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Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa...
The red flags ahead of Canada’s marijuana legalization [23.04.2018] The central question facing the Liberal government as it seeks to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to mar...
Canadian and U.S. pot firms cross borders to raise money in battle for dominance [22.04.2018] As U.S. and Canadian government policies toward marijuana grow more divergent amid Canada's push for legalization, their stock exchanges have seen a ...
Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations [19.04.2018] The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t...
“The drug market is thriving” while the Commission on Narcotic Drugs limps along [08.04.2018] “The drug market is thriving” is one of the key messages in UNODC’s 2017 World Drug Report. This is an important admission from the UN’s lead agency ...
Canadian banker snags $750-million in marijuana business as rivals say no [03.04.2018] In a down-and-out Canadian town, Bruce Linton dreamed of transforming an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate plant into the Next Big Thing, a medical mar...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv...
Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study [29.03.2018] Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt up...
Vancouver mayor calls for drug decriminalization after record year for opioid overdoses [28.03.2018] Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is calling for the decriminalization of personal drug use and possession following the release of new numbers that s...
Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today [22.03.2018] The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber. According to an...
It’s not the Senate’s job to block marijuana bills [15.03.2018] For several weeks now, the Senate has been immersed in the study of bills C-45 and C-46. The former implements a national framework for cannabis lega...
International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan [08.03.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada,...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult...
Big Tobacco invests in Canadian marijuana, leaving B.C.'s craft-cannabis producers uneasy [28.02.2018] Earlier this month, an unremarkable sentence appeared in a quarterly report published by Alliance One International, a tobacco company headquartered ...
Federal NDP, Liberals considering decriminalization of all drugs [27.02.2018] Two of Canada's three major political parties are considering removing criminal penalties for the personal possession and use of all drugs – a step t...
Denmark’s high hopes to become Europe’s biggest medical cannabis producer [22.02.2018] Denmark will soon become one of the largest medical cannabis producers in Europe. Since December 2017, the Laegemiddelstyrelsen medicines agency has ...
Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...
Big US tobacco company buys stakes in Canadian cannabis growers, American hemp firm [09.02.2018] A publicly traded U.S. tobacco company has bought controlling stakes in two Canadian marijuana producers and invested in a North Carolina hemp grower...
Tensions flare in Senate over marijuana-legalization bill [08.02.2018] Independent Senator Tony Dean, who is shepherding the federal bill to legalize cannabis through the Senate, is growing impatient with the slow pace o...
Marijuana legalization could be delayed beyond July 1, government officials say [06.02.2018] Federal officials are predicting the legalization of cannabis will only occur two to three months after Bill C-45 is adopted by Parliament, in order ...
The secret housing program giving safe drugs to addicted residents [05.02.2018] Canada’s opioid crisis has hit British Columbia harder than anywhere else. Last year, 1,422 people across the province died after taking drugs accoun...
Canadian cannabis companies set their sights on South America [31.01.2018] Much has been made of the marijuana M&A spree afoot in Canada. Just this year alone, licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMe...
Canadian weed companies are staking their claim in Europe [30.01.2018] Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies are expanding their presence in Europe through a series of strategic acquisitions, designed to secure a f...
Canada’s weed stocks are out of control [22.01.2018] Stocks in Canada’s biggest cannabis companies skyrocketed the past year – with the three largest rising more than 200 percent each. Analysts are warn...
Could a medically supervised distribution program be the answer to the opioid crisis? [15.01.2018] Canada should develop a regulated program to distribute opioids and prevent deaths if it wants to address the opioid overdose crisis, argues a commen...
Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk [15.01.2018] Cases of substance-use disorders are exactly what the federal government is hoping to avoid in its push to legalize recreational marijuana, and they ...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di...
Investors are delusional when it comes to Canadian marijuana companies [10.01.2018] As the July deadline for the provinces to legalize marijuana approaches, the stock prices of Canadian publicly-traded weed producers have been on a t...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe...
Legal weed isn’t the boon small businesses thought it would be [29.12.2017] The business of selling legal weed is big and getting bigger. North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis last year, and some analysts think...
Canadian pot growers eye global expansion [28.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana is setting the stage to go global. The country’s emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other co...
With legalization ahead, nonprofit’s certification program will test businesses offering pot products [24.12.2017] Marijuana consumers are likely to have a flood of options when pot becomes legal next summer and now a not-for-profit group is stepping in to help de...
B.C. pilot project to distribute clean opioids to people at high risk of overdose [20.12.2017] Ottawa has approved a pilot project that will allow health officials in B.C. to distribute clean opioids to drug users to use as they please, marking...
Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong [15.12.2017] It seems absurd that Marc and Jodi Emery, who have spent years fighting the unjust laws against marijuana, in and out of prison, can’t now sell the p...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T...
A taxing problem: how to price, tax legal weed to stamp out the black market [05.12.2017] Stamping out the illicit market is one of Ottawa’s major goals as the country approaches a July 2018 deadline for the legalization of recreational ma...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen...
Supervised injection sites could stop untold opioid-related deaths [01.12.2017] In addition to the legal issues, the heavy stigma around heroin and other opioids driving the nation's overdose crisis can push individuals into the ...
Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate [28.11.2017] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons...
Federal government proposes 'micro' cultivation licences for small growers, rolls out public cannabis consultation [21.11.2017] The federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for more of B.C.'s 'micro' producers to be included in the legal mix. Health...
Ottawa approves temporary overdose-prevention sites in bid to address opioid crisis [16.11.2017] Ottawa will let provinces and territories open temporary sites for drug-overdose prevention while their applications for permanent facilities are pro...
The price of cannabis is falling, suggesting a supply glut [16.11.2017] In the US cannabis operations, now legitimate in many states, are forbidden from the usual business deductions and face crippling tax bills of as muc...
Toronto's first permanent supervised injection site opens downtown [08.11.2017] Toronto's first sanctioned, permanent supervised injection site officially opened its doors. The site, located inside The Works at 277 Victoria St., ...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g...
Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law [03.11.2017] The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate...
Legalized marijuana presents opportunity of a lifetime for Canadian entrepreneurs [03.11.2017] The modern-day prospectors in Canada's new cannabis market are working hard and cutting deals as the final eight months tick down to the day when rec...
Alcohol goliath pours $190M into Canadian cannabis company [30.10.2017] Constellation Brands, the alcohol goliath, is putting its money toward another emerging sector — cannabis-based beverages. The company plans to spend...

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