cannabis

High Status Cannabis, one of two 100 per cent owned and operated cannabis dispensaries on Splatsin land near Enderby, is shutting its doors due to what its owner calls an oversaturation of dispensaries on band land, and lack of leadership from Splatsin council. (Facebook photo)

Splatsin cannabis dispensary closing doors near Enderby

Owner of High Status unhappy with over-saturation of market on band land, lack of leadership from band council

 

Cannabis for sale in the retail market. The City of Vernon plans to reduce its application and licensing fees. (Black Press files)

Vernon trims retail cannabis application, licensing fees

Council votes to cut application fee by 50 per cent, bring licensing fee in line based on store size

 

Cannabis is shown in a display jar at a licensed Toronto retail store on Monday, April 1, 2019. More than three years after the legalization of cannabis, municipal bans on pot retailers have left many communities across Canada without a brick and mortar source, while other areas are overcrowded with cannabis stores. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Pot holes: Uneven distribution of cannabis stores a challenge for industry

Surrey, Richmond among B.C. municipalities that do not allow cannabis shops

 

Growing cannabis hydroponically at Habitat Craft Cannabis in Turtle Valley means there is no soil for the plant roots. (Contributed)
Growing cannabis hydroponically at Habitat Craft Cannabis in Turtle Valley means there is no soil for the plant roots. (Contributed)
Vernon’s BlueSky Organics was named the winner of the Best Growing Media at the Grow-up National Cannabis Awards Nov. 30, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon soil producer takes home national cannabis award

BlueSky Organics took home the Best Growing Media title at the Grow-up National Cannabis Awards

Vernon’s BlueSky Organics was named the winner of the Best Growing Media at the Grow-up National Cannabis Awards Nov. 30, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A survey published Nov. 9, 2021 by the Okanagan Cannabis Collective and the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers found that 60 per cent of legal B.C. retailers feel their business is no longer viable due to the number of illegal and public stores in operation. (File photo)

Okanagan cannabis retailers feel ‘squeezed out’ by illicit operators, public stores: survey

Survey by Okanagan Cannabis Collective found 60 per cent of licenced B.C. retailers feel their business is unviable

A survey published Nov. 9, 2021 by the Okanagan Cannabis Collective and the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers found that 60 per cent of legal B.C. retailers feel their business is no longer viable due to the number of illegal and public stores in operation. (File photo)
Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Organigram’s new CEO opens up about company’s future, U.S. pot legalization

CEO believes that U.S. legalization is still years away

Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)

Extradition ordered in alleged Okanagan-Shuswap cannabis smuggling via hollow logs

Three men to be extradited to U.S. in connection with trafficking charges involving B.C., California

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)
Avant Brands

Cannabis company growing with Vernon plant

Avant Brands latest venture involves 60,000-square foot cultivation facility

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A B.C. Cannabis Store. (File photo)

Kelowna’s first province-run pot shop to open this week

The new BC Cannabis Store will be the province’s 30th

A B.C. Cannabis Store. (File photo)
True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)

Lumby cannabis company looks to expand products

True Leaf submits licence amendment application with Health Canada

True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)
City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents, city frustrated with Health Canada on cannabis odour concerns

City staff say there is no consultation around licensing of home grow operations

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

5 young children sent to Victoria hospital after accidentally eating cannabis gummies

Victoria police remind those who use cannabis edibles to store them well away from children

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The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Health Canada pulls pre-rolled joints contaminated with yeast, mould and bacteria

Health Canada says about 11,304 were sold in in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
CANNABIS

Two Okanagan cannabis facilities reportedly raided

Community Safety Unit confirmed it was in the Okanagan this week

CANNABIS
Vernon's Spiritleaf, at 2400 53 Ave., is preparing for a busy 4-20 on April 20, 2020, owner Sarah Ballantyne said. (Spiritleaf)

Vernon cannabis retailer says delivery service a long time coming

Added convenience expected to persuade buyers to ‘go legal’ says public health minister

Vernon's Spiritleaf, at 2400 53 Ave., is preparing for a busy 4-20 on April 20, 2020, owner Sarah Ballantyne said. (Spiritleaf)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Attorney General David Eby attend opening of the first government-run B.C. Cannabis Store, Kamloops, Oct. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)

B.C. government to allow home cannabis delivery starting July 15

Added convenience expected to persuade buyers to ‘go legal’

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Attorney General David Eby attend opening of the first government-run B.C. Cannabis Store, Kamloops, Oct. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
Spiritleaf, Penticton’s first cannabis retailer opened in 2019. (Western News File)

Penticton expands cannabis store hours to match liquor stores

Cannabis stores are now allowed to operate until 11 p.m. in Penticton

Spiritleaf, Penticton’s first cannabis retailer opened in 2019. (Western News File)
An employee holds a lower THC strand of marijuana at their store in Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Guns, $60K worth of pot products seized in commercial bust: Vancouver police

‘Knowing these illegal weapons are in shops around the city poses a risk to the public,’ says Const. Tania Visintin

An employee holds a lower THC strand of marijuana at their store in Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.