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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...
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 ...

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