BC solicitor general Mike Farnworth is optimistic about REC sales growing in coming months. insiders warn it’ll be hard to sell BC cannabis consumers on legal REC, which is often significantly poorer quality than the small-batch products available on the illicit market.
- Grower and Inside the Jar editor Travis Lane listed a series of problems in its cannabis handling he believes BC needs to fix before its legal REC market might flourish. These include lack of climate control in warehouses, which discourages “anyone focused on quality [from selling] into that system,” inability to avoid unethical distributors, and growers’ lack of control of price.
Alberta’s online crown retailer—the only REC retail in Alberta operated by the province—announced it was lowering its prices on all products, and reducing shipping fees.
- Chefs from abroad are visiting Vancouver to learn how to cook with cannabis.
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- Inuit stoners have told me how the introduction of unlicensed Mail Order Marijuana websites (MOMs) dramatically changed cannabis consumption in remote Northern Inuit hamlets, introducing southern variety and pricing to fly-in-only communities used to paying premiums for schwag. The revolution may not last. Last week, Nunavik police working with Canada Post seized $1M worth of drugs (primarily cannabis) (and more than $700,000 worth of alcohol) from mail coming into the Inuit communities of northern Quebec, but they can’t charge anyone.