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Toronto's guerrilla war on drug overdoses [15.09.2017] Nurses and volunteers watch over drug users at the Toronto's first pop-up supervised drug-use site. In the month since the site started operating in ...
LCBO subsidiary to manage Ontario marijuana sales [08.09.2017] The Ontario government is launching a monopoly of cannabis stores as a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a plan private retailers sa...
The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users looks back on 20 years fighting for human rights [04.09.2017] In the late summer of 1997, a poster with a message aimed at drug users appeared on electrical poles around the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. “Meet...
Ottawa rejects expert calls to decriminalize illegal opioids [28.08.2017] Ottawa says it has no plans to consider decriminalizing hard drugs, such as heroin, despite calls from local politicians, health officials and expert...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
Forget pot producers - here's a better way for investors to cash in on cannabis legalization [26.07.2017] A big chunk of the capital invested in the flood of cannabis-related startups is certain to go down the drain, and it could take years to wring real ...
After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties [19.07.2017] Since a July 1 deadline to start withdrawing from international narcotics treaties has passed, the federal government is left with fewer, and much mo...
Canada’s premiers discuss delaying the legalization of marijuana [18.07.2017] It’s time to take a deep breath and put pot in Canada on the back burner for an extra year, says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. He’s trying to per...
Toronto marijuana arrests reveal ‘startling’ racial divide [06.07.2017] Black people with no history of criminal convictions have been three times more likely to be arrested by Toronto police for possession of small amoun...
Canada’s biggest licensed weed producer is losing money [27.06.2017] Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer seems to have no problem driving in sales, but it is still struggling to get to profit territory. Canopy ...
Health Canada approves supervised consumption of oral and intra-nasal substances at two Surrey sites [27.06.2017] Health Canada approved Fraser Health’s request to provide supervised consumption of oral and intra-nasal substances — the first time such an exemptio...
Montreal opens first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America [19.06.2017] Montreal has launched the first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America, as part of a package of services aimed at fighting back against ...
U.K. tobacco giant gets medicinal cannabis expertise [13.06.2017] Imperial Brands Plc gained the services of a leader in the field of medicinal cannabis as the British tobacco manufacturer seeks to further its push ...
The case for prescription heroin [12.06.2017] As a deadly and devastating opioid epidemic ravages North America, the Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver BC is giving their patients legal acc...
More fentanyl being found in MDMA, crystal meth in Victoria [12.06.2017] When Victoria pharmacist Alain Vincent began testing local street drugs for the presence of fentanyl, he knew it would be found in heroin. He was sur...
Pot legislation does not fail Canada’s youth. A criminal record does [10.06.2017] The Canadian Medical Association Journal released an editorial criticizing the government’s approach to the protection of youth in the proposed Canna...
Uruguay sets path for Canada on marijuana legalization within international treaties [06.06.2017] Uruguay‘s envoy to Ottawa says his small South American country has opened up some breathing room for marijuana legalization within international tre...
Toronto's public health chief wants pot possession decriminalized now [05.06.2017] Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health wants Ottawa to immediately decriminalize possession of recreational pot until legislation to legalize and regula...
Ottawa urged to withdraw from UN drug treaties ahead of pot legalization [02.06.2017] Opposition parties and international legal experts are calling on Ottawa to say what it plans to do about three UN drug treaties that pose a conundru...
Canada’s mayors call for speedy approval of proposals to address overdose crisis [25.05.2017] Canada’s big-city mayors are calling for the expedited approval of new supervised drug-consumption sites, improved data collection and the expansion ...
Canada eases steps to open supervised drug injection sites amid opioid crisis [21.05.2017] Canada’s government has made it easier to open supervised drug injection sites across the country, offering communities a lifeline as they battle an ...
Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also...
Provinces diverge on approach to guidelines on legal marijuana [14.05.2017] Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize rec...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine...
Legalize heroin for 'less overdose deaths,’ forensic psychologist tells Vancouver conference [25.04.2017] A forensic psychologist working with the Canadian prison system is calling for “radically different” approaches to B.C.’s overdose crisis, including ...
‘An awful lot of expertise’ [24.04.2017] Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of t...
While waiting to legalize pot, why not decriminalize it in the meantime? [19.04.2017] The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. Canada...
Always look on the bright side of legalization [17.04.2017] I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public...
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts [16.04.2017] The patients at Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla’s methadone clinic are trying to beat their addiction to heroin, narcotic painkillers and other opioid drugs, bu...
Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot [13.04.2017] The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break ...
Is this the end of the black market for marijuana? [13.04.2017] Marijuana was criminalized in Canada in 1923. There was no debate in the House of Commons, just the statement, "There is a new drug in the schedule."...
Canada’s marijuana legalization plan designed to reduce criminal role in market [13.04.2017] Stating that 94 years of prohibition were an "abject failure," the federal government has tabled long-awaited legislation to legalize marijuana for a...
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving [13.04.2017] The Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Toronto pot shop raids: Huge success or costly attack? [07.04.2017] Shut down, Mayor John Tory told marijuana shop owners, or face “whatever enforcement mechanisms” the city can muster to extinguish the “wildfire” spr...
B.C. mulls framework for expanded heroin-assisted treatment [06.04.2017] Prescription heroin, a last-resort treatment for severe addiction currently restricted to only one clinic in all of North America, could one day be d...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be...
Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces [27.03.2017] Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana by next year could hit serious roadblocks across the country, as provinces and territories are expected to have d...
Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 [26.03.2017] The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018. CBC News has learned that the leg...
Task-force leader on legalizing marijuana urges prohibition, for now [23.03.2017] Anne McLellan, head of an official task force that submitted recommendations to Ottawa on how best to legalize cannabis, said police everywhere shoul...
Illegal marijuana shops linked to activists Marc, Jodie Emery raided across Canada [09.03.2017] Police officers in several Canadian cities raided illegal marijuana dispensaries linked to activists Marc and Jodie Emery, charging them and several ...
Marijuana stocks drop as Trudeau’s pot czar says Canada won’t rush into legalization [07.03.2017] As investors flock to Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is signaling recreational pot sales aren’t imm...
Cities have right to regulate marijuana dispensaries: B.C. Supreme Court [16.02.2017] Cities have the right to deny business licences to illegal marijuana dispensaries and to prohibit the cultivation or sale of marijuana through their ...
Illicit drug users and doctors who treat them push to end ‘stigmatizing’ language [29.01.2017] Calling someone a junkie was once the norm, but many people who use illicit drugs and those who treat them say the word addict is just as stigmatizin...
Gangs less involved in cannabis compared with other drugs: Statscan [23.01.2017] Canada’s organized crime groups and gangs are much less likely to produce and traffic marijuana than they are other illicit drugs such as cocaine and...
Canada’s marijuana industry needs innovation to thrive, not protection [11.01.2017] The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation did not say, “create a marijuana marketing board.” Yet its recommendations would, if implemen...

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