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Ontario Scales Up Privately Owned Cannabis Retail Store Locations

On October 17, 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis country-wide.  It wasn’t until November 27, 2018 that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) issued its guidelines as to what is involved for private entities to obtain a retail store license to operate in Ontario.  In this article we provide a high level view of…

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Canada Tax on Cannabis is…Taxing

By Millie Bojic Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada as of October 17, 2018, cannabis producers and investors are set to gain traction full-swing in this burgeoning industry. As the only G7 country legalizing cannabis to date, all eyes are on the Canadian government and the implementation of its taxation and regulatory regime on…

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How to Score High in Branding your Cannabis Company

The official launch of the cannabis industry in Canada has created huge potential.  However, it is important to note that the industry is not without its controversies and is a highly regulated industry.  In fact, the government has acknowledged that the industry will be treated as a hybrid between the tobacco and alcohol industries. .…

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Understanding Canada’s Cannabis Industry

The legalisation of cannabis is a huge milestone, not just for Canada but for the rest of the world.  Canada has become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise the recreational use of cannabis at a federal level.  More importantly, however, Canada is the first G7and G20 country to legalise cannabis…

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Cannabis: Architecting your Dope Message

Slowly, but surely, Canada has been taking measured steps to legalize cannabis for mass consumption.  Whereas the cultivation of cannabis in Canada and sale for medicinal purposes is currently legal (and regulated by Health Canada), its full legalization for recreational consumption is imminent. What is the Status of the Cannabis Act? The Canadian House of…

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