British Columbia

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BC
B.C.
Wed
10
Oct

Canada: B.C. defines rules on use, possession and sale of cannabis

B.C. has put in place its final rules around cannabis, paving the way for the legalization of marijuana next week.

The government set specific new orders on store licenses, fines, suspensions and places to consume cannabis, as part of six new or amended provincial regulations. The rules, which follow legislation passed this spring, set the stage for the federal government to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17.

Fri
05
Oct

Canada: THC completes first shipment of adult-use recreational cannabis to the province of British Columbia

THC BioMed Intl Ltd. recently announced its first shipment of cannabis to the province of British Columbia.

The high-grade Landrace strains have been selected for the recreational market and is expected to deliver the desired experience without the debilitating side effects commonly associated with cannabis. The company’s Landrace Strains will offer recreational adult users a product that is potent and consistent in its quality and effects.

The brand names will be THC Sativa (Landrace Strain), THC Indica (Landrace Strain), THC Hybrid (Landrace Strain), and THC CBD (Landrace Strain). These varieties will be available in Dried Bud, Cannabis oil and pre-rolled joints. The company is currently working on having a cannabis beverage, THC Kiss, approved for release.

Thu
04
Oct

Canada: Want future job security? Take a college course on cannabis

Canada is legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use on October 17, so now would be the time to take a college course on cannabis.

With Canadian cannabis businesses offering sky-high wages in exchange for expertise, many are now looking for a reliable way to break into the industry. Prospective cannabis industry workers—and the businesses doing the hiring themselves—are now looking for academia to provide that bridge. Canada is preparing to officially legalize recreational cannabis for adult use on October 17. With the cannabis industry booming, businesses have begun teaming up with universities to expedite the implementation of college and university cannabis courses.

Tue
02
Oct

Cannabis producers push to meet demand

There are 25 licensed pot producers in B.C. and some are wondering if that will be enough to keep up with demand as legalization draws near.

Mary Cranston visits Tantalus labs, a company that expanded its facility for the budding recreational market.

 

Mon
01
Oct

U.S. travel bans not hurting B.C. government hiring of cannabis workers

Despite concern that a gig in Canada’s legal cannabis industry could lead to a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., British Columbians are snatching up government pot jobs in time for legalization.

The B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch says it is hitting hiring targets while the B.C. Government Employees Union says its members haven’t reported a reluctance to fill cannabis job openings, despite news reports earlier this month indicating that U.S. border agents may refuse entry to any Canadian who identifies links to the legal industry.

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.

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