Quebec‘s sweeping ban on the sale of cannabis products was challenged in the Provincial Supreme Court last Thursday. Quebec’s cannabis accessory ban came into effect post-legalization and it’s been hurting small businesses ever since. Unless you are a provincial retailer, it is illegal to sell anything deemed to be a cannabis accessory, including lighters, shirts, […]
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A scope into Canada’s response to the Cannabis industry during Covid-19 by province reveals the industry’s resilience in the face of these trying times. The industry is among the high-growth sector and a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. The country has gained over 400 brick-and-mortar stores since legalization of weed in late 2018. Initially, […]
TORONTO — Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close. The large increase includes one more death, a man in his 90s from Durham Region. Seven people have now died of the illness in the province. The updated numbers also show […]
MONTREAL — Cannara Biotech Inc. says it has received a cannabis cultivation licence from Health Canada, allowing it to start growing at its facility in Quebec. The Montreal-based company says it is building the province’s largest indoor cannabis cultivation facility — about 58,000 square metres, more than three times the size of the Montreal Canadiens’ Bell Centre arena. […]
MONTREAL — Quebecers under the age of 21 won’t be able to buy or possess recreational cannabis as of Wednesday, ushering in the toughest age restrictions in the country since pot was legalized 14 months ago. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government passed legislation in the fall that upped the legal age for accessing cannabis from 18, citing the impact […]
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The Quebec government has dragged its feet on cannabis legalization from the moment Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a task force to study the subject three years ago. Its recent decision to raise the legal age for cannabis consumption to 21 is simply bad policy, poorly thought out. It’s also very likely to further thwart […]
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MONTREAL — The Quebec government’s move to raise the age limit to consume cannabis is being criticized by opposition parties, marijuana producers and public health experts in the province. The Legault government has followed through on an election promise to raise the age of consumption from 18 to 21, passing a bill at the national assembly on Tuesday […]
The Quebec government has passed the most restrictive cannabis law in the country, voting to ban the consumption of marijuana in most public areas and to raise the legal age from 18 to 21 years. Beginning Saturday, Quebecers will be prohibited from consuming marijuana in public. But the law permits cities to adopt their own bylaws allowing people […]
MONTREAL — A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec‘s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Tuesday that Quebec‘s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation Act […]
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According to Nicola Dowling from the CTA: “Victim of ignorance or savvy profiteer? If you believe Mark Rivers, he didn’t know any better. After reviewing all the information at hand, the more cynical amongst us may suspect he willingly tried to pass off illegal products. Already known to the police for selling Class B synthetic cannabinoids, he continued to sell formerly legal highs long after they were banned.”
Following the Elavon/Visa issues from June, cannabis companies have been scrambling to find a way to sell their products online. But that struggle seems to be coming to an end now with ViaBill. Many major names – especially companies selling CBD flowers like Secret Nature, Plain Jane, and Tweedle Farms – are turning to ViaBill too keep their customers happy and business operations running smoothly.
Although British politicians rarely agree on anything, they seem to have surprisingly reached a tri-partisan agreement regarding cannabis legalization in the UK. One Labour party representative, David Lammy, even changed his stance during his visit to Canada, against the tide of his own party.
As Cuomo explained after signing legislation S.6579A/A.8420, making cannabis possession no longer a criminal offense and expunging some cannabis convicts, “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all.” As of August 28th, the penalty for cannabis possession has been reduced to a fine of $50 to $200 depending on the amount.
The final stages of cannabis legalization are in place in Canada, as cannabis edibles are set to become legal within a few months. However, some provincial authorities, like those in Quebec, are taking a more conservative approaches to legalization efforts by preemptively banning the sale of THC-infused edibles and topicals.
As anyone in the cannabis industry already knows, getting a loan or any kind of funding can pose a challenge. Due to the federal regulations against cannabis, banks are often wary of giving out loans for these types of businesses. Backers who support the industry and are willing to help you accomplish your financial goals are a valuable asset for any business, and fortunately, word is getting around about what a wise move it is to invest in cannabis.
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In another disturbing news headline for the vaping industry, health officials in Wisconsin are reporting at least eight cases of “severe lung damage” among teens, believed to be caused by vaping E-cigarettes. Doctors from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin reported their findings to the Department of Health Services earlier in July.