WINNIPEG – The northern Manitoba town known as the polar bear capital of the world may be remote, but it’s dealing with the same issue as many of the province’s municipalities — whether cannabis should be sold in the community once recreational use is legalized in July.
Town council has called a public forum for Tuesday to allow Churchill’s 900 residents living on the shores of Hudson Bay to weigh in.
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is willing to give provinces and territories a bigger share of the revenue from a federal excise tax on cannabis, provided that the extra money is devoted to helping municipalities cope with the impact of legalizing recreational pot.
The feds have proposed giving provincial and territorial governments half of the estimated $1-billion annual excise tax take once weed becomes legal next July.
TORONTO – From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.
What does seem clear, however, is that the illegal market is unlikely to disappear in a puff of smoke come legalization day.
CALGARY – Researchers in Calgary say employees should be aware they could fail workplace drug tests due to second-hand smoke from marijuana.
A new research study from the University of Calgary says THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure even if the person is not actively smoking it.
Online cannabis dispensaries are the latest to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy, with some offering dramatic markdowns or novelty products as the season known for consumer spending gets underway.
Several online cannabis stores are holding Black Friday sales for the first time this year in an effort to stay competitive and draw new customers in what they call an increasingly competitive market.
TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.
A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.