Canada Drug Laws

Put An End To Racially Biased Arrests For Pot Possession

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

In Nunavut and the North West Territories, about one per cent of the population gets arrested for a cannabis offence every year. That is an astoundingly high rate of arrests, especially when compared with cities like Vancouver, where such arrests are very rare. So, why continue to criminalize possession in some parts of the country and not others?

Crackdown On Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Needed: Safety League

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Ontario Safety League urged the Liberal government Thursday to crackdown on corner stores that sell crackpipes, bongs, grinders and othe...

Marijuana Decriminalization: The Time Has Come

Sandy Garossino | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

This week, the Union of B.C. Municipalities voted to support the decriminalization of marijuana in Canada. This step may seem small, but it signifies that public leadership in British Columbia has reached an historic tipping point on the war on drugs. It won't tip back.

Doctors Attack Canada's War On Drugs

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A number of leading figures in Canadian public health are criticizing the federal government's approach to drug policy, suggesting political...

Canada's Military May Work With U.S. And Mexico In War On Drugs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts wrap up a two-day meeting in Ottawa today that has focused on shared Nort...

Mandatory Minimum Terms for Cannabis Cultivation: How Crazy Are the Harper Conservatives?

Neil Boyd | Posted 08.14.2011 | Canada
Neil Boyd

In the land of the marijuana growers -- and the land of the users -- very little will change because of Stephen Harper's mandatory minimum sentencing terms. What will convince the Harper government to change its course?