Edmonton City Council voted 10 - 0 (with three Councillors absent) to amend an existing zoning bylaw to make provision for future storefront cannabis retail establishments, as well for cannabis lounges within the City of Edmonton. The bylaw, as amended, now includes the following under the heading "Commercial Uses" Cannabis Production and Distribution means development … [Read more...] about Storefront Cannabis Retail Coming to Edmonton?
The Toronto Board of Health has adopted a report which will see the Board make a wide ranging number of requests to the federal and provincial governments, including a request to the federal government to immediately decriminalize the possession of recreational cannabis for personal use until legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis comes into force. Report for Action … [Read more...] about Toronto Board of Health to ask Federal Government to Immediately Decriminalize Cannabis
In a letter to the Toronto Board of Health, Jan Westcott, President of Spirits Canada, the national organization representing Canadian alcohol distillers, has called a proposal for plain cannabis packaging "misguided". The letter, which was sent this past Friday, was in response to the Board of Health's recommendation document pertaining to legal access to non-medical … [Read more...] about Canadian Alcohol Distillers Call Plain Cannabis Packaging Proposal “Misguided”
Brantford city councilors voted unanimously on Tuesday in favour of zoning by-law amendments that would prohibit retail cannabis outlets in the City of Brantford and in all of Brantford-Brant County. The recommendations which were voted on were set out in a report to the Chair and Members of the Committee of the Whole - Community Development from Paul Moore, General Manager … [Read more...] about Retail Cannabis Outlets Prohibited by City of Brantford
While there are many elements of the legalization of recreational cannabis that remain to be determined, the one thing that is clear is that the opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter the industry are plentiful. Starting a business can be simultaneously exciting and daunting. With the right strategy and team, entrepreneurs can successfully navigate the pitfalls they may … [Read more...] about You have an idea that you think the cannabis market would benefit from – great! Now what?