‘It’s a sad day’: Medical marijuana customers react to Kamloops raids


A small group of Canadian Safe Cannabis Society (CSCS) customers gathered outside 405 Tranquille Rd. Tuesday afternoon (July 31), following a raid on the medical marijuana dispensary

“I’ve been seeing patients come and leave just heartbroken because they have no way to get their medicine,” Jami-Lynn Delorme tells KamloopsMatters, calling it “a sad day.”

Around 10:45 a.m., the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided the shop, according to the society’s lawyer, Shawn…



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Popular unlicensed Victoria cannabis dispensary shut down by province…


A popular unlicensed cannabis retailer on Vancouver Island was shut down by the province Wednesday morning.

Trees Island Grown on Alpha Street has closed, and according to CEO Alex Robb, the rest of the stores will soon follow.

The Public Safety and Solicitor General’s Community Safety Unit (CSU)– in charge of reinforcing the province’s cannabis laws – recently ramped up “education and enforcement.”

The CSU wouldn’t comment on its role in shutting down the local…



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Is Investing in Cannabis a Conservative Move or a Risky One?


Cannabis is a hot new industry, susceptible to illicit investment schemes. Layer on the uncertainty of disparate state and federal laws and regulations, and it’s easy to see why conservative investors are hesitant to get involved. But the promise of profits has led to an influx of money from a wide range of investors.

Hemp and marijuana are varieties of cannabis. The distinction between hemp and marijuana is the…



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The Cannabis Sustainability Inquiry: Could Marijuana And Hemp Offer T…


A series on global perspectives and examples of cannabis environmental, social, and economic sustainability in theory and practice.

As a nascent (legal) consumer industry, the cannabis industry has a chance to invent itself from the ground up in the image of modern-day social, economic, and environmental sustainability. In this on-going series, I will share global examples, perspectives, and practices of cannabis companies, organizations, and advocates advancing this charter.

In…



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UPDATE: Illegal cannabis dispensaries in Kamloops raided


The lawyer for the Canadian Safe Cannabis Society says the Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided the dispensary, located at 405 Tranquille Rd., around 10:45 a.m. today (July 31).

Shawn Buckley tells KamloopsMatters around 12 people, including a few Mounties, came to the storefront. 

He says the North Shore compassion club — a marijuana store that provides cannabis for medical purposes — was approached by the Community Safety Unit a few months ago and was told to shut…



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