Hamilton’s legal pot stores frustrated with supply issues in the first month of business

Roughly a month into selling cannabis in their storefronts, both of Hamilton’s retail outlets say they’re feeling the pressures of balancing supply and demand. On Friday, Steven Fry, the owner of Canna Cabana on Barton Street, told Global News he’ll be closing his store on Sundays until the province changes their model on supplying him with pot. Fry says the […]

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Retailers struggle to keep popular cannabis extract CBD on shelves in Canada

Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there’s one product they’re especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits. Related Cannabis can help with better sex, but low doses are key Nearly 1 in 5 Canadians have tried cannabis in the last 3 months: Statistics […]

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Ontario cannabis stores who failed to open by deadline facing more penalties

TORONTO – More cannabis retailers in Ontario who failed to open their stores by a government-set deadline are facing further financial penalties. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says it has penalized nine more outlets for not serving customers by April 30. The government chose 25 retailers through a lottery to open the province’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores on […]

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‘We’re not going to continue to lose money’: Higgs sounds off as Cannabis NB posts $11.7M loss

New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs says that he’s not happy that Cannabis NB has found a way to lose money selling weed. “We need to look around and get under the hood of the stores,” said Higgs in an interview on Tuesday, adding that his government is looking at what has caused the Crown-owned cannabis retailer to post a financial […]

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New Brunswick’s cannabis retailer reports $11.7M loss in first year

New Brunswick’s Crown-owned cannabis retailer is recording a big financial loss in its first year in operation. Unaudited year-end results released Tuesday show Cannabis NB lost $11.7 million. The agency says sales of legal cannabis for the fourth quarter were $9.7 million, resulting in a year-end total of $18.6 million. General manager Lara Wood says the government knew there would […]

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Ontario cannabis distributor cancels tender for same-day pot deliveries

TORONTO – Ontario’s government-run cannabis distributor has cancelled its tender for couriers to make same-day pot deliveries. The provincial corporation tasked with the online sale and distribution of recreational cannabis posted a cancellation notice on Friday via the Ontario government’s tender portal. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which conducts e-commerce as the Ontario Cannabis Store, did not cite a specific […]

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Statistics Canada survey finds legal marijuana more expensive than black market pot

Statistics Canada’s 2019 first-quarter crowd-sourced cannabis prices survey found legally purchased pot is expensive. Nationally, the average is 56.8 per cent higher than buying pot illegally. Jenna Brant is a medical marijuana user. She was surprised at the prices at the two new cannabis stores that opened in Kingston this month. “I only pay $7, $8 a gram. So to […]

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