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
Deloitte published its third annual report on Canada's cannabis sector, and its numbers are fairly optimistic. (Optimism marked the two previous reports as well.)
Global, MJ Biz Daily
Its predictions include:
Various experts warn the legalization of extracts, topicals, and ingestibles will, will strain a supply chain that's only just beginning to stabilize itself.
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Toronto-based Hope for Health became the first cannabis charity to register with Canada Revenue Agency. The charity—started by the founders of Auxly Cannabis Group—aims to help MED patients gain greater control over product and LP choices (which have traditionally been limited by regulations), and intends to provide the patients it registers with a monthly stipend with which to purchase MED.
If you asked me at any point before legalization which Canadian city would become synonymous with cannabis, my last choice would have been Calgary, in historically conservative Alberta. (My educated guess would have been Halifax.) I couldn't have been more wrong. As much as it pains me, a Montrealer, to admit this, Calgary is Canada's cannabis town.
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Canopy will open hemp processing operations in seven American states but will not move forward with producing REC or MED in the U.S. until federal legalization.
The BC Court of Appeals turned down an application from Vancouver's unlicensed dispensary owners for a stay of the B.C. Supreme Court decision ordering illegal dispensaries shut down. The nine stores involved in the application—including four locations of the franchise Weeds—were warned they would be held in contempt of court if they did not close immediately.
Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Sun, CTV News
The Globe mapped Canadian REC retailers and discovered there are 0.8 stores for every 100,000 Canadians, compared with Colorado, where there are 10 per 100,000 residents. Newfoundland has 4.8 stores per 100,000 residents, and Alberta has 2.4. In order to meet demand, most provinces would need more than 3,000 more REC stores.
Transport Canada banned cannabis within 28 days of a shift for in-flight crews as well as air-traffic controllers.
Craft growers continue to argue Health Canada's new regulatory demand for completed premises—which cost roughly $1M—locks out potential micro-cultivation applicants. "Who do you know that earns maybe $50,000 a year that can plant a $1-million-dollar facility?" asked one grower.
Last weekend, cannabis communities across Canada were rocked by the news that firebrand activist, MED patient and advocate, businesswoman, and larger-than-life personality Tracey Curley had died at home of unspecified causes.
Leafly, Night Court Cannabis Edition, Twelve High Chicks, The Straight