Canadian Government Releases Cannabis Act

Canadian Government Releases Cannabis Act

This enactment enacts the Cannabis Act to provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, distribution and sale. The objectives of the Act are to prevent young persons from accessing cannabis, to protect public health and public safety and product quality requirements and to deter criminal activity by imposing serious criminal […]

Canadian Cannabis Businesses Countdown to Legalization

Canadian Cannabis Businesses Countdown to Legalization

INDEPENDENT CANNABIS BUSINESSES URGE GOVERNMENT TO INCLUDE THEM IN LEGALIZATION [Toronto, ON] (March 27th, 2017) – The Cannabis Friendly Business Association urges provinces across Canada to consider the private storefront model as legalization draws closer. While cannabis businesses across Canada are celebrating legalization drawing nearer, many have faced an an increased pressure from ongoing raids. […]

Cannabis Friendly Business Association (CFBA) Releases Open Letter

Cannabis Friendly Business Association (CFBA) Releases Open Letter

Toronto – The Cannabis Friendly Business Association (CFBA) today released an “open letter” to address growing divisions in the cannabis industry across Canada. “As we approach anticipated changes in the medicinal marijuana regulations this August, a growing number of individuals representing conflicting interests are engaging in negative and counter productive communications.” Said CFBA President Abi […]

Poll Results: Torontonians Support Medical Marijuana Use, Disapprove of Police/Licensing Enforcement

Poll Results: Torontonians Support Medical Marijuana Use, Disapprove of Police/Licensing Enforcement

After a statewide poll to gauge the public opinion of Ontarians regarding medical marijuana earlier this year, the Cannabis Friendly Business Association (CFBA) has now commissioned a poll amongst Toronto residents. The Cannabis Friendly Business Association engaged Mainstreet Research to conduct a poll in the city of Toronto. Mainstreet surveyed a random sample of 2,447 […]

Ontario Bill-178 Committee Hearing Booklet

Ontario Bill-178 Committee Hearing Booklet

The Cannabis Friendly Business Association (CFBA) is seeking an exemption under Bill 178 on behalf of the approximately 25,000 medicinal cannabis patients in Ontario. This number does not include those who self-medicate nor those who have not self-identified as patients. There are approximately, 1,100,000 regular cannabis consumers in the province of Ontario. The CFBA believes […]

Emergency Meeting for the Toronto Cannabis Industry

Emergency Meeting for the Toronto Cannabis Industry

“Toronto vows to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries Storefront shops ‘not what the federal government envisioned,’ city official says” – Toronto Star, May 2nd 2016 In Toronto and across Canada, the cannabis policy climate is changing at a rapid speed. Most recently, the City of Toronto is looking at enforcing the By-Law 405-2014 to […]

Kensington BIA: Letter of Impact

Kensington BIA: Letter of Impact

Letter of Impact re: Bill 178, Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act (SFOA), 2016. “Strengthening Ontario’s Smoking and Vaping Laws”   Dear Government of Ontario,   Kensington Market has a long history of a welcoming nature and tolerance that is well documented and is at the core of why it is such a beloved neighbourhood in Toronto […]

Cannabis Industry Meet & Greet – April 18

Cannabis Industry Meet & Greet – April 18

The Cannabis Friendly Business Association is inviting the media, politicians & city officials to come and get to know our local Cannabis Business Leaders. Monday April 18, 2016 – 6-9pm Centre of Social Innovation 720 Bathurst St. Facebook Event Page With impending legalization the industry, city & provincial officials must work together to create a […]