Affordable Canadian cannabis lines bloom as 2nd anniversary of legalization approaches
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2y ago
Some brands are ‘challenging the norm’ when it comes to price points in the legal cannabis space Rewind to October 2018 and consumers were eagerly hopping online to order cannabis legally in Canada for the first time in history. But many were let down due to regrettable quality and price points.  “One of the reasons why there has been so much resistance to legal cannabis is there’s been such a high level of disappointment. Especially amongst legacy consumers,” said Unity Marguerite Whittaker, Director of Offerings for The Village Bloomery. “I kind of compare this industry to timeshare sal ..read more
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Women in weed: First-ever free virtual cannabis conference fulfills ‘need for connection’ amid pandemic
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2y ago
Organizers of the world’s first-ever free virtual cannabis conference for women say they are “pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed” at not only the attendance of the event but the connections that were made.  Hosted by Marigold PR, the Womxn, Wellness & Cannabis Conference (WWC Conference on May 27 included live online panels, keynote speaking engagements and networking opportunities through live chats, real-time question and answer periods, and online facetime, all with the goal of celebrating the “feminine cannabis experience.“ #WWCConference presented by @MarigoldPR. Free Vi ..read more
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Recent cannabis business, investment news you may have missed
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by BotaniQ Magazine
2y ago
A quick look at news in the cannabis industry recently: Canada’s first 10 mg ready-to-drink “Cannabis Beverage Shot THC KISS” was shipped to recreational markets in late May. THC BioMed Intl’s first shipment of THC Kiss will head to Saskatchewan, with shipments to B.C. and Ontario currently undergoing fulfillment. The THC shot “promises to offer a different experience compared to edibles and beverages currently available in either the grey or legal cannabis markets,” a press release notes. Each 30ml bottle of THC Kiss contains 10 mg of THC and the product aims to be an alternative to smoking c ..read more
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Grow Tech Labs and ETC3 launch Plant Science Research Centre
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2y ago
Grow Tech Labs has announced it is partnering with the ETC3 Emerging Technologies Centre in Vancouver to launch Canada’s first privately-owned plant science research centre to advance innovation in nutrition and medicine. Operating from an 81,000-square-foot research facility in the South Research Campus of the University of British Columbia, the ETC3 Emerging Technologies Centre will provide business services to start-ups in the clean tech, fin tech, agri tech and life science sectors. “We are excited to partner with Grow Tech Labs to develop a world-leading research facility and IP house for ..read more
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Shining a spotlight on cannabis quality at Vancouver’s Lift & Co. Conference
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by BotaniQ Magazine
2y ago
Canada’s largest cannabis tradeshow and conference comes to Vancouver next week, with hundreds of exhibitors and speakers, and thousands of attendees gathering to ask questions and have conversations about the current state of the industry and where the future is headed.  A key focus of this year’s Lift & Co. event is consumer intelligence, which has become an even more significant priority now that edibles are legal and product choices are expanding.   This focus complements the work that the Cannabis Quality Assurance (CQA) team will carry out during the event. Defining st ..read more
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British Columbians spent the least on cannabis per capita in first year of legalization
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by BotaniQ Magazine
2y ago
New data released by Statistics Canada this week shows that B.C. has the lowest per capita spending rate on cannabis of any province in the country. Between October 2018 and September 2019, British Columbians spent $10 per capita on legal cannabis, compared to the national average of $24. The Yukon, one of the least populated regions in the country, reported the highest per capita sales at $103, with Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia observing the next highest values at $97 and $68 average sales per person respectively. In overall sales, Ontario cannabis retailers led, contributing $217 mil ..read more
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Massive MJBiz Conference in full swing; event expected to draw 35,000 cannabis professionals to Vegas
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2y ago
The event is said to be the largest gathering of cannabis professionals worldwide  Thousands upon thousands of cannabis professionals are descending on Las Vegas for the MJBiz Conference, being held from Dec. 11 to 13. Organizers say “there is no place like it to equip your business for growth,” with a whopping 35,000 people expected to attend from 75 countries, including more than 1,500 CEOs, more than 8,000 executives, 1,250-plus investors and more than 1,300 exhibitors.  “MJBizCon Week is more than MJBizCon – it’s where the entire cannabis industry comes together to learn, network ..read more
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Cannabis consumers increasingly want eco-friendly, chemical-free and organic products: study
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2y ago
National survey of U.S. consumers reveals they’ll pay more for clean, green and pure products Cannabis consumers are deeply concerned with the use of chemical pesticides, fertilization and the environmental impact resulting from the cultivation process, a new study in legalized U.S. states suggests. Canivate Growing Systems Ltd. (www.thecanivateway.com), conducted a U.S. nationwide survey of more than 600 cannabis consumers in states where it’s legal to purchase cannabis. The survey found consumers overwhelmingly support establishing both environmental standards (79%) and quality certification ..read more
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Recent cannabis, investment news you may have missed
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by BotaniQ Magazine
2y ago
A quick look at some of the news in the cannabis industry recently: Canopy Growth Corporation has revealed its Cannabis 2.0 portfolio of products last week, set to come to market as part of the second wave of Canadian cannabis commercialization. With December 16, 2019, being the first date new product formats can be sold into distribution channels, the company expects that in most markets new products will not be seen on shelves until early in January 2020. The first wave of cannabis chocolate products, set to arrive in retail in early January 2020, includes Tokyo Smoke Go, Tokyo Smoke Pause ..read more
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Over 800,000 Canadians are experimenting with recreational or illegal cannabis for their health
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by BotaniQ Magazine
2y ago
According to Statistics Canada, there are 811,000 Canadians taking recreational or illegal cannabis products for their health without a doctor’s note or prescription.  “These are not products that have been approved by Health Canada as over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) or natural health products (NHPs),” notes a release from Consumer Health Products Canada. “Until Health Canada changes the law that prevents the manufactures of OTCs and NHPs from seeking their approval, they never will be.” Consumer Health Products Canada (CHPC) said in a statement that the country “has an opportunity to d ..read more
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