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Top cannabis stories of 2020

Jan 6, 2021 / 11:00 am

This past year was a busy one in the cannabis sector. From all the news, I narrowed it down to the top five stories in the world of weed in 2020. If you’d...

Cannabis lullaby

Dec 23, 2020 / 11:00 am

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, except me and my spouse; The rollies were left near the lighter...

Horgan snubs native group

Dec 9, 2020 / 10:00 am

When it comes to the grey area of unlicensed cannabis stores, the provincial government strategy seems to be to plant their heads in the sand. Last week,...

Tories need high-er thinking

Nov 25, 2020 / 11:00 am

It’s high time for the Conservatives to let go of their outdated views of cannabis. They need to distance themselves from baseless claims, such as those...

Help for wounded warriors

Nov 11, 2020 / 11:00 am

Remembrance Day is a positive affirmation from the public for soldiers who often deal with the darker side of human nature, says Lt.-Col. Steven Boychyn....

Right place, right time

Oct 28, 2020 / 11:26 am

“Call it right place, right time.” That’s how Vinay Tolia, CEO of The Flowr Corporation, describes the rise of its BC Pink Kush to the No. 1...

High on cannabis products

Oct 14, 2020 / 10:00 am

Almost every day more products are being added to the growing variety of cannabis products. Here is another mish-mash of some of the latest legal cannabis...

Local weed retail milestone

Sep 30, 2020 / 11:00 am

Brick and mortar cannabis retail has come a long way in the Okanagan over two years, with licensed stores in all regions. There are 50 legal stores now open or...

Cannabis concentrates 101

Sep 16, 2020 / 11:00 am

Cannabis concentrates are upon us as a new category of legal weed products begins to grow. Here’s a Q&A on what’s in store… What are...

Legal cannabis beats illegal

Sep 2, 2020 / 11:00 am

We are at a significant milestone in Canadian cannabis history. Legal cannabis surpassed the black market for the first time. Statistics Canada data shows...

How to handle a bad buzz

Aug 19, 2020 / 11:00 am

It’s long been established that cannabis affects people differently. Longer than you might think, in fact. Take the experience of a group of British...

Street talk on cannabis

Aug 5, 2020 / 11:00 am

Dozens of young people who lived on the streets of Vancouver were canvassed about their cannabis use in a new study. The consensus among them is that in many...

Cannabis review mashup

Jul 22, 2020 / 11:00 am

Here is a mish-mash of some of the latest legal cannabis products I’ve tried. Deep Space is supposed to be “bold and mysterious.” One has to...

Medical cannabis is a pain

Jul 8, 2020 / 11:00 am

It took me more than a month to get medical cannabis You know how people tell you to lift with your knees and not your back? I learned the hard way what happens...

Cannabis has trust issues

Jun 24, 2020 / 11:00 am

When it comes to weights and measures, the legal cannabis industry has some work to do to earn consumer trust. Licensed producers are required to test and label...

Can't even get a six-pack

Jun 10, 2020 / 11:00 am

My mini-fridge is stocked with cannabis drinks. Getting them in the first place, however, was difficult. The main challenge you’ll come across while...

Cannabis conundrum

May 27, 2020 / 11:00 am

As COVID-19 began to spread globally, a Kelowna manufacturing company had a difficult decision to make. Vitalis Extraction Technology manufactures...

Weed in the USA

Apr 29, 2020 / 11:00 am

Many of us are shaking our heads at images of Americans protesting in the streets to open up the country in the middle of a pandemic. For people who love their...

Passing on the puff, puff

Apr 15, 2020 / 11:00 am

Maybe it’s best right now to follow former president Bill Clinton’s lead and not inhale. The novel coronavirus is causing all kinds of major life...

Weed labs help in pandemic

Apr 1, 2020 / 11:00 am

Cannabis testing labs asked to join in COVID-19 fight Cannabis companies, illegal less than two years ago, are now proving to be essential in more ways than...