Legal cannabis store proposed for Dundas

Another application for a legal marijuana retail store in Hamilton has moved into the province’s authorization stage. The prospective operator of Hello Cannabis is looking to set up shop on Cootes Drive in Dundas. A notice posted on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s website says the public comment period will continue until March 27. According to provincial regulations, cannabis stores […]

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Residents in Lumby, B.C., concerned about proposed cannabis facility

They say there’s strength in numbers and that’s why so many people showed up to voice their concerns about a proposed medical marijuana facility just outside the village of Lumby. The company, Green Amber, wants to build a 100,000-square-foot facility right next to Kevin Brown’s house. Brown says the proposed plant would be the equivalent of dropping a big box […]

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Peterborough reacts to plan offering free pardons to convicted pot possessors

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will table a bill in the House of Commons that will provide no-cost, expedited pardons for anyone previously convicted of cannabis possession, as long as they have completed their sentence. Peterborough defence lawyer Jeff Ayotte says he has trouble figuring out why. “To foist this cost onto the taxpayer, I don’t understand,” Ayotte […]

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Atlantic Canadians still buying more pot than rest of Canada, sales figures show

Atlantic Canadians continue to purchase more pot per capita than the rest of the country, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The national statistics agency has recently released province-by-province sales numbers for the first two and a half months of legalization up to December 31, 2018. Prince Edward Island remains on top, with Islanders spending an average of $21.95 […]

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Kelowna moving forward on approving cannabis dispensaries

Kelowna has been without cannabis dispensaries for several months. As the date for legalization approached last fall, the City of Kelowna began shutting down the illegal dispensaries one at a time. But the city is moving forward on the dispensary front, giving preliminary approval to 15 locations — dispersed all over the city, including the downtown core. One potential site […]

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