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Vancouver proposes decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs [18.11.2020] Vancouver is proposing to become the first Canadian city to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs. Mayor Kennedy Stewart, wh ...
Marijuana use among teens down 2 years after legalization [29.10.2020] Two years after the sale of marijuana was legalized in Canada, and researchers have yet to see the feared increase in use, says Michael Boudreau, a c ...
Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs struggle for traction in Canada's cannabis industry [17.10.2020] A policy brief by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and the University of Toronto looked at c-suite level executives, parent companies and license ...
How a Canadian decriminalization model can improve on Portugal [06.10.2020] On August 17, 2020, the director of public prosecutions in Canada issued new guidelines under which federal prosecutors are to resort to criminal pro ...
Mexico, plagued by cartel wars, on cusp of legal cannabis 'green rush' [01.10.2020] Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal expects a law to be passed before December for recreational use of the drug, allowing regulated private firms ...
‘It’s personal to me’: Dr. Bonnie Henry on why we can’t afford to ignore B.C.’s overdose crisis [30.09.2020] B.C.’s top doctor says the province’s two public health emergencies — the overdose crisis and COVID-19 pandemic — continue to intersect in ways that ...
Overdoses are killing more people in Western Canada than COVID-19. B.C. has a bold new plan [25.09.2020] Canada’s other epidemic, the opioids overdose crisis, is more deadly than ever this year. Deaths in British Columbia hit new highs over the spring, i ...
BC to allow “small-scale producers” to deliver cannabis directly to licensed retailers as well as farm-gate sales beginning in 2022 [20.09.2020] The British Columbia government announced that they will allow “small-scale producers”, including nurseries, the option of delivering cannabis direct ...
‘Life-saving and life-changing’: BC’s safe supply program gets major expansion [16.09.2020] Bold changes and a dramatic expansion are coming to safe supply efforts in B.C. in response to an increasingly toxic drug supply and the deadly overd ...
Price of legal and illegal cannabis in Canada is much closer than you think [31.08.2020] Much has been made about the price difference between the legal and illegal cannabis markets in Canada, but the information surrounding the topic of ...
Amid spike in opioid overdoses, momentum for reform wavers [31.08.2020] U.S. states and cities are seeing increases in opioid-related overdose deaths A paper issued by the American Medical Association this summer found th ...
BC’s grey market is thriving [28.08.2020] Things haven’t been this good in the illicit cannabis industry in British Columbia in many years. Factors such as increased wholesale prices on the b ...
'So much sadness': more British Columbians dying from overdoses than Covid [28.08.2020] A growing number of drug policy experts, users and advocates argue that dramatically expanding access to pharmaceutical-grade heroin is the only mean ...
Cannabis research database shows how U.S. funding focuses on harms of the drug [27.08.2020] A new analysis of cannabis research funding in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom has found that $1.56 billion was directed to the top ...
Expand safe supply options for people who use drugs, Ontario advocates say [27.08.2020] All levels of government responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, and harm reduction advocates are wondering why the same hasn't happened for the ...
Federal prosecutors told to avoid drug possession charges when possible in new directive [19.08.2020] Federal lawyers are being asked to avoid prosecuting simple drug possession cases unless major public safety concerns are at play — a move that comes ...
Why the Drug User Liberation Front gave out free, checked drugs in Vancouver [11.08.2020] The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in the city’s Downtown Eastsi ...
Canopy Growth CEO’s partial-year compensation tops CA$45 million [11.08.2020] Canopy Growth’s chief executive earned 1,042 times more than the median compensation for the cannabis producer’s other employees in fiscal 2020. The ...
Just 257 pardons granted for pot possession in program's 1st year [09.08.2020] It has been one year since the government launched a program offering Canadians with a criminal record for simple pot possession a fast, free pardon ...
‘Does anyone care?’: B.C. overdose deaths hit record high for second consecutive month [17.07.2020] This time, at least 175 people died. The victims include a soccer goalie who had just celebrated his 26th birthday, a cheerful young volunteer at an ...
Police chiefs call on federal government to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use [09.07.2020] The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is calling on federal lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for pe ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
Supervised consumption sites save Alberta money: University of Calgary study [25.06.2020] A study from the University of Calgary has concluded the Calgary supervised consumption site is saving the province money. The study looked at the co ...
Drug users call for safe supply of heroin and cocaine, and show how it’s done [23.06.2020] A new drug-user advocacy group in Vancouver says the safe supply of prescription narcotics must include pharmaceutical-grade heroin and cocaine and — ...
