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City of West Kelowna Owed More Than $166,000 in Fines, Legal Fees From Medical Dispensaries

Pot shops owe city $160K Nicholas Johansen City of West Kelowna owed more than $166,000 in fines, legal fees

Article by Nicholas Johansen, Castanet The courts have ordered two former cannabis dispensaries pay the City of West Kelowna more than $160,000 in fines and legal fees, but it’s unclear if the city will be able to collect. Last July, a Kelowna judge granted the City of Kelowna an injunction to shut down Black Crow Herbals and Okanagan Cannabis Solutions, despite the ...

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This is How Cannabis Brands are Going to Try to Win You Over: Opinion

BUSINESS This is how cannabis brands are going to try to win you over: Opinion Brand recognition won't come from plant science education. It comes from selling lifestyle values By Narbé Alexandrian, president and CEO of Canopy Rivers Shoppers Inside A Hobo Cannabis Co. Store Employees fill an order inside the Hobo Cannabis Co. store in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Retail sales at cannabis stores expanded 5.2% in November as overall Canadian retail sales rose the most in eight months, helping to allay concerns about the recent weakness in household consumption. Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 775471629 File - Employees fill an order inside the Hobo Cannabis Co. store in Ottawa, Ont., in January. Photo: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Article by Narbé Alexandrian, President and CEO of Canopy Rivers via Growth Op When you ask someone about their favourite beer, chances are they’ll offer a brand name: Corona for the beach, Bud Light on game day. These products are all built, branded, and marketed with a consumer experience in mind. They don’t boast about their alcohol content, or the ...

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After Long-Awaited Approval, Cannabis Vape Supply Could Be Disrupted by Coronavirus

CANNABIS BUSINESS After long-awaited approval, cannabis vape supply could be disrupted by coronavirus By Bill Kaufmann Canopy Growth unveiled the company's edible offerings including these vape products at Hotel Arts in Calgary on Monday, December 9, 2019. Darren Makowichuk / Postmedia Canopy Growth unveiled the company's edible offerings including these vape products at Hotel Arts in Calgary on Monday, December 9, 2019. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Growth Op Just as the uncertainty over cannabis vapes had lifted in Alberta come fears the novel coronavirus could disrupt the marijuana industry’s supply chain. Distributors and retailers say they’ve been told travel restrictions to fight the spread of the deadly virus in China and the resulting closures of factories where almost all vaping hardware is ...

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One-Third of Canadian Cannabis Users Unsure of Brands Purchased: Report

One-third of Canadian cannabis users unsure of brands purchased: Report Aidan Wallace More from Aidan Wallace Cannabis vapes, chocolates, chews, and a tea made up the Ontario Cannabis Store's sneak peek on Jan. 3, 2020 at the initial selection of cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals before they officially hit legal store shelves. Aidan Wallace/Toronto SunSunMedia

Article by Aidan Wallace, Toronto Sun This is set to be an exciting year for the Canadian cannabis industry, but there are still several hurdles the fledgling industry must overcome if it is to live up to pre-legalization hype. According to data from Brightfield Group’s January 2020 Canadian Cannabis report, one-third of Canadian cannabis consumers were unsure which brands they ...

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Pot of Gold: Could You Be a Cannabis Farmer?

Cannabis industry Add to myFT Pot of gold: could you be a cannabis farmer? UK smallholders hope to cash in on the CBD oil craze, as regulations relax worldwide Cannabis industry Add to myFT Pot of gold: could you be a cannabis farmer? UK smallholders hope to cash in on the CBD oil craze, as regulations relax worldwide

Article by Joy Lo Dico, Financial Times George Thomas does not look like a typical cannabis grower. He wears a smart tweedy jacket and chinos, has a tidy crop of ginger hair and a West Country accent. His vowels fall like apples to the ground. But in one of the steel barns on the 200 acres of farmland he shares ...

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Superette Announces Plan For New Cannabis Retail Store in the Glebe

Superette Announces Plan For New Cannabis Retail Store in the Glebe Superette cannabis retail outlet on Wellington. JPG

Article by Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen Superette, the company behind one of Ottawa’s first cannabis retail stores, announced plans Thursday to open a new Bank Street location. . The Glebe-area store at 852 Bank St. will be located in a new building at the corner of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from McDonald’s. . Superette opened its ...

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Ability of Laser to Tell Hemp From Cannabis Could Reduce Confusion, Mistakes and WTF Moments

NEWS Ability of laser to tell hemp from cannabis could reduce confusion, mistakes and WTF moments Tool was 100 percent accurate in recent study at Texas A&M By David Yasvinski RS can be used to probe structure and composition of analyzed specimen. VikiVector / iStock / Getty Images PlusThe spectrometer has also shown the potential to distinguish between various strains of marijuana by measuring plant potency. / Photo: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images “This analytic technique is based on inelastic light scattering of photons.” / Photo: Peera-rattiwan / iStock / Getty Images Plus Peera-rattiwan / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Police forces of the future may come equipped with handheld lasers. Similarities in the appearance and odour of hemp and marijuana plants have confounded authorities for years, prompting researchers to step up efforts to develop a reliable method of distinguishing the difference between the two. A team of researchers at Texas A&M University may ...

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Amsterdam Considers Barring Tourists From Buying Weed at Iconic Coffee Shops

NEWS Amsterdam considers barring tourists from buying weed at iconic coffee shops The city is no longer promoting its many attractions. By Emma Spears FILE: People smoke hash at the yearly "High Times Cannabis Cup" in Amsterdam, 23 November 2003. At the "High Times Cannabis Cup". AFP/Getty Images FILE: Cannabis lounge culture originated in Amsterdam in the 70s. / Photo: Bachrach44/Wikimedia Commons

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema is looking to clean up the city’s overcrowded red-light district by citing recent survey results that indicate many visiting Brits and tourists from other foreign countries would think twice about visiting if they could no longer purchase cannabis from its iconic coffee shops. Halsema, who wants to reduce the number of ...

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CannTrust Names Greg Guyatt as New CEO, Months After Firing Previous Executive

CANNABIS CannTrust names Greg Guyatt as new CEO, months after firing previous executive BY STAFF

Article by Global News Canadian pot grower CannTrust Holdings Inc on Thursday named Greg Guyatt as chief executive officer, months after it fired Peter Aceto following a Health Canada finding that the marijuana producer grew cannabis in unlicensed rooms. CannTrust fired Aceto from the top role in July last year and named Robert Marcovitch as the interim CEO, more than two weeks after Canadian ...

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