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Thu
17
Oct

A year later: Alberta cannabis use up 25%, 500 pot stores likely by 2021

Alberta could host 500 cannabis stores within two years, says an official with the provincial regulator that’s been busier than any in Canada approving the outlets.

One year past the end of cannabis prohibition, Calgary already has more cannabis stores — 66 — than any other city in Canada, with Edmonton second at 48.

Another 154 locations have been approved in Calgary.

Fri
11
Oct

Craft cannabis has arrived in Alberta, and these are not your hippy home-growers

Kieley Beaudry is relatively new to micro-cannabis, but so is the rest of Alberta.

Beaudry is the founder of Parkland Flower Inc., a micro-cultivation facility currently under construction in Parkland County west of Edmonton. She is also the president of the fledgling Alberta Cannabis Micro License Association (ACMLA).

After incorporating last November, Parkland Flower’s wholesaling licence is expected to be approved by Health Canada this month. The company also has plans to apply for a processing licence down the line.

With that, and licences for the ACMLA coming in, it’s a busy time for Beaudry on the eve of the second wave of legalization.

Thu
10
Oct

Sundial calls class-action lawsuit over allegedly tainted cannabis 'completely without merit'

Calgary-based cannabis producer Sundial Growers is hitting back at claims the company misled investors over a massive recall of tainted pot.

A class-action suit launched against the licensed producer claims a customer returned 554 kilograms of cannabis worth $2.25 million that was contaminated with mould and pieces of rubber gloves.

In the complaint filed Sept. 25, a plaintiff claims the product return wasn’t disclosed to investors before Sundial issued its initial public offering (IPO) and that shareholders lost “significantly” due to the resulting fall in stock value.

Mon
07
Oct

Suspected cannabis-impaired drivers more costly to test: Police report

It’s more costly for police to deal with a suspected cannabis-impaired driver than one suspected of driving drunk, suggests a new report heading to city councillors.
 
New numbers in a report to be presented to city council’s community and public services committee on Oct. 16 show that in the first eight months of the year ending in August 2019, city police arrested 94 drug-impaired drivers, compared to 69 in the same period in 2018. Of those, 29 were suspected to be impaired by cannabis, compared to 17 in the first eight months of 2018.
 
Fri
04
Oct

Edmonton police expect cannabis-related costs to soar higher

After an active first year since federal cannabis legalization came into effect, Edmonton police are predicting an intensification of cannabis-related offences.

And with legal edibles set to hit the shelves sometime in December, a report authored by the city is predicting that along with Edmonton residents, police costs will be getting higher.

Thu
03
Oct

FluroTech hopes cannabis tracking technology can combat vaping crisis

FluroTech may have found something promising.

The Calgary-based company is developing biotracker technology that it believes will be a useful tool in determining whether a cannabis strain came from a legal or illegal source. It reports an initial test of the technology on a batch of hemp plants, grown and harvested outdoors, revealed that the roots absorbed and spread the trackers throughout the entire plant.

Thu
03
Oct

Alberta to review smoking legislation with aim of regulating vaping

A provincial review of Alberta’s tobacco and smoking legislation could result in regulations for vaping by next spring.

Calgary-Klein MLA Jeremy Nixon will lead the review and will work with Alberta Health to examine the evidence and consult with Albertans and stakeholders, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Wednesday.

“We want to let people know the risks of vaping and we want to regulate it based on the evidence,” Shandro said. “So we’re going to take a close look at vaping as part of the overall review of our smoking legislation.”

Alberta’s Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act requires a review to begin by Nov. 1. The current legislation does not address vaping, Shandro noted.

Mon
30
Sep

Choom-branded cannabis retail store Licensed to open in Westlock, Alberta

Choom™ (CSE: CHOO; OTCQB: CHOOF), an emerging adult use cannabis company that has secured one of the largest national retail networks in Canada, is pleased to announce that an Alberta provincially approved cannabis retail licensee (“Licensee”) is opening a cannabis retail store in Westlock, Alberta operating under the Choom brand.

Thu
26
Sep

Want to limit black market pot sales? Open more stores: Cannabis Policy Council

To put a dent in the sales of cannabis on the black market, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says it will encourage the Ontario government to allow for the opening of more retail locations that sell cannabis products.

The chamber plans to launch, on Thursday, the Ontario Cannabis Policy Council (OCPC), a lobby group that they say includes cannabis producers, legal experts and the dean of the University of Guelph's school of agriculture.

Tue
24
Sep

Edmonton police stats on first year of legalized marijuana: Drug-impaired driving overridden if alcohol confirmed

New numbers out on how many charges Edmonton police have laid in the first year since marijuana became legal cover everything from pot-impaired driving incidents to cases of youths trying to buy weed.

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