Canada Marijuana

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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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...

'Prince Of Pot' Will Be Back In Vancouver In Time For 4:20

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Marc Emery, B.C.s self-proclaimed "prince of pot," is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver today after returning to Canada Tuesday following his release...

Canada's Doctors Decline Anti-Marijuana Campaign

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Politics

The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada's upcoming anti-drug campaign targeting yo...

Health Canada Taps Docs For Anti-Pot Campaign

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Politics

As the Conservatives repeatedly attack Liberal leader Justin Trudeau over his support for the legalization of marijuana, the federal government has as...

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,...

Crackdown On Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Needed: Safety League

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Ontario Safety League urged the Liberal government Thursday to crackdown on corner stores that sell crackpipes, bongs, grinders and othe...