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Mon
18
Oct

Most charges withdrawn for vape shop owners selling CBD

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Vape shop owners in St. Albert who originally faced charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking for selling a cannabis byproduct had most of their charges withdrawn in court on Monday.

Michael Sommerville, 65, pleaded guilty to careless storage of a firearm and possession of an unregistered restricted firearm that was found during the RCMP search warrant of the vape shop, at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Oct. 4.

Sommerville, who has no criminal record, was given an 18-month sentence, which will be served in the community.

Fri
15
Oct

IGNITE opts to pull out of cannabis in Canada

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The consumer packaged goods company, IGNITE International Brands, Ltd., is pulling up its Canadian cannabis stakes and is none too shy about why it feels the move is a good one: product marketing, sales and distribution restrictions.

“We applaud the Canadian government for leading the way in legalizing cannabis, but, unfortunately, there remain too many barriers to build a successful cannabis business,” IGNITE CEO Dan Bilzerian said in a statement.

Fri
08
Oct

Cannabis Producer Sundial to Buy Chain of Liquor and Pot Stores

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Canadian cannabis producer Sundial Growers Inc. said it will buy liquor and pot retailer Alcanna Inc. for C$346 million ($276 million) in stock, building on a vertical-integration strategy of acquiring stores. 

Sundial, which is based in Calgary and listed on Nasdaq, will pay C$9.12 per Alcanna share, the companies said Thursday evening. 

Thu
30
Sep

High Tide Becomes First Non-Franchised Canadian Cannabis Retailer to Surpass 100-Store Milestone

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High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), a retail-focused cannabis company enhanced by the manufacturing of proprietary and licensed consumption accessories, announced today that its Canna Cabana retail cannabis stores located at 4140 Walker Road in Windsor, Ontario, and 960 Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall, Ontario, have begun selling recreational cannabis products for adult use. These openings bring High Tide’s total number of branded retail locations across Canada to 101, and 30 in Ontario, selling recreational cannabis products and consumption accessories. With the opening of these locations, the Company has launched eight organically-built stores in the month of September alone.

Mon
27
Sep

High Tide Doubles Presence in Ottawa with new Retail Cannabis Stores in Gloucester and Kanata

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High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), a retail-focused cannabis company enhanced by the manufacturing of proprietary and licensed consumption accessories, announced today that its Canna Cabana retail cannabis stores located at 1021 Cyrville Road (the "Gloucester store") and 836 March Road (the "Kanata store") in Ottawa, Ontario, have begun selling recreational cannabis products for adult use. These openings bring High Tide's total number of branded retail locations across Canada to 99, and 28 in Ontario, selling recreational cannabis products and consumption accessories.

Wed
22
Sep

Canada's Aurora Cannabis to shut down a facility in Edmonton

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Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Tuesday it will shut down a facility in Edmonton, Alberta, adding to the woes of the cash-strapped Canadian pot producer which has been reeling under the impact of the pandemic since last year.

The company said medical distribution from the Aurora Polaris facility that is being shut down will move to an adjacent factory called Aurora Sky, while manufacturing will move to its Aurora River factory in Ontario.

"We aspire to be a leaner, more agile organization that keeps pace with our competition and is on a path to profitability," a spokesperson for the company said in an email statement.

Tue
21
Sep

Calgary Cannabis Club launches petition challenging public consumption bylaw

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The Calgary Cannabis Club, a registered non-profit focused on cannabis education and aiding medical and recreational consumers, is challenging a city bylaw that prohibits public pot consumption.

“It is unjust for elector voters of the City of Calgary to have no public area to consume cannabis,” states a petition created by Neil Linton, the events director of the Calgary Cannabis Club.

Fri
17
Sep

High Tide Announces Opening of Canna Cabana Retail Cannabis Store in Guelph

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High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), a retail-focused cannabis company enhanced by the manufacturing of proprietary and licensed consumption accessories, announced today that its Canna Cabana retail cannabis store located at 106 Silvercreek Parkway North in Guelph, Ontario, has begun selling recreational cannabis products for adult use. This opening represents High Tide's 95th branded retail location across Canada, and 24th in Ontario, selling recreational cannabis products and consumption accessories. The new Canna Cabana store is High Tide's second to open in Guelph, a fast-growing community in the heart of southern Ontario, and the first in the city which will operate under the Canna Cabana brand.

Wed
15
Sep

Visionstate Portfolio Company Freedom Cannabis Inc. Secures Retail Sales Licences in Canada’s Two Largest Retail Markets

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Visionstate Corp. (TSXV: VIS) (“Visionstate”), is pleased to announce that Freedom Cannabis Inc. (“Freedom”), a portfolio company of Visionstate Corp., has received approval for retail distribution in two of the largest retail markets in Canada. The addition of the provinces of Alberta and Ontario to the Freedom portfolio of retail licences has paved the way for the company to brand its premium brand products across the country.

In the past 30 days, the company has been approved in four jurisdictions in Canada and is executing on delivering product to these important markets. The licences were granted on August 27, 2021.

Tue
14
Sep

Canopy Growth launching CBD vapes in 3,000+ Circle K convenience stores

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Canopy Growth Corporation has launched its first line of CBD vapes and consumers will soon be able to purchase them at Circle K convenience stores.

The product line, called whisl, features interchangeable pods in three formulas, each containing 200 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD with no THC

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