Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis
  •  To represent the Quebec cannabis industry and contribute in a constructive and responsible manner to its development.

    Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis
  • Representing the Quebec Cannabis Industry and contributing in a responsible and constructive manner to its development!

    Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis

A clear mission and mandate

To represent the Quebec cannabis industry and contribute constructively and responsibly to its development. To establish itself as a key player in the Quebec cannabis ecosystem.  To be recognized by the members of the association as well as by industry stakeholders as a credible, constructive interlocutor with the ability to meet the strategic needs of the industry.

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A passionate cannabis community !

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 The face of  your Quebec Cannabis producers

Neptune
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Entreprise de santé et de bien-être diversifiée et entièrement intégrée.

Roselife Science Vie
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The cannabis of the Québécois.

Montreal Cannabis
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An engaged team in the cannabis field.

Origine Nature
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An artisanal culture is at the heart of state of the art facilities.

Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis

Actualités

Daily news

CanEmpire's first Cannabis Fair, CanFest, is cancelled

Awa Diagne, president of CanEmpire, and Véronique DeBonville, co-founder, say they were subjected to a "fear campaign" by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. This forced them to cancel their event three weeks before it took place. According to them, they received a visit from MSSS agents at the beginning of the month who warned them of possible heavy fines if the event took place. This visit pushed the Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère to end the contract with them. According to Awa Diagne: "The ministry went and told information about our event that was not true. It mentioned [...] that we were going to promote cannabis, that our event was illegal, whereas no notice of non-compliance was given because nothing was deemed illegal. It was only based on predictions of what they thought was going to happen." While the event was intended to be an educational event about cannabis, the MSSS says it is quite the opposite and reminds us that it is "forbidden for anyone to associate a facility...with a name, logo, distinctive sign, design, image or slogan associated with cannabis, a cannabis brand, the SQDC or a cannabis producer. The same applies to the association with a sporting, cultural or social event. For example, organizing a cannabis festival is prohibited."

International

Israel exports medical cannabis seeds to the US for the first time

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced the export of its first medical cannabis seeds. This demonstrates the country's intention to become a major player in the global cannabis market. The shipment has been planned for a year and contains seeds from local company BetterSeeds, which has a research license from the Ministry of Health. The seeds will be examined upon arrival to see if they are suitable for the U.S. market. According to Agriculture Minister Oded Forer: "The export of cannabis seeds invites us to expand the diversity of Israeli agricultural exports and strengthens local agriculture. It also leverages Israel's relative advantage in a global industry that is still considered in its infancy." Thus, "contrary to popular belief, the cannabis industry in Israel has been active in the research field for decades, but it is only in recent years that it has gained momentum due to changes in Israeli policy.''

Cannabis Research

Legalization of cannabis leads to a decrease in alcohol, nicotine and opioid use

Researchers at the University of Washington analyzed substance use trends between 2014 and 2019, and found that people between the ages of 21 and 25 were less likely to use arguably more dangerous drugs after cannabis was legalized in the state. The data was published in Adolescent Health magazine last week. Thus, according to the researchers, "Contrary to concerns about spillover effects, the implementation of legalized nonmedical cannabis coincided with a decrease in alcohol and cigarette use and painkiller abuse." Furthermore, "The data demonstrate that cannabis is not a 'gateway' substance, as has often been thought. In fact, in many cases, cannabis regulation is associated with a decrease in the use of other substances, including many prescription drugs." Recall, by the way, that in 2019, research showed that states with legal cannabis experience a decrease in opioid prescriptions, and another showed that daily cannabis use is associated with a reduction in opioid use among patients with chronic pain.