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48 North lays off 20 per cent of staff, closes outdoor facility

The company described the closure as an important step toward profitability and when coupled with decreasing its cash use, said it will result in annualized savings of at least $5 million.

New York to legalize recreational cannabis

New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized cannabis after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use.

Travellers could be fined $2,000 for bringing cannabis to Canada

The Canada Border Services Agency plans to issue penalties of between $200 and $2,000 to travellers who fail to properly declare cannabis imports, which will be seized.
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Steven Newmaster talks cannabis genetics at Virtual Grower Day

Genomics expert Steven Newmaster will break down the importance of paying attention to cannabis genetics to propel the growth of the industry. He will outline some of the research being conducted in this area and how the industry can benefit. Newmaster has been a botany and genomics professor at the University of Guelph for 20 years and is currently the Director of the NHP Research Alliance. Bring him your questions at Virtual Grower Day on April 14!

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Legal Matters: Package deal

As the costs necessary to construct and outfit a facility to produce cannabis-infused beverages prove to be out-of-reach for many players, parties are looking for alternative solutions. And one viable alternative is something well known in the food and beverage sector: co-packing. » Read More
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Local mayor calls for more government supervision for cannabis production

“The main problem here is the federal government is not following through on its commitment either for licensing or supervising,” said Mayor Harry Hughes. He says knows of three or four different manufacturing facilities in his neck of the woods that have not been registered with the municipality as either hemp or cannabis producers. » Read more

Virtual Grower Day

April 14 and June 22, 2021
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The Growing Summit

April 26-28
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