Canada Marijuana Laws

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...

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,...

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.

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...

Sensible BC Has Big Plans For The Coming Year

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Sensible BC has become Canada's largest cannabis reform organization. Our focus for 2014 will be building our network and organization, keeping our issue in the media, fighting several legal challenges, and working towards the municipal elections coming this November.

Pot Was Criminalized In 1923, But Why?

CBC | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Business

Pot activists in Canada and elsewhere will be taking part today in what's being billed as a "Global Marijuana March." In this country, they will be ca...

West Coast Leads Push for Drug Reform in Canada

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

Kerrisdale residents Ray and Nichola Hall know too well the tragic outcomes of easily accessible illicit drugs. Both their sons, now in their mid 30s, were addicted to heroin and other drugs. They were raised in one of Vancouver's most-exclusive neighbourhoods, proving that the drug trade and addiction have no boundaries.

Pot Users Worried About Gov't Supply

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who grow their own medical marijuana will see their licences expire on March 31 to pave the way for new federal government regulations whi...

Banning Self-Grown Pot Unconstitutional: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Changes to the medical marijuana program that will force patients to stop growing their own pot will violate the rights of those who won't...

B.C. Woman 'Will Die' Under New Pot Laws: Mother

CBC | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of an epileptic woman says the only treatment that works for her daughter's epilepsy — cannabis — will become unaffordable under...

Medical Pot Users Hope Police Turn Blind Eye

CBC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are hoping new Health Canada regulations requiring cannabis producers and sellers to obtain licenses will not be enfo...

Health Canada's Advice To Destroy Pot Stashes Is Ridiculous

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Users of medical marijuana will soon be prohibited from growing their own pot — and the federal government is suggesting they turn to their...

What 'Prince Of Pot' Plans To Do After Prison Release

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pot activist Marc Emery, who will be released from a U.S. prison this summer, has announced a cross-Canada tour aimed at unseating the Conservative go...

WATCH: Trudeau Slams Harper's 'Nanny State' Stance On Pot

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau slammed Stephen Harper Wednesday for what he said is the prime minister's "nanny state" stance on marijuana. Speaking at the Univers...

What's Their Problem With Pot, Anyway?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

While politicians across the country are fessing up to their past marijuana use, and calling for pot legalization in Canada, Alberta's premier and Cal...

'Just Leave Pot Smokers Alone'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Dana Larsen, the man at the head of a B.C. campaign to force a provincial marijuana referendum, thinks a proposal to ticket Canadian pot smokers is a ...

Grown Legally, Sold Illegally

CBC | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. pot grower says he and many others are making thousands of dollars every month growing licensed medical marijuana and selling it for illegal di...

Canadian Kids Love Marijuana The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Living

A new survey from UNICEF has found that more Canadian kids smoke marijuana than anywhere else in the western world. The study on the well-being of ...

Court Strikes Down Pot Ruling

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's ban on marijuana was effectively upheld Friday when Ontario's top court struck down an earlier court decision that said Canada's la...

Most Canadians In Favour Of Decriminalization Or Legalization: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Politics

The majority of Canadians support the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, a new poll shows. Sixty-five per cent of Canadians over 18 su...

B.C. Legal Pot Vote

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's municipal politicians, sensing shifting emotional attitudes towards marijuana and a possible major new revenue source, v...