Canadian Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Industry News

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 OCS.ca, its monopoly […]

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British Columbia chamber lobbies province over craft cannabis cultivation

The Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia wants the province to adopt policies encouraging craft cannabis businesses to join the regulated market, including allowing proprietors to keep their doors open during the transition into the legal fold. The proposals were among a number of policies the chamber asked Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth to consider during […]

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What businesses need to know about exporting irradiated medical cannabis to Germany

By now, everyone knows that to export medical cannabis to Germany, which is by far the largest importer of medical cannabis flower in the world, achieving European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a prerequisite. But beyond getting that certification, certain quality requirements could have huge implications if they are not considered and integrated into a business’ […]

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Toronto Stock Exchange warns CannTrust about possible delisting

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) said it would delist CannTrust’s shares if the Ontario cannabis producer is unable to file relevant financial statements by March 25, 2020. A review will be conducted on the company’s eligibility for continued listing on the stock exchange, CannTrust disclosed this week. The review is a result of CannTrust being late […]

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Deloitte acquires Canadian consultancy Cannabis Compliance

Deloitte has acquired Mississauga, Ontario-based Cannabis Compliance, an industry leader in marijuana industry consultancy, the companies announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The newly created CCI Deloitte plans to offer businesses with end-to-end services in the cannabis industry, according to the announcement. Deloitte said CCI’s 75 employees will work out of […]

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Recreational cannabis sales in Eastern Canada punished by lack of retail expansion

Adult-use cannabis sales fell sharply in September in every Eastern Canadian market except Quebec, a reflection of the industry’s inability to open new stores to meet consumer demand in those provinces. Overall sales of recreational marijuana in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick declined 5.5% to 71 million Canadian dollars […]

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Report: Ontario to allow private sector wholesale of cannabis

Ontario’s government plans to loosen its grip on adult-use cannabis distribution and allow private-sector participation. Currently, recreational marijuana wholesaling in the province is under the sole domain of the government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). According to an email obtained by the Financial Post, “The OCS is moving ahead with expanding its privately-operated third-party centralized distribution […]

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