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Cannabis users likely to buy more when products become legal

The recreational use of cannabis is likely to be legalized later this year and a new survey suggests that once it is, current users expect to increase their consumption by 35 per cent. The poll conducted by accounting giant Deloitte »

Economy, Health, Highlights, Politics, Society

Ontario announces cannabis stores

The latest word from the federal government is that the ruling Liberals are sticking to their agenda of legalizing marijuana by July 1, 2018. The provinces are still scrambling to develop policies on how to deal with legalized pot. Ontario’s »

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Medicinal and recreational marijuana: keep them apart say researchers

The federal government says it wants to have legislation in place making marijuana legal by July 1st, 2018. As that deadline approaches, police agencies and provincial leaders across thecountry continue to hold various meetings to discuss how to deal with »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Employers anxious about marijuana in the workplace

The Canadian government will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana but employers say it has failed to take steps to prevent its use in the workplace. Employers in Canada are legally obliged to ensure the safety of their workers, »

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Pot shops open in Montreal

Mark Emery, a well-known marijuana advocate, the so-called “prince of pot”, and his wife Jodie, have taken a bold step, and have issued a challenge of sorts. The couple who own the brand name “Cannabis Culture” have opened eight marijuana »

Economy, Health, Society

Marijuana legalisation: task force recommendations released

Marijuana legalisation is now a step closer to reality in Canada. A government appointed task force released its recommendations today, and the initial reaction seems quite positive. People over 18 should be able to carry up to 30 grams of »

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Canada: Marijuana legalization: recommendations on use, availability

One of the policies the current Liberal government announced while campaigning for the election in late 2015, was the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the reasons to legalize the drug would be to try »

Politics, Society

Marijuana should be sold not for profit: professor

Canada’s government will table legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana early in 2017. The health minister says the law will ensure the drug is kept away from children and it will address the negative consequences of drugs and »