Canadian cannabis sales top $245 million in August

Original article can be found here: Canadian sales of legal adult-use cannabis grew by 5.2% from July to August, reaching a monthly total of 244.9 million Canadian dollars ($186.9 million). The monthly record for Canadian marijuana sales implies an annualized market worth more than CA$2.9 billion. Statistics Canada’s retail trade data for August tracked […]

Is cannabis the secret to pitching?

Article originally appeared here: Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci on Twitter, the infectious disease specialist who has helped lead the White House response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump wasn’t focused on the pandemic that has killed more than 220,000 Americans, though. Instead, he homed in on […]

Black and Indigenous people are trying to gain a foothold in the industry

Article originally appeared here: Ashley and Michael Athill, the brother and sister team behind a new Black-owned craft cannabis cultivator called HRVSTR, have had their growing facility in place since May of last year. But up until now, they haven’t been able to grow or sell any product. Located in Ontario’s Durham region, the […]

Covid-19 is a boon for legal marijuana

Article originally appeared here: Canada’s legal marijuana industry is celebrating a jump in sales, more brick-and-mortar stores and competitive pricing as it celebrates two years in business.  Since Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, 2018, legal sellers and producers have struggled to compete with the black market, but there have been recent gains […]

Mexico and Legalization

Article originally appeared here: Mexico is one of the most exciting emerging cannabis markets in the world and we believe that the market is nearing an inflection point. Recently, we came across studies that highlighted the potential of the Mexican cannabis market and this is an opportunity that we are excited about over the […]

Aurora exits Australian Market

Article originally appeared here: Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis sold off its stake in Australian medical marijuana company Cann Group, but the Canadian producer says it still sees promise in the Australian market. “We continue to see growth potential in this important market and will maintain active relationships with key distribution partners to enhance availability of […]

Alberta growers want sampling tours.

Article originally appeared here: Kieley Beaudry would love patrons to tour her licensed indoor pot patch, sample its produce and purchase their favourite buzz on their way out. If wineries and breweries can do it, she says, Alberta’s legal cannabis producers should have the same right. It’s something the sector has been lobbying for, […]

People are unaware Medical Cannabis is legal in the UK

Article originally appeared here: Up to half of people in the UK are unaware that medical cannabis is legal in the UK, according to an ongoing poll by Canex. Out of 13,254 respondents, 46% revealed that they were unaware of the 2018 rescheduling which made medical cannabis legal in the UK. Despite being legal […]

Wildfires devastate the west coast cannabis industry.

Article originally appeared here: ‘Stillness in the air’ Complete losses to the wildfires Last month, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and other Oregon Congress members introduced a bill that would allow state-legal cannabis businesses to qualify for disaster recovery programs. Like most cannabis-centric legislation, the bill is expected to face stiff opposition in the Republican-led […]

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