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Monopolizing alcohol sales hasn't worked. Monopolizing marijuana sales won't, either. Why go down that road when we can avoid it in the first place?
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New industry could help communities hit hard by decline in manufacturing.
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Women occupy only 5 per cent of the seats on marijuana company boards.
The Liberals hope to make marijuana legal by the summer of 2018.
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The federal government's goal is to have a legalized system in place by June 2018.
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Booze sales will take a $70-million hit in the first year of legal weed, Anderson Economic Group says.
Jurisdictions that legalized marijuana experienced sales booms as the trade shifted to stores from the black market.
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Anne McLellan said most people don't understand what legalizing marijuana actually means.
Health Canada did not say how much the proposed system would cost.
Those 18 and over will be able to buy the drug legally in 2018.
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The government is poised to introduce legislation in April to legalize pot.
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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.
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The LCBO is hoping to cash in on marijuana sales. The dubious reasoning being that they, and only they, are capable of handling the burdensome task of quenching the insatiable thirst of millions of Ontarian adults -- so obviously they and only they are responsible enough to distribute marijuana. Too bad Ontarians don't view it this way.
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Pot dispensaries, cannabis cafes, medical marijuana clinics, smoke shops, vapour lounges -- cannabis culture has gained a foothold in Toronto. Some neighbourhoods have had little to no infiltration, but many have had a staggering number of pot dispensaries open along the main street, out in the open.
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No, it won't be enough to cover the deficit.
After 83 days in power for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the House of Commons has resumed sitting. Ottawa will be back in full swing with hundreds of new staffers settling into their new roles. As ministers return to the question period briefed up, staffed up and, ideally, rested up from the holiday, we will see a more comfortable team working to deliver on the government priorities set out in their platform and Speech from the Throne: growing the economy for the middle class, providing Canadians with open and transparent government and fighting climate change.
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TORONTO — The CEO of one of Canada's licensed medical cannabis producers says a delivery-by-courier model would be a good first step as the new Liberal government looks to allow recreational access to...
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"There would not be any need to reinvent the wheel."
As many as three in 10 adult Canadians could be consumers of legal pot Canadians want corporate-run, government-controlled marijuana biz Possibly a $5-billion annual business The market for legal m...
The first step in that process will be to establish a task force to hear from public health, substance abuse and public safety experts.
Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators.
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“His personal crusade against marijuana users is just another expensive, big government intervention, wasting tax dollars and treating Canadians like children.”
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 serious problems for his staff. Mario Batony has h...
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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 mental health and addiction treatment centre.Justice...
Unlike the "Prince of Pot," I don't use marijuana. I never have, and probably never will, even if it were to become legal for recreational use. Nevertheless, I have been a staunch admirer of Marc's ever since I first met him. While Marc Emery didn't do this single-handedly, there is no question that he is at least partly responsible for the fact that hundreds of thousands of people across North America now have legal access to a medication that helps relieve their pain and epileptic seizures. Margaret Wente said that Marc's no hero, but I disagree.
The Tories can't even mention Justin Trudeau and his plan to legalize pot without resorting to a plea to 'think of the children!' They'll tell you pot can fry a developing brain, spoil an academic career or even turn your son or daughter into an addict. But prohibition isn't keeping pot away from teens. It is ruining young lives across the continent. As it so often with misguided legislation, it's the disadvantaged who suffer most.
VANCOUVER - Todd Spaits believes his home state of Washington could one day be the Amsterdam of the United States, with everyone from die-hard pot heads to the curious but uninitiated visiting for the...
The dialogue on pot is too preachy, according to an educational film from the University of British Columbia (UBC) -- and its filmmakers want to change it. The 29-minute film, called "Cycles," follows...
Common political views on cannabis control have always painted as a federal responsibility, but it can be resolved at the provincial level. A moratorium on the enforcement of simple possession of cannabis would be an entirely reasonable initiative, clearly supported by a majority of the province's citizens.
SECHELT, B.C. - Councillors in a rural community on the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, have given second reading to a proposed bylaw allowing medicinal marijuana grow ops on land zoned for indust...
SECHELT, B.C. - A community along British Columbia's Sunshine Coast is considering whether to implement special zoning for medical marijuana, allowing large-scale commercial operations in industrial a...
CALGARY - The same sort of dangers and health risks lurking in illegal marijuana grow-ops have been discovered at a federally approved medical marijuana operation.Inspectors in Calgary executed a warr...