Gluten-free. Prep and cooking time: 1 hr, 30 min. Serves 4. It’s official: autumn is here, and we’re loving it. Bubbling hearty soups, warm kitchens and friends gathered around the dinner table is what makes life’s little moments a big deal. Incorporate the bounty of fall vegetables and the healing qualities of...

The Cannabis Counter

The House of Commons health committee, which is conducting public hearings on the government’s plan to legalize marijuana, is being bombarded with numbers. Here are just a few of them. 33% Over a third (36.4 percent) of consumption in Canada is projected to come from people in the 15 to 24...
Last year, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, applied to Health Canada to become a distributor of licensed medical cannabis. At the time it made sense. The newest users of cannabis weren’t—and still aren’t—teens and young adults, but aging baby boomers who would rather shop at a familiar...
Cannabis has been moving from counterculture to mainstream for a long time, but the shift that is set to happen next year will still take a lot of Canadians by surprise. Legalization of cannabis is a seismic event. It validates what the majority of residents have been discovering for...
The federal government's Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation report released last December includes a comprehensive review of the research and recommendations of the nine-member group, made of up public health experts from across Canada.   As the Cannabis Act—the government’s proposed cannabis legalization legislation—moves its way through Parliament, it’s...
With the Cannabis Act continuing to work its way through the legislative process and a concern around what the final legislation will mean for Canada’s smaller craft growers, we’re bringing together a panel of experts from the cannabis space and the public sector to discuss what sustainable and even...
Across Canada right now, provincial governments and municipal organizations are showing in different ways that they are prepared to sample a range of viewpoints as they develop cannabis legalization strategies. In my experience, this is a special moment in the making of public policy, one that industry players should not...
Some provinces and territories say they may need more time to design and implement rules to govern how cannabis is distributed and sold, and with what age limits. While there is a great deal of experience and expertise around these issues in Canada and abroad, connecting those with questions...