Alberta

Wed
19
Jul

Radient Technologies provides update on collaboration with Aurora Cannabis and announces shares-for-debt transaction

Radient Technologies Inc. ("Radient" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RTI) today provides an update on the Corporation's collaboration arrangement with Aurora Cannabis.

On June 5th, 2017, the Corporation and Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora"), (TSX VENTURE:ACB)(OTCQX:ACBFF)(FRANKFURT:21P)(WKN:A1C4WM) announced the results of their Joint Venture Research Activity ("JV"), with positive outcomes in terms of extraction efficiency, extract purity, conservation of extract profiles, and anticipated high throughput levels compared to current industry benchmarks.

Wed
19
Jul

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association weighs in on legalization

Alberta, along with other provinces and territories in Canada, is undergoing the process of preparing for the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and municipalities within these provinces and territories also have questions and concerns in regard to legal marijuana. In Alberta, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) is one group helping cities to find these answers.

Mon
17
Jul

Dust-up over medical marijuana at Calgary Stampede points to legalization challenges

A Calgary woman who has a prescription for medical marijuana was recently refused entry into the Calgary Stampede while carrying the drug.

After discussing the issue with her at length, Stampede organizers relaxed their policy and allowed Vicky Penny to bring the marijuana in, but told her not to smoke it on site.

It raises questions about permitting medical marijuana at large events and what the Stampede will do next year when recreational use is expected to be legal.

"People can smoke a cigarette, which will kill them and make them unhealthy, but I can't smoke my medicine which will make me healthier, right?" Penny said.

"So it's really kind of up in the air right, and he said, 'It's because it's illegal.' So how that's going to look next year?"

Fri
23
Jun

'Cannabis lounges' included as part of proposed Edmonton bylaw change

The city of Edmonton is looking at a zoning bylaw change that could pave the way for the establishment of cannabis lounges if they are allowed after marijuana is legalized in July 2018. 

In a report for city council, administration said these proposed amendments are a proactive step in getting ready for next year. 

"This new classification is intended to differentiate this use from other eating and drinking uses already defined in Zoning Bylaw 12800 (for example, bar and neighbourhood pubs)," city administration said in a report for next week's public hearing.

"Other jurisdictions, such as Denver, have found it necessary to provide places for tourists to consume cannabis — cannabis lounges would provide a land use classification to accommodate this activity."

Wed
21
Jun

Alberta Sees New Cannabis Producers Enter the Game amid Volatility

Alberta's latest cannabis growers said Tuesday they remain bullish about the nascent industry despite a major sell-off of pot stocks that has sent share prices tumbling for months.

After submitting its application for a production license four years ago, Airdrie's Sundial Growers secured Health Canada's approval last week, becoming the third legal producer of medical marijuana in Alberta.

The facility west of Airdrie is relatively small for the industry, at 30,000 square feet, but the company plans to break ground in the coming weeks on a $120-million grow-op spanning 400,000 square feet in the central Alberta town of Olds.

Mon
19
Jun

Construction underway on 800K square-foot Aurora cannabis facility near Edmonton airport

A groundbreaking ceremony was held south of Edmonton Friday morning on what’s touted to be the largest cannabis production facilities of its kind in the world.

The 800,000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility will be capable of producing more than 100,000 kilograms of cannabis every year.

Larger than 16 football fields, the facility is being built on the land at the Edmonton International Airport.

“Beyond that, it’s so technologically advanced,” said Cam Battley, with Aurora Sky. “We’re using technologies that have never been used, in some cases in cannabis production and in other cases, in agriculture.

Wed
07
Jun

Green Bubble? Cannabis Investors on White-Knuckle Ride as Share Prices Fall

Canadian marijuana stocks have been on a punishing slide for three straight months despite a temporary blip of investor fever in April that sent share prices soaring to record highs as Ottawa tabled legislation to legalize pot.

An index of 12 top-performing cannabis stocks shows that share price gains in January and February have largely been erased by declines in recent months.

Mon
05
Jun

Aurora and Radient Technologies announce positive results from research joint venture

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Radient Technologies ("Radient") (TSX-V: RTI) are pleased to announce the successful completion of their Joint Venture Research Activity ("JV"), confirming the effectiveness of Radient's proprietary MAPTM Technology and associated continuous flow design for extracting cannabinoids from dried cannabis. 

Mon
29
May

Aurora Cannabis acquisition of German marijuana wholesaler could be a game changer

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: ACB) announced just before Friday’s closing bell that it plans to acquire Germany’s Pedanios GmbH, a wholesale importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union (EU). Aurora Cannabis’ stock had been halted for more than 24 hours pending this news.

Fri
26
May

Canadian Firm Launches Cannabis Staffing Agency

Do you want to be a “budtender”?

A new Edmonton-based staffing agency might be able to help you.

Cannabis at Work has launched the agency – which its founder says is the first of its kind in Canada – to connect prospective workers and employers in the cannabis industry.

“Organizations need to step up their operations, and we’re in a good position with our HR and workplace expertise and our relationships with the industry, to capitalize on that,” said Cannabis at Work founder Alison McMahon.

The company, which offers education and strategies for employers relating to cannabis and the workplace, will launch its staffing division at the Lift Cannabis Expo in Toronto this weekend.

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