Ontario Cannabis Store deletes Black Friday tweet ‘in consultation’ with federal regulator

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Can you spot the difference in these two tweets? The Ontario Cannabis Store backtracked on a Black Friday promotion this week after “consulting” with Health Canada, highlighting the limitations facing adult-use marijuana retailers – even ones owned by the government – in getting their message out. In a Tweet earlier this week, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) said “something big” … Read More

Tecumseh Native Miss Universe Canada to Champion Pot at World Competition

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Beauty pageants and pot promotion will share the same glamorous spotlight this December when Tecumseh native Alyssa Boston represents the country as Miss Universe Canada with a pro cannabis twist. The 24-year-old beauty queen told the Star she plans to make the case for global marijuana legalization during the Miss Universe competition Dec. 8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her approach to … Read More

British Columbia chamber lobbies province over craft cannabis cultivation

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The Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia wants the province to adopt policies encouraging craft cannabis businesses to join the regulated market, including allowing marijuana businesses to keep their doors open during the transition into the legal fold. The proposals were among a number of policies the chamber asked Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth to consider during a recent lobbying … Read More

Legal Cannabis Sales Decline All Across Canada in September, With New Brunswick’s Dropping 40%

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Approximately $123 million in legal adult-use pot was sold across the country, down 2.4 per cent from $126 million in sales in August. Legal recreational cannabis sales declined across the country in September, with New Brunswick charting one of the largest month-over-month drops, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada released Friday morning. Approximately $123 million in legal adult-use … Read More

Canada’s Largest Cannabis Store Rolls Into West Edmonton Mall

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One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies is opening the country’s largest cannabis store at West Edmonton Mall. Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis is a well-known producer in the cannabis industry but has never opened its own storefront, opting instead to partner with other companies at the retail level. That all changes Wednesday at 10 a.m. when it opens an 11,000-square-foot storefront at … Read More