Hemp: a solution against PFAS

Hemp: a solution against PFAS

24 May 2024Ecology

The decontamination potential of hemp has been recognized for many years. A village in Belgium, for example, has decided to test its effectiveness in cleaning its soils and reducing PFAS levels in the environment. The results of the pilot project will be known in the autumn, and could lead to nationwide deployment.

SQDC performance audit published

SQDC performance audit published

23 May 2024Daily news

The report of the performance audit conducted by the Auditor General of Québec at the National Assembly for the year 2023-2024 has just been published.

Ono in full growth

Ono in full growth

22 May 2024Economy

Our member, Ono, will be expanding its facilities, enabling it to double its production and export its products to Germany. The company is also targeting the Israeli and Australian markets. “We were lucky enough not to be among the first to get into this industry, so we watched what was going on and how it was going, with the aim of learning,” explains William Rousseau, co-founder of the company.

Significant increase in medical cannabis exports

Significant increase in medical cannabis exports

8 May 2024Canada

Canadian medical cannabis exports are up sharply on the year before. For fiscal year 2023-24, they reached $218 million, compared with $160 million in 2022-2023, an increase of 36%.

An ACS in cannabis production and processing

An ACS in cannabis production and processing

18 April 2024Daily news

The Cégep Gérald-Godin's Continuing Education and Business Services is offering the Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS) in Cannabis Production and Processing starting May 27, 2024.

2024 Federal budget

2024 Federal budget

17 April 2024Daily news

Message from our CEO, Pierre Leclerc, following the tabling of the 2024 federal budget.

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.