cannabis

Vernon’s Spiritleaf, at 2400 53 Ave., is preparing for a busy 4-20 on April 20, 2020, owner Sarah Ballantyne said, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Spiritleaf)

Vernon cannabis retailer plans ahead for busy 4-20 despite COVID-19

Spiritleaf says Weed Day can still be celebrated by Okanagan cannabis users, it may just look different

Vernon’s Spiritleaf, at 2400 53 Ave., is preparing for a busy 4-20 on April 20, 2020, owner Sarah Ballantyne said, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Spiritleaf)
A heavy police presence was seen near the Mabel Lake Golf Course in Enderby on Tuesday, April 7 as RCMP searched for robbery suspects. (Contributed)

West Kelowna man charged in relation to cannabis grow robbery in Sicamous

Two suspects remain at large; police believe they left the robbery scene in a white hatchback

A heavy police presence was seen near the Mabel Lake Golf Course in Enderby on Tuesday, April 7 as RCMP searched for robbery suspects. (Contributed)
Chairs are turned upside down on the bar at a closed restaurant, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. COVID-devastated bars and lounges as well as the country’s hard-hit cannabis sector will have access to $40 billion in new credit being made available via the government’s business bank, its CEO said on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

Applicants must go through their own banks to access the program

Chairs are turned upside down on the bar at a closed restaurant, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. COVID-devastated bars and lounges as well as the country’s hard-hit cannabis sector will have access to $40 billion in new credit being made available via the government’s business bank, its CEO said on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Local cannabis stores are reporting an uptick in sales amid growing COVID-19 concerns. (Thought Catalog - Unsplash)

Vernon pot stores see sales rise amid COVID-19

Spiritleaf says province should loosen regulations to allow for delivery amid pandemic

Local cannabis stores are reporting an uptick in sales amid growing COVID-19 concerns. (Thought Catalog - Unsplash)
Another policy-breaking pot shop proposed in Kelowna

Another policy-breaking pot shop proposed in Kelowna

Since its implementation, the 500-metre policy has proven divisive within council

Another policy-breaking pot shop proposed in Kelowna
A photo of the $200 cannabis prize basket that eight-year-old Michael Redl won on March 1, 2020 while participating in a Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association youth hockey tournament and fundraising raffle. (Keith Redl photo)

B.C. minor hockey association apologizes after boy, 8, wins $200 cannabis prize

Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association issued the apology as part of a larger statement on March 3

A photo of the $200 cannabis prize basket that eight-year-old Michael Redl won on March 1, 2020 while participating in a Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association youth hockey tournament and fundraising raffle. (Keith Redl photo)
From post office to pot shop: Armstrong’s first cannabis store opens doors

From post office to pot shop: Armstrong’s first cannabis store opens doors

The Higher Path Cannabis Co. had its first day of business Friday; plans to open Lumby store

From post office to pot shop: Armstrong’s first cannabis store opens doors
A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)

EDITORIAL: Revisiting cannabis regulations

Recent retail license application has brought up concerns about present policy in Summerland

  • Feb 19, 2020
A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)
(File photo)

Guidelines regulate Summerland cannabis stores

The municipality’s policy, 300.6 establishes the 50-metre buffer zone around schools and parks

(File photo)
Large-scale cannabis grow room operated by Hexo Corp. in Quebec, Oct. 11, 2019. Hexo is marketing a licensed dry cannabis product for $4.99 a gram to compete with illegal sales. (The Canadian Press)

Summerland council to examine cannabis odours

Municipal staff will examine measures to control smells from grow operations

Large-scale cannabis grow room operated by Hexo Corp. in Quebec, Oct. 11, 2019. Hexo is marketing a licensed dry cannabis product for $4.99 a gram to compete with illegal sales. (The Canadian Press)
An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)

B.C. budtenders become first private cannabis workers to unionize in Canada

Two of seven Clarity Cannabis storefronts vote to join UFCW 1518 union

An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)
The BC Cannabis shop in Penticton opened its doors earlier this month. (File photo)

Penticton cannabis shop open later than permitted

BC Cannabis store open violated city bylaw during first days of operations

The BC Cannabis shop in Penticton opened its doors earlier this month. (File photo)
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The new course is being launched at the college on Feb. 17 (File photo)

New cannabis course coming to Okanagan College

The new Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales course will launch online on Feb. 17

The new course is being launched at the college on Feb. 17 (File photo)
‘Green’ solution for excessive cannabis packaging a hit with Okanagan consumers

‘Green’ solution for excessive cannabis packaging a hit with Okanagan consumers

Tweed/Terracycle recycling program for cannabis products well-used, well-received by consumers.

‘Green’ solution for excessive cannabis packaging a hit with Okanagan consumers
True Leaf Brands released its second quarter financial report on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon’s True Leaf cannabis sees big uptick in second quarter

Cannabis company saw a 70 per cent increase in its pet division

True Leaf Brands released its second quarter financial report on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Black Press file photo)
FILE - True Leaf Cannabis Inc. submitted its site evidence package to Health Canada for True Leaf Campus, the Company’s cannabis cultivation and production facility in Lumby.

True Leaf closes in on licence for Okanagan cannabis hub

True Leaf Cannabis Inc. says it expects to receive its cultivation licence by fourth quarter of 2019

  • Aug 21, 2019
FILE - True Leaf Cannabis Inc. submitted its site evidence package to Health Canada for True Leaf Campus, the Company’s cannabis cultivation and production facility in Lumby.
The Greenhorn cannabis retail store will open its doors in the middle of next week on 25 Avenue.

Vernon’s second cannabis retail store coming soon

Vernon will have its second cannabis store by the middle of next week

The Greenhorn cannabis retail store will open its doors in the middle of next week on 25 Avenue.
More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged B.C. pot export ring

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery gets mixed reactions after smoking on BC Ferry

BC Ferries does not allow smoking on its boats, terminals

Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)