Canadian Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Industry News


Why this successful Canadian brewer put cannabis beverage plans on ice

When Waterloo Brewing started laying the groundwork to enter the cannabis-infused beverage market, it touted a potential beverage segment in Canada worth upwards of 1.5 billion Canadian dollars ($1.07 billion). Now, more than two years later, one of Canada’s most successful craft brewers is shelving the plans. What happened? “When we got to the spot […]

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European cannabis market, rich with potential, worth 240 million euros in 2019, new report shows

Europe’s legal medical cannabis market might one day eclipse North America’s, but in 2019 the market was worth roughly 240 million euros ($260 million) – meaning the continent is still far from reaching its potential. That is one of the critical takeaways from Marijuana Business Daily’s updated – and free – report, “Medical Cannabis in […]

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Ontario extends curbside pickup and delivery for cannabis stores

The Ontario government has extended an emergency order temporarily allowing privately owned cannabis stores to offer curbside pickup and home delivery. The order proved to be a short-term lifeline for Ontario’s adult-use stores, which were initially included on the government’s list of essential services as the province grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, before they were […]

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MediPharm Labs Australia inks deal to supply New Zealand with medical cannabis

MediPharm Labs Australia agreed to supply a company in New Zealand with white label medical cannabis oil products. New Zealand’s medical cannabis scheme commenced in April. But until the country’s domestic producers are licensed and fully operational, New Zealand will rely on imports to meet demand. New Zealand company Cannasouth Limited will have exclusive rights […]

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Quality requirements a challenge for companies seeking to register medical cannabis products in Brazil

Brazil had no pending applications to register medical marijuana products as of the end of April, an indication that companies might be struggling to meet new pharmaceutical-level requirements introduced last December. “So far, only one application for Sanitary Authorization has been received, and it was already published (approved) on April 22, 2020,” a spokesperson for National […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis firm iAnthus’ CEO resigns, High Times’ retail move, IL delays adult-use marijuana licensing & more

New York-based multistate marijuana operator iAnthus’ CEO Hadley Ford stepped down after the company’s internal investigation found he should have disclosed personal loans that constituted a “potential or apparent” conflict of interest. MJBizDaily takeaway: The iAnthus case is a reminder to publicly held cannabis companies of the importance of transparent disclosures and strict adherence to conflict-of-interest […]

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Constellation ups stake in marijuana producer Canopy Growth to 38%

New York-based alcohol titan Constellation Brands has exercised warrants to purchase additional shares of Canopy Growth, increasing its stake in the Ontario cannabis producer. Upon issuance, the common shares represented approximately 5% of Canopy’s issued and outstanding common shares, the companies said in a news release. The transaction brings Constellation’s ownership in the Canadian firm […]

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New Brunswick’s cannabis retail evaluation back on track

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted New Brunswick’s recreational cannabis retail evaluation, but the process is back on track, a government spokeswoman confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily.  “We can confirm that the work has resumed,” according to Vicky Deschênes, senior managing director of corporate communications for the province. “Our interest in exploring alternative retail models for cannabis has not […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store extends direct-to-door delivery

Ontario Cannabis Store expanded its direct-to-door delivery service this week to include more areas in Southern Ontario. Ontario is Canada’s largest adult-use cannabis market, with 38.1 million Canadian dollars ($27 million) in sales in February. Customers in the province now have more options for delivery: Order through the Ontario Cannabis Store’s website, which offers post office pickup […]

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Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower closing 3 Alberta stores, reports CA$22.3M loss

Canadian cannabis retailer Fire & Flower has implemented a restructuring plan that will see three stores in Alberta closed, a sign the province’s retail market is reaching a point of saturation. Alberta – with 449 points of sale for adult-use cannabis – is the only province in Canada to reach the one-per-10,000-people mark observed in […]

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