Canada Marijuana

Mom To Be Extradited To U.S. On Drug Charges, Has To Leave Toddler

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada

Joanna Paluski argued the minister had not taken into account the best interests of her toddler given that she is the sole caregiver.

Health Canada Spends $1.5M To Re-Air Pot Ads Before Election

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Politics

"Our government will continue to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drug abuse and encourage youth to choose a drug-free lifestyle."

Vancouver's Civic Booze-Pushers Need To Lay Off Pot Protest

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Gay Pride used to be controversial too, but nowadays every politician wants to be at the front of the parade.

Vancouver Becomes 1st In Canada To Regulate Medical Pot Dispensaries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The city also made changes to its proposed points system that was meant to help weed out bad pot shops that are connected to gang activity or sell to kids.

Marijuana IS Addictive

Candace Plattor | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

I know addiction from many different personal and professional angles -- and I ask that you take this letter seriously. I know what I'm talking about.

Marijuana Dispensaries In B.C. Have An Image Problem

Casey Hrynkow | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Casey Hrynkow

Marijuana dispensaries in B.C. have yet to define why they exist, who they are for and why anyone should care. They live nostalgically in the anti-establishment, authority-bucking era of sticking it to the man. Changes in legislation and evolving market conditions demand that the medical marijuana industry grow up.

Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana More Than Just Dried Pot

CP | Geordon Omand and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | 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.

Parents Seek Marijuana Oil Legalization For Epileptic Daughter

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living

THORNHILL, Ont. - Gwenevere Repetski turns three next month and she is finally able to crawl, a milestone her parents thought they would never see.She...

Prince Of Pot In High Spirits At Vancouver 4/20

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Marijuana activist Marc Emery returns to hometown welcome at first 4/20 since he was jailed in U.S.

WATCH: Why Do They Call 4/20 Weed Day?

Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada

You're no Cheech or Chong, but you know what 4/20 stands for right? Of course you do. It's Weed Day, the day pot lovers the world over celebrate their...

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.”

Marijuana Use Declining Among Youth: StatsCan

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults, a new report from Statistics Canada suggests.Younger Canadians are still the biggest...

The Greatest Threat From Cannabis Lies in its Illegality

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Jenna Valleriani

The celebrants on April 20 don't necessarily know the history of how cannabis came to be illegal, but they do know cannabis is less harmful to users than all other illicit drugs and considerably less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. They know that the greatest threat from cannabis lies in its continued illegality by policy makers who wish the evidence would just go away.

Canada's Lawyers and Judges Need To Brush Up On Marijuana Laws

Dana Larsen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

Instead of being laughed off as a silly mistake, this deserves serious scrutiny. Where there is one mistake caught only by a fluke, there are probably many more that didn't get noticed. Harper's cannabis crackdown means that our courts are steadily processing more and more small-time cannabis cases. As these cases clog the system, judges will find themselves even more pressed to deal with them quickly, and be paying even less attention to the specific details in each case. These kinds of sentencing mistakes will only happen more often.

Stinky Grow-Ops Targeted By Langley Bylaw

CBC | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Residents of the Township of Langley, B.C., who are fed up with the pungent smells coming from marijuana grow-ops could get some relief from a new byl...

Marijuana Top Drug Choice Of Canadian Army: Report

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Marijuana remains the drug of choice for members of the Canadian army, based on the Force's latest blind drug testing report that also found...

Neighbouring Pot Grow-Op Making Workers Sick: Business Owner

CBC | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business

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 s...

Feds Lose 'Significant' Pot Battle

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Cour...

Bob Marley's Family Selling High-End Marijuana Brand

AFP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Music

Thirty-three years after his untimely death, ganja-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of top-end marijuana, his...

Heavy Marijuana Use Shrinks The Brain, But May Actually Make Up For It

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

Don't be alarmed, but smoking a lot of pot for a long time may shrink your brain. At least, that's the conclusion U.S. neuroscientists have reached...

Four Big Ways the Media Got the Marijuana Study Wrong

Dana Larsen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

You might have seen the recent headlines: "Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds", "Study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless," and "20 years of marijuana research shows ill effects of chronic use." I'm here to tell you: don't believe the hype.

MacKay's Marijuana Stance Unshaken, Not Stirred

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics

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 men...

This Slice Of Pizza Might Make You High

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

It may sound half-baked but a pizza chain is developing a line of pizza sauces made with cannabis for states in the US where weed is legal for medical...

Vancouver Crowd, Clouds Of Pot Smoke Welcome Jailed Activist Home

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Hundreds gathered in Vancouver to welcome the return of Marc Emery, Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot," after he spent more than four ye...