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.
Most Popular Articles

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.

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.

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?

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Ontario Won’t Limit the Number of Retail Cannabis Stores—for Now

Private retailers celebrate a path (finally!) into the Ontario market.

Backlash After Canadian Medical Association Calls to End Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program

The CMA has sparked a feud with medical cannabis advocates—including many of the organization’s own members—by proposing that Canada’s existing medical marijuana program be scrapped once recreational cannabis becomes legal.

Ontario Cannabis Update: Online Sales in October, Private Retail Stores in April

Starting October 17, adult Ontarians will be able to purchase recreational cannabis online from the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store. But private retail stores won’t open until April 1, 2019.

Crossing the Border With Cannabis: Canadian Legalization Brings Challenges

Canada is softening its policy on cannabis workers, but the United States considers them all lawbreakers. And that isn't likely to change soon.

Does Doug Ford’s Win Mean a New Cannabis Plan for Ontario?

Doug Ford has been noncommittal about his plans for the distribution and sale of cannabis, but Ontario cannabis producers seem hopeful about being able to get into the retail market.

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?

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