cannabis

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017.The federal government is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing Ottawa shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year alone – more than double the amount just three years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Ottawa on track to spend $200M per year on cannabis for veterans

Compensation for medical cannabis began in 2008 and has skyrocketed since

 

FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Closing arguments in Brittney Griner’s cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday. That’s nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport in a case that has reached the highest levels of U.S.-Russia diplomacy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russian judge sentences WNBA’s Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Griner convicted of possessing and smuggling cannabis oil into the country

 

Sean Kady is co-owner of Cosmic Charlies, a Toronto cannabis company that uses a punch card loyalty program to draw in consumers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Charles Lady

Price matching, loyalty programs adding to race for lowest Canadian cannabis prices

Industry members concerned price war could push out independent, small businesses

 

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B.C. government survey shows increase in cannabis use, legal purchases

Nearly 25,000 people share opinions on usage, habits

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Legal cannabis products. (Thomas Kervin photo)

New cannabis shop set to open next to UBC’s Vancouver campus

Store will be the eighth in B.C. for Burb group

Legal cannabis products. (Thomas Kervin photo)
Leafy puts Washington’s wholesale Cannabis revenues at $653 million, making it the state’s fourth most valuable legal crop, behind only apples ($2.1 billion), wheat ($949 million) and potatoes ($753 million), but ahead of cherries ($562 million) and hay ($501 million), according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Leafy puts Washington’s wholesale Cannabis revenues at $653 million, making it the state’s fourth most valuable legal crop, behind only apples ($2.1 billion), wheat ($949 million) and potatoes ($753 million), but ahead of cherries ($562 million) and hay ($501 million), according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Black Press file

Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Selkirk College research cannabis tourism opportunities in the region

As a regional destination marketing organization, Kootenay Rockies Tourism is always seeking…

Leafy puts Washington’s wholesale Cannabis revenues at $653 million, making it the state’s fourth most valuable legal crop, behind only apples ($2.1 billion), wheat ($949 million) and potatoes ($753 million), but ahead of cherries ($562 million) and hay ($501 million), according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Leafy puts Washington’s wholesale Cannabis revenues at $653 million, making it the state’s fourth most valuable legal crop, behind only apples ($2.1 billion), wheat ($949 million) and potatoes ($753 million), but ahead of cherries ($562 million) and hay ($501 million), according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Black Press file
The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)

B.C.’s Kispiox First Nation strikes deal for commercial cannabis operation

Northwest-based First Nation have entered a new agreement with the province

The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)
Sample of illegal edibles packaging. (Photo provided by Indiva to Black Press Media)

Cannabis companies call on feds to increase edible THC limits to curb Canada’s illicit market

Indiva wants to increase edibles limit to 100 mg for public safety deterring illegal markets

Sample of illegal edibles packaging. (Photo provided by Indiva to Black Press Media)
Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after dog’s scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nation opens province’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake also first such operation on First Nations land in Canada

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
Legal pot shops operations are concerned that illegal businesses on reserves are hurting their business. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan, Shuswap cannabis stores sue B.C. for letting illegal shops operate on reserves

14 licensed shops are seeking $40 million to compensate for revenues lost to the illicit market

Legal pot shops operations are concerned that illegal businesses on reserves are hurting their business. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The B.C. Cannabis Summit was held in Kelowna April 20-22, 2022 (Brittany Webster)

A dope 420 in Kelowna with the B.C. Cannabis Summit

Cannabis industry professionals from across Canada gathered at Eldorado Resort April 20-22

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The B.C. Cannabis Summit was held in Kelowna April 20-22, 2022 (Brittany Webster)
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Florida bride, caterer charged with serving unsuspecting guests marijuana-laced food

Samples of food were collected and later tested positive for THC, according to police report

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A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 4/20 rally at B.C. Legislature calls for reduced cannabis regulation

About 100 people gathered to celebrate legalization, call for fewer restrictions

A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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Learn your CBDs and THCs at Kelowna cannabis summit

Summit runs April 20-22 at Eldorado Resort

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British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Do you think B.C. should allow indoor cannabis consumption sites?

The province is looking for public feedback on whether to allow indoor cannabis consumption

British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation that the House approved on Friday, April 1, 2022, as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

U.S. Congress votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim

Bill is unlikely to become law since it is expected to die in the Senate

FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation that the House approved on Friday, April 1, 2022, as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP

Canadian pot producers watch closely as Democrats aim to rewrite U.S. cannabis laws

If passed and signed by President Biden, bill would declassify marijuana as a controlled substance.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP
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B.C. seeks to keep nearly $300K in funds related to seized shipment of illicit cannabis

A wayward shipment of cannabis from Nanaimo was intercepted by Abbotsford police

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Keenan Pascal, CEO of Token Naturals, is shown in a handout photo. When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Pascal noticed people from every walk of life anxious to enter the industry.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Caine Erickson, Mint Captures **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Black entrepreneurs outnumbered in cannabis sector that poses structural challenges

When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Keenan Pascal…

Keenan Pascal, CEO of Token Naturals, is shown in a handout photo. When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Pascal noticed people from every walk of life anxious to enter the industry.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Caine Erickson, Mint Captures **MANDATORY CREDIT**