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Mold, labeling errors cause rash of cannabis recalls in Canada

A number of cannabis recalls over labeling errors and mold is a sign that the federal health department’s regulatory oversight is working, an industry representative said. Seven notices involving cannabis have been posted to Health Canada’s recall portal since Oct. 17, representing a fraction of the overall production. No recall notices were posted in the […]

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Peru lays groundwork for commercial medical cannabis production, sales

More than one year after Peru legalized medical cannabis, the South American country published a regulatory decree providing clarity about how the program will work, including possible cultivation and manufacture of high-THC cannabis by private companies. Details on the breadth of commercial activity that will be allowed remain vague, however. The decree, published Saturday, estimates that […]

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EU resolution’s medical cannabis definition too restrictive, experts say

While the European Parliament’s approval of a resolution to develop a European strategy for medical cannabis was well received by industry stakeholders, the business effects of the move may be less rosy for a rapidly evolving industry. “This is a missed opportunity,” Guillaume Balas, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from France, wrote on […]

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Canadian government contracts up for grabs for cannabis businesses

From same-day delivery service in Ontario to paper bags for BC Cannabis Stores, millions of dollars in provincial government contracts are up for grabs for businesses looking to capitalize on legal marijuana. It’s especially important for Canadian businesses to pay attention to the calls for public tender – the invitation to bid to provide services […]

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US cannabis companies have advantage for CBD exports to Brazil

It’s usually assumed that Canadian licensed cannabis producers have an advantage when it comes to international expansion, but the United States may have an edge over Canada in one country: Brazil. The South American country has seen steady growth in patient numbers over the past year, with the majority of CBD products arriving from the […]

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How Canadian firms and money are shaping US cannabis sector: Q&A with The Apothecarium’s Ryan Hudson

Ryan Hudson co-founded The Apothecarium in San Francisco in 2011. On Monday, he agreed to sell the retail company and its assets to a Canadian wellness firm for a cool $118 million to help fuel future growth. Hudson – who will remain The Apothecarium’s CEO – is the latest in a slew of California marijuana executives who’ve sold […]

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