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Will Horgan deliver for cannabis sector in 2020? Experts offer policy ideas for British Columbia’s premier

British Columbia has thus far failed to transition much of the thriving noncompliant cannabis market into the regulated fold. The province’s dismal sales through legal channels reached only 12 million Canadian dollars ($9 million) in August, suggesting something is not quite right with the province’s approach to cannabis policy. Indeed, while?British Columbia has opened the […]

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Ontario’s cannabis processors, micros not barred from farm-gate retail

Ontario’s provincial cannabis law does not prohibit federally licensed cannabis processors and micro-class businesses from opening farm-gate stores, the Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed to?Marijuana Business Daily. However, standard processors will still need to sell and repurchase their product via the provincial wholesaler before it can be sold in their stores. The province’s 2018 […]

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As Brazil readies new cannabis regulatory framework, individual imports still growing strong

The cumulative number of authorizations for individual patients in Brazil to import nonregistered medical cannabis products exceeded 13,000 at the end of September 2019, according to data the country’s health regulator?shared with?Marijuana Business Daily. The data shows growing demand despite the current restrictive program that allows only individual imports. With rules set to change in […]

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Week in Review: Illinois adult-use marijuana market starts with $3M+ day, OR rule might limit cannabis permits, Nevada lab closes & more

Licensed recreational cannabis sales begin in Illinois, a new?Oregon rule could possibly curtail the number of marijuana licenses in the state, Nevada shutters a testing lab –?and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   Illinois hits 77,000-plus transactions on first day of legal adult-use MJ sales The newest U.S. recreational marijuana market kicked […]

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Bermuda releases draft medical cannabis law and rules to ‘spark entrepreneurship’

Bermuda released the draft legislative blueprint to establish a domestic medical cannabis industry, which Attorney General Kathy Simmons said would create business opportunities for local enterprises and attract international investment. The government is inviting the public to submit feedback on the proposed Medicinal Cannabis Bill and corresponding Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Regulations. The proposed law and […]

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Top 10 global cannabis stories of 2019: WHO backs rescheduling, Linton out at Canopy, Canadian firms eye US & more

Cannabis markets in Canada and elsewhere in the world went on a roller-coaster ride in 2019, as?irrational expectations?gave way to more realistic market assessments. Global medical marijuana markets, corporations and top executives experienced breakthroughs and setbacks this past year. That’s the gist of the 10 most widely read business stories carried by Marijuana Business Daily […]

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