Rylan Usselman has depended on cannabis to treat migraines and insomnia for the past two years, but after his licensed cannabis producer ran out of the type of cannabis he uses, he ran into a challenge. Canadians have to order medical cannabis directly from the Health Canada-licensed producer (LP) they’re registered with. When the 28-year-old
On this Purple Day, the annual international epilepsy awareness day, British six-year-old Alfie Dingley is still waiting to hear if the UK government will change its laws and allow him to use cannabis oil to prevent his seizures. The boy has as many as 150 seizures per month brought on by a rare form of epilepsy.
David’s Teas called, they want their packaging back Health Canada unveiled its packaging and labelling requirements for licensed producers this week, leaving many… underwhelmed. The bare-bones containers and bags are devoid of any potential for creativity, looking like something akin to No Name brand minus the charm. Some amusingly worried they might have a hard
“Oh my god!” For those of us who were following tonight’s vote on the Cannabis Act in the Senate online, the reaction was all we heard as senators stood to signify their support for or against the bill in its second reading. The proceedings were broadcast online, but just the audio, meaning only those in
In the lead up to a key senate vote on the Cannabis Act, Conservative senator Nicole Eaton demonstrated with absurdist aplomb that even after months of debate on Bill C-45, these lifetime appointees may not understand what cannabis is, how it’s consumed or what’s in the act. “Five grams is about four tokes,” Sen. Eaton
The federal government’s strict new cannabis packaging rules are unrolling the industry’s plans to rebrand for recreational weed. “Our greatest fears were realized when Health Canada took that approach in their recommendations,” says Terry Lake, vice-president of corporate responsibility at Quebec licensed cannabis producer Hydropothecary and a former British Columbia health minister. “I’m a strong proponent
We expect significant consolidation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and takeover bids in the Canadian cannabis industry this coming year. Licensed producers with huge war chests are looking for synergistic targets, including other licensed producers and targets that have proprietary processes and intellectual property, to secure and protect their leading position in the industry. In many
MedMen is moving north. Boasting stores in Nevada, New York and California, the prominent American cannabis retailer will be crossing the Canadian border as part of a joint venture with Cronos Group. MedMen Canada will be a 50-50 partnership between the two companies that will bring branded products and stores to provinces with private-market retailing.
A Vancouver activist is doling out millions of cannabis seeds across Canada in an attempt to normalize the plant – and the culture – throughout the country. Dana Larsen is the director of Overgrow Canada, a pro-cannabis campaign launched in 2016 that has included a cross-Canada speaking tour alongside a massive mail-out component. Interested Canadians
Saskatchewan announced its post-legalization plans for production and sale of recreational cannabis, which includes setting 19 as the legal of purchase and a private retail model. But not every town wants in. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming (SLGA) is in the process of reviewing retail permit applications. In total, 51 permits will be granted to