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Legalizing marijuana will come with strict controls, MP Bill Blair says [11.01.2016] Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal marijuana in Canada will not be a free-for-all. In an interview, the chief ...
Ex-colleague will lobby MP Bill Blair to restrict field of pot growers [10.01.2016] A former high-ranking colleague and friend of MP Bill Blair, the Liberal government's point man on marijuana legalization, will lobby the ex-Toronto ...
Legalizing pot in Canada will run afoul of global treaties, Trudeau warned [04.01.2016] The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pr ...
The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis [22.12.2015] The Trudeau government’s proposal to legalize cannabis will no doubt generate heated debate. The question of how to legalize is likely to receive les ...
Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory [18.12.2015] Many consumers obtain their marijuana through storefront "dispensaries", which have sprung up across Canada, encouraged by liberalisation in the Unit ...
Cannabis regulation is coming to Canada — here are five things to know [15.12.2015] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to regulate recreational cannabis use in Canada. From the inclusion of cannabis policy reform in the speech fr ...
Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot [05.12.2015] The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country t ...
Safe-injection sites are cost-effective to health system: study [29.11.2015] A new Canadian study about safe-injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health-care system — an argu ...
Majority approve of legalized, regulated, taxed cannabis [07.11.2015] In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1256 Canadian voters, the majority, close to 6-in-10, approve of the Liberal gov ...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i ...
Canada's newly elected Liberals may legalize marijuana [19.10.2015] With the Liberal Party's electoral victory in Canada, the US's northern neighbors could soon undertake an enormous change in drug policy: marijuana l ...
Marijuana legalization urged for open debate [11.10.2015] Marijuana has emerged as an issue in the federal election campaign in Canada. The Liberals promise legalization, the NDP pledge at least to decrimina ...
Marijuana prohibition can do more harm than good, doctors tell federal parties [20.09.2015] If Canada's new government chooses to legalize marijuana beyond medical use then it should get into the business of controlling its supply and sale t ...
Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana: poll [18.08.2015] More Canadians than ever support decriminalizing marijuana, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Ipsos found 65 per cent ...
Tories' false claims about pot laws put youth at risk: drug policy centre [11.08.2015] Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has made Canada’s approach to marijuana laws an election issue, contrasting his government’s tough approach agains ...
Vancouver’s pot bylaw ignores major concerns [28.06.2015] Vancouver City Council and the police department have clouded the national debate on cannabis with their approach to pot and are pumping money into t ...
Vancouver to weed out illegal marijuana dispensaries [24.06.2015] Vancouver changed the landscape of Canada’s cannabis culture, becoming the first city in Canada to regulate illegal marijuana dispensaries. The actio ...
Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market [23.06.2015] Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burge ...
Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system [13.04.2015] No fewer than six randomised controlled trials – in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and England – concluded that heroin assiste ...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market ...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi ...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a small ...
High hopes: Legalized pot is on the way [29.01.2015] Moving from illicit to licit requires regulations that allow enough of a legal market to dry out the black one – ideally, while bringing in much-need ...
Does your politician have a drug policy problem? [07.01.2015] "Your politician is showing all the symptoms of 'Drug Policy Abuse,'" reads the CDPC website. "They refuse to engage in an open and honest discussion ...
Canadian lawyers scent profit as medical marijuana industry prepares to go legit [06.01.2015] Since 2001, Canada has allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or designate a grower to do so on their behalf, but a policy change established t ...
Drugs policy in Canada: Local heroin [05.12.2014] Some European countries prescribe heroin for the most severe cases of addiction. Patients taking heroin are less likely to use illicit drugs and drop ...
As B.C. heroin flap shows, drug laws are not about improving health [28.11.2014] If you’ve ever had surgery, you owe a debt to heroin-assisted therapy, and not because you were probably doped up on morphine in post-op. Rather, it’ ...
Vancouver addicts soon to receive prescription heroin [21.11.2014] In a North American first, heroin addicts in Vancouver will soon receive prescription heroin outside of a clinical trial. Doctors at the Providence C ...
Marijuana: Yes to more steps toward decriminalization [19.08.2014] Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice, is broaching the prospect of a marijuana bill that would verge on decriminalization. Well, better late than ne ...
Canada's doctors decline to join anti-marijuana campaign [15.08.2014] The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada's upcoming anti-drug campaign targeting young ...
Marijuana crime: Are police turning 'a blind eye' to pot charges? [12.08.2014] In Canada there appears to be "just a lack of enthusiasm on the part of police" to enforce possession laws. "There's a huge amount of discretion. It' ...
It’s time to talk about MDMA [10.08.2014] Another summer festival season, another slate of tragic overdoses and a few overwrought reactions about the need to ban electronic music parties. “Pa ...
Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows [17.07.2014] A strong majority of Canadians think the federal government should either legalize marijuana or decriminalize the possession of small amounts, accord ...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [06.07.2014] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his ideas ...
Decriminalize drug use and public health [27.05.2014] Canada's war on drugs has caused serious harm, particularly for the nation's most vulnerable, according to a Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA ...
Medical marijuana users can continue to grow their own pot: judge [20.03.2014] A Federal Court judge granted a temporary injunction to patients who are suing Ottawa because they are concerned about cost and quality of a commerci ...
Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban [12.11.2013] Five people severely addicted to heroin are launching a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s ban on the prescription version of the d ...
Medical marijuana licences no longer a home-grown option [01.10.2013] Starting next year, thousands of medical marijuana users will have to dig up their gardens and start buying only from suppliers approved and licensed ...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23.05.2013] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dr ...
NDP, Green party okay with research trial of marijuana use [02.05.2013] B.C.’s New Democratic and Green parties say they would not oppose a research trial to evaluate the regulation of adult marijuana use, which would be ...
New Health Canada marijuana regulations may drive some into the bush [20.02.2013] The Conservative government's new medicinal pot system may lead some patients to illicitly grow their pot outdoors. Under proposed changes taking eff ...
Battle over medical marijuana [11.02.2013] More than a decade ago, after several court rulings, the federal government was forced to create regulations allowing people with legitimate needs to ...
The U.S. drug czar weighs in on Canada’s pot habit [10.02.2013] Kerlikowske: "I think a patchwork of policies would create real difficulties. We still have federal law that places marijuana as being illegal. The a ...
Ontario’s top court upholds country’s marijuana laws in medicinal pot case [31.01.2013] Canada’s ban on marijuana was effectively upheld when Ontario’s top court struck down the country’s laws related to medicinal pot much to the chagrin ...
Legalize pot and reap the benefit from influx of toking tourists: Liberals [26.01.2013] Canada’s economy could benefit from an influx of toking tourists if weed is legalized, the Liberal Party of Canada says in a new analysis that backs ...
We enforced Ottawa’s pot laws. They don’t work [17.01.2013] It is time to put ideology and politics aside in favour of a level-headed, evidence-based discussion about the failure of marijuana prohibition and t ...
Insite - Not Just Injecting, But Connecting [16.01.2013] Last year the HCLU’s video advocacy group travelled to Vancouver, to make a film about Insite, the only legally-operating injecting facility in North ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
‘It opens your heart’ [27.12.2012] Exactly a century after ecstasy was first patented, Health Canada has approved the drug’s import for the first Canadian study using the illegal subst ...
Canada could learn from Colorado and Washington on pot [25.12.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana represents a seismic shift in public attitudes. This historic reform will onl ...

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