British Columbia


Emerald Health Therapeutics expands adult-use cannabis distribution to additional provinces

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (“Emerald”) (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) has been authorized by PEI Cannabis and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation to supply Emerald-branded cannabis products into those provinces.

Emerald has also fulfilled its first shipments of premium cannabis products to PEI Cannabis and to licensed private retailers in Saskatchewan. 

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve additional provinces,” said Dr. Avtar Dhillon, President and Executive Chairman of Emerald. “We believe that our growing nationwide presence reflects the recognition of Emerald as a reliable and consistent cannabis supplier. We look forward to continuing to expand our supply of quality Emerald cannabis products to the Canadian adult-use market.”


TGOD secures supply agreement with British Columbia

 The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has secured a cannabis supply agreement with the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (“BCLDB”).

The BCLDB, under the brand BC Cannabis Stores, is British Columbia’s public retailer of non-medical cannabis.


Pot Shots: 4 B.C. cannabis companies that continue to grow

As of March, the value of Canada’s six largest cannabis companies totalled almost $43 billion—that’s a lot of cash (or kush).

But not all the buzz is reserved for the biggest firms.

Take these four B.C.-based companies, all of which have the potential to play in the pot space for the foreseeable future.


CATEGORY: Cannabis products, accessories and clothing

LOCATION: Its first, flagship store just opened in Port Coquitlam…on 4/20



Retailers struggle to keep CBD on shelves in Canada

Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there's one product they're especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits.

The extract, most commonly sold as oil, has been promoted as a natural cure for pain, anxiety and insomnia, despite limited medical research. Many customers are coming in asking for it, especially first-time and older users, store owners say.

"I don't think the licensed producers really realized how popular CBD was, so there's none available, really,'' said Krystian Wetulani, founder of City Cannabis Co. in Vancouver.


Addiction experts decry ban on cannabis sales in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Cannabis was legalized in Canada last year, but that hasn't made it easier for people who want to buy weed on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Health workers and addiction experts say new municipal rules and licensing regimesare leaving people at the epicentre of the country's opioid crisis with no legal options if they want to use cannabis, which can help them kick more dangerous drugs.


Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer

A push by British Columbia's health officer to decriminalize drug possession in the fight against overdoses isn't getting support from the province's solicitor general.

Dr. Bonnie Henry called on the B.C. government Wednesday to make drug possession a health issue and not a crime.

"The current criminal justice based approach framework in B.C. and in Canada create barriers to accessing prevention and treatment services," she told a news conference. "With the crisis we are dealing with in B.C., and the impact on our families and communities, I believe we can and do need to do more."


60% of British Columbians favour cannabis testing at work: poll

British Columbians are satisfied with how the province has managed its part in the legalization of cannabis in the six months since the laws changed, but feel it can go one step further with drug testing at work, according to a new poll.

The poll, administered by Vancouver-based Research Co., suggests most people in B.C. (79 per cent) were satisfied with the government’s decision to establish 19 years as the legal age to purchase, sell or consume marijuana and restrict smoking to areas where tobacco is allowed.

Sixty per cent of respondents said employers should now be able to administer drug testing to any employee. Residents over the age of 55 strongly supported this idea (68 per cent).


Controversy around Vancouver's 4/20 only fuels protest's existence, says organizer

Cannabis has been legal for many months now but the controversy over Vancouver's annual 4/20 weed celebration event hasn't subsided.

The Vancouver Park Board held an emergency meeting Monday night and passed a motion asking organizers to cancel a scheduled concert by Cypress Hill, in an effort to control crowd size.

"I consider that request to be ridiculous," said Dana Larsen, one of the organizers of 4/20. "Obviously, we're not going to be cancelling."

Despite cannabis now being legal, he's adamant the need to protest isn't over.


B.C.’s six-month cannabis checkup: legalization support strong

This month, Canada will observe six months since marijuana was legalized. The culmination of a Justin Trudeau campaign promise made in 2015 took longer than originally anticipated and has endured its share of setbacks.

At this point, there is a minuscule number of stand-alone marijuana stores operating across the country and most legal sales are being conducted through the mail. British Columbia’s government calculated it would garner $200 million in cannabis tax revenue over the first three years after legalization, but the figure was recently revised to “just” $68 million. The slow process to open stores is partly to blame for this alteration.


Here’s why the B.C. Lions are the most weed-friendly sports team in Vancouver

Cannabis is forbidden to players in most professional and collegiate sports leagues despite an increasing number of jurisdictions across North America legalizing the plant for recreational use.

While most leagues have yet to change policies to enable players to use cannabis, the Canadian Football League (CFL) is the exception, and it is the most accepting of cannabis of the sports leagues that have Vancouver teams.

In a statement to Business in Vancouver, the CFL noted its drug-testing policy for players “has never included testing for marijuana or other recreational drugs.” Instead, the league said, “it focuses on performance–enhancing drugs. That will continue to be the case.”


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