WHITEHORSE—The Yukon minister in charge of marijuana says the government hopes to displace more of the illegal market by setting the base price for pot at $8 per gram. Read More.
Aurora Cannabis will buy medical marijuana firm MedReleaf for $3.2 billion in stock, cementing the company’s status as the biggest company in the fast-growing cannabis space. Read More.
If you’re high on marijuana, just don’t drive, says an organization that represents police chiefs across Ontario. Read More.
TORONTO — Ontario’s chiefs of police are again sounding alarm bells about the impending legalization of recreational cannabis, saying federal funding for police operations may not go far enough to cover increased costs. Read More.
The head of Quebec’s liquor board says even though there’s still no official date for the legalization of cannabis, the SAQ will be ready to serve Quebecers in stores and online. Read More.
City councillor Melissa De Genova plans to introduce a motion to require dispensaries in Vancouver to carry cannabis grown by federally licensed producers. Read More.
Licensed marijuana producers in Canada are throwing out thousands of kilograms of plant waste each year in what some of them say is a missed opportunity to find other uses for the byproduct. Read More.
The Trudeau government’s representative in the Senate says the chamber will extend its session into the summer if that’s what it takes to pass two new laws to regulate recreational cannabis use. Read More.
The name change of Liquor Stores N.A., which owns the Liquor Depot chain, to Alcanna this week represents the company’s intent to expand into the Canadian cannabis market alongside Aurora Cannabis, the second-largest cannabis grower in Canada. Read More.
There may be little the government can do to prevent American border guards from asking Canadians about past marijuana use, but there might be something travellers can do — try to stay under the radar. Read More.