1 month until marijuana legalization: Is Canada ready?

1 month until marijuana legalization: Is Canada ready? In exactly one month, recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada – but will the country be ready for it? Lindsay Blackett with the Canadian Cannabis Chamber of Commerce joined Shaye Ganam to talk about the many challenges that still need to be addressed, including roadside tests, […]

On the Dangers of Monopolies in the Cannabis Industry

On the Dangers of Monopolies in the Cannabis Industry By Lindsay Blackett Allowing an unfettered monopoly in any industry is harmful to consumers, producers and the industry as a whole. This notion applies equally to Canada’s nascent cannabis industry.  There are many Licensed Producer (LP) applicants and existing small-scale producers who live in a constant […]

Globe & Mail: Alberta poised to lead Canada’s retail cannabis sector

Toronto cannabis retailer Fire & Flower relocated its headquarters to Edmonton in February. Fire & Flower has applied for 37 cannabis store licences in Alberta, the maximum currently allowed, and plans to open stores in every province where private shops are permitted. Moving to the provincial capital positioned Fire & Flower in “one of the […]

Join us for CannaMix: Cannabis Industry Mixer and Discussion (Calgary)

  The Canadian cannabis industry landscape is rapidly changing as legalization approaches. We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly series of cannabis industry mixers. Join us for our first event at Osteria Chef’s Table in Kensington on Monday, May 28th  from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. You’ll get an opportunity to meet fellow Chamber members […]

Recap: #CannabisCon Edmonton

We had a great time last weekend at Cannabis Canada Forums – Business Opportunity Day and #CannabisCon in Edmonton. The conference featured engaging discussions on a wide range of relevant topics and included government officials, industry leaders, and academics. Canadian Cannabis Chamber president, Lindsay Blackett, moderated several panel discussions over the weekend. Topics of the […]

Highlights of Alberta Cannabis Retail Business Regulations

AGLC and Retail Applications To date, there have been 250 retail applications submitted to the AGLC from companies intending set up storefronts to sell cannabis. Out of the 250 applications, only 87, or about a third, have made it past the required criminal and financial background checks. Approximately half of those are in the Edmonton […]

5 Tips for Creating a Respectful and Effective Cannabis Workplace Policy

Canadian Cannabis Chamber president, Lindsay Blackett, will be speaking at the 5th Annual Saskatchewan Communications Forum in Saskatoon on April 9, 2018. Lindsay will be joining a panel discussion, which includes Dr Kathleen Thompson, Cannabis Regulatory Research Group, and Rachna Saini, Senior Consultant for Cannabis Compliance Inc, and focuses on the implications of cannabis legalization […]

We are at #CannabisCon Edmonton!

Cannabis Canada Forums is a 2-day event including a business-focused day on followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday. Attendees will receive information, expert insight,and hear directly from government, industry, and medical professionals. We are thrilled to have our president, Lindsay Blackett, moderating 3 panel discussions at this event and hope you can join as […]

Calgary Cannabis Regulations to Be Debated: Get Involved

Calgary will soon be establishing the rules pertaining to cannabis consumption and business licensing. If you want your voice heard, now is the time do it. On April 3 at 9:30am, the municipal Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services will consider regulations pertaining to the following issues: Proposed amendments to the Business Licence […]

We are speaking at #CannabisCon!

Cannabis Canada Forums is a 2-day event including a business-focused day on followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday. Attendees will receive information, expert insight, and hear directly from government, industry, and medical professionals. We are thrilled to be speaking at this event and hope you can join as we share our expertise and experience. […]

We believe that access for patients and legal-age adults to safe and high-quality Cannabis and Cannabis products is an essential right in a free market economy. We believe that Cannabis and Cannabis products must be affordable and supported by meaningful education and awareness in order to increase the likelihood that the Black and Grey Markets will successfully be eliminated.

We believe in the necessity of creating awareness for all generations of the many medicinal and wellness-centric benefits of Cannabis as an effective lifestyle product. We believe in the power of innovative technologies and processes that increase the access of legal-aged consumers, while simultaneously reducing the cost for regulated Cannabis. We believe in ensuring a fair market environment for the innovation of new cannabis products, thereby increasing access for the benefit of all Canadians.