Skip to main content

Staff


Man fined for possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling following 2023 raid

| Staff |
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea.

Fire at JC Green Cannabis in Ontario

A reported explosion and fire at a cannabis facility near London, Ontario, took over an hour to get under control the night of Monday, June…

Week in Weed – July 6, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending July 6, 2024.

Fort 20 Farms crafting unique strains in BC Lower Mainland

Fort 20 Farms is a newly licensed micro cultivator in BC’s Lower Mainland, located on a 40-acre farm about an hour outside of Vancouver.

Cannabis Jobs Update – July 2024

| Staff | ,
StratCann’s monthly round-up of cannabis job postings for July 2024.

Week in Weed – June 29, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending June 29, 2024.

Two arrested, cannabis seized in Saint John, NB

| Staff |
Peace officers with New Brunswick’s Department of Justice and Public Safety arrested two people and seized contraband cannabis products from a dispensary in Saint John…

Week in Weed – June 22, 2024

| Staff | ,
StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending June 22, 2024.

Week in Weed – June 15, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending June 15, 2024.

Week in Weed – June 8, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending June 8, 2024.

Cannabis Jobs Update – June 2024

| Staff | ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Growing Relationships – Kelowna 2024 Agenda

| Staff | ,
Event details for our 2024 Growing Relationships in Kelowna attendees.

Week in Weed – June 1, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending June 1, 2024.

Week in Weed – May 25, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending May 25, 2024.

Week in Weed – May 18, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending May 18, 2024.

BC LDB warehouse making changes to improve product freshness

BC is updating its rules for how long cannabis can sit in its warehouse before it will be returned to the producer. 

Rubicon Organics reports Q1 loss after strong 2023

| Staff |
Rubicon Organics Inc. brought in nearly $9 million in net revenue in the first three months of 2024 while reporting a $1.7 million loss on…

Week in Weed – May 11, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending May 11, 2024.

Group launches suit against SQDC for forcing consumers to make “blind purchases”

Groupe SGF alleges that the provincial cannabis agency violates the Consumer Protection Act with ‘strain rotating’ products.

Cannabis Jobs Update – May 2024

| Staff | ,
Want to work in Canada’s cannabis industry? There are always many different positions offered, from entry-level to executive, from Cultivation to Labs, from Budtending to…

Week in Weed – May 4, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending May 4, 2024. May the Fourth Week in Weed be with…

Apollo Green makes Humboldt Seed Company cultivars available to international market

| Staff | , ,
Canadian cannabis producer Apollo Green is making eight cannabis cultivars available to international markets through its partnership with US-based Humboldt Seed Company.

Growing Relationships – Calgary 2024 Agenda

| Staff |
Event details for our Growing Relationships Manitoba attendees.

Week in weed – April 27, 2024

| Staff | ,
StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending April 27, 2024.

Judge postpones BZAM/Final Bell trial

| Staff | , ,
The judge overseeing the proceedings between BZAM and Final Bell has postponed the date for a trial following last-minute information presented to the court. 

Canadian study provides new look at genetic markers for cannabis breeding

| Staff | ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Week in Weed – April 20, 2024

| Staff | ,
StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending April 20, 2024.

Manitoba NDP could lift home grow ban

| Staff | ,
The Manitoba government is expected to table legislation as early as the week of April 22 that will lift the province’s ban on residents growing…

Cannabis producers take shipping company to court over products seized at US border

Two cannabis producers are taking a shipping company to court, alleging the company attempted to take the cannabis over the US border, resulting in the…

Seven arrested following raids of three unlicensed cannabis stores in NB

| Staff | ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Week in Weed – April 13, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending April 13, 2024.

Diteba Laboratories Inc. files notice of intent

Mississauga-based cannabis company Diteba Laboratories Inc. filed a notice of intent (NOI) on March 2 under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, listing more than $15…

Week in Weed – April 6, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending April 6, 2024.

Cannabis Jobs Update – April 2024

| Staff | ,
Looking to work in Canada’s cannabis industry? There is a wide variety of jobs available, ranging from entry-level positions to highly skilled roles.

Poilievre promises to preserve Canada’s pot legacy-April Fool’s!

| Staff |
Pierre Poilievre announced today that he plans to improve the cannabis industry once he becomes President of Canada.

Trudeau expected to ask for a marijuana mulligan with legalization-April Fool’s!

| Staff |
The federal government is expected to make several announcements this week on the cannabis file, StratCann has learned through a super-secret inside source.

Week in Weed – March 30, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending March 30, 2024.

$5,000 fine for Winnipeg woman who gave out cannabis edibles on Halloween

| Staff | , ,
A woman who says she accidentally handed out illegal cannabis edibles on Halloween in 2022 has received a $5,000 fine from a provincial court. 

