Randi Druzin
Randi Druzin is an author and journalist in Toronto. She has worked at several major media outlets, including the National Post and the CBC, and has written for dozens of publications, such as The New York Times, Time magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and The Globe and Mail.
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Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis

Some legal experts believe Canada should abide by the terms of the treaties even if it means delaying legalization to allow enough time for withdrawal.

Canadian Dispensaries: Why Vancouver Allows Them but Toronto Doesn’t

One city gives dispensary owners licenses. The other arrests them. What's up with that?

Canadian Edibles Get a Green Light, Licensed Producers Rejoice

If approved by the House of Commons, the new amendment will ensure cannabis edibles and concentrates will be introduced to the Canadian market no later than 12 months after recreational cannabis becomes legal next summer.

Canadian Companies Add Cannabis Coverage to Health Insurance

Coverage now includes medical marijuana for employees at Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Colombia Wants to Supply the World with Cannabis

With its equatorial sun, tropical rain, and permissive shipping regulations, Colombia is ready to lead the world cannabis market.

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Canadian Senate Passes the Cannabis Act, Locking In Legalization

Among the amendments struck down en route to C-45's passage: bans on home cultivation of cannabis and cannabis-branded merchandise.

Amended Cannabis Act Passes Senate, Heads Back to House of Commons for Final Approval

Bill C-45 endured a bumpy ride through the Red Chamber. Senators of various political stripes took aim at the legislation. They passed 45 amendments overall, including 12 that are substantive.

The Ontario Election: What Does It Mean For Cannabis?

Ontario is a hub for the country’s cannabis industry, so stakeholders have been paying close attention to the election campaign.

The Tragically Hip Celebrates Its First Cannaversary

The Tragically Hip sees cannabis “as a way to make some money but also to be very creative,” says Newstrike CEO Jay Wilgar.

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis: Real or Reefer Madness?

Pleading guilty to assault, a Toronto lawyer blamed his actions on "cannabis-induced psychosis." Does such a thing exist?

Canadian Merger Aims to Create ‘World’s Largest Cannabis Company’

Aurora Cannabis' announcement that it will acquire MedReleaf for C$3.2 billion may put the squeeze on smaller cannabis farmers.

Canada’s Cannabis Act Faces Renewed Opposition in the Senate

From the Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to the Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, the factions of the Senate opposed to cannabis legalization are making themselves heard.

British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines

The legislation includes two new acts that govern the sale and use of recreational cannabis—the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act.

Vancouver’s 4/20 Celebration Is Over, But the Battle With the City Rages On

The Vancouver Park Board said the 4/20 event caused so much damage that Sunset Beach Park will have to be closed for about 10 weeks for repairs. The event's organizers say that's not true.

Nova Scotia Appeals Court Delivers a Blow to Medical Cannabis

Last year, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board found the denial of coverage for medical marijuana amounted to discrimination. This month, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals disagreed.

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