Highlights / weed

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» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

It’s legal! International interest

The first day of legalised recreational use of cannabis in Canada has dawned, starting as of 12:01 AM this morning. Crowds lined up at a cannabis outlet in St John’s Newfoundland just past midnight to be the first in the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

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» 

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»