Marijuana Politics

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Tue
13
Apr

How Marijuana Legalization Will Greatly Benefit The Criminal Justice System

Prohibiting marijuana hurts the legitimacy and credibility of the criminal justice system. Such prohibitions are undemocratic, racially discriminative, costly, ineffective and a blatant waste of resources.

Cannabis users and enthusiasts always want to focus solely on the medicinal and recreational benefits of the plant, which is excellent, but there is more to understand about marijuana.

For example, you cannot separate marijuana usage from the policy-making process, including legalization and the criminal justice system. These governmental aspects are fundamental because they affect how we all use cannabis.

Wed
07
Apr

How Cannabis Laws Impact Professional Sports

Throughout history, professional athletes have been punished by