Most legal experts and cannabis operators believe federal legalization will come to the United States soon. How and when it arrives remains up for debate, as does the impact on state markets.
The hop latent viroid (HLVd) is an infectious pathogen which causes disease in cannabis plants. It first came to the cannabis industry’s notice in California back in 2018. Now, the viroid has taken hold in Canada.
At least a few licenced producers in Ontario say they hope to open their new, on-site “farmgate” retail locations in the coming months. Thrive Cannabis in Simcoe says they are putting the final touches on their retail store, with hopes of opening by April 20. Dykstra Cannabis in St. Catharines says they hope to have their own on-site retail store open by the end of this year.
The Ontario Cannabis Store shared a link to a popular subreddit dedicated to reviews of the products for sale in the province, but the forum’s users and moderators aren’t necessarily happy about it.
In Canada, cannabis is taxed at 10% of the dried flower selling price. Approximatelh 25% of this revenue goes to the federal government, and 75% to a provincial or territorial government. Some are saying the system is broken.
A group representing New Brunswick cannabis producers, industry associations, and the Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustin are calling on the province to halt the potential sale of Cannabis NB to a private company.