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Ontario’s ‘Cannabis Act, 2017’: Provincial Control, Million-Dollar Penalties

Cannabis sales outside the legal framework could bring fines of up to $250,000 for individuals and up to $1 million for corporations.

South Carolina Congressman Co-Sponsors Cannabis Business Bill

Mark Sanford, the Republican Rep. from S.C. is co-sponsoring legislation that he believes would make more of a level playing field for cannabis businesses.

New Brunswick’s Cannabis Stores To Be Run by Provincial Liquor Board

There will be 20 stores in 15 communities, along with an online retailer, all of which will reportedly be in place in time for July’s legalization.

Ontario Tussles Over Grow-Ops on ‘Agricultural Land’

As one Ontario Member of Parliament tries to steer industrial grow ops away from prime farmland and into rural areas, some farmers and scientists in the region question the motive of the proposal.

Canadian Lawyers Cry Foul Over New Drugged-Driving Regulations

There are myriad problems with the new rules, lawyers say, and they won’t survive the constitutional court challenges that are sure to follow if those rules become law.

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.

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