Cannabis News Updates in Canada

Cannabis users toking up more amid pandemic, survey suggests

The Canadian PressJanuary 13, 2021

New data suggests half of cannabis users have increased their habit amid the pandemic. It’s prompting experts at the Centre…

Kelowna home to North America’s 1st cannabis cultivation research centre

Twila AmatoJanuary 11, 2021

North America’s first research and development facility focused on cannabis cultivation techniques and systems is now up and running in…

Lack of retail cannabis fueling the illegal market in B.C.’s major cities: store owners

Neil CorbettJanuary 6, 2021

A lack of retail cannabis outlets in many Lower Mainland cities, including Pitt Meadows, is allowing the black market to…

2nd B.C. First Nation signs deal with province to grow and sell cannabis

Robert BarronJanuary 5, 2021

Cowichan Tribes will now be able to produce cannabis as well as sell it under a one-year agreement with the…

Aurora hit by ‘cybersecurity incident’ on Christmas, doesn’t say what data affected

The Canadian PressJanuary 4, 2021

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it experienced a “cybersecurity incident” over the holidays. The Edmonton-based cannabis producer says the incident took…

Jerky recalled in Yukon after people end in hospital due to possible THC contamination

Canadian Evergreen StaffDecember 31, 2020

By Charlie Carey Yukon meat-eaters are being warned of unintended psychoactive jerky on grocery store shelves as part of a…

Climate change will play a big role in the future of Canada’s bud production

Canadian Evergreen StaffDecember 30, 2020

By Sheldon Smith Climate change is here. Earth’s temperature is rising annually. Cannabis has long been considered an eco-friendly plant,…

Unions see opportunity as new generation of organizers emerge amid pandemic

The Canadian PressDecember 30, 2020

While “unprecedented” has been the go-to term to describe the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wave of labour…

Fewer Canadians are driving while high on cannabis, Health Canada survey suggests

Canadian Evergreen StaffDecember 24, 2020

By Charlie Carey As more Canadians puff, puff, pass legal cannabis, new national data suggests that less are breaking the…

Illegal cannabis-infused potato chips part of RCMP seizure, prompting warning

Ashley WadhwaniDecember 23, 2020

There’s no doubt that a look through the evidence room at Surrey RCMP headquarters would turn up some questionable items,…

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