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For a very long time we have known all we need to know about marijuana, but we have strangely and stubbornly refused to act on that knowledge.
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It's "the last thing we should do," during an opiate crisis, the doctors said.
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But it's slightly less accepted than that midday glass of chardonnay.
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Buyers will have to be at least 19 years old.
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THC is detectable in the body after 15 minutes of exposure, even if you're not smoking.
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B.C.'s pricey housing market could suffer if marijuana prices drop.
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It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide cannabis and derivative products.
"We believe this plan represents what the majority of Albertans want to see."
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There will also be "zero tolerance" for driving with marijuana in the bloodstream.
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Patient advocates say it should be tax-exempt like other medications.
There would be a 10 per cent tax on sales over $10.
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Quite the head-scratcher.
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"We have the ability to sell this product while meeting all government requirements."
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Governments might want to draw lessons from the last time an illegal substance — alcohol — was legalized.
Kathleen Wynne's recent announcement declaring marijuana a provincial government monopoly is by far the worst thing to come out of the pot file.
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"Shutting out the private sector will only allow the illicit trade to flourish."
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The federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by July 1, 2018.
The existing capacity among legal producers is too small.
With the current warm weather, we've all been offered at least one free promotional beverage somewhere downtown in the city.
Legislation easily passed second reading by a vote of 200-76.
"There are lessons to be learned."
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Canada is currently one of more than 185 parties to three United Nations drug-control conventions
The Liberals hope to make marijuana legal by the summer of 2018.
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Tories are concerned about a provision dealing with kids between the ages of 12 and 17.
Smokers should at least be 25, the article says.
The federal government's goal is to have a legalized system in place by June 2018.
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From street prices to how often people light up, the government hopes the collected data helps it fight the black market.
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Booze sales will take a $70-million hit in the first year of legal weed, Anderson Economic Group says.
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Jurisdictions that legalized marijuana experienced sales booms as the trade shifted to stores from the black market.
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On April 13, the Liberal government unveiled a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018. If passed, the legislation would allow people over the age of 18 to buy marijuana. What does this mean for your job (and career prospects)?
If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.
Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, he said.