Cannabis News Updates in Canada

Ottawa on track to spend $200M per year on cannabis for veterans

The Canadian PressAugust 7, 2022

Ottawa is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing the federal government shelled out…

Canopy Growth sees $2B net loss as Ontario cannabis company takes large writedown

The Canadian PressAugust 6, 2022

Canopy Growth Corp. executives argued the company is advancing toward profitability, even as it booked a $1.72 billion non-cash writedown…

Statistics Canada fires up concerns over youth vaping

The Canadian PressAugust 5, 2022

By Morgan Sharp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Canada’s National Observer Young people in Canada are more likely to have never…

B.C. government survey shows increase in cannabis use, legal purchases

Sarah O’LearyAugust 5, 2022

The purchase of cannabis from unlicensed sellers in B.C. is declining, though usage among residents is on the upswing. Nearly…

Russian judge sentences WNBA’s Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Associated PressAugust 4, 2022

A judge in Russia has convicted and sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug…

Inconsistent regulation hampering cannabis industry growth: report

The Canadian PressJuly 31, 2022

By John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice Inconsistent and contradictory agricultural regulations towards cannabis have hampered efforts to…

New Hexo CEO opens up about push to overhaul cannabis business after turmoil

The Canadian PressJuly 29, 2022

Three months after stepping into Hexo Corp.’s top job, CEO Charlie Bowman has already deepened his predecessor’s cuts and begun…

Magical medicine: B.C. cannabis farmers are ready to safely produce psilocybin

Jenna LeggeJuly 28, 2022

Medical cannabis farmers across the British Columbia are ready to safely produce magic mushrooms under a federally regulated system, according…

Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Selkirk College explore cannabis tourism opportunities

Carolyn GrantJuly 23, 2022

As a regional destination marketing organization, Kootenay Rockies Tourism is always seeking ways to increase economic growth for the region’s…

U.S. Senate Democrats to introduce pot decriminalization bill against odds

mcclatchyJuly 22, 2022

Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would federally decriminalize, regulate and impose taxes on cannabis products. Majority Leader Chuck…

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