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Inside CannTrust: Whistleblower Reveals New Video of Alleged Illegal Grow Room

Inside CannTrust: Whistleblower reveals new video of alleged illegal grow room Jeff LagerquistYahoo Finance Canada Screenshots of video from CannTrust whistleblower Nick Lalonde. (Provided)

Article by Jeff Lagerquist, Yahoo Finance Canada The whistleblower who brought the illegal cannabis scandal at Ontario-based licenced producer CannTrust (TRST.TO)(CTST) to light has come forward with new video allegedly showing the company’s biggest unlicenced grow room in operation in January. Nick Lalonde worked at CannTrust from July 2017 to May of this year. The tips he provided to Health Canada ...

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Open Letter to Ottawa: This One Small Detail is Hindering the Cannabis Industry’s Success

Open letter to Ottawa: This one small detail is hindering the cannabis industry’s success It's time to excise the stamps The excise stamp on a package of cannabis. Industry leaders say these stamps unique to every province and territory are making it more expensive to produce, package and ship cannabis to individual markets.Darren Brown/Postmedia

Article by Financial Post The devil is in the details. It’s a common but important refrain. It reminds us how even the smallest facets of plans, processes and situations can derail large-scale efforts. Such is the case facing Canada’s cannabis industry. The federal government currently requires that all cannabis products carry excise stamps — proof the appropriate taxes have been paid by ...

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Law Enforcement Agencies Checking Up on Greenhouses Not Abiding by Dark Sky Rules

Windsor Law enforcement agencies checking up on greenhouses not abiding by dark sky rules Social Sharing Residents have complained to council about light pollution caused by greenhouse grow lights CBC News Residents have complained to council about light pollution caused by greenhouse grow lights. (Submitted by Peter Loewen)

Article by CBC News For the past week, law enforcement agencies in Kingsville have been on the prowl at night, checking in on greenhouses failing to comply with municipal dark sky rules. Robert Brown, manager of planning and development services with the Town of Kingsville, said new rules dictate that any producer using grow lights in newer greenhouses “has to ...

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City Council, Not Administration, Will Deal With Proposed Cannabis Locations

Windsor City council, not administration, will deal with proposed cannabis locations Social Sharing 'The province is aware there's a broader discussion around this,' says councillor CBC News Windsor city councillors Rino Bortolin, left, and Kieran McKenzie, right, both took issue with an administration report sent to the AGCO earlier in November. (Jason Viau/CBC) Windsor Ward 3 Coun. Rino Bortolin says city administration made a mistake when they submitted a report to the AGCO stating that Windsor opposes the proposed 545 Ouellette Ave. cannabis retail store location. (Jason Viau/CBC) Windsor Ward 9 Coun. Kieran McKenzie says a report submitted to the AGCO on behalf of city administration didn't align with council's desires. (Jason Viau/CBC)

Article by CBC News City administration will no longer be in charge of submitting reports to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) about proposed cannabis locations in Windsor without input from council. Instead, city council will review reports put together by administration pertaining to cannabis retail stores before such reports are submitted to the province. A motion to remove ...

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Cannabis Sales Should be Legal in First Nations Communities, Former Chief Says

New Brunswick Cannabis sales should be legal in First Nations communities, former chief says Social Sharing First Nations communities weren't consulted when the Cannabis Act was being established CBC News Former chief Isadore Day said First Nations communities have the right to sell cannabis. (CBC)

Article by CBC News The former Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. is asking the federal government to legalize the sale of cannabis in First Nations communities. Isadore Day of Sault Ste. Marie said Indigenous communities weren’t consulted when legalization was in the works, so they went ahead and set up dispensaries, which they consider legitimate. “We’re not ...

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Ontario to Allow Private Sector to Handle Legal Cannabis Distribution

MARIJUANA Commodities 3h ago Ontario to allow private sector to handle legal pot distribution By David George-Cosh

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg Ontario plans to allow the private sector to handle distributing cannabis from producers to retailers, a sign that the provincial government is beginning to reduce its legal pot exposure. According to an email sent by an Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) executive to Canadian licensed producers late Tuesday that was obtained by BNN Bloomberg, the ...

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Securities Regulators Toughen Governance Disclosures in Cannabis Industry

Practice areas Corporate commercial Securities regulators toughen governance disclosures in cannabis industry CSA aims to combat conflicts of interest arising from cross-ownership among cannabis issuers By Bernise Carolino

Article by Bernise Carolino, Canadian Lawyer Magazine Securities regulators in several provinces published guidance this month pushing stronger governance-related disclosures on the cannabis industry. The guidance — from regulators in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia — is aimed at governance-related disclosures, particularly in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions. The ...

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Cannabis Council’s Wish List For Trudeau Includes Illegal Dispensary Crackdown

Cannabis Council's Wish List For Trudeau Includes Illegal Dispensary Crackdown The industry also wants Health Canada's regulations to be reviewed. By Jon Rumley

Article by Jon Rumley, Huffington Post Cannabis has been legal in Canada for more than a year now, and according to industry players, there are still some kinks in the system. Earlier this month, the Cannabis Council of Canada sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging the federal government to consider recommendations to relieve “pain points” in the legal pot ...

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Canada’s Illegal Cannabis Dealers Big Players on the World Stage

Canada's illegal pot dealers big players on the world stage Jane Stevenson Marijuana joints rolled with Canadian-themed paper are photographed at a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2018.

Article by Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun Canada’s black market drug dealers are now the world’s fourth largest exporters of cannabis, according to Public Safety Canada. Citing a Public Safety Canada report — Patterns In Cannabis Cryptomarkets In Canada In 2018 — a Blacklock’s Reporter article says 2.5 tons of cannabis is now sold and shipped annually from Canada. Dealers using ...

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Exclusive: OCS Will Allow Private Sector to be Involved in Storing, Distributing Cannabis

Exclusive: OCS will allow private sector to be involved in storing, distributing cannabis Response to 'feedback' provided from producers to Ontario Cannabis Store A man holds a young cannabis plant seedling inside a growing facility in Canada.Cole Burston/Bloomberg Vanmala Subramaniam

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Financial Post The Ontario Cannabis Store will move ahead with a “hybrid” wholesale model that will allow the private sector to be involved in storing and distributing cannabis, according to an e-mail obtained by the Financial Post, sent by the Crown Corporation to licensed producers on Tuesday evening. The move comes in response to “feedback” provided ...

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