WEEDS® in the News

Collection of news articles from various online sources.

 

 

September 16, 2006 - The Globe and Mail -  "Owner of marijuana café sent to jail"

 

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July 22, 2014 - Vancouver Sun - No note, no problem. Vancouver pot activist insists sales will continue (with video)

 

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December 4, 2014 - Cannabis Culture - Article on selling selling marijuana at liquor stores, comments by Don and Dana Larsen

 

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January 1, 2015 - Georgia Straight - "Vancouver marijuana users embrace the super highs of dabbing" Article on the popularity of dabbing, Has comments from Don and mentions Weeds. 

 

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January 13, 2015 - Huffington Post - Coverage of the 2015 robbery of WEEDS® Main Street store

 

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January 13, 2015 - The Globe and Mail - "Owner of marijuana dispensaries vows to beef up security at Vancouver stores" 

 

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February 8, 2015 - National Post - The Tim Hortons of cannabis: 63-year-old 'king' seeks franchisees to grow his marijuana empire

 

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February 12, 2015 - Coast Reporter (Sunshine Coast) - Weeds store in Sechelt won’t happen, says RCMP

 

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April 29, 2015 - Cannabis Life Network - Dispensary Regulation: The Don Briere Interview

 

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January 14, 2016 - The Georgia Straight - "Canada's licensed marijuana producers are still selling a lot less pot than Vancouver's dispensaries"

 

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February 27, 2016 - Cornwall Free News - WEEDS Opens in Nation’s Capitol – Safe Marijuana For Sale In Ottawa

 

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April 19, 2016 - VICE.com - "Here Are The Biggest Influencers in Canadian Weed Right Now"

 

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April 20, 2016 - Macleans - Why buying pot has never been easier - Inside Canada’s completely out of control marijuana business

 

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July 12, 2016 - CBC News - Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Winnipeg's Exchange District

 

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Aug 17, 2016 - The Province - The 'King of Cannabis' fights for his Vancouver throne

 

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September 11, 2016 - Cornwall Free News - Don Briere Sells Marijuana For The Crown

 

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September 29, 2016 - Ottawa Citizen - The two Weeds dispensaries have closed, but there are plenty of other shops to buy marijuana in Ottawa

 

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September 19, 2016 - Vancouver Sun - Three people arrested, released as police raid Surrey pot shop

 

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January 26, 2017 - The Georgia Straight - Marijuana entrepreneur Don Briere forced to lay off staff because of city fines

 

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February 1, 2017 - Ottawa Citizen - Weeds marijuana store on Bank Street closed indefinitely after raid

 

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March 1, 2017 - Ottawa Citizen - Budtenders arrested for drug trafficking speak about working at pot dispensaries

 

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April 13, 2017 - NOW Toronto - Weeds and Wu: Raekwon the Chef wilds out at a Vancouver pot dispensary

 

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September 24, 2017 - The National Post - Black Market to Grey: The illicit pot market is no longer dominated by street gangs, outlaw motorcycle clubs and organized crime

 

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February 1, 2018 - Cannabis Life Network - Don Briere, owner of WEEDS, on getting raided, the RCMP vs. VPD, and suing the city

 

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February 1, 2018 - Alaska Highway News - Aging, medicine and marijuana

 

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February 7th, 2018 - The Georgia Straight - B.C. lawyers and activists argue criminal records can't be allowed to sink cannabis entrepreneurs

 

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March 7, 2018 - CBC News - Police release dramatic footage of cannabis dispensary robbery

 

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March 8, 2018 - CBC News - Suspect arrested in violent robbery of Vancouver cannabis dispensary

 

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March 22, 2018 - CBC News - Police walk thin green line as illegal pot shops flourish

 

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May 12, 2018 - The Province - Mike Smyth: Province plans to aggressively weed out illegal pot shops

 

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October 17, 2018 - Global News - B.C. dispensaries left in legal limbo as recreational cannabis is legalized

 

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October 17, 2018 - CTV News - Vancouver's unlicensed dispensaries faced with difficult choice

 

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October 29, 2018 - New York Times - Vancouver, Canada’s Marijuana Capital, Struggles to Tame the Black Market

 

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October 29, 2018 - The Georgia Straight - New York Times draws attention to unlicensed cannabis sales in Vancouver

 

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November 21, 2018 - Cannabis Life Network - WEEDS co-owner on going public and facing $150,000 in licensing fees

 

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February 11, 2019 - The Georgia Straight - Heighten your Valentine’s Day with these ten cannabis tools

 

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February 13, 2019 - The Georgia Straight - Activist David Malmo-Levine’s comic book debunks drug war myths

 

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March 19, 2019 - The Georgia Straight - Local cannabis dispensary to host a ‘Homegrown’ art show

 

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March 26, 2019 - Vancouver Sun - Yaletown condo dwellers worry illegal pot shop will be allowed to open legally in their tower

 

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June 10, 2019 - The Globe and Mail - Vancouver scofflaw cannabis shops to shut down stores but keep selling online after losing court battle

 

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July 19, 2019 - Grand Forks Gazette - Grand Forks council denies pot shop for Weeds Glass & Gifts

 

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August 23, 2019 - CBC News - Pot magnate takes Grand Forks to court for refusing retail licence

 

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September 10, 2019 - Straight Cannabis - WEEDS Glass & Gifts seeks public support at Vancouver City Hall today in fighting order to close Kingsway store

 

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October 16, 2019 - CBC News - Cannabis stores in B.C. mark first year of legal sales with mixed reviews

 

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November 21, 2019 - Coast Reporter - UPDATE: Council endorses four cannabis shop licences

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