cannabis

A 57,000 square foot medical marijuana research and production facility is being proposed for a lot on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
A 57,000 square foot medical marijuana research and production facility is being proposed for a lot on Beaver Creek Road. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Victoria Police Department assisted the Solicitor General’s Community Safety Unit in shutting down Trees Island Grown’s Alpha Street location Wednesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

What happens to cannabis products seized by the provincial government?

Last week the province took possession of products from seven illegal Vancouver Island dispensaries

The Victoria Police Department assisted the Solicitor General’s Community Safety Unit in shutting down Trees Island Grown’s Alpha Street location Wednesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)

Island veterinarians see spike in animals consuming cannabis since legalization

Doctors at the Downtown Veterinary Clinic warn owners to watch their pets when near dispensaries

More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) closed its doors at 853 Cormorant St. after 20 years in operation (Google Maps)

Victoria cannabis compassion club closes its doors after 20 years in operation

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society served 3,000 members

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) closed its doors at 853 Cormorant St. after 20 years in operation (Google Maps)
More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged B.C. pot export ring

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and combined with the Leaf dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria City staff advise against cannabis consumption pilot

Currently operating cannabis lounges hit impasse as municipal and provinicial politics block moves

Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and combined with the Leaf dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Willie’s Bakery and Cafe has been listed as permanently closed on social media pages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Site of B.C.’s former oldest bakery will host a cannabis-friendly restaurant

Trees Restauraunt will take over the former site of Willie’s Bakery in Victoria

Willie’s Bakery and Cafe has been listed as permanently closed on social media pages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)

Cannabis companies want to bring a new mood to the workplace

But questions surrounding need, impairment hard to answer

Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)
Barinder Rasode is heading up a new B.C. cannabis venture. (contributed)

B.C.’s licensed medical cannabis craft producers launching co-op

Big marijuana growers struggle to meet demand for legal marijuana

Barinder Rasode is heading up a new B.C. cannabis venture. (contributed)
(Pixabay)
(Pixabay)
The City of Victoria has denied a rezoning application for the Terp City Canna Lounge, which has been operating illegally as a cannabis consumption site (Facebook/ Terp City Canna Lounge Victoria)

City of Victoria denies cannabis lounge business licence

Terp City Canna Lounge has been illegally operating for several years

The City of Victoria has denied a rezoning application for the Terp City Canna Lounge, which has been operating illegally as a cannabis consumption site (Facebook/ Terp City Canna Lounge Victoria)
A pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in late September. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pot industry employs more than 10,000 people across Canada

Employment in pot related jobs rose 266 per cent to an estimated figure of 10,400 in November 2018

A pedestrian walks past a sign advertising jobs with BC Cannabis Operations in late September. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts

Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts

Ontario government said that it will only issue 25 retail licences by April

Allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market: experts
One of the more than 20,000 purchases of cannabis in the week since legalization on Oct. 17. (Black Press Media)

B.C. privacy watchdog issues guidelines for legal cannabis sales

Be careful how much personal information you provide, watchdog says

One of the more than 20,000 purchases of cannabis in the week since legalization on Oct. 17. (Black Press Media)
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)

Delivery of cannabis could be impacted by postal strike

BC Liquor Distribution Branch look at alternative third-party delivery services

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is monitoring the negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW as the rotating strikes could affect delivery of cannabis ordered online. (File photo)
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)
Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama
University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)

Study: teenage pot use leads to wide variety of outcomes

UVic psychology researcher studied cannabis use among youth for more than a decade

University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)
Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)

Smooth start to legal cannabis in B.C., Mike Farnworth says

Online and government store makes 4,000 sales by noon

Security and frosted windows greet customers at B.C.’s first government cannabis store in Kamloops. (B.C. government photo)