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Week in Weed – June 1, 2024

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Last week, StratCann spoke with the owner of Nunavut's second cannabis store and learned that more cannabis workers have joined unions, and the Alberta government announced it would study the impact of legalization on the province's youth.

BC's T'iitsk'in Spirit Ventures is resuming production at the former CannTrust facility in Ontario, a clumsy break-in at a West Kelowna cannabis store was caught on video, and Ontario retail chain Shiny Bud filed a notice of intent to propose under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

A recent study in Ontario examining the effects of edible cannabis on simulated driving and blood THC levels found that there was no association between driving ability and blood THC levels.

As part of our extensive Insight series, we looked at a better way to measure THC levels in cannabis.

Canopy continues to make losses, but less than before. AgriCann Solutions Corp., the parent company of Newline Ventures Inc., a micro-gardener and processor based in Vernon, BC, continues to struggle.

Decibel reported a net loss and declining revenue in a new quarterly report. Nextleaf Solutions reported a loss of $1 million in the first three months of 2024. Simply Solventless reported its seventh consecutive quarter of positive EBITDA.

In British Columbia, the illegal distribution of cannabis resulted in a seizure notice in connection with two properties.

More cannabis news from the past week

MP Patrick Weiler presented a petition to the House of Commons on 30 May NORML Canada to raise the THC limit for EdibleWeiler was the sponsor of the petition.

Council members in Wellington CentreOntario, again refused, Cannabis shops in their community, citing concerns about their ability to manage the sites as well as the usual marijuana madness.

A Federal Labor Arbitration Court has Air Canada green light to test a flight attendant's lock of hair for cannabis after two of the man's roommates and colleagues claimed he was smoking a bong and making jokes about airplane hijackings.

A cannabis retail licensee whose application was rejected by the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Authority Their request to stay the Board's retail licensing process was denied by a federal judge. The Board denied the request on the grounds that “the statement of a natural person [he] submitted in support of [his] The preliminary proposal did not accurately reflect [his] close personal or business relationship with other applicants.”

Village Farms International, Inc.the parent company of Pure Sunfarms, announced that it has sold its stake in the Quebec-based Rose Life Science Inc. by 10% to maintain a share of 80%.

Ghost Drops announced a partnership with SOMAÍ Groupan EU-GMP compliant European biotechnology company with international distribution channels for cannabinoids.

organization chart signed a three-year supply contract with Avida Medical in the UK. Organigram plans to supply Avida Medical with 1,700 kilograms of medical cannabis flowers over a three-year period, with a delivery of 500 kilograms expected in the first year of the agreement.

Magazine for Foreign Policy has taken an in-depth look at the Canadian cannabis industry and the recent report from the Expert Panel on the Cannabis Act.

A study in Alberta found that there was an increase in hospitalization rates among younger adults (18–24) before legalization, but there was no increased risk associated with cannabis legalization for either younger (18–24) or older adults (25+).

Researchers in Canada led by Lynda G. Balneavespublished a case study on cannabis use in a Canadian long-term care facility.

Researchers in Ontario published a paper entitled Geographical distribution of cannabis stores in Canadian cities: A spatial analysis of the legal cannabis market 4 years after legalization. In Toronto, Canada's most populous city, clustering is most pronounced. In the cluster neighborhoods, there were a median of 10 stores (and a maximum of 25 stores) within a 1,000-meter radius.

Paul Mahon, Editor-in-Chief of Farmer from Ontario, wrote about the impact of cannabis sales figures on the overall revenue of farms in Canada, resulting in highly skewed numbers.

Several Canadian companies will participate in the KCSA Virtual Cannabis Investor Conference Tuesday, June 29–Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Finally, Denton has published a helpful breakdown of cannabis quantities in the US. Replanning Process and the controversy surrounding a Agriculture Act Amendment that would effectively ban Delta-8, Delta-9 and THCA.