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Five Things Canada’s Cannabis Act Will Legalize Besides Possession

From smoking devices to storage, the Cannabis Act is set to legalize more than mere possession.

Maine Governor Proposes Pushing Back Legal Cannabis Sales Until 2019

House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said he is sponsoring LePage's bill to delay sales to 2019. Lawmakers had already pushed back implementation to February.

Nevada’s Second Largest City to Begin Cannabis Sales This Week

Las Vegas’s most populous suburb will allow the sales of adult-use cannabis beginning Friday following a vote by the Henderson City Council.

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.

Las Vegas City Council Eyes Paraphernalia Rule Change

Bongs, dab rigs, and other accessories could soon be making their way to Las Vegas smoke shops, as the City Council is set to consider changes to a law.

Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional?

Cannabis Culture believes the Comeau case is “of pressing and substantial importance” because provinces “could create barriers to the free trade of cannabis products from Province to Province," constituting an infringement of the Constitution.

Price Theory: Can Canada’s Cannabis Law Defeat the Law of Supply and Demand?

From the start, Canadian policymakers envisioned using cannabis taxes to help determine the price consumers pay, with the idea that said price would influence the behavior of cannabis consumers and producers. But is such a plan feasible?

California Governor Vetoes Smoking Ban at Beaches and Parks

“If people can’t smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they?” Brown asked in his veto message.

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.

Cannabis in a Distinct Society: Quebec’s Idiosyncratic Grapple With Legalization

In spite of its late-night joie-de-vivre image, Quebec has significantly less enthusiasm toward legal cannabis than anywhere else in Canada, with only 40% of the population in favour of legalization.

‘Reasonable Access’: This Court Case Could Decide the Future of Ontario Dispensaries

The two-day hearing pits the City of Toronto against Canna Clinic, with precedent-setting implications.

Alberta’s Cannabis Guidelines: 18 to Buy, Liquor Commission in Control

Unlike Ontario, which plans to create retail stores run by the provincial government, Alberta will allow private retailers to enter the market.

Given a Monopoly on Ontario Store Product, Licensed Producers Push for Online Sales

Ontario's proposed regulations give licensed cannabis producers a monopoly on commercial product sold in stores. Should LPs also be permitted to sell directly to consumers online?

Michigan Proposal Could Allow Dispensaries to Stay Open Past Dec. 15

Lawmakers in Michigan have introduced legislation that would allow all existing medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open while they apply for licenses.

Olivia Newton-John Joins Aussie Senator to Improve Medical Cannabis Access

Senator Richard di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens party, has introduced a new bill which he hopes will fix two impediments in the Australian medical marijuana bill.

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