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Surface Technology

Surface Technology: Cannabis Growing Operations Flooring Contractor

LANCASTER, Penn., Dec. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As more firms across the US and Canada undertake growing cannabis in the new legalized environment, there is an increasing need for safe, marijuana-friendly industrial flooring systems. Surface Technology has emerged as the leader in planning and installing high-performance flooring and wall systems specifically designed to meet the needs of cannabis growing and processing facilities.

CanniMed Asks Canadian Regulators to Intervene in Hostile Aurora Bid

CanniMed Asks Canadian Regulators to Intervene in Hostile Aurora Bid

Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Cam Battley: CanniMed Shareholders Should Tender Their Shares to Aurora

Cam Battley: CanniMed Shareholders Should Tender Their Shares to Aurora

Aurora Cannabis has launched the first ever “hostile” takeover of another ACMPR Licensed Producer of Medical Marijuana. Executive Vice President Cam Battley lays out the case for why CanniMed shareholders should tender their shares to the Aurora bid.

Manitoba Distribution and Retail of Cannabis and Retail Sales

Manitoba Introduces Measures to Responsibly Control Retail Sales of Cannabis

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation today that would set out where and how legal cannabis may be sold, with additional measures to protect young Manitobans and empower municipal decision-making, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

British Columbia and Cannabis Safety and Cannabis Regulation

BC Releases First Decisions on Cannabis Regulation After Public Engagement

VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After considering input from 48,951 British Columbians, and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and a range of other interested stakeholders, the Province has announced a number of key decisions related to the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.

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Don’t Drive High: Public Awareness Campaign Launches Today

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, launched the Government of Canada’s drug-impaired driving public awareness campaign to communicate to Canadians the risks associated with driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs.

Aphria Stock Soars Following Announcement of Medical Cannabis Deal With Shoppers Drug Mart

Aphria Stock Soars After Announcement of Cannabis Deal With Shoppers Drug Mart

Following market close on Dec. 4, 2017, Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH), an Ontario-based licensed producer of medical cannabis, made headlines when it announced that it had entered into an agreement to be the medical cannabis supplier for Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian pharmacy chain.

Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Boosts Stake in Australia-Based Cann Group

Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Boosts Stake in Australia-Based Cann Group

Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd (CAN.AX) to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry.

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Tilray Receives Support For Medical Cannabis Innovation

NANAIMO, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — We’re excited to announce that Tilray received research funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support product development and other research projects.

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AMO Calls on Ontario Government to Cover Municipal Cannabis Costs, Share New Taxes With Local Governments

TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) President Lynn Dollin was at Queen’s Park today to request that the Government of Ontario cover municipal costs related to the legalization of cannabis, and provide municipalities with a share of tax revenues generated by cannabis sales.

Northwest Territories Cannabis

First Look at the Northwest Territories Cannabis Legalization Proposal

While Canada has launched a public consultation on its proposed federal cannabis regulations, the Northwest Territories cannabis legalization proposal was unveiled recently by the territorial government.

Marijuana Advent Calendar Sales Soar Despite Health Warnings

Marijuana Advent Calendar Sales Soar Despite Health Warnings

A Vancouver cannabis company is scrambling to keep up with a flood of orders for marijuana-filled advent calendars, but the novel take on a popular Christmas tradition has some health experts ringing alarms.

Northwest Territories

The Government of the Northwest Territories Proposes a Way Forward for the Legalisation of Cannabis in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT, Nov. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Minister of Justice Louis Sebert released the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) proposed plan for legalizing cannabis in the NWT today. This is an important step in designing a system that will provide controlled access to a safe supply of recreational cannabis for NWT residents in order to maintain the health and safety of residents and communities across the North.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Government Releases First Details on Cannabis Legalization in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, NL, Nov. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador provided the first details today on how cannabis legalization will look in the province in July 2018, the timeframe the Federal Government has set for implementation.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma’s Business Model and Commercialization Strategy In Line with the Canadian Government’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, today announced that the Canadian Government’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis further confirms the strategic direction of its business model, and that the company is in an excellent position to commercialize natural health products and drugs post-legalization for both the pet and human markets.

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Health Canada Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis does not work. Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. Bill C-45 aims to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits away from criminals and organized crime.

Cannabis Canada Association

Statement on the Government of Québec’s plan for the Regulation of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licensed producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Quebecers have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of adult-use cannabis.

Most Canadian Cannabis Producers Expect Consolidation of Competition

Most Canadian Cannabis Producers Expect Consolidation of Competition

While Canadian cannabis producers are preparing for the country’s roll out of recreational cannabis, they are also preparing for a potential shift in the market’s landscape.

EY: Scaling Up in Canada

Canadian Cannabis Companies Focused on Scaling Up to Meet Anticipated Post-legalization Demand

TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Thirty-seven percent of Canadian licensed cannabis producers are focusing on scaling up capacity and production to meet anticipated post-legalization demand, according to a new Canadian EY cannabis study of licensed producers.

