National / Crime & Legal Mar 4, 2020

Entertainer Masashi Tashiro jailed for drug use and possession

Entertainer Masashi Tashiro was found guilty Wednesday of using and possessing illegal stimulants last November. The Sendai District Court sentenced Tashiro to 30 months in prison, six months of which were suspended for two years with probation for rehabilitation purposes. According to the ruling, Tashiro, 63, ...

Business Dec 3, 2018

Pot so hot in Canada that firms are importing workers

It was midsummer, less than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem. The chief executive officer of Aphria Inc. had just hired 50 people to work in the pot producer's greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario, and by the end of ...

Alberta expects 80 to 100 cannabis stores licensed in a month

Business Oct 16, 2018

Alberta expects 80 to 100 cannabis stores licensed in a month

Alberta expects to have 80 to 100 cannabis retail stores licensed over the next month, with 17 locations ready for the first day of legal sales on Wednesday. The Canadian province is confident it will have adequate supplies ready for Wednesday, said Alain Maisonneuve, chief ...