In an extensive feature, the Globe and Mail's Mark Rendell profiled BC craft and micro growers in rural areas like the Kootenays and Vancouver Island—who put BC Bud on the map—as their fight for survival turns desperate.
Globe and Mail—Paywall
61. Go to Cannabis Camp with Meadow’s David Hua
@donnyshell comes to us from Camp Navarro in Mendocino County, where canna-tech company Meadow created a “weed camp” called Meadowlands. @donnyshell spoke with Meadow's CEO David Hua about the vision behind cannabis camp, the journey to creating one of the most popular dispensary POS systems, and how he stays positive in a sometimes brutal industry. Follow David Hua on Twitter at twitter.com/hua and check out Meadow at getmeadow.com. For more information about Meadowlands getmeadow.com/meadowlands
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Following Mike Zmuda's predictions of how a Conservative government would affect the cannabis industry, the Globe's Jameson Berkow assembled a series of quotes about cannabis from Conservative MP and health critic Marilyn Gladu, widely presumed to be presumptive health minister of a future Conservative government.
Night Court—Cannabis Edition, Globe and Mail—Paywall
Aurora reported $75M Q3 revenue, representing a 365% increase year over year. The company reported a net loss of $158.3M, compared with $19.2M year over year. REC sales grew 37% over the last quarter and MED sales grew 12%.
MJ Biz Daily, NewsWire
Tilray reported 2019 Q1 earnings with revenue nearly tripling year over year to USD$23M. Losses were also high, ballooning from USD$5.2M last year to USD$30.3M.
Alpha Street, Investor Place, MarketWatch
After concluding it would be unenforceable, Quebec's CAQ government is dropping plans to ban cannabis in all public places.
The Montreal Children's Hospital trauma centre issued an alert about proper storage of edible cannabis products after a spike in reports of children accidentally consuming edibles.
Two teens in Milton, Ontario suffered apparent opioid overdoses while smoking what they believed was dry flower cannabis, purchased from a third party.
This week the first Health Canada license for outdoor cultivation went to BC family-run Good Buds Co, which has 750,000 square feet of licensed cultivation space, for a projected yield of between 5,000 and 10,000 kilograms through the summer. Roughly 200 growers have applied for licences to grow outdoors, a cheaper alternative to indoor growing, though limited by weather to only one annual crop.
GrowthOp, Globe and Mail—Paywall
MED activists Joya Halls and Ashleigh Brown highlighted unhelpful THC ranges on products listed on CannabisNL's website. For example, Aphria/Soleil's "Gather" Sativa, is listed as between 7% and 21% THC, while Aphria/Riff's "Subway Scientist" indica pre-roll ranged from 9% to 27%.
Ontario premier Doug Ford's friend Ron Taverner, a former Toronto Police Service superintendent, was offered a position created for him in the Ontario Cannabis Store. He turned the job down and applied for the commissionership of the Ontario Provincial Police, which he got, before being forced to step down due to accusations of nepotism. The job created for him at Ontario Cannabis Store was never filled.