January 31, 2023

David Brown

David Brown writes about cannabis policy and industry stuff and lives in British Columbia. He likes plants.

Some BC retailers unable to place orders from LDB due to system error

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

What is actually happening with “edible extracts”?

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The industry has been abuzz with speculation following reports of Health Canada telling some cannabis producers they can no longer sell so-called “edible extracts.”

Researchers: Aroma, not THC determines quality and “subjective effect” of cannabis

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A study out of Oregon argues that aroma, rather than THC, is the most important factor when it comes to quality cannabis. 

OCS bug gives some retailers early access

An error in Ontario’s new ordering system for cannabis retailers experienced a glitch in recent weeks that led to 115 retailers getting access to 94…

Survey: Legalization has improved access to medical cannabis in Canada

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A new report prepared for Health Canada shows that the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018 improved access, information sharing, and reduced stigma associated…

BC releases What We Heard report on cannabis consumption spaces

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Health Canada commissioning research to compare the effects of novel cannabinoids

Health Canada confirms it is looking into the effects of different cannabinoids to create equivalency amounts to delta-9-THC.

Community group enables access to legal cannabis for residents of Vancouver’s DTES

Efforts to bring more affordable cannabis options to people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are so far proving successful, says one of Vancouver’s longtime community activists. 

Banking reform in US unlikely to help Canadian cannabis companies

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Micro licences continue to grow in popularity

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Micro cannabis licences continue to be the most popular licence type according to newly updated numbers from Health Canada.

Cannabis farmgate comes to BC

Cannabis growers in BC can now apply for a “farmgate” retail licence that will allow them to run a retail cannabis store at their farm…

Full panel announced for Cannabis Act review

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Health Canada has announced new members of the independent expert panel to lead a review of the Cannabis Act. 

OCS eliminates recall liability insurance requirement

The Ontario Cannabis Store announced that they will be eliminating their requirement for product recall liability insurance and increasing their commercial general liability insurance.

Cannabis NB launches Good to Know education campaign

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Despite constitutional concerns, northern Ontario city seeks to limit homegrown cannabis

Elliot Lake, a small town in northern Ontario, is looking to establish bylaws to control where people can grow cannabis, despite concerns that such a…

Much more needed than just a change to tax payment timeline

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The inclusion of some small changes to how Canadian cannabis companies operate and pay their taxes as part of a recent bill tabled in Parliament…

More on proposed cannabis beverage equivalency changes still expected by winter 2022

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Canadians should soon have the chance to provide comments on proposed changes to the cannabis regulations, including increasing the public possession limit for cannabis beverages.

Cannabis council frustrated by illicit dispensaries taking part in Toronto Halloween event

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A cannabis industry association is raising concerns with what they say were two illicit cannabis dispensaries taking part in a recent children’s-themed cannabis event in…

All Nations launches their first cannabis store in Shxwhá:y Village in Chilliwack, BC

All Nations, a First Nations-run cannabis company, is partnered with Shxwhá:y First Nation on a production facility in Shxwhá:y Village in Chilliwack, BC. All Nations…

BC LDB releases first wholesale quarterly sales report

New sales figures from the BCLDB show that wholesale grams sold and wholesale cannabis sales in the province have increased significantly in Q1 2022 compared…

Yukon introduces new special order program for low-demand cannabis products

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Quebec micro processor looking to hand over business to new ownership

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A micro processor in Quebec that is focussing on cannabis-infused topicals is looking for someone to take over their operations.

With website closure, Yukon completes handover of cannabis retail sales to private sector

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The Government of Yukon announced today that the Yukon Liquor Corporation’s Cannabis Yukon website is now closed, leaving cannabis e-commerce to private licence holders.

Cannabis industry in an “emergency crisis”, asks for moratorium on 2.3% annual regulatory fee

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Cannabis industry calls on immediate regulatory reform: “This is an industry that cannot pay its own bills and cannot make ends meet.”

Four years later: Following Canada’s path to legalizing cannabis

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October 17 marks the four-year anniversary of cannabis being legal in Canada. That day marks not only a new beginning in terms of righting a…

BC’s Woody Nelson making a big impression with their LoFi CBD oil

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC looks to expand enforcement options against illicit online cannabis sellers

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The BC government has introduced new legislation intended to help them get a handle on online illicit cannabis sales in the province. 

Ontario Micro Growers (OMG) is a four-person team in Ontario looking to help micros find a path to market in the province

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Started by a handful of trusted friends and cannabis enthusiasts with different levels of experience in both the cannabis industry and consumer packaged goods, the…

Ontario sold more than $400 million worth of cannabis in first three months of 2022

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Ontario sold more than 63 million grams of legal cannabis in the first three months of 2022, representing over $405 million in sales.

BC cannabis nursery Klonetics announces deal with California’s Seed Junky Genetics

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Klonetics, a cannabis nursery located in Kelowna, BC, is now offering genetics to their B2B partners from California cannabis breeders Seed Junky Genetics.

West Blvd Cannabis is Canada’s first culinary cannabis facility

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Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, West Blvd Cannabis (WBC) is Canada’s first culinary cannabis facility. WBC is the first licensed micro processor approved…

Cannabis Act review to focus on progress, impact of legalization in Canada

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Health Canada has announced the launch of its formal review of the Cannabis Act today.

Cannabis industry still recovering from OCS, LDB distribution shutdowns in August

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Cannabis retailers in BC and Ontario are finally starting to dig themselves out from the shutdown of those provinces’ centralized delivery systems.

Microcraft Cannabis Workshop focussed on cultivation in Coldstream

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Smaller than even the typical micro, Microcraft Cannabis Workshop is operating with a canopy of only around 95m2, a little under half of the 200m2…

Alberta has collected more than $176,000 in cananbis fines since 2018

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Alberta has collected more than $176,000 in fines from cannabis retailers and producers doing business in the province since the beginning of legalization. 

Supreme Court to hear final arguments in challenge of Quebec’s home-grow ban Sept 15

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The case that will determine if it’s legal for people in Quebec to grow their own cannabis will get its final day in court on…

Quebec to launch new small-batch “Petits lots” pilot project

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The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is launching a new product call program for small batch products that could help some small-scale growers get new…

BC halting direct delivery program pending further notice

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Cannabis producers say they are being told by the BC government that the province is indefinitely postponing their direct delivery program due to issues related…

BC cannabis retailers and producers frustrated by LDB shutdown

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Cannabis retailers and producers in BC say they are already starting to feel the pinch from a strike that shut down the province’s cannabis distribution…

Micro licences taking off in Quebec

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Quebec has seen a big uptick in new micro licences in 2022, more than any other province so far this year. 

Cannabis retailers, producers in BC prepare for direct delivery

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Cannabis producers and retailers in British Columbia are gearing up to participate in the province’s new direct delivery program.

BC’s cannabis distribution centre will not ship or receive products until further notice

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Due to a union job action, British Columbia’s centralized cannabis distribution warehouse is suspending the receival or shipment of any orders for the time being. 

Ontario’s Frost Cannabis is focussing on their craft

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Scott and Brad Acton are two brothers running Frost Cannabis, a micro producer in Burlington, Ontario for just over a year now.  

Alberta cannabis stores no longer need window coverings

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Alberta’s cannabis regulator will no longer require cannabis stores to use window coverings to block views into their stores from the street. 

SQDC announces three new edibles: Cannabis-infused oven baked beets, dehydrated cauliflower, and dried figs

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Consumers in Québec who are looking to satisfy their edible cannabis cravings will soon have some new options.

OCS third party logistics provider subject to “cyber attack” last Friday, online and retail orders to be delayed

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The attack will mean retailers will not have access to weekly deliveries, leading to product shortages and empty shelves if the delay continues, say several…

Compliance and enforcement report: 210 inspections led to 3 warnings, 2 product seizures, 1 licence suspension

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Health Canada has released their newest compliance and enforcement report covering April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Alberta finally, officially makes sale of retailer-branded apparel legal

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Starting in September, cannabis stores in Alberta will be able to sell up to 15% of their inventory as cannabis apparel and accessories.

