Regina council approves discretionary use application for cannabis shop in Whitmore Park

Jul 14, 2022 | 6:08am

Regina City Council approved a discretionary use application to allow the development of the Join Cannabis Shop in Regina’s Whitmore Park. The approved application came after the shop received development and building permits and invested more than $250,000 into the new location. However, six months later, the permit was rescinded due to the existence of […]

Provincial auditor’s latest report recommends improvements to patient safety, regulating recreational cannabis

Jun 8, 2021 | 1:33pm

Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor tabled her latest and final report on Tuesday morning. Of the several items covered in the 2021 report, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson highlighted concerns including patient safety at health care facilities, early learning and regulating recreational cannabis. Patient safety improvements The report stresses the need for the Ministry of Health to improve […]

U of S study looking at how cannabis impacts pregnancy

Dec 29, 2020 | 4:23am

A team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan will study the effects cannabis use during pregnancy has on the brain development of a fetus a mother is carrying. Robert Laprairie is an assistant professor and research chair with the college of pharmacy and nutrition, he says so far most of the data available is […]

Ontario man arrested after cannabis discovered during traffic stop on Highway #1

Nov 27, 2020 | 3:53pm

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, shortly before 9:30 p.m., White Butte RCMP were contacted by the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol (SHP) after they stopped a semi-truck for a commercial vehicle inspection on Highway 1 east between Pense and Grand Coulee, SK. During the inspection, approximately 223 lbs of cannabis was discovered in the trailer of the […]

More than 2.8 million cigarettes and $500,000 cash seized after investigation

Sep 4, 2020 | 12:05pm

Nine people are facing charges, six of them from Regina and another from Pense, after nearly three million illicit cigarettes and more than $500,000 in cash were seized to end a 17-month investigation. RCMP say the nine were charged after an interprovincial investigation started into illicit cannabis and tobacco products being distributed by a group […]

Cannabis growth facility in Yorkton to close

Apr 18, 2020 | 7:00am

Canopy Growth, an Ontario-based cannabis company, announced Thursday that their facility in Yorkton will be closing. The company is also cutting it’s farming operations in Springfield, New York, as well as its cultivation facility in Colombia. Canopy adds that they also plan on transferring ownership of their facilities in Africa to local businesses. The announced […]

Regina Police using new equipment to detect THC levels in motorists

Feb 20, 2020 | 6:19pm

A new instrument is helping Regina Police officers detect THC levels during roadside tests. The Sotoxa Mobile Test System tests the amount of THC based off an oral fluid swab performed during a roadside stop by police. Officers trained to use the device take the sample, plug it into the machine which then offers a “positive” reading […]