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An Overview of Cannabis Legalization Driving Politicians Insane

Despite countless fears, the primary fallout of the push for legalization has been the strange, situational delusion that’s gripped a number of Canadian politicians, who’ve been driven to argue against legalization with the most astounding pronouncements.

The Canadian Cannabis Act’s Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate

“We have to take (the deadline) into account but we also have to do our job seriously,” says Senator André Pratte.

Dear Justin: I Beg Your Pardons

Our Prime Minister pen-pal series continues, with a call for seasonally appropriate empathy for "cannabis criminals."

Alberta Will Sell Cannabis Through Private Retailers and a Government Website

The province has determined that cannabis will not be sold in places that sell tobacco, liquor or pharmaceuticals—but has yet to release details about how the private stores will operate.

Licensed Producers in Ontario Concerned Over Polluted Lands

Growers are critical of the Hamilton City Council's suggestion that they build on old industrial land instead of prime farm land, claiming the air pollution would kill their product.

5 Takeaways From Ontario’s Proposed Cannabis Law

Hotels, motels, and inns will be able to accommodate medical cannabis use in fully-enclosed sleeping suites (though this exception doesn’t carry over to recreational use).

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.

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.

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