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Wed
13
Oct

Saskatoon police seize $15k in drug bust

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Four men are facing charges following an investigation into cocaine trafficking by Saskatoon police.

The four men, ages 22, 24, 26 and 28, were arrested in two traffic stops where police say they located four cell phones, 4.7 grams of cocaine and $2,000 in cash.

A fifth man, 32, was arrested in the 100 block of Wakaw Crescent. According to a police news release, investigators found $13,000 in cash, 1,791.30 grams of cocaine, 7.3 grams of psilocybin, four pounds of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

The men are from Saskatoon, Edmonton and Winnipeg, police say.

An investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.

Wed
06
Oct

Sask. cannabis retail group says stores should be exempt from COVID-19 vaccination rules

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A group representing independent cannabis stores in Saskatchewan says pot retailers should be exempt from proof of vaccination requirements.

Last week, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Association notified cannabis stores that their staff would need to ask customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter stores, beginning Oct. 1.

The Saskatchewan Independent Cannabis Retails Network (SICRN) represents more than 30 cannabis retail locations.

Tue
14
Sep

Ayurcann Holdings Corp. has Entered Saskatchewan With National Cannabis Distribution and Begins Investor Relations Initiatives

 Ayurcann Holdings Corp. (CSE: AYUR) (FSE: 3ZQ0)  (the "Company" or "Ayurcann") a Canadian cannabis extraction company specializing in the processing of cannabis and hemp for the production of oils and various derivative products, is pleased to provide details on a wholesale distribution and supply agreement (the "Wholesale Agreement") that it previously entered into with National Cannabis Distribution ("NCD"), a wholly- owned subsidiary of Kiaro Holdings Corp. (TSXV:KO) ("Kiaro"), for exclusive wholesale distribution and supply in the Province of Saskatchewan. (Photo Credit:CNW Group/Ayurcann Holdings Corp.)

Tue
14
Sep

Canada’s Cannabis Industry Sales Expected to Run from $3.1 Billion to $10.1 Billion by 2025

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The cannabis boom is thriving in Canada. So much so, the industry is expected to balloon from $31.5 billion in 2020 revenue to $10.1 billion by 2025. Helping, sales growth for vape pens is expected to run from 3.9% in 2019 to more than 18% by 2022. Edibles are expected to increase from 1% sales growth to 9%, as topicals run from 0% to about 1%. In addition, sales are seeing higher highs. In June 2021, Canadian cannabis sales were up 59% in June to $319 million. That was after 68% cannabis sales growth for May 2021. One of the companies benefiting from that wild growth is Ayurcann Holdings Corp. (CSE: AYUR)(FSE:3ZQ0), a leading post-harvest solution provider with a focus on providing.

Thu
09
Sep

RCMP Police Dog Sniffs Out Drugs During Traffic Stop

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Saskatchewan RCMP say a police dog helped officers seize 300 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop near Maidstone. On Sunday afternoon, a Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit officer pulled over a vehicle on Highway 16 for having excessive windshield damage and window tint. RCMP Police Service Dog Kilo helped in a search of the vehicle and with his help, officers report finding 300 grams of crack cocaine and seven grams of illicit cannabis. The Saskatchewan RCMP note that 300 grams is about 600 daily doses.

Mon
30
Aug

Regina tech startup BudSense helping cannabis retailers simplify selling marijuana

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David Thomas knows how hard selling marijuana can be, and he has come up with a solution that’s attracting clients across Canada and in the United States.

Thomas is the co-founder and president of BudSense, a Regina-Calgary startup that helps cannabis stores create better print, digital and web menus. The company is growing rapidly. It was operating in just a handful of stores at the start of the year, but that number is now closing in on 150.

Thu
26
Aug

Pure Extracts Ships Initial Vape and Edible Order to Private Saskatchewan Cannabis Distributor

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 Pure Extracts Technologies Corp. (CSE: PULL) (OTC: PRXTF) (XFRA: A2QJAJ) (“Pure Extracts” or the “Company”), a plant-based extraction company focused on cannabis, hemp, functional mushrooms and the rapidly emerging psychedelic sector, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pure Extracts Manufacturing Corp., has shipped its initial order to a licensed cannabis distributor in the Province of Saskatchewan, further expanding the Company’s presence in Western Canada. Pure Extracts’ Pure Pulls cannabis vape cartridges and Pure Chews edible gummies will soon be available for purchase through select licensed private retailers in the province.

Thu
26
Aug

Retail cannabis store acquires 5 new locations in Regina

A retail cannabis corporation, High Tide, has acquired five retail cannabis locations in Regina. The locations include Prince of Wales Drive, Victoria Avenue, Eastgate Drive and Albert Street.

All five locations are expected to be operational by the end of 2021. 

The company's founder, president and CEO, Raj Grover, says the stores will run under the name Canna Cabana.

Grover also says acquiring stores in Regina came with some challenges but was worth the investment.

Mon
09
Aug

Puffed out! Canada's legalized weed business flops

Canada's legal weed market has been struggling since legalization in 2018 

Fri
06
Aug

High Tide Closes Acquisition of Regina Retail Portfolio Bolstering Presence in Saskatchewan

  • With the closing of the Acquisition, High Tide now operates 90 retail cannabis locations across Canada.

  • Once fully developed, High Tide will have nine stores operating in the Province of Saskatchewan – all expected to be open by year end.

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