris By Sherina Harris

Article by Sherina Harris, Toronto Star Police say they seized more than 2,000 cannabis plants from a residence in Grimsby after executing a search warrant there August 10. … Hui Bin Chen, 24, from St. Catharines, and Xin Chen, 24, from Markham, were arrested and charged with cultivating cannabis in a dwelling house other than their own, contrary to the ...

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CannTrust’s Prospects of Resuming Cannabis Sales Soon Dim After Violations at Second Facility

CannTrust's prospects of resuming cannabis sales soon dim after violations at second facility 'What’s likely is someone’s going to wait until the company bleeds out further, before coming in to see what’s left' CannTrust Holdings Inc--CannTrust Announces the Withdrawal of Au CannTrust Holdings Inc. (CNW Group/CannTrust Holdings Inc.) Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post CannTrust’s stock took another major hit on Monday after the embattled cannabis producer disclosed it had received a second non-compliance rating from Health Canada, this time in connection to its facility in Vaughan, Ont. The violations at the 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility included converting five rooms into storage areas that were used to hold cannabis ...

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CannTrust Shares Plunge After Second Facility Found Non-Compliant by Health Canada

CannTrust shares plunge after second facility found non-compliant by Health Canada Latest blow to beleaguered producer The news comes just over a month after an audit by the regulator revealed CannTrust had been growing cannabis in five unlicensed rooms at a greenhouse in Pelham, Ont.Bloomberg

Article by Reuters via Financial Post Health Canada on Monday slapped a non-compliant rating on CannTrust Holdings Inc’s Vaughan, Ontario facility, about a month after the regulator found unlicensed pot growing at another operation in the province. U.S.-listed shares of the company, which accepted the health regulator’s findings, were down about 25 per cent at $2.39 before the opening bell. ...

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Second Pot Lottery Closes, Fewer Applicants Expected

Second pot lottery closes, fewer applicants expected Dale CarruthersDale Carruthers There will be a lot more sales associates, like Matthew Reid at Central Cannabis in London,when 50 new legal cannabis retailers open across Ontario. The province is holding another licence lottery in August to expand the industry. (Free Press file photo)

Article by Dale Carruthers, Woodstock Sentinel-Review Cities and towns in Southwestern Ontario will soon find out whether they’ll be home to the any of the second wave of cannabis retail stores opening in the fall. Applicants vying for a shot at one of 42 marijuana retail licences had until Friday to submit an application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission ...

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Ontario Government Paying for BuzzFeed Quizzes as Part of Cannabis Education Campaign

Ontario government paying for BuzzFeed quizzes as part of cannabis education campaign By Nick Westoll and Travis Dhanraj Global News The City of Toronto is taking extreme measures to close the city's illegal cannabis stores. Bylaw officers are now using massive cement blocks to barricade the front doors.

Article by Nick Westoll and Travis Dhanraj, Global News As part of a road safety cannabis education campaign, the Ontario government has paid for quizzes to appear on BuzzFeed in an effort to “[capture] the attention of young drivers.” To date, two quizzes have been posted on the popular entertainment website. Each quiz indicates it’s a “paid post” and lists the brand publisher as the Government of Ontario, ...

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York Police Charge 60, Seize More Than 20,000 Illegally Grown Cannabis Plants, 560+ Kilograms of Dried Cannabis in Drug Busts Involving Licenced Cannabis Grow-Ops

York police charge 60 in alleged $45-million drug busts involving licenced cannabis grow-ops Peter Edwards By Peter Edwards

Article by Peter Edwards, Toronto Star Organized criminals in the GTA are exploiting loopholes in Canada’s medical marijuana licensing laws to create massive grow-ops which finance widespread drug operations, York police said after charging 60 people and allegedly seizing more than $45-million in drugs. The arrests came out of two parallel York police investigations — dubbed Projects “Zen” and “Moon” ...

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Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensary CAFE Staying Alive

Unlicensed cannabis dispensary CAFE staying alive The city’s concrete barriers have not stopped the unlicensed herb purveyor from plying its trade from makeshift counters set up on the sidewalk outside blocked shops BY ERIK TANNER Chairs line the sidewalk in front of CAFE's Harbord location for customers to sit while waiting for product. Slabs covered in graffiti urge CAFE customers to sign an online petition urging "reasonable dignified access to cannabis."

Article by Erik Tanner, Now Toronto Just as the cat came back the next day, so too have the four unlicensed CAFE (Cannabis and Fine Edibles) cannabis shops shut down by the city in recent weeks. The city has tried unsuccessfully multiple times, together with 70 provincial bylaw charges, to close the shops down permanently, issuing closure orders, installing giant concrete slabs ...

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