cannabis

A man protests at a pre-legalization 4/20 protest at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2018. (Black Press Media files)

Vancouver 4/20 event to protest ‘intolerance of cannabis’ at Sunset Beach in 2020

The 2020 event is billed as a ‘protest and farmers market’

A man protests at a pre-legalization 4/20 protest at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2018. (Black Press Media files)
An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)

B.C. budtenders become first private cannabis workers to unionize in Canada

Two of seven Clarity Cannabis storefronts vote to join UFCW 1518 union

An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)
An artist’s rendering of A Little Bud cannabis store, which is to be located in uptown White Rock. (File photo)

White Rock approves its first retail cannabis store

A Little Bud Cannabis has been given the green light to open shop at 1484 Johnston Rd.

An artist’s rendering of A Little Bud cannabis store, which is to be located in uptown White Rock. (File photo)
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Little Bud Cannabis Ltd. has an application to open a non-medical cannabis store at 1484 Johnston Rd., the former King Koin laundry building. Following a public hearing on Monday night, council voted to delay its decision on three applications for the uptown area, to allow time to absorb speakers’ input. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock council defers decision on cannabis-store applications

Delay will offer time to absorb input from Jan. 27 public hearing

Little Bud Cannabis Ltd. has an application to open a non-medical cannabis store at 1484 Johnston Rd., the former King Koin laundry building. Following a public hearing on Monday night, council voted to delay its decision on three applications for the uptown area, to allow time to absorb speakers’ input. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The City of White Rock has received a number of applications for private cannabis stores, including an application from A Little Bud Cannabis Ltd. The company has an application for 1484 Johnston Rd., the former King Koin laundry building. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock cannabis store applications sent to public hearings

Proposed zoning amendment would allow up to three non-medical stores in town centre

The City of White Rock has received a number of applications for private cannabis stores, including an application from A Little Bud Cannabis Ltd. The company has an application for 1484 Johnston Rd., the former King Koin laundry building. (Aaron Hinks photo)
More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged pot export ring in Langley, Surrey, Delta

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery gets mixed reactions after smoking on BC Ferry

BC Ferries does not allow smoking on its boats, terminals

Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)
Barinder Rasode is heading up a new B.C. cannabis venture. (contributed)

B.C.’s licensed medical cannabis craft producers launching co-op

Big marijuana growers struggle to meet demand for legal marijuana

Barinder Rasode is heading up a new B.C. cannabis venture. (contributed)
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A pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in late September. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pot industry employs more than 10,000 people across Canada

Employment in pot related jobs rose 266 per cent to an estimated figure of 10,400 in November 2018

A pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in late September. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts

Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts

Ontario government said that it will only issue 25 retail licences by April

Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts
One of the more than 20,000 purchases of cannabis in the week since legalization on Oct. 17. (Black Press Media)

B.C. privacy watchdog issues guidelines for legal cannabis sales

Be careful how much personal information you provide, watchdog says

One of the more than 20,000 purchases of cannabis in the week since legalization on Oct. 17. (Black Press Media)
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)

Delivery of cannabis could be impacted by postal strike

BC Liquor Distribution Branch look at alternative third-party delivery services

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)
Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

Smooth start to legal cannabis in B.C., Mike Farnworth says

Online and government store makes 4,000 sales by noon

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)
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CANNABIS: Surrey mayoral candidates talk legalization

Opinions on managing legal marijuana wildly vary among Surrey’s mayoral hopefuls

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CANNABIS: No pot shops opening in Surrey anytime soon

‘There’s simply too many questions that need to be answered to ensure we get this right,’ says Surrey’s public safety director

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Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

WestJet bans some staff from off-duty cannabis use

The marijuana ban will be for staff in certain “safety-sensitive positions” even when they aren’t at work

Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.