Don Brier, the owner and Founder of Weeds Glass and Gifts that at one time operated dozens of cannabis retail stores across the country, opened his first fully legal store in Sechelt, British Columbia earlier this year.
A group representing New Brunswick cannabis producers, industry associations, and the Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustin are calling on the province to halt the potential sale of Cannabis NB to a private company.
Retail sales have continued to climb in Ontario as the province ramps up brick and mortar licenses, the array of products increase, and prices continue to decline, according to the newest quarterly report released today for July 1 to September 30, 2020.
One BC MLA says they want answers about what they say is uneven enforcement of provincial law when it comes to cannabis retailers on First Nations’ land in BC, while the BC government said the issue is complicated.
As pot store approvals in Alberta continue to climb, several cannabis retailers in the province appear to have closed their doors, at least temporarily. However, several retailers and industry participants say they don’t believe Alberta is anywhere near reaching a saturation point for retailers.
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.
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.