Peers Cannabis’ Giggly Bits Sativa recalled due to minor labelling error

| Staff |
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Week in Weed – March 23, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending March 23, 2024.

Retail cannabis sales declined again in January after holiday spike

| Staff | , , ,
Retail cannabis sales in January 2024 dropped to their lowest in nearly a year, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. 

Toronto police arrest man connected to cannabis store robberies

Toronto Police Services say they made an arrest in a series of robberies of four cannabis stores in the city that were conducted over the…

Week in Weed – March 16, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending March 16, 2024

High Tide to acquire Queen of Bud

| Staff |
The deal will bring all related IP and trademarks associated with Queen of Bud under High Tide’s umbrella. Queen of Bud’s founder, Ashley Newman, will…

Niagara police investigating armed robbery of cannabis store

| Staff |
Police in Niagara say they are investigating an armed robbery at a cannabis store on March 11. 

BC’s Good Buds Company posts notice of intent, path to debt restructuring

| Staff | , ,
BC outdoor cannabis growers Good Buds Company Inc. filed a notice of intention to make a proposal pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Week in Weed – March 9, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending March 9, 2024

Cannabis industry union adds new stores, loses one

Employees at a Vancouver cannabis store that joined the BC Budtenders Union in 2022 quietly voted to decertify the union a few months later. 

Cannabis consumption spaces beginning to open in BC

A cannabis store in Penticton hopes to become the first cannabis store in the province with a designated consumption area. 

36 kg of cannabis from Toronto intercepted at Dublin Airport

| Staff |
Officers from Irish Revenue and Customs seized 36 kg of cannabis on March 2, arresting a man in his 20s who arrived on a flight…

Week in Weed – March 2, 2024

StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending March 2, 2024

Cronos shows declining losses, increased cost of sales in 2023

| Staff | , ,
Cronos Group Inc. says it has improved its cash flow in 2023 due to lower operating expenses and increased exposure to international markets.

Avant Brands brings in $30 million in revenue with a $5 million loss

Kelowna-based Avant Brands Inc. announced its audited financial results for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2023.

Household spending on legal cannabis increases while illegal decreases

| Staff | , ,
Household spending on cannabis in Canada declined in the last two years, following an increase in the first three years of legalization.

Study raises questions about accuracy of eyelid tremor as evidence of cannabis impairment

| Staff | ,
A new study is questioning the accuracy of a method used by police to determine cannabis impairment. 

Unlicensed cannabis store in New Brunswick fined $20,000

| Staff |
The owners of an unlicensed cannabis store in New Brunswick have been fined $20,000 following a raid in 2022, while charges against two men connected…

Wayne Patrick Consumer Products pursuing a Sale, Refinancing and Investment Solicitation Process due to insolvency

| Staff | , , ,
Two Ontario-based cannabis companies are pursuing a Sale, Refinancing and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP) through court due to low cash flow.

Community Savings rolls out pre-approved credit cards for cannabis members

Community Savings, a BC-based credit union, has announced the launch of pre-approved business credit cards for its cannabis membership. This industry-first offer finally gives cannabis…

Canadian Cannabis Exchange facilitates sale of Ogen production facility and equipment

| Staff | , , ,
Canadian Cannabis Exchange Ltd., through the court appointed Receiver, Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., announces the exclusive sale of Ogen Ltd. property, which includes a…

Week in Weed – February 24, 2024

| Staff | ,
StratCann’s weekly round-up of news headlines in the cannabis industry for the week ending February 24, 2024

New Brunswick’s eighth private cannabis store opens in Hampton

New Brunswick recently announced the eighth private retail cannabis store in the province, it’s located in Hampton, about a 30-minute drive from Saint John.

Kootenay Cultivar makes the most of micro

| Staff | , ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Community Savings Credit Union announces affordable invoice factoring for cannabis licensed producers

A BC-based credit union is launching a new invoice factoring program intended to meet the needs of British Columbia’s federally licensed cannabis producers.

Cannabis Industry Forum finally formally announced

| Staff | , ,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has finally formally announced its Cannabis Industry Forum.

A Manitoba cannabis brand is taking a former partner to court

| Staff | , , ,
TobaGrown, Inc. and TobaRolling, Inc. filed a notice of claim in Manitoba on February 16 against the owners of Kief Cannabis Company, Ltd. and Lucky…

Kelowna cannabis store fined $7,000 for failing to check ID

It was an expensive Valentine’s Day for one cannabis store in Kelowna when a judge ordered the store to pay a $7,000 fine for an…

BC micro files notice of claim alleging non-payment from processing partner

A micro producer in BC has filed a notice of claim in provincial court alleging a third-party processor did not pay him for products they…

ALCannTrace provides streamlined seed-to-sale record keeping for the cannabis industry

| Staff | ,
ALCannTrace is a web-based seed-to-sale record-keeping software solution with a medical e-commerce option that has been developed specifically for Canadian cannabis license holders.

