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Cannabis industry still seeks better banking options

No matter how well a cannabis farmer or retailer goes by the book and follows every regulation, not everyone wants their legally-earned money. “When you first start out and you have these big wads of $20 bills, it feels a bit illegal,” said Kevin Oliver, co-owner of Washington’s Finest Cannabis. …

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5 Contentious Items in BC’s New Cannabis Legislation

5 Contentious Items in BC’s New Cannabis Legislation

Canada’s federal government has left a lot of the decision-making on a wide facet of cannabis-legalization issues up to provinces, including rules around distribution, private cultivation, and transport. It’s made for a varied approach across the country. As provincial governments drafted and announced details of their respective legalization plans, British …

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Police seize 40 pounds of Cannabis at Deep Water Harbour

Police seize 40 pounds of Cannabis at Deep Water Harbour

New Story Photo courtesy stratcom Forty pounds of cannabis, which carries an estimated wholesale value of $160,000, were seized by police at Deep Water Harbour on Friday. Police K-9 and Narcotics officers were conducting a routine check inside the warehouse, when one of the sniffer dogs detected drugs hidden inside …

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British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines

British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines

The BC government today introduced new legislation related to the pending legalization of recreational cannabis, which is expected this year. The legislation includes two new acts that govern the sale and use of recreational cannabis —the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act. At a news conference …

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B.C. introduces several cannabis bills to clarify future regulations

B.C. introduces several cannabis bills to clarify future regulations

On Thursday, the B.C. government introduced several pieces of legislation to regulate cannabis once the federal government makes that substance legal for adult recreational use later this year. The three bills are: The Cannabis Distribution Act, which will establish the province’s exclusive jurisdiction over wholesale distribution of cannabis, and provide …

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