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  1. Ron Strider

    Health Canada Wants Smaller Players To Have A Stake In The Cannabis Industry

    Health Canada is proposing an expansion to the current system of licenses and permits for the cultivation and sale of cannabis that aims to encourage smaller growers to participate in an industry that has thus far been dominated by just four to five major licensed producers. The ministry's...
  2. Ron Strider

    Eschewing Cannabis For Wine, The Lebanese Way

    One of the poorest regions in the country has transformed itself by turning winemaking into multi-million-dollar industry Sitting among the vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo growing on his spectacular farm in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Michel Emad remembers the not-so-distant time when...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada: Group Of Licensed Cannabis Producers Want To Set Up Own Weed Store In Alberta

    Some of Canada's biggest marijuana producers are banding together to create a private retail co-operative that would sell cannabis for recreational use in Alberta, once it is legalized next year. The Canadian Cannabis Co-op – made up of 12 licensed producers including Aphria, Hydropothecary...
  4. Ron Strider

    Canada: Will There Be A National Pot Shortage In July, 2018? Depends On Who You Ask

    If a recent poll is anything to go by, over six million Canadians who don’t smoke (or vape, or ingest) marijuana now plan to try it when it’s legal starting next July. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of pot. Expected national demand under recreational legalization is in the range of...
  5. Ron Strider

    Will Canada's Marijuana Supply Be Ready For Legalization

    Some people involved in Canada's unregulated cannabis industry say, unless something changes quickly, the supply of available pot come legalization next July, will be inadequate, and the black market will continue to thrive. In British Columbia, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced...
  6. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Government's Marijuana Monopoly Could Weed Out Craft Growers

    Ontario's plan to sell and distribute recreational pot exclusively through a network of government-operated stores could lock in the dominance of the country's large-scale licensed marijuana producers and weed craft growers out of the market, industry experts said Friday. Two of the country's...
  7. Ron Strider

    WA: Small Pot Farms Are Getting Screwed

    It would be easy to mistake the Vashon Velvet pot farm for just another attractive Vashon Island estate: a picturesque farmhouse and a two-story horse barn sit in a grassy field surrounded by woods. A single deer lazily prances across the property. A long gravel driveway wraps far enough away...
  8. Ron Strider

    What Canadian Cannabis Investors Can Learn From Colorado's Legalization

    For Canada, nationwide legalization has been in the cards for quite a while now, but, unfortunately, there have been endless delays due to the many issues that premiers still have. There's uncertainty regarding what may happen if cannabis is legalized, but I don't think there are critical...
  9. Ron Strider

    NM: Medical Cannabis Program Sees Record Patient Growth

    The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program's patient enrollment has seen its fastest growth yet, climbing by 15,357 patients or 53 percent in the first six months alone of 2017. The 44,403 current program enrollment is on track to increase by an annualized rate of 103 percent, to nearly 60,000...
  10. Ron Strider

    NM: Medical Cannabis Producers' Numbers Don't Match Reports

    Keeping tabs on the amount of medical cannabis available throughout the state may seem straightforward, but a review of quarterly reports seem to show more cannabis available for sale than what was grown or produced. While the state's Department of Health requires producers to accurately...
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    Licensed producers in Canada

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  12. K

    Canada's Marijuana Industry Needs Innovation To Thrive, Not Protection

    The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation did not say, "create a marijuana marketing board." Yet its recommendations would, if implemented, effectively impose a supply management system on cannabis. Suppliers would be licensed, and subject to production limits. These controls would...
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    WA: King County Tightens Marijuana Regulations

    The King County Council has tightened its marijuana regulations, making it virtually impossible for marijuana producers and processors to set up shop in the unincorporated areas around Maple Valley and Covington. The council began examining marijuana issues last April during a town hall...
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    Licensed Growers Must Increase Ahead Of Legalization

    The only licensed marijuana producer in New Brunswick says the number of legal growing operations in the country will need to increase before they can haldne the demand expected from recreational users legally purchasing pot. Denis Arsenault of Moncton's OrganiGram, the first licensed...
  15. K

    Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales

    New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program is growing at an even more rapid pace than reported by the public health agency tasked with regulating the industry. Financial reports from growers that were made public for the first time this spring show total receipts during the first three months of...
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    Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales

    New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program is growing at an even more rapid pace than reported by the public health agency tasked with regulating the industry. Financial reports from growers that were made public for the first time this spring show total receipts during the first three months of...
  17. R

    Purveyors Of Pot Work To Reverse Stigma And Rebrand Cannabis

    You won't find brightly coloured bongs or bubble gum-flavoured rolling papers displayed against the backdrop of exposed brick and modern, industrial-style furnishings at Tokyo Smoke. Instead, the shop -- located in a former shipping dock nestled between two warehouses in Toronto's west end --...
  18. R

    Outgrowing The Govt: Medical Cannabis Access In Canada After The Allard Decision

    Each week, new retail storefronts are opening in the city of Toronto. But these aren't your average retailers. Medical cannabis dispensaries, storefronts which dispense cannabis on-site to those with medical conditions, have historically operated on the margins of the law, providing access to...
  19. R

    New Mexico Adopts New Rules For Medical Marijuana Producers

    The names of licensed nonprofit medical marijuana producers and those seeking licenses from the state will become public under new rules taking effect next week, the New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday. The confidentiality surrounding producers was challenged last year in a...
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    NM Dept. Of Health To Release Names Of Medical Marijuana Producers

    The names of licensed medical marijuana producers in New Mexico will go public under new rules that take effect next week. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday it will post the names after a lawsuit argued keeping them secret violated public records law. The agency had...