Canada Marijuana

Canada's Lawyers and Judges Need To Brush Up On Marijuana Laws

Dana Larsen | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

Instead of being laughed off as a silly mistake, this deserves serious scrutiny. Where there is one mistake caught only by a fluke, there are probably many more that didn't get noticed. Harper's cannabis crackdown means that our courts are steadily processing more and more small-time cannabis cases. As these cases clog the system, judges will find themselves even more pressed to deal with them quickly, and be paying even less attention to the specific details in each case. These kinds of sentencing mistakes will only happen more often.

Stinky Grow-Ops Targeted By Langley Bylaw

CBC | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Residents of the Township of Langley, B.C., who are fed up with the pungent smells coming from marijuana grow-ops could get some relief from a new byl...

Marijuana Top Drug Choice Of Canadian Army: Report

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Marijuana remains the drug of choice for members of the Canadian army, based on the Force's latest blind drug testing report that also found...

Neighbouring Pot Grow-Op Making Workers Sick: Business Owner

CBC | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business

A Vaughan man says that the overwhelming smell of marijuana wafting from an allegedly legal grow-op next door to his restoration business is causing s...

Feds Lose 'Significant' Pot Battle

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Cour...

Bob Marley's Family Selling High-End Marijuana Brand

AFP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Music

Thirty-three years after his untimely death, ganja-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of top-end marijuana, his...

Heavy Marijuana Use Shrinks The Brain, But May Actually Make Up For It

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

Don't be alarmed, but smoking a lot of pot for a long time may shrink your brain. At least, that's the conclusion U.S. neuroscientists have reached...

Four Big Ways the Media Got the Marijuana Study Wrong

Dana Larsen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

You might have seen the recent headlines: "Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds", "Study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless," and "20 years of marijuana research shows ill effects of chronic use." I'm here to tell you: don't believe the hype.

MacKay's Marijuana Stance Unshaken, Not Stirred

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's resolve to enforce the law against marijuana use is unshaken by a call to legalize pot from the country's largest men...

This Slice Of Pizza Might Make You High

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

It may sound half-baked but a pizza chain is developing a line of pizza sauces made with cannabis for states in the US where weed is legal for medical...

Vancouver Crowd, Clouds Of Pot Smoke Welcome Jailed Activist Home

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Hundreds gathered in Vancouver to welcome the return of Marc Emery, Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot," after he spent more than four ye...

'Prince Of Pot' Will Be Back In Vancouver In Time For 4:20

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Marc Emery, B.C.s self-proclaimed "prince of pot," is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver today after returning to Canada Tuesday following his release...

Canada's Doctors Decline Anti-Marijuana Campaign

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Politics

The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada's upcoming anti-drug campaign targeting yo...

Health Canada Taps Docs For Anti-Pot Campaign

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Politics

As the Conservatives repeatedly attack Liberal leader Justin Trudeau over his support for the legalization of marijuana, the federal government has as...

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,...

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...

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.

Police Pull Gun On Men For Saying 'Nickelback'

The Huffington Post Canada | Alina Kulesh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Music

As if Nickelback hasn't caused enough distress in the world with their music, two men in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho felt the pain when they were recently de...

What You Should Know About Buying Weed In Washington

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

You can now buy legal recreational pot in Vancouver. Vancouver, Wash., that is. This week, 24 businesses in Washington state were issued retail ...

Vancouver's 'Prince Of Pot' To Be Freed From U.S. Prison

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Marc Emery, the so-called Prince of Pot, is due to be released from a U.S. prison this week. Many of his supporters criticized the American prosecutio...

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...

Marijuana Prescribing Doctors Shouldn't Be Scrutinized

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Valleriani

Health Canada has recently announced a proposed amendment that will require licensed producers (LPs) under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) to submit information about the doctors who are prescribing cannabis to provincial medical licensing authorities. In my opinion, this is another backhanded attempt to further de-legitimize the traction cannabis has been gaining in Canada and to appease the powerful institutions that surround federally authorized access.