The Liberals could be campaigning on the success of legalization, but in keeping with Bruce Linton’s prediction that Conservatives and Liberals would avoid the subject of cannabis this election, we haven’t heard much from either leading party.

This week, however, the Green Party released its complete 88-page platform, including a section on cannabis full of errors.
The Conversation, the Leaf, Global News

  • The platform promises to lower the non-existent “federally set price for cannabis,” to eliminate non-existent “requirements for excess plastic packaging,” and to “allow outdoor production” (licensed outdoor LP growing began in June and more than a dozen LPs are now licensed to grow outdoors).
    CTV News
  • A Green government would also “impose organic production standards,” a move BC Independent Cannabis Association President Courtland Sandover-Sly said “would devastate the industry.”

The platform has some common-sense cannabis planks, like removing the excise tax on MED, pulling CBD off the Prescriptions List and allowing its sale as a Natural Health Product, and loosening onerous security requirements.

Quick Hits

  1. CBD LP Eureka 93‘s entire leadership team resigned following an Ontario Securities Commission cease-trade order on the company’s stock early this month. In good news, the company just got a new greenhouse license.
    Globe and Mail
  2. The Toronto Stock Exchange debuted the TSX30, recognizing the 30 best-performing stocks over a three-year period. Canopy came in first, and there are four cannabis companies in the top 10.