Any celebrity affiliation with a cannabis product, including promotions and marketing, has the potential to be noncompliant with federal law, according to Canada’s cannabis regulator. The warning comes as some major Canadian cannabis producers continue offering brands affiliated to varying degrees with celebrities or popular fictional characters. The regulator has […]

Alberta’s provincial cannabis regulator is recalling multiple lots of cannabis beverages from Ontario-based AgMedica Bioscience Inc.’s Vertical brand, in what appears to be the first-ever recall of a regulated cannabis beverage in Canada. The products are being recalled over labeling errors. The voluntary recall covers four lots of AgMedica’s 55-milliliter Vertical […]

Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General is still considering comments and submissions it received on expanding business opportunities for the regulated cannabis industry – including allowing cannabis consumption cafes and special occasion permits. The public consultation period closed March 10. “While the regulatory registry posting has closed, the Ministry continues […]

The government of Nunavut will soon accept applications for cannabis stores, bringing bricks-and-mortar recreational marijuana storefronts to the only Canadian jurisdiction that still doesn’t have any. License applications will be accepted starting June 1 through the territory’s department of finance. “Nunavut’s cannabis legislation and regulations have a broad range of […]

With capital constraints a growing factor in the marijuana industry, U.S. cannabis companies facing financial pressure are increasingly eyeing Canadian bankruptcy protection as a possible solution to their problems. “It’s a growing trend,” said Zachary Kobrin, special counsel of government affairs at Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Akerman. “We started seeing the tea leaves […]

Sicilian cannabis patients may be celebrating after news dropped yesterday that the region’s medical marijuana supplies would be free to certain qualified program participants. Sicily’s top health administrator Ruggero Razza signed a decree that patients with chronic or neuropathic pain, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis will qualify for the government’s […]