Vancouver Island’s micro grower Craft Kings focusses on small batch quality

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Craft Kings Enterprises is a micro cultivator located within a cannabis business park in Sooke, BC. The 3-person team received their license in February 2021

SQDC responds to committee’s concerns with edibles, plans to add new edible products

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Industry happy with “next steps” towards new sales channels for CBD, but long wait expected for any regulation changes

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Many in and outside of the cannabis industry say recent recommendations from a government committee looking at new sales channels for some CBD products is…

Ontario’s fourth farmgate store, Bullrider, takes a unique approach to their licence

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Ontario issued their fourth cannabis farmgate location in May to a producer and retailer taking a unique approach to the licence. 

Vancouver to lower cannabis store fees to $5,000 in 2023

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The annual cost to run a cannabis store in Vancouver will be lowered from $13,500 to $5,000 on January 1, 2023.

Vigr Life Cannabis on their two micro cannabis licences

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Vigr Life Cannabis Inc. is a micro cultivator and processor operating two licensed facilities in Regina, Saskatchewan, and got their sales licence in June.

Big changes coming to BC’s cannabis sector 

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British Columbia is making some big changes to its cannabis market, moving towards a more streamlined approach to distribution and sales.

Good first steps for Health Canada’s cannabis diversity forum, but more work to be done

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Health Canada’s attempts to learn from Indigenous and racialized communities about systemic barriers that exist within the cannabis industry are a good first step but…

BC to now allow private cannabis retailers to deliver through common carriers such as Canada Post and delivery-service providers

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC to launch direct delivery program on August 15

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BC will be launching its direct delivery program that will allow producers to sell directly to retailers on Monday, August 15, 2022.

Health Canada releases ‘What We Heard’ summary from cannabis diversity forum

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Health Canada has released their “What we heard” summary report from their recent two-day Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum held earlier this year. 

SQDC President: Quebec shifting from adding new stores to refining consumer experience

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The SQDC plans to shift from adding new cannabis stores to adding even more new products and refining the consumer experience to continue gaining market…

Company left with questions after Health Canada rejects their cannabis freezies

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An Ontario company getting ready to launch THC-infused freezies says they’ve had their plans dashed by a last-minute decision from Health Canada.

Burb Cannabis receives final approval from MVRD for store near UBC

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A controversial application for a cannabis store near UBC received final approval last week from the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) Board of Directors.

Eric Costen leading ISED work with cannabis industry

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Eric Costen, a well-known name behind the federal regulator’s cannabis department for nearly a decade is now leading the federal team tasked with engaging with…

Organigram reaches settlement in pesticide-related class action

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC: Report on cannabis consumption spaces by end of year

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BC retailers and producers can expect more information from the province later this year when it comes to farmgate sales, direct delivery, and on-site cannabis…

Six Nations Cannabis Commission issues first production licence under community regulations

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The Six Nations Cannabis Commission (SNCC) has issued a cannabis production licence to Bloom Cannabis.

BC micro cultivators left with questions after credit union accounts closed

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Two Vancouver Island cannabis growers say they were recently told they were losing their access to a local credit union in British Columbia, although the…

Cannabis consumption space returns to Edmonton Folk Festival

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Attendees at this year’s Edmonton Folk Festival will have a space to enjoy cannabis while taking in the sights and sounds of the festival. 

Canada’s 10mg edibles limit empowering black market, hamstringing legal industry

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The Canadian cannabis industry says it’s time to raise the 10mg THC potency limit for edibles. 

Vape pen recycling program ends due to lack of use

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A pilot project to help address the challenges of consumer waste from cannabis vape pens has come to an end, due to a lack of…

Vancouver’s High Hopes Foundation seeking cannabis supply partners

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One of Vancouver’s longtime community activists seeking to address the city’s opioid crisis is looking for cannabis producers to partner with in her newest attempt…

Proposed cannabis store near UBC receives approval from committee

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A cannabis store proposed for a location near the University of British Columbia has received a positive recommendation approval from a Metro Vancouver committee.

Quebec’s cannabis sales increased 20% in most recent fiscal year

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Quebec saw a 20% increase in cannabis sales in 2021-2022 compared to the previous year, bringing in $214 million in revenue for the province from…

Some BC First Nations share concerns around uneven enforcement policies

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Green Rose Farms prepares for their second outdoor micro crop

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Green Rose Farms is a small sun-grown micro cultivator in New Brunswick, about 20 minutes outside of Moncton. 

Strict age-gate rules, inconsistent enforcement frustrates some Alberta retailers

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Some Alberta retailers say they are frustrated by inconsistent enforcement of the province’s own rules around age-gates for cannabis store websites. 

After four years of legal sales, Uruguay serving about half of entire cannabis market

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After more than four and a half years of operation, Uruguay’s legal cannabis market is serving about 39%-56% of cannabis consumers in the country. 

Campaign for cannabis excise tax reform releases policy white paper

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Micros continue to be most popular licence category

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Following the trend from 2021, micro cultivation and processing licences continue to be the most commonly awarded licence category.

Cannabis legalization bill reintroduced in S. Australia

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A member of Australia’s Green Party has re-submitted a bill that proposes to legalize and regulate cannabis in South Australia.

Uruguay’s cannabis regulator visits Quebec, Ontario on fact finding mission

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Members of Uruguay’s cannabis regulator, the IRCCA—along with other government officials—met with various Canadian officials last week as part of a diplomatic fact-finding mission. 

Health Canada still hasn’t officially begun Cannabis Act’s three year review

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Health Canada confirms they have still have not begun their required three-year review of the legislation, more than six months past the three-year anniversary.

OCS confirms data leak, OPP opens investigation

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OCS confirms that confidential store sales data from the provincial cannabis distributor was leaked to the public. 

Aurora Cannabis closes down their 200 acre BC farm

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Aurora Cannabis’ has formally revoked its cultivation licence for a large, outdoor farm in BC.

Alberta micro grower creates Mossleigh’s Mary Jane Manor

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The owner of a micro cannabis facility in Mossleigh, Alberta has created a cannabis-themed retreat space in the small, rural community about an hour southeast…

Group of retailers files suit against BC government for failure to enforce cannabis regulations

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A group of cannabis retailers have filed suit against the BC government for what they say is a failure to enforce the province’s own regulations. 

Cannabis clone sales making a splash in Atlantic Canada

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Two Maritimes-based cannabis growers are making a splash selling cannabis clones from their own retail locations.

Increased terpene content leads to elevated release of degradation products for dabbing, decreases degradation in vape cart solutions

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Higher levels of β-myrcene produce elevated levels of HPHCs during dabbing, but higher β-myrcene levels in SCO lead to lesser degradation and lower HPHC release…

Founder of not-for-profit says he’s concerned Manitoba holding back sale of fundraising pre-rolls

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The man leading the charge to challenge Manitoba’s ban on home-grown cannabis says he believes the province may be holding back sales of a new…

Alberta finds doctor guilty of professional misconduct over medical cannabis authorizations

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A doctor in Alberta has been found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to follow the provincial college of physicians’ standards of practice for authorizing…

Shoppers changing its compassionate care program for medical cannabis

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Shoppers Drug Mart has confirmed that it is pausing its Compassionate Care Program for medical cannabis clients. 

BC seeking feedback on cannabis consumption spaces for cafes, festivals, spas, and more

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The BC Government is asking for feedback from the public on their future plans for cannabis consumption spaces.

Ontario study shows illicit edibles have significantly less THC than advertised, high levels of pesticides

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The Ontario Cannabis Store has released a study looking at testing results of legal and illegal cannabis edibles.

Active medical registrations with LPs continue to decline, while personal and designated increase

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The number of Canadians registering to purchase cannabis for medical purposes from licensed producers has been declining since legalization, while the number registered to grow…

Winnipeg moves one step closer to regulating designated medical cannabis grows

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A bylaw preventing designated medical cannabis grows from operating in residential areas in Winnipeg has now moved one step closer to becoming law. 

Updated: RFP process for new private CannabisNB stores to begin summer or fall

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New Brunswick has now passed legislation to allow for new privately run cannabis stores in the province.

Two cannabis retailers share stories of strange scam calls, concerns with connections to robberies

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Two cannabis retailers are sounding the alarm about a scam that appears to be targeting cannabis stores in Canada.

