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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. »

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenge to pipeline project

The highly contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project is back in court yet again. Six challenges to the pipeline were granted access in September to the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver to challenge the government’s environmental consultations and »

Health, Society

Drug needles for prisons: legal challenge

Challenge wants government to provide clean needles for addicts Both the law and the theory hold that drugs are illegal and not allowed in prison. In practice it’s a different story, and because of a scarcity of syringes in prison »

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 »

Economy, Health, Society

Black market pot getting cheaper, legal pot more expensive

It was supposed to dry up the black market of cannabis and a source of important funds for criminal groups. At least that was one of the hopes, if not a goal, of the Liberal government when it legalised recreational »

Politics, Society

Drunk driving law: Charter of Rights challenge (interview)

Case may eventually make it to the Supreme Court of Canada (public commenting is open on all RCI stories at bottom- comments will be shown after examination) The case begins with an elderly woman who went to a liquor store »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Government cannabis sales vs black market

Billions of dollars for black market, or billions in revenue for government and industry? On this first day of legal sales of recreational marijuana (medical sale has been legal since 2001), crowds have gathered to purchase from government stores, and »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s military and legalised cannabis

With the coming legalisation of recreational use of cannabis, Canada’s military has been working to develop a policy to deal with the situation. A draught policy has just been released by the Department of National Defence with just over a »

Economy, Health, Society

To pot, or not, Senate amendments to Canada’s cannabis law

The Canadian Senate has proposed several amendments to the government’s plan to legalise recreational cannabis use this year. An amendment to entirely ban the possibility of growing marijuana at home was proposed was put forward. The Senate social affairs committee »

Politics, Society

Fallout from Stanley murder trial continues

(respectful public commenting is open at very bottom of page) The trial involved a second-degree murder charge against a farmer who shot and killed an intruder on his farm. Most people feel the case would not have attracted widespread attention »