Canada Weed Stocks Come Off High as Challenges Loom Before Legalization

Canada Weed Stocks Come Off High as Challenges Loom Before Legalization

Canada’s weed stocks, which have surrendered some of the potent gains that pushed them to record highs this month, face a bumpy ride in 2018 that could purge smaller players, as the country moves to allow recreational use of cannabis in July.

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Third New Brunswick Company Signed to Supply Cannabis for Recreational Market

ATHOLVILLE, New Brunswick, Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Zenabis to supply the provincial government with cannabis for the recreational market. The move is related to preparations for the federal government’s legalization of cannabis for recreational use, expected in July 2018.

Cheek Swab Test Can Now Determine If Marijuana Treatment Is Right for You

Cheek Swab Test Can Now Determine If Marijuana Treatment Is Right for You

A large marijuana producer is hopeful that Canadian physicians will use a new test to help patients determine whether medical marijuana treatment would be effective for them.

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New Frontier Data Partners with Steep Hill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the global cannabis industry authority in intelligence reporting and data analysis, and Steep Hill, the leader in cannabis testing and scientific analytics worldwide, have created a strategic alliance to offer their technology and scientific expertise to governmental agencies in European Union member countries.

Cannabis Canada Association

Statement on the Government of Canada’s Approach to Cannabis Taxation

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licensed producers of medical cannabis it represents, share the Government of Canada’s commitment to regulating and restricting access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of youth, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.

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Government of Canada Announces Consultation on Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Finance Canada today published for consultation a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. The proposed level of taxation is intended to keep prices low to eliminate the black market, as discussed at the Finance Ministers Meeting last June.

First Look at the Proposed Canadian Cannabis Tax Framework

First Look at the Proposed Canadian Cannabis Tax Framework

While several provinces have announced their plans for recreational cannabis distribution and retail operations, industry stakeholders have been waiting for an announcement on the Canadian cannabis tax framework and that moment has now arrived.

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Health Canada hosts Partnership Symposium on Cannabis Public Education and Awareness in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Health Canada hosted a one-day public education symposium with approximately 90 representatives from federal, provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous groups, and health and other partner organizations that play a role in raising awareness and educating Canadians about the health and safety risks of cannabis use.

Department of Canada: Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

Government of Canada Announces Consultation on Proposed Excise Duty Framework for Cannabis Products

OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis is not working, and the Government of Canada is committed to legalizing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of kids, and profits out of the hands of criminals.

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Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Genetics to the European Union

NANAIMO, British Columbia, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 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.

Manitoba Distribution and Retail of Cannabis and Retail Sales

Province Announces Hybrid Model for Distribution and Retail of Cannabis

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In order to meet the July 2018 timeline mandated by the federal government to permit the recreational use of cannabis, the Manitoba government unveiled a hybrid retail and distribution model that allows both the public and private sectors to do what they each do best, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

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Corix Bioscience Purchases Pharmaceutical Development Corp LTD

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Corix Bioscience Inc. (OTCQB: CXBS) has purchased 100% of Pharmaceutical Development Corp., allowing Corix to commence selling its proprietary cannabis products internationally.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Canadian Marijuana Economy

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Canadian Marijuana Economy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the country, which plans to be in effect on Canada Day (July 1) 2018. Now, many experts have predictions for the Canadian marijuana economy as a result of the cannabis industry becoming legal.

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Government of Canada to Invest in Cannabis Education and Awareness

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals and organized crime.

Beer Distributor’s Play for Cannabis Beverages Amps Canadian Company’s Stock

Beer Distributor’s Play for Cannabis Beverages Amps Canadian Company’s Stock

Drinkable cannabis has been on the rise since the advent of states in America with recreational marijuana legalization and now that Canada is on the brink of implementing recreational legalization, a recently announced strategic relationship has the future of Canadian cannabis beverages looking bright.

Provincial Crown Corporation to Sell New Brunswick Cannabis

Provincial Crown Corporation to Sell New Brunswick Cannabis

With New Brunswick cannabis set to be cultivated by Organigram (TSXV: OGI) and Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED), the provincial government has now determined that a Crown corporation, not the private sector, will handle retail cannabis sales.

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Canopy Growth Increases International Footprint by Expanding into Jamaican Medical Market With the Introduction of Tweed JA

SMITHS FALLS, ON and KINGSTON, JAMAICA, Oct. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) is pleased to announce that it has launched a strategic partnership in the Jamaican cannabis market as part of its ongoing international expansion.

Making the Case for Cannabis as an Ethical Investment

Making the Case for Cannabis as an Ethical Investment

The high-growth industry certainly offers terrific prospects that would be envied by many tech stocks. However, a big hurdle for some investors is investing in “sin stocks,” or what could be perceived as unethical industries and businesses.


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