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DoorHash? App-based pot delivery among recommendations from B.C. business group

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Chamber of Commerce says regulated cannabis industry needs help competing with illicit market

The B.C. Chamber of Commerce wants the province to "modernize" recreational cannabis by, among other things, allowing app-based delivery of products from private retailers.

A new report from the chamber says B.C.'s recreational pot industry is missing out on opportunities with present regulations.

The chamber makes 13 recommendations for rules around retail and delivery, licensing and taxation of cannabis businesses.

"Implementing the ... recommendations will unlock billions of dollars in private sector investment," Fiona Famulak, the chamber's president and CEO, said in a statement.


Early morning house fire

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One taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after early morning house fire in Vernon

One person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after an early morning house fire in Vernon Tuesday.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 25th Avenue fire about 1:10 a.m. following report of smoke coming from a single-storey house on the 3600 block.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the front of the structure.

“Crews advanced on the fire and quickly contained it to the front portion of the house,” says deputy fire chief Alan Hofsink.

“The house sustained significant smoke and fire damage. When crews arrived, all occupants of the home were already outside, and one person was transported to hospital for smoke inhalation and undetermined injuries.”


This Airport Could Become First In World To Open Marijuana Shop

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On Friday, the Prince George Airport Authority in British Columbia welcomed a new business partner, which is pioneering cannabis for travel.

A cannabis dispensary at an airport? Could this be true?

Apparently, it could happen sooner rather than later. Where? Canada, of course, and most likely at the Prince George Airport (IATA: YXS) (ICAO: CYXS), which serves Prince George, British Columbia and the surrounding areas.


The Valens Company Enters Manufacturing Partnership with MTL Cannabis for Extraction and Manufacturing of Pre-rolls and Vapes

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 The Valens Company Inc. (NASDAQ: VLNS) (TSX: VLNS) (the "Company" or "The Valens Company"), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, announces it has entered into a manufacturing partnership with Montreal Cannabis Médical Inc. ("MTL" or "MTL Cannabis") to provide manufacturing and extraction services for MTL's pre-rolls and vapes.

Valens expects the contract to begin at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2022.


Gaia Grow's Canadian Cannabis Laboratory TRU Extracts Signs White Label Agreement with Expected Run Rate Revenue of up to $8,369,000


Gaia Grow Corp. (the “Company” or “Gaia”) (CSE:GAIA) (CNSX:GAIA.CN) (Frankfurt:GG0) is excited to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TruExtracts Laboratories (“TRU”), has signed a 12-month white labeling agreement with an arms-length Canadian cannabis producer (“the producer”) to manufacture approximately 30,000 Cannabis pre-rolls per day. Production is expected to commence at TRU’s Canadian licenced Cannabis extraction facility in January of 2022. This agreement has the option to extend in 1-year increments beyond this term.


Canada High Society Announces Cannabis Store And Online Dispensary

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Canadian High Society, a cannabis online dispensary, is announcing Vancouver weed delivery, for adults in the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada area. The company prides itself on offering quality cannabis at great prices, and delivers orders in the Vancouver area directly to the door in 1 to 2 hours. The company can also ship orders by Canada Postal Mail, for customers outside of the Vancouver area who can’t find the quality weed they want near them. Orders shipped by mail are delivered in 2 to 3 business days, to any Canadian postal code. Canadian High Society offers a wide range of products, to ensure they have something to suit every taste.


Village Farms International to Voluntarily Delist from Toronto Stock Exchange; Shares to Remain Listed on Nasdaq Village Farms International, Inc. Logo (CNW Group/Village Farms International, Inc.)


illage Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) today announced that it has applied and received approval for a voluntary delisting of its common shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX").


Exhibition celebrates half a century of cannabis culture in the Kootenays


The Grow Show exhibition at Touchstones Nelson museum runs until Feb. 27, 2022

Former activist Paul DeFelice still remembers what he calls the good times at the Holy Smoke Culture Shop, a legendary cannabis dispensary in Nelson, B.C., that he co-founded in 1996 where people could freely smoke weed and have a chat.

The shop, established to defy the laws against marijuana, was shut down after being busted by local police in 2006.

But more than three years after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, its legacy is highlighted in a local museum exhibition — and that's got DeFelice feeling nostalgic.


Too many cannabis shops?


Vernon city looks to create a 500 metre buffer between cannabis retail stores

One Vernon city councillor believes the city is “headed in the right direction” by looking to establish a prohibition on retail cannabis stores within 500 metres of other retail cannabis stores.

During their meeting on Monday, council was presented with a report reviewing retail cannabis licensing regulations that discusses plans for future cannabis stores looking to set up shop in the city.

Currently, Vernon has 13 retail cannabis stores operating within the city.

“The proximity buffers would encourage the distribution of retail cannabis stores throughout the city,” said Matt Faucher, city planner.


Government Road project allegedly stalled in construction


Changing financial times and a drop in the price of cannabis have allegedly caused a major development to cease operation.

The Nelson Cannabis Collective has reportedly halted the advancement of its multi-million dollar project to create a processing facility for cannabis in the Railtown area of Nelson.

A few months into construction, the 45 Government Road facility is far from complete but financing secured for the four-storey building is not enough.

There has been no confirmation if the project will continue or if the building will be completed for other purposes.


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