Tag: Dispensaries

TPS on dispensary raids: “We will continue to enforce the law”

In the wake of the recent raids of the Canna Clinic chain in Project Lincoln, Lift had a chance to interview Mark Pugash, Toronto Police Director of Corporate Communications, to discuss Toronto Police Services (TPS) approach to prioritization of enforcement against dispensaries. The Project Lincoln raids took place starting on Thursday, June 22, with 80 employees

40 Toronto dispensary employees unionize

Canada’s largest private sector union announced today that 40 employees from a Toronto cannabis dispensary will be joining their ranks. Unifor, who say they have 310,000 members across the country in every major sector of the Canadian economy, say employees from Toronto’s Canna Clinic reached out with concerns around their rights and safety as workers. The

Vancouver begins listing unauthorized dispensaries

The City of Vancouver has added a list of over 50 dispensaries operating in the city without permission, noting they are “subject to enforcement.” In the past, the city has said enforcement can include ticketing, fines and, eventually, court injunctions. The city began issuing fines in April 2016 after a six month grace period, but has

Lawyer says Vancouver Island edible ban regressive

A lawyer representing several Vancouver Island cannabis dispensaries affected by a ban by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), says the regulator’s actions are against the spirit of a 2015 Supreme Court decision. In the letter, Kirk Tousaw, who represents several cannabis businesses on Vancouver Island that sell edible cannabis products, says the recent actions by VIHA are

Vancouver Island Health Authority begins issuing warnings for edibles

On March 14, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) conducted an inspection at a Victoria cannabis dispensary in response to a telephone complaint filed with the regulator. Based on the complaint and inspection, VIHA says they have issued an order to that dispensary to no longer sell edibles. If marijuana edibles are observed in the