Scrapie, a disease related to mad cow, found in two Alberta flocks of sheep

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says some sheep in Alberta have been infected with scrapie, a fatal disease that affects the animals’ nervous system. The federal agency’s website says classic scrapie, which can be transmitted to other sheep and goats,…

Alberta Government collects $30M from cannabis tax since legalization

The Alberta government has raked in $30 million in taxes from cannabis in the first six months since legalization. According to the province’s fiscal year-end statement, the tax revenue from cannabis collected by the government is $4 million higher than…

Shisha bars could be banned in Edmonton as early as July 2020

Consumption of hookah or shisha in bars and lounges could be banned across Edmonton earlier than expected. The community services committee recommended the ban happen six months earlier than originally proposed — July 2020 instead of January 2021. Since a…

Plethora of pot? Canada could hit cannabis oversupply as early as 2019, depending on edibles

Canada could reach an oversupply of legal pot as soon as the end of this year, depending on how the rollout of edibles and other next-generation products impacts supply, a U.S. cannabis research analyst says. BDS Analytics’ managing director and…

Edmonton police launch ‘put your skunk in the trunk’ cannabis campaign

Since recreational cannabis became legal in Canada last October, the majority of marijuana-related charges the Edmonton Police Service have laid have been for improper transport. According to the provincial Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, “no person may transport cannabis in…

Green midway returns to Edmonton for sustainability festival

An event that boasts “the world’s first green midway” is back for another year in Edmonton. Sustainival opened Thursday and runs until 6 p.m. on Sunday at Kingsway Mall. Story continues below Sustainival executive director Odette Hutching told Global News…

AGLC lifts moratorium on new retail cannabis licences

Alberta Gaming Liquor Cannabis has lifted the moratorium on new retail cannabis licences, the governing body announced on Thursday. “Due to a steady increase in AGLC’s cannabis supply, the moratorium on accepting new retail licence applications and issuing new retail…

Calgary announcement sees feds pledge $24.5M to fund cannabis use research

After becoming one of the first countries to fully legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana, Canada is continuing its cannabis trailblazing with the announcement of research funding to look into the many uses of cannabis and related products.…