Cannabis News Box

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

October 17, 2019

This month, Statistics Canada released information detailing the economic influence that legalization has had on Canada’s economy. By July 2019, a whopping $8.26 billion was contributed to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) from legal cannabis sales. This is a noticeable increase from the $...

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

September 23, 2019

Fresh data from Statistics Canada has painted a pretty insightful picture of the positive repercussions associated with December's passing of the Cannabis Act.  Based on data released by analysts in Statistics Canada's second-quarter financial report, the North American country's black market is being...

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2018

Canada is short on cannabis, despite the fact that legalization is officially due to roll out on today. Based on a recent report released by the C.D. Howe Institute, the Great White North's supply of bud will meet a mere 30-60 percent of total consumer demand once recreational sales kick off. Industry ana...

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018

Located on the south shore of Quebec’s St. Lawrence River is the Kanien'kehá:ka community of Kahnawake. This First Nations Reserve sits south of Montreal, where the countdown is on for cannabis legalization in Canada. However, for the indigenous people living on Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the grass ...

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2018

Since Canada’s Senate approved amendments to Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) on June 19, the legal cannabis industry has gone full steam ahead. As the world’s first industrialized country to legalize cannabis fully, Canada is under a lot of pressure to prove that cannabis reform is worthwhile. Consumer...

Canada’s Liberal government rejects Senate’s amendments to Cannabis Act

Canada’s Liberal government rejects Senate’s amendments to Cannabis Act

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 26, 2018

At the beginning of June, the Senate gave the Trudeau government’s cannabis bill a stamp of approval. However, the federal Liberal government of Canada has now rejected amendments made to the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) by the Senate. Although the majority of the changes will be accepted by the Liberal government...

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