CannTrust

CannTrust chaos continues with ousting of CEO, chairman resignation

Ontario, Canada-based licensed producer CannTrust fired its chief executive, Peter Aceto, “with cause” Thursday amid an ongoing scandal involving unlicensed cannabis cultivation that has enveloped the marijuana industry in Canada for weeks. The company also demanded, and received, the resignation of its longtime chairman, Eric Paul. “The investigation into the company’s noncompliance with Health Canada regulations […]

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Week in Review: CannTrust’s cannabis regulatory woes, Florida MMJ caps, push for Congress’ support of STATES Act & more

CannTrust is zapped by Health Canada for unlicensed cannabis cultivation, Florida’s medical marijuana license caps and vertical integration regulations are ruled unconstitutional, marijuana advocates urge a U.S. Congressional panel to support states-rights marijuana legislation – plus more of the week’s top marijuana business headlines. Bad week for Canadian marijuana grower Ontario company CannTrust was hit […]

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Embattled CannTrust halts marijuana sales; Canada’s supply shortfall could worsen

CannTrust Holdings halted all sales of cannabis products while Canada’s federal regulator inspects its Vaughan, Ontario, manufacturing facility. The Ontario company received a “noncompliant” rating earlier this week from Health Canada for operating five unlicensed rooms. That means CannTrust’s 72,000 registered medical cannabis patients will have to look to other producers to fill their orders, likely […]

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Canadian retailer pulls CannTrust’s recreational marijuana goods from shelves

Embattled Canadian cannabis cultivator CannTrust was dealt another blow after its recreational products were yanked from the shelves of Canada’s largest marijuana retailer. Daffyd Roderick, director of communications for the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the province’s online retailer and wholesale distributor, confirmed to BNN Bloomberg that CannTrust’s products weren’t available for sale. “Due to the […]

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Cannabis oversupply in Canada may be closer than some expect, bank warns

One of Canada’s top banks acknowledged the adult-use cannabis industry’s rocky start but still expects to see “substantial growth” for the rest of the year as supply constraints are alleviated. Scotiabank also warned that the cannabis market will become heavily oversupplied in the medium to long term. “Producers we have spoken to are generally aware […]

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CannTrust’s Q1 revenue doubles on medical marijuana sales; net income up

Ontario, Canada-based CannTrust Holdings reported that first-quarter revenue more than doubled from a year earlier, mostly on the back of rising medical marijuana sales, while the company’s net income inched higher. Adult-use sales, however, struggled. First-quarter revenue jumped 115% from a year earlier to 16.9 million Canadian dollars ($12.6 million), thanks to strength in the […]

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CannTrust plans massive outdoor cannabis grow in Canada, explores US move

Ontario-based cannabis firm CannTrust plans to establish a large outdoor grow operation in Canada to provide low-cost production inputs for extraction-based products. CannTrust “believes it will be a leader in outdoor growing capability, which will leverage its proprietary genetics and has the potential to accelerate the company’s low-cost production advantage,” the firm wrote in a […]

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