Health Canada to begin granting Dried/Fresh sales licences to all processors

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Health Canada will soon begin granting sales licences to all micro and standard processing during the initial licensing process, without the need to submit a…

Growers left with questions about Shelter Market closure

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Some cannabis growers who sold through the Shelter Market brand say they’ve been left unpaid after the company announced they were closing earlier this year. 

AGCO reverses course, will allow retailers, LPs to white label products

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that they will allow cannabis retailers in the province to enter into agreements with cannabis…

Cannabis NB pays off $37 million startup loan

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Vancouver budtenders join United Food and Commercial Workers Union

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The BC Budtenders Union says they have recently unionized the first retail cannabis store in BC outside of Vancouver Island.

Increase in cannabis beverage possession limits among several proposed Health Canada reg changes

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Health Canada has opened a public consultation period for proposed changes to the cannabis regulations concerning cannabis research and testing, and cannabis beverages.

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal in Quebec home grow case

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The Supreme Court of Canada has said they will hear an appeal to a lower court ruling on Quebec’s home-grown cannabis ban. 

BC to begin stakeholder engagement on cannabis consumption spaces

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The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences

Philadelphia border agents seize MDMA hidden in soup cans, Tramadol hidden inside cakes

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Philadelphia U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently had a surprise when they found liquid MDMA in soup cans and Tramadol pills concealed inside cakes. 

Some Alberta cannabis retailers ready for online sales and delivery, others are holding off

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Several cannabis retailers in Alberta say they are getting ready to begin cannabis deliveries on March 8, or soon after, as the province shuts down…

Ontario Chamber of Commerce concerned with province’s plan to ban in-house cannabis brands and products

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The Ontario Chamber of Commerce says they are urging Ontario’s cannabis regulator to reconsider new changes to the province’s rules meant to prevent inducements between…

Cannabis producers say new 6% markup on sales in Alberta will be hard to handle

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Alberta cannabis producers say the new added markup to cannabis sold in Alberta will hit producers, already struggling to stay afloat, hard.

The Micro Collective on getting their first two licences, and plans for more

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The Micro Collective, seeking to develop several dozen cannabis production licences across Canada has reached a significant milestone in January with their first micro cultivation…

Third cannabis farmgate store coming to New Brunswick

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New Brunswickers in the Miramichi area will soon be able to buy cannabis directly from the grower at a new cannabis farmgate store in Chatham. 

Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club has website taken down due to provincial investigation

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A Victoria cannabis dispensary had their website taken down today due to an ongoing investigation by the province. 

Aurora Cannabis says to expect legal action to protect their genetic library

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In a conference call today discussing their most recent quarterly reports, Aurora Cannabis’ CEO Miguel Martin told shareholders to expect litigation in the future against…

Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club hit with $6.5 million in fines

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The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, along with its founder Ted Smith, have been issued fines totalling $6.5 million by the BC government for selling cannabis…

Two thirds of micro sales applications have been licensed

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Health Canada has received 32 sales amendment applications from 31 different micro producers since the beginning of legalization. 

AGCO to update rules to prevent inducements between LPs and retailers

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released information on new provincial rules preventing inducements between licensed producers and cannabis retailers.

Cannabis clones coming to Newfoundland

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Newfoundlanders who want to grow their own cannabis will soon have access to one of Canada’s first legal, over-the-counter sources of cannabis clones. 

Inspection and Enforcement data for April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 now available

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC MLA questions BC’s lack of consistent enforcement of cannabis laws

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC MLA questions BC’s lack of consistent enforcement of cannabis laws

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Mike Morris, the BC MLA for Prince George/Mackenzie, and official opposition critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General is again asking the BC government for…

Sugar Cane Cannabis on their new micro cultivation licence

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The Williams Lake First Nation passed a significant milestone last week with the issuance of a micro cultivation licence to their Sugar Cane Cannabis production…

First Nations cannabis retailer says her community flooded with outsiders taking advantage of lax enforcement

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A cannabis retailer operating on First Nations land near Enderby, BC, says she will soon have to close her doors for good due to competition…

Hop latent viroid continues to infect cannabis across Canada

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A disease that severely damages cannabis plants is rapidly spreading across Canada. 

US border agents seize more than 2,000 pounds of cannabis in shipment from Canada

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US Customs and Border Protection Officers seized more than 2,000 pounds of cannabis coming in from Canada on Thursday. 

Life Cycle Botanics ready to supply genetics to growers

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Life Cycle Botanics is a cannabis nursery operating on BC’s Vancouver Island getting ready to begin supplying new genetics to commercial cultivators, especially those in…

BC Chamber of Commerce calls on province to address municipal “cannabis deserts”

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BC’s Chamber of Commerce criticizes province for allowing municipalities to create “cannabis deserts” that hold back the industry. 

BC Chamber of Commerce calls on major changes to BC cannabis laws, policy

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC’s outdoor growers make their way from field to shelf

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC to launch Indigenous cannabis shelf space program January 18

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The BC government says they plan to launch their Indigenous Shelf Space Program on January 18.  

BC cannabis producers prepare for farmgate, but questions remain

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Cannabis producers in BC are looking forward to more details about the province’s farmgate program, to be announced sometime this year. 

Injunction prevents Ontario town from shutting down medical cannabis growers

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Study jumps to several conclusions, blames legalization on an increase in hospital visits among young Ontarians

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A new study showing emergency room visits for young Ontarians has increased since cannabis was legalized in 2018 is making the rounds in the media. 

Micro processor Uniik Organica brings topicals and creams to market

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Uniik Organica is a micro processor in Quebec with a line of body care products being launched in provinces in 2022. 

Three years of legalization brings shift in Canadian attitudes about cannabis and its use

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Canadians seem to be treating cannabis more responsibly since legalization, according to the newest cannabis survey from the Government of Canada. 

Cannabis compliance and enforcement report coming in January

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Health Canada intends to publish its Compliance and Enforcement Report: Cannabis Inspection Data Summary for the fiscal year 2019-2020 in January 2022.

Sweetgrass Cannabis

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd to assist in Manitoba home grow challenge

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An organization challenging Manitoba’s ban on homegrown cannabis announced a new lead counsel for their fight, Jack Lloyd. 

New rules for Alberta cannabis stores to deliver take effect in March 2022

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Legacy era retailer Weeds celebrates their new Vancouver location

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One of Canada’s oldest retail cannabis chains has recently opened its second location. After more than two years of working through the licensing process, Weed’s…

Alberta one step closer to private retailers taking over online sales

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Alberta’s Bill 80, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2021, includes potential changes to the province’s cannabis regulations. The legislation passed second reading this week…

Auditor General report: What Ontario is doing well, where it needs improvement on cannabis

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Behind the scenes at BC’s Organnicraft

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

S. Australian legalization bill follows Canada’s lead

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The Australian Green Party has released a bill that proposes to legalize and regulate cannabis in South Australia. 

New Brunswick’s second farmgate store prepares to open its doors

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Metro Van wants all cannabis VOC feedback by December 15

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Metro Vancouver has extended their feedback timeline on their updated proposals for an emission regulation for cannabis production and processing in the region. 

Richmond cannabis applicant delayed again pending site review, says BC Court of Appeal

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The BC Court of Appeals says the city of Richmond does not need to issue a building permit to a cannabis greenhouse seeking to operate…

BC’s distribution system causing challenges for cannabis retailers, producers in wake of road closures

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BC producers trapped behind closed and washed out roads following a major storm that passed through the region on Nov 15 are looking to find…

New Brunswick producer announces province’s first cannabis farmgate store

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Consumers in New Brunswick can now buy cannabis directly from the producer.

Cannabis stores in BC’s Interior expecting delays in product deliveries

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Cannabis retailers in BC’s interior are expecting delays in product deliveries following major road closures from a large storm on Monday.

Alberta sold $470 million worth of cannabis last year, securing 61% of provincial market

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Private cannabis retailers in BC say it’s hard to compete with government-run stores

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A number of private retailers say the BC Cannabis Store, the retail chain managed by the BC government, is making it hard for them to…

The highs and lows of outdoor cannabis production in Canada

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Finding a buyer for outdoor cannabis can be a hard sell, say some gowers, but shifting consumer perceptions and getting creative with what you do…

Nearly half of the new licences this year have been micros

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October was a busy month for small scale cannabis growers, with 12 of the 20 licenses issued being micro cultivators and/or micro processors.

