Canada Marijuana

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 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

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

Attention Hemp Farmers: I Will Buy Your Hash!

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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.

Police Pull Gun On Men For Saying 'Nickelback'

The Huffington Post Canada | Alina Kulesh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Music

As if Nickelback hasn't caused enough distress in the world with their music, two men in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho felt the pain when they were recently de...

What You Should Know About Buying Weed In Washington

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

You can now buy legal recreational pot in Vancouver. Vancouver, Wash., that is. This week, 24 businesses in Washington state were issued retail ...

Vancouver's 'Prince Of Pot' To Be Freed From U.S. Prison

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Marc Emery, the so-called Prince of Pot, is due to be released from a U.S. prison this week. Many of his supporters criticized the American prosecutio...

Canada's Shocking Waste Of A Billion Grams Of Medical Cannabis Resin

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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...

Marijuana Prescribing Doctors Shouldn't Be Scrutinized

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Valleriani

Health Canada has recently announced a proposed amendment that will require licensed producers (LPs) under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) to submit information about the doctors who are prescribing cannabis to provincial medical licensing authorities. In my opinion, this is another backhanded attempt to further de-legitimize the traction cannabis has been gaining in Canada and to appease the powerful institutions that surround federally authorized access.

Weed Breathalyzer Invented By Ex-Mountie

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A retired B.C. RCMP officer has spearheaded a breathalyzer designed to detect marijuana on a driver's breath. Kal Malhi was inspired to develop the...

Now Someone's Hiding Free WEED Around Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It was bound to happen. In the scope of one week, Vancouver has seen people hiding free $100 bills around the city, free packs of beer, and most re...

When Marijuana Can Make You Healthier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Living

Building the case for the most widely used illicit drug in developed countries, researchers from the University of South Carolina have discovered mari...

Canada Would Be Naïve To Legalize Marijuana Before the U.S. Does

Diane Francis | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The problem is that Canada's relaxed interdiction and ineptitude to stop smugglers has forced the Americans to assign hundreds of border police and drones to patrol swathes of the U.S.-Canada border where the traffick(ing) is brisk. And, also unfortunately, that same smuggling "infrastructure" ships more dangerous drugs such as cocaine, heroin, meth and ecstasy. The RCMP says Canada is one of the world's biggest exporters of meth and ecstasy, made in labs in remote rural areas. The biggest consumers are the Americans who are slowly legalizing marijuana, but not quickly or comprehensively enough

Are Marijuana Edibles Safe To Eat?

Steven Burton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Steven Burton

Federal regulatory authorities in Canada and the U.S. cannot police this industry since marijuana edibles remain illegal. This lack of oversight presents a serious public safety concern. The question that we as consumers should be asking is: are these new products safe to eat?

The MMPR Isn't Working For Patients Using Medical Marijuana

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada
Jenna Valleriani

The past has shown us in many ways that for real change, we have to find ways to work with the system, because it's a powerful one. We also need to think about how the values of a movement can remain intact even as entrepreneurs are, in some cases, displacing activists and the grassroots activism that provided access to many individuals across the country.

LOOK: Seth Rogen Rolls Joint With Snoop

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's own Seth Rogen taught Snoop Dogg — a pot advocate if there ever was one — a thing or two about rolling joints this week. Rogen appe...

Medical Pot Lawsuits Piling Up

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The lawsuits challenging Ottawa's attempted overhaul of the medical marijuana system continue to pile up, meaning the government will be f...

5 Things You Should Know About the Medical Marijuana Injunction

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Jenna Valleriani

Patients with expired ATPs before March 21st need to get a letter, prescription or simply a form from their doctor that authorizes them -- essentially replicating what was found in the MMAR document with respect to authorized possession, grams per day, and signed by the doctor to be in compliance with regulations 53.

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.

How To Navigate the New Medical Marihuana Access Program

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada
Jenna Valleriani

Some major drawbacks with this new program (although there are many) include the reliance on mail/courier delivery as opposed to storefront sales, issues with affordability, the exclusion of sold extracts (such as hashish, oils, tinctures and edibles), and the loss of personal production rights more generally.

We're Talking Sex at the Dinner Table, and I Couldn't Be Happier

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Well, we've been having some interesting family discussions over dinner recently. Topics have included: marijuana, driver reaction time after consuming alcohol, how nicotine stains your fingers; the intense pain caused by Tasering; bras and body hair. One night, we even examined diagrams of male and female reproductive organs.

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...

B.C. Pets Have Most Weed-Related Health Claims

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pets in British Columbia have the most marijuana-related health claims in North America, says a pet insurance company. Trupanion paid over $54,000 ...

Feds Learn How To Spell 'Marijuana'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics

As Ottawa rolls out a new regime for regulating medical marijuana, it seems the federal government is finally learning how to spell the drug's name pr...

Students Get Sick From Pot-Laced Treats

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several North Vancouver high school students have become sick from eating marijuana-infused treats over the past week. Two Grade 10 students — fr...