marijuana

(Black Press Media file)

Canadian facing charges in attempt to smuggle 226 pounds of marijuana

There was also a marijuana smuggling incident in the same area on June 22

 

Saanich police say 18 cannabis plants were seized after they were discovered in the Panama Flats. (Twitter/Saanich Police)

Eighteen unattended cannabis plants discovered near Saanich trail

Plants cannot legally be grown in public spaces

 

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)

RCMP raid clamps down on alleged B.C. pot export ring

‘Medical’ pot was destined for export to Europe, say Mounties

 

Cloud Nine Cannabis at 778 Fort St., is the first legally licensed cannabis dispensary in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria approves first legally operating cannabis dispensary

The Cloud Nine Collective is the first dispensary to receive a municipal business licence

Cloud Nine Cannabis at 778 Fort St., is the first legally licensed cannabis dispensary in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Murray Rankin, Victoria MP (Contributed photo)

MP calls federal government’s cannabis pardon ‘half-baked’

Murray Rankin introduced bill to expunge criminal possession records for free

Murray Rankin, Victoria MP (Contributed photo)
Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)

Parks Canada says cannabis use is allowed on campgrounds

Smoking and camping will be allowed at national parks across the country

Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the provincial government has sent 62 applications for private marijuana retailers to local authorities for approval. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Region that includes Vancouver Island has 19 pending applications for private pot stores

Number of applications for private pot stores from Greater Victoria unknown

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the provincial government has sent 62 applications for private marijuana retailers to local authorities for approval. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The last day before legalization: what local dispensaries are doing

Some local dispensaries are shutting down, while others are planning big celebrations

Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Central Saanich Police officers will get to use cannabis, but not within 24 hours of their next shift. (File photo)

Central Saanich will allow police officers to use pot

Marijuana use by officers not allowed 24 hours before duty

Central Saanich Police officers will get to use cannabis, but not within 24 hours of their next shift. (File photo)
Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada Oct. 17, but stores must have a provincial and local licence. (Black Press files)

B.C.’s marijuana stores should shut down, Mike Farnworth says

Province has approved 62 licences, but they still need local approval

Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada Oct. 17, but stores must have a provincial and local licence. (Black Press files)
Cannabis dispensaries across town are getting ready to celebrate marijuana legalization. (File photo)

Free joints, discounts and seminars offered as Victoria cannabis dispensaries get ready for Oct. 17

Marijuana dispensaries across town are getting ready to celebrate pot legalization

Cannabis dispensaries across town are getting ready to celebrate marijuana legalization. (File photo)
Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

WestJet bans some staff from off-duty cannabis use

The marijuana ban will be for staff in certain “safety-sensitive positions” even when they aren’t at work

Passengers disembark from WestJet’s first-ever flight into Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth takes questions at the legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. marijuana rules say where you can’t smoke or vape

Fine set at $230 for smoking cannabis, only $58 for vaping

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth takes questions at the legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Doctor’s orders: How to get grandma high for the first time

Doctor’s orders: How to get grandma high for the first time

Island Health expects seniors and first-time stoners will lead to increase in service after Oct. 17

Doctor’s orders: How to get grandma high for the first time
Canadians can’t take marijuana across the U.S. border, even with legalization on both sides. The status of B.C. cannabis industry employees is not yet clear. (Black Press files)

B.C. marijuana workers may face U.S. border scrutiny

Cannabis still illegal federally south of the border

Canadians can’t take marijuana across the U.S. border, even with legalization on both sides. The status of B.C. cannabis industry employees is not yet clear. (Black Press files)
The City of Victoria considers options for cannabis smokers as the legalization date approaches. File photo

Victoria looking into cannabis lounge options as legalization approaches

Multi-family to single-family housing creates unequal pot smoking options: Isitt

The City of Victoria considers options for cannabis smokers as the legalization date approaches. File photo
Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada in October. (Black Press files)

B.C. towns to premier: Show us the marijuana money

Local governments face enforcement costs, pressure on farmland

Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada in October. (Black Press files)
With home cultivation of up to four marijuana plants legal as of Oct. 17, communities will have to deal with the hazards of indoor growing. (Black Press files)

B.C. waits to add ‘craft cannabis’ to its retail system

Wholesaler confident 15% markup will eliminate black market

With home cultivation of up to four marijuana plants legal as of Oct. 17, communities will have to deal with the hazards of indoor growing. (Black Press files)
Marijuana can be grown in open fields, soil-based structures or industrial bunkers already built or permitted. (Black Press files)

Marijuana growing rules aim to protect B.C. farmland

Local governments can prevent construction of concrete ‘bunkers’ in ALR

Marijuana can be grown in open fields, soil-based structures or industrial bunkers already built or permitted. (Black Press files)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Naomi Blodgett, inventory manager for The Hidden Bush, a recreational marijuana dispensary in Port Angeles, restocks the store’s shelves on Thursday.

BC Cannabis stores to start with 150 strains available

First Liquor Distribution Branch marijuana store licensed in Kamloops

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Naomi Blodgett, inventory manager for The Hidden Bush, a recreational marijuana dispensary in Port Angeles, restocks the store’s shelves on Thursday.