Charges filed against two BC residents for cannabis production & sale

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Police in Delta BC have formally filed charges against two individuals for cannabis processing and distribution. 

Cannabis industry hopeful with new health ministers

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Two cannabis industry leaders say they are hopeful that new appointments to the health ministry could bode well for their efforts at lobbying for changes…

Nova Scotia’s Jazz Cabbage brings their first product to local market

Nova Scotia’s first-ever “seed-to-sale” cannabis micro-producer is hitting shelves at retail locations in November.

Bill tabled in Yukon to allow cannabis retailers to deliver cannabis

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

How can the cannabis industry more effectively lobby for their interests?

| David Brown |
As legalization in Canada reaches the three year mark and the government begins a mandated review of the legislation, the cannabis industry finds itself beset…

Reported cannabis use in Quebec continues to decrease among those under 18 since legalization

| David Brown |
Quebec cannabis survey shows cannabis use increased among Quebecers over the age of 25, but declined among 15- to 17-year-olds.

Some BC cannabis retailers want to accuse province of mismanaging cannabis file

| David Brown |
A group of BC cannabis retailers is calling for the resignation of the province’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth for mismanagement…

BC’s Bud Coast issues voluntary product recall

| David Brown |
Bud Coast, a BC craft cannabis processor, announced to BC retailers today a voluntary recall on their 3.5 gram Salt Spring OG Shark.

Vancouver to lower annual retail cannabis licensing fee, raise one time licensing fee

| David Brown |
Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a measure to cut licensing fees for cannabis stores in half, beginning in 2022.

OPP shifting enforcement focus to suppliers of more than 1,000 illicit online cannabis stores

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The Ontario Provincial Police say they have shifted their enforcement against illegal cannabis from storefronts to online platforms—by going after their suppliers. 

Ontario’s third cannabis farmgate store opens its doors to public

| David Brown |
The third cannabis farmgate store in Ontario, Station House Cannabis, had their grand opening today in St. Thomas.

Kootenay cannabis collective hoping to find path to market

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A collection of outdoor cannabis growers in BC’s Kootenay region are pooling resources to get their crop to market this fall.

Pineapple Buds head to market

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Pineapple Buds is a micro cultivator located on Osoyoos Indian Band land near Oliver, BC, with a focus on what the owner Kyra Horvath says…

Once a prominent topic, cannabis has taken a back seat in this year’s federal election

| David Brown |
As Canada prepares for an election on September 20, politicians’ focus is not on cannabis, a stark contrast from the federal election in 2015, and…

Newest cannabis store robbery reignites calls to change opaque window rules

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC provides more details on direct sales model for fall 2022

| David Brown |
The BC government is finalizing their plans for a direct-delivery program for cannabis nurseries and small scale cultivators, with a target date for implementation of…

Smoker Farms brings legacy experience to the micro market

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Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Court of Appeal sides with Quebec on home grow ban, next step is Supreme Court

| David Brown |
Quebec’s Court of Appeal has sided with the Quebec government this week on the province’s ban on home grown cannabis. The opposition says they plan…

Ontario’s new flow-through model and product call timeline comes with pros and cons, say producers and retailers

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Could Nova Scotia’s new conservative government seek to privatize cannabis retail?

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC CSU lists 4 dispensary fines worth $1.2 million, another 29 outstanding

| David Brown |
British Columbia’s cannabis enforcement agency has collected more than $1.2 million in administrative penalties from unlicensed dispensaries since it began enforcement activities in July 2019.

New Brunswick announces plans for cannabis farmgate

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New Brunswick’s Wildwood Flowr focussing on regenerative cannabis production

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

AtlantiCann’s Msiku takes top prize in first annual Cannabis NB Cup

| David Brown |
Cannabis NB announced the winners of their Cannabis NB cup today, with the top prize going to First Nation’s owned AtlantiCann in Nova Scotia.

Micro producer hopes to change the game with new medical platform

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Survey: Canadians supportive of cannabis retail stores in their community

| David Brown |
New research from US-based Weedmaps into the Canadian cannabis market shows that Canadians are now more likely to support the presence of cannabis retail stores…

Alicanto Gardens

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Alicanto Gardens is a new, family-run micro cultivator in Manitoba that hopes to have its first products on the shelves in Manitoba later this summer.

OCS offers more details on changes to product call system

| David Brown |
The Ontario Cannabis Store’s new Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Ecommerce says the upcoming changes to their product call system will allow for more…

OCS pausing product calls while they refine their process

| David Brown |
Ontario has recently informed cannabis producers that the OCS will soon be pausing new product calls as they reconfigure their product call system.

Study looking at vape pen ingredient phytol shows serious health concerns

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC cannabis retailers now able to deliver cannabis to consumers

| David Brown |
As of July 15, private cannabis retailers in BC are now allowed to take orders and payments online and then deliver them to the consumer,…

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke’s approach to legalizing cannabis in their community

| David Brown |
Ietsénhaienhs Tonya Perron, who has led the cannabis file for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) for the last three years, says the process of…

New Brunswick launches first annual “Cannabis NB Cup”

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Manitoba suing to prevent unlicensed cannabis retailer from operating in province

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC cannabis growers coping with recent heat wave

| David Brown |
Cannabis growers in BC are struggling under the recent heat wave, with temperatures in many parts of the province passing 40°C this past week.

Nova Scotia micro releases their first products into local market

| David Brown |
Cannabis consumers in Nova Scotia now have a chance to support a local micro cultivator who is just getting its first harvest to shelves this…

Canada proposes restrictions on some flavoured cannabis vapes no earlier than 2022

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Alberta looking at allowing online sales for cannabis retailers

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Court rules Vancouver dispensary “Budway” violated Subway franchise trademark

| David Brown |
A federal court has found that an unlicensed cannabis store in Vancouver infringed the registered trademarks of the Subway franchise.

BC provides update on retail cannabis landscape

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC tests illicit cannabis and finds 24 different pesticides in 20 samples

| David Brown |
The BC government says they have found extensive pesticides, along with heavy metals and other biological impurities in cannabis seized from illicit cannabis stores in…

BC MLA says changes to cannabis regulations could result in increased enforcement for First Nations

| David Brown |
A BC MLA says new changes to BC’s cannabis regulations could result in more enforcement action against illicit retailers, especially those on First Nations lands.

NS RCMP raid three dispensaries in Millbrook First Nation

| David Brown |
On June 2, 2021, RCMP in Nova Scotia executed search warrants at three unlicensed cannabis dispensaries on the Millbrook First Nation.

Manitoba cancels retail licence with First Nation over operation of unlicensed retail store

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Newfoundland adding several new drive-thru retail cannabis locations

| David Brown |
Newfoundland is home to the first cannabis drive-thru in Canada, and by the end of the year should have at least five more.

Newfoundland and Labrador announces 8 qualified cannabis retail applicants

| David Brown |
The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) has announced eight names and locations of qualified applicants from the recent Licensed Cannabis Retailer (LCR) RFP.

Charges dropped following large raid of Ontario cannabis farm last fall

| David Brown |
Lawyer in the case says Health Canada needs to more actively inspect personal and designated production sites. Several charges have been dropped following a large-scale…

Cannabis industry prepares for feedback on proposed vape pen flavour restrictions

| David Brown |
Health Canada says they expect their consultation on the agency’s proposed restrictions on flavours in cannabis extracts for inhalation, including cannabis vaping products to be…

Black Kettle Farms in Langley, BC

| David Brown | ,
Licensed in December 2020, Black Kettle has already sold out of their first batch of flower, Rainbow Driver, in Alberta. And, they expect to have…

OCS to launch a new product “flow-through” program later this year

| David Brown |
The Ontario Cannabis Store says they will be introducing a new “flow-through” program by late summer to allow retailers to order products not stocked in…

First Nation cannabis producer Seven Leaf expands distribution to BC retailer Indigenous Bloom

| David Brown |
A First Nations-owned cannabis producer in Ontario has expanded its distribution to First Nations retailers in BC this week.

