COVID-19 Pandemic a ‘Boon’ for Legal Cannabis in Canada as Marijuana Industry Turns Two

Canada’s legal marijuana industry is celebrating a jump in sales, more brick-and-mortar stores and competitive pricing as it celebrates two years in business. Since Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, 2018, legal sellers and producers have struggled to compete with the black market, but there have been recent gains in the licensed industry. The...

Windsor Cannabis Store Raising Money For Homeless During Grand Opening

Windsor’s fourth legal cannabis store is holding its grand opening with a fundraiser for the city’s less fortunate. Boondom, in Pillette Village, officially opens its doors to the public on Friday. “I think you’re going to see a real welcoming vibe that’s missing in the Windsor community in this particular type of retail environment,” says...

After Long Wait, Mainers Revel In First Day Of Recreational Pot Sales

Long lines formed outside some of the 6 stores that opened Friday, and the limited supply and high prices didn’t dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate the freedom to buy marijuana legally. After a four-year wait, Mainers can finally buy legal marijuana for the sole purpose of getting high. That is...

Retailers Call It Unfair For BC Liberals To Exclude Cannabis From PST Tax-Cut Promise

BC Liberal Party plans to take the 10% PST off booze, while leaving the 7% PST on cannabis. What happened: Legal cannabis retailers in B.C. are calling the BC Liberals’ more than $10-billion promise to eliminate the provincial sales tax (PST) for one year, and then have a reduced tax for another year, unfair...

First Recreational Cannabis Business Opens in Naperville

Recreational cannabis officially became for sale Thursday in Naperville with the grand opening of the city’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary. The former 3C Compassionate Care Center, located at 1700 Quincy Ave., has been rebranded as Rise Naperville by Green Thumb Industries Inc. The facility has been selling medicinal marijuana since 2016. “We believe that the...

Lil Wayne’s Cannabis Line Now Available In Michigan: What To Know

Some Michigan dispensaries will be receiving a supply of rapper Lil Wayne’s new cannabis line, which launched in stores Friday. The cannabis line, called GKUA Ultra Premium, will offer various products and strains at select Michigan dispensaries. GKUA Inc. had a successful launch in California in December, bringing to market some of the highest natural...

Manitoba Cannabis Sales Reaching New Highs

While many sectors in the province have experienced heavy financial strain due to COVID-19, Manitoba’s cannabis industry appears to be flying as high as ever. Indeed, cannabis sales in the province are projected to reach close to $100 million in 2020, according to Calgary-based industry analyst Cannabis Benchmarks. “For the calendar year of 2020, we’re...

Meet The Canadian Jeweler Making Luxury Cannabis Accessories Out Of Gold, Silver And Precious Stones

What do electronic music, precious metals and cannabis have in common? All three are passions of Toronto-based goldsmith Alex Dordevic, the CEO of Tribe and a man who wants to change the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ in the cannabis accessories space. Established in 1993, Tribe began as a magazine documenting Toronto’s budding underground...

Shoppers Drug Mart To Begin Selling Medicinal Cannabis

People searching for medicinal cannabis will likely be able to find what they need on a well-known Canadian drug store’s website. Shoppers Drug Mart will partner with Alberta-based Atlas Biotechnologies to provide smoke free, fast-acting products for patients across Canada. Sheldon Croome, president and CEO of Atlas, says the products are tailored towards the over...

B.C. Unveils New Cannabis Sales Programs To Help Small, Indigenous Growers

The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals. A farm-gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver...
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