Jesse B. Staniforth
Jesse B. Staniforth is a Montreal-based freelance reporter specializing in Indigenous issues, cybersecurity, music, politics, and death.
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Quebec’s Cannabis Regulations: 8 Takeaways

On Thursday, Quebec’s Liberal government tabled Bill 157, the legislation outlining the system of sale and distribution for legal cannabis in the province. Though Public…

Quebec Police Continue Zero-Tolerance Policy for Medical Dispensaries

Never mind that cannabis will be recreationally legal in nine months—right now it’s against the law, and the law is the only thing Quebec police care about.

Leaked Document Reveals Ontario’s Conflicted Path to Legalization

The official government document—leaked to Vice last week—is full of contradictions with Ontario policy.

Cannabis in a Distinct Society: Quebec’s Idiosyncratic Grapple With Legalization

In spite of its late-night joie-de-vivre image, Quebec has significantly less enthusiasm toward legal cannabis than anywhere else in Canada, with only 40% of the population in favour of legalization.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana Takes Aim at Quebec

Quebec has one of the highest barriers to medical cannabis in Canada. Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana is ready to change that.

Chuck Rifici: The Problem-Solving Cannabis Financier

How a passion for innovation—and disdain for opioids—made a cannabis true-believer of this Canadian entrepreneur.