When the Cannabis Act—officially known as Bill C-45—was passed, the market in Canada for cannabis was projected to be valued at $9.2 billion by 2025. Since then Ontario has gone through a number of changes with respect to cannabis retail business licenses, among other things. In late 2019, it was announced that there were new rules coming into effect in January 2020. The changes that have gone into effect include: 1) The removal of the cap on the number cannabis retailers the province will allow. 2) The end to the lottery system used for awarding licenses. According to CBC, the.. READ MORE »
Supply chains can be categorized into upstream, midstream, and downstream components. Canada’s cannabis industry is made up of: Growers, cultivators, and producers (upstream) Distributors (midstream) Retailers (downstream) To protect consumers, the cannabis supply chain is carefully regulated at every stage, so those working within it need to be aware of stringent rules and standards. The supply chain for cannabis is made up of stages where the product is: Grown and cultivated Processed: trimmed, dried, cured, extracted Tested Distributed Sold These stages prepare product for consumption and when each step is carefully tended to, quality and safety is preserved. Read on.. READ MORE »
Studying to work in the cannabis industry provides you with guidance on regulations and rules around cannabis products. With the upcoming introduction of legal edibles and extracts to the Canadian cannabis market, some changes are necessary to include standards that keep consumers safe when ingesting products. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) started on January 15, 2019. These regulations include licensing, preventive controls, traceability, and preventive control plans—they will also affect cannabis products. The focus of these new regulations is on preventing issues and getting unsafe product out of the marketplace faster. Read on for more about preventive control.. READ MORE »
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is the regulator for private retail of cannabis in the province. Minimizing public risk and ensuring safety are priorities in the regulation of cannabis. According to the AGCO, all cannabis “must be stored securely at all times” and can only be accessed by staff from the time it is received until the time it is sold. Keeping products stored securely in retail locations is part of controlling who can access them, as they aren’t appropriate for children. In addition, standards can also be followed to preserve quality and freshness, making sure that.. READ MORE »
If you’d like to run an AGCO cannabis location, you’ll want to know a thing or two about extracts before they become legal in October. Read on for more info!
If you want to apply for an AGCO cannabis retail licence, you’ll need to make sure you understand marketing rules for cannabis. Here’s what you need to know.