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Canada remembers Grip-a-twenty-sack Day

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Average price of cannabis in Ontario drops to $6 a gram as province sells more than $300 million worth of weed in Q1

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The Ontario Cannabis Store’s most recent quarterly report covering April to June 2021, shows sales numbers in the province continuing to increase along with the…

Yukon sold more than $6 million worth of cannabis last year

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Cannabis Yukon, the provincial agency tasked with managing cannabis in the Territory, released their newest annual report today, showing sales of $6m.

Bill tabled in Yukon to allow cannabis retailers to deliver cannabis

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Lift & Co. Expo returns to Toronto November 18-21, 2021

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Lift & Co. Expo will make it’s return to Ontario this November 18-21, 2021 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. StratCann is pleased to announce…

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.

Metro Van seeking input on proposed cannabis VOC regs

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Metro Vancouver is asking for input from industry and the public on proposed regulations for controlling emissions from cannabis growers and processors. Deadline for feedback is…

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…

New cannabis research funding opportunities from CIHR

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research recently announced new funding opportunities for researchers looking into cannabis and cannabis use. 

Sundial cannabis could control nearly 200 retail stores with Alcanna deal

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Alberta producer Sundial Cannabis announced today their intention to purchase Alcanna Inc, the parent company of cannabis retail chains Nova Cannabis and Value Buds.

Trudeau’s Tofino beach house connected to cannabis payment processor

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The controversy surrounding Trudeau’s recent visit to Tofino on The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation now has a connection to the cannabis industry. The…

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.

Cannabis excise tax. Who cares?

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Why should Canadian Cannabis Consumers care about the current cannabis excise tax regime?  Canadian’s already pay taxes on most products they purchase, why would cannabis…

Alberta micro processor finds niche with unique products

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One Alberta micro processor says they are finding their niche with a focus on unique high CBD and CBD products that give them a competitive…

NB Research shows THC levels in black market are much lower than advertised

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A recent report from the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council compares testing results between legal and illegal cannabis products. 

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.

Health Canada: Temporary COVID measures extended again for cannabis industry

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Health Canada has again extended their temporary COVID-19 measures, this time until March 31, 2022.

Group challenging Manitoba home grow ban now joining Quebec Supreme Court appeal

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Three new cannabis “Outlet” stores opening in Alberta

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A cannabis retail chain in Alberta is seeking to become more competitive in a highly saturated retail cannabis market by offering three new discount outlet…

Quebec announces new cannabis branch CEO

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

The BC government is launching a paid Cannabis Sales Data program

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The provincial regulator in British Columbia sent an email to stakeholders today promoting a new sales data program. The yearly data plan will soon be…

Ontario celebrates their 1,000 cannabis stores

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Ontario recently licensed their 1,000th cannabis store, 6 of Spade, in Toronto. The achievement celebrates numerous cannabis retail milestones in Canada’s most populated province.

Newest cannabis store robbery reignites calls to change opaque window rules

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Citing academic concerns, petition seeks to stop new cannabis stores at UBC

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Some UBC students and residents are expressing concern for plans for two cannabis stores that are planned to open on University land. 

Green Party in Finland calls for cannabis legalization, regulation

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The Green League, a green political party in Finland, has officially adopted a policy of cannabis legalization during a virtual party conference on September 12. 

The Cannabis Society’s Business Conference – Sept 21

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The Cannabis Society’s Business Conference on September 21st delivers both the European Medical Conference plus the MSO Growth and Consolidation Conference.

Quebec reports $136.5 million in sales in first quarter 2021

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The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) announced the results of their first quarterly report today, bringing in $136.5 million in sales and $14.8 million in…

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…

Canada Post resuming some door-deliveries of cannabis

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Canada Post resumed delivery of cannabis products to people’s doors at the end of August.

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…

Cannabis sales grew over 140% in BC over past year

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Sales of cannabis in British Columbia grew 140% over the past year, according to a recently released annual report from the provincial cannabis distributor, while…

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

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Unicorn Cup brings cannabis, culture, and camping to the Kootenays

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A small outdoor festival celebrating local cannabis culture is taking place at Rosebud Lake in BC’s Kootenay Mountains this weekend.

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 |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

New Brunswick cannabis producer partners with local First Nation for medical cannabis access

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E.C.O. Canadian Organics, the University of New Brunswick, GITPO Spirit Lodge, and Natoaganeg First Nation announced a partnership to provide access to medical cannabis for…

Bonify is “winding down” operations in the coming weeks

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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 |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Court awards plaintiff $26,267 for medical cannabis following auto accident

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A BC court recently sided with a plaintiff who was seeking damages from a car accident, including a payment of $26,267 for medical cannabis.

