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OECS | Caribbean countries reject Canada's proposal to undermine Petro Caribe

OECS Business Focus, March 25, 2019 - Misión Verdad had access to a confidential document (“Non-Paper”) drafted by the government of Canada, with which they tried to build a bridge of contact between the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly (in contempt) and some countries of the Eastern Caribbean by proposing an instrument to displace Petrocaribe.
  • Published in CARICOM

Guyana protests Canadian High Commission alleged complicity in attempted toppling of gov’t

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 11, 2019 - The Foreign Ministry has lodged a blistering protest with Canada over the alleged complicity by its High Commission in Guyana in an attempt to  topple the David Granger-led administration after its diplomatic security officer accompanied former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud to a waiting plane hours after he voted to pass an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion.

Canadians spent $43M on cannabis in first two weeks after legalization: StatCan

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million. The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales from cannabis retailers as of Oct. 17, when fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds became legal for recreational use in the country. The first set of data released Friday as part of the agency’s broader monthly retail trade figures only encompassed two weeks, but will reflect a complete reference month in the future. Statistics Canada says different retail structures in each province and territory affected cannabis availability across the country. The agency says retail figures will vary as new stores continue to come on line and the marketplace evolves. Recreational pot supply shortages have been a persistent problem since legalization with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently calling the supply shortfall the biggest challenge associated with the change. He noted, however, that he expects the problem to disappear within a year. Edibles have yet to be allowed to be legally sold, but Health Canada released draft regulations Thursday for the sale of edibles. They will become legal no later than Oct. 17, 2019. The regulations, which ask for public input until Feb. 20, would restrict the sale of cannabis-infused booze, and packaging or labelling beer or wine products together with cannabis. Packages of edibles won’t be permitted more than 10 milligrams of THC, while extracts and topicals could not exceed 1,000 milligrams of THC. The regulations propose restrictions on ingredients that could make the products more appeal to children, as well as requiring plain and child-resistant packaging that displays a standard cannabis symbol with a health warning.

Empower Clinics to Launch CBD Medical Cannabis Products under “Sollievo” Brand throughout North America

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE) October 10, 2018 - Empower Clinics Inc., a leading owner and operator of medical cannabis and wellness clinics in the US, today announced a comprehensive agreement with Titration Technologies, LLC, an innovator in cannabis product development, to manufacture, package, and fulfill Empower’s “Sollievo” CBD medical cannabis products throughout North America.
  • Published in Health
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