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Cannabis café to open soon

Cannabis café to open soon

15 April 2024Daily news

A cannabis café will soon open in Montreal, accessible only to holders of a medical cannabis prescription. As Mr. Richard Harton, owner of the future Hälsa café, explains, "The SQDC takes care of the recreational side... Hälsa will take care of the medical side. I want us to become the Rachelle Béry of medical cannabis."

Publication of the Quebec Cannabis Survey

Publication of the Quebec Cannabis Survey

11 April 2024Daily news

The Institut de la statistique du Québec has released the results of its 2023 Quebec Cannabis Survey (QCS). Conducted between February and July 2023 among 13,209 people, the survey provides information on cannabis use and related behaviors, as well as on the perceptions of Quebecers aged 15 and over with regard to cannabis. The first results were published last October.

Cannabis reduces the risk of dementia

Cannabis reduces the risk of dementia

11 April 2024Research

According to a study by researchers at Upstate Medical University, cannabis use may be linked to a reduced risk of dementia in adults aged 45 and over. Analyzing surveillance data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found that users were 96% less likely to develop dementia.

Cannabis rallies young voters

Cannabis rallies young voters

4 April 2024Unites States

In Florida, the issues of abortion and cannabis could allow the Democrats, and therefore Biden, to rally young voters. “Abortion and marijuana on the ballot could be an electoral earthquake for the youth vote in Florida. The GOP’s anti-choice, anti-cannabis stance isn’t just out of touch, it’s straight out of the stone age.”

Alcohol vs cannabis: a comparative study of the two industries

Alcohol vs cannabis: a comparative study of the two industries

27 March 2024Canada

The alcohol and cannabis industries have similar histories, having both endured years of prohibition and are now heavily regulated and taxed. However, cannabis still suffers the consequences of stigmatization. A study carried out by StratCann on the economic governance of the two industries demonstrates this very clearly.

Germany legalizes recreational cannabis

Germany legalizes recreational cannabis

25 March 2024International

After fierce debate in the second chamber of the German parliament, the Bundesrat finally gave the green light last Friday to the legalization of cannabis in the country. The law will come into force in stages from April 1, with the first step being the authorization of cannabis consumption and possession, followed by the liberalization of cultivation and marketing from July 1.

Statement from our CEO

Statement from our CEO

22 March 2024Daily news

Following the publication of the Expert Panel's Final Report, our CEO, Pierre Leclerc, issued a statement with his observations and wishes for the Quebec cannabis industry.

Call to eliminate restrictions on promotions

Call to eliminate restrictions on promotions

20 March 2024Daily news

A group of over 750 cannabis retailers is calling on the provinces to lift restrictions on cannabis promotions, as they are undermining market growth. As Shakir Tayabali, CEO of the Independent Retail Cannabis Collective, explains: "Consumers don't necessarily know the [cannabis] brands and what they want to try.

Statistics Canada releases its National Cannabis Survey

Statistics Canada releases its National Cannabis Survey

18 March 2024Canada

Statistics Canada has released data from its National Cannabis Survey on adult cannabis use in Canada. According to the published data, in 2023, 7 out of 10 Canadians reported purchasing products only from legal sources and the two most consumed products across all groups were dried flower (62.1%) and edibles (57.1%).

Government document speaks of producers'

Government document speaks of producers' "financial distress"

15 March 2024Canada

A document drafted last fall by an official in the Fiscal Policy Branch of Finance Canada had informed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland of the systemic "financial distress" facing the country's cannabis growers, including skyrocketing tax debt and a sharp jump in insolvencies.

When will the cannabis industry get a tax break?

When will the cannabis industry get a tax break?

11 March 2024Canada

As the federal government has announced excise tax relief for alcohol products to help Canadian businesses in the sector, the cannabis industry is calling for the same support.

Increase in cannabis sales in 2022-23

Increase in cannabis sales in 2022-23

7 March 2024Canada

According to a new report from Statistics Canada, in 2022-2023, the growth rate of cannabis sales was greater than that of alcohol. In fact, sales of recreational cannabis in the various provinces rose by 15.8%. Canadians spent a total of $4.7 billion, an increase of $0.6 billion over the previous year.