Monthly Archive: April 2020
After an on-premise shutdown that has lasted more than a month in most areas, a number of states are tentatively reopening restaurants while taking steps to ensure social distancing. Continue reading →Posted in News on April 28, 2020
•Late in the afternoon of April 17, a wave of thunderstorms hit the Bordeaux region, pummeling vineyards in the Entre-Deux-Mers and the Right Bank with hail. Continue reading →Posted in News on April 28, 2020
Like most businesses, Colorado-based cannabis beverage maker Ceria Brewing is facing unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading →Posted in News on April 28, 2020
A group of 10 U.S. Senators, all Democrats, are calling on legislative leaders to include small, state-level cannabis businesses in future Covid-19 relief packages. Continue reading →Posted in News on April 28, 2020
•Canadian bank CIBC Capital Markets has drastically reduced its 2020 forecast for the country’s adult-use market, which it now expects to generate revenue of C$2.5 billion ($1.8b), down from its previous forecast of C$3.4 billion ($2.4b). Last year, Canada’s adult-use sales totaled C$1.2 billion ($860m). CIBC said Covid-19 could significantly slow the expected surge of new store openings in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, heightening challenges for the nascent industry. Still, the bank expects adult-use sales to climb to C$4.1 billion ($2.9b) in 2021 as the crisis recedes.
•Alaska has instituted curbside pickup for cannabis businesses in response to the current health crisis. As in other states, the change will allow customers to place orders over the phone or online for pickup, in order to keep people from having to enter the store. The curbside designation also allows customers to pick up products from an exterior window similar to a drive-through—something that a number of other states explicitly ban. Dispensaries that wish to enact curbside pickup must still apply for a license to do so. The emergency order that allows these changes is set to last for 120 days.
•Canadian cannabis producer Sundial Growers has recalled 30,000 pre-roll units in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia due to incorrect labeling. The company’s Top Leaf Strawberry Cream pre-rolls were erroneously labeled as containing 1.09 mg of THC per gram when they actually contained 10.9 mg per gram, a huge difference. The product was sold by the province-run dispensaries from March 13-24, but so far authorities have received no complaints or reports of adverse reactions stemming from the incorrect dosage information on the label.Posted in News on April 28, 2020
Champagne export volume to the United States surpassed the 2-million-case mark last year for the first time ever, after a 10% gain to 2.2 million 9-liter case shipments, according to recently released statistics from French government agency Business France. Continue reading →Posted in News on April 27, 2020