Canada Marijuana

Mail-Order Pot? What Are You, High?

Mark Towhey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

I'm not a marijuana consumer -- never have been, never will be. But, I understand business planning and marketing.  Marijuana is a retail product for recreational consumers. For most users, it's not a staple item (after all, it's "recreational" remember) so, they don't always plan ahead. Impulse sales, product expertise, advice from local sales staff, and immediate fulfillment are paramount. Mail-order may be a complementary channel for some users, but it won't be the only channel. The idea it can be, is simply a non-starter.  

3 Thieves Arrested In P.E.I. After Mistaking Hops For Pot

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada

Can you see the difference? Three Islanders couldn't.

Canada Can Learn How To Legalize Pot From America's Example

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the Canadian government prepares to introduce legislation next spring to legalize marijuana for recreational use, there are some useful lessons to be drawn from the experiments that have been taking place south of the border since 2012.

Let's Find Some Better Words For Weed

Carol Levine | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Carol Levine

Pot. Dope. Weed. 420. Bud. Doobie. Toke. Even 15 years after marijuana was approved for legal medical use in Canada, the language describing it obscures, conceals and hides. Can cannabis shed its dubious and illicit past so that this compound can be looked at within a medical framework first, and a recreational one second?

Canadian Driving Laws Must Adapt To Realities Of Legal Marijuana

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah E. Leamon

After at least one effective marijuana-detecting method has been identified, legislative changes must be made and a scheme will need to be developed. The scheme will need to balance the liberties of citizens with the need for public safety.

Clearing The Dust: The Canadian Cannabis Industry's Future

Anthony Wile | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business
Anthony Wile

Ultimately, the marketplace will be defined as regulators decide, with input from special interest groups -- large distributors like pharmacies and liquor control boards, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Pharmacists Association etc. -- that have influence in helping to shape the law in their desired direction.

Guess A Marijuana Vending Cart Isn't Such A Good Idea After All

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Police say the 22-year-old man in charge of the vending cart was found in possession of 150 grams of marijuana.

Trudeau Botched Playing Both Ends Of The Political Spectrum

James Di Fiore | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

"Sunny ways." The term crystallized Justin Trudeau's victory in 2015. His campaign was well run, and Trudeau successfully siphoned support from the right- and left-wing parties in Canada, ushering in what was supposed to be a new way of doing politics. But Trudeau has stumbled.

Legal Weed Would Be Worth Up To $22.6 Billion To Canada's Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business

Businesses "need to think through what this means."

Canadians Support Workplace Drug Tests If Marijuana Legalized: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business

Eighty-four per cent say police should arrest those suspected of driving high.

An Inside Look At One Of Canada's New Licensed Cannabis Producers

Madaline Zannes | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living
Madaline Zannes

The 23,500 square foot production facility in Paris, Ontario started off early in cultivation. As soon as their license to grow was granted, work began straight away. As part of a fully integrated medical marijuana and health care company, high standards must be held to carry on business under the regulations.

Why Americans With DUIs Can't Enter Canada

Henry Chang | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

Canadians may be surprised to learn that United States citizens who have been convicted of (or who have committed) a single instance of Driving under the Influence ("DUI") will actually be barred from Canada. Some U.S. citizens may believe that this is unfair also, especially since Canadians who have DUI convictions are generally not barred from the United States.

Marijuana Sales Get Really, Really High On Fridays

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Business

Ice Cube would approve.

Physicians Must Provide Leadership On Medicinal Cannabis

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Some physicians are writing thousands of cannabis prescriptions every year for a wide variety of maladies. Many of their "patients" are not adequately assessed, nor are they informed about or encouraged to try conventional treatment options, which often have far more evidence for their safety and efficacy. Their "patient" wants cannabis and they get cannabis.

Medical Marijuana Company Launches App Offering Same-Day Delivery

CP | John Cotter | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Times they are a changing.

The White House Doesn't Need A Stoner In Chief

David Martin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

If there was ever any doubt about Mr. Johnson's suitability for the office of the president of the United States, that response sealed the deal. If a candidate is that unaware of one of the most basic foreign policy issues of the day, he shouldn't be running for dog catcher, much less president.

2 Canadian Banks Begin Burning Accounts Linked To Marijuana Industry

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business

A marijuana paraphernalia store owner says his Scotiabank account is being cancelled.

Canadian Pot Production Sprouting Up Big Ahead Of Legalization

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business

One Alberta company is growing its operation tenfold.

Why That One Time You Smoked Pot Can Get You Banned From The U.S.

Henry Chang | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Henry Chang

Matthew Harvey, a British Columbia resident, was permanently banned from the United States because he admitted to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) officer in 2014 that he had previously smoked marijuana. But why does this occur and what can be done if it happens to you?

Medical Marijuana Use Up When Veterans Have Access: Report

CP | Jordan Press | Posted 09.05.2016 | Canada Living

"If a veteran tells another veteran about something that is working for disability, you can be guaranteed that they will tell a hundred other vets.'

What Health Canada's New Cannabis Regulations Mean For Patients

Prad Sekar | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Prad Sekar

Wednesday's release of Health Canada's new medical cannabis regulations, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations brings some big changes for patients. Perhaps the biggest is the reintroduction of statutes that allow Canadian patients to grow for themselves, or to designate someone to grow on their behalf.

Legalization Advocates Should Be First To Address Substance Abuse

Bill Bogart | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

As we urge the move to legalization and regulation, we also need to recognize that Canada has significant issues with drug consumption, both in terms of those that are legal, at present, and those that will become regulated as we shift away from criminalization.

LOOK: Legal Weed Spurs Real Estate Boom In U.S. States

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

Real estate prices are getting high in states with legal weed.

Legal Pot Could Cause 'Significant' Jump In Impaired Driving: Report

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"In Colorado... there was a 32 per cent increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths."

Use Marijuana Tax Revenues To Treat Related Public Health Issues

Bill Bogart | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Bill Bogart

The money raised through those taxes will have more impact if it is used to support prevention and counselling than it will by becoming part of general revenues used for various purposes. Second, the taxes will more likely be supported by the public if they are used for these specific ends.