On May 9th, British Columbians casted their votes in the Provincial General Election, which resulted in a minority government. Weeks later, after recounts in two ridings and nearly 180,000 absentee ballots were added to the results, the final seat count was determined. A minority government was confirmed, with a final seat count of 43 seats for the Liberals, 41 for the NDP, and … [Read more...] about Minority Government gives B.C. Greens Historic Opportunity to Influence Provincial Cannabis Policy
While the national gaze has been fixated on valuations of Canada’s Licensed Producers and the fate of its disparate dispensaries, in the background, another well-established industry group that makes use of the cannabis sativa plant quietly hums along: Canada’s hemp industry. Hemp is defined under the Industrial Hemp Regulations (“IHR”), regulations to the Controlled Drugs … [Read more...] about The Hemp Industry and the Cannabis Act
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has refused to accept a complaint from a medical cannabis user against the Ministry of Social Services for failing to cover the costs of his medical cannabis, citing a lack of scientific research as its basis for denying the complaint. Terance Grady is on public assistance and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He has been … [Read more...] about Human Rights Commission Refuses to Hear Medical Cannabis Complaint
Matt Maurer was quoted in "Growing like weed" on the legalization of cannabis and some of the difficulties that accompany these changes. The article was published on May 17, 2017 by Listed Magazine. Growing like weed By: Chris Sorensen It’s official: legalized recreational cannabis is coming to Canada. An already hot market for marijuana companies is set to explode—and … [Read more...] about Matt Maurer quoted in “Growing like weed”
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?