The Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC), a territorial REC monopoly, announced it was reducing all REC prices in the territory by 10% in order to make legal product more competitive with unlicensed REC.
MJ Biz Daily, Cannabis Retailer
- The territory was disappointed REC revenues fell short of expectations, missing first-year revenue targets by 80%.
In Other Northern and Indigenous News:
Iqaluit’s potential first physical REC store, Nuna Cannabis, entered the public notice period. Iqaluit had success opening a beer and wine store to undercut spirits bootleggers in the territory, and hopes similarly to draw consumers from the illicit market.
Cannabis Retailer, Nunatsiaq News
Tupa’s Joint in Vernon BC is a complicated situation: it’s an Indigenous-owned store operating outside the reserve. However, owner Cory Brewer, a member of the Okanagan Nation, says that because the store is located within his people’s traditional territory, a series of Supreme Court decisions suggest it should be allowed to operate.
Vernon Morning Star, APTN
- There are complex legal arguments that may support Brewer in this position, but in the meantime BC’s Community Safety Unit has raided the store, twice. That hasn’t stopped customers from coming to Tupa’s Joint in droves.