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Marie Henein’s Law Firm Part of Class-Action Consortium Against CannTrust

CANNABIS Marie Henein's law firm part of class-action consortium against CannTrust Court rejection of two competing groups vying to bring suit against illegal cannabis cultivation allows case to begin after lengthy delay By Vanmala Subramaniam Marie Henein will lead the consortium of law firms suing CannTrust. Postmedia file photo The misrepresentations and failure to disclose this information caused CannTrust’s shares to trade at an artificially high priceCannTrust’s stock traded lower on Monday, closing down roughly four per cent at $1.37.

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Growth Op A consortium of law firms that includes Henein Hutchinson LLP has been given the green light by an Ontario court to proceed with a class-action lawsuit against embattled licensed producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. and its former executives, following a ruling against a competing set of law firms that were vying to take on a ...

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Ontario Cannabis Store Expands Same- and Next-Day Deliveries, Depending on Postal Code

NEWS Ontario Cannabis Store expands same- and next-day deliveries, depending on postal code For $12.17, plus HST, the OCS will do the legwork for you. By David Yasvinski The OCS does not deliver to P.O. boxes or Toronto Island. Pinkypills / iStock / Getty Images Plus Some expect the delivery options to be embraced by millennials who are well-versed in using apps to order their food and transportation. / Photo: ViewApart / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Interested in marijuana, but not really big on leaving the house? The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) may be able to help… if you happen to live in certain areas of the province. The provincial retailer has expanded its cannabis delivery options to include same- and next-day service to select neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and ...

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POLICE BRIEFS: Street Crime Unit Makes Drug Arrests

POLICE BRIEFS: Street crime unit makes drug arrests; Serious collision; Petawawa B&Es Anthony DixonAnthony Dixon More from Anthony Dixon

Article by Anthony Dixon, Kingston Whig-Standard Two charged Two people are facing charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence on Trafalgar Road in Pembroke. On Jan. 28 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit and Provincial Cannabis Team executed a Controlled Drugs and ...

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Cannabis Taxes Not Bringing the Cash Government Expected

Cannabis taxes not bringing the cash government expected This year the government expected it would bring in $100 million from cannabis revenues, but now estimates it will see only $66 million In this file photo taken on April 20, 2018 smoke lingers over Parliament Hill as people smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. Ron Ward

Article by Ryan Tumilty, National Post Marijuana hasn’t proven to be the cash crop the government expected, with cannabis excise tax revenues coming in at roughly half the original estimates. In the first fiscal year that marijuana was legalized, 2018 – 2019, the government took in $18 million in cannabis revenues, but had expected to take in $35 million. This ...

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Licensed Outdoor Cannabis Canopy Exceeds Indoor For First Time in Canada

Licensed outdoor cannabis canopy exceeds indoor for first time in Canada Aleafia Health's outdoor cultivation in Port Perry, Ontario. Among other Health Canada data released Friday for the October 2019 period: 5.8 million packaged units of cannabis were sold in Canada. Dried cannabis represented 92% of total sales. Roughly 5.4 million packaged units of dried cannabis were sold. 490,000 units of cannabis extracts were sold. Nationally, 30 million packaged units of cannabis products were held in inventory by cultivators, processors, distributors and retailers. The inventory of finished packaged units of dried cannabis represented 4.2 times total sales. Federal license holders possessed 5.3 million unpackaged plants.

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily The amount of space licensed to grow cannabis in Canada is now heavily skewed toward outdoor cultivation instead of indoor for the first time, according to new data from Health Canada. The federal regulator said it has licensed roughly 13 million square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation (including greenhouse), versus 19 million square ...

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Canadian Companies Envision New Way to Reduce Cannabis Environmental Footprint

NEWS Canadian companies envision new way to reduce cannabis environmental footprint “Anything that doesn’t go into the dried flower, essentially, has to be destroyed.” By David Yasvinski FILE: Landfill in the south end of London, Ont. Photograph taken on Wednesday July 4, 2018. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Purplefarm Genetics is going green.The company is working with WTTEC Systems Inc. to adopt new waste disposal technologies at its Canadian facility. “We are truly excited about partnering with WTTEC, a company with the ability to reinvent the way the cannabis industry approaches its environmental impact,” said Jonah Clifford, director at Purplefarm Genetics. “As the cannabis ...

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‘They Didn’t Have Supply Ready’: Doug Ford Fires Back at Cannabis Execs

COMMODITIES Marijuana Politics 20h ago 'They didn’t have supply ready': Doug Ford fires back at pot execs By David George-Cosh

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg Ontario Premier Doug Ford has fired back at the cannabis industry after some leading executives complained that the lack of legal pot stores in the country’s most populous province resulted in weaker-than-expected sales within the first year of legalization. In an interview on BNN Bloomberg Thursday, Ford said that pot producers didn’t have enough supply ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: February 3 – February 9, 2020

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Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday, February 3, 2020: Tuesday, February 4, 2020: Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Free Cannabis Grow Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Grow Op Hydroponics (1332 Bloor St. West, Toronto) Price: Free Movie and a Doobie When: 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: Hotbox Café (204 Augusta Ave, ...

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Sessions on the Beaches Cannabis Shop to Open Doors Feb. 14 at Site of Former Randall’s Stationery

Sessions on the Beaches cannabis shop to open doors Feb. 14 at site of former Randall’s Stationery Sessions on the Beaches cannabis shop will open on Kingston Road just west of Scarborough Road on Feb. 14.

Article by Alanna Rayman, Beach Metro News The cannabis retail shop that moved into the site of the former iconic Randall’s Stationery store on Kingston Road will be officially opening its doors for business on Friday, Feb. 14. Sessions on the Beaches’ grand opening celebrations on Valentine’s Day will commence with a ribbon cutting and speeches at 9:45 a.m., and ...

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