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BC to begin stakeholder engagement on cannabis consumption spaces

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

Truro recalls one lot of CBD vape pens due to labelling error

| Staff |
Truro Cannabis Inc. has recalled one lot of their Truro CBD 3:2 510 Vape Cartridge cannabis extract due to a labelling error. 

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

| David Brown |
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

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

Veterans Affairs Canada paid for nearly $116 million worth of cannabis for medical purposes in 2021

| Staff |
Veterans Affairs Canada paid for nearly $116 million worth of cannabis for medical purposes in 2021.

Alberta projects first annual cannabis profits with added markup, privatization of online sales

| Staff |
Alberta says cannabis tax revenue has exceeded their expectations as the AGLC projects their first net income profits from cannabis in the coming year. 

CRA: Nearly $350 million in cannabis excise tax assessed from 2018-2020

| Morton Robertson |
The Canada Revenue Agency assessed nearly 350 million in excise tax revenue from cannabis sales in the first two years of legalization, according to a…

Alberta to add 6% markup to price of wholesale cannabis

| Staff |
The Alberta government announced today that it will begin adding a six percent markup on the wholesale price of cannabis starting February 25. 

Some SQDC employees threaten strike action for better hours, wages, more

| Staff |
The union representing employees at 24 SQDC cannabis stores in Quebec have voted in favour of giving themselves the ability to strike.

Cannabis shop on Osoyoos Indian Band land destroyed in “suspicious” fire

| Staff |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

Quebec’s SQDC reports $26 million in net income in last three months of 2021

| Staff |
The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) brought in $190.5 million in sales in the last four months of 2021, an increase of $17.5 million from…

Third cannabis farmgate store coming to New Brunswick

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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. 

$11 billion in cannabis sales has created 151,000 new jobs and added $43.5 billion to Canada’s GDP

| Staff |
The legal cannabis industry in Canada has also generated $15.1 billion in government tax revenues, with $3 billion of this generated in Ontario. 

New Brunswick’s bill to add new “private” CannabisNB stores moves one step closer to law

| Staff |
New Brunswick’s new bill to add around a dozen more “privately owned” CannabisNB stores to rural parts of the province has move one more step…

TobaGrown to launch Canada’s first not-for-profit pre-rolls in Manitoba

| Staff |
An organization that is fighting for Manitobans’ right to grow their own cannabis is now launching their own line of cannabis pre-rolls, with proceeds going…

Assessing the quantity and viability of cannabis pollen for breeding programs

| Contributor |
A Swiss/German group published a method that can be used to measure the quantity and viability of Cannabis sativa pollen. This method could be useful to…

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

| David Brown |
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…

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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

BC to launch Indigenous cannabis shelf space program January 18

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

Injunction prevents Ontario town from shutting down medical cannabis growers

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

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

| David Brown |
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. 

The top 12 stories of 2021 from StratCann

| Staff |
StratCann has covered a lot of unique and interesting cannabis and cannabis industry content in 2021. Here’s a sample from our top 12 stories of…

New Canadian Cannabis Surveys shows little has changed in past year

| Staff |
Canadians feel pretty much the same about most issues surrounding cannabis, cannabis use, and legalization as they did in 2020, according to the newest annual…

Cannabis compliance and enforcement report coming in January

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

California cannabis producers call for lower taxes

| Staff |
Several large cannabis companies in California say their industry is on the verge of collapse due to high taxes and a lack of retail stores. 

Emblem recalls 5,634 units of topicals due to labelling error

| Staff |
Emblem Cannabis Corporation has voluntarily recalled six lots of their Noon & Night Freshly Minted topical cannabis.

More than 1,100 cannabis stores drive sales in Ontario

| Staff |
Ontario’s newest quarterly report (July 1 – September 30, 2021) shows cannabis sales continuing to grow in the province.

More details on direct delivery for private retailers in Alberta

| Staff |
In a memo sent out to licence holders today, the AGLC says that new rules moving online sales to private cannabis stores will come into…

Wholesale cannabis prices drop again in November

| Staff |
After strong gains in October, wholesale cannabis flower prices lowered slightly in November, while cannabis extract wholesale prices continue to decline. 

Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd to assist in Manitoba home grow challenge

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

Legacy era retailer Weeds celebrates their new Vancouver location

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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…

Museum exhibit in Nelson celebrates history of cannabis in the Kootenays

| Contributor |
The Museum of Art and History in Nelson, BC opened its cannabis exhibit on Friday, November 26.  Titled The Grow Show, curator Arin Fay said…

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

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

Recall of Shelter’s White Chocolate Diamonds

| Staff |
Agro-Greens Natural Products has recalled one lot of dried cannabis, Shelter Craft x Kootenay’s Finest Organic White Chocolate Diamonds 3.5g Dried Cannabis sold in BC,…

Bill tabled in New Brunswick to allow private cannabis stores

| Staff |
A bill that would open up New Brunswick to private retail cannabis stores was presented today by Finance Minister Ernie Steeves.

S. Australian legalization bill follows Canada’s lead

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

Victoria Budtender who was fired for unionizing gets job back

| Staff |
A Budtender in Victoria is going back to work after he was fired three weeks ago for what he and a local union says was…

Metro Van wants all cannabis VOC feedback by December 15

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

Ontario: Testing result of illicit cannabis products show high levels of pesticides, inaccurate THC levels

| Staff |
The OPP have shared testing results from vape products and dried flower seized from the illicit market, showing high levels of pesticides and much lower…

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

| David Brown |
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…

Quebec sold $142 million in cannabis over the summer

| Staff |
The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) recently published its second quarterly results of the 2021-2022 fiscal year (June 20 to September 11, 2021), with sales…

Lift & Co. Expo 2021 tops expectations in the cannabis and psychedelics industries

| Contributor |
That’s a wrap on Lift & Co. Expo 2021. This year was something really special for the four-day cannabis and psychedelics conference and trade show,…

Provinces are dropping prices on older cannabis products

| Staff |
Canadians love cheap weed – and retailers are noticing. 

BC LDB to air bridge cannabis to stores in Interior

| Staff |
The BC LDB says they are working with delivery companies Purolator Express and Orbis to airlift shipments of cannabis to retailers in those parts of…

New Brunswick producer announces province’s first cannabis farmgate store

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

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

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

Wholesale dried flower prices rebound following summer sell-off

| Contributor |
The average price of wholesale cannabis rebounded in October, following a dip in August and September, as the gap in pricing between high and low…

Recall of CBD capsules due to missing tamper-evident seal

| Staff |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

Study: Cannabis legalization not associated with increases in traffic injuries in Canada

| Staff |
In a new study, UBC Northern Medical Program Professor Dr. Russ Callaghan has found that the 2018 legalization of cannabis in Canada was not associated…

Kelowna cananbis store robbed over the weekend

| Staff |
Kelowna RCMP say a man and woman robbed a cannabis store around 10:45pm on November 7, 2021.

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

| David Brown |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

New bill in Alberta could shift online sales from AGLC to private retailers

| Staff |
New legislation tabled in Alberta could, if passed, allow private retailers to sell cannabis online. 

Police walk back claim of “suspected edibles” in Halloween candy in Ontario

| Staff | , ,
OPP in Huron say a warning they issued Monday about “suspected edibles” found in Halloween candy was a false alarm. 

Alberta now lists 700 cannabis stores

| Staff |
Alberta listed their 700th licence retail cannabis store this week, as the competition in retail space across Canada heats up.

Nearly half of the new licences this year have been micros

| David Brown |
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

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

Recall of JWC’s Blue Lime Pie sold in NB, SK

| Staff |
Health Canada has issued a recall for cannabis sold in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, produced by Ontario-based JWC Wagners.

Nova Scotia seeks to change how police can conduct cannabis related searches

| Staff |
Nova Scotia has introduced legislation to amend their provincial cannabis laws to clarify when police can make a cannabis-related search. 

Quebec cannabis report shows 70% of purchases now at least partially from legal market

| Staff |
Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services released a report today on the progress of cannabis legalization in the province. 

Cannabis industry hopeful with new health ministers

| David Brown |
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…

Canada remembers Grip-a-twenty-sack Day

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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 |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

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

| Contributor |
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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?

| Contributor |
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
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

| David Brown | ,
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

| Staff |
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

| Staff |
The BC government expects to begin stakeholder engagement this spring for “potential consumption activities and locations, including special events, lounges, and retail experiences”. A representative…

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