Pot Laws Canada

Pot Ticketing Idea In Hands Of Government: Police Chiefs

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - The head of Canada's police chiefs says there have been talks over the past year with a number of members of government about letting polic...

MacKay Hints Looser Pot Laws May Be Coming

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is seriously considering more lenient marijuana laws that would allow police to ticket anyone caught with small a...

MacKay: Pot Legislation Under 'Serious Consideration'

CBC | Trinh Theresa Do, CBC News | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics

Federal laws on marijuana possession could soon get a major facelift. The Conservative government is looking at potentially changing policy to allow...

Put This In Your Pipe And Smoke It, Justin!

CP | Anita Sthankiya, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Politics

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper called upon the ghost of Sir John A. Macdonald during a comic but partisan foray into British Colum...

We Don't Much Care He Smoked Pot While An MP: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics

Despite division over what to do about marijuana laws, Canadians seem much less split over what they think about Justin Trudeau's admission he smoked ...

Our Pot Attitudes Have Dramatically Changed: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Politics

The times sure have changed. With politicians across the country now being asked if they've ever smoked marijuana, a new poll shows Canadians are o...

'Do I Seem Like I Smoke Marijuana?'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has done it. So, have premiers Kathleen Wynne and Darrell Dexter.Even Toronto mayor Rob Ford says he's smoked pot.Almost every...

Tories Introduce Strict New Medical Marijuana Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After two years of study and discussion, the federal government has finalized new rules for medical marijuana and granted a reprieve to pharm...

Pot Legalization In Canada Inevitable: Colorado Governor

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Marijuana legalization in Canada is inevitable, says the governor of a U.S. state that last fall voted to legalize pot. John Hickenlooper, the Demo...

Liberal Party: We Need Cheaper, Better Legal Weed

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Business

Legalizing marijuana in Canada would create thousands of jobs and become a significant new source of tax revenue, the Liberal Party says in a new draf...

Is Getting Legal Medical Pot About To Get Easier?

CBC | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government is expected to unveil its new regulations for the medical marijuana program in the next few weeks and the expected changes have...

Tory Crime Law Tough On Small-Time Pot Offender

CBC | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

A Nova Scotia man says the federal government's "tough on crime" law is making it impossible for him to restart his life. Chr...

End Prohibition, Mayors Demand

CP | By Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Mayors from eight B.C. communities have added their voices to calls to the provincial government to regulate and tax marijuana as part of...

Ban On Medical Pot Cookies Ruled Unconstitutional

CBC | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Politics

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has struck down a section of Canada's medical marijuana laws that said licensed users cannot possess pot cooki...

Harper Pressured To End Pot Prohibition

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Global Commission on Drug Policy says it's "very weird" that Canada is taking a tougher line on marijuana when governments across the glo...

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...

Big Push To Change Marijuana Laws

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Four former Vancouver mayors say it's time B.C. politicians led the fight to revise Canada's marijuana laws.Mike Harcourt, Philip Owen, La...

Legalizing Pot Would Cut Gang Violence: Expert Panel

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A new coalition of high-profile health, academic and justice experts is mounting a campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in British ...