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$13M in drugs seized from The ChronFather, a Calgary online dispensary

Website sold cannabis and magic mushroom products

Calgary police have seized more than $13-million worth of marijuana and magic mushrooms from an online business called The ChronFather.

According to an archive of the company's website, The ChronFather billed itself as an online dispensary for "bulk/craft" marijuana and "zoomer" products.

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) says its investigation began in April after a tip about the online sales of psilocybin and cannabis products operating out of a Calgary home. Investigators found several properties in British Columbia that police allege were being used in the trafficking operation to produce, distribute and store the drugs. 


Radient Receives Dried Cannabis Sales Licence from Health Canada and Announces Private Placement Financing


Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI) ("Radient" or the "Company"), a commercial manufacturer of diverse, novel and high-quality cannabis extracts and packaged products, is pleased to announce it has received from Health Canada an amendment to its Standard Processing Licence for the sale of dried and fresh cannabis products to authorized cannabis retailers and Sale for Medical Purposes licence holders. The Company has also received from Health Canada a Sale for Medical Purposes licence, allowing the Company to supply and sell cannabis products to patients who hold prescriptions from authorized healthcare providers.


Medicine Hat shortlisted for major hemp product processing plant

cannabis plants

Medicine Hat is a leading candidate for a new 200,000 square-foot processing plant that would employ 80 workers to turn hemp fibre into base material for car fenders, plywood, consumer plastics and construction material.

Inca Renewables describes the product as a bio-composite, a mixture of resin and plant fibre formed into pellets, then heated and formed into high-strength, low-weight construction and manufacturing material.

It produces four product lines, and is seeking a Western Canadian base of operations to receive hemp byproduct, process it and then distribute to industrial customers.


Kelowna RCMP warn cannabis stores after armed robbery

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Investigators ask for public's help in Sunday night holdup.

The Kelowna RCMP is warning cannabis stores to be vigilant after a pair of armed masked robbers held up a downtown dispensary.  

Investigators say a man and woman entered a cannabis store on Lawrence Avenue just before 11 p.m. Sunday night.

"The pair threatened the employee with a firearm and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and store merchandise," said Cpl. Tammy Lobb.

Responding frontline officers and a canine unit were unable to track the pair.   

Police say this was a targeted crime, and are urging cannabis stores to review security measures and be vigilant.


Aurora Cannabis Announces Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Results

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EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 9, 2021 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, today announced its financial and operational results for the first quarter fiscal 2022 ended September 30, 2021.

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With new markets opening up, demand for new hemp varieties emerging

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New uses mean a new spectrum of genetic traits for hemp breeders to tailor to.

Canada has taken on a leading role in hemp production since the crop was legalized in 1998.

Initially it was grain and products like hemp hearts and then nutraceuticals like cannabidiol.

But now Canada is staking out a new leadership area in the hemp sector: genetics.


Aurora Announces Manufacturing Agreement with The Valens Company

cannabis plant

EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, today announced a manufacturing agreement with The Valens Company Inc. ("The Valens Company" or "Valens") a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, to manufacture a new seasonal offering in the mint category.


Most charges withdrawn for vape shop owners selling CBD

cannabis bud

Vape shop owners in St. Albert who originally faced charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking for selling a cannabis byproduct had most of their charges withdrawn in court on Monday.

Michael Sommerville, 65, pleaded guilty to careless storage of a firearm and possession of an unregistered restricted firearm that was found during the RCMP search warrant of the vape shop, at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Oct. 4.

Sommerville, who has no criminal record, was given an 18-month sentence, which will be served in the community.


IGNITE opts to pull out of cannabis in Canada

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The consumer packaged goods company, IGNITE International Brands, Ltd., is pulling up its Canadian cannabis stakes and is none too shy about why it feels the move is a good one: product marketing, sales and distribution restrictions.

“We applaud the Canadian government for leading the way in legalizing cannabis, but, unfortunately, there remain too many barriers to build a successful cannabis business,” IGNITE CEO Dan Bilzerian said in a statement.


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