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New Brunswick pulls plug on privatizing cannabis sales

Premier Blaine Higgs says the province will continue with the government-run Cannabis NB model for all of the province’s cannabis sales. Eight companies, including Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Canopy Growth, expressed interest in taking over the Crown corporation.

David Lobo names new interim CEO of OCS

David Lobo has been named interim president and chief executive of Ontario’s cannabis distributor. The OCS says he will replace Thomas Haig, who will leave his interim leadership position when his contract expires on March 23.

Hexo reports Q2 loss, revenue nearly doubled from last year

Hexo Corp. reported a loss of $20.8 million in its latest quarter as its revenue nearly doubled compared with a year earlier. The cannabis company says its loss amounted to 17 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Jan. 31.
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Canadian cannabis cheer SAFE Banking Act return in U.S. House

Canadian cannabis companies are cheering the reintroduction of the SAFE Banking Act to the U.S. House of Representatives March 18. The act proposes offering safe harbour to financial institutions who provide services to cannabis businesses which will be helpful for Canadian cannabis companies looking to expand to the U.S. » Read more

Virtual Grower Day

April 14 and June 22, 2021
Virtual Event
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Montreal Cannabis Expo

May 12-13, 2021
Montreal, Que.
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