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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…

Israeli company completes cannabis seed shipment to Canada

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An Israeli agri-tech company recently completed its first-ever shipment of medical cannabis seeds to a licensed producer in Canada.

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…

London, Ontario-area cannabis stores face string of break-ins

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Several cannabis stores in London, Ontario, say they have been the victims of break-ins in recent days and weeks.

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

| David Brown |
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….

Ontario’s cannabis “flow-through” system is beginning to take off

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The Ontario Cannabis Store’s program that allows retailers to order certain products not stocked by the OCS warehouse is finally beginning to gain traction. 

Alberta Municipalities calls for limits on medical cannabis grows in residential areas

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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….

Quebec micro processor looking to hand over business to new ownership

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

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

Uber Eats to offer delivery platform for three Toronto cannabis stores

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Uber Eats will begin offering cannabis deliveries for three Toronto cannabis stores starting Monday, October 17.

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

| David Brown |
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….

One request for medical cannabis coverage approved, another denied 

| Staff |
One worker in Nova Scotia has had their request for coverage for medical cannabis approved, while another has been denied. 

Ontario issues warning to cannabis stores regarding product diversion

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a warning today to cannabis retailers in the province about a company that says it’s buying…

BC looks to expand enforcement options against illicit online cannabis sellers

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

Cannabis NB adds new locations, province moves to next stage of private store licensing

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Cannabis NB recently announced it has opened two new stores, adding to its 20 current fill-time locations: one in Saint John and one in Moncton. 

HC: Data on commercial cannabis licence applications and licences

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Health Canada recently released data showing how many applicants are in the licensing queue, how many licences are submitted, and the total number of licence…

SugarBud Craft Growers Corp., Trichome Holdings Corp., and 1800905 Alberta Ltd file a Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal

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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….

Prince George RCMP investigating after three break-and-enters reported at three cannabis stores

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Police in Prince George, BC, say they have arrested three are still looking for two other suspects following three recent break-ins at cannabis stores

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

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

BC to begin accepting cannabis farmgate licence applications on November 30 

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British Columbia’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch announced today that they will be accepting Producer Retail Store (PRS) licence applications beginning at the end of…

OCS launches new Buy Legal public education campaign

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The Ontario Cannabis store has launched a “Buy Legal” public education campaign to inform consumers about the difference between legal and illegal cannabis. 

Cannara Biotech recalls Nugz Old School Hash for inaccurate labelling

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Quebec cannabis producer Cannara Biotech has issued a product recall for their Nugz Old School Hash (Cuban Linx) cannabis extract, sold through the Ontario Cannabis…

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

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

FINTRAC releases report on money-laundering related to illicit cannabis sales, production

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FINTRAC, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, says they have uncovered numerous instances of money laundering efforts related to illicit cannabis operators, especially…

Dykstra Greenhouses recalls one lot of Darkest Side of the Moon 2.5g Pre-Rolled Joints Dried Cannabis

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Dykstra Greenhouses has recalled their Darkest Side of the Moon 2.5 gram Pre-Roll—sold in Manitoba and Ontario—due to a labelling issue. 

Motif Labs Ltd. issues voluntary recall for Boxhot Glowstick 510 Batteries

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Ontario producer Motif Labs Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall for their Boxhot Glowstick 510 Batteries due to reports of the batteries overheating when charging.  

Superior Court of Quebec issues injunction to limit union “pressure tactics” against SQDC

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The Superior Court of Quebec has issued an interim injunction order aimed at limiting certain strike actions currently aimed at some Société québécoise du cannabis…

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

| David Brown |
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

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

Budtenders Association launches new travelling cannabis event

| Aly K. Benson |
It’s official, and the people have spoken: trade shows are out, and safe cannabis events are in. The cannabis event season kicked off around 420…

Stats Canada releases new report on cannabis cultivation at home

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Statistics Canada released new data today on home cultivation that looks at its impact on Canada before and after legalization. 

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

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

In Memory of Cannabis Athlete Advocate Elias Theodorou

| Aly K. Benson |
The cannabis community woke up to the news that struck hearts worldwide. Elias Theodorou, an MMA fighter and cannabis advocate, passed away on September 11th…

The SQDC reports net income of $20.5 million for its first quarter ended June 18, 2022

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Sales of cannabis at the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) generated $54 million for the Quebec government for its first quarter ended June 18, 2022,…

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

| David Brown |
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…

Cannabis NB begins process for ten new private cannabis stores

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New Brunswick has opened ten opportunities to bid on public tenders for new private cannabis stores in the province.

Court approves $2.31 million settlement in Organigram pesticide case

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The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has approved a $2.31 million settlement following a class action lawsuit filed against New Brunswick cannabis producer Organigram for…

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

| David Brown |
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 bought $420 million worth of (legal) cannabis last year

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British Columbians purchased nearly 85 thousand kilograms of legal cannabis last year, spending more than $420 million.

BCGEU stands down job action at LDB warehouses

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The BCGEU announced today that it is ending the current job action at the BC Public Service worksites, following a return to the bargaining table…

Labour tribunal declares recent strike action against SQDC location illegal

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The Administrative Labor Tribunal (TAT) has issued an order declaring a recent strike at the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)’s Aylmer retail location illegal. 

