Edmonton REC store owners and employees are uneasy following a series of robberies stretching back into December.
CTV News

  • Edmonton REC store CannaMart owner Christopher Wilson said witnesses were unable to see the robbery taking place at his store due to window coverings. A representative of Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis said window coverings were a federal mandate, but stressed fully covering windows was not required by law.
  • Health Canada only “prohibits the display of cannabis or cannabis accessories where they can be seen by a young person.” An AGLC rep said, “In order to better display products for sale openly within the store and for customer experience purposes, most licensees have decided to cover their windows – but this is not an AGLC requirement.”

In Ontario, staff closing the Oshawa Tokyo Smoke location were robbed last Saturday night by bandits carrying guns and wearing Halloween masks.
Durham Region First Responders, Durham Region Police Service Facebook

Quick Hits

  1. Cannabis tourism isn’t taking off in Alberta, but in BC’s Kootenays, a local council is trying to encourage it. Craft cannabis advisor Kelly Coulter argued BC needs to seize the opportunity to become the REC equivalent of Napa Valley.
    GrowthOp, Globe and Mail
  2. Here’s an interview with a representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union about unionizing workers at Aurora subsidiary MedReleaf.
    Cannabis Wire