Alberta

Mon
19
Nov

Alberta's cannabis leadership attracts first-of-its kind trade show to Calgary

Alberta’s pot prominence has lured major marijuana producers to a Calgary gathering meant to strengthen the industry and hobble the black market.

Two dozen Canadian licensed producers will exhibit and explain the secrets of their craft to 300 to 400 mostly invited cannabis retail players at the Lift&Co Retail Tradeshow at Stampede Park’s BMO Centre on Thursday.

Mon
19
Nov

Alberta's cannabis leadership attracts first-of-its kind trade show to Calgary

Alberta’s pot prominence has lured major marijuana producers to a Calgary gathering meant to strengthen the industry and hobble the black market.

Two dozen Canadian licensed producers will exhibit and explain the secrets of their craft to 300 to 400 mostly invited cannabis retail players at the Lift&Co Retail Tradeshow at Stampede Park’s BMO Centre on Thursday.

Fri
02
Nov

Alberta dispensaries losing out on green thanks to cannabis shortages

A cannabis shortage has led to a rocky start for Alberta dispensaries that are having to close their doors while they wait to restock.

Alternative Greens, a dispensary in north Edmonton told The Star that they’ve had to close twice since legalization simply because they do not have enough product and cannot get their orders in soon enough.

“If the door’s closed, we’re losing money, especially is people are showing up, try the door and it’s locked,” Roseanne Dampier, Manager of Alternative Greens, told The Star. She said if demand stays consistent with the way it is now, they will likely have to close the store again soon. “If we place an order today, we might maybe see it next week,” Dampier said.

Wed
31
Oct

Alberta farmers are leading the way in the emerging hemp industry

Legal cannabis has provided no shortage of new opportunities in Canada, including opening more doors for farmers in the hemp industry, especially in the province of Alberta.

Since cannabidiol (CBD) can now be extracted in larger quantities for recreational purposes, Alberta farmers have been provided with new opportunities to partner with various licensed producers who can use their crops. Hemp farmers are now able to sell the unused, raw material to the LPs who can use the material to extract CBD.

Brian Rozmahel, a 59-year-old hemp farmer, told sources that he used to be teased about his crops but now considers himself a “pioneer” leading the way in an emerging industry in Alberta, thanks to legalization.

Wed
24
Oct

Canada: Alberta retailer says cannabis sales leave booze in the dust

Its cannabis sales numbers are smokin’ their booze side, says marijuana-liquor retailer Alcanna. And the more potent the pot, the faster it sells, said company CEO James Burns.

“At least initially, a lot of the customers aren’t new to the product and those people are tending to want high THC,” said Burns, referring to the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. “But when the high THC strains run out, they’ll buy anything.”

Revenue from those pot sales — totalling $1.3 million from its five Nova Cannabis stores in the first five days of legalization — left its alcohol figures in the haze, said Burns.

Mon
22
Oct

Canada: Alberta experiences cannabis retail boom as 100 more stores to roll-out by mid-November

After four days of lineups at pot shops across Alberta, some store owners say there's not enough weed left to keep their doors open and they're struggling to order more.

In the meanwhile, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission has granted 14 more retail cannabis store licenses since Wednesday, bringing the total number to 31 — the most of anywhere in Canada. 

We placed large, large orders and we didnt anticipate having to reorder so quickly, said James Burns, CEO of Alcanna Inc., which owns NOVA Cannabis.

The problem of cannabis shortages has hit other Canadian provinces along with Alberta, leading pot store owners and government-run distributors scrambling.

Fri
12
Oct

Canada: University of Alberta cannabis policy leads by example

Pot-friendly zones for cannabis smoking and vaping will exist on the University of Alberta campus when it becomes legal next Wednesday. The decision was a no-brainer, says the school’s director of enterprise risk management programs.

“Even before Day 1, our students told us it would be absurd to ban it,” said Andrew Leitch, who is also co-chairman of the cannabis working group, which consulted with students, faculty and staff to establish a harm reduction strategy based on risk education rather than prohibition.

Thu
11
Oct

Canada's 'Silicon Valley of cannabis': Sundial has high hopes for pot production in Olds

With dreams of turning the Olds area into the Silicon Valley of pot, cannabis producer Sundial Growers opened its flagship, 500,000-square-foot building on Wednesday — one week before recreational use of the drug is legalized.

Sundial CEO Torsten Kuenzlen was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony that saw locals pack into a small, top-floor room at the Olds facility, where he spoke about his aspirations for the company. “We believe cannabis is a consumer-goods industry just like any other, and it doesn’t feel like that yet and it very quickly will be that,” said Kuenzlen, who hopes Sundial will have product hit Alberta shelves in December.

Wed
10
Oct

Security companies positioned to capitalize on growth in the legal marijuana market

A leading investor news resource covering security and cannabis stocks releases, Investorideas.com, a sector snapshot looking at how the two sectors are growing synergistically.

Tue
09
Oct

Radient Technologies Inc. receives controlled drugs and substances licence for its manufacturing facility

Radient Technologies Inc. (“Radient” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: RTI) is pleased to announce that it has received its Controlled Drugs and Substances Licence, also known as a Dealer’s Licence (the “Licence”), from Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances for its Manufacturing Facility located at 4035 – 101 NW Street, Edmonton, Alberta.  

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