Category: Industry

Scaling up: Small scale cannabis takes on a big greenhouse project

As the Canadian cannabis industry expands to meet growing demand, finding new production space can be a challenge for any licensed producer or applicant. But just finding space, by either using existing infrastructure or building a new facility, is only one part of the more complex challenge of learning how to scale up cannabis production

Canada on course for record hempseed crop in 2017

Hempseed production in Canada may reach record levels in 2017, according to an industry report that projects up to 150,000 acres planted in Western Canada this year. There is some concern from farmers that this could create an excess of hempseed, causing prices to crash. Health Canada figures show just over 33,000 acres in production in 2016, after excess

Standing Committee on Health preparing to discuss Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act

The Standing Committee on Health is expected to begin hearings on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act by this September, says committee vice-chair Don Davies. Committee member and NDP Justice Critic Alistair MacGregor will also be joining Davies to discuss aspects of the bill. Although there have been rumours of a summer session for the Health Committee, Davies

Hydropothecary expands voluntary recall

Quebec-based medical cannabis producer Hydropothecary has announced they are expanding their voluntary product recall from earlier this year to include 19 lots of cannabis products. Health Canada is considering this a Type III recall, or “not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.” The expanded recall is the result of what the company says was

Tenth Vancouver dispensary business license to Eggs Canna

The City of Vancouver has issued their tenth medical marijuana related use (mmru) business license to Eggs Canna at 208 E 16th Ave. Another 25 businesses are at the second of the city’s three-stage licensing process, with another 12 at stage one. The previous business license issued was in late February to THCC The Herb Co. Canada Society

40 Toronto dispensary employees unionize

Canada’s largest private sector union announced today that 40 employees from a Toronto cannabis dispensary will be joining their ranks. Unifor, who say they have 310,000 members across the country in every major sector of the Canadian economy, say employees from Toronto’s Canna Clinic reached out with concerns around their rights and safety as workers. The

Patients waiting months for approval to grow their own cannabis

Health Canada began accepting applications from patients with approval from a physician last August in response to a court ruling in February 2016, but the process has quickly created a backlog with what some are saying is a greater interest in the program than was expected. Although applications in the first few months were approved

Get a job in the Canadian cannabis industry

The cannabis industry in Canada continues to grow, with new jobs across the country being posted seemingly every day. From licensed dispensaries in Vancouver, to licensed cannabis producers across Canada, to the ancillary brands and companies providing them services, the time has never been better for Canadians to find a job in the cannabis industry.

Tobacco industry rep concerned by cannabis packaging rules

A tobacco company representative is calling for more strict packaging rules for legal cannabis, according to an article today in the Lobby Monitor (subscription required). Eric Gagnon, head of external and corporate affairs at Imperial Tobacco told the Monitor that he is concerned that the rules being discussed with the Liberal’s Cannabis Act, Bill C-45