Newfoundland woman under investigation for cannabis impaired driving


Police are awaiting the results of a blood sample to determine if an impaired driving charge is warranted.

A 38-year-old woman is under investigation following a traffic stop by Corner Brook RCMP.

Officers made the stop in Cox’s Cove on the province’s west coast last Saturday night, reports local radio station VOCM.

According to officers, the woman showed signs of impairment and was arrested after a roadside test was positive for cannabis. Police are awaiting the results of a blood sample to determine if a drug-impaired driving charge is warranted.

Additionally, the woman was ticketed for having unsealed cannabis readily available in her vehicle.


Cannabis clone sales making a splash in the Maritimes



Two Maritimes-based cannabis growers are making a splash this spring selling cannabis clones from their own retail locations.

ECO Canadian Organic in New Brunswick and Atlantic Cultivation in Newfoundland both began selling cannabis clones in April—with ECO Canadian Organic selling them from their farmgate store and Atlantic Cultivation selling them in four retail stores they operate in St. John’s.

Both grower/retailers are selling them through a pre-order system where consumers have a specific day to pick them up, and both say the feedback from consumers has been very positive. 


Newfoundland men charged with drugs and firearm offences following separate searches


Both men face charges under the federal Cannabis Act.

RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador have charged two men with weapons and drug offences following a traffic stop and subsequent raids on the suspects’ homes.

Earlier this week, RCMP officers conducted a planned traffic stop near Conception Bay. Officers recovered a quantity of unstamped cannabis and more than $5,000 cash from the vehicle, according to a news release.

A 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Police officers then searched the man’s home, where they found a number of Oxycodone pills, unstamped contraband cannabis and cannabis products, ammunition, a quantity of cocaine, other prescription medications and more than $15,000 in cash.


Senior driver faces charges after RCMP traffic stop leads to big seizure of cannabis edibles


A 68-year-old man from Twillingate, Nfld., is facing charges after Nova Scotia RCMP officers seized a “significant quantity of cannabis edibles” along with a shipment of illegal tobacco during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

The unnamed man’s vehicle, heading east along Highway 105, was spotted swinging between the shoulder and the demarcated lines by an RCMP officer on patrol, who subsequently pulled over the suspect in Wagmatcook, N.S.

Although the man did not appear to intoxicated, the officer opted to search the vehicle, which yielded a substantial haul of illicit products. According to an RCMP press release, the seizure included:


Tweed is closing 2 of its N.L. stores. Here's what's happening behind the scenes

Two Tweed locations in Newfoundland are closing after Cannabis NL — the recreational marijuana regulator of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation — optioned their expiring licences to competing company Atlantic Cultivation. 

The two affected locations are the shops on Water Street in St. John's and Broadway in Corner Brook. 

The NLC told CBC Radio's On The Go in an emailed statement the licences associated with the Water Street, Kenmount Road, and Corner Brook Tweed locations were part of Canopy Growth's production agreement with the province signed in 2018. Canopy Growth is the parent company of Tweed.

But production never took off.


'These products can be used to target children': N.L. liquor corp. issues a warning over contraband cannabis

Newfoundland and Labrador’s seizure of cannabis copies of popular chip, candy and cookie brands is a perfect example of why people should only shop at legal weed retailers and an apt opportunity to cite the need for vigilance, authorities say.

It was anything but the real thing last week when members of Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation’s (NLC) regulatory compliance and enforcement department received custody of 375 packages of cannabis chips, candy and cookies, as well as 300 assorted candies, imitated to look like non-weed products.


Mounties in Newfoundland and Labrador to soon be armed with new drug-screening devices

It won’t be long before Newfoundland and Labrador’s RCMP is equipped with portable roadside drug-screening devices, the police service has announced.

Representing another tool to aid officers with suspected cannabis drug-impaired driving investigations, the devices “will be rolling out to various areas of the province in the near future,” according to the RCMP. In the next few weeks, 21 such devices will be distributed in locations across the province.


Newfoundland looks to add more cannabis retail stores, improve delivery times for online ordering

Over the past year, cannabis purchasing habits in Newfoundland and Labrador have mirrored growth in the entire country, which saw sales peak last December before falling in the first month of 2021.

But sales in Newfoundland and Labrador have increased despite long delivery times and a strike that affected more than half the province’s 30 cannabis retailers, reports CBC.


Cannabis in Canada – Everything you MUST know!

In 2018, Canada made a historical decision by legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana. It is also the first G7 nation to allow marijuana use. Even after two years, the demand for marijuana keeps on rising in Canada.

If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, read on to learn amazing facts about cannabis in Canada.

Cannabis Legalization in Canada

After prohibiting cannabis for almost 80 years, the Canadian government launched the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) program in 2001. This policy allowed legal access to marijuana for Canadians who couldn’t find relief through regular medication.

The MMAR ultimately transformed into the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in 2013, having a more liberal approach.


Canopy shuts the joint down: Was a dream of industrial cannabis in N.L. just a puff of smoke?

There was something in the air — yeah, it was probably what you think, but also a sense of excitement and maybe even a little history — when the first retail weed was legally sold in Canada. 

News cameras were there in October 2018 to catch the lineup at the Tweed store on Water Street — not the type of retailer that the downtown St. John's merchants of decades past would have predicted, but times had changed. 

Right after midnight on Oct. 17, time zones made it possible for Tweed and its local competitors to be the first in Canada to start ringing in sales. 

Soon after, a ceremonial sod-turning happened in another part of St. John's, as Canopy Growth — Tweed is Canopy's retail arm — showed it was at the forefront of a newly legal industry. 


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