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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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.

Henry Rollins: How a Drug-Hating Punk Came to Respect Cannabis

The famously straight-edge punk legend holds forth on lovable stoners, the connection between cannabis and gay rights, and his goal of being a "moral force" in the cannabis space.

Quebec Wants to Ban Homegrow. Is It the Will of the Voters or Vested Interests?

When Health Minister Lucie Charlebois speaks of a majority who oppose home growing, it very well may be a deck stacked with companies who stand to make a profit from keeping Quebeckers from growing their own.

Canada’s Marijuana Party Founder Loves Legalization Even Though It ‘Pisses Me Off’

Founder of the Bloc Pot and the Marijuana Party (and co-founder of the Montreal Compassion Centre), Marc-Boris St-Maurice reflects on several decades of fighting the good fight for cannabis.

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.

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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Dec. 6-13

Cannabis news from around the web.

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Cannabis news from around the web.

Wabanaki Cannabis Strain a Surprise to Namesake First Nations

The product was named without consultation from Wabanaki people.

Inside Hexo: How the Quebec Greenhouse Is Growing to Meet Demand

Another 1,000,000 square-foot facility will open by year-end.

Legalization Day Recap: A Tour of Montreal’s 3 New SQDC Locations

On Legalization Day at 10:00 am, three outlets of the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) opened their doors in Montreal, out of twelve across…

Quebec Election Could Sweep in a Cannabis Clampdown

Polls indicate the CAQ will gain power, and their cannabis policies are much more restrictive than the current law.

Henry Rollins: How a Drug-Hating Punk Came to Respect Cannabis

The famously straight-edge punk legend holds forth on lovable stoners, the connection between cannabis and gay rights, and his goal of being a "moral force" in the cannabis space.

Quebec’s Hardline Cannabis Law: Strict Limits, No Homegrow

“Quebec will be ready for the legalization of cannabis this summer and which, I repeat, has been imposed by the federal government,” said Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois.

Quebec Wants to Ban Homegrow. Is It the Will of the Voters or Vested Interests?

When Health Minister Lucie Charlebois speaks of a majority who oppose home growing, it very well may be a deck stacked with companies who stand to make a profit from keeping Quebeckers from growing their own.

Indigenous Communities and the Cannabis Act: A Clash of Tradition and Treaties

Some Indigenous communities want an all-out ban on cannabis. Others want to be able to grow and sell cannabis freely. All feel they have a moral right to decide for themselves.

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