cannabis

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**
Cannabis is shown in a display jar at a licensed Toronto retail store on Monday, April 1, 2019. More than three years after the legalization of cannabis, municipal bans on pot retailers have left many communities across Canada without a brick and mortar source, while other areas are overcrowded with cannabis stores. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Pot holes: Uneven distribution of cannabis stores a challenge for industry

Surrey, Richmond among B.C. municipalities that do not allow cannabis shops

Cannabis is shown in a display jar at a licensed Toronto retail store on Monday, April 1, 2019. More than three years after the legalization of cannabis, municipal bans on pot retailers have left many communities across Canada without a brick and mortar source, while other areas are overcrowded with cannabis stores. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Organigram’s new CEO opens up about company’s future, U.S. pot legalization

CEO believes that U.S. legalization is still years away

Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)

Extradition ordered in alleged Okanagan-Shuswap cannabis smuggling via hollow logs

Three men to be extradited to U.S. in connection with trafficking charges involving B.C., California

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

5 young children sent to Victoria hospital after accidentally eating cannabis gummies

Victoria police remind those who use cannabis edibles to store them well away from children

  • Jul 21, 2021
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Health Canada pulls pre-rolled joints contaminated with yeast, mould and bacteria

Health Canada says about 11,304 were sold in in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Attorney General David Eby attend opening of the first government-run B.C. Cannabis Store, Kamloops, Oct. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)

B.C. government to allow home cannabis delivery starting July 15

Added convenience expected to persuade buyers to ‘go legal’

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Attorney General David Eby attend opening of the first government-run B.C. Cannabis Store, Kamloops, Oct. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
An employee holds a lower THC strand of marijuana at their store in Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Guns, $60K worth of pot products seized in commercial bust: Vancouver police

‘Knowing these illegal weapons are in shops around the city poses a risk to the public,’ says Const. Tania Visintin

An employee holds a lower THC strand of marijuana at their store in Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
B.C.’s “community safety unit” and police raid an unlicensed cannabis store in Sooke, Oct. 27, 2019. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)

Illegal cannabis often contaminated with pesticides, B.C. study finds

Bacteria, heavy metals also present in some seized samples

B.C.’s “community safety unit” and police raid an unlicensed cannabis store in Sooke, Oct. 27, 2019. (Tim Collins/Sooke News Mirror)
Brendan Kennedy, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., poses next to his company’s logo at Nasdaq where the company’s IPO (TLRY) opened, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bebeto Matthews

Tilray-Aphria deal closes, company to control biggest share of Canadian pot market

About 99 per cent of Aphria shareholders voted in favour of the deal in April

Brendan Kennedy, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., poses next to his company’s logo at Nasdaq where the company’s IPO (TLRY) opened, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bebeto Matthews
Thrive Cannabis’s on-location storefront prepares to be Ontario’s first farm-gate store, set to open this month in Simcoe, Ontario Tuesday, April 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton

Farm-gate cannabis sales allow customers to buy pot straight from the farm

B.C. is on track for a 2022 launch for farm-gate cannabis

Thrive Cannabis’s on-location storefront prepares to be Ontario’s first farm-gate store, set to open this month in Simcoe, Ontario Tuesday, April 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
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Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

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Pot with estimated value of $8 million destroyed by RCMP in Merritt, B.C.

Police estimate the value of the drugs at around $8 million

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FILE – A woman smokes a marijuana joint at a “Wake and Bake” legalized marijuana event in Toronto on October 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Home nurse visits could play big role in reducing cannabis use, smoking in young mothers

The program, dubbed the BC Healthy Connections Project, involves public health nursing home visits

FILE – A woman smokes a marijuana joint at a “Wake and Bake” legalized marijuana event in Toronto on October 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Comedic actor Seth Rogen, right, and business partner Evan Goldberg pose in this undated handout photo. When actor Seth Rogen was growing up and smoking cannabis in Vancouver, he recalls there was a constant cloud of shame around the substance that still lingers. Rogen is determined to change that. (Maarten de Boer ohoto)

Seth Rogen talks about fighting cannabis stigma, why pot should be as accepted as beer

‘I smoke weed all day and every day and have for 20 years’

Comedic actor Seth Rogen, right, and business partner Evan Goldberg pose in this undated handout photo. When actor Seth Rogen was growing up and smoking cannabis in Vancouver, he recalls there was a constant cloud of shame around the substance that still lingers. Rogen is determined to change that. (Maarten de Boer ohoto)
Employee Sophia Lovink shows off a bag of merchandise in Toronto on Thursday, June 11, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Canada gets C-average grade on 2nd year of cannabis legalization

Cannabis Council of Canada releases report card on federal government and legalization

Employee Sophia Lovink shows off a bag of merchandise in Toronto on Thursday, June 11, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)