Canada Marijuana Legalization

World Watching Canada Move To Legal Pot: Task Force Head

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics

The federal government's goal is to have a legalized system in place by June 2018.

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.

Mulcair Slams Trudeau For 'Abject Hypocrisy' On Pot

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics

Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, he said.

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Feds Will Ensure Access To Legal Pot Even If Provinces Don't Act: Trudeau

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics

Medical cannabis users can buy online from federally licensed producers.

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.

Teens Say Legalizing Marijuana Doesn't Change Their Opinion On It

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Politics

Those 18 and over will be able to buy the drug legally in 2018.

Kimmel Mocks Canada's Pot Legalization Plan (And Seth Rogen)

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Living

Is Canada "about to become the stoner living in America's attic?''

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.

Liberals Introducing Pot Legalization Bill Thursday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics

The Liberals say the current system of prohibition does not stop young people from using marijuana.

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."

Manitoba Bill Will Help Police Crack Down On Stoned Drivers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada

Out of 1,230 drivers tested last fall, 124 tested positive for some sort of drug.

Canada's Pot Legalization Could Spur Problems With U.S.

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada will need to amend its involvement in 3 international conventions.

Legal Age For Pot Sales Should Be Set At 18: Task Force

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"Regulation of cannabis will touch every aspect of our society."

Legal Pot Could Cause 'Significant' Jump In Impaired Driving: Report

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"In Colorado... there was a 32 per cent increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths."

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 05.02.2017 | 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 04.25.2017 | 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 03.06.2017 | 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 01.08.2017 | 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 01.05.2017 | 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 12.20.2016 | 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 11.28.2016 | Canada Politics

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