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Health

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» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

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.» 

Economy, Health, International, Society

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.» 

Society

Cirque du Soleil’s founder detained in Tahiti for growing cannabis

Quebec billionaire and Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté has been detained by police in French Polynesia for growing cannabis at his luxury estate on the island of Nukutepipi. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Laliberté’s company, Lune Rouge, confirmed that he is» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Legendary Canadian musical star seeks U.S. citizenship

Neil Young wants to become an American citizen so he can vote in the 2020 U.S. election. There’s a bit of a problem though, due to cannabis. Although the legendary singer-songwriter, who turns 74 tomorrow (November 12) was born in» 

Health, Society

Parents find cannabis candies in child’s Halloween treats

Parents in Nova Scotia discovered an edible cannabis product in the bag of candy their child collected on Halloween. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), parents from Coldbrook, Annapolis Valley, told investigators that their child was part of» 

Society

Quebec raises legal age for cannabis from 18 to 21

Young Quebecers will have to wait until they turn 21 to legally purchase cannabis under a new law passed by the provincial government. The new legislation adopted Tuesday by the Coalition Avenir Québec government of Premier François Legault raises the» 

Health, Society

A look back at the legalization of cannabis and “edibles”

On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first G20 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. A year later, the country allows the marketing of “edibles”, products that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Now, we invite» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Legal cannabis in Canada: one year later, and ‘edibles’ join ‘smokables’

It was one year ago today that the federal government legalised recreational use of marijuana. Because sales would now be government regulated it was supposed to bring in significant revenue to government coffers, create substantial profits for suppliers in a»