BC again moving forward with direct delivery

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The BC LDB is once again moving forward with direct delivery registrations following a week-long suspension of the program due to issues relating to the…

BC halting direct delivery program pending further notice

| David Brown |
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…

Local products, more stores help increase cannabis sales in Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia saw a 10% increase in cannabis sales in the first quarter of this year, bringing in $27.3 million in sales from April 1…

BC cannabis retailers and producers frustrated by LDB shutdown

| David Brown |
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

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

Recall of XMG Cola and Ellevia extract for packaging, labelling issues

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Health Canada issued two new cannabis product recalls on August 17, one for Truss’ XMG Cola cannabis beverage and another for Mera Cannabis’ Ellevia THC…

Mars Canada wins lawsuit against illicit online cannabis sellers using “Skittles” branding

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Candy manufacturer Mars Canada Inc. has won a lawsuit against several illicit online cannabis retailers in Canada who have been selling products using logos and…

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

| David Brown |
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. 

Strike could impact BC LDB, BC Cannabis Stores

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The union that represents nearly 33,000 staff in BC’s Public Service Agency—including the BC LDB and BC Cannabis Stores—issued a 72-hour strike notice to the…

OCS beginning a small number of deliveries following distribution disruption

| Staff |
The Ontario Cannabis Store says their distribution centre is in the process beginning a limited number of deliveries following a disruption with a third-party distribution…

Alberta cannabis stores no longer need window coverings

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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

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

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

| David Brown |
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….

British Columbians increasingly purchasing cannabis from legal sources

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BC has released its newest survey on cannabis use, the first since 2018, showing changes in the cannabis market and consumer habits. 

Health Canada releases CBD report: Report of the Science Advisory Committee on Health Products Containing Cannabis

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The report, compiled over the past few years by Health Canada’s nine-member external Science Advisory Committee on Health Products Containing Cannabis for human and animal…

Updated: Purileaf recalls NightNight Pomegranate Sunset Shot

| Staff |
Ontario cannabis producer Purileaf has issued a voluntary recall for their NightNight Pomegranate Sunset Shot.

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

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

Licensed cultivation area, cannabis production continues to increase across Canada

| Staff |
Health Canada has released their most recent cannabis sales data report, as well as providing corrected figures from a past report.

Western Cannabis brings cannabis sales to Saskatchewan music festival

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Producer Western Canna, in collaboration with cannabis distributor Weed Pool and retailer Wiid Boutique, operated a retail sales booth, the first of its kind in…

Vortex Cannabis recalls one lot of Vortex 10 Sour Berry Jelly Drops due to mislabelling

| Staff |
Quebec-based cannabis producer Vortex Cannabis has recalled one lot of their Sour Berry Jelly Drops sold through authorized retailers in Ontario, due to inaccurate labelling. 

BC greenhouse grower to offer “price-sensitive” ounces under new brand

| Staff |
Pure Sunfarms, a BC greenhouse producer, is expanding its brand categories to provide a new one-ounce product segment for more “price-sensitive, frequent purchasers”. 

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

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

BC government enters into Section 119 agreement with Shxwhá:y Village

| Staff |
Shxwhá:y Village, near Chilliwack, BC and the Province of British Columbia announced today that they have entered a government-to-government agreement that supports cannabis economic development.

BC enters into Section 119 agreement with Kispiox First Nation

| Staff |
The BC government has entered into their fifth agreement supporting a First Nation with their aspirations in the cannabis industry.

Big changes coming to BC’s cannabis sector 

| David Brown |
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

| David Brown |
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 report shows high levels of pesticides, inaccurate THC levels in illicit cannabis, vape carts

| Staff |
BC has released a new study detailing the results of contaminant testing on dried cannabis and cannabis vapes seized from illicit retailers. 

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

| David Brown |
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….

Ontario Cannabis Retail Board Appoints Permanent President and CEO

| Staff |
The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC) announced today that they have appointed David Lobo to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the…

BC to launch direct delivery program on August 15

| David Brown |
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

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

The Half Circle offers Canada’s first immediate cannabis delivery option

| Staff |
A new cannabis delivery service in Manitoba is looking to connect with retailers, especially in the Winnipeg area, who want to offer “instant” delivery for…

The trimming teams helping Canada’s cannabis growers

| Aly K. Benson |
BC has become well known over the last few decades for its craft cannabis production. The legacy of top-quality cannabis is possible thanks to the…

Company left with questions after Health Canada rejects their cannabis freezies

| David Brown |
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

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

CSN union members accept agreement for SQDC wage increases

| Staff |
Union members with the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) have voted to accept an agreement with the SQDC for increased wages, hours, and working…

Eric Costen leading ISED work with cannabis industry

| David Brown |
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…

Russia bans several Canadian cannabis activists from entering the country

| Staff |
Russia has banned a handful of Canadian cannabis activists from the country, along with a long list of Canadian politicians and former politicians, judges, military…

Organigram reaches settlement in pesticide-related class action

| David Brown |
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….

SQDC and trade union say they have reached an agreement, pending review from union members

| Staff |
The SQDC say they have reached an agreement with the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) as of June 23.

BC Judge seeks to send a strong deterrent to those operating in the black market

| Staff |
A BC Judge has fined a man found guilty of helping to operate an illicit cannabis delivery service in the Whistler area.

BC: Report on cannabis consumption spaces by end of year

| David Brown |
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…

StratCann’s first cannabis tour connects retailers, growers, and processors

| Staff |
StratCann’s inaugural farm tour took place on Vancouver Island on Father’s Day, visiting three outdoor cannabis farms located between Victoria and Nanaimo, BC.
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