British Columbia

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Fri
07
Aug

Cannabis is now B.C.'s top agriculture crop. But not all farmers are enjoying the high

"In some cases, we lost food security with the arrival of this new industry."

British Columbian farmers experienced record sales in 2019 – and it’s in large part thanks to weed, according to Energetic City.

Cannabis accounted for roughly two-thirds of B.C.’s agricultural revenues last year, giving a record boost to the province’s farm-generated income – beating out previous top crops like blueberries, mushrooms, grapes and tree fruit.

But despite the province’s considerable weed-related windfall, not everyone is happy.

Thu
06
Aug

British Columbia To Allow Online Cannabis Sales

Regulators in British Columbia announced on Tuesday that private cannabis retailers will now be allowed to conduct sales of recreational marijuana online or over the telephone, although customers will still be required to pick up their purchases at the store.

The regulations are being modified as a way to reduce the chances of transmitting the coronavirus during cannabis transactions, according to British Columbia Attorney General David Eby.

Wed
05
Aug

B.C. allows private pot retailers to sell products online for in-store pick-up

The British Columbia government says new rules for private cannabis retailers will allow pot to be reserved and paid for online, but customers still have to pick up their orders in person.

The province says the regulations now allow private cannabis stores to accept payments made on a website, app or by telephone.

Previous licence conditions allowed customers to reserve cannabis products online, but required them to visit a store to complete the payment and obtain their purchases.

The province says it changed its policies because of a request from private retailers, which felt online orders would help limit customer time in stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri
31
Jul

Vancouver-based study finds that cannabis can be a “reverse gateway drug”

A study published this week in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed scientific and medical journal, found that for some street youth in Vancouver, cannabis is a “

Wed
29
Jul

Vancouver cannabis harm reduction project finds a home

annabis advocacy veteran Neil Magnuson greets people by name as they walk into the Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s newest weed store. 

The small storefront is inviting, with free helpings of CBD orange chicken kept hot by a slow cooker in the corner. Staff roll and spark joints as they list off the product catalogue to customers. 

The store’s prices are also staggering when compared to other cannabis retailers in the city. Joints sell for $1, pungent buds heaped in clear jars go for anywhere between $2.50 – $6 per gram. Caps with 50 milligrams of CBD sell for $2.50 each.

Wed
29
Jul

Canadians 'overwhemingly' believe locally grown cannabis is the best. But B.C.'s reputation is intact

British Columbia is still perceived as the top spot for quality pot, according to new survey results collected by Maru/Blue and commissioned by Auxly Cannabis Group — but local love for homegrown weed is emerging among consumers, too.

The survey results were released to celebrate the launch of Robinsons Cannabis (an eponymous label by Kentville, Nova Scotia-based master grower Andrew Robinson), which is now available at the NSLC and Ontario cannabis stores. The survey was completed on June 16 and asked just over 1,500 “randomly selected Canadians” about their geographical preferences for the origins of their cannabis.

Tue
28
Jul

Cannabis is now B.C.'s top agriculture crop. But not all farmers are enjoying the high

British Columbian farmers experienced record sales in 2019 – and it’s in large part thanks to weed, according to

Fri
24
Jul

Are more B.C. tokers finally looking to legal cannabis over the black market?

B.C. has has a difficult road to getting cannabis users interested in purchasing from legal retailers over their neighbourhood dealer, but a recent poll suggests that the province may finally be winning the battle over bud.

A Research Co. poll released earlier this month found that 51 per cent of B.C. respondents who have consumed cannabis in the past six months have bought all of their products from licensed retailers. That’s an 18-point increase from a similar survey conducted in October 2019.

About 20 per cent of the 800 respondents surveyed said that “most” or “some” of their cannabis was obtained at a licensed retailer, while 16 per cent admitted to purchasing only through illegal dealers or unlicensed retailers.

Tue
21
Jul

Indigenous producer Nations Cannabis to supply 65 pot shops in BC

n emerging Indigenous cannabis producer says its products will soon be on the shelves of 65 British Columbia pot shops, making it the first partnership of its kind in the province.

Last week, Nations Cannabis said it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers, which represents 26 B.C. weed retailers that operate 65 private stores throughout the province. The projected value of the agreement is $28 million in the first year, and $96 million by year three, according to the press statement.

Mon
20
Jul

‘Eighth,’ ‘half-quarter,’ or ‘three-and-a-half grams’? Legalization could be changing the way we talk about weed

If you’re a cannabis consumer on the West Coast, you’ve likely purchased an ‘eighth’ before. If you’re located in Ontario or the East Coast, you might call the same amount of cannabis a ‘half-quarter.’ But if you’re new to pot and you buy it through the government channels, you might call the same amount of cannabis something else entirely: 3.5 grams. 

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