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 November 20 to 26, 2017:
- Cannabis legislation creates private retail system: in an interview with Rocky Mountain Outlook, Jeff Mooij explains how Albertans have an appetite for a safe and regulated product and they are willing to pay for it. [Rocky Mountain Outlook]
- The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce supports the Province of Alberta’s plan to adopt a private retail model for selling cannabis: “Alberta’s entrepreneurs are ready, willing and able to take on the risks and rewards associated with developing this new industry,” said Janet Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased the Province decided to let business do what it does best.” [Edmonton Chamber of Commerce]
- Canada is going to track how much legal weed adds to economic growth: Statistics Canada said it will begin making estimates of current illegal production, sale and use of cannabis to provide a clearer picture of the “economic and social consequences of the legalization” expected by mid-2018. [Bloomberg]
- Cannabis and the city: Calgary asks citizens for feedback: An online feedback form on the city’s website launched on Monday asks Calgarians 24 questions about a range of pot-related topics, from public consumption to potential retail store hours. [Metro Calgary]