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Mar14Quebec to ban high sugar, alcohol drinks from grocery, convenience stores
Posted: 3/14/2018 3:05:02 PM The Quebec government will move to ban sales of sugary, high-alcohol beverages in convenience (dépanneurs) and grocery stores.

Mar08The regulatory ‘loophole’ that lets companies sell alcoholic drinks containing caffeine
Posted: 3/8/2018 9:50:00 AM Health Canada warns against mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol, but some pre-mixed alcoholic drinks containing caffeine are still sold in Canadian stores.

Feb14Shopify inks deal with Ontario-run liquor board to push sales of cannabis online
Posted: 2/14/2018 9:02:00 AMThe Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreationa...

Feb10Lawmakers, Alcohol Industry Tussle Over Cancer Labels On Booze
Posted: 2/10/2018 6:27:34 PM A month after slapping bright red and yellow cancer warnings on bottles of wine, vodka and other tipple late last year, workers at the government-run liquor store in Whitehorse, Canada, took them all...

Dec19Canadians Consume Almost as Much Weed as Wine, Report Shows
Posted: 12/19/2017 12:19:00 PMCanadians consumed as much as C$6.2 billion ($4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as it gears up to officially track weed...

Dec08'Free the beer' case reaches Supreme Court as provinces, dairy farmers argue to keep cross-border limits in place
Posted: 12/8/2017 12:16:07 AMA retired New Brunswick man's quest to buy booze in Quebec at a slight bargain and bring it home to drink has landed in the Supreme Court of Canada, where on Wednesday Crown attorneys from across the ...

Dec06LDB Appointed Cannabis Wholesale Distributor by Government
Posted: 12/6/2017 10:31:55 AM As you may have heard, the government announced today that the LDB has been appointed the non-medical cannabis wholesaler for the province.

Dec06Canada Legalizes Cannabinoid-Infused Beverages
Posted: 12/6/2017 10:06:02 AM After much anticipation, the federal government has finally announced the legalization of cannabinoid-infused foods and beverages in Canada.

Nov30B.C.’s liquor stores want control of recreational pot sales, but not everyone’s on board
Posted: 11/30/2017 11:15:26 AM With the clock ticking down to marijuana legalization in Canada, the debate over who will get to sell it in B.C. is heating up.

Nov27BC’s Liquor Stores Are Safest, Most Efficient Way to Sell Legal Pot (Opinion)
Posted: 11/27/2017 9:08:00 AM The hundreds of public and private stores across the province have decades of experience in providing controlled substances to consumers.

Nov20Alberta opts for private retail sales of legalized marijuana
Posted: 11/20/2017 9:51:33 AM Alberta will let the market reign when it comes to bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores – allowing licensed private outlets to spring up across the province, with the numbers and locations being determi...

Nov20Changes to P.E.I.’s Liquor Control Act still six to nine months away
Posted: 11/20/2017 9:37:33 AMA review aimed at modernizing P.E.I.’s Liquor Control Act and reducing red tape will not be complete until sometime next year, says the province’s finance minister.

Nov07B.C. government to create liquor-reform panel
Posted: 11/7/2017 5:40:00 PMB.C.’s new government is acting on a campaign promise to create a beer, wine and spirits panel with the aim of tweaking regulations and supporting the industry.

Nov07Manitoba taps private biz to sell pot
Posted: 11/7/2017 5:37:00 PMThe province's request for proposals on cannabis sales was issued Tuesday and one legalization advocate said the province's plan bodes well for private medicinal marijuana sellers.

Sep13Canada Pot Stocks Rally as Ontario Plans to Open 150 Stores
Posted: 9/13/2017 9:52:38 AM Ontario to create cannabis control board for pot sales Other provinces will probably announce plans soon, Canopy says Canadian marijuana producers rose on Friday after Ontario said it will open as ma...

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