Monthly Archives: August 2022

First nations stores no longer need SGLA permit

Original article can be found here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/first-nations-owned-cannabis-stores-no-longer-need-slga-permit-province-1.6548859 The provincial government is hoping a rule change can “level the playing field” when it comes to cannabis stores in Saskatchewan.  An order in council signed on July 28 states that First Nations will no longer have to secure a permit from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority […]

AGLC allows stores to remove window coverings

Original article can be found here: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/aglc-alters-cannabis-store-rules-in-bid-to-curb-robberies Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has removed a rule around cannabis product display some retailers say has contributed to a spate of robberies targeting the industry. In a letter from AGLC sent to cannabis retailers Tuesday and obtained by Postmedia, the commission says it has removed its […]

Auxley sells grow site for $4.1 million

Original article can be found here: https://mjbizdaily.com/auxly-sells-nova-scotia-outdoor-cannabis-farm-for-less-than-it-invested/ Canadian marijuana operator Auxly Cannabis Group sold an outdoor cultivation site in Hortonville, Nova Scotia, for proceeds of 4.1 million Canadian dollars ($3.2 million) – significantly less than what it invested in the facility. As of 2021, Auxly had spent roughly CA$11.4 million to build and develop the […]

Ontario cannabis deliveries on hold after cyber attack

Original article can be found here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-cannabis-store-cyberattack-1.6545604 The Ontario Cannabis Store says a cyberattack faced by one of its logistics partners has left the provincial pot distributor unable to process or deliver orders to marijuana shops and customers. The OCS said Monday evening there is no indication that its systems were targeted or its customers’ […]

Record number of medical cannabis using veterans

Original article can be found here: https://globalnews.ca/news/9042870/canada-medical-cannabis-veterans/ Ottawa is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing the federal government shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year — more than double the amount just three years ago. And that is only the beginning as the figures […]

Arkansas Cannabis companies hit with RICO lawsuits

Four Arkansas medical marijuana companies face litigation under federal racketeering laws after a group of medicinal cannabis patients filed a lawsuit against the businesses last month. The legal action, filed in U.S. district court in Little Rock on July 12, alleges that Arkansas’ medical marijuana cultivators colluded with testing labs to artificially inflate THC potency […]

4 years late: Time to review

Original article can be found here: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/nearly-four-years-after-cannabis-legalized-mandatory-review-of-the-law-is-months-overdue With the federal government almost one year late in launching a legally required review of the Cannabis Act, Canada’s legal weed industry says regulatory changes are desperately needed to stay ahead of the country’s still-thriving black market. Enshrined within the Cannabis Act are rules requiring the health minister […]

Australia family treated as criminals trying to save their son.

Original Article can be found here: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/how-nurse-mum-and-police-officer-dad-became-sudden-criminals-in-desperate-bid-to-save-dying-son-c-7635561 Lucy Haslam remembers her son’s first “drags” of a marijuana joint. Dan puffed on the drug, sourced illegally from a friend, as his conflicted parents, Lucy and Lou, looked on. With a chemotherapy port protruding from his shirt, the young man hadn’t wanted to eat for days – […]

There is no reason not to legalise at a federal level

Original article appeared here: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/todaysdebate/2022/07/31/legalize-marijuana-federal-prohibition-more-harm-than-good/10100661002/ A decade ago, Americans were nearly evenly split on whether to legalize marijuana. While half the country favored revising U.S. drug laws to make room for legal pot, the other half said to keep cannabis prohibition in place. Public opinion has since shifted dramatically. Now more than two-thirds of the country […]

States look to regulate Delta 8

Original article can be found here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/07/30/1114246987/states-regulate-delta-8 Michelle Peace will sometimes dip into a convenience store and emerge with a handful of hemp products like delta-8. They come in gummies, tinctures, vape cartridges and joints and they’re designed to get you high. Despite knowing glances from cashiers, Peace isn’t headed to a party. She’s the […]

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