Meet the Big-League Canadian Cannabis Company You’ve Probably Never Heard of

ROB MAGAZINE Meet the big-league Canadian cannabis company you’ve probably never heard of MediPharm Labs wants to be the Magna of cannabis - supplying ingredients, not final products. That has already made it the country’s No. 4 pot company ERIK HEINRICH SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of a cannabis plant leaf. TED M. KINSMAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of a cannabis plant. TED M. KINSMAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Article by Erik Heinrich, Globe and Mail From the outside, MediPharm Labs’ production facility looks like another non-descript warehouse in an industrial park. The interior of the facility in Barrie, Ont., however, is a beehive of employees in white lab coats and polypropylene hair nets working inside brightly lit glass cubes. They hover over high-tech machinery with pedals and metal ...

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Kitchener Cannabis Producer Looking to Fill More Than 400 Positions

Kitchener cannabis producer looking to fill more than 400 positions Why JWC is moving into the Lear building From CTV Kitchener’s Stu Gooden: James E. Wagner Cultivation is about to expand into a former auto parts plant. Kitchener pot producer growing its product line From CTV Kitchener: JWC plans to expand its medical marijuana options after getting its license to sell cannabis oil. Jennifer K. Baker, CTV Kitchener

Article by Jennifer K. Baker, CTV Kitchener A Kitchener cannabis company is hoping to hire more than 400 new workers. James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, or JWC, is holding a career fair on Tuesday just down the road from their Manitou Drive facility. “We will eventually employ 400 in total at our flagship facilty,” said Nathan Woodworth of JWC. “Today ...

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Cannabis Edibles Expected to Take Small Bite Out of Illegal Sales

Edmonton Cannabis edibles expected to take small bite out of illegal sales Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Police and industry analysts say consumers still attracted to black market’s lower prices Josee St-Onge · CBC News Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis is awaiting Health Canada approval to launch its line of edible products, which include cannabis infused chocolates. (Marcus Oleniuk/ Aurora Cannabis) Illegal cannabis products purchased through black market websites are often packaged to appear legitimate. (Louis Blouin/Radio-Canada)

Article by Josee St-Onge, CBC News Licensed cannabis producers are optimistic that the introduction of legal edibles will help displace the black market, but analysts say it will take time to displace illegal sales. Edmonton-based cannabis producer Aurora is launching a line of edibles that include chocolates, gummies and vaping products. The company has submitted its products to Health Canada ...

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A Year of Legal Cannabis in Canada, By the Numbers

A year of legal cannabis in Canada, by the numbers Tallying up 12 months of legal cannabis By: Solomon Israel

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News It’s been 365 days since Canada legalized and regulated non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17, 2018. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at what’s happened since then. Online sales of legal cannabis are available in all of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories, but it’s bricks-and-mortar storefronts that appear to be the driving force behind weed sales. Not all ...

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New Edibles Regulations: Double Standard Between Cannabis& Alcohol


Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network The worst part of the new regulations kicking in today concerns edibles. Particularly the 10 mg of THC limit per package. It’s ridiculous and only serves to highlight the absurd double standard when it comes to alcohol versus cannabis. Here’s why. Cannabis edibles are widely available on the black market. It has been for years, in potencies that range anywhere from ...

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Weed a $2.4M Loser in Manitoba

Weed a $2.4M loser in Manitoba One-time legalization costs blamed for negative net revenue By: Solomon Israel Posted: 10/16/2019 4:00 AM A licensed cannabis store in Winnipeg. (Daniel Crump/Winnipeg Free Press) Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free press. Staff at work at the Garden Variety cannabis dispensary on Ellice Avenue. April 11, 2019.

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News Provincial cannabis wholesaler Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries earned nearly $27 million in cannabis revenue during the 2018-19 fiscal year ended March 31, according to the Crown corporation’s newly-released annual report. But that wasn’t enough to deliver positive net cannabis revenue to the province, which says it lost more than $2.4 million on cannabis during the same period. ...

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Ontario Pot Smokers Flock to Black Market a Year After Legalization

Ontario pot smokers flock to black market a year after legalization Spiro PapuckoskiSpiro Papuckoski Cannabis production at Canopy Growth Corp. in Smith's Falls, Ont., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. TONY CALDWELL / POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Article by Spiro Papuckoski, Kingston Whig-Standard The black market for recreational weed in Ontario is not going anywhere soon. With just two dozen stores scattered throughout the province, along with the government-run and online-only Ontario Cannabis Store, residents seeking a high rely mainly illicit sources of pot a year after the federal government legalized its consumption. “I would argue that ...

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Ontario Gardeners Bring in Their 1st Harvest of Legal Backyard Cannabis

Toronto Ontario gardeners bring in their 1st harvest of legal backyard cannabis Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn With frost around the corner, the time is right to cut, dry and cure homegrown buds Kate McGillivray · CBC News Katy Perry teaches a weekly class in Toronto on how to grow cannabis outside, helping her students determine when to plant and harvest and guiding them through challenges like mildew. (Kate McGillivray/CBC) Around the province this month, gardeners are cutting down and drying cannabis plants that were grown legally outside for the very first time. (Kate McGillivray/CBC)

Article by Kate McGillivray, CBC News Along with planting bulbs and clearing out dying annuals, some Ontario gardeners now have a new fall tradition: harvesting their cannabis plants. “Now is the most exciting time of growing at home,” said Katy Perry, who owns a hydroponic supply store in Toronto. “Your plant is finally ready to be chopped down, dried, cured ...

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Regulations, Funding Keep Canada From Becoming World Leader in Cannabis Research, Scientists Say

Manitoba Regulations, funding keep Canada from becoming world leader in cannabis research, scientists say Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Health Canada systems slow, researchers say, and work on abuse is better funded than medical research Aidan Geary · CBC News It's 'universally acknowledged' that more cannabis research is needed, one expert says. Here, a lab manager displays marijuana leaf tissueand plant callus, which a plant would grow from, at a medical marijuana facility in Richmond, B.C., in a 2014 photo. (Darryl Dyck)

Article by Aidan Geary, CBC News Onerous regulations and insufficient funding are holding back cannabis research in Canada, some experts say, a year after recreational use of the drug became legal. “I’ll be honest, I’ve become very cynical over the past year,” said Lynda Balneaves, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing and deputy director of ...

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After Criticism, Pot Packaging Tries to Go Greener

After criticism, pot packaging tries to go greener Criticism has been levelled against cannabis producers for using excessive packaging. Now retailers say things are changing. CHERYL CHAN Customers show off their purchases upon leaving the B.C. Cannabis Store in Kamloops on Oct. 17, 2018, the first day that marijuana became legal in Canada. RICHARD LAM / PNG

Article by Cheryl Chan, Excessive packaging remains a problem one year after cannabis was legalized, but retailers say change is on the horizon. Consumers criticized the often multi-layered and single-use packaging of plastic, paper and cardboard for even small quantities of weed. Greenpeace Canada is also speaking out on what it says is a “missed opportunity” in the battle ...

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