cannabis

The Victoria Police Department assisted the Solicitor General’s Community Safety Unit in shutting down Trees Island Grown’s Alpha Street location Wednesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

What happens to cannabis products seized by the provincial government?

Last week the province took possession of products from seven illegal Vancouver Island dispensaries

The Victoria Police Department assisted the Solicitor General’s Community Safety Unit in shutting down Trees Island Grown’s Alpha Street location Wednesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Unlicensed cannabis dispensaries now closed in Victoria

Unlicensed cannabis dispensaries now closed in Victoria

Enforcement measures by the province have prompted many businesses to shut their doors

Unlicensed cannabis dispensaries now closed in Victoria
The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) closed its doors at 853 Cormorant St. after 20 years in operation (Google Maps)

Victoria cannabis compassion club closes its doors after 20 years in operation

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society served 3,000 members

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) closed its doors at 853 Cormorant St. after 20 years in operation (Google Maps)
More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)

Victoria veterinarians see spike in animals consuming cannabis since legalization

Doctors at the Downtown Veterinary Clinic warn owners to watch their pets when near dispensaries

More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)
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

More than 1,100 kilograms of dried cannabis was seized during five raids in Langley, Surrey, and Delta. (RCMP photo)
Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery gets mixed reactions after smoking on BC Ferry

BC Ferries does not allow smoking on its boats, terminals

Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)
Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Great Victoria cannabis users advocate for changes to Clean Air Bylaw

Members of the Cannabis Buyers Club have started a petition to be able to smoke indoors

Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and combined with the Leaf dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria City staff advise against cannabis consumption pilot

Currently operating cannabis lounges hit impasse as municipal and provinicial politics block moves

Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and combined with the Leaf dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Flight crews can return to work 12 hours after drinking alcohol, but would have to wait 28 days after using cannabis. (Peninsula News Review File)

Rules grounding high flight crews for 28 days likely to be challenged

Lawyer says policy could compromise charter rights and personal liberties

Flight crews can return to work 12 hours after drinking alcohol, but would have to wait 28 days after using cannabis. (Peninsula News Review File)
The Original Farm at 1402 Douglas St. opened its doors legally for the first time on April 15. (Kendra Crighton/ News Staff)

Victoria cannabis dispensaries are busy in their first days of legal operation

The Cloud Nine Collective and The Original FARM opened their doors on April 15

The Original Farm at 1402 Douglas St. opened its doors legally for the first time on April 15. (Kendra Crighton/ News Staff)
Ryley Nicholls (left) listens to Kyle Tanguy about some cannabis products after Cloud Nine Collective opened its doors legally on April 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: Two cannabis dispensaries legally open in Victoria

The Cloud Nine Collective and The Original Farm opened up on Monday

Ryley Nicholls (left) listens to Kyle Tanguy about some cannabis products after Cloud Nine Collective opened its doors legally on April 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A “High Tea” event in Victoria is aiming to end stigma for women who use cannabis (Instagram/@Hiiighvibes)

‘High tea’ event aims to challenge stigma for women who use cannabis

The cannabis-friendly event will run in downtown Victoria

A “High Tea” event in Victoria is aiming to end stigma for women who use cannabis (Instagram/@Hiiighvibes)
Willie’s Bakery and Cafe has been listed as permanently closed on social media pages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Site of B.C.’s former oldest bakery will host a cannabis-friendly restaurant

Trees Restauraunt will take over the former site of Willie’s Bakery in Victoria

Willie’s Bakery and Cafe has been listed as permanently closed on social media pages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)

Cannabis companies want to bring a new mood to the workplace

But questions surrounding need, impairment hard to answer

Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)
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)
Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and moved to the site of the former Leaf Compassion dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Terp City Canna Lounge moves to former Leaf Compassion dispensary location

The cannabis lounge at 950 Yates Street is not approved by the City, but offers consumption sites

Terp City Canna Lounge has closed its Douglas Street location and moved to the site of the former Leaf Compassion dispensary at 950 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Original Farm is one of the five locations being considered for muncipal approval for legal non-medical cannabis retail (Google Maps)

Victoria cannabis dispensary comes to display agreement with heritage committee

The Original Farm on Douglas Street had faced conflicting needs between the province and the city

The Original Farm is one of the five locations being considered for muncipal approval for legal non-medical cannabis retail (Google Maps)
Victoria City Council approved two cannabis dispensaries, including Cloud Nine Cannabis at 778 Fort St., for municipal endorsement to the province. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Two Victoria cannabis dispensaries get municipal approval, three stuck on technicalities

One of the final steps before doors open is an endorsement from the city to the province

Victoria City Council approved two cannabis dispensaries, including Cloud Nine Cannabis at 778 Fort St., for municipal endorsement to the province. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria seniors want to know more about marijuana

Victoria seniors want to know more about marijuana

Four presentations on the medical properties of cannabis for seniors come to Victoria

Victoria seniors want to know more about marijuana
The Original Farm is one of the five locations being considered for municipal approval for legal non-medical cannabis retail. (Google Maps)

Five Victoria cannabis shops one step closer

Shops must now wait for municipal and final provincial approvals

The Original Farm is one of the five locations being considered for municipal approval for legal non-medical cannabis retail. (Google Maps)