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I.C.S Launches “Cannabis In Workplace” – Unique Program To Guide Businesses Through Cannabis Legalization – Human Resources, Legal, Employer Aspects

International Cannabis Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the world's first international, multi language, evidenced based medical and legal cannabis in the workplace program. TORONTO (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 21, 2018 International Cannabis Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the world's first international, multi language, evidenced based medical and legal cannabis in the workplace program. “We are excited to put our combined more than over 200 years expertise in legal, healthcare, human resources, business and most importantly cannabinoids experience to work helping both employees and employers understand the risks, and feature and benefits in Cannabis and how it affects the workplace.” CEO Kevin Hall said today. Initially rolling out in English, French and Spanish for the North American [...]

By | 2018-02-28T16:23:00+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on I.C.S Launches “Cannabis In Workplace” – Unique Program To Guide Businesses Through Cannabis Legalization – Human Resources, Legal, Employer Aspects

Canadian firm becomes first pot producer to list on major U.S. stock exchange

Toronto-based Cronos Group is set to be the first marijuana company to list on a major U.S. stock exchange when it begins trading on the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite on Tuesday. The move is a significant milestone for the company and the broader marijuana sector that has faced resistance from the Trump administration. In January, the U.S. Justice Department had repealed an Obama administration policy that eased the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug. Federal law in the U.S. still prohibits marijuana use, despite some states like California moving to legalize it. "This up listing to Nasdaq is a major corporate milestone and reflects the significant progress we have made in strengthening our corporate governance and expanding [...]

By | 2018-02-27T14:55:10+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Canadian firm becomes first pot producer to list on major U.S. stock exchange

Shoppers Drug Mart signs marijuana supply deal with Aurora Cannabis

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:45AM EST  TORONTO -- Licensed producer Aurora Cannabis has signed a deal to supply medical marijuana to Shoppers Drug Mart. The agreement is subject to Health Canada's approval of the pharmacy chain's application to dispense medical cannabis. Aurora's products are expected to be sold online, as current Canadian regulations prohibit the sale of medical marijuana in pharmacy locations. Shoppers Drug Mart's deal with Aurora comes after it recently signed similar deals with licensed medical marijuana producers Aphria, MedReleaf and Tilray. The pharmacy chain's parent company Loblaw Companies Ltd. applied in October 2016 for a license to dispense medical marijuana. Other pharmacies have also lined up similar supply [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:54:20+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Shoppers Drug Mart signs marijuana supply deal with Aurora Cannabis

MedReleaf introduces first adult-use recreational cannabis brand: San Rafael ’71 launches with cannabis-inspired beer

9 Feb 2018. MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - MedReleaf Corp. (TSX:LEAF) Canada's first and only ISO 9001 and ICH-GMP certified cannabis producer, today announced the introduction of its first adult-use recreational brand: San Rafael '71, inspired by and designed to celebrate the spirit of classic cannabis culture. San Rafael '71 has been designed with the classic consumer in mind, one of the largest segments of the Canadian cannabis market. San Rafael '71 is for adults who are discerning and knowledgeable about cannabis products and those who value quality and an authentic experience. To mark the launch and to introduce Canada to the brand, the company has partnered with one of Canada's most well-regarded brewers, Amsterdam Brewing, to develop and launch the first San Rafael '71 product, 4:20 Pale Ale. "While [...]

By | 2018-02-26T09:30:51+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on MedReleaf introduces first adult-use recreational cannabis brand: San Rafael ’71 launches with cannabis-inspired beer

Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market Unlike other provinces, Ontario has yet to lock into supply deals and is opening up its sourcing to all 90 licensed producers across the country Mark Rendell February 21, 2018 5:07 PM EST TORONTO — Ontario’s provincially-run cannabis retailer is open to sourcing product from growers of all sizes across the country, according to a spokesperson for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The approach appears to be in contrast to the one taking hold in provinces such as Quebec, where the government-run Société des alcools du Québec recently opted to sign sizeable recreational cannabis supply agreements with a [...]

By | 2018-02-22T10:09:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on

Expect longer border waits after marijuana legalization, CBSA report warns

By Stewart Bell and Patrick Cain Global News The legalization of marijuana could lead to longer waits at Canada’s border crossings as officers deal with “cannabis tourists,” warns an intelligence report obtained by Global News. The declassified Canada Border Services Agency document also said that illicit exports of marijuana “are expected to increase” after legalization, putting additional strain on officers. “Unless exemptions are made for personal amounts of marijuana, cannabis legalization may increase workloads for officers and translate into longer border wait times, particularly at land borders,” it said. Border delays will be particularly bad during summer months as visitors arrive for outdoor festivals, concerts and 4/20 cannabis events that occur every April 20, said the report by the CBSA’s Intelligence Operations [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:54:46+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Expect longer border waits after marijuana legalization, CBSA report warns

Pot could be legal June 7, but sales delayed until at least August: Senator

Pot could be legal June 7, but sales delayed until at least August: Senator Daniel Otis, CTVNews.ca Writer @dsotis Published Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:30PM EST  Last Updated Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:46PM EST Cannabis could be legal for recreational use as soon as June 7, but Canadians will likely have to wait until at least early August to purchase it, independent Ontario Senator Tony Dean told CTV News Channel on Saturday. “July 1 was always a target date,” Dean explained. “We’re going to see … a final vote by the Senate on June 7 that may require a bit of time for some amendments to be dealt with. But in a sense, if that bill [...]

By | 2018-02-20T11:46:11+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Pot could be legal June 7, but sales delayed until at least August: Senator

Sun Life Financial to add medical pot option to group benefits plans

Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:46PM EST  Last Updated Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:27PM EST TORONTO -- Sun Life Financial Inc. is adding medical marijuana coverage as an option for its group benefits plans, signalling an insurance industry shift and growing acceptance of the drug that bodes well for Canada's burgeoning cannabis sector. The Toronto-based insurer's president and chief executive Dean Connor said the move was influenced by rising interest from Sun Life's employer clients. "Medical marijuana has become a very important part of their treatment program and pain management program," said Connor, referring to patients who have cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or those requiring palliative care. Currently, [...]

By | 2018-02-16T12:59:28+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Sun Life Financial to add medical pot option to group benefits plans

Tory senators not inclined to rush debate on bill to legalize cannabis

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:21PM EST  Last Updated Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:48PM EST OTTAWA -- Conservative senators are balking at an attempt to speed up consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, which the Trudeau government hopes to have in place this July. Sen. Larry Smith, who leads the Conservative caucus in the Senate, indicated Wednesday that his senators need more time than the government wants to allow to do their duty as the official Opposition: to provide thorough and "constructive evaluation" of bills, particularly one as complicated and far-reaching as the cannabis legislation. The government's representative in the Senate, Sen. Peter Harder, served notice this week [...]

By | 2018-02-15T14:17:20+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Tory senators not inclined to rush debate on bill to legalize cannabis

Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:08AM EST  MONTREAL -- Six companies announced they have signed letters of intent with Quebec's liquor board to supply cannabis and related products. The companies individually announced the deals with the Crown corporation, which is overseeing marijuana sales in the province through a subsidiary when it becomes legal later this year. The Hydropothecary Corp., which is based in Quebec, will provide 20,000 kilograms of cannabis products in the first year of legalized recreational cannabis use through a full range of products. Meanwhile, Aphria Inc. will provide up to 12,000 kilograms of products in the first year, including cannabis oils, other derivatives and several strains of high-quality dried [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:47:46+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis