British Columbia

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B.C.
Tue
18
Sep

Tilray receives approval from U.S. government to import a cannabis study for California medicinal cannabis research

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) today announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted approval to import a cannabinoid study drug into the United States from Canada for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) examining its safety, tolerability and efficacy for Essential Tremor (ET).

Mon
17
Sep

Only one BC Cannabis Store will be opened on October 17

When recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada on October 17, British Columbians will only be able to purchase marijuana from one BC Cannabis Store location, according to the province’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, Mike Farnworth.

Farnworth said in a press release published Sunday that the first and only BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops. Other stores are expected to open in the following months with more than 100 applications in the process of entry. The province is also planning to launch an online retail platform so that all B.C. residents can purchase cannabis wherever they are in the province.

Mon
17
Sep

Canadian police could be allowed to consume cannabis during off-hours

If the newly published cannabis regulations for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) are any indication of what things will look like for other police agencies across Canada, then off-duty officers will be allowed to consume cannabis just like they can enjoy an alcoholic beverage in their spare time once recreational marijuana becomes legal on October 17., writes 

Tue
11
Sep

Canada: University cannabis policies range from outright ban to cannabis-friendly smoking areas

Thompson River University has banned marijuana smoking on campus. UVic is expected to set up smoking areas. Universities are developing varying approaches to governing recreational cannabis on campus, from outright bans to designated cannabis smoking areas.

While most administrations are still working on final policies, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Langara College in Vancouver banned cannabis smoking last spring in response to impending legalization. The University of Victoria, however, is expected to create cannabis-friendly smoking areas on campus for adult students and residents that will not be open to minors, said Kane Kilbey, associate vice president of human resources.

Thu
06
Sep

Federal lawyer asks B.C. judge to toss experts' reports on medical marijuana

City of Vancouver has applied for court injunction against unlicensed marijuana dispensaries.

A lawyer for the federal government is asking the B.C. Supreme Court to reject the reports of three doctors and a criminologist she argues are either unqualified or biased in favour of medical marijuana dispensaries fighting to stay open in Vancouver.

Andrea Gatti said the reports solicited by lawyers for dispensary operators should be tossed as Vancouver seeks an injunction to shut down the unlicensed facilities.

Wed
05
Sep

Canada: BC lawyer says medical marijuana users should have right to buy pot in stores

A lawyer for several medical marijuana dispensaries has urged a B.C. Supreme Court judge to toss out an application to close the shops, saying the federal government failed to include them in its plan to legalize recreational cannabis. John Conroy said Tuesday the dispensaries have been operating illegally in a kind of "grey zone" while the city makes a $30,000 profit from each business licence.

The City of Vancouver required medical marijuana dispensaries to be licensed starting in June 2015. Many have continued operating without a licence and police have not taken action, unlike in Toronto, where police have raided several similar retailers. Now, the City of Vancouver is seeking a court injunction to shut down about 50 medical marijuana dispensaries that remain unlicensed.

Fri
31
Aug

Canada: Free cannabis offered at B.C. clinic to help illicit drug users detox

Cannabis was once considered by many a dangerous gateway drug that could lead smokers to experiment with stronger drugs on the street.

But could smoking weed actually be an effective tool to kick addiction? That’s the hypothesis at High Hopes, Canada’s first full-time cannabis harm reduction program.

Based out of Vancouver’s East End, ground zero for the deadly opioid crisis, the clinic provides addicts with free or low-cost marijuana and cannabis-derived oils to help them stop using illicit drugs.

A B.C. clinic is offering free and low-cost marijuana to drug users to help them quit addictions to illicit street drugs. So far, the clinic says, the approach has worked.

Fri
03
Aug

Colliers International Lists First Cannabis Facility Being Publicly Marketed through a Commercial Real Estate Firm since Bill C-45 Approval

BlueVault Organic Marijuana Ltd. has tapped the firm to handle the sale of a future cannabis production facility in Pemberton, B.C. 

Fri
03
Aug

Canada: Growing cannabis at home in B.C. won't be illegal, but it won't be easy either

B.C. will allow adults to grow up to four cannabis plants at home under new recreational cannabis laws, but they aren’t going to make it easy, and if you get it wrong fines and jail time could result. Beginning Oct. 17, government cannabis retailers will sell cannabis seeds, according to the Ministry of Public Safety.

However, the dozens of grey market cannabis retailers already doing business in B.C. risk steep penalties if they continue to sell seeds, or seedlings for that matter. Aspiring home growers will not be able to legally buy juvenile cannabis plants the way they can a tomato vine at the local nursery.

Fri
27
Jul

Canada: We need to address 'the mass of people locked away for something that becomes legal on October 17th'

Rosy Mondin is the CEO at the British Columbia-based Quadron Cannatech Corporation, which develops and provides a range of cannabis extraction and processing solutions. She is also highly active in a number of cannabis industry associations and advocacy groups, writes Nick Hilden.

"Too many Canadian have been punished by way of criminal charges or been thrown in jail for possessing, consuming, gifting, or selling cannabis (even in small amounts)," Mondin told Civilized. She says the continued over policing of the cannabis space is one of her biggest frustrations with the industry.

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