B.C. records highest number of fatal overdoses in a single month, with 170 deaths [11.06.2020] The BC Coroners Service said 170 people died of an illicit drug overdose in May, the highest total ever recorded for a single month in provincial his ...
Cannabis companies are finding it tougher than ever to navigate the market [02.06.2020] Some of the biggest cannabis players when legalization took effect 20 months ago have successfully held on to their dominant positions, despite a yea ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
B.C. moves to 'safe supply' as overdose deaths spike during COVID-19 pandemic [12.05.2020] The new guidelines were announced in late March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — concerns about the drug supply becoming even further adulterat ...
Ontario’s legal pot stores celebrate one year in business — but most cannabis users are still buying illegally [06.05.2020] Canada’s black market of pot is still riding rampant over licensed retailers, a year into what many say continues to be a slow rollout of brick-and-m ...
Canada’s Safe-Supply vending machines project is even more important now [05.05.2020] Due to the increase in opioid overdoses, British Columbia declared a public health emergency in 2016. Fentanyl was in town, contributing to thousands ...
Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback [16.04.2020] Canopy Growth is ceasing cannabis cultivation in Africa, Canada, Colombia and the United States in a bid to “improve efficiencies” in its global oper ...
Advocates call safe drug supply a victory but worry about logistics in pandemic [06.04.2020] Advocates say it took a pandemic for steps forward in the call for a safe supply of drugs for people dealing with substance use problems and there’s ...
Cannabis bankruptcies start to roll in as pandemic halts financing [06.04.2020] The cannabis bankruptcy filings are starting to roll in. Already plagued by a tough regulatory environment, disappointing sales and capital markets t ...
Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong? [05.04.2020] Two years on, the Canadian cannabis legalisation experiment hasn’t quite turned out as we reformers had hoped. The black market is still vibrant whil ...
Missed earnings, misdirection put Canadian cannabis executives in hot seat [01.04.2020] The exodus of cannabis executives in Canada is in full swing after their companies raked up collective net losses exceeding CA$6 billion ($4.4 billio ...
B.C. releases plan to provide safe supply of drugs during COVID-19 pandemic [26.03.2020] The provincial government says safe prescription drugs will be provided to people who use substances amid fears the illegal drug supply is becoming i ...
Big cannabis in the UK [18.03.2020] The BMJ has uncovered links between companies, campaign groups and individuals lobbying for wider patient access to cannabis for medical use and a pa ...
'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving [18.03.2020] Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market ...
Everyone scared of legal weed was freaking out over nothing: report [19.02.2020] Despite concerns that legalizing weed would lead to all hell breaking loose, most things have remained the same—and teens are reporting consuming les ...
Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver [17.02.2020] A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city’s overdose crisis. The MySafe projec ...
FP Dealmakers: ‘There are going to be bankruptcies' [30.01.2020] The one thing Bay Street’s top cannabis bankers are all in agreement about is how difficult it has become for the pot sector to raise money over the ...
Illicit pot market still robust as prices beat legal sources: StatsCan [23.01.2020] The difference between cannabis prices on the illicit and legal markets in the fourth quarter of last year widened slightly from the prior three-mont ...
Cannabis companies could go bust in 2020, industry insiders predict [21.01.2020] What a difference a year makes. Around this time in 2019, the cannabis sector was booming. Investors wanted in and stock prices were skyrocketing. To ...
Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S. [19.01.2020] Some of Canada's biggest cannabis producers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financ ...
Why overdose deaths have fallen here - despite more overdose [14.01.2020] Roughly 66 times every single day in British Columbia, someone calls 911 for a suspected drug overdose. And 66 times every day, an operator answers o ...
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019 [14.01.2020] Bad news about the so-called "Green Rush" rolled in slowly at first, picking up steam around the end of last summer. Stocks started to dive. Layoffs ...
Foreign assets could be next on the block for cash-hungry cannabis companies [10.01.2020] Two years ago, Canadian cannabis companies were racing to scoop up international assets, from swaths of fertile land in southern Africa to cultivatio ...
Tainted drugs are fuelling Thunder Bay's opioid deaths, say advocates. They want a safe supply to fight it [08.01.2020] Inside the only supervised injection site in Thunder Bay, Ont., nurse practitioner Josh Fraser has reversed so many opioid overdoses that he says the ...
'There's just no money coming in': Cannabis sector bracing for wave of insolvencies in 2020 [31.12.2019] Cannabis industry insiders are bracing for a slew of bankruptcies in the coming year as small and medium-sized companies low on cash struggle to rais ...
Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst [29.12.2019] When Canada legalised marijuana just over a year ago, it seemed like anyone who was anyone wanted to break into the market. The media nicknamed the f ...

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