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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...
Recognized for controversy, Vancouver's former drug czar says the fentanyl crisis requires legalizing heroin [11.10.2017] “Heroin at your corner store.” That was the title of a speech that Donald MacPherson delivered in acceptance of the 2017 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize ...
Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July? [05.10.2017] Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasin...
Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har...
B.C.'s overdose crisis may be 'new normal,' no matter what politicians say [30.09.2017] British Columbia has been in a public health emergency since April 14, 2016. At the time, the government said it was implemented to "help prevent fut...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic...
Quebec to set legal marijuana consumption age at 18 [29.09.2017] The legal age to buy marijuana in Quebec will be 18, in order to prevent young people from buying their pot on the black market, government sources h...
Why marijuana prohibition failed, and how legalization can succeed [24.09.2017] Why is Canada legalizing marijuana, and why does the move – if done right – make sense? It's all about harm reduction. Smoking marijuana has real hea...
Near majority of Canadians back legal pot but it doesn’t look like a vote-getter in 2019: poll [21.09.2017] Canadians are divided on legalizing recreational marijuana, with nearly half supporting the sale and distribution of the illicit substance, however m...
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...

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