Five years in, here’s how legalization has shaped our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. In November 2012, Washington State legalized recreational marijuana. And almost immediately, things started to change. “Within a month of the law having passed, prosecutors across the state dismissed current pending charges for possession of marijuana,” says attorney...
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...
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...
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...
An organic cannabis drink is in the works that aims to mimic the effects of alcohol without leaving you sleepy, a phenomenon that has been reported by some users of marijuana edibles. THC BioMed Intl Ltd. announced on Aug 9 that it has developed a cannabis beverage that "mimics alcohol...
While many Canadian universities have decided to prohibit pot smoking on campus, UBC's Vancouver campus may allow it everywhere cigarettes can be smoked. Basically, smoking of any kind would be banned inside, in bus shelters, and near doors and air intakes at its Vancouver campus. On the UBC Okanagan campus, the...
What should the legal age for purchasing and using cannabis be? Well, that depends who you ask, reveals an Angus Reid poll released today (Nov. 14). The study found that three-quarters of Canadians believe the minimum age to purchase and consume cannabis should be raised. While just over one-in-four (27 per cent)...
From drinks to candy to creams, the Canadian government has revealed proposed rules for edibles in the country. Across the board, edibles, extracts and topical cannabis products “must not be appealing to kids” and must make “no health claims,” if the rules are adopted...
This latest Canadian Cannabis Update podcast, features cannabis intelligence company Strainprint, which offers a mobile app for medical cannabis users to track their intake and learn which strains and dosages work best for them. "Andrew Muroff, (AKA @rockstart_inc on Twitter) is not...
This latest Canadian Cannabis Update podcast features an interview with Dana Larsen, one of Canada's most well-known advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs. "I can't deny that before this interview, I was a little ...