British Columbia

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Wed
18
Sep

B.C. government bans cannabis advertising in liquor-licensed establishments, special events

The B.C. government has banned the promotion and advertising of cannabis or cannabis products in liquor-licensed establishments such as bars, clubs, restaurants, and 19+ special events, per a policy directive issued late last night.

Tue
17
Sep

B.C. pot firm Evergreen Medicinal’s licence suspended by Health Canada

British Columbia-based cannabis producer Evergreen Medicinal Supply Inc.’s licence to grow and sell marijuana was suspended by federal regulators, the latest compliance shortfall to hit Canada’s legal pot market.

Health Canada spokesperson Tammy Jarbeau confirmed to BNN Bloomberg in an email that the government agency suspended Evergreen’s ability to “cultivate, process and sell dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis plants and cannabis seeds” in August following an unannounced inspection that led to a non-compliance order on the company.

Tue
17
Sep

Namaste’s CannMart secures order from Province of British Columbia

Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company“) (TSXV: N) (FRANKFURT: M5BQ) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF) today announced that CannMart has received a purchase order for pre-rolled cannabis products from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to cater to the Province of British Columbia. The LDB is the sole wholesale distribution and public retailer of non-medical cannabis in B.C.

Tue
17
Sep

THC Submits new product application to Health Canada for Pure Cannabis Sticks

THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC BioMed” or the “Company“) announces that it has submitted a new product application to Health Canada for THC BioMed’s Pure Cannabis Sticks. Pure Cannabis Sticks are filtered, paper cylinders filled with pure THC BioMed cannabis.

Pure Cannabis Sticks are to be manufactured using THC BioMed’s automated production machine. They are to be packaged in lots of 3 and 20. Each Pure Cannabis Stick is intended for a single-use session and has a biodegradable filter.

Thu
29
Aug

Legal online weed sales brisk in small-town B.C., not big cities, provincial figures show

The province has sold 2,084 kilograms of cannabis in the first six months of legalization, so just who is buying legal pot online in B.C.?

People in Chemainus, Gold River and Smithers — but Vancouver, not so much.

The government has sold more than $18 million worth of cannabis since legal sales began in B.C. last October. But Lower Mainland sales were slow compared to smaller towns, according to provincial data.

When it comes to legal pot sales, receipts show that transaction levels, per capita, are lowest in bigger cities close to Vancouver.

Wed
28
Aug

Micron Waste gets Health Canada cannabis research licence

Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has received a Health Canada cannabis research licence to develop its aerobic waste digester technology for the treatment of cannabis waste.

The five-year licence will be used to further develop a system that alters and denatures cannabis waste while recovering reusable water.

Wed
28
Aug

UNB researcher receives grant to explore medical potential of cannabis

A biochemist at the University of New Brunswick says the legalization of recreational cannabis has opened the door for scientists to find new medical uses for the plant.

Yang Qu says cannabis is rapidly being transformed from an underground species into an industrial crop that awaits medical and agricultural development.

"In the past the major driving force of the breeding was to get a higher THC content, because THC is the major psychoactive component in cannabis," Qu said Monday. "Recreational use of cannabis is mainly because of the component THC.

Wed
28
Aug

Five major Canadian cities tests their wastewater for cannabis, here's what they found

Statistics Canada recently released the conclusions of a yearlong study examining levels of various illicit drugs, and cannabis, in the wastewater of Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

The pilot test study drew samples of the water in the period between March 2018 and February 2019. The research, one StatsCan claims is “the largest ever conducted in North America in terms of population covered,” was carried out in collaboration with Yargeau Laboratory of McGill University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

Thu
15
Aug

B.C. liquor branch wants to hear from suppliers of pot-based edibles

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch wants to hear from licensed marijuana producers able to make and supply new pot-based creations as the province prepares for the soon-to-be legalized edible cannabis market.

The branch has issued a product call, asking would-be suppliers to identify their interest and ability to provide the branch with edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts.

A statement from the liquor distribution branch says successful applicants will see their products marketed throughout the province in both licensed private retailers and government-run BC Cannabis Stores.

The product call opens Thursday and closes on Sept. 11.

Wed
14
Aug

Winning weed: Vancouver Island fall fair judging pot plants for 1st time

Anyone who thinks they are growing blue ribbon buds in the Cowichan Valley, now is your chance to vie for community bragging rights.

The 151st Cowichan Exhibition Fair on Vancouver Island, which this year runs Sept. 6-8, will be judging homegrown cannabis plants for the first time. The event is a chance for local agriculture producers to showcase their livestock and produce.

And now green thumb weed growers can enter the competition too. 

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