As it awaits leasing to a single private overseer, New Brunswick’s doomed Crown REC retail monopoly Cannabis NB is actually increasing sales revenues faster than retailers in other Atlantic provinces, which it credits partly to lower-priced offerings. Worth noting: Cannabis NB spent last year trying to make lower-price products available, but struggled to keep them in stock.
Twitter—Michael J Armstrong, CBC New Brunswick

In recent months, three Quebec TV dramas have included plots about something terrible happening to characters using REC. On TVA’s L’échappée, a character smokes weed, hears voices, becomes paranoid, and turns violent towards her wheelchair-bound father. TVA’s L’heure bleue included a teen who smokes weed with a friend in a Cowansville park and passes out, requiring an ambulance to revive her. The same actor, Jade Charbonneau, has equally bad luck in Radio Canada’s 5e Rang, during which her character again smokes “bad” weed and ends up in the hospital.
La Presse—In French

Quebec contractors have until Monday to submit proposals to renovate dozens of SQDC outlets over the next three years.
MJ Biz Daily

Quick Hits

  1. Listuguj First Nation, a Mi’kmaq territory located in New Brunswick, reopened shops raided two weeks ago by Listuguj police who were assisted by Quebec’s provincial police. Now, the Nation’s Band Council has given the shops 12-week licenses to operate while Chief and Council develop a cannabis policy.