Ontario’s craft cannabis category a good start, but needs refining

| David Brown |
Ontario’s recent announcement of their new “craft cannabis” product designation was hailed as progress by many in the cannabis industry, but some say the category…

BC Cannabis Inc on the micro model serving First Nations in BC

Led by owner Albert Eppinga, the first of three micro cultivation facilities in Sooke under the BC Cannabis Inc. brand was licensed on April 9….

200 micros now licensed in Canada

| David Brown |
Canada now has at least 200 micros cannabis companies licenced across Canada, as of May 7, 2021.

Newfoundland and Labrador to add up to 16 new stores, online sales, and more

| David Brown |
Newfoundland and Labrador are looking to add up to 16 new retail cannabis locations to its current count of 30, and are currently seeking proposals…

Mars Wrigley taking legal action against cannabis companies using their brands and products

| David Brown |
Mars Wrigley, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chocolate, gum, and candy is taking legal action against cannabis companies in the US and Canada…

This BC company wants to bring more clarity to cannabis strain names and genetics

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The founder and CEO of Lighthouse Genomics, Tim Harvey has been working with a handful of researchers since 2016, taking samples of cannabis plants from…

Salt Spring Island’s Magi Cannabis

Magi Cannabis is a small, family-run micro-cultivator on Salt Spring Island, in British Columbia. Josh Beckett and his partner Nadine are long-time islanders, with deep…

The Ontario Cannabis store launches their Craft Cannabis category

| David Brown |
The Ontario Cannabis Store has formally announced their new craft cannabis program today. First reported late last year, the program creates a specific category for…

Ruling in Quebec home grow appeal expected later this year

| David Brown |
The lead attorney with the group fighting Quebec’s ban on growing cannabis at home says they and the government of Quebec have now presented their…

Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cannabis producer releases first products to a First Nation retailer

| David Brown |
A First Nations retailer in Ontario says they are now selling products from Canada’s first 100% Indigenous-owned and operated cannabis producer.

Covert Valley Reserve

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Covert Valley is a husband and wife team who began making the transition from an ACMPR personal production licence to a micro cultivation licence in…

Medz Cannabis and Thrive Cannabis receive first cannabis “farmgate” licences in Ontario

| David Brown |
Both companies received their retail store authorization (RSA) from the province on April 20, a representative from the AGCO confirms.

BC government working to assist First Nations in path to legal cannabis industry

| David Brown |
Several First Nations communities in British Columbia say they have seen a recent, positive shift in how the provincial government has been working with Indigenous…

BC: Stakeholder engagement on cannabis farm-gate coming this spring/summer

| David Brown |
The BC Government says they expect to begin stakeholder engagement this spring/summer on what their cannabis farmgate program will look like.

Presence of THC in urine analysis did not justify firing, says arbitrator

| David Brown |
An arbitrator in a dispute between the Canadian National Railway and United Steelworkers has ruled that the the company had erred in firing an employee…

AGLC questioned over 420 promotion on their website

| David Brown |
The Alberta cannabis regulator and online retailer recently violated their own cannabis marketing rules, having to walk back an advertisement for a 420-related sale.

Criminal record expiry bill expected to begin discussion in Senate again soon

| David Brown |
The Senator who tabled legislation that would set up a system of record expiry for criminal convictions says she is hopeful it may begin to…

Reflecting on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Toronto police asking for $1.5 million to deal with legal cannabis

| David Brown |
Toronto police want $1.5 million from the city to address the cost of cannabis related enforcement to the department, although it’s difficult to determine how…

Health Canada: 225 actions due to non-compliance with promotions prohibitions since 2018, 33 voluntary product recalls

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

US research highlights THC levels ‘bunching’ just over 20%

| David Brown |
Canada isn’t the only legal cannabis market dealing with an incentive for growers to pass the 20% THC threshold. A recent US study of two…

Origin Coast on micro cultivation and starting small

Licenced in February 2021, Origin Coast is a micro cultivator and processor located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Alberta now has 600 approved cannabis retailers

| David Brown |
Alberta just reached 600 approved cannabis retailers, still the home of the most legal cannabis stores in Canada.

Some Ontario producers stepping back from their “farmgate” applications, others say they’re close to opening

| David Brown |
At least a few licenced producers in Ontario say they hope to open their new, on-site “farmgate” retail locations in the coming months. Thrive Cannabis…

Okanna Craft on their long transition into the legal rec market

| David Brown | ,
The family behind Okanna Craft is another success story of a legacy BC grower transitioning into the legal recreational market, but the process wasn’t easy,…

Accusations of astroturfing as OCS promotes reddit-reviewed products

| David Brown |
The Ontario Cannabis Store shared a link to a popular subreddit dedicated to reviews of the products for sale in the province, but the forum’s…

Alberta not moving forward with changes to cannabis marketing rules

| David Brown |
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis says they will not be moving forward with proposed changes to the province’s marketing and promotion rules for cannabis companies.

Health Canada updates metrics on service standards for cannabis industry

| David Brown |
Health Canada posted updated info today on their service standards and performance information for fiscal year 2019 to 2020, including several that related to the…

138 cannabis samples tested by Health Canada in 2020, but no labs inspected

| David Brown | ,
Health Canada says they collected 138 cannabis samples in 2020 to verify chemical (including cannabinoid), microbial, and pesticide results.

Manitoba munis, others calling for their share of provincial cannabis excise taxes

| David Brown |
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities recently released a position paper that, along with two other economic priorities, calls on the province to share 25% of…

Health Canada’s Cost Recovery and Fees Unit is updating its annual licensing fees for cannabis producers

| David Brown |
In a notice sent out to stakeholders today, the federal regulator informed all cannabis licence holders of the annual fee changes as well as upcoming…

Health Canada now allows electronic submission of site evidence package

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Robert W Ritchie aka Bob’s Better Buds

| David Brown | ,
Operating as Bob’s Better Buds, Ritchie is one of the few licence holders in Canada with an indoor and outdoor operation on one site under…

Université de Moncton is looking to hire a Research Chair on therapeutic cannabis

| David Brown |
Université de Moncton is looking to hire a Research Chair on therapeutic cannabis. The successful candidate will work at the New Brunswick Center for Precision…

Cannabis producers and First Nations Regional Chief calling on province to halt sale of Cannabis NB

| David Brown |
A group representing New Brunswick cannabis producers, industry associations, and the Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustin are calling on the province to…

Ontario sold $251 million worth of cannabis from Oct-Dec 2020

| David Brown |
As prices continue to decline and the number of legal cannabis stores increase, Ontario continues to make inroads in capturing sales from the illicit market.

Health Canada extending COVID measures for cannabis licence holders until September 2021

| David Brown |
Health Canada announced today they will be extending several Covid-related measures until September 30 of this year. The regulator has extended these timelines several times…

Pemberton, BC votes to lower some cannabis licensing fees

| David Brown |
The Village of Pemberton, BC has voted to move forward with a proposal to lower their cannabis licensing fees for producers and retailers in the…

Quebec brought in $23.3 million profit in retail cannabis sales in most recent quarterly report

| David Brown |
The Société Québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) ended its third quarter for cannabis sales on January 2, 2021, bringing in a record of $173 million in…

Alberta looking to better align cannabis and alcohol regs

| David Brown |
Alberta’s cannabis regulator, the AGLC, is seeking further consultation from stakeholders on proposed changes to allow retailers to engage in certain promotional activities.

Ontario man charged after 3 year old consumes unregulated edibles

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Tracking impaired driving post-legalization in Canada an evolving process

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Vancouver Standing Committee passes motion to reduce retail cannabis licensing fees

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Grump Weed’s aeroponic micro cannabis

| David Brown | , ,
Grump Weed is a micro cultivator and processor in Manitoba who, in partnership with a BC-based micro-processor, has products just beginning to arrive on shelves…

More NOVA Cannabis stores switch over to Value Buds brand in Alberta

| David Brown |
More Alberta cannabis stores formerly under the Nova banner are changing their branding to Value Buds, following a pilot project with similar discount-focused branding in…

MP presents petition calling attention to alleged abuse of medical cannabis program

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis closures to continue in 2021 say industry analysts

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Vancouver City Councillor seeking to lower $30,000 Vancouver cannabis licensing fee

| David Brown |
Councillor Rebecca Bligh would like city staff to prepare an alternate fee structure that lowers the license fee and will support growth in the legal…

Cannabis patents can protect intellectual property

| David Brown |
Cannabis related patents are increasing, and two Canadian companies are making headlines with patents on cannabis extraction processes.

