Top Cdn BE: Is the Bioeconomy Going to “Pot?”

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October 22, 2018,

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This Wednesday, October 17th, is Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day. For the first time Canadians will be able to legally buy pot for recreational use countrywide… by Sam Nejame.

Legal marijuana is very much a reality, even though as Jason Markusoff has reported, the legislation and processes around the momentous occasion may be half-baked… by Macleans.

Well, the big day is finally here. After years in the weeds debating pot policy, as of Oct. 17, 2018, marijuana is legal in Canada... by Ron Nurwisah.

Recreational marijuana is legal as of today, but the vision of what a pot-permissive Canada looks like remains somewhat hazy… by Patrick Butler.

There has been something profoundly bewildering—surreal even—about the “Wait. Wait. Wait…okay, now it’s fine” nature of Canada’s shift to legalized marijuana… by Shannon Proudfoot.

The Canadian online cannabis stores powered by Shopify‘s e-commerce software are collectively processing more than 100 orders per minute, the Ottawa-based company said, an indication of the high demand for newly-legal pot.,, by Canadian Press.

Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable Energy & Chemicals business that produced green diesel using its Ecofining process… by Dharmesh Mahajan.

Oct. 19, 2018 – The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program… by Canadian Gas Associations.