When marijuana is legalized in Canada this summer, the government plans to sell it in plain packaging that is a single, uniform colour and does not include any graphics or images. Read More.
Canada’s legal marijuana market is seeing green in more ways than one. A new report from CIBC, one of Canada’s largest banks, estimates marijuana will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020 in the country. Read More.
After a Senate committee proposed postponing cannabis legalization so that Indigenous leaders could have a seat at the table, a federal agency on the file has responded — the problem is with the current system, and putting off legalization won’t fix that, it says. Read More.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s legal marijuana stores will be “bright, open, and inviting” — but the product itself will be sold in secure containers and then sealed in a paper bag. Read More.
New Brunswick veterans with PTSD are preparing to take the federal government to court in hopes of winning a declaration that Veteran’s Affairs Canada violated their rights when it reduced the amount of medicinal marijuana it would cover. Read More.
The number of Canadian veterans prescribed opioids or tranquilizers has declined significantly in the past six years while those authorized to use medical cannabis has skyrocketed, even as Veterans Affairs capped reimbursement for it. Read More.
If everything goes according to plan, Daryl Robinson will open his first retail cannabis store in Edmonton this summer. Read More.
As N.W.T. draft legislation for the legalization of cannabis is under review, many have wondered how it will affect the criminal justice system and policing. Read More.
On Cannabis and Alcohol: The Way I See It It is common to see social media posts stating that alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis; that the industry targets youth with kiddie drinks; and that it is the real ‘gateway drug’. There is truth here. Alcohol, if not generally dangerous, is more deadly than cannabis. …
Marijuana may not be fully legalized until July at the earliest, but tens of thousands of Canadians are already telling Statistics Canada how much they pay for the drug. Read More.