Canada Marijuana Legalization

NDP Urges Liberals To Decriminalize Pot Before Legalizing It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana, and his government plans to get started next spring.

Marijuana Edibles Pose Health Risks To Children: Federal Paper

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The government says legalizing marijuana will keep pot out of the hands of children and deny criminals the profits of shady, back-alley dealing.

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.

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."

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.

Jodie Emery Bummed By Bill Blair's Leading Role In Pot Legalization

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Jodie Emery is the wife of Canada's self-styled "prince of pot."

Trudeau's Pot Plan Complicated By Global Treaties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

The government faces a long, hard slog.

Wynne Wants Guidance From Feds On Medical, Recreational Pot

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Pres | Posted 12.20.2015 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Premier says there hasn't been enough discussion about the distinctions between medicinal and recreational marijuana.

World Will Be 'Looking To Canada' On Pot Legalization, Philpott Says

CBC | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The government will look abroad for best practices, said the health minister.

Feds Urged To Take Time On Pot Legalization

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is urging Trudeau Liberals to learn from the U.S. experience.

Trudeau Prepares To Tackle Politics Of Legalizing Pot

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The first step in that process will be to establish a task force to hear from public health, substance abuse and public safety experts.

It Won't Be That Easy For Trudeau To Legalize Pot: Colorado Official

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics

"It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you think. It's going to take a lot longer to do it. And it's going to cost more than you think."

Canadians Backing Pot Legalization, Top Adviser Tells Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadians are "increasingly likely" to support the legalization or decriminalization of drugs, including marijuana, the public safety minis...

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..."

Ex-Tory MP: 'Real Conservatives Support Legal Marijuana'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.18.2015 | Canada Politics

“His personal crusade against marijuana users is just another expensive, big government intervention, wasting tax dollars and treating Canadians like children.”

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...

Feds Spend Big To Fight The Pot Menace

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

The Tories want to make sure you know recreational drug use is not okay. Despite what certain leaders of other parties may suggest. And they're bac...

Watching the Watchdog: The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

Tim Knight | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

Yes, I've smoked marijuana. And yes, I've inhaled it. Marijuana lessens pain (I have a bad back). It's an anti-depressant (the freelance writing, filmmaking and communications training business are in terminal decline). And it increases both sexual enjoyment and staying power (no need to explain).

Support For Legalizing Pot Grows

CBC | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics

B.C.'s medical health officers are joining a powerful coalition of health, academic and justice experts calling for an overhaul of Canada's anti-drug ...

Harper Says No To Decriminalizing Pot

CBC | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will never agree to the decriminalization of marijuana. Harper's comments came Friday in Vancouve...