Ontario

Mon
18
Jun

Canada: AgMedica Bioscience Inc. Granted Sales Amendment for Riverview Cultivation Facility

CHATHAM, ONTARIO - June 15, 2018 – AgMedica Bioscience Inc. ("AGMEDICA" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Health Canada issued an amended licence to AGMEDICA to permit sales of dried medicinal cannabis products from its Riverview Cultivation Facility in Chatham Ontario.

This is another critical milestone in the growth of AGMEDICA. The expedited nature of the sales amendment comes 12 months after construction started and just 6 months after being granted their cultivation licence at the Riverview Facility. These significant achievements accelerate the timeline to revenue generation and are a direct result of the dedication and efforts of the entire team.

Wed
13
Jun

Canada: How do employers accommodate cannabis in the workplace?

Legal recreational cannabis coming into effect in Canada has left a lot of employers feeling unprepared with how to deal with employees using marijuana at work.

Lorenzo Lisi and David Reiter, Partners at Aird & Berlis LLP spoke at the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo in Toronto last week in a panel called Cannabis in the Workplace: Policies, Planning to Avoid Liability and Industry Stigma. The discussion provided insight on how to manage cannabis consumption in the workplace and how to accommodate those who require cannabis for medical use.

Thu
07
Jun

Canada: The Ontario election – what does it mean for cannabis?

With the Ontario general election just a day away, party leaders are making their final pitch to voters and political pundits are scratching their heads, trying to predict a winner.

The Progressive Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party are in a dead heat, with both expected to win 37% of the votes, according to an aggregation of polls. The Liberal Party, which has governed the province since 2003, is a distant third with 19%.

The legalization of recreational cannabis is just around the corner, and Ontario is a hub for the country’s cannabis industry, so stakeholders have been paying close attention to the election campaign. Here is what they have heard from the main parties:

Wed
06
Jun

Canadian cannabis industry will come together for second annual O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo

Just weeks before Canada is expected to legalize cannabis use across the country, the second annual MNP O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo is ready to take place June 7-9 at the International Centre in Toronto.

Recently voted the number one cannabis conference in Canada by High! Canada Magazine, O’Cannabiz will feature over 100 industry speakers from across North America, as well as a variety of workshops and seminars. Over 200 vendors will showcase their services and merchandise on the exhibition floor.

Mon
04
Jun

Cannabis growers are seeing the benefits of moving toward greenhouse facilities

Leigh Coulter, president of GGS Structures, gives BNN Bloomberg a look at the inner workings of a cannabis growing facility. Marijuana producers like CannTrust and others are increasingly moving toward greenhouse facilities to keep costs down.

Wed
30
May

The technology revolutionizing the billion dollar marijuana business

A billion-dollar industry has sprung up virtually overnight. Cannabis has gone from taboo to big business, and most of it is happening in Canada, a country with 35 million people and big, green ambitions.

Tue
29
May

Canada: Ontario Municipalities left in the dark as the Federal and Provincial government push legalization

Canada is only weeks away from the original promised legalization date for recreational cannabis.

But while the federal and provincial governments have been working quickly to set the rules and put plans in motion, it seems the municipal governments have been left in the dark, at least according to one Ontario Mayor.

Mayor of the City of Brantford, Chris Friel, addressed an audience of cannabis industry professionals in a panel discussion at Lift & Co.’s Business Conference last week. He expressed visible frustration over how the municipalities have not been informed on or given the proper resources for legalization. 

“We are not ready,” said Friel. “If we don’t know what the regulations are, we don’t know what we’re going to do.”

Mon
28
May

Canada: High energy at Lift & Co. Cannabis Conference

Thousands of cannabis industry professionals, investors and consumers descended on Toronto this past weekend for the third annual Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo.

The Lift & Co. Toronto Expo is Canada’s biggest and best-attended cannabis industry tradeshow, catering to patients, consumers, industry professionals, investors and media. The energy at this year’s event was particularly high as we are mere weeks from the Canadian government’s promised country-wide legalization. Matei Olaru, CEO of Lift & Co. said they expected over 15,000 people to walk through the doors of the convention center to attend the expo.

Tue
08
May

Canada: Ontario’s ‘cannabis product call’ offers clues on the forthcoming retail marketplace

Last month, the Ontario Cannabis Store issued a call for products, seeking cannabis and cannabis accessories to stock its shelves, and accepting submissions through May 2. The dmove reveals some details as to how cannabis will be sold in the province once it’s legalized.

The OCS, a wing of the government-run Liquor Control Board of Ontario, has the sole authority to sell non-medical cannabis in the province and is set to open up both a web-store and at least 40 brick-and-mortar stores across the province, with more stores coming later on. The product call from the Ontario Cannabis Store requested that licensed producers submit a brand, brand logo, and short and long product descriptions,.

Fri
04
May

Canada: Ontario awards $300,000 research grant to help develop the world's first beer brewed from cannabis

The Ontario government has contributed $300,000 to help a Toronto company work with Loyalist College in Belleville to develop what it says will be the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis.

The joint project will create a beer that is “highly intoxicating” but safer and healthier than alcohol, says Province Brands of Canada. The company chipped in $300,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Province Brands joins cannabis industry giant Canopy Growth Corp. in Smiths Falls in betting that drinks will become a dominant way that Canadians consume their marijuana when it’s legal. 

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