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Health Canada policy change a step in right direction, experts say

On May 12, the federal department responsible for Canada’s cannabis industry regulations as well as the health policies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic sent an internal memo to the country’s licensed cannabis producers to announce a “reprioritization” of its resources.

Canadians shifting away from stockpiling cannabis amid COVID-19

Canadians have slowed their buying frenzy when purchasing pot amid the pandemic. Cannabis company executives say that after the industry was deemed an essential service in several provinces, things went back down to pre-pandemic levels in April.

Canopy Growth says two top executives have left the firm

The Smiths Falls, Ont.,-based cannabis company says chief operating officer Andre Fernandez and chief commercial officer Dave Bigioni have departed from the firm.
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The rise of cannabis retail franchising

Cannabis retail franchising in Ontario was born out of unique regulatory circumstances. Those same regulatory circumstances will ensure that franchising remains a large portion of the provincial retail cannabis model for some time to come. » Read More

Aurora Cannabis sees $137.4M net loss in Q3

Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s third quarter was weighed down by a net loss, but the company is optimistic about its future after seeing a significant increase in the amount of pot it has sold. » Read More
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