New Brunswick


New Brunswick’s Liberal leader says he won’t sell Cannabis NB if he wins September election

Kevin Vickers isn’t giving up on marijuana.


Illicit cannabis store donations to New Brunswick PC party may have been overlooked by Elections NB

The New Brunswick Progressive Conservative party and Elections NB


Organigram lays off 220 workers, warns of declining weed sales

Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX: OGI) is laying off 220 employees while warning of declining cannabis sales and writedowns.

On Friday, the New Brunswick-based company said with 25 per cent of its staff removed, it will move forward with a leaner workforce and production capacity that’s better aligned with current market conditions.

“These decisions are never easy to make, but we are committed to ensuring the company is appropriately sized relative to market conditions,” Organigram chief executive Greg Engel said in a statement.


We ranked Canada's cannabis-friendly provinces from worst to best

Canadians are clearly in love with cannabis, but not all provinces were created equal when it comes to permitting pot. While the historic Cannabis Act applies to all provinces, the rules around distribution and consumption fall to the provinces — and municipalities have some say on it, too.

That’s why for Canada Day, The GrowthOp takes a look at the growing industry from coast-to-coast — crunching the data on price, consumption habits, number of stores, public consumption options and the ability to grow at home — to find out which provinces are rolling out the red carpet for weed and which are still warming up to the country’s second favourite leaf.

Here are our findings.


New Brunswick residents might be happy it's harder to grow cannabis indoors, but growers are mad at 'nonsensical' rules

For the people in New Brunswick, cannabis is better out than in.


Indiva Begins Distribution to New Brunswick and Manitoba

Indiva Limited (TSXV:NDVA) (OTCQX:NDVAF) is pleased to announce that it has secured distribution rights to ship its premium cannabis products to New Brunswick and Manitoba. These two new agreements extend Indiva’s distribution network to eight provinces. Indiva’s first shipments to Manitoba include INDIVA™ pre-rolls and THC capsules, and Bhang® Chocolate. Indiva expects that INDIVA™ and Bhang® products will be available in Manitoba stores within the next two weeks.


New Brunswickers hit liquor, cannabis stores before locking down for pandemic, records show

New Brunswick residents didn't just head home at the start of the province's state of emergency last month. They also swung by provincial liquor and cannabis outlets to stock up.

Fourth-quarter financial results released jointly for NB Liquor and Cannabis NB on Tuesday show revenue bumps that each agency said was caused by a COVID-19-generated buying spree by customers — especially for beer, wine and spirits.

"It is estimated that the impact of COVID-19 on sales during the last two weeks of the quarter was an increase of approximately 12 percent," reported NB Liquor in a release explaining its results.  


Organigram to temporarily lay off 400 staff due to COVID-19

Organigram Holdings Inc. is temporarily laying off nearly half of its staff due to COVID-19, the latest such move by a Canadian cannabis producer impacted by the pandemic.

In a release late Monday, Organigram said it would temporarily reduce its workforce by 45 per cent, representing about 400 of its employees, to help contain a potential spread of COVID-19. 

"These are unprecedented and trying times," said Greg Engel, chief executive officer of Organigram, in the release. "Our priority right now is to make sound strategic decisions that are in the best interests of our people and which will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the company."


Where to buy weed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Approximately 4,000 times these past two weeks, I’ve thanked my lucky stars cannabis was legalized before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and sent us all cowering in our bong dens.


Government-run pop-up shop featured during cannabis expo in Moncton

Moncton recently played host to what is being called the first-ever consumer show where cannabis products were available for purchase on-site, albeit exclusively through Cannabis NB.

Cannabis lovers from all over New Brunswick descended upon the Moncton Coliseum this past weekend for a customer-focused, cannabis consumer event.

This event, however, had a little something extra: a government-run, cannabis pop-up shop that featured some of event partner Cannabis NB’s latest and greatest new products, such as infused edibles and beverages.


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