As companies across North America try and cash in on the increasing popularity of CBD products, understanding and navigating the ever-evolving rules and regulations has become a job in and […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently announced a Notice of Intent – Consultation on the Cannabis Regulations: Cannabis research and other regulatory issues. What are the intended changes? To amend the CR […] Read More >>
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has recently announced that they will be doubling the number of retail store authorizations from 40 to 80, with an objective to reach […] Read More >>
With Cannabis 2.0 fully underway, licensed processors now have the opportunity to begin producing additional classes of cannabis, and to develop new and exciting products to add to their portfolios. […] Read More >>
Over the past five months, COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on multiple industries and their employees across the globe. This global pandemic has caused much uncertainty in regards to […] Read More >>
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has taken an innovative approach to Retail Store Pre-Authorization/Opening Inspections in light of the physical distancing requirements due to COVID-19. According to […] Read More >>
The AGCO announced on April 22 that they will be resuming the issuance of Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) to stores that are complete, in compliance with the emergency order, and meet […] Read More >>
On April 6, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced that Canada’s beleaguered Cannabis sector would be getting access to the $40 billion Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) which includes access to […] Read More >>
After declaring a state of emergency in Ontario back on March 17, the government released a list of essential services, and at that time, authorized Cannabis stores were deemed essential. […] Read More >>
In the initial stages of legalization, consumption of dry cannabis flower, the part of the plant containing higher concentrations cannabinoids such as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or Cannabidiol (CBD) drove industry demand. […] Read More >>
On October 17, 2019, the amended Cannabis Regulations came into force permitting the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals in accordance with the requirements […] Read More >>
When we typically visualize the Cannabis industry we tend to picture fields of plants, edibles, concentrates, and imagine bohemian style retail stores with cannabis products openly displayed throughout. What often […] Read More >>
After Ontario's abolishment of the lottery system, it will now be open season for private cannabis retail. Starting on March 2nd, applicants for a Retail Store Authorization (RSA) can start submitting their applications, up to 10 per applicant. Read More >>
The recent announcement from the Government of Ontario regarding the new system for retail cannabis store applications has massive positive implications for everyone in the industry and the general public. […] Read More >>
The preparation and submission of a federal cannabis licence application can be extremely gruelling and quite challenging. At first glance, a licence application may seem straightforward and easy to compile […] Read More >>
Clinical research involving cannabis has had a challenging history; until very recently (and arguably still) it remains an area of clinical research characterized by historically heavy regulation and seemingly endless […] Read More >>
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