Nova Scotia

Tue
19
Mar

Nova Scotia hospital sees increase in cannabis-related calls

Following an influx of calls to its poison center, the IWK Health Centre in Nova Scotia is warning parents about the dangers of edible marijuana. The center said it received three times as many cannabis-related calls in 2018 than in 2015.

The Centre said that other poison centers across Canada have received more calls than usual since the country legalized cannabis in October. Most of the issues have been a result of exposure to concentrated forms of cannabis and other infused edibles. Many of the calls have been in relation to children aged 12 and under.

Wed
06
Mar

Local cannabis entrepreneur fights weed stigma

A Halifax business is attempting to disprove myths and solve unforeseen obstacles as it trailblazes through the uncharted territory of the cannabis accessory market.

Doobtool Inc. is a Halifax-based company that creates and sells a cannabis case and multi-tool, designed to make smoking and carrying marijuana easier for an active user.

“The idea started as a necessity,” said Brett Evans, founder of Doobtool. “I still am a cannabis consumer with an active lifestyle.

Evans, a long-time cannabis activist, said part of his mission with the Doobtool is to disprove the stereotype of cannabis consumers being lazy.

Wed
20
Feb

NSLC sells $17M in cannabis, but it's not enough to turn a profit on pot

Cannabis managed to bring in $17.4 million in sales for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation in the first few months of legalization, but that wasn't enough to make the bud profitable for the provincial Crown corporation. 

"We're not making money on cannabis at this point because of the implementation costs," NSLC spokesperson Beverly Ware said Tuesday. 

Those costs include renovating stores, purchasing products, along with the hiring and training of new employees. 

Fri
15
Feb

Nova Scotia plans to add more cannabis retail stores

The Province of Nova Scotia has reported seeing slower than expected online cannabis sales and as such plans to add more retail stores.

Finance Minister Karen Casey said that the province has asked the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation to add to their current 12 locations and in doing so, it would address some of the geographical that areas that aren’t currently being serviced with a retail store.

“We believed that online would address some of those areas of the province where there was a gap,” said Casey. “We’ve recognized that to date it has not materialized, so we have to look at how can we get out to other areas if online is not going to bring the consumer in.”

Tue
27
Nov

Canada: Halifax homicide victim owned chain of cannabis dispensaries

The victim of Halifax’s latest homicide was the owner of a chain of medical cannabis dispensaries in the municipality, one of which was the scene of a suspicious fire this summer.

Ryan Michael Nehiley, 25, was pronounced dead in hospital Friday night. Police said he was shot in his home on Clovis Ave. in Spryfield.

On Saturday morning, police tape surrounded 25 Clovis Ave., a three-storey house on a residential street. Dozens of evidence markers were scattered around the property.

Mon
26
Nov

Cannabis legalization having different effects on policing across Atlantic Canada

If you’re wondering how police forces in this part of the country have been affected since the legalization of marijuana, it depends on where you live.

Three major cities in Atlantic Canada have seen different trends since Oct. 17.

“Now, there’s more ease to laying a charge, as opposed to a Criminal Code offence. … The issue is dealt with there on the scene, as opposed to going to court.”

RCMP N.L. Cpl. Jolene Garland

With little change reported by Halifax police and a slight decrease in violations seen in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador have seen a few more infractions as people are becoming familiar with the new regulations.

Mon
29
Oct

Canadians are reporting that dispensaries are incorrectly weighing marijuana

Complaints about underweight weed purchases are on the rise in some Canadian provinces. Are producers to blame?

What makes a good weed dealer? You might say the quality of the product, or consistent availability. Maybe the variety, price breaks, delivery, or a free session or sample makes them great.

Wed
03
Oct

Canada: Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts panel on legalization of marijuana

The Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion Tuesday to help local businesses blow back the cloud of confusion hanging around the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Tue
28
Aug

Canada: Aphria selected by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation to supply Nova Scotia's adult-use cannabis market

Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced that it has entered into a supply agreement (the "Agreement") with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation("NSLC") to provide a range of high-quality branded cannabis and cannabis derivative products for sale in Nova Scotia'sadult-use market starting on October 17, 2018.

Fri
03
Aug

This Canadian company is working to ensure a safe workplace post-legalization

As Canada moves towards October and its official date for legalization across the country, many are speculating about the effect this will have on the daily life of Canadians. One question that isn’t asked often enough, however, is what is the future of occupational safety post-legalization? Early this year, one Nova Scotia company began to take this question very seriously.

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