Canada Marijuana

Marijuana's Pro-Psychotic Effects May Put Teens At Risk

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

There is no single cause for schizophrenia. THC alone is not responsible, but there is an abundance of evidence that THC can provoke an earlier onset of schizophrenia by up to six years. There is also solid evidence to suggest a causal link between THC and schizophrenia.

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.

Surge In Storefront Pot Dispensaries Prompts Calls For Regulation

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

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

T.O. Councillor Should Get His Medical Marijuana Facts Straight

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

It's hard to tell from the councillor's statement whether he is simply unaware of the rules and Supreme Court ruling, or whether he is choosing to ignore the facts to get media exposure. Either way, it's reckless and unprofessional behaviour for a Toronto city councillor.

Legal Pot Bill Coming Next Spring, Health Minister Announces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"Our approach to drugs must be comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate."

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

Cannabis' Cancer Treatment Potential Is Finally Being Recognized

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Since I posted the letter that has spread further than I ever expected, I have received a few private responses on Facebook. They have all been touching and meaningful, and I appreciate everyone who has reached out to me. However it was today I received the most significant one.

Put Medical Marijuana Patient Rights Above Profit Margins

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Last week we saw the Pharmacy Association weigh in on the future of medicinal cannabis distribution in Canada. They want in now, saying they should be the "front line" in dispensing the drug. It is an interesting reversal from their earlier position on medicinal cannabis, so let's try to understand why.

You Can't Deny Marijuana Is Dangerous For Developing Minds

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Physicians have not effectively confronted pot-related myths, nor have we adequately educated our patients. When I tell parents about marijuana's risks, they often express shock. Many believe it's like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life. But pot is not benign.

A Look Inside Mettrum, A Medical Cannabis Producer

Madaline Zanni | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

Mettrum's licensed production facilities span over 80,000 square feet of capacity, located on a total of over 80 acres of land. The Bowmanville location (one of two) is massive, and houses their client service team and part of the grow operations.

Protect Medical Marijuana Patient Rights In Bill 45 Debate

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Once implemented, Bill 45 would put medicinal marijuana under the same regulations as tobacco products under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. I am in full agreement and support of the proposed changes to control the sale of e-cigarettes, but I can't agree with lumping in medicinal cannabis patients.

Weed-Infused Beauty Products Said To Help Your Skin AND Sex Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Style

Well, this is new for the beauty scene.

This Weed Nutella Is The Made-In-Canada Edible The World Needs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living

And you can only get it in Canada.

Segregating Medical Marijuana Patients Isn't The Answer

Quito Maggi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

By equating medicinal cannabis with tobacco and applying the same rules to its sale and use, the Ontario government is effectively telling patients to get back in to the closet where they belong. It's a regressive policy that has no place in this country.

The Liberals' Marijuana Vaping Laws Are Anything But Common Sense

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Jenna Valleriani

Wynne has called the new regulations "common sense," and Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla has stated this "strikes a balance" between the rights of medical cannabis users and other Ontarians, but I fail to see a fair and just consideration of medical cannabis users' rights in the equation.

Don't Wait To Overgrow Canada's Unjust Marijuana Laws

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

As Canada moves towards legalization, it's good to remember how we got here. It is civil disobedience against the unjust pot prohibition laws that has gotten us to the verge of legalization. We must keep up that momentum as we enter into the final stretch of our cannabis campaign.

Put An End To Racially Biased Arrests For Pot Possession

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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?

Pot Legalization: Health Canada Flags 9 Considerations For Feds

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2016 | Canada Politics

A document offers insight into how the new government will navigate the issue.

The 8 Ways Canada Can Legalize Marijuana

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Ending cannabis prohibition must also make right the mistakes of the past. When we legalize cannabis we must not forget those who are still in jail now for cannabis, or the many Canadians with cannabis criminal records. We want a quick and easy process for Canadians to apply to have their cannabis criminal records expunged.

Vancouver Should Embrace Its Growing Cannabis Celebration

Dana Larsen | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Dana Larsen

What started with a handful of people at Victory Square Park on April 20, 1995, has organically grown into one of Vancouver's largest and most well-known civic events. Last year, Vancouver's 420 celebration brought in upwards of 40,000 people to the Art Gallery grounds throughout the day.

Drug Smugglers Got So Stoned They Called 911 On Themselves

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada

We don’t have weapons or anything, “just a bunch of snacks.”

Canadian Gets Life In Jail For Massive Pot Smuggling Operation

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 45-year-old Michael "Mickey" Woods of Cornwall, Ont., was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Syracuse.

The U.S. Marijuana Industry Is Looking Less And Less Like A Black Market

CP | Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Business

DENVER — Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing marij...

Don't Let Those Who Opposed Legal Cannabis Profit From It Now

Dana Larsen | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

Before premiers, liquor unions and corporations start falling all over each other in an effort to cash in on legal cannabis sales, let's remember the real reasons we should be ending cannabis prohibition in Canada.

10 Big Challenges Facing Trudeau's Government In 2016

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Now comes the hard part.