British Columbia

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BC
B.C.
Tue
12
Mar

Proposed cannabis production facility in Okanagan faces virulent local opposition

Residents of the Regional District of North Okanagan have been protesting the creation of a cannabis production facility in Lumby, BC.

Cannabis company Green Amber Corporation has submitted an application to construct the facility on Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), a “provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use,” and in which non-agricultural use is heavily restricted. The proposed facility would measure 100,000 square feet.

Wed
06
Mar

B.C.'s first hit of cannabis tax revenue much lower than expected

B.C.’s first hit from legal cannabis has fallen far short of the pre-legalization estimates written into last year’s budget.

The provincial Ministry of Finance expects B.C.’s share of federal excise taxes on legal marijuana sales will be $68 million over the next three years, substantially less than the estimate of $200 million over three years that the province wrote into its 2018/19 budget.

Thu
28
Feb

Why isn’t British Columbia making money from adult use cannabis?

British Columbia has long been the hub of Canada’s cannabis production, however, since the legalization the revenues in the Western province have been falling short.

Nobody could have assumed it back when predictions were being made before legalization, but British Columbia isn’t really pulling in much money from the recreational cannabis industry.

Seeing how B.C. was always seen as Canada’s California when it comes to weed quality, the inability to make profits in the cannabis industry has caught many by surprise.

Others, however, have long foreseen this problem and warned of the incoming uphill battle against the black market growers and dealers.

Tue
19
Feb

Cutting-edge lighting to lighten energy tab for Liht’s B.C. cannabis facilities

Liht Cannabis Corp. has selected Agnetix’s liquid-cooled, LED lighting system for its cultivation facilities in B.C., a change expected to enhance plant health and slash by more than half energy costs compared to traditional systems.

Liht reports that Agnetix’s system—said to include unparalleled power, advanced controls and monitoring features—will be used in all B.C. projects, including the newly announced 486,000 sq. ft of high-tech indoor cultivation facilities.

Thu
14
Feb

Why legalization is killing 4/20

This week, Vancouver considered a motion that would effectively shut down the city’s annual 4/20 celebration.

For years, the B.C. city has hosted one of the most well-attended 4/20s in North America, with an estimated 100,000 attendees and 482 vendor tents in 2018.

But according to the motion put before the Vancouver park board, if people want a 4/20 in 2019, they’re going to have to follow some rules.

Mon
11
Feb

Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market

British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada’s new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how.

A movement is growing in the province to address that problem with a common idea: cannabis co-operatives.

“Some may argue we’ve lost our place to either Ontario or Alberta based on the number of licensed producers based out of those provinces,” said Barinder Rasode, CEO and co-founder or Grow Tech Labs, a cannabis business accelerator.

“We’re very focused on making sure that B.C. remains a world leader in the area.”

Fri
08
Feb

Lifestyle Delivery Systems kicks offs cannabis plant genetic development at Core Isogenics Inc.

B.C.-based Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Core Isogenics Inc., has begun nursery operations in cannabis plant genetic development at its environmentally controlled facility in Adelanto, Calif.

“The goal is to control all aspects of plant genetics with consistent and repeatable cannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profile compositions,” notes a press release from Lifestyle Delivery Systems, which licenses its technology to a state-of-the-art production and packaging facility in Southern California.

Fri
08
Feb

Liht Cannabis, B.C. numbered company deal could result in 486,000 sq. ft of organic cultivation

Liht Cannabis Corp. recently entered into a joint venture agreement with private B.C. corporation 1186626 B.C. Ltd. for a second cannabis cultivation property in the provincial community of Chase.

“1186626 B.C. Ltd. is in the final stages of acquiring a 120-acre (48 hectares) parcel of land zoned ‘approved use’ for the purpose of developing and operating bio-secure organic cannabis production facilities of as much as 486,000 sq. ft.,” notes a press release issued by Liht.

Thu
24
Jan

Research shows that many women think marijuana consumption during pregnancy is harmless

Researchers from the University of British Columbia released a report earlier this week that states that as many as one-third of pregnant women think it is safe to consume marijuana while pregnant.

The lead author of the report and assistant professor in the department of family practice at UBC, Hamideh Bayrampour, said that this study will hopefully help create an understanding for public health officials about some of the perceptions surrounding cannabis use since it’s become legal in Canada.

The study was published in the journal Preventive Medicine and included data from six U.S. studies. One of the most important findings is that a lot of women have thought cannabis was safe during pregnancy because their healthcare providers did not tell them otherwise.  

Tue
22
Jan

Government cannabis stores considered in mid-size cities over larger metropolitan areas

More than three months after cannabis became legal in Canada, there is still only one provincial government-run cannabis store in B.C. — in the Interior town of Kamloops.

However, applications from the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, which runs these shops, are now before city councils in Courtenay, Williams Lake, Terrace, Prince George and Nanaimo. There is also an application for another store in Kamloops.

Vivana Zanocco, communications manager with the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, said they've chosen the above communities because they believe the B.C. Cannabis Stores would be welcomed by residents.

"We're in it for the long haul," she told Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk. "We certainly don't want to go where we're not wanted."

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