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Toronto’s chief medical officer calls for decriminalization of all drugs for personal use [09.07.2018] Toronto’s chief medical officer is calling for the decriminalization – and potential legalization – of all drugs for personal use as a way to curb ri...
Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination [05.07.2018] It is rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye o...
New regulations may spark Canada’s craft cannabis revolution [28.06.2018] While legalization in Canada is delayed until October 17th, 2018, Canadians are celebrating as micro-licenses are finally coming out, ushering in the...
Russia cites UN body to blast Canada’s cannabis legalization [28.06.2018] Opponents of the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada are getting some unexpected if, perhaps, unwelcome support from the Russia...
Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis [28.06.2018] Tobacco firm Imperial Brands is investing in UK biotech company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). The move comes as campaigning to allow marijua...
Profits and perils of the new Canadian pot economy: Don Pittis [25.06.2018] Legalization is creating a whole new industry — perhaps a whole new economy. But even as pot generates new jobs and new companies and new stock marke...
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks [19.06.2018] Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way ...
Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote [18.06.2018] The bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from...
Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change [13.06.2018] The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the S...
Rare Jamaican cannabis strains are seeding a medical marijuana takeover in Canada [12.06.2018] With the support of the Jamaican government and the farmer’s collective they partner with on the island nation, the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Collect...
Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate? [07.06.2018] Under the federal government’s new legal regime, for the first time in Canadian history, minors in possession of more than five grams of dried cannab...
Senate approves cannabis legalization bill with dozens of amendments [07.06.2018] The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis – but with ne...
Pot delivery services could be 'cockroaches' of marijuana legalization, experts say [03.06.2018] Marijuana businesses are growing as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with...
Big cannabis growers urge senators to ban commercial outdoor growing [23.05.2018] Canada’s medical cannabis industry is making a push in the Senate to ban large-scale outdoor cannabis cultivation. Allan Rewak, the executive directo...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h...
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty? [08.05.2018] As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing growing calls to grant a blanket amnesty for people convicted under the ...
The Senate should stand down on cannabis [07.05.2018] Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third rea...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen...
Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland [01.05.2018] Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is defending the Liberal government’s decision not to withdraw from three international drug treaties, whi...
Beijing asks Canada to help stem flow of illicit marijuana to China [30.04.2018] Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on ...
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...

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