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Alberta weighs legal changes for marijuana vape market

Findings from Alberta, Canada’s smoking law review could lead to legislative or regulatory changes involving cannabis vaping – though the analysis is not specifically aimed at cannabis – the Treasury Board and Finance ministry told Marijuana Business Daily. The review, which started in October, is being conducted because Alberta’s current legislation does not address vaping […]

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One of Canada’s oldest cannabis producers seeks creditor protection

Two federally regulated cannabis companies, including one of the earliest licensed producers in Canada, sought creditor protection this week. Wayland Group on Monday said it is seeking creditor protection to pursue restructuring and consider financing arrangements. Wayland subsidiary Maricann became the 19th licensed producer in Canada by receiving its federal approval in early 2014. NVS […]

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Canadian provinces erect barriers for regulated cannabis vape market

Another Canadian province established hurdles for the legal sale of marijuana vape products weeks ahead of their rollout across the country. Newfoundland and Labrador joined Quebec this week in banning the products, while British Columbia earlier said it’s raising its sales tax on legal oil and dried flower vapes to 20%. All three provinces cited severe […]

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Aphria Diamond cost creeps higher as first marijuana sales pushed to March

Federally regulated cannabis producer Aphria expects the first harvest from its Diamond facility in Leamington, Ontario, to be sold to provincial wholesalers in March, capping off a year-plus delay from when shipments were initially expected to start. Aphria expected Diamond to be completed in time for its first sale in January 2019 – a goal long-since abandoned – […]

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Aurora Cannabis products unavailable in Germany until further notice

Aurora Cannabis’ medical marijuana products are temporarily unavailable in Germany pending a review by health authorities of “a proprietary step” in the Alberta company’s production process, a spokesperson confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily. MJBizDaily corroborated the products’ unavailability with several German pharmacies “until further notice.” According to the pharmacies, the reason is related to a […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store deletes Black Friday tweet ‘in consultation’ with federal regulator

The Ontario Cannabis Store backtracked on a Black Friday promotion after “consulting” with Health Canada, highlighting the limitations facing adult-use marijuana retailers – even ones owned by the government – in getting their message out. In a Tweet earlier this week, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) said “something big” was coming to, its monopoly […]

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