Recall of BonBon Turkish Delight cannabis edibles in Ontario

| Staff | , ,
Health Canada has issued a recall for two lots of WellCann Intl. Inc.’s BonBon Turkish Delight – Lokum edible cannabis sold in Ontario. 

Manitoba announces several new cannabis distributors

On February 9, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries announced five companies that successfully applied to provide cannabis distribution services in the province.

Cannabis Jobs Update – February 2024

| Staff |
Interested in joining the cannabis industry? Numerous cannabis job opportunities await across Canada. Check out just a few of them below in our February roundup

Evidence, charges thrown out after Hamilton police found to violate Charter rights in “no-knock” raid

| Staff |
The case against a woman related to a 2021 raid by police in Ontario has been thrown out of court, along with collected evidence, after…

PPB Analytical brings a decade of experience to the cannabis industry

| Staff | ,
Accredited analytical testing lab PPB Analytical offers cannabis testing for potency, terpene profiling, pesticides, solvents and more. Improve safety with integrity.

Toronto area cannabis store forced to print out entire script of Shrek on customer receipt

| Staff | , ,
A prankster forced a Toronto cannabis dispensary to print out the entire script of Shrek last month, something the retailer’s e-commerce provider says they quickly…

GrowerIQ completes acquisition of Ample Organics

| Staff | , ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Three month decline in retail cannabis sales in 2023

| Staff | , , ,
Cannabis retail sales continued to decline in Canada from a peak in August 2023, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.

Simply Solventless acquires Lamplighter

| Staff | , ,
Simply Solventless Concentrates (SSC), the company behind Frootyhooty and Astro Labs, announced today that it has acquired the Lamplighter recreational cannabis brand for $600,000.

OGEN initiates sale of brand, intellectual property, product line, genetics

OGEN, a cannabis company that recently announced it was shutting down, has initiated the sale of its brand, intellectual property, product line, and genetics.

Safari Flower Group receives CCAA protection

| Staff | , , ,
Safari Flower, an Ontario-based cannabis producer, received CCAA protection on January 12, listing over $55 million in liabilities. 

Proficiency Testing Canada improves laboratory data quality with real cannabis samples

| Staff | ,
Proficiency Testing Canada (PTC) is a not-for-profit organization that improves laboratory data quality by providing laboratories with essential quality assurance tools. 

Two cannabis stores in BC targeted in early morning burglaries

Two BC cannabis stores have faced break-ins this week, causing significant damage to the stores and a loss of product. 

Canadian cannabis company named in lawsuit against federal government

| Staff | , ,
A man from Moncton, New Brunswick, has received a $3,250 fine for selling cannabis without a licence after recently entering a guilty plea. Jason Robert…

Cannabis Jobs Update – January 2024

Explore current job opportunities in the ever-evolving cannabis industry. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer looking to enter the field, our monthly curated…

Trygg Collection variety Pack recalled in BC due to labelling error

| Staff | ,
Flowerchild Research has recalled one lot of its Trygg Collection Block Party Variety Pack of pre-rolls sold in BC due to a labelling error. 

Top seven Canadian cannabis stories of 2023

Explore the pressing issues that surfaced in the Canadian cannabis industry in 2023. Our summary brings together key topics we’ve covered, putting these hot-button issues…

Changes to cannabis rules and regulations in 2023

Exploring the impact of the changes and evolution in Canadian cannabis rules and regulations during 2023.

BC First Nation files lawsuit against group it says is using its land to grow and sell cannabis without licence

A First Nation in British Columbia has filed a lawsuit against individuals it says are, among other activities, using the Nation’s land for growing and…

Auxly recalls one lot of Mandarin Cookies in Manitoba due to minor labelling error

| Staff | ,
Auxly Ottawa has recalled one lot of its Back Forty Sativa Mandarin Cookies dried cannabis sold in Manitoba, due to a labelling and packaging error. 

Alberta announces several changes to retail cannabis regulations through Red Tape Reduction

| Staff | , ,
Alberta has announced several changes to their retail cannabis regulations that will come into force on January 31, 2024, including allowing cannabis retailers to operate…

Health Canada detects four new synthetic cannabinoids in Canada

Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service (DAS) identified 29 new psychoactive substances in 2022, including four cannabinoids.
Are you of legal age in your jurisdiction? By clicking "Enter" you are verifying you are of legal age to view the content of this website, or click "Exit" to leave.