Toronto's Rotman School of Management Chooses Strainprint™ Technologies for its 2018 Capstone Course Study

MBA Students to Study Strainprint's Data and Identify U.S. Market Strategy

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd, the leader in cannabis data and analytics is pleased to announce that the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has chosen Strainprint as one of the subjects of its 2018 Capstone case study. The Rotman Capstone Case study is a requirement for all full-time graduate MBA students. It is a case-based problem solving course where students work in teams to address real problems that real companies are currently facing.


Canada: Former Ontario finance minister is latest politician to join the cannabis industry

Former Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa — who was once in charge of administering the Liberal government’s cannabis retail plan — has become the latest politician to enter Canada’s multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry.

Sousa, who lost his seat in Ontario’s provincial election this past June, will join the board of Lobo Genetics, a Toronto-based cannabis technology company that manufactures a device aimed at determining the extent to which a person will respond to certain strains of pot, depending on psychoactive potency.


Inside the commercial cannabis lab at Niagara College

Canada's only Commercial Cannabis Production Graduate Certificate Program is right across the border in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Niagara College.

Its lab is surrounded by an eight-foot barbed wire fence, and you have to go through three locked doors to get in if you have access. 2 On Your Side's Kelly Dudzik got an inside look at what's in the lab, and how students are being trained to become part of a growing industry.

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Ontario retailers face time crunch to address cannabis security, insurance needs

“Operators planning to enter the retail cannabis market should be setting up their security protocols now,” advises Thomas Gerstenecker, founder and CEO of 3|Sixty Secure, an Almonte, Ont.-based company that handles security needs from seed to sale for both cannabis producers and retailers across Canada and the U.S.


Ontario's private cannabis retailers open their doors on April 1, and here are the rules

The Ontario government has released regulations that will guide the startup of private cannabis stores on April 1.

The stand-alone stores can be open any day between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., but they must be at least 150 metres away from schools and bar entry to anyone under 19 years old.

A market concentration limit of 75 stores per operator has been set. Until April, cannabis can only be legally purchased from the online Ontario Cannabis Store.

Applications for licences will begin on Dec. 17 and illegal cannabis retailers who were operating after legalization on Oct. 17 will not be eligible to receive cannabis sales licences.


WeedMD secures cannabis sales licence for its large scale greenhouse

WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has secured a licence from Health Canada to sell cannabis cultivated at its greenhouse facility in Strathroy, Ontario. The original licence, issued under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), was successfully migrated to a licence under the Cannabis Act and its regulations. The sales licence allows the Company to transport cannabis from its Strathroy greenhouse to its nearby indoor facility in Aylmer, Ontario for packaging and distribution to its medical and adult-use customers.


Ontario Cannabis Store blames licensed producers for delivery delays

Ontario's government-run online cannabis retailer, already facing many complaints in the weeks since legalization, has blamed producers licensed by Health Canada for what it calls a labelling mix-up that delayed delivery of some products.

In an email to affected customers this week, Patrick Ford, the chief executive officer of the Ontario Cannabis Store said the province's only legal outlet for recreational pot, had put in place unspecified measures to prevent a recurrence. Ford also promised packages would leave the store's distribution centre on the weekend.


Ontario Cannabis Store reports major customer privacy breach

The names, shipping addresses, and order dates of more than 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) customers were exposed after an unauthorized individual accessed the database of the Canada Post postal service on November 1. The next day, the CEO of the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation sent a letter to the head of Canada Post demanding the government agency inform the affected customers. But word about the privacy breach only went out to customers on Wednesday, six days later. Now, Canadian officials are saying that the vulnerability that led to the November 1 data breach is a system-wide issue affecting Canada Post’s entire delivery tracking system.


Ontario entrepreneur eyes opportunities with hemp compound CBD

Mike Hodgson sees a green rush coming. But unlike most entrepreneurs flocking to cash in on Canada’s recreational marijuana market, Hodgson is going down a different path.

The Londoner is opening a plant in St. Thomas to extract cannabidiol (CBD), a component that doesn’t get you high, from hemp plants.

Hodgson, president of GreenLeaf Productions, sees massive potential in CBD, a compound being touted for its potential to treat everything from anxiety and seizures to inflammation and pain. He’s in the process of converting a former tool-and-dye plant on Barrie Boulevard into a 12,000-square-foot extraction facility.


Mislabelled marijuana latest headache for Ontario Cannabis Store

A big mistake made in the description of a product listed on Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) website is the latest hiccup for the only legal retailer of weed in the province.

Peter Lyon, a 27-year-old sales rep for a Toronto company, logged on to the OCS website hours after it went live to make a purchase.

"I searched for a high THC cannabis product, which was called Radiate — it was the highest one they had available," said Lyon. "I haven't received my order yet, but I looked at my receipt and the THC content listed is very different from what I had originally ordered."


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