Organized Crime Remains Interested In Cannabis Even After Legalization

Only a few die-hard prohibitionists believe that marijuana legalization reduces the overall social harm of the drug, but those who believe that organized crime has lost interest in pot are just as wrong.

By Andrew Richards One of the arguments for legalizing marijuana is that it takes a source of revenue away from organized crime. However, that is not entirely accurate. Legalization and control of cannabis reduces the mob’s take home pay, but it doesn’t eliminate it completely. The economics of black markets simply makes it too attractive. Read the full article…

DOJA ​​Cannabis ​​And ​​Tokyo ​​Smoke ​​Announce ​Merger

Hiku acquires tokyo smoke

Merger ​​creates ​​Canada’s ​​first ​​retail- ​​& ​​brand-focused ​​cannabis ​​producer Two ​​Canadian ​​cannabis ​​lifestyle ​​brands ​​join ​​forces ​​in ​​a ​​transformational ​​transaction, ​​bringing ​​together industry ​​leading ​​management ​​teams, ​​British ​​Columbia ​​curated ​​handcrafted ​​cannabis ​​production, ​​a portfolio ​​of ​​visionary ​​brands ​​and ​​a ​​growing ​​nationwide ​​retail ​​footprint. Provides ​​the ​​first ​​public ​​markets ​​investment ​​opportunity ​​focused ​​on ​​cannabis ​​retail ​​and Read the full article…

Canadian Cannabis Companies Seeking Higher Stakes in Australian Market

Stock prices on several Australian companies are beginning to take off, as the reality of Australia as a viable cannabis market for years to come, sets in.

CANADA: As investor excitement continues to climb in Canada over the upcoming legalization of cannabis on July 1, 2018, major Canadian companies are already setting their sights on the next big legal cannabis market-Australia. Big players in the Canadian cannabis space already have started to stake claims “Down Under” where medical cannabis is beginning to take hold.  Notable companies include Aurora Cannabis (TSX: Read the full article…

Canada’s Corner Stores Warn Government: Inconsistent Regulation Of Cannabis And Tobacco Will Have Serious Consequences

packaging and labelling of cannabis products is necessary to give adult consumers the relevant information they need to make informed decisions and an educated choice.

CANADA: A new white paper produced by the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) charges that the federal government risks damaging thousands of small businesses in communities across the country by opening the door to further increases in sales of illegal tobacco while giving unfair and preferential treatment to the sellers of cannabis. Ottawa is considering important Read the full article…

Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Genetics To The European Union

Europe is going green

PORTUGAL: Tilray, a GMP-certified global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that the company has successfully exported live medical cannabis genetics from its flagship British Columbia, Canada facility to its European Union Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The announcement is the first time a company has legally exported live cannabis genetics from North America Read the full article…

Van der Pop To Launch Branded Cannabis With WeedMD In November 2017

Van der Pop to launch branded cannabis with WeedMD in November 2017

CANADA: Van der Pop , a leading female-focused cannabis brand, has announced its two branded strains of cannabis will be available for purchase by the end of November, in partnership with WeedMD, a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis in Canada, through the WeedMD website. VdP will offer two different strains exclusively to patients registered through the Access Read the full article…

Canada’s Provinces Lining Up To Sell Pot

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: Following its announcement that the Province of Ontario is planning to add 150 new governments, the Province of New Brunswick has announced a multi-million dollar deal with cannabis producers. The easterly Province of New Brunswick has announced that it has developed a new Crown corporation for the supervision of cannabis sales for the government’s anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis July 2018. Read the full article…

Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Products To New Zealand or Nationwide Distribution

Products currently available in New Zealand include precisely formulated medical cannabis oils containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray medical cannabis products have been successfully exported to New Zealand and are now available for distribution nationwide. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada and can be dispensed to any patient with valid Read the full article…

Big Business Starting To Look At Canada’s Newest Industry

Philip Morris is one of many big tobacco concerns eyeing legal weed

UNITED KINGDOM: Twenty years ago, it was vilified as a ‘gateway drug’. Now, cannabis has grown into a big business, with the potential to become even bigger as laws are scheduled to change to reflect shifting social attitudes towards marijuana and investment picks up to take advantage of increased demand. And make no mistake: the Read the full article…

Study: Nearly 7.5 Million Canadians — 26% Of The Population — Consume Cannabis

Canadians love to smoke pot

CANADA:  Nearly 11.5 million Canadians, or 39% of adult-age Canadians have admitted they will be cannabis consumers if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s legalization plans for 2018 come to bloom, and as a country, 57% of Canadians are supportive of the Prime Minister’s plan for changing the cannabis laws. This is according to a newly released Read the full article…