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Survey: Pandemic stress affected alcohol and cannabis use among Canadians

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of stress and concern for Canadians and a survey that Statistics Canada released Thursday suggested that it has had an effect on the alcohol and drug consumption habits of Canadians. “New evidence »


Ontario police crack major gang, another raid nets millions in pot plus zebras

Police in Toronto, Canada’s largest city have announced they’ve broken up a major criminal gang. An initial investigation into a city gang, led to a year-long multi-city investigation into shootings, murder, attempted murder, drug dealing and human trafficking. The network »

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Study hints further that cannabis and pregnancy not good

Science has long shown that drinking alcohol or smoking during pregnancy have negative outcomes on the foetus and the child’s later development. Now, perhaps not surprisingly, a new study shows a possible link between cannabis use while pregnant and a »


Survey: Pandemic affecting Canadian consumption of alcohol and cannabis

A new study from the Canadian Red Cross has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cannabis and alcohol consumption by Canadian adults, according to a press release. The study, which was conducted by Leger, found that among people who »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: At home, bored, stressed, some Canadians drinking more

As emergency health requirements mean many businesses are closed, and people asked to stay home a new survey finds alcohol consumption has increased. A poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)  shows that Canadians are »

Economy, Health, Society

Ontario increases business closures under emergency health order

After releasing computer projections showing the possible number of deaths that could occur from the novel coronavirus, Ontario has moved to enact further business closures in an effort to further reduce person-to-person infections The previous list of 74 business types »


Slight increase of cannabis use in Quebec compared to last year

There has been a minor increase in cannabis users between 2018 and 2019, according to results from the 2019 version of Quebec Cannabis Survey.  The report, which was released earlier today, found that the proportion of Quebecers aged 15 and »

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University of British Columbia researchers working on marijuana breathalyzer

Law enforcement might soon be able to have a better way for testing drivers who may be high.  Dr. Mina Hoorfar, an engineering professor, who runs the Advanced Thermo Fluidic Lab, at the University of British Columbia, and her research »

Economy, Society

Ontario government considering cannabis cafes

A cannabis cafe might be headed to a neighborhood near you if you’re living in Ontario. The provincial government of Ontario is considering the idea of having cannabis cafes or establishments to be able to create new cannabis business opportunities. »

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Cannabis ‘edibles’ arrive in Canada

With the legalisation of cannabis last year, comes what is being called ‘cannabis 2.0’ or edible products. Jameson Berkow discusses this latest phase of legalisation in Canada. He is a reporter with the Globe and Mail’s Cannabis Professional news service. »