British Columbia

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Wed
03
Jan

Canada: Pivot to commercialize Cannabis products in California under new regulations

Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE:PVOT) (OTCQB:PVOTF) (“Pivot” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its recent Binding Letter of Intent to acquire ERS Holdings LLC’s patent for Ready To Infuse Cannabis Technology (RTIC) for food and beverage-based products will permit the company to commercialize K-Cup and Stick Pack cannabis products under the new regulations that took effect in California on January 1st, 2018.  Pivot will initiate development of emulsified cannabis powder for infusion into beverages as its first commercial product in a soon-to-be-announced facility in Anaheim, California.

Tue
02
Jan

Medical cannabis meets insomnia and cryptocurrency

SciCann enters partnership with Global Cannabis Applications Corp., and iCAN-Israel Cannabis teams with Aura Medical to deliver insomnia formulation.

Israel’s role as a leader in the research and development of medical cannabis products was given another boost last week when Israeli-Canadian cannabis startup SciCann Therapeutics entered into a strategic partnership with Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (GCAC) of Vancouver, Canada.

SciCann will develop the drugs while GCAC will qualify trial candidates and analyze the resulting data using a variety of clinical research tools, including artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Wed
20
Dec

Organigram announces closing of $57.5 million bought deal financing

Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI) (OTCQB:OGRMF), a leading licensed producer of medical marijuana based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced short form prospectus offering, on a bought deal basis, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option. As such, a total of 16,428,572 Units of the Company were sold at a price of $3.50 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of $57,500,002 (the "Offering"). The Offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led by Eight Capital, and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and PI Financial Corp.

Wed
13
Dec

Canadian Franchise Association registers its first marijuana franchise

Spiritleaf Inc., a subsidiary of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd., has become the first marijuana franchise of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA).

The leading franchise association in Canada, the CFA is recognized as a franchise authority countrywide. Each CFA member must follow a “Code of Ethics” regarding standards, practices, policies and conduct.

This cannabis franchise has been gaining ground quickly as national legalization looms.

Spiritleaf has already granted 16 individual franchises across Canada. It is about to embark on a nationwide tour to introduce its concept in advance of its anticipated initial public offering later this year.

Tue
12
Dec

Global Cannabis Applications Corp. partners with the Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (“GCAC” or the “Company”) (CSE:APP, FWB:2FA, OTCQB: FUAPF), a leading developer of innovative data technologies for the cannabis industry, has signed a partnership agreement with the Blockchain Centre Vilnius (the “BC Centre”), the first blockchain technology centre connecting key stakeholders in Asia and Europe.

The BC Centre is a technology hubconnecting blockchain investors, startups, and regulators to share know-how and best practices worldwide through its two partner centres in Melbourne, Australia, and Shanghai, China.

“Blockchain technology presents numerous opportunities for the healthcare and medical industries,” said Ms. Egle Nemeikstyte, Chief Executive Officer of the Blockchain Centre Vilnius.

Mon
11
Dec

Hydroponics companies expecting a flood of customers after marijuana is legalized

In October, marijuana industry heavy hitter Aurora Cannabis Inc. spent $3.85-million to acquire BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that manufactures refrigerator-sized "grow boxes." The miniature nurseries, loaded up with high-powered lights, ventilation systems and hydroponics equipment, are designed to hold four to 18 marijuana plants and made specifically for the home-growing market.

Thu
07
Dec

Why liquor stores need to sell pot

The B.C. NDP government tipped its hand Tuesday on how it plans to regulate the legal sale of marijuana.

Besides setting the age at 19 to buy, possess and consume pot, similar to alcohol and tobacco, the province said the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch will be the sole supplier, distributing pot to private and public stores in the same manner it already does with booze.

Thu
07
Dec

Province way behind in dealing with marijuana-impaired driving, says lawyer

This week, the provincial government announced plans for the sale of recreational marijuana in British Columbia, but Vancouver defence lawyer Kyla Lee says roadside testing is lacking and there's no provincial plan for dealing with drug-impaired driving.

"Right now, we have a structure in place under the Criminal Code for dealing with marijuana-impaired driving, but it's a terrible system," Lee told Rick Cluff on The Early Edition.

"We use, at the first stage, tests that were never designed to be used for drugs. They don't actually apply to ... marijuana's effects on the body."

Lee, who specializes in impaired driving cases, refers to the standardized field sobriety tests used by officers in B.C. One of those tests is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test.

Wed
06
Dec

Don't overlook cannabis dispensaries as a resource for patients and physicians, says local doctor

While some might see them as a source for recreational cannabis, a recent study has shown that dispensaries in Vancouver and Victoria are important resources for patients and physicians looking to further their medical cannabis education.

As a palliative care physician in Metro Vancouver, Dr. Amrish Joshi knew his patients were using cannabis from local compassion clubs and dispensaries as a way to ease their pain. Some were up front about their use, but most kept quiet unless they were asked.

“It is entangled, this medicinal and recreational use, which then really affects how patients and doctors approach this subject in terms of caring for themselves,” Joshi told the Straight last month over the phone from his office in Richmond.

Wed
06
Dec

BC government releases plan for recreational marijuana

The BC government has released its plan for recreational marijuana following a public consultation process with more than 48,000 responses.

It will set the legal smoking age at 19 to coincide with the minimum age for alcohol and tobacco, as well as the age of majority in BC. Pot will be sold in both private businesses and in government run stores.

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch will be the wholesale distributor.

Stephanie Smith is the president of the BCGEU, which represents workers at all government-run liquor stores says the final list of retailers won’t be available until next year.

“At this point, we don’t really know the details on that and like everybody else, we’ll be waiting for the announcement in the spring to see what that looks like.”

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