Ontario

Wed
18
Jul

Canada: Ontario’s disability support program will not cover medical marijuana

Why won’t disability support services in Ontario cover the cost of medical marijuana?

Tue
17
Jul

Aphria plans for global cannabis leadership with international expansion acquiring leading assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aphria medical brands to gain exposure to over 300 million people, roughly 9 times the size of Canada.

Tue
17
Jul

Canada: Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage

'I look at all the medications I've taken over the years, and they don't help like medical marijuana'. An Ottawa woman living with multiple sclerosis says the province's refusal to cover the cost of medical marijuana is driving her to risk addiction to opiate painkillers.

Bobbi Assoun, 47, has a doctor's prescription and is federally licensed to use marijuana for MS-related pain. As a recipient of benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program, her drug costs would normally be covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit program, but that program doesn't include medical cannabis.

"There's only one thing that it will mean, which is that I'll be going back and using my Dilaudid," said Assoun, referring to the opioid also known as hydromorphone. 

Mon
09
Jul

Legal marijuana is coming to Canada: Investors catch the buzz

Inside garage-sized containers at one end of a cavernous warehouse in a former Nestlé factory south of Ottawa are rows of marijuana plants stacked atop each other, basking in the unearthly glow of grow lights.

They belong to Hamed Asi, an Ontario businessman who calls them his “vertical farm.” He has no background in growing marijuana, or in any kind of agriculture. His other line of business is installing office furniture; cubicles, filing cabinets and desk chairs fill the opposite end of the warehouse.

Thu
05
Jul

Canada: Ontario landlords want harsher legislation on marijuana

A number of marijuana supporters turned out to London's Victoria Park for 4/20, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Kirk Dickinson) Ontario Landlords Want Harsher Legislation On Marijuana By July 4, 2018 4:20pm@realgreghiggins

The legalization of marijuana seems to be creating more problems than it is solving for landlords in Ontario.

Wed
27
Jun

Canada: CannTrust unveils Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility

CannTrust Holdings Inc. held the official grand opening of its Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility on Tuesday. Moving quickly toward harvesting once a day, this facility is the first of its kind in Canada.

Currently boasting 450,000 square feet of cultivation space, the Niagara operation has an annual output of about 50,000 kilograms.

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables them to be one of the lowest cost producers with some of the highest quality product. It’s projected that the facility will be able to produce at a cost per gram that is far lower than traditional indoor grow facilities.

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.

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.

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