Highlights / cannabis

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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 »

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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 »

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Cannabis poses ‘major new challenges’ for small business: survey

A majority of small businesses say efforts by their provincial governments to educate them about cannabis in the workplace are poor or very poor, according to a recent survey. The federation that represents them says the legalization of cannabis one »

Society

Many people drive too soon after cannabis use, says non-profit

About 1.2 million drivers in the big province of Ontario have driven high after consuming cannabis, according to a regional branch of the Canadian Automobile Association. The CAA is a non-profit, consumer- based federation of automobile clubs. The club based »

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Food or cannabis? Farming questions in Canada

When the Liberal government of Canada legalised recreational use of cannabis late last year, it created a whole new industry virtually overnight. One aspect has been a massive rise in greenhouse building and conversion of former manufacturing plants into commercial »

Society

Canada offers pardons for cannabis possession convictions

Federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for criminal convictions related to simple cannabis possession went into force Thursday, said Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. Canadians convicted only of simple »

Economy, Society

Couche-Tard invests in an Alberta cannabis retailer

Giant Quebec-based convenience store Couche-Tard is investing in in Edmonton’s Fire & Flower cannabis retailer to officially enter the marijuana market. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has nearly 10,000 stores across North America. It also has nearly 3,000 in Europe and more »

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Pot tax: Figures are in on cannabis revenue for governments

Statistics Canada, the federal statistics agency is reporting on revenues that governments in Canada have gained since recreational use of cannabis was legalised. In round figures Provincial governments took in $79 million in excise taxes, and the federal government $19 »