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...
Cannabis-infused drink, anyone? Such a product may just be available in Canada in 2019, after Molson Coors Canada announced on Aug. 1 a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO) to “pursue opportunities to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market following legalization” this fall. Frederic Landtmeters, President and CEO of...
Dr. Perry Kendall is renowned as one of Canada’s leading public health professionals. Kendall served as BC’s Provincial Health Officer from 1999 to 2018. As B.C.’s senior public health official, he was responsible for advising the provincial government on health issues and promoting innovative policies and actions to protect public...
For decades, Hilary Black has been sowing the seeds of legalization. Story by JENNI BAYNHA Do you remember the first-ever dispensary in Vancouver? Hilary Black does, because she opened it. Her story started with her work for the first medical cannabis organization in the country; she would then go on to spend the...
The first holiday season with legalized cannabis could be a dangerous one on B.C. roads, according to a new BCAA survey released on Dec. 4 that suggests people plan to mix cannabis and alcohol, as well as a "concerning misconception about cannabis impairment." The survey, conducted for BCAA by Insights...
What's the difference between hemp and marijuana? What's up with all these "hemp derived" CBDs? Cannabis Media Collective shares this Reefer MEDness podcast, in which Kirk and Trevor interview hemp pioneer Martin Moravcik, and hemp farmers Don Dewar and...
British Columbia-based cannabis accelerator Grow Tech Labs (GTL) has appointed Jas Rehal as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously working as the Director of Public Safety Operations in the City of Surrey, GTL says Rehal "will bring a specific expertise in government relations,...