Category: canada

Canada’s Legalization Bill Passed Another Hurdle Towards Reality

For over a year now, Canada has been working towards the goal of legalizing cannabis throughout the country for adult use and sale. This move came with the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015, who promised during his campaign that legalization was on his agenda. About a year ago, the Canadian government’s legalization task force turned in their recommendations on how to go about regulating marijuana. Earlier this year, ‘The Cannabis Act’, or Bill C-45, was introduced with the goal of repealing cannabis prohibition and allowing adults 18 and older to purchase the herb from a licensed...

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Canadian Official Opposes Home Growing Marijuana for Several Ridiculous Reasons

As I have said and written countless times before, there is nothing wrong with being ignorant about marijuana. In the age of the Internet, that is your choice. But your ignorance should not have influence over law, as is the case with many government officials in the U.S., Canada and beyond. A prime example of a government official who is woefully ignorant about cannabis is Quebec’s Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health, a woman named Lucie Charlebois. When asked by a talk show host about the possibility of Canadians adults being able to grow their own cannabis...

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A Look at Canada’s (Still) Long Road to Marijuana Legalization

Getty Anyone even slightly familiar with political processes in Canada knows that things can move quite slowly. A perfect example of this is the process of legalizing marijuana in the Great White North. It’s been almost 2 years since Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party came to power in Canada, a victory due in part to their promise to legalize cannabis for adult use nationwide. After a rather lengthy delay that included a task force study of the issue, things officially kicked into gear this summer. With a target date of July 1, 2018 in mind, the gears of...

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Ontario to Sell Marijuana in Government-Run Stores

Getty Last week, officials in the Canadian province of Ontario announced that legal marijuana will be sold in a way that is similar to how alcohol is sold in the province. As things stand right now, alcohol is sold in Ontario in 660 government-run stores, with another 200+ “agency” stores where private retailers are able to get licenses to sell in rural areas. Under the plan for cannabis legalization, all private marijuana retailers will remain illegal in Ontario and legal weed will be sold in 150 government-controlled cannabis shops, with those not near a shop able to order from...

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Canada Could See a Shortage of Legal Cannabis

Getty It’s been a little over a year since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to legalize the recreational use of cannabis nationwide. Now, they have unveiled legislation that would do so, but they are running into another potential problem – a shortage of cannabis to sell. With the growing medical marijuana industry – and the rapid growth of the patient base in the last year since the announcement about legalizing recreational marijuana – the limited suppliers are having a hard time keeping up. This could end up being a big problem for the country who hopes...

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