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Canada’s Six Nations Asserting Autonomy by Drafting Its Own Cannabis Laws

By | September 4th, 2018|canada, featured, News|

Canada’s Six Nations is drafting its own laws regulating the legalization of cannabis, asserting autonomy to govern its own affairs. Six Nations is the most populous of Canada’s sovereign indigenous states known as the First Nations. As of 2017, the Six Nations had more than 27,000 members. Nearly 13,000 of the members live on the Six [...]

Calgary May Sanction Four Public Cannabis Consumption Areas

By | August 28th, 2018|canada, featured, News, public consumption, regulations|

The City of Calgary, Alberta may have four legal public consumption areas when Canada legalizes the recreational use and sale of cannabis later this year. All four sites under consideration by the city council are in Ward 9. Gian-Carlo Carra, city council member of Ward 9, told the CBC that he proposed the consumption sites to [...]

Poll Shows Canadians Are More Concerned About Donald Trump Than Legal Weed

By | August 24th, 2018|canada, Donald Trump, featured, News|

Canada is becoming a global pioneer when it comes to cannabis legalization. On October 17, weed will become legal across the entire country and recreational sales will officially begin. In many ways, Canada’s legalization will be an important testing ground for other places considering changing weed laws. So how do Canadians feel about it? Are [...]

Canadian City of St. Albert Bans All Public Cannabis Use

By | August 21st, 2018|canada, News, Regulation|

The Canadian city of St. Albert has banned all cannabis use with a vote by city council on Monday night. The move by the city of more than 65,000 residents in the province of Alberta comes as Canada is poised to legalize the recreational use and sale of cannabis this fall. St. Albert Mayor Cathy [...]

Canadian Legal Expert Calls Cannabis Breathalyzers “Flawed Approach” to Legalization

By | August 17th, 2018|canada, Driving, News, Police|

This story was originally published in Straight Cannabis. Changes to impaired-driving laws in preparation for cannabis legalization are not only proving flawed but are threatening the charter rights of all drivers on the road, even those who have never consumed pot. Since amendments to Bill C-46 passed in June—adding more cannabis-specific laws to the Impaired Driving [...]

Canada Launches Online Cannabis Training Course for Police Force

By | August 14th, 2018|canada, featured, News, Police|

Back in May, Canada’s law enforcement officials were anxiously eyeing June’s vote on cannabis. While many eagerly awaited Canada’s Cannabis Act to pass, police departments worried about running out of time to train officers for a Canada with legalized marijuana. But a new online cannabis training course is aiming to speed up the process for [...]

Fewer Canadians Faced Cannabis Charges in Years Leading to Legalization

By | August 7th, 2018|canada, criminal justice, legalization|

This story was originally published in Straight Cannabis. Even if one never spends a minute in jail, a charge for possessing cannabis can haunt a Canadian citizen for life. It can turn up in job interviews and at the border with the United States. Given the plant is relatively harmless to adults, a charge is a [...]

Molson Coors Plans to Brew Non-Alcoholic Cannabis-Infused Drinks

By | August 2nd, 2018|beer, canada, News|

Molson Coors announced on Wednesday that it plans to produce non-alcoholic beverages infused with cannabis in Canada. The company intends to begin offering the drinks in 2019 when commercial cannabis food and beverages become legal. Molson Coors said that its Canadian division will establish a partnership with cannabis producer The Hydropothecary Corp. to develop and market [...]

Canadian Company Starting Cannabis Education Courses for Employers

By | July 31st, 2018|canada, education, jobs, News, Workplace|

A Canadian consulting company will soon be starting cannabis education for employers, according to a report from the CBC. The Alberta firm, Cannabis at Work, will offer courses to help employers navigate the Canadian legalization of cannabis. The classes are designed to help companies understand how the law impacts employers that may have workers who [...]

After Cannabis, Canadian Government Won’t Decriminalize Any Other Drugs

By | July 31st, 2018|canada, decriminalization, News, Public Health|

Despite the legalization of cannabis currently underway in Canada, the country will not be decriminalizing any other drugs, according to a government official. Thierry Belair, a spokesman for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, told the CBC that the federal government has no plans for further decriminalization. The government announcement comes amid calls from major Canadian cities to [...]