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Wed
16
Feb

Lacombe County approves cannabis operation

site of new cannabis operation

Small 5,000-square-foot production facility to be built northwest of Bentley. (Photo from Lacombe County)

A cannabis production facility has been approved in Lacombe County.

The county’s municipal planning commission unanimously approved an application by High Grade Farms Inc. to build and operate a 5,300-square-foot production facility on a 92-acre site about 20 km northwest of Bentley.

An existing homestead and workshop will be used as part of the operation and a new greenhouse for cannabis cultivation will be built, says the company’s application. About 67 acres not needed for cannabis production will be used to grow hemp.

High Grade Farms Inc. was previously approved for a 15,000-square-foot cannabis operation at the same location.

Wed
16
Feb

Sugarbud Craft Growers Corp. Announces Completion of Share Consolidation

tending to cannabis plants

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sugarbud Craft Growers Corp. (TSXV: SUGR, SUGR.DB, SUGR.WR, SUGR.WS, SUGR.WT) (OTCQB: SBUDF) ("Sugarbud" or the "Company") announces that it will be consolidating all of its issued and outstanding common shares (the “Common Shares”) on the basis of a ratio of one hundred pre-consolidation Common Shares for one post-consolidation Common Share (the “Share Consolidation”) effective Friday, February 18, 2022. Following the Share Consolidation, the Company will have a total of 5,699,796 common shares in issue (the “Consolidated Shares”). The Share Consolidation will not change current value or the % ownership each Shareholder has in the Company.

Fri
11
Feb

Super troopers: Cops in Calgary authorized to consume marijuana off duty

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The police department “analyzed the substance use policy and transitioned to fitness for work policy instead of zero-tolerance.”

The Calgary Police Department in Alberta, Canada, lifted the ban on cannabis use for its officers.

According to Industria 420, the consumption of psychoactive cannabis will only be allowed during free time as long as it does not interfere with the duties of police personnel.

Speaking to the Calgary Herald, Andrea Urquhat, Director of Human Resources, explained, “We analyzed the substance use policy and transitioned to fitness for work policy instead of zero-tolerance. There is no evidence that this particular change is detrimental to our fundamental goal of serving and protecting.”

Mon
07
Feb

Dutch Passion Enters the Canadian Legal Cannabis Market

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EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 7, 2022 /CNW/ - ANC Inc announces a partnership with Dutch Passion Seed Company to offer Dutch Passion's feminized, high-performing genetics onto the Canadian market.

With the guidance of Dutch Passion cannabis specialists, seed production is provided by ANC Inc, an Alberta based licensed producer, with their current experienced growers already being well versed in cannabis breeding and seed production under the brand 34 Street Seed Co.

ANC Inc co-founder Tairance Rutter, commented, "We're excited to have been able to bring forward this partnership, a legendary brand like Dutch Passion with its rich history and genetic breeding experience is a perfect addition to the legal Canadian cannabis market."

Wed
02
Feb

Off-duty cannabis prohibition for Calgary police officers lifted

'We looked at the substance use policy and have moved to a fit-for-duty policy rather than a zero-tolerance one'

More than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, a total ban on its use among uniformed Calgary Police Service members has ended.

As of Tuesday, sworn off-duty CPS personnel are allowed to consume the drug as long as it doesn’t interfere with their duties.

Fri
14
Jan

Aurora Cannabis announces new director and updates to the board

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, announced today the appointment of Chitwant Kohli to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective today. This is a newly added position that expands the Board to nine members, seven of whom are independent.

Thu
13
Jan

Driving violations spark traffic stop, seizure of cannabis shatter and wax

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The products were not marked for sale in Canada or Alberta.

No seatbelt and yapping on a cellphone were more than enough to attract the attention of an Alberta RCMP traffic officer who stopped a driver and subsequently discovered weed products in the vehicle.

The stop occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, according to CTV News. Tellingly, the officer was working a Safe Roads Enhanced Enforcement shift in Airdrie, Alta. at the time, per Airdrie Today.

Tue
04
Jan

Aurora Cannabis Announces New Director and Updates to The Board

Kohli

Newly created directorship to be filled by Chitwant Kohli, Senior Financial Executive

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, announced today the appointment of Chitwant Kohli to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective today. This is a newly added position that expands the Board to nine members, seven of whom are independent. 

Wed
22
Dec

High Tide Recaps Milestones of 2021

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Mon
20
Dec

Cannabis is helping this master chocolatier get back in business

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Fourth-generation chocolatier Bernard Callebaut has been creating confectioneries for Canadians for 38 years. Now he's working with a new ingredient.

It’s a Tuesday morning in December and master chocolatier Bernard Callebaut has a problem.

One of the filling machines, used in the making of fourth-generation chocolatier’s creations, is malfunctioning. It would likely derail the day for most but for Callebaut, whose family has been in the chocolate business for 110 years, it’s an easy fix.

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