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Taste Cannabis: Advocating for a Refined Cannabis Experience

Walking into Taste Cannabis in Kamloops BC is like walking into a clean, high-end boutique. The store is large, open, and welcoming with a large selection of cannabis for sale under glass, and trendy clothing on display. Recently, industry laws were adjusted to allow them to remove the frosting off their windows, so natural light fills the room.

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Kamloops pot shop caught selling to undercover minor

A Kamloops cannabis store was fined after selling to a minor.

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Cannabis now allowed on some outdoor patios in BC

The BC government now allows cannabis smoking or vaping on the same outdoor patios cigarette smoking is allowed.

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Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Thailand made pot legal, the country appears set to crack down on its freewheeling drug market with a ban on “recreational” use.

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German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

A Moscow court on Wednesday remanded a German citizen into custody after his arrest over possession of cannabis gummies and accusations of smuggling drugs, Russian state news agency Tass said.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four workers at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in 2022.

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Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. - Canopy Growth Corp. reported a net loss of $216.8 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $264.4 million a year earlier.

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Aurora Cannabis buys Australian medical pot firm as losses continue

Aurora Cannabis Inc. bolstered its international presence Thursday with a deal to buy the 90 per cent of Australian medical cannabis company MedReleaf Australia it didn't already own.

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As investors pile into psychedelics, idealism gives way to pharma economics

Money is pouring into the fledgling psychedelic medicine industry, with dozens of startup companies vying to be among the first to sell mind-expanding drugs for depression, addiction and other mental health conditions.

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California could legalize psychedelic therapy after rejecting 'magic mushroom' decriminalization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday to allow people 21 and older to consume psychedelic mushrooms under professional supervision as part of an agenda to tackle the state's mental health and substance use crises.

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Cannabis use linked to anxiety diagnoses, worsened anxiety disorders: study

Cannabis use may increase the risk of developing a new anxiety disorder or worsen existing anxiety, a large Ontario study suggests.

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Aurora Cannabis to consolidate shares on a one-for-10 basis

EDMONTON - Aurora Cannabis Inc. has announced a plan to consolidate its shares on a one-for-10 basis.

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iN VIDEO: 5 suspects arrested in California desert killings in dispute over marijuana

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The six men found dead at a remote dirt crossroads in the Southern California desert last week were likely shot to death in a dispute over marijuana, sheriff's officials said Monday as they announced the arrests of five men suspected in the violence.

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Okanagan cannabis worker says weed products are unfairly taken off market

Some workers in the Okanagan cannabis industry say that dozens of weed products are frequently taken off the market unfairly.

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With Oregon facing rampant public drug use, lawmakers backpedal on pioneering decriminalization law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Oregon on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping new bill that would undo a key part of the state’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law, a recognition that public opinion has soured on the measure amid rampant public drug use during the fentanyl crisis.

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Wisconsin Republicans appear to be at an impasse over medical marijuana legalization plan

MADISON, Wis . (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans appear to be at an impasse over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

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73% of pot purchases from legal sources in Canada: survey

OTTAWA - An annual survey from Health Canada shows 73% of respondents are buying their cannabis from legal sources.

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Wisconsin Senate GOP leader says state-run medical marijuana dispensaries are a 'nonstarter'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Having state-run dispensaries for medical marijuana in Wisconsin as proposed by Assembly Republicans is a “nonstarter” in the Senate, but there's still the possibility of reaching a compromise that could pass, the Senate GOP leader said this week.

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