Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario to Implement Lottery to Phase in Cannabis Retail

Ontario’s plans to rollout private cannabis retail in Apr. 2019 will happen in waves amidst national supply shortages. “We cannot in good conscience issue an unlimited number of licences to businesses in the face of such shortages and the federal government’s failure to provide certainty around future supply,” reads a statement issued by Caroline Mulroney, […]

‘It’s a game changer’: Ontario company prepares Canada’s first outdoor cannabis crop

Ontario-based 48North is laying the groundwork for what would be Canada’s first large-scale outdoor marijuana crop under the Cannabis Act this spring, pending required permits from Health Canada. “With Health Canada’s permission and approval, we’ll be doing a very large outdoor grow for 2019,” co-CEO Jeannette VanderMarel told Marijuana Business Daily. “I’m hoping it’s in […]

Aurora ‘expects sufficient supply’ of marijuana to meet adult-use demand

Aurora Cannabis expects to have sufficient supply next year to meet demand in Canada’s shortage-ridden recreational marijuana market, according to a regulatory filing the Alberta company released Monday alongside its quarterly results. Aurora – one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of companies – reported revenue of 29 million Canadian dollars ($21 million) for the quarter […]

Ontario Cannabis Store sticks to ‘Plan A’ despite lengthy delays

A contingency plan developed by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) to cope with a rotating strike by its exclusive shipper has not been put into action, leading to lengthy shipping delays and thousands of customer complaints. The OCS previously said its contingency plan was “ready in the event orders cannot be fulfilled due to the […]

Investment bank: Canada’s cannabis sales much lower than expected

Just two weeks after Canada legalized cannabis, a leading investment bank is warning investors it is “increasingly clear” recreational marijuana sales this year will come in much lower than expected. GMP Securities, an independent investment bank that services the cannabis sector, said the first 12 days of the legal market were marred by operational and […]

Toronto airport warns travelers not to take ‘free weed’ from trash bins

(via Wikimedia Commons) Cannabis may now be legal for adults in Canada, but that doesn’t mean that anyone can take weed ditched at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Although adult use and possession of marijuana became legal throughout Canada last week, transportation remains illegal across country borders. That reason is why airports like Pearson have set up […]

Recreational Cannabis Stores in Ontario

Looking for open cannabis stores in Ontario on Oct. 17, Canada’s Legalization Day? We’re here to help. The way to purchase from a government-licensed store will be through the Ontario Cannabis Store web site, www.ocs.ca. Visitors to the site must enter their birth date to verify they’re at least 19 years old. A flat $5 […]

The World’s Biggest Wine Buyer Dips into Cannabis in Canada

The world’s biggest buyer of wine is the government of Ontario, and with the legalization of cannabis just one week away, they may become the largest wholesale buyer of the herb as well.  Especially since recreational consumption is expected to be over twice the amount of GW Pharmaceuticals’ current global export for medical cannabis. Licensed […]

Ontario moves to allow hotel marijuana consumption in boost to tourism industry

(This story has been updated to include bed and breakfasts.) Ontario’s plan to liberalize cannabis consumption rules is a major boon for the tourism sector, according to industry executives and analysts, because it gives hotel owners the ability to allow recreational consumption in guest rooms. Ontario’s Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act – introduced in the Legislature […]

Cannabis legislation in Ontario expected in late September

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is expected to introduce legislation to regulate the recreational cannabis industry in late September, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter. The legislation could be introduced within days of the start of the fall session on Sept. 24. Last month the new government reversed the previous provincial government’s commitment […]