cannabis

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)

Delivery of cannabis could be impacted by postal strike

BC Liquor Distribution Branch look at alternative third-party delivery services

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)
Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

Smooth start to legal cannabis in B.C., Mike Farnworth says

Online and government store makes 4,000 sales by noon

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)
University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)

Majority of Greater Victoria youth likely to be steady marijuana users: UVic study

UVic psychology researcher studied cannabis use among youth in Greater Victoria for more than a decade

University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)
Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)

Parks Canada says cannabis use is allowed on campgrounds

Smoking and camping will be allowed at national parks across the country

Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)
Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The last day before legalization: what local dispensaries are doing

Some local dispensaries are shutting down, while others are planning big celebrations

Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

WestJet bans some staff from off-duty cannabis use

The marijuana ban will be for staff in certain “safety-sensitive positions” even when they aren’t at work

Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.
Trees opened their fifth location on August 30. Three weeks up, and another three weeks more until cannabis is legalized, the store is about to submit their provincial licensing application and prepare for significant change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria cannabis dispensaries to hold massive sales before legalization

Local shops will need to clear their shelves to make room for government-issued products

Trees opened their fifth location on August 30. Three weeks up, and another three weeks more until cannabis is legalized, the store is about to submit their provincial licensing application and prepare for significant change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)

B.C. Fire chiefs concerned over home-grown cannabis and fire hazards

More legislation is needed around electrical, fire codes

People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)
The Ministry of Public Safety announced a three-year study into cannabis and driving, three months before marijuana is legalized. File photo

In a haze: Impairment measurements unclear for cannabis and driving

Feds launch three-year study with mere months to go before legalization

The Ministry of Public Safety announced a three-year study into cannabis and driving, three months before marijuana is legalized. File photo
Attendees can find out about cannabis oil and many other products at this weekend’s National Cannabis Conference at the Crystal Garden in Victoria. Friday sees a meet and greet and party for VIPs and exhibitors, while Saturday features a trade show and various industry and public education workshops. File photo

Organizers aim to educate investors, operators and the public at inaugural cannabis conference

National event takes over Victoria’s Crystal Garden this Friday evening and Saturday

Attendees can find out about cannabis oil and many other products at this weekend’s National Cannabis Conference at the Crystal Garden in Victoria. Friday sees a meet and greet and party for VIPs and exhibitors, while Saturday features a trade show and various industry and public education workshops. File photo
Victoria will play host to the first National Cannabis Convention on April 20 and 21. File photo

Canada’s first National Cannabis Convention to be held in Victoria

On April 20 & 21 industry leaders will meet to discuss upcoming legalization

Victoria will play host to the first National Cannabis Convention on April 20 and 21. File photo
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Amanda Velasco, left, Cheri Velasco and Lenore LeMay from Euphoria Potions and Edibles take a break from creating cannabis-infused products in their Esquimalt kitchen. They continue to sell the baked goods after their location at The Great Canadian Canna Mall on Quadra Street was closed down, having been denied an application for rezoning.
 Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Market for cannabis edibles remains strong, despite ban

Canna-baking family, shut down in Victoria, say products provide relief for many

Amanda Velasco, left, Cheri Velasco and Lenore LeMay from Euphoria Potions and Edibles take a break from creating cannabis-infused products in their Esquimalt kitchen. They continue to sell the baked goods after their location at The Great Canadian Canna Mall on Quadra Street was closed down, having been denied an application for rezoning.
 Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
Cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally. Photo: VICTORIA NEWS.

Edibles sidelined in proposed amendments to Cannabis Act

Health Canada says edible regulation is still more than a year away

Cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally. Photo: VICTORIA NEWS.
Provincial pot plans may take some of the regulatory pressure off Victoria City Hall.

Province’s new pot strategy expected to help out Victoria

Licensing and enforcement of cannabis shops to move into government realm

Provincial pot plans may take some of the regulatory pressure off Victoria City Hall.

Victoria clamping down on illegal cannabiz

City’s injunction to close downtown dispensary may not be the last

Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)

Victoria’s cannabis shops mapped out

The News offers an interactive look the city’s marijuana dispensaries

Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)
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Can’t do home cannabiz in Victoria

Proposed bylaw increases home business from one to three

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