University of Guelph researcher says tissue culture samples offer opportunities for the cannabis industry

| David Brown |
Tissue culture samples offer opportunities for the cannabis industry, but more research and collaboration is needed, says a recent research paper out of the University…

Only 4% of impaired driving charges in Nova Scotia in 2020 were drug related

| David Brown |
Despite significant concern of an increase in cannabis impaired driving in Canada following legalization, new info out of Nova Scotia, eastern Canada, shows no such…

Lady Jane Labs

Lady Jane Cannabis is a micro cultivator and processor in New Brunswick, focussing on pheno hunting new and unique cultivars for their small processing facility…

Affidavits filed in Manitoba home grow court challenge

| David Brown |
The Manitoban leading the charge to challenge the province’s ban on home grown cannabis filed seven affidavits in a Manitoba court today.

The steps that go into a product recall

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BMO Analyst: Legalization in US can bring opportunity for Canadian LPs, but will take time

| David Brown |
Legalization in the US could mean a a $60 billion market, but the path forward will likely be a slow one, says one analyst.

Health Canada has issued issued 287 cannabis licenses since legalization

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

2020 was a big year for micros

| David Brown |
2020 may have been the year of a lot of terrible things, but it also saw a significant number of changes to Canada’s legal cannabis…

Sunshine Coast looks to gain more control over personal, designated medical cannabis growers

| David Brown |
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) passed a motion last week to ask the federal government for local governments and the RCMP to have more…

Cotyleden

| David Brown | ,
Recently licensed in December 2020, Cotyleden is one of only 14 cannabis nurseries currently operating in Canada. Nick Trueman, the company’s founder and a long…

BC Civil Resolution Tribunal rules against billboard company in dispute with a First Nations dispensary chain

| David Brown |
The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal dismissed claims against a billboard company in dispute with a First Nations dispensary chain Indigenous Bloom for payment of services…

Ontario slowly moving forward with farmgate licensing

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

PEI Cannabis reports first profits

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis NB’s third-quarter results show continued increase in profits, as a decision on privatization still in limbo

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Alberta micro cultivator files for cessation of operation with Health Canada

| David Brown |
Following a dispute with their landlord and difficulty selling their crops, a micro cultivator in Alberta has recently filed to revoke their cultivation licence.

OCS working to ensure more consistent supply of popular products, removing less popular brands

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Health Canada clarifies: Microbial limits remain the same for dried cannabis

| David Brown |
Health Canada has issued an update to their guidance document regarding changes to heavy metal and microbial limits for dried cannabis.

OCS looking into new craft cannabis category in 2021

| David Brown |
To be considered Craft under the proposed designation, producers will be required to have an annual production capacity of no more than 10,000kg, while “Small…

Micro cultivators, processors and nurseries give their thoughts on regulatory changes

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

More stores, products, lower prices, mean cannabis sales continue to climb in Ontario

| David Brown |
Retail sales have continued to climb in Ontario as the province ramps up brick and mortar licenses, the array of products increase, and prices continue…

Health Canada looking at drone and satellite tech for outdoor cannabis inspections

| David Brown |
A recent departmental report from Health Canada makes mention of several aspects of the regulator’s efforts with cannabis legalization, including reference to a pilot project…

Health Canada seeking feedback on potential changes to Cannabis Regulations

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis companies have numerous ways to market their products

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New study looks at alcohol, THC, other drugs in fatal accidents in Ontario

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New microbial limits for dried cannabis causes concern for some micros

| David Brown | ,
Recent changes to Health Canada’s regulations for dried cannabis products have caused some compliance related concerns for some cultivators. StratCann spoke with several in the…

KinHana Cannabis

| David Brown | , ,
Cheryl Wilson runs KinHana Cannabis with two of her daughters in Muskoka, Ontario. Licensed in November 2019 for micro cultivation and medical sales, KinHana hopes…

Tricanna Industries Inc.

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Tidal Leaf Farms

| David Brown | ,
Lee McMahon says starting a small cannabis farm, Tidal Leaf Farm, on his family’s Nova Scotia farm has been a dream come true.

Two years after Canada legalized cannabis, Conservatives still try to make it a wedge issue

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Accident on a highway in Northern BC contained shipment of medical cannabis

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Nunavut bought nearly 12kg of cannabis last year

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Health Canada announces science advisory committee for cannabis health products

| David Brown |
Health Canada has announced their ten-person science advisory committee on the potential market for cannabis health products that would not require practitioner oversight. The committee’s…

Micro applicant challenging New Brunswick zoning in court

| David Brown |
A micro cannabis applicant in New Brunswick is challenging the province’s decision to deny their rezoning application earlier this year.

Does Canada need a cannabis monograph?

| David Brown | ,
While each licensed analytical testing lab in Canada must follow certain standards, the lack of a single, cohesive standard across the industry leads to a…

Conservatives continue to call for an end to medical cannabis “loophole”

| David Brown |
Conservatives continue to call for an end to “loophole” of personal and designated medical cannabis production regulations.

BC court rules Richmond unfairly denied application for cannabis greenhouse on ALR

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Nearly one year later, still no decision on privatizing Cannabis NB

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Micro cannabis licences continue to increase across Canada

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Preliminary results show NZ cannabis referendum with majority opposition

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Why shopping for favourable lab results is a bad idea

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

HRVSTR

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC court rules cannabis producer violated labour code by firing employees seeking to unionize

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Two year anniversary: Canadian cannabis advocates on what has and hasn’t worked with legalization so far

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Brighton, Ontario looks to manage personal/designated medical grows through proposed bylaw

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis NB continues to show profits as the fate of the provincial cannabis stores remains unknown

| David Brown |
Cannabis NB’s newest quarterly report shows a profit of $3.3 million from sales of $20.1 million, as the fate of network of the provincial cannabis…

Anne McLellan, Task Force Chair on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, on two years of legal cannabis in Canada

| David Brown |
Four years after chairing the federal government’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, and two years after legalization finally came into force, Anne McLellan…

Whippletree Organics, Captured Light Organics, and Nuvem Nurseries

| David Brown | , ,
Canada’s first cannabis microplex was recently licensed in Victoria, BC, housing a cannabis nursery and two micro cannabis licences in one building.

What are you inhaling? Understanding analytical testing for cannabis vape pens

| David Brown | ,
Cannabis vape pens are a relatively new and increasingly popular product on the market, but much about their health and safety remains relatively unknown due…

More than half of new licenses issued since legalization have been micros

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC enters cannabis agreement with Williams Lake First Nation

| David Brown | ,
The BC government announced today a first of its kind government-to-government agreement with the Williams Lake First Nations to support the community’s efforts to operate…

Alberta retail location rebrands as Deep Discount Cannabis

| David Brown |
One of Alberta’s cannabis retailers is undergoing a format change, with one Nova Cannabis location in Sherwood Park changing its name to Deep Discount Cannabis.

BC researchers look at the impact of legalization on Canadian medical users with cancer

| David Brown |
Three researchers at the British Columbia Cancer Agency recently released the results of a two-part study looking at the impact of legalization on medical cannabis…

2nd annual C-45 Quality Assurance Summit launches this week

| David Brown | ,
The second annual C-45 Quality Assurance Summit launches this week. The three day virtual event features online workshops and presentations focussed on Quality Assurance professionals…

BC government again rejects dispensary’s request for enforcement exemption, defers to Ottawa

| David Brown |
The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club says a recent letter from the BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General could provide them with a “path…

Think tank’s proposals for New Zealand includes micro cannabis licensing

| David Brown |
A New Zealand business and economic research group commissioned by the country’s Ministry of Justice to help create a foundation for their proposed cannabis legalization…

Small BC farm loses home insurance because of legal cannabis

| David Brown | ,
One licensed cannabis cultivator on Vancouver Island recently got a scare when they received a letter telling them their home insurance would soon not be…

BC nursery to soon offer drop shipping of tissue culture clones to two Regina retailers

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC munis looking for their share of cannabis tax revenue at annual UBCM meeting

| David Brown | ,
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual meeting will be taking place virtually this year, from September 22-24. Cannabis and cannabis policy will again be…

Coulson Cannabis’ small batch, solventless extracts hitting retail shelves soon

| David Brown |
First licensed in March of this year, Coulson Cannabis is expecting their first product, a Lemon Zkittlez rosin in half gram skus, to reach shelves…

Price of legal and illegal cannabis in Canada is much closer than you think

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Keystone Labs

| David Brown | ,
Keystone Labs was founded by Jodi McDonald in 2005 and has been providing analytical testing services for cannabis since 2015.

