British Columbia

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Thu
08
Mar

Cannabis and cuisine come together in these three Vancouver neighbourhoods

Mixing Vancouver’s world-class cannabis with its topnotch cuisine is, undoubtedly, a no-brainer—and in Vancouver, choices abound in both realms.

Although the word munchies might elicit images of bags of potato chips or greasy French fries, we like to think cannabis consumers in this city prefer to satisfy their post-toke pseudohunger with food options that are a little more elevated than tired stoner stereotypes might have you believe.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of dispensaries conveniently located in a few areas of the city overflowing with alternatives to junk food—from plant-based options in Kitsilano to tasty tapas hot spots on Main Street, we’re sure there’s something to appeal to the tastes of cannabis users throughout the city.

Wed
07
Mar

Aurora wins support for biggest marijuana takeover yet

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has won the necessary support for its takeover of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in what will be the largest marijuana takeover deal yet, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wed
07
Mar

Emerald Farms BC cannabis JV receives Health Canada license for 1.1 million square foot facility

Village Farms International, Inc. (Village Farms) (TSX:VFF) (OTCQX:VFFIF) and Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (Emerald) (TSXV: EHT; OTCQX: EMHTF) today announced that Health Canada has issued a Cultivation Licence for their co-owned Delta 3 greenhouse operation (the "Joint Venture") under Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"). This optimally-designed 1.1 million ft2 cannabis growing facility is located in one of the best growing climates in Canada in Delta, BC, and is conservatively projected to produce 75,000 kg of quality cannabis annually at full production.

Tue
06
Mar

Canada: Delta recreational marijuana production on grand scale

Health Canada has given the go-ahead for another large-scale Delta greenhouse to grow pot.

Emerald Health Therapeutics, a B.C.-based licensed producer of medical cannabis, today announced it has been granted approval to grow medical marijuana at the Village Farms International greenhouse in East Ladner. The joint venture is planning to grow recreational cannabis when it’s legalized this summer.

A news release states the license permits Emerald Health to capitalize on its optimally designed 1.1- million-square-foot cannabis growing facility, called the Delta 3 greenhouse, which in its entirety is expected to “conservatively” produce more than 75,000 kilograms of marijuana annually.

Thu
01
Mar

Big Tobacco invests in Canadian marijuana, leaving B.C.'s craft-cannabis producers uneasy

A midsize U.S. company has bought majority stakes in two Canadian businesses to prepare for the medicinal-marijuana trade, marking the entry of the tobacco industry into legal pot here.

Earlier this month, an unremarkable sentence appeared in a quarterly report published by Alliance One International, a tobacco company headquartered in North Carolina.

“In January, we successfully acquired majority stakes in two new joint ventures,” it reads.

Thu
01
Mar

Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. and Sundial sign agreement for $7 million in debt financing

Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. (TSX-V:CBW) ("Cannabis Wheaton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby the Company has provided Sundial Growers Inc. ("Sundial"), an Alberta-based Licensed Producer, with $7,000,000 in non-dilutive debt financing by way of an instrument evidencing a debt obligation repayable by either the payment of a buy back amount or the delivery of cannabis product (the "Note").

The proceeds of the Note will be used by Sundial to add to its current funding for the construction of a new 545,000 square foot state of the art cultivation facility to be located in the Town of Olds, Alberta.

Tue
27
Feb

Canada: EnWave expands agreement with Tilray providing for cannabis drying in Portugal

EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW) (FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the "Company") reports today that it has expanded its exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty bearing commercial license with Tilray (the “License”) to include an exclusive option for the use of EnWave’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REVTM”) technology for the processing of medical cannabis products in Portugal (the “Option”).

In order to exercise the Option, Tilray must submit a purchase order for large-scale REVTMmachinery in the first half of calendar year 2018, and pay the deposit required thereunder, to be installed in Portugal for commercial processing of cannabis products. All other terms of the Option are confidential.

Mon
26
Feb

BC budget reveals outlook for cannabis revenue

The B.C. government expects to rake in $200 million in revenue from cannabis sales taxes by March 2021, it revealed as part of its February 20 budget.

That revenue would start to flow once the federal government legalizes adult use of cannabis – something that is expected later this year.

Provincial revenue expectations are much higher than past federal projections and include $50 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year, which starts April 1.

The B.C. government expects that in each of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years it will generate $75 million from cannabis tax revenue.

Tue
20
Feb

Canadian cannabis business flies 100,000 plants to Vancouver amid real estate shortage

As big players search for ample enough space to run their businesses, analysts predict that the beginning of legal weed sales in Canada “will be even bigger than the end of prohibition of alcohol."

As the start date for legal recreational weed in Canada looms near, cannabis startups are scrambling to acquire ample real estate to grow enough weed to satisfy the impending demand.

Wed
14
Feb

Medical cannabis rules still hazy for Canadian convicts, judgment shows

B.C. judge says offenders need more direction on 'what they must do and how to go about it'.

Seventeen years after Canada legalized medical marijuana, the corrections system is still grappling with how to handle convicts who say they need pot for health reasons, a recent B.C. court judgment reveals.

The case of Kevin Scott Miller, a repeat sex offender with a history of breaching the conditions of his release from prison, lays out some of the confusion over regulations for inmates and parolees who use medical cannabis.

It also shows how the issue is complicated by the recent proliferation of legitimate-looking but illegal dispensaries across the Lower Mainland.

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