B.C. changes regulations around cannabis sales to permit online purchases
Tuesday, the attorney general of B.C. has amended regulations to allow private cannabis stores to sell non-medical cannabis products online for pickup in store.
Attorney General David Eby says the change “supports public health and safety by reducing the amount of time customers need to spend in stores and allows them to remain physically distanced from employees and each other.”
Startup aims to fix weed’s cash problem
SpenceLabs built a mobile-payments app that allows people to purchase marijuana products with their phones. PharmaCann, a large Chicago-based marijuana grower and seller, has been piloting the SpenceLabs app in recent weeks at its Verilife store in North Aurora.
Ease Up on Cannabis Restrictions, Heart Group Urges
Cannabis should be removed from Schedule 1 of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act so that it can be better researched, according to a statement by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Regulators should also start standardizing concentrations of THC and CBD content in recreational and medicinal marijuana, according to the AHA writing group led by Robert Page II, PharmD, MSPH, of University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Denver.
Top House Democrat Talks Marijuana Reform With Major Cannabis Company
Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) joined Canopy Growth’s David Culver for a new series the company launched called “Under The Canopy” last week, and the pair discussed a wide range of marijuana issues.
This top House Democrat said during a recent interview with a major marijuana company that small farmers could benefit from growing cannabis to offset losses in the tobacco industry, and he argued that Democrats view decriminalization as a priority in policing reform discussions.
Uruguay Exports 1000 Pounds of Cannabis To Switzerland, Announces New Industry Measures
Uruguay recently completed several cannabis shipments to Europe that helped cement its position as a global cannabis exporter.
The events were crowned by a public statement given Monday by president Luis Lacalle Pou, in which he underlined how important the crop is to the country’s economy.
Thai Cabinet approves draft law expanding access to cannabis
BANGKOK — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products.
CiiTECH Named As Diamond Sponsor in Inaugural Medical Cannabis Telemedicine Event In Brazil
LONDON, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CiiTECH, the leading global cannabis research and cannabis company, is excited to announce that it will be the Diamond Sponsor of the world’s first mass cannabis telemedicine event in Brazil – The Medical Cannabis Summit. The event will be hosted by Brazilian healthtech business OnixCann, and sponsoring this unique event will give CiiTECH deeper exposure to South American markets.
Heritage Cannabis to Acquire Colorado-based Opticann Inc.
Toronto, ON – TheNewswire – August 5, 2020 – Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. (CSE: CANN) (CNSX:CANN.CN) (OTC : HERTF) ( “Heritage ” or the “Company “), today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the ” Agreement “) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity of Opticann Inc., ( “Opticann” ), a Colorado based oral and topical cannabinoid company with the rights to exclusively sell CBD and CBG products made with the patented VESIsorb (R) drug delivery system for optimized absorption and stability.
Aqualitas Inc. Finalizes Supply Agreement and Launches Products with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Inc.
Halifax, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BROOKLYN, NS – August 4, 2020 – Aqualitas Inc. (Aqualitas), a licensed producer of premium, certified, organically grown and processed cannabis products, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Inc. (“Shoppers”) and will launch its products on this platform today.
Cannabis Canada: Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes lands deal with Canopy’s BioSteel
Fresh off a massive contract extension with Kansas City, one of the NFL’s biggest stars is lending his name to Canopy Growth’s sports nutrition brand. Reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes joins a stable of company spokes-athletes that includes Edmonton Oilers’ captain Connor McDavid, Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard and fellow NFL stars Ezekiel Elliott and Jalen Ramsey.
Israel’s first medical cannabis center to open in November
Israeli medical cannabis company CANTEK has announced it will open the country’s first medical cannabis center in Tel Aviv this coming November, which will house their medical cannabis consultation project, the “Tree of Knowledge,” as well as a cannabis-pharmacy and clubhouse.
Grammy-winning musician and producer to open “cannabis for healing” drug rehab centre
Rap producer Scott Storch has opened a rehabilitation centre in California that will take a cannabis-focused approach to recovery.
“I spent eight years addicted to drugs and was able to get sober and rebuild my life. Now it’s my turn to help save lives with my cannabis for healing rehab,” Storch wrote in an Instagram post announcing the opening of The Heavenly Center.
Aphria Secures Two Year, 3,000 Kilogram Cannabis Supply Agreement
Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA) (NASDAQ: APHA) this morning announced that it has secured a strategic supply agreement with that of Canndoc, a subsidiary of one of Israel’s largest cannabis producers, Intercure. The agreement, for an initial term of two years, will see Aphria begin to ship product to Israel, one of the world’s largest importers of medical grade cannabis.
Iridium Consulting and Ionization Labs Announce Business Development Partnership Enabling Cannabis In-House R&D Testing
LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Iridium Consulting and Ionization Labs today announced their partnership to provide in-house potency testing solutions that increase accuracy and speed, while also dramatically simplifying the testing process.
Pandemic pushes Niagara Falls 420 Expo into 2021
The Niagara Falls 420 Expo, a cannabis-themed show was originally scheduled for April 18, has gone up in smoke for 2020. Organizers have pushed back the second annual event to next spring at Scotiabank Convention Centre.