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CA treasurer and attorney general move on plan to create public bank for pot businesses

THE SACRAMENTO BEE: “For a state that is already plagued with so many economic problems, despite its recent budget surplus, the idea of the state running its own bank should worry every person in California,” said Yaël Ossowski, the Deputy Director for the Consumer Choice Center in Washington, D.C.

California’s proposed public pot bank is a disaster waiting to happen

CONTACT: Yaël Ossowski Deputy Director Consumer Choice Center Yael@consumerchoicecenter.org California’s proposed public pot bank is a disaster waiting to happen WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, California State Treasurer John Chiang and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an intention to form a public bank for the purpose of providing services for the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry. […]

Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center David@consumerchoicecenter.org 29. January 2018 Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast TORONTO, ON – Last week, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa stated that the province does not expect to have net revenue from legal cannabis sales. Minister Sousa explained that set up costs will […]

Consumer group pans P.E.I. pot plans, says four retail outlets, three suppliers not enough

P.E.I. GUARDIAN: A consumer advocacy group says P.E.I. has not planned enough recreational marijuana sales outlets to deter people away from buying the product illegally.

Homegrown pot ban “silly”: Consumer advocacy group

OTTAWA CITIZEN: A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government’s plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

Homegrown pot ban “silly”: Consumer advocacy group

CALGARY HERALD: A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government’s plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

Homegrown pot ban “silly”: Consumer advocacy group

WINNIPEG SUN: A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government’s plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

Canada Can Lead The Way On Pot, Vapes and Plain Packs

HUFFINGTON POST: The world is paying attention to Canada right now. Two very important pieces of legislation on consumer products are being debated, which could provide many lessons for the world.

Plain Mary Jane? Cannabis industry debates packaging restrictions

METRO NEWS: A coalition of 17 licensed producers and two industry associations is pushing back after Health Canada hinted last week that it plans to limit the colours and graphics that can appear on marijuana packages, and add harsh warnings like those found on cigarette packages.

New Brunswick, Canada Sets up Crown Corporation to Oversee Legal Cannabis Sales

GANJAPRENEUR: New Brunswick, Canada’s government has established a Crown corporation which will oversee the sale of recreational cannabis in the province.

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