Cannabis News Updates in Canada

Canadian producers hoping U.S. eases cannabis prohibitions nervously eyeing calendar

The Canadian PressJune 14, 2021

Canada’s cannabis industry, banking on the chance to expand into the United States, is nervously eyeing the American political calendar…

Guns, $60K worth of pot products seized in commercial bust: Vancouver police

Sarah GrochowskiJune 11, 2021

Two handguns found during a provincial inspection of an unlicenced pot shop in Vancouver have sparked a police investigation. The…

Illegal cannabis often contaminated with pesticides, B.C. study finds

The Canadian PressJune 9, 2021

British Columbia’s public safety minister is warning of potential contamination in illicit cannabis and the dangers of misleading packaging for…

Pot users welcome: Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis

Associated PressJune 4, 2021

Amazon said Tuesday that it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S.…

CBD ‘free trial’ scams a growing concern in Canada. Here’s how to avoid falling victim

Ashley WadhwaniJune 4, 2021

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about CBD offers that are too good to be true amid an…

Dealing cannabis out of trunk leaves B.C. woman in hot water

Ashley WadhwaniJune 1, 2021

Cannabis is legal, but dealing it out of your trunk is not. That’s one of the latest reminders coming from…

Home insurers’ cannabis concerns leave Salmon Arm couple without coverage

Lachlan LabereMay 25, 2021

When the time arrived this year for licensed medical cannabis growers Laura and David Wilkinson to renew their home insurance,…

2 B-Train truck drivers arrested for driving while stoned in Yukon traffic blitz

Ashley WadhwaniMay 20, 2021

Two long-haul truck driver were recently arrested by Yukon police officers after being caught behind the wheel while high. The…

B.C. to fund 1st child-safe cannabis container made out of 100% recycled plastic

Ashley WadhwaniMay 19, 2021

Turning plastics from old car batteries into new ones, developing artificial intelligence to sort plastics for recycling and supporting local…

UBCO researcher examining therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

Aaron HemensMay 14, 2021

A UBC Okanagan student is hoping to change the discussion surrounding the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs. Psychology student Michelle…

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