Coronavirus: Ontario’s Private Pot Shops Upset About Giving Up Delivery and Curbside Pickup

Ontario’s private cannabis stores will have to give up offering delivery and curbside pickup next week — and they’re not happy about it. The stores were allowed to start offering both services in April under a temporary emergency order the Ontario government issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the province is working on extending its...

Edmonton-Area Company Set to Be Canada’s Largest Producer of Cannabis-Infused Gummies

Dynaleo acquired production licence. A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country. Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city. “The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence...

Organigram Lays Off 220 Workers, Will Cultivate Less Cannabis Than Expected

Organigram Holdings Inc. is laying off at least 220 employees — and is warning more bad news could be on the way. The Moncton-based cannabis company said Friday the cuts will impact a quarter of its staff, but make the workforce leaner, more flexible and better prepared to align its production capacity with market...

Several New Cannabis Shops Applying to Open at Locations Across Brampton

Only one cannabis store is currently operating in Brampton, but several more could be coming to town soon. According to the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s (AGCO) website, there are currently seven proposed stores going through the application process including: — Dab Cannabis (227 Vodden St.) — THC Centre Cannabis Inc. (144 Kennedy Rd. South) — 360...

Aurora Cannabis Co-Founder Retires From Board of Directors

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company’s board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company. Michael Singer, Aurora’s executive chairman and interim CEO, says Booth helped set the table for the company to lead in...

First Indigenous Cannabis Licence Holder Can Finally Turn the Lights on at New Dispensary

Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure what to expect on the opening weekend of his new business. The recreational cannabis dispensary is located on Osprey Miikan on Nipissing First Nations, just off Highway 17, west of North Bay. “It is going pretty good. I just hope that the community supports local business,”...

Aurora Cannabis’ $1.94 Billion Mistake Just Got Worse

Investing in the cannabis industry has been quite the adventure over the past couple of years. Through March 2019, buying almost any brand-name pot stock would have yielded a triple-digit or quadruple-digit gain for investors. But over the trailing 15 months, the vast majority of these gains have been wiped away, with most...

Government’s Cannabis Pardons Program is an ‘Abject Failure’: Advocate

Only 238 applications have been approved for cannabis record suspensions. When the Liberals introduced no-fee, expedited pardons for simple cannabis possession, the federal government estimated up to 250,000 people could be eligible. Updated Parole Board of Canada (PBC) numbers show 436 pardon applications have been received as of April 3. Of those applications, 238 have been...

Aurora Cannabis is Laying Off Huge Swath of Workforce and Shutting Five Facilities

25% of administrative, sales and 30% of its production staff going. Aurora Cannabis on Tuesday announced a new round of staff reductions and plans to shut five facilities over the next two quarters, as the COVID-19 pandemic pummels the cash-crunched cannabis industry. For most marijuana companies in Canada, which legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018,...

A New Kind of ‘Pot’ Luck?: B.C. Catering Company Pairs Food With Cannabis

However, province advises anyone pursuing this type of business to consult a lawyer. An Okanagan-based catering company is pairing cannabis with fine local food, similar to how many restaurants and catering companies offer wine pairings. Stratus Cannabis Catering operates in customers’ homes, so as to offer a safe space for guests to consume cannabis, according...
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