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Tue
12
Jan

Regulators play 'Whac-A-Mole' as Vancouver's illegal pot shops flourish

When Harrison Stoker notices a big spike in daily sales volume at one of the 20 Dutch Love cannabis shops he oversees, he invariably gets the same explanation when he queries store staff: There was a raid that day at the illegal pot shop nearby.

At Dutch Love’s Kitsilano location, for example, Stoker has noticed daily sales nearly double on days when there’s enforcement action at Canna Clinic, the long-running unlicensed pot shop on the next block.

Wed
06
Jan

Lack of retail cannabis fuels the black market, say store owners

According to cannabis business leaders, the lack of retail cannabis outlets in many Lower Mainland cities, including Pitt Meadows, is allowing the black market to thrive.

Pitt Meadows is among many cities in the Lower Mainland that have yet to allow cannabis to be sold in a retail store. Surrey, Burnaby and Richmond are others which haven’t allowed these stores within their municipalities. Others, including Abbotsford and Langley Township, are just processing business applications from potential vendors.

It’s a problem, says Muse Cannabis CFO Mike McKee, who is in the process of opening a store in Maple Ridge. It’s one of more than 320 now open in B.C.

Fri
18
Dec

B.C. patients with opioid use disorder who tested positive for THC had reduced fentanyl exposure risk

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Ongoing opioid overdose crisis is driven largely by exposure to illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

FILE PHOTO: Vancouver police and doctors raise awareness about fentanyl during a press conference at VPD headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 2, 2015. / PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

A study out of B.C. involving people undergoing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) found that cannabis use was associated with lower exposures to potentially deadly fentanyl.

Wed
09
Dec

Pure Extracts Signs LOI with The Nutraceutical Medicine Company – Owner of the PURICA™ Brand of Wellness Products

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Pure Extracts Technologies Corp. (CSE: PULL) (XFRA: A2QJAJ), is a plant-based extraction company focused on cannabis, hemp and the rapidly emerging functional mushroom sector. The Company is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with The Nutraceutical Medicine Company Inc., owner of the PURICA™ brand of full-spectrum mushroom derived wellness products, to support Pure Extracts’ expansion into the functional mushroom sector and to co-develop CBD-full-spectrum mushroom wellness combinations. Article from technical420.com

Fri
04
Dec

Village Farms International's Investee DutchCanGrow Provides Update on Production Licensing Lottery for Netherlands

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VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) today announced that DutchCanGrow Inc. ("DCG"), a Netherlands-based cannabis enterprise in which Village Farms holds just under a 16% ownership stake, as the outcome of a lottery process, did not receive one of the ten cannabis production licenses (the "License") under the Dutch government's 10-city Experiment to Investigate Closed Cannabis Supply Chains (known by its Dutch language acronym "WECG").

Fri
04
Dec

Cannabis companies launch vape recycling program

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A group of Canadian cannabis companies are working together to launch a national vape recycling program that will help consumers dispose vape hardware safely and responsibly.

48North, Aurora Cannabis, Aphria Inc. Canopy Growth, and Cronos Group, along with the Cannabis Council of Canada (C3) are looking to launch the program across more than 200 retail locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. The program will supply stores with countertop collection boxes which will then be picked up by Quantum Lifecycle Partners, a Canadian electronic recycling provider.

Fri
27
Nov

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

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(image: Study: In search of preventive strategies: novel high-CBD Cannabis sativa extracts modulate ACE2 expression in COVID-19 gateway tissues. Image Credit: Dmytro Tyshchenko / Shutterstock)

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that novel Cannabis sativa extracts may decrease levels of the host cell receptor that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses to gain viral entry to target tissues.

SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to sweep the globe threatening public health and the worldwide economy.

Tue
24
Nov

Vancouver company announces clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for substance use disorders

Vancouver-based Numinus Wellness Inc. has announced a 30-person clinical trial to establish the best practices for treating substance use disorders with psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy.

According to a press release, the trial will be focused on treating tobacco, stimulant, alcohol and opioid disorders.

Tue
24
Nov

B.C.’s Pure Sunfarms CBD brand to pop up in chichi Hong Kong shops this holiday season

Pure Sunfarms is taking it international for the first time this holiday season by having its brand included in a limited-edition Lane Crawford x Found CBD-infused gift set to be sold in the store’s holiday pop-up shops in Hong Kong.

The opportunity for the brand’s first-ever appearance is thanks to a partnership between Altum International Limited’s Found, Asia-Pacific’s first CBD retail platform and café that offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices containing CBD, and luxury department store Lane Crawford. The pop-up shops will run from Nov. 13 through the end of December.

Fri
20
Nov

Kiaro Announces Successful Click & Collect Platform Rollout and Provides Corporate Update

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VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - British Columbia, November 20, 2020 – Kiaro Holdings Corp. ("Kiaro" or the "Company") (TSXV: KO) is pleased to provide an update on the Company's business and operational activities.

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