Guy Saddy

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Aug 14, 2020
Pot Shots: How legal cannabis hits different in Canada and the U.S.

When it comes to cannabis, Canadians sometimes think we’re the starship Enterprise—exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and so on. We were the first G7 country to go all-in for legalizing the demon weed on a national basis...

Jul 3, 2020
Pot Shots: Cannabis is essential, so have people been panic-buying in the pandemic?

Gerry Butts, the former high-flying adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is in the news again. OK, not really—unless you count my cousin’s Facebook feed as a verifiable news service. (You could do worse.) On it, the finely surnamed politico...

May 20, 2020
Pot Shots: Cannabis drinks haven't reached the sipping point in B.C. yet

This article was originally published in our April issue, and was written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Happy with your chocolate CBD bar? Blissed out by your banana sundae with THC sauce? Well, that’s good news! Seriously, I mean...

Apr 24, 2020
Pot Shots: The legal cannabis market hasn’t lived up to investors’ high hopes. Will that change?

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. For the national costume segment of the 2019 Miss Universe competition, Alyssa Boston, our very own Miss Universe Canada, came out wearing a smoking ensemble—literally.

Mar 9, 2020
Pot Shots: The jury is still out on CBD

Gather ’round, ladies and gents! You sir, with your thumbs hooked into the belt loops of your dungarees! Come on in, get a little closer. We’re all friends, right? And as your friend, it is a true honour to share...

Dec 13, 2019
Pot Shots: A gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life

God rest ye, merry gentlefolk Let nothing you dismay For you can purchase rolling kits For five bucks on eBay Or vapourizers, joints and grinders At your local mall ’Tis the season, why not buy it all? (I mean, it’s your call…) It’s legal now, so why...

Nov 29, 2019
Pot Shots: Cannabis edibles are now legal. But how do they taste?

They’re chewy! They’re cute as your sister’s kid and as colourful as Christmas! Plus, they pack a THC-infused punch. What’s not to love? A lot. Sold in California, where cannabis edibles are legally available, Stoney Patch gummies are likely in breach of state laws stipulating that cannabis products cannot be...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

Sep 30, 2019
Pot Shots: Seniors might be in for a surprise with some cannabis products

In a scene from Score, Radley Metzger’s 1974 cult classic sexploitation flick, the predatory Elvira attempts to seduce innocent Betsy by loosening her up with a bit of weed. Inexperienced in love, life and, evidently, the mythical “power” of the...

Aug 14, 2019
Pot Shots: How to invest in cannabis stocks without getting burned

So…you want to invest in marijuana stocks? Well, step right up and get in line behind the thousands of other equally excitable lemmings. Is that rude? Sorry. In truth, I understand. You’ve seen the crazy returns. You’ve suppressed pangs of jealousy while watching your neighbour, whose financial plan once consisted of...

Jun 27, 2019
Recreational Property Guide 2019: The hottest real estate commodity in B.C.?

Surrounded by snow-covered evergreens and almost glowing from the reflected light of the setting sun, the gleaming white cottage looks as if it emerged organically from its setting. The place definitely has character: its bones are classic, enduring. According to the new owners, it’s “a cute little house,” but it’s...

Jun 27, 2019
Recreational Property Guide 2019: 5 hot spots to buy in B.C.

If you're not aware, recreational properties in B.C. are booming. It shouldn't be surprising, given the beauty of the province and the out-of-control sales in urban markets. Here are the spots that should be on your wish list. GIBSONS Population: 9,132 (2016 census) Population...

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