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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Canadian Cannabis Act Passes Second Reading in Senate

After some initial anxiety over Conservative opposition, Trudeau's plan for federal legalization passed its second reading.

Health Canada Wants Cannabis Packaging to Warn Users, Repel Children

The proposed regulations stipulate that each package label must be a single, uniform colour and include a cannabis symbol, mandatory health warnings, and information about the THC and CBD content.

How Canada’s Cronos Group Became the First Cannabis Producer on the US Stock Exchange

To ensure its compliance with SEC standards, Cronos enhanced its financial reporting, improved its governance, and tightened internal policies around insider trading and cybersecurity.

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.

Cannabis Act Senate Watch: A Resolved Stalemate Creates a New Sale Date

Senators have agreed to vote on the Cannabis Act by June 7. Because it will take at least eight weeks to get the retail system going after the bill is passed, Canadians will have to wait until at least August to buy recreational cannabis.

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.

BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know

In newly unveiled rules, British Columbia stipulates that individuals aged 19 and up will be allowed to buy recreational cannabis in standalone retail stores, some privately owned and operated, others run by the government.

7 Takeaways From Statistics Canada’s ‘Cannabis Stats Hub’

Examining data such as the Canadian share of the American market and seizure data at the border, this wide-ranging study illuminates the Canadian cannabis sector from 1961 to 2017.

Random Testing, Million-Dollar Fines: Canada’s Cannabis Pesticide Crackdown

Until 2017, the Canadian government trusted licensed producers of cannabis to avoid banned pesticides of their volition. Following high-profile contaminations and class-action lawsuits, a strict new era of checks and balances has begun.

Canada’s Cannabis Tax Plan: Good for Provinces, Bad for Patients

Recreational and medicinal cannabis will be taxed at the same level—and that has drawn heavy criticism from some politicians, physicians, and patient advocates.

This Canadian Staffing Agency Will Help You Find a Job in the Cannabis Industry

“We’ve placed people in a wide range of positions, from sales and marketing to quality assurance, compliance and cultivation,” says cannabis-industry headhunter Alison McMahon.

Less Moral Outrage, More Harm Reduction: Revamping Cannabis Education for the Age of Legalization

Legalization will empower educators to advise people on how to use cannabis responsibly, instead of potentially coming under fire for endorsing the use of an illegal substance.

The Canadian Cannabis Act’s Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate

“We have to take (the deadline) into account but we also have to do our job seriously,” says Senator André Pratte.

Alberta Will Sell Cannabis Through Private Retailers and a Government Website

The province has determined that cannabis will not be sold in places that sell tobacco, liquor or pharmaceuticals—but has yet to release details about how the private stores will operate.

Canada Wants to Tax Medical Cannabis. Get Ready for a Fight

“Patients are struggling to afford their medicine and this tax would just compound the problem,” says Jonathan Zaid, executive director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana.

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