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Quebec Police Continue Zero-Tolerance Policy for Medical Dispensaries

Never mind that cannabis will be recreationally legal in nine months—right now it’s against the law, and the law is the only thing Quebec police care about.

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.

Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis? Toronto’s Unfounded Fears Underscore the Need for Regulation

Concern spiked after an August safety alert from London, ON suggested that fentanyl could be found in cannabis.

Here’s How Canada Could Decriminalize Marijuana Right Now

Why don’t you just decriminalize it already? As Canada preps for the July 2018 legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis, that’s the message the federal government has been getting from the opposing New Democratic Party as well as cannabis advocates across the country.

How to Get a ‘Social Marijuana Use’ License in Denver

Denver's program allows public consumption of cannabis at everything from yoga studios to coffee shops to street fairs—if applicants can manage the application process.

Torontonians Love Their Dispensaries. Why Is Mayor Tory Dead Set Against Them?

Why does Toronto's mayor remain steadfast in his opposition to dispensaries while so many Ontarians have indicated they want cannabis available through such retailers once recreational use becomes legal? The answer depends on whom you ask.

What Does It Mean to Declare the Opioid Epidemic a ‘National Emergency’?

The opioid crisis is raging and plans to declare it a national emergency are in the works. What does a formal declaration of a national emergency entail?

Ottawa vs. the Provinces: The Legalization Deadline Showdown Intensifies

Trudeau’s proposed legislation calls for the provinces to oversee the distribution and sale of recreational marijuana and to take on some related responsibilities. It’s a tall order, and provinces say they need help.

‘Dear Justin’: A Loving Correspondence With the Prime Minister, Episode 1

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: It feels like just yesterday you were campaigning with the promise to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana” —and now, here we are! However...

‘Cool Hispanics’ Billboard Continues Tradition of Horrible Anti-Drug Ads

Is that 'Hispanics Are Cool' ad the worst teen cannabis prevention campaign ever? You decide: Here are some classic awful ads (and a few that got it right).

Canadian Finance Ministers Hash Out Cannabis Taxes

For a second day in Ottawa, Canadian finance ministers from the federal, provincial, and territorial levels are gathering to strategize a coordinated approach to cannabis taxation.

B.C. Kills Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Producers

In a triumph for sanity and compassion, British Columbia has declared mandatory minimum prison sentences for cannabis producers to be unconstitutional.

Thousands of People Are Still Going to Jail for Cannabis in California

New study disproves, once again, the myth that "nobody goes to jail for cannabis anymore." In California, thousands still do.

California Cities Ban Cannabis Sales Ahead of State Vote

Dozens of cities and counties are contemplating tough restrictions on cannabis sales and cultivation in anticipation of Prop. 64's passage.

Why Is California Running a Cannabis Campaign Without the Cannabis?

Some of the Prop. 64 campaign’s most visible endorsers are officials who “can’t stand” cannabis and “don’t advocate” its consumption. What gives?

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