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…

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.

Incorrect labelling triggers recall of pre-rolls on Ontario

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Peace Naturals has recalled one lot of their Spinach Blue Dream dried cannabis pre-rolls due to mislabeled THC and CBD levels.

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,…

A Stoned Moose is passing out free cannabis clones in Ontario

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Ontario’s second cannabis farmgate store opens its doors

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Ontario’s second cannabis farmgate store opened this week, located on the outskirts of Toronto near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Atlas Growers recalls three lots of Zour Apples Full Flower dried cannabis pre-rolls

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Health Canada has recalled three lots of pre-rolls sold in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Yukon, as well as through Shoppers Drug Mart, out of concern…

New Brunswick launches first annual “Cannabis NB Cup”

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Manitoba suing to prevent unlicensed cannabis retailer from operating in province

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Ontario sold nearly 100 million grams of cannabis last year

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The Ontario Cannabis store released their annual year in review today, covering April 2020 to March 2021, showing significant industry growth in the province.

Pre-rolls sold in Saskatchewan recalled over concerns they could contain metal wire

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Health Canada has issued a recall for a ten-pack of pre-rolls they say could contain metal pieces of wire.

Workers at Trees Cannabis in BC join union

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Another group of employees at a cannabis store in BC have joined a union dedicated to cannabis retailers.

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…

Man caught smuggling pesticides used in cannabis production into the US sentenced to 90 days in custody; ordered to pay $11,000 in fines

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US authorities say a man who was caught smuggling pesticides into the US from Mexico in April 2020 will serve 90 days in jail and…

BC to allow private cannabis retailers to deliver products to consumers starting July 15

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BC cannabis retailers will be able to ship cannabis products directly to consumers starting July 15, 2021. Retailers will also no longer be required to…

Newfoundland sold $52 million worth of cannabis in the last year

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Alberta looking at allowing online sales for cannabis retailers

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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.

Quebec sold a half a billion worth of cannabis in the past year

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The newest annual report for the Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) shows the provincial cannabis agency brought in $66.5 million in net income in the…

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.

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

| David Brown |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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.

SQDC appoints former British American Tobacco exec as interim president

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The Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) announced a new interim president today, Paul Furfaro, following the departure of Jean-François Bergeron to take on the role…

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.

US has seized more than 13,000 pounds of cannabis at US/Canada border this year

US border authorities have seized more than 13,000 pounds (6,000+ kg) of cannabis entering the country from Canada in 2021, according to reports from US…

Manitoba suspends licence of First Nation retailer after community found to also be allowing illicit sales

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Earlier this week, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries temporarily suspended its retailer agreement with a retail store on Long Plain First Nation’s urban reserve in Winnipeg,…

Charges dropped following large raid of Ontario cannabis farm last fall

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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…

AtlantiCann recalls one lot of dried cannabis due to labelling error

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Nova Scotia cannabis producer AtlantiCann Medical has voluntarily recalled one lot of dried cannabis, sold through the Ontario Cannabis Store and Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.

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.

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…

La SQDC passe au crible

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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…

Stats Canada to include cannabis in this year’s Agriculture Census

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Statistics Canada will be collecting statistics on licensed cannabis cultivation in Canada for the first time this year as part of the Census of Agriculture.

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…

Women in cannabis and psychedelics from around the globe come together at WWC Conference, May 26 & 27

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

Second round against Quebec’s homegrown cannabis ban begins

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The law firm that helped first take on the Quebec government’s homegrown cannabis ban will be back in court this week as the province seeks…

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.

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…

Incorrect labelling triggers recall for Acai Berry Gelato 3.5 gram jar

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On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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.

Review: Cannabis topicals aren’t worth their hefty price tag (yet)

| Ashley Keenan |
On October 26, 2017, police in riot gear descended on an illicit pot store in Toronto’s King St. W neighbourhood. Police were responding to a…

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…

Higgs government spent $200,000 on effort to sell Cannabis NB

| Staff |
The New Brunswick government spent $200,000 on their efforts to sell Cannabis NB to a private company since late 2019.

Canopy announces plan to buy Supreme for $435m in stock and cash

| Staff |
Canopy announced today an agreement to buy Supreme Cannabis for $435 million in stock and cash. The deal gives Canopy control of the successful 7ACRES…

OCS, Cannabis NB recalls Natural Med Co’s 28 gram Indica Blend Dried Flower

| Staff |
The Ontario Cannabis Store has issued a product recall for Natural Med Co’s 28 gram Indica Blend Dried Flower.

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…
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