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Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized ‘a large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

Weed shortages smoked out, says GNWT

After several months of sometimes spotty cannabis supply following legalization in October, the problem with shortages appears to have been rectified, according to a spokesperson with the Department of Finance. A wider selection of cannabis...

RCMP seize ‘large quantities’ of cannabis, mushrooms and shatter in Rankin Inlet

A 35-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Cannabis Act and the Criminal Code of Canada including impaired driving and drug trafficking following an...

The city wants your input on cannabis stores

The City of Yellowknife is asking residents for their opinions on cannabis stores in the city. In addition to the existing federal and territorial regulations around cannabis retail, the city's role is to decide where...
If the city adopts a 100 metre buffer zone between cannabis retailers and sensitive locations, all there would a prohibition of cannabis retailers in the blue highlighted zone. Courtesy of City of Yellowknife

City to consider ‘buffer zones’ on cannabis retail

City council will soon consider what kind of regulatory framework will surround private sales of cannabis in the city. At a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on May 6, council and Mayor Rebecca Alty heard...

Go green? Go local

Yellowknife, during its formative years, was not just pulling gold out of the ground but carrots too. Back in the 1940s and '50s, many homes had garden patches out back, or out front, or on...
Jordan Harker, the man proposing to build a cannabis facility in Yellowknife, stood before city council Monday to answer questions about how the venture would operate. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Council supports proposed cannabis ‘green’ house

Several councillors are praising a proposed cannabis production facility in the Engle business district at a Governance and Priories Committee meeting March 11. Jordan Harker, the developer behind the project, said the facility will produce...

Health Canada releases proposed guidelines for cannabis edibles

The federal government is holding a public consultation on the regulation of cannabis products, including edibles. Health Canada released the proposed regulations today, which recommend 10mg of THC per package of cannabis edibles. For cannabis extracts,...

Clearing up confusion about consuming cannabis

When the Government of Canada legalized recreational cannabis Oct. 17, some residents were left confused about where they are allowed to consume the substance. As of now, Inuvik is following the consumption location limitations outlined...

Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell cannabis

Cannabis is legal in Canada, as of Oct. 17, but the Inuvik Liquor Store will not sell it, unlike its counterparts in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Norman Wells. Selling cannabis on...
Justin Melville, examines the first legally purchased Cannabis in the territory. Dylan Short/NNSL photo

Cannabis craziness in Yellowknife

The wait outside the liquor store, the only physical location selling cannabis in the capital, started at 6 a.m. this morning with resident Justin Melville at front. "I'm not really a big user, I'm here for...
Cannabis paraphernalia on display inside the Yellowknife Liquor Shop. Dylan Short/NNSL photo

YK set for cannabis sales

As the clock strikes midnight tonight, so comes the legalization of cannabis across the nation. Anyone in the city that is over the age of 19 will be able to buy up to 30 grams...

GNWT lays out plans for legal pot sales

A gram of legal weed in NWT will cost between $8.21 and $14.55, depending on the strain. At a public briefing on the GNWT's plan for pot sales and distribution on Wednesday, MLAs heard that...

As legalization looms, outstanding pot charges still linger

In less than six weeks, it will be legal to buy and possess marijuana. But possession charges will remain before the courts. That was made clear in a Yellowknife courtroom recently, when a 41-year-old man...
Sara Murphy, 28, poses for picture inside Harley's Hard Rock Saloon on Thursday. NNSL file photo

Pot business to open downtown at end of month

Sara Handley, 29, (formerly Murphy) is owner and operations manager of Premium MJ. She is preparing for the anticipated demand of cannabis products with the business. Over the summer, she was able to purchase a...
Edward Eggenberger, owner of the uptown Liquor Shop, which will be selling legal cannabis, is still without a contract from the GNWT or a business license from the city. With about a month to go before the GNWT will be selling marijuana to the public, details remain vague on a number of aspects of the product's delivery. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL

Liquor retailer still waiting on business licence

The sole private liquor distributor in Yellowknife is set to sell cannabis on Oct. 17, but this week said he is yet to obtain a business licence from the city or a contract to...

Business group wants piece of legal pot pie

If Ottawa is going to legalize it, NWT should privatize it. That was the message the Northwest Territories business community had for MLAs on Thursday night. During a public meeting at the legislative assembly building, both...

More education, less cannabis use

In 1965, approximately half of Canadians smoked cigarettes. That number dropped to 13 per cent by 2015, according to a report on tobacco use in Canada from the University of Waterloo. That 37 per cent...

Inuvik looks for answers on cannabis law enforcement

Enforcement of new cannabis legalization was one of the main issues highlighted at a public meeting held in Inuvik to discuss cannabis legalization April 30. The Standing Committee on Government Operations and the Standing Committee...

Inuvik needs to talk about cannabis legislation

At the town council meeting April 9, there was some discussion about how cannabis legislation in Inuvik should be dealt with. Should people be able to smoke cannabis in public, or only in their homes?...