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‘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.

Atlanta Just Decriminalized Cannabis

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council voted to pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce.

Iceland Gets Cooler With Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

Pawel Bartozek, a Reform Party MP, has put forth a bill in Parliament that would establish a marketplace for recreational cannabis.

Peru Could Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana.

Ontario Hypes Penalties for High Driving While Awaiting a Reliable Test

Ontario's harshest penalties for driving while high are reserved for young drivers, novice drivers, and commercial drivers.

Detroit Voters Will Have Say in Cannabis Regulations

Detroit voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on the region’s cannabis industry on Nov. 7, when newly proposed regulations appear on the local ballot.

New Hampshire Decrim Kicks In On Saturday

Starting tomorrow, you won't face jail time for simple cannabis possession in any New England state.

‘Exchanging Prohibition for Extreme Regulation’: Toronto Braces for New Cannabis Reality

"[Ontario] could have simply licensed all the existing dispensaries," says lawyer Jack Lloyd. "Instead, they’ve elected to declare war on a group of political activists, cannabis enthusiasts, and cannabis legalization activists. To say that it’s draconian is an understatement.”

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Restrict Edibles

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday is an attempt to prevent cannabis-infused sweets from appealing to children.

‘Get the Criminal Elements Out of the Sale of Marijuana’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Tom Marino likes "hospital-slash-prisons" for cannabis users, Bill de Blasio wishes he still smoked, Michael Caine shares a giggly cannabis memory, and more.

The Ontario Proposition: Details and Feedback from the Scene

To come up with its new policy, Ontario looked at the US states that have legalized cannabis, to establish a “safe and sensible framework.”

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