The University of Sciences in Philadelphia announced Tuesday the launch of a Master of Business Administration option for students looking for opportunities in the cannabis industry. “We’ve seen rapid growth in an industry that needs business leaders,” said Andrew Peterson, executive director of the USciences Substance Use Disorders Institute. “Our MBA is concentrated on the…
Known for its treasure troves of exclusive eyewear across four flagship boutiques in Aspen, New York, Nashville, and Kansas City, Barton Perreira’s latest launch pays homage to the pot leaf. Inspired by the recent opening of Barneys luxury cannabis store-within-a-store concept, The High End, Barton Perreira tapped Los Angeles-based artist Kenton Parker to dream up…
Company under creditor protection as Health Canada finds 'unauthorized activities'. B.C. cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator's finding that "unauthorized activities" with pot took place at the firm. Agrima is now listed on Health Canada's website of licensed producers with the…
Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis has received a processing licence from Health Canada for its Aurora Air facility located near the Edmonton International Airport and two outdoor cultivation licences for sites in Quebec and British Columbia, the company announced Monday. “Our team plans to use these areas to ensure we are able to consistently grow the high-quality…
A new Edmonton group wants to smoke out cannabis stigma by organizing social outings for professionals who are stoned. Brad Ward is preparing to launch a series of events under the banner of Meet and Green. His ideas include movie showings, charitable events and getting 20 or 30 people to smoke a joint, put on…
As one who has followed the cannabis sector closely for over six years, I have seen lots of ups and downs for its publicly-traded stocks. Investors today have, in my view, the opportunity to own some companies that have bright futures, but that wasn't so much the case even three years ago, when most retail…
Report co-author says results are preliminary but promising. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy. The study, funded by Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can…
It's common these days to hear about a food or beverage company investing in cannabis. It's more unusual for a cannabis company to, say, snap up a soda brand. In recent months, an emerging cannabis firm has quickly acquired a significant position in Jones Soda (JSDA) with an eye on bringing the wild child of…
Whether you’re a CBD newbie or you’ve been (literally) bathing in it for years, figuring out your ideal dose is incredibly confusing—until now. CBD oil is unquestionably the most buzz-worthy ingredient right now. It's so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD—the naturally-occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis…
Hundreds of academics across the country are waiting on a complex approval process to begin studying the impacts of cannabis on an array of topics including impacts on drivers, CTV News has learned. Health Canada says that as it transitions hundreds of authorized research licences from the Narcotics Control Regulations to the Cannabis Act, “there…