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Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nation opens province’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake also first such operation on First Nations land in Canada

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
On Monday, April 25, 2022, Delta council gave final approval to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7019 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)

Government cannabis store approved for North Delta mall

Council approved the store 6-1, with Coun. Jackson the lone vote against citing community opposition

On Monday, April 25, 2022, Delta council gave final approval to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7019 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)
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Florida bride, caterer charged with serving unsuspecting guests marijuana-laced food

Samples of food were collected and later tested positive for THC, according to police report

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A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 4/20 rally at B.C. Legislature calls for reduced cannabis regulation

About 100 people gathered to celebrate legalization, call for fewer restrictions

A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Do you think B.C. should allow indoor cannabis consumption sites?

The province is looking for public feedback on whether to allow indoor cannabis consumption

British Columbians have until May 9, 2022, to submit their feedback on the future of indoor cannabis consumption spaces. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Maple Ridge council voted to stop a government cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge council stops government cannabis store

Private retailer cheers decision, after ‘getting hammered’ by government competition

Maple Ridge council voted to stop a government cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation that the House approved on Friday, April 1, 2022, as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

U.S. Congress votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim

Bill is unlikely to become law since it is expected to die in the Senate

FILE- A cannibis plant that is close to harvest grows in a grow room at the Greenleaf Medical Cannabis facility in Richmond, Va., June 17, 2021. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation that the House approved on Friday, April 1, 2022, as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP

Canadian pot producers watch closely as Democrats aim to rewrite U.S. cannabis laws

If passed and signed by President Biden, bill would declassify marijuana as a controlled substance.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., adjusts his face mask during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP
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B.C. seeks to keep nearly $300K in funds related to seized shipment of illicit cannabis

A wayward shipment of cannabis from Nanaimo was intercepted by Abbotsford police

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Delta council unanimously gave third reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)

Third reading given to North Delta cannabis dispensary

Council unanimously endorsed proposed government-owned store in Scottsdale Centre after public hearing

On Feb. 15, 2022, Delta council unanimously gave third reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)
Keenan Pascal, CEO of Token Naturals, is shown in a handout photo. When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Pascal noticed people from every walk of life anxious to enter the industry.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Caine Erickson, Mint Captures **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Black entrepreneurs outnumbered in cannabis sector that poses structural challenges

When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Keenan Pascal…

Keenan Pascal, CEO of Token Naturals, is shown in a handout photo. When cannabis was headed toward legalization in Canada, Edmonton entrepreneur Pascal noticed people from every walk of life anxious to enter the industry.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Caine Erickson, Mint Captures **MANDATORY CREDIT**
On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, Delta council gave first and second reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)

Second North Delta cannabis dispensary application moving to public hearing

Proposed government-owned cannabis dispensary in Scottsdale Centre given second reading Jan. 24

On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, Delta council gave first and second reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)
Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave final approval to the company’s application to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)

Council approves North Delta cannabis dispensary

Inspired Cannabis Co. will open a retail location at Delta Shoppers Mall next door to JYSK

Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave final approval to the company’s application to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)
Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave third reading to an application from the company to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) during its regular meeting immediately after the public hearing. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)

Proposed North Delta cannabis dispensary given third reading

Inspired Cannabis application would see dispensary open at Delta Shoppers Mall next door to JYSK

Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave third reading to an application from the company to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) during its regular meeting immediately after the public hearing. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)
Cannabis is shown in a display jar at a licensed Toronto retail store on Monday, April 1, 2019. More than three years after the legalization of cannabis, municipal bans on pot retailers have left many communities across Canada without a brick and mortar source, while other areas are overcrowded with cannabis stores. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Pot holes: Uneven distribution of cannabis stores a challenge for industry

Surrey, Richmond among B.C. municipalities that do not allow cannabis shops

Cannabis is shown in a display jar at a licensed Toronto retail store on Monday, April 1, 2019. More than three years after the legalization of cannabis, municipal bans on pot retailers have left many communities across Canada without a brick and mortar source, while other areas are overcrowded with cannabis stores. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Interior of the Seed & Stone location at 901 Gordon Street in Victoria. On Monday (Nov. 22, Delta council approved a Seed & Stone dispensary at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island. (Jay Wallace photo)

Delta council approves first cannabis dispensary

The Seed & Stone brand dispensary will open at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island

Interior of the Seed & Stone location at 901 Gordon Street in Victoria. On Monday (Nov. 22, Delta council approved a Seed & Stone dispensary at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island. (Jay Wallace photo)
Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Organigram’s new CEO opens up about company’s future, U.S. pot legalization

CEO believes that U.S. legalization is still years away

Beena Goldenberg, the CEO at Organigram Holdings Inc., is photographed at the company’s offices in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Delta police seized 3,900 marijuana plants after executing a warrant at a large rural property on 28th Avenue near 64th Street on Oct. 28, 2021. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police dismantle commercial scale grow-op in rural Ladner

DPD officers executed a warrant Oct. 28 at a large rural property on 28th Avenue near 64th Street

Delta police seized 3,900 marijuana plants after executing a warrant at a large rural property on 28th Avenue near 64th Street on Oct. 28, 2021. (Delta Police Department photo)
BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)

Extradition ordered in alleged Okanagan-Shuswap cannabis smuggling via hollow logs

Three men to be extradited to U.S. in connection with trafficking charges involving B.C., California

BC Supreme Court rules on Oct. 8, 2021 that three men can be extradited to U.S. to face charges in connection with an alleged 2006 cannabis smuggling operation from the Okanagan-Shuswap to California. (File photo)
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Two charged after cannabis edibles found in Halloween bags in Delta

Adam Macgillivray and Vanessa Macgillivray each facing three counts under Cannabis Act

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