“Whitewashed” Canada’s legal weed industry has a diversity problem

By Rachel Browne on Jun 1, 2017 Scanning through images of the top brass at Canada’s legal medical cannabis industry reveals a sea of white. Almost all 45 of the federally licensed producers (LPs) are run by white men. They’re currently the only businesses legally allowed to cultivate and sell the product, and only for those with medical prescriptions. And they’re the companies that will continue to lead the recreational market, which the government plans to implement by next year. VICE News asked every LP for detailed diversity information about their executive boards and senior management, and any inclusion initiatives Read More …

Ontario First Nation to grow medical marijuana

Facility could provide up to 100 jobs for the Wahgoshig First Nation CBC News Posted: Nov 27, 2015 4:52 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015 8:01 AM ET A tiny northern Ontario First Nation has announced plans to get into the medical marijuana business. The Wahgoshig First Nation, near Kirkland Lake, is partnering with an Ontario company called DelShen Therapeutics to convert a former forestry operation into a facility that will grow “pharmaceutical grade” pot. The medical marijuana grown will be a strain developed in the Netherlands, specifically for medical purposes. The entire operation is expected to cost $18-million. In a press Read More …