COVID Vaccines in the Cannabis Industry

On September 13, 2021, proof of vaccination became an entry requirement for a number of businesses, social events, and activities. For consumers, the rules are clear but for employers, they’re not. When it comes to employee vaccine requirements, it’s up to the discretion of each employer; even in the case of essential businesses. The only […]

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Cannabis and the human body: Test your knowledge with a crossword

These days, it’s not as easy as you think to find information about how cannabis affects the human body. You can’t simply go to a doctor because most of them know little about it and every conversation can mean liability. You can spend a lot of time researching the subject but it takes energy, something […]

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CSU pressures to evict 25-year-old non-profit compassion club; VCBC plans to fight

Due to pressure from the Province, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, aka the VCBC, received an eviction notice. Unless they are able to change this course of action, this industry founding, non-profit compassion club will be forced to leave its address for over two decades. The Provincial Community Safety Unit, aka the CSU, is threatening […]

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VCBC gets raided by the CSU, reopens next day

On July 15, 2020, the Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC), seizing the Cannabis medicine it’s members depend on. Tasked with enforcing the BC Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, The CSU raided the VCBC last November. Despite the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic and cannabis […]

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Is there Justice in the Community Safety Unit cannabis fines?

The road to the legalization of cannabis has been paved with injustice, and one Victoria man is feeling the burn.  Alex Robb, general manager of eight marijuana stores in three different cities across British Columbia, has received a staggering fine for allegedly violating the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.  Last month, he received a whooping […]

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Authorities seeking seizure of property associated with 99 North

Provincial authorities are seeking permission from the courts to seize property and money they claim is associated with 99 North, Squamish’s first cannabis store – $4,296 in cash, land, and a house on Second Avenue, in Squamish – owned by Bryan Trevor Raiser. 99 North, which opened in 2015, was later shut down by the […]

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Trees Cannabis director: $1.5 million penalty for illicit cannabis sale

Well, the hammer has finally dropped. Alex Robb, the director, and general manager of Trees Cannabis has been issued a notice of administrative monetary penalty (NAMP), by the province’s nascent Community Safety Unit (CSU), for $1.5 million, for the sale of illicit cannabis. The fine, issued on January 20, marks the first known penalty levied […]

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A Dispensary Dichotomy – Why Activists Are Needed on Both Sides of the Brick and Mortar

A lot of cannabis consumers were suspended in terror at the beginning of October, 2018. Many dispensaries were announcing their closure and we did not know when or if they would reopen. Some cannabis retail shops were silent, while others were just as unsure of their province’s upcoming actions as we were. In British Columbia, […]

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The New Norm – CSU Raids continue this week, Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

Another week, another raid. The province’s stormtroopers, the Community Safety Unit (CSU), are at it again. This time around, late Thursday morning, the enforcers targeted the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, in the downtown provincial capital. One of the oldest compassion clubs in Canada, and the oldest dispensary in the country, it helps people with incurable […]

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Breaking News: CSU Raids continue in Squamish

Grassroots Medicinal, located on Tantalus Dr. and 99 North on 2nd Ave in Squamish, B.C., has been raided by the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU). This comes on the heels of last Wednesday’s raid of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in Vancouver, B.C.. Both Squamish cannabis stores had gone through the rigorous steps to apply for a provincial […]

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