Canada Marijuana Laws

Surge In Marijuana Dispensaries Catches Cities By Surprise

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2016 | Canada

Opponents say the storefront dispensaries are technically illegal and should be closed immediately.

Vancouver Pot Activist Arrested After Seed Give-Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Dana Larsen was in Calgary Wednesday with his “Overgrow Canada” campaign.

How Canada's Medical Marijuana Ruling Will Affect You

George Smitherman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
George Smitherman

No matter how you cut it, the market for Licensed Producers in Canada will continue to grow even as some patients choose to be green thumbs. The real economic threat posed by the Court ruling is to those who have been operating outside of the intent and the spirit of the law(s) and who are likely now to be fully exposed.

Jodie Emery Bummed By Bill Blair's Leading Role In Pot Legalization

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Jodie Emery is the wife of Canada's self-styled "prince of pot."

Canadians Facing Pot Charges Left In Legal Limbo

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"I love Baby Trudeau, but he says, 'We're going to fix this.' When?"

Canadians With Pot Convictions Want Trudeau To Offer Pardons

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Tens of thousands are charged with possession every year and, if convicted, they face consequences that can be devastating.

World Will Be 'Looking To Canada' On Pot Legalization, Philpott Says

CBC | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The government will look abroad for best practices, said the health minister.

Canadians Backing Pot Legalization, Top Adviser Tells Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadians are "increasingly likely" to support the legalization or decriminalization of drugs, including marijuana, the public safety minis...

Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana More Than Just Dried Pot

CP | Geordon Omand and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Business

Medical marijuana can legally be consumed in a range of ways — from cannabis-infused cookies and brownies to cooking oils and tea — the Supreme Court of Canada ruled.

Canada's Medical Pot Users Turning To Black Market: Study

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Business

Many patients are turning to dispensaries, which are abundant in Vancouver, but technically illegal.

5 Canadians Fighting To Change The Country's Marijuana Laws

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

"It’s more that we need to work towards ending stigma and shame..."

Government Is Placing An Unfair Burden on Doctors Who Prescribe Marijuana

Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

At present, this time-consuming service is an uninsured one and its accompanying opportunity cost -- taking physicians away from attending to other patients on a fee-for-service basis -- is borne solely by the physician. Because the College considers the medical document to access medical marijuana equivalent to a prescription and, since prescriptions and activities related to prescriptions are insured services, physicians cannot charge patients; fair enough. But what about the for-profit corporations who are benefitting at the physicians' expense?

Looser Pot Laws Still On Table: MacKay

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The federal government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead of pursu...

Fired-Up 'Prince Of Pot' Returns Home After U.S. Jail Term

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WINDSOR, Ont. - Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot" returned to a raucous welcome from supporters Tuesday after serving his U.S. sentence for selling...

Couple Serves Marijuana At Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Living

With this joint, I thee wed. A Colorado couple passed out marijuana cigarettes at their wedding earlier this month, and according to the New York ...

Health Canada Rules Require 6-Year-Old To Smoke Weed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Business

Liam McKnight was nine months old when he had his first seizure. The six-year-old, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome,...

Attention Hemp Farmers: I Will Buy Your Hash!

Dana Larsen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

I believe we should get that process started now, instead of waiting for the laws to catch up. The sick and dying people who need cannabis medicines don't have time to wait for the government and Health Canada to get their act together.

Canada's Shocking Waste Of A Billion Grams Of Medical Cannabis Resin

Dana Larsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Health Canada should be talking to our nation's hemp farmers, helping them to start harvesting and using the valuable resins they're now throwing away. This is our best source for cheap and effective cannabis medicines, with whatever potency, cannabinoid mix and psychoactive effect desired.

Princess Of Pot Set To Run For Federal Liberals

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Jodie Emery, a leading marijuana activist and wife of the imprisoned "Prince of Pot," is set to run federally for the Liberal Party, reports The Georg...

Sensible BC Has Big Plans For The Coming Year

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Sensible BC has become Canada's largest cannabis reform organization. Our focus for 2014 will be building our network and organization, keeping our issue in the media, fighting several legal challenges, and working towards the municipal elections coming this November.

Pot Was Criminalized In 1923, But Why?

CBC | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Business

Pot activists in Canada and elsewhere will be taking part today in what's being billed as a "Global Marijuana March." In this country, they will be ca...

West Coast Leads Push for Drug Reform in Canada

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

Kerrisdale residents Ray and Nichola Hall know too well the tragic outcomes of easily accessible illicit drugs. Both their sons, now in their mid 30s, were addicted to heroin and other drugs. They were raised in one of Vancouver's most-exclusive neighbourhoods, proving that the drug trade and addiction have no boundaries.

Pot Users Worried About Gov't Supply

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who grow their own medical marijuana will see their licences expire on March 31 to pave the way for new federal government regulations whi...

Banning Self-Grown Pot Unconstitutional: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Changes to the medical marijuana program that will force patients to stop growing their own pot will violate the rights of those who won't...

B.C. Woman 'Will Die' Under New Pot Laws: Mother

CBC | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of an epileptic woman says the only treatment that works for her daughter's epilepsy — cannabis — will become unaffordable under Heal...