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Aurora lays off 30 staff, ‘indefinitely’ pauses Alberta operations

The Edmonton-based cannabis company says the pause will occur at its Aurora Sun property in Medicine Hat, where it will layoff about 30 workers. Spokeswoman says the measures are part of a company review to ensure all of its operations are a fit for its current and future business.

WeedMD expands to Atlantic Canada

Dr. Julie Hildebrand will work with patients and benefits providers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, providing WeedMD’s Starseed Medicinal products and its North Star Virtual Patient Care Program.

Local township passes cannabis bylaw to curb illegal grow ops

The Township of Carlow Mayo, about two hours west of Ottawa, has amended a bylaw, which will impose restrictions on where cannabis operations can be permitted within their township, and hopefully, curb these illegal cannabis production facilities from starting up in the first place.
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The Cannabis Council’s C+ report card rating on jobs and the economy noted that sustained employment activity in cannabis retail had “offset” the job losses in the production sector. But it still was not enough for this issue to receive a higher mark because certain barriers to reaching the industry’s full economic potential still exist and have not been addressed. » Read More

Aphria acquires U.S. brewing company

The Leamington, Ont.-based company acquired SweetWater Brewing Company at the cost of US$250 million in cash and US$50 million in Aphria stock. The U.S. craft brewer produces seasonal and specialty beers which it says are “closely aligned with a cannabis lifestyle.” » Read More
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Pure Extracts makes plans to process functional mushrooms

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