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National cannabis survey- driving high, spending money

(note- public commenting open on all RCI stories-scroll to bottom to submit- comments will appear after moderation) Canada is well on the way to legalisation of recreational use of cannabis which will happen this fall. Cannabis Act, by the Liberal» 

Economy, International, Politics

Uh oh! Unintended consequences for anyone involved in Canada’s cannabis industry

Denied U.S. entry, even banned for life Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal this fall in Canada. After the federal government announced its plans to legalise marijuana, many business types, former politicians and even former police rushed» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canadian military facing legalised cannabis challenges

(scroll to bottom to submit public comments -these will be added after moderating) Marijuana: no complete ban on use by military personal In appearing before a Senate defence committee in February of this year Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)» 

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» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Cannabis brand, and now with a companion beer

Canada is set to legalize the use of recreational marijuana this year. Provinces, which will control the sale, are still working out details as to how it will be sold and regulated. Now, Canada’s most populous province has just announced» 

Economy, Politics

Ottawa agrees to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

The federal government and the provinces struck a deal Monday on how they plan to share tax revenues from legalized marijuana, which Ottawa hopes to price at about $10 a gram to shut down the black market. The agreement gives» 

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Smoked pot? What happens to travellers at the U.S. border

Canada is about to legalise marijuana for recreational use.   That means that by summer 2018, vast numbers of Canadians will openly smoke cannabis and no longer be involved in a criminal activity.   Many will cross into the U.S» 

Economy, Health, 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» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Almost legalised marijuana in Canada: a grey zone and confusion

Canada’s official statistics gathering agency Statistics Canada, says that marijuana related offences reported by police are declining. As the deadline approaches for legalisation in July 2018, the plant and drug remain illegal for recreational use, but with coming legalisation a» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

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»