Health Canada reminds industry of changes to definition of “cannabis oil”

| David Brown |
Health Canada is reminding the industry that they will soon be removing “cannabis oil” as a separate class of cannabis that may be sold under…

BC’s Grey Market is Thriving

| David Brown |
Things haven’t been this good in the illicit cannabis industry in British Columbia in many years, say several industry insiders who feel the province could…

Health Canada to now allow foliar sprays and food grade modified atmosphere packaging

| David Brown |
Health Canada has updated their approach to the use of foliar sprays and “modified atmosphere packaging” for cannabis products, effective immediately.

BC says cannabis rules apply to First Nations, but are concerned enforcement could lead to court challenges

| David Brown |
One BC MLA says they want answers about what they say is uneven enforcement of provincial law when it comes to cannabis retailers on First…

Tokyo Smoke removes products containing phytol from shelves

| David Brown | ,
Tokyo Smoke confirms that they and their parent company, Canopy Growth, took steps recently to ensure that any vape pen products they are carrying in…

Challenging Manitoba’s ban on home-grown cannabis

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium launching second cannabis cultivators survey

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Association of Ontario Municipalities calls for renewing tax sharing agreement with province

| David Brown |
The Association of Municipalities Ontario says they are continuing to call on the provincial government to renew an agreement to provide cannabis tax revenues to…

Ontario expects to bring in $145 million in federal cannabis taxes for 2020–21

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Uniik Organica

| David Brown | ,
Denise Penczak had been making a magnesium cream for muscle pain to manage issues related to cancer. Her company, Uniik Organica, has a line of…

Cannabis industry says deferral of cost recovery fee doesn’t go far enough

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

BC to allow private cannabis retail stores licensees to sell cannabis online for in-store pickup

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Annapolis Valley Craft Cannabis

| David Brown | ,
Adam Webster, his father Donald, and his mother Deenie started Annapolis Valley Craft Cannabis as a way to better utilize their relatively small plot of…

Concern over vape pen additives in Canadian cannabis industry

| David Brown | ,
Concerns with unlisted or mis-labeled ingredients in vape pens has led at least one cannabis retail chain to seek clarification from vape pen manufacturers in…

First of Manitoba’s new “phase three” cannabis retailers to open soon

| David Brown |
The first new cannabis retail store in Manitoba since the province opened up licensing to new retailers starting June 1 of this year, has announced…

The Kootenay Outdoor Producer Co-op

| David Brown | ,
The Kootenay Outdoor Producer Co-op received their first two licenses in late March of this year.

Illicit online retailers continue to dominate in Canada

| David Brown |
A recent press release from an illicit cannabis retailer highlights the sometimes confusing and under-enforced nature of Canada’s illicit cannabis market some two years into…

Micro cannabis growers still unable to move forward in Maple Ridge, BC

| David Brown |
One hopeful micro cannabis grower in the BC municipality of Maple Ridge who had his application deferred by the city last September, says he’s frustrated…

MP asks Federal Minister of Health to look into a loophole in personal medical cannabis regs leading to illicit activity

| David Brown |
The Federal representative for the riding of Haldimand-Norfolk in southern Ontario asked the Federal Minister of Health what the federal government is doing to address…

Community concerns with commercial cannabis licenses continue to plague applicants

| David Brown |
An amendment to allow a hopeful micro cannabis owner in High River, Alberta to move their application through with the city was passed by the…

Court throws out allowance for medical cannabis patient to order a kilogram of cannabis at a time

| David Brown |
A Federal Court judge has dismissed out a previous Federal Court ruling that granted an allowance for a medical cannabis patient to order and possess…

Rosebud Cannabis Farms

| David Brown | ,
Che’ LeBlanc, the Founder and CEO of Rosebud Cannabis Farms, has been growing cannabis for over twenty five years, describing himself as a second generation…

Comparing cannabis legalization in Canada and New Zealand

| David Brown |
Although the proposed legislation is written to New Zealand’s unique culture and experiences, it does share many similarities to Canada’s own legal cannabis regime, building…

Vancouver Island’s VCBC again raided by BC’s Community Safety Unit

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Senator introduces bill for automatic record suspension

| David Brown |
Senator Kim Pate, an Independent Senator from Ontario, has introduced legislation into the Senate that seeks to set up a system of record expiry for…

Handful of pot store closures in Alberta, but market nowhere near saturation say retailers

| David Brown |
As pot store approvals in Alberta continue to climb, several cannabis retailers in the province appear to have closed their doors, at least temporarily. However,…

Ramping up enforcement, BC adds new penalties for landlords of illicit dispensaries

| David Brown |
New changes to BC’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act have recently come into force that will allow the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) to target…

Medical registrations show modest decline, personal production registrations increase

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

First Nations-owned AtlantiCann expands product selection to Ontario

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis NB reports $1.4 million profit in first quarter of 2020

| David Brown |
The crown corporation that manages cannabis in New Brunswick, Cannabis NB, announced today a $1.4 million profit from March 30, 2020 – June 28, 2020.

Dried cannabis sales represent 73% of Canadian market

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Alberta halts cannabis chocolates sales online for summer

| David Brown |
Alberta’s cannabis distributor, the AGLC, says they will not be selling cannabis chocolates online during the summer, due to concerns with products melting in delivery.

What might farmgate cannabis sales look like in BC?

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cannabis retailer denies accusations made on social media

| David Brown |
Representatives from Fire & Flower, a national retail cannabis chain, says there is no truth to an accusation circulating online that employees at one of…

Dunn Cannabis

| David Brown | ,
Logan Dunn of Dunn Cannabis in Abbotsford, BC just received a licence to cultivate cannabis on June 26th, but has been working towards this day…

Record $20 million cannabis seizure at US/Canada border

| David Brown |
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers announced today yet another cannabis seizure at the US/Canada border, the fourth large capture in the past few…

Kootenay cannabis growers benefit from local licensing program

| David Brown | ,
Some of the Kootenay’s first cannabis growers have begun making their way through Community Futures Central Kootenay – a local program designed to help transition…

Health Canada offers updates on temporary measures for cannabis industry during COVID-19

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Large cannabis seizures at US Canada border continue

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Good Buds

| David Brown | ,
Started by two brothers who say they fell in love with Salt Spring Island and its potential for great outdoor cannabis, Good Buds is now…

BC Government announces $500,000 grant for Williams Lake Indian Band micro cannabis facility

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Yet another large cannabis shipment from Canada seized at US border

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Budding Gardens Inc.

| David Brown | ,
Budding Gardens was started by Jim Vanden Berg in early 2019. He’s currently growing out his first crop of Bruce Banner inside his 12,000 ft…

Canada Border Services seize over $10 million worth of cannabis destined for the US

| David Brown |
The Canada Border Services Agency announced on June 10 that more than $10 million worth of suspected cannabis was seized from two separate locations in…

Toys “R” Us wins case against Vancouver cannabis dispensary

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

What happens when you bring 2.5kg of hash rosin through airport security in Canada?

