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Quebec enlists SAQ in cannabis plan

The government plans to have 15 stores open by July 1, which will be run by a new subsidiary of the alcohol board.

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Cannabis producers outline their advertising proposal

If implemented, the proposed marketing regulations would be more strict than those for alcohol.

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Manitoba announces ‘hybrid’ cannabis retail model

The province will regulate distribution and wholesale, leaving the private sector to handle selling product to consumers.

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Canopy Growth brings on Ted Chung

The entrepreneur and Snoop Dogg manager will advise the cannabis producer on the development of its content strategy.

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Constellation acquires stake in Canopy Growth

The alcohol giant will provide marketing support and collaborate on a new drink with the Canadian cannabis producer.

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Nick Dean to leave KBS

The agency’s Canadian CEO is departing to join licensed cannabis producer Emblem.

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NB Liquor will handle weed retail in New Brunswick

The province opts for a Crown corporation model and is currently seeking tenders for 20 retail locations.

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48 North’s Alison Gordon on the cannabis opportunity

The former Rethink Breast Cancer marketer has taken the reins as CEO of the Ontario-based producer.

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Alberta open to both private and government weed retail

The province’s draft of its cannabis plan has some key differences from Ontario and New Brunswick.

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LCBO will handle weed sales in Ontario

The government will be the sole source of cannabis in the province through a web platform and 150 standalone stores.

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Tokyo Smoke heads west

The cannabis retailer partners with a Saskatchewan-based hospitality company to expand ahead of full legalization.

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Tokyo Smoke’s sleek cannabis intro kit

Prescription pot users benefit from a new partnership from the upscale retailer and Aphria.

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Are agencies ready to work with cannabis?

A new survey reveals how willing agencies and consultancies are to get involved with the emerging industry.

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David Bigioni joins marijuana company Canopy Growth

The former MolsonCoors VP on how to build a not-yet-legal brand.

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Giants & Gentlemen named AOR for Aphria

The Toronto agency will help the cannabis producer as it prepares for legalization of recreational use.