Category Archives: Alberta

History of Cannabis Tours at Calgary’s Heritage Park

CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis connoisseurs in Calgary have a new option for an entertaining, educational and socially-distant evening out, where consumption will be allowed. Cannanaskis, Alberta’s first cannabis tourism operator, is expanding to offer History of Cannabis Tours at Calgary’s historic Heritage Park. This three-hour, outdoor, adult-only tour is led by Dave Dormer, a journalist and […]

COVID-19 Christmas No Plague for Cannabis Retailers

Many pot retailers in the province say the UCP’s government’s decision to designate cannabis and liquor stores as essential during the spring pandemic saved many of the fledgling outlets. Alberta’s cannabis retailers have weathered the COVID-19 storm and now boast a more potent stocking stuffer stash than a year ago, say those in the sector. […]

A Third Of Canadians With Cancer Saying Yes To Cannabis: Alberta Study

The number of cancer patients using medical cannabis climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016. About of third of cancer patients taking part in a University of Alberta-affiliated study report using medical cannabis, a percentage that climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016. “Within this study cohort of Canadian adults with current cancer […]

Aurora Cannabis Lays Off 30 Staff, ‘Indefinitely’ Pauses Operations At Alberta Facility

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is indefinitely pausing operations at one of its Alberta facilities and laying off a few dozen staff. The Edmonton-based cannabis company says the pause will occur at its Aurora Sun property in Medicine Hat, where it will layoff about 30 workers. Aurora spokeswoman Michelle Lefler says that the moves are […]

Corporate Cannabis Struggles While Craft Producers Thrive

CANNABIS CULTURE – Financial experts blame price wars with the legacy market, increased competition, and unexpected consumer disinterest in Cannabis 2.0 products for the plummeting stocks of corporate LPs like Aurora and Canopy. However, with the number of sales at legal retailers being higher than ever, their return on investment issues may be as much […]

Province Lifts Limits On Cannabis Store Ownership

Alberta’s limit on cannabis shop ownership to 15 per cent of the province’s total number of stores is going up in smoke. On Nov. 1, the cap imposed by the former NDP government, which also set a maximum number of outlets owned by a single entity at 37, will disappear. Two years into recreational marijuana […]

Alberta Cannabis Growers Push For Winery-Type Sampling Tours

Kieley Beaudry would love patrons to tour her licensed indoor pot patch, sample its produce and purchase their favourite buzz on their way out. If wineries and breweries can do it, she says, Alberta’s legal cannabis producers should have the same right. It’s something the sector has been lobbying for, particularly since Ontario and B.C. […]

Push On For Alberta Bottle Depots To Accept Cannabis Containers For Refunds

The group that oversees bottle depots in Alberta says people should be allowed to drop off cannabis containers and get a small refund just as they do for bottles and cans. The Alberta Bottle Depot Association says paying a deposit on the containers and having it returned at dropoff would help divert plastic from landfills […]

Cannabis Store Approvals in Alberta Surpass 500, Many More on the Way

The 509 stores approved by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) are about half of all pot retail locations in the entire country. More than 500 cannabis stores have been given the green light in Alberta, with nearly another 200 pending. The 509 stores approved by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) are about half […]