Representatives from Fire & Flower, a national retail cannabis chain, says there is no truth to an accusation circulating online that employees at one of their stores in Yorkton, Saskatchewan reported a woman for buying too much Cannabis to social services.
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 growers into the legal market.
As Saskatchewan and Manitoba open to more cannabis retail licence applications, companies large and small are assessing the opportunity. Manitoba greenlit applications for new cannabis retailers on June 1, and Saskatchewan will be accepting new applications in September. Both provinces are allowing store-in-store licences.
With a population of 4.3 million, Alberta accounts for roughly 11.5 percent of the Canadian population, and with 466 cannabis providers listed on the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) website, that’s a whole lot of access.
It has been six months since ‘cannabis 2.0’ brought a wave of new cannabis products to the Canadian market. New items like beverages, edibles, and concentrates were greenlit for production and sale last October, hitting shelves mid-to-late December pending a 60-day approval period.
The Government of New Brunswick says a decision to potentially select a new single private operator model for the sale of recreational cannabis in New Brunswick has been delayed by Covid-19, but that a decision could still come by this summer.
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 cannabis dispensaries and retailers have successfully made the transition from the illegal to the legal market.