With so much changing day-to-day with medical cannabis and the looming legalization date in Canada, it can be easy to miss some of the updates. We publish weekly recap blogs of the top stories from the cannabis world, so you can stay in the know.
News cycle for October 30 to November 5, 2017:
- Canadian marijuana producers bolster inventories ahead of recreational cannabis legalization: With Canada’s recreational marijuana market set to launch next summer, the country’s licensed medical cannabis producers are shoring up their inventories in anticipation of an eventual supply shortage. [MJ Biz Daily]
- Cannabis legalization in Canada: 63% of respondents favour a straight retail model: a new OraclePoll research survey finds that 63% of respondents favour a straight retail model in Canada, 30% prefer an online option. [Lift]
- The 420 Clinic has joined the Movember movement: At the 420 Clinic, we have helped thousands of patients in Alberta, and PTSD, depression and cancer are among the top reasons our patients seek out medical cannabis for help. After hearing story after story from our patients, we know first-hand the importance of research and raising awareness about these kinds of health problems, for men and women. This is exactly why we have started a Movember team for this year. [420 News]
- Legal age for buying recreational pot in New Brunswick will be 19, the provincial government announced Wednesday: This was the favoured age among those who made presentations to the government’s select committee on cannabis during hearings held over the summer, according to its report. [CBC]
- Illegal dispensaries in Ontario could be fined up to $1 million under legislation tabled Wednesday: One of the main aspects of the proposed law, which would take effect once the federal government makes the drug legal in July 2018, is to crack down on the array of illegal dispensaries, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said. [Chronicle Herald]
- Ontario names first 14 cities to host government-run marijuana stores: The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, which will run the shops through a subsidiary, said Friday the stores will be located in Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vaughan and Windsor. [Globe and Mail]