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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.

Articles contributed to Leafly

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

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

Randi Druzin - September 26, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - August 22, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - August 13, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - July 25, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - July 6, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - June 19, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - June 7, 2018

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.

Randi Druzin - June 6, 2018