British Columbia


Cannabis oil sold in B.C. recalled over incorrect use instructions on packaging

A batch of cannabis oil sold in B.C. has been recalled by Health Canada after the package's instructions on how to use the product were incorrect.

Health Canada says the recall involves nine lots from Voyage Cannabis Corp.'s PureFarma and PuraVida oils. They were sold through provincially authorized retailers in B.C., the health agency says. 

The problem with the instructions is on the outer packaging, Health Canada explains, which says "intended use: inhalation." Instead, it should say "intended use: ingestion," which is what the product's immediate container explains. 

Health Canada says it hasn't received any complaints about the packaging, but the company has received three. 


Vancouver company completes first legal harvest of psilocybe mushrooms

Vancouver-based Numinus Wellness Inc. has completed its first harvest of psilocybe mushrooms, said to be the most common psilocybin-containing mushroom.

In June, Numinus became the first publicly traded company to be issued a licence from Health Canada to produce and extract psilocybin from mushrooms.

Numinus is focused on the development of psychedelic-assisted therapies, including psilocybin, MDMA (ecstasy/molly), DMT (a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug) and mescaline. The company also operates Numinus Bioscience, an analytics and research library.


B.C. cannabis producer brings in 'largest harvest in Canadian history'

A B.C. cannabis farm is about to enjoy the fruits of its labour.


B.C. municipalities want province to share cannabis tax money from Feds

A group advocating on behalf of municipalities and some First Nations across B.C. wants the province to share its cannabis excise tax revenue.

The Union of B.C. Municipalities' outgoing president Maja Tait said Friday that 99 per cent of the group's 189 members voted in favour of seeking a portion of the revenue this week at a convention.

The excise cannabis tax is paid by licensed cannabis producers when their products are delivered to a retailer or customer and the federal government retains 25 per cent of the money up to $100 million a year.

The remaining 75 per cent is given to provinces and territories, which have the option to pass it along to municipalities.


B.C. municipalities continue to be left out of cannabis revenue-sharing

Municipal governments are once again appealing to the B.C. government for a share of the cannabis excise tax revenue to help deal with the extra costs and responsibilities they’ve taken on since marijuana legalization.

It’s the fifth year in a row that delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention have voted on a resolution about receiving some of the federal tax that is applied to medical and non-medical cannabis.

The federal government passes on 75 per cent of the excise tax revenue to the provinces and territories, and although three provinces have deals to share that cash with their local governments, B.C. does not.


B.C. unveils new cannabis sales programs to help small, Indigenous growers

The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals.

A farm−gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. 

Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver cannabis directly to authorized retailers.

The government did not say how it will define small producers, but says nurseries will be included in the policy. 

Both programs are expected to launch in 2022, a year after the province hopes to start an initiative that will highlight cannabis from Indigenous producers in stores and online. 


Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

When Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, there was so much thought that went into production and logistics that packaging became an afterthought. Until it wasn’t.

Excessive, bulky packaging and plastic containers soon became the most uncool elements that both licensed producers and consumers had to deal with.

As per federal Cannabis Regulations, there are several mandates that licensed producers have to accommodate while packaging and selling cannabis products for the masses.


Pass the cannabis revenue, B.C. communities ask for fourth year

Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have committed to share legal cannabis revenues with local governments, and in their fourth year of asking, B.C. municipalities expect their province to do the same.


Got an extra $12-million kicking around? You could be the next owner of this B.C. cannabis facility

The first industrially-zoned cannabis facility approved by the City of Delta is now up for sale.

The 25,000 square-foot facility, licensed for cannabis cultivation, processing, and medical sales, is owned by Zenabis Global.


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