Canadian Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Industry News

New Zealand to overturn cannabis vaporizer ban, clearing the way for imports

New Zealand plans to reverse a law banning cannabis vaporizers before new regulations kick in for the launch of the country’s medical program in April, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. “Currently, vaporizers are prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs (Prohibition of Cannabis Utensils and Methamphetamine Utensils) Notice,” a Health Ministry spokesperson told MJBizDaily. The “cabinet has […]

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Week in Review: US lawmakers call for more marijuana research, some Cresco Lab employees in IL unionize, Trulieve addresses short sellers & more

U.S. lawmakers and experts tell a congressional panel that the federal government needs more cannabis research, some marijuana employees in Illinois vote to unionize, Trulieve refutes a short-seller report – and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   What’s the role of expanded marijuana research in federal reform? With strong bipartisan support, lawmakers […]

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Analyst: Most Canadian marijuana firms not ready for next wave of products

The majority of Canadian cannabis companies were not ready for the launch of new cannabis products such as edibles, extracts and topicals, despite having more than a year to prepare for the Cannabis 2.0 era, according to an analyst. Only 10 companies had products available when Ontario’s only legal online store started selling the products […]

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Product supply interruptions hit German medical cannabis market, but government dismisses risk of shortages

Supply disruptions are rippling through Germany’s growing medical cannabis market, but the country’s federal government says there are no signs at the moment of widespread product shortages. In response to a recent parliamentary inquiry, the government noted that pharmacies that sell medical cannabis have access to a variety of distributors beyond some companies whose products […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store sells out of edibles within hours

Ontario’s only legal online outlet for adult-use cannabis sold out of edibles within hours of their initial availability Thursday, demonstrating exceptionally strong demand in Canada’s largest market. Newly regulated Cannabis 2.0 products such as chocolates and vapes went on sale online Thursday in Ontario, though the products have been available in the province’s approximately two […]

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Cannabis producer Tilray taps ex-Molson, Revlon employees for executive roles

Tilray announced changes to its executive roles this week, appointing former Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Revlon employees to key positions. The British Columbia cannabis producer said Chief Financial Officer Mark Castaneda – on the job for almost two years – would shift to strategic business development. Replacing him as CFO is Michael Kruteck, who […]

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European Commission proposes unified EU vote on WHO cannabis scheduling recommendations

In advance of the March session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the European Union’s executive branch has proposed that EU member nations vote in favor of three of the six World Health Organization (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations. The European Commission “Proposal for a Council Decision” is meaningful because – if adopted by […]

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Canada’s Aphria reports loss, cuts revenue guidance for 2020

Aphria reported a net loss of 8 million Canadian dollars ($6.2 million) for the second quarter ending Nov. 30, 2019, and the Canadian cannabis producer lowered its fiscal 2020 revenue outlook. The company’s net revenue for the three-month period was CA$120.6 million, down from the previous quarter’s CA$126 million and lower than analyst expectations. Net […]

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Canopy, Loblaw among 8 hopefuls to take over New Brunswick cannabis sales

(This story has been updated with a statement from Couche-Tard.) An opportunity to exclusively operate New Brunswick’s recreational cannabis retail, wholesale and e-commerce platforms has drawn interest from a wide range of companies, including Canada’s largest food retailer and the biggest marijuana producer in the country. New Brunswick received eight proposals ahead of the Jan. 10 […]

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British Columbia cannabis tax revenue set to soar, adding to pressure for local revenue-sharing deal

British Columbia’s monthly share of the federal tax on cannabis rebounded 62% to 781,000 Canadian dollars ($600,000) for August after falling below CA$300,000 in July for only the second time since legalization. According to new data provided by the province, B.C. received CA$7.2 million in shared tax revenue from Ottawa between October 2018 and August […]

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New medical cannabis sales opportunities in Peru face downward price pressure after winning company’s very low bid

The price offered by the winner of the first bidding process to supply medical cannabis in Peru came in well below that of other applicants, setting a precedent for the market’s future and possibly limiting the revenue opportunities for other suppliers. According to government documentation obtained by Marijuana Business Daily, Oregon-based Anden Naturals won the government’s supply […]

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