Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but then he faced the reality of being laid off. The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs in 2016, crippling the economy of the small town in British Columbia’s southern Interior and prompting politicians to promise to restore the ailing...
Producers developing new products ahead of next October. Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, producers are looking forward to what they’re calling the “second wave” of legalization — edibles, drinks and vaping products expected to become legal starting next year. Bruce Linton, the founder and co-CEO of Canopy Growth, said new products developed by Tweed — the cannabis brand...
Pot producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported a surge in revenues between July and September, and “strong” recreational pot sales since Canada legalized marijuana for adult use last month. The Edmonton-based company posted revenue in what was the first quarter of the company’s 2019 financial year of $29.7 million, more than triple the $8.2 million during the same period ended Sept....
CANNABIS CULTURE – On a day reserved to remember those who fought and died for freedom, Cannabis Culture founder Marc Emery took to the streets of Montreal in protest of Quebec’s Cannabis Regulation Act.  “I’m trying to get charged. Please call the authorities. There’s a menace on the loose promoting freedom of expression,” Marc joked. The police made a brief appearance and asked...
It’s been called “the town that banned everything.” It’s been compared to the town in the movie Footloose. But, despite the best efforts of several politicians, it will be getting a cannabis store. Unless you’re from Southeastern Alberta, the only reasons you might have heard of Taber would have been a deadly 1999 school shooting, its controversial 2015 bylaw that...
Our culture is full of unwritten rules, many of which are extremely important. Don’t go through the express lane at the grocery store with more than 12 items. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. And always, always, always replace the toilet paper when the roll is empty. Cannabis culture is full of unwritten rules too. These maxims are collectively...
Coca-Cola, Molson Coors, New Belgium just some of the companies with their eyes on infused drinks. When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in an industry, people take notice. That was the case in mid September when Coke — the world’s largest beverage company with a market cap north of $211 billion — said it was keeping an...