High Tide opens 107th marijuana store in Canada with new Canna Cabana location in Regina

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The retail-focused marijuana company High Tide Inc. HITI (FSE:2LYA) announced Friday that its Canna Cabana store in Regina, Saskatchewan has begun selling recreational cannabis products. The store is located at 155 Albert Street North, which is a major north-south thoroughfare and commercial corridor in Regina, Saskatchewan’s capital and second-largest city. 

This opening represents High Tide’s 107th branded retail location across Canada and 7th in Saskatchewan to sell adult-use cannabis products and accessories. (Click for Benzinga article)


Regina council decides to start treating cannabis stores like any other business

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Only exception is requirement stores be minimum 60m away from schools, adjacent parks

It's been three years since cannabis was legalized in Canada and the Regina city council says it is ready to start treating pot stores like any other retail business, with a few exceptions. 

Council voted on Wednesday to approve a report that will "significantly improve" the city's cannabis retail regulations, according to city staff. 

The decision comes despite opposition from existing cannabis retailers ‚ÄĒ who¬†are¬†concerned about over-saturating the market ‚ÄĒ and the city's school boards.¬†


Regina schools ask City to not change cannabis shop distance bylaw

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Representatives from Farmer Jane Cannabis Co. and Wiid Boutique spoke at Wednesday's meeting, both in favour of keeping the 182.88 metre distance between schools and cannabis shops.

A Regina zoning bylaw that requires cannabis stores to operate at least nearly 183 metres away from a school is anticipated to remain in place after a planning commission meeting on Wednesday.

At an Oct. 6 planning meeting, proposed amendments were considered including reducing the distance to only 60 metres.

The motion to keep the distance as is passed 8-to-1 during Wednesday’s meeting.


Nextleaf Launches Glacial Gold Vapes and Distilled Oils in Saskatchewan

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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 28, 2021) - Nextleaf Solutions Ltd. (CSE: OILS) (OTCQB: OILFF) (FSE: L0MA) ("Nextleaf", "OILS", or the "Company"), a federally regulated producer of cannabis oil that owns one of the largest portfolios of U.S. patents for the extraction and distillation of cannabinoids, has signed a wholesale and distribution agreement with National Cannabis Distribution Inc. ("NCD"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiaro Holdings Corp. (TSXV: KO) ("Kiaro"), for wholesale distribution and supply of¬†Glacial Gold‚ĄĘ¬†in the Province of Saskatchewan.


Saskatoon police seize $15k in drug bust


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.


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.


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.)


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.


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.


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