Canada Marijuana Laws

Government Hopes Pot Data Will Help Weed Out Illegal Market

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Politics

From street prices to how often people light up, the government hopes the collected data helps it fight the black market.

What You Should Know Before Talking To Your Kids About Pot

HuffPost Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Parents

Don't be scared to have this conversation.

Pot Users Are Actually More Social Than Non-Users: Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Business

They tend to be more educated, too.

Feds Seek To Create Pot Tracking System

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics

Health Canada did not say how much the proposed system would cost.

Canadians Believe Pot Bill Won't Stop Youth From Getting Drug: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics

There's a lot of doubt in the bill's ability to achieve the government's key goals.

Liberals' Marijuana Bill Aims To Erode Our Charter Rights

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Sarah E. Leamon

Last week, legislation was tabled by our government, seeking to end the 94-year prohibition against the drug. But with it came with some unexpected proposal that are likely to be in conflict with our charter rights. These are the ones aimed at curbing impaired driving.

Legal Marijuana Bill Could Require Plain, Brand-Free Packaging

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The prospect of plain packaging has pot producers warning the federal government that they won't be able to compete with the black market without some form of branding.

Legalizing Cannabis Will Fail If Producers Can't Brand Their Pot

Brendan Kennedy | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Brendan Kennedy

Reasonable taxation, responsible branding and in-store marketing are the most powerful tools the federal government has to eliminate the black market. Professional companies must be allowed to explain to consumers why their products are superior to those offered by their illegal competitors.

Canada Day Not An 'Appropriate Date' For Legalizing Marijuana: Blair

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"That's my opinion."

We Need To Stop Infantilizing Young Adults Over Cannabis Access

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jenna Valleriani

Since the Task Force announced their recommendations for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada last week, the focus has predominantly been on age restrictions, suggested in the report at 18 years old with provincial autonomy to mirror drinking ages. While the media frames this as "Trudeau OK with Canadians as young as 18 accessing cannabis", I find myself questioning why we continue to speak about young adults who are 18 and 19 as if they are children.

Medical Marijuana Company Launches App Offering Same-Day Delivery

CP | John Cotter | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Times they are a changing.

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.

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 04.08.2017 | 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 02.25.2017 | 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 01.08.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.22.2016 | 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 11.28.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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...