The basics of growing cannabis

There are few pesticides available to help protect the crop

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s still a lot to learn about cannabis production in Ontario, with limited pesticide options and evolving technology. Bill MacDonald, professor and co-ordinator with Commercial Cannabis Production at Niagara College recently introduced aspects of cannabis production to attendees of the SouthWest Agricultural Conference held in Ridgetown. Why it matters: Cannabis production presents an opportunity for […] Read more

Canopy Growth may face challenges offloading assets, CEO says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Canada’s biggest cannabis producer, Canopy Growth Corp., could face challenges offloading assets as it seeks to winnow its facilities down to focus on its most lucrative markets and products, its CEO told Reuters. The company, which reported a smaller-than-expected third-quarter loss on Friday, is conducting a “thorough strategic review” of its production facilities […] Read more

More pain in store for Canadian marijuana companies

Aurora Cannabis, Tilray cut jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Investors are bracing for more job cuts and writedowns at Canadian cannabis producers before the industry stabilizes and becomes profitable, after two of the biggest weed companies, Aurora Cannabis and Tilray announced cost reductions this week. Canada legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018 but profits have proven elusive for most marijuana […] Read more

Tilray, in cost reduction mode, cuts 10 per cent of workforce

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toronto | Reuters — Tilray Inc. has cut 10 per cent of its 1,443-strong workforce as part of a global restructuring effort to reduce costs, the cannabis producer said Tuesday. “By reducing headcount and cost, Tilray will be better positioned to achieve profitability and be one of the clear winners in the cannabis industry,” the […] Read more

Bargain hunters fire up rally in cannabis stocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — Some cannabis stocks are seeing their prices surge as investors hunt for winners in the ashes of an industry shakeout that hammered share prices last year. Shares of Tilray Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp. have climbed more than 20 per cent since the start of the year, while Cronos Group […] Read more


Pushing back against pot

The rapid expansion of cannabis production in rural areas has prompted residents, farmers and municipalities to call for a slowdown in growth

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ontario’s rapidly growing cannabis production sector is facing a backlash after the addition of many new growing facilities has resulted in interim control bylaws from municipalities and the formation of local protest groups unhappy with smell and traffic. Why it matters: Cannabis production in Canada has grown quickly since legalization a year ago last October. […] Read more

Cannabis patients boost Aurora edible sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Aurora Cannabis this week became the first major Canadian company to sell edibles and vapes for medical use, a small base that nevertheless helps shore up margins and paves the way for sales in the much larger European medical market. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, and recreational […] Read more

Constellation tightens grip on Canopy with CEO appointment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Constellation Brands finance head David Klein will take over in January as CEO of pot producer Canopy Growth Corp., hardening up the Corona beer maker’s control of a company into which it has sunk US$4 billion. Klein was appointed Canopy chairman in October after Constellation booked a $430 million net loss related to […] Read more


Pot producer Canopy Growth to stop expanding in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Canopy Growth Corp. on Thursday reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss on soaring expenses and said it would not make any large investments to expand in Canada amid surplus supply and tepid demand for weed and weed products. The decision to hold expansion plans follows a wave of enthusiastic spending by marijuana companies to […] Read more

As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reuters — A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana, cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride. So-called cannabis 2.0 — legalization of marijuana derivatives including edibles, beverages, extracts […] Read more