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Legacy retailers in BC transitioning to the legal market

| David Brown | ,
While legalization has created many new opportunities for people who were not previously involved with the cannabis industry, British Columbia is unique in how many…

Video shows man purportedly purchasing pot clones from a Kelowna Home Depot

| David Brown |
A video showing a person buying clones at a Home Depot in Kelowna was recently shared online from an account that had posted pictures purportedly…

US authorities seize another 800 kg of cannabis coming from Canada

| David Brown |
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge, connecting upstate New York and Ontario, announced today a seizure of more than 800…

Alberta issues recall for AgMedica Vertical cannabis beverages

| David Brown | ,
The Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis agency that manages Alberta cannabis issued a product recall today for two cannabis beverages sold by Ontario producer AgMedica…

The future of legal cannabis is small scale

While consumers do care about things like potency, or THC percentages, they also care about the entire bag appeal, the terpene profile and appearance, the…

Ontario Provincial Joint Force Cannabis Enforcement Team raids online retailer

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Nunavut begins accepting new retail cannabis licence applications

Nunavut began accepting cannabis retail licence applications this week, starting on June 1.

Willow Weed

| David Brown | ,
Approved for a micro cultivation license in May 2020, Saffer-Spiro’s Willow Weed is a passion project of he and his father. The father and son…

New Brunswick bans indoor cannabis on agricultural land

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Researchers identify pine resin as a toxic cannabis extract adulterant

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

National Cannabis Distribution

| David Brown | ,
National Cannabis Distribution is a private cannabis wholesaler serving the non-medical Saskatchewan cannabis market. The business, started in late 2018, serves to connect cannabis producers…

Canadian cannabis crop receipts now over $1 billion

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

High pressure aeroponics at North 40 Cannabis

North 40 uses a high pressure aeroponics system to grow their cannabis – the same technology NASA uses in space to grow food. This method…

Canada’s first brick and mortar cannabis pharmacy to begin providing cannabis soon

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New cannabis extracts making their way to the legal market

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Shelter Cannabis

Shelter Cannabis is a Saskatchewan-based cannabis processor who is emerging as one of the premier access points for the first micro cultivators who are bringing…

Researchers identifying antimicrobial activity in cannabis roots

Researchers from Universities in Mississippi, USA and Egypt recently released a paper on the chemical study of Cannabis sativa roots, identifying antimicrobial activity in two…

BC Cannabis Secretariat rejects call for a temporary exemption for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

West River Cannabis

| David Brown | ,
West River Cannabis, near the West River of Pictou in Nova Scotia, sits across from his father’s nursery, West River Greenhouses. Although just licensed in…

Health Canada announces changes to streamline cannabis licensing process

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Tip from public leads RCMP to suspected online cannabis retailer in BC

Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Proposed micro cultivation facility in Williams Lake, BC runs into conflict between First Nation and city council

A proposed micro cultivation facility in Williams Lake BC on Williams Lake Indian Band land is turning into a fight over jurisdiction between the Band…

Coulson Cannabis

Coulson Cannabis, founded by Cody Coulson, is a cannabis processor in Ontario focusing on solvent free extraction of small batch craft cannabis for supply of…

Sweet Valley Cannabis

Sweet Valley Cannabis has been growing cannabis in British Columbia for almost two decades. Now they want to help other growers find a way to…

Court dismisses health claims associated with Organigram pesticide recalls

| David Brown | ,
A judge from Nova Scotia’s Court of Appeal has ruled that public injury claims made against Organigram Inc by patients who consumed their cannabis products…

First Nation in Ontario to lower the age of access to cannabis, allow the sale of edibles

The Nipissing First Nation in Ontario recently announced their intention to lower the age of access to cannabis on their land, as well as allow…

Health Canada extends temporary pause of on-site inspections, other regulatory changes for cannabis industry

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Cypress Craft

| David Brown | ,
Cypress Craft is a family run micro cannabis cultivation facility in North Cypress, Manitoba, located on the Oliver family’s 4th generation farm where they grow…

Mother Labs

| David Brown | ,
The second cannabis nursery licensed in Canada, Mother Labs Inc. has been turning out clones from their genetic bank of about 150 cultivars to dozens…

Weathered Islands Craft Cannabis

| David Brown | ,
Weathered Islands bills itself as focussing on Legendary Texada Genetics, especially those bred for success outdoors in Canada’s climate, and plans on soon beginning to…

Injured Nova Scotia worker awarded compensation for cost of medical cannabis oil by Workers’ Compensation Board

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New cannabis seeds coming to Ontario and BC soon

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Canadian Cannabis Exchange

| David Brown | ,
The Canadian Cannabis Exchange is a B2B exchange for cannabis and hemp products in Canada, as well as a data provider of market insight for…

Hidden Harvest Inc.

| David Brown | ,
Wilson says he’s a plant enthusiast in general and became more aware of the cannabis industry when he worked as an healthcare advisor to Bedrocan…

Winnipeg police raid illicit online dispensary, seize product, arrest one

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Last of three charges dismissed against Ontario cop for speaking at legalization conference

| David Brown | ,
An Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant who had previously been found guilty by a professional standards bureau tribunal for speaking against prohibition at a conference in…

US Customs and Border Protection seize 70 pounds of pot coming in from Canada

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Habitat Craft Cannabis Ltd.

| David Brown | ,
Habitat’s small indoor facility, a retrofit of the same building that once housed their MMAR operations, is home to about 1,000ft2 of flowering space for…

ProgenyBio / CanGenX Biotech

| David Brown | ,
By taking samples of a plant and sending it in as a tissue culture sample, ProgenyBio could then ‘clean’ the plants of various negative pathogens…

Cannabis collective looks to connect home growers with patients in need

| David Brown | ,
An organization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is seeking to address some of the challenges the neighbourhood residents are facing when it comes to accessing cannabis…

The state of legal cannabis in the Yukon

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

MindiCANNA

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

mindiCANNA Inc.

| David Brown | ,
MindiCANNA is one of the first two micro cultivators recently approved in Quebec. The company, who also operates a consulting service for cannabis applicants decided…

Two Conservatives apologize over cannabis conspiracy theory

| David Brown | ,
A former Conservative MP and a current Conservative MP who both raised a conspiracy theory about a ‘leaked task force report’ that supposedly led to…

Alberta court dismisses appeal in dispute between two cannabis retailers with similar names

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

Craft Depot

| David Brown | ,
Craft Depot currently works with over 100 cannabis licence holders, both cultivators and the processors seeking to buy their product. Aldred says his goal is…

Hearst Organic

| David Brown | ,
Getting licensed is only part of the story. Now that Hearst Organic has been licenced for about nine months, Lacelle says he has learned more…

Inplanta Biotechnology

| David Brown | ,
Located on campus at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta, Inplanta Biotechnology is home to three small greenhouses and several breeding rooms and labs….

Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc.

John Arbuthnot, CEO and co-founder, started Delta 9 Bio-Tech with his father in 2012 and has helped steer the company through many changes. Now he…

Reddit (sort of) bans popular cannabis discussion forum

| David Brown | ,
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

ANC Cannabis

| David Brown | ,
ANC’s retrofitted facility currently includes, along with the associated administrative space, four flowering rooms, one vegging room, and one propagation room, all within their 200m2…

Australian Senate Standing Committee releases report on the current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia

| David Brown | ,
Australia’s Senate referred the inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry on November 14, 2019. The 87-page report contains several references to…

GTEC Holdings

GTEC Holding’s success in the “small batch” indoor cannabis markets, says Singhavon, can provide some valuable lessons for new licence holders entering the legal cannabis…

Sea Dog Farm

| David Brown | ,
While most larger licence holders may build out complex and expensive facilities, Sea Dog Farm’s approach is a testament to coming at the process from…

North 40 Cannabis

Licenced in July 2019, North 40 Cannabis has made a splash with their high quality, small batch products. Gord Nichol is proud of his company’s…

Because You Cann

| David Brown | ,
When Health Canada’s micro cannabis licenses emerged in 2018, Serena Donovan felt it would be a great opportunity to work with a plant she had…

Euphorium IV:XX

| David Brown | ,
Denis Gagnon has been growing flowers and vegetables and raising livestock on his farm near Merrickville Ontario for over thirty years, selling at farmers markets,…

Green Party MP calls for moratorium on outdoor cannabis licenses

| David Brown |
Some cannabis stores in BC say they have been unable to order from the province’s online wholesale portal over the past few days.  The issue…

New Cannabis Seeds Should Soon Be Available in Stores in BC

| David Brown | ,
Geoff White, the owner of ProgenyBio Agricultural Services Inc. in Penticton, BC says he has been working with the province of BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch…
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