No edibles under New Zealand’s medical cannabis scheme, government says

Businesses will be barred from marketing cannabis edibles under New Zealand’s medical program, which kicks off in April, the government confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily, eliminating for now the opportunity for companies to capitalize on what could be a sizable market. Some businesses had believed that doctors would be allowed to prescribe edibles. A Health […]

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Cannabis Price Gap Increases, as Illegal Cannabis Prices Fall: Statcan

The gap between what Canadians pay for legal and illicit cannabis is widening — a sign experts say points to the need for the marijuana industry to make prices a priority this year. Statistics Canada said Thursday that the average price of legal cannabis increased to $10.30 per gram in the period between October and […]

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Uber and Lyft finally approved for British Columbia

Ride sharing is finally coming to B.C., with the applications from Lyft and Uber being approved for operation in Whistler and the lower mainland. This comes just over a month after the provincial Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) approved the first round of ride hailing licenses. Both the approval of Lyft and Uber will be subject […]

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Detroit Officials May Stall Adult-Use Pot Businesses Amidst Increase in Violence

A city council member has proposed that Detroit extend its decision to temporarily opt-out of Michigan’s newly legal recreational cannabis market while a plan to ensure local participation in the industry is created. The proposed ordinance, introduced by Councilman James Tate at a meeting of the council on Monday, would extend the city’s moratorium on […]

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Alberta Cannabis Producer Lays Off 10% of Workforce; Expert Blames Poor-Quality Products

Alberta-based cannabis producer Sundial confirmed Tuesday that it has laid off “less than 10 per cent” of its workforce. In a statement to Global News, it said: “In the spirit of continuous optimization for efficiency and effectiveness, Sundial has made some organizational changes… It’s important we remain agile in responding to the realities of the […]

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Cresco Labs secures up to $200M in debt for marijuana operations

Cresco Labs, a multistate cannabis operator based in Chicago, said it has secured up to $200 million in debt funding from a syndicate of lenders. The money is earmarked to: Expand operations in Illinois, where it’s based. Finance pending acquisitions Fund other growth initiatives. The company expects to draw down up to an initial $100 […]

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Tweed Collective™ Accepting Project Applications to Support Communities Across Canada

Application deadline extended to February 20, 2020 SMITHS FALLS, ON, Jan. 23, 2020 /CNW/ – Tweed CollectiveTM is pleased to announce that it has extended its application deadline and will be accepting submissions until February 20, 2020. Tweed Collective is a social purpose initiative that funds community impact projects that are changing where and how Canadians live […]

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Cannabis and Kissing – the Good and the Bad

Kissing and cannabis are two of my favorite earthly pleasures and I know I’m not alone. But, let’s just be real about something for a second, the two don’t always jive. THC can maximize a lip-locking session but without thought and care, it can get pretty gnarly. There are few ways that getting stoned can […]

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Report: Thailand issues 442 medical cannabis licenses, but full market access years away

The recently released Cannabis Catalysts report details current and future market trends in Thailand. Thailand is on track to be competitive in the nascent Asian medical marijuana and hemp markets, but the full commercialization of the sector and liberal access for private businesses is not likely to be implemented before 2024, according to a new […]

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Cannabis Labs Conference Announced for Spring 2020

EDGARTOWN, MA, Jan. 23, 2020 – Innovative Publishing Co., the publisher of Cannabis Industry Journal and organizer of the Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo is announcing the launch of the Cannabis Labs Conference. The event will address science, technology, regulatory compliance and quality management as they relate to the cannabis testing market. It will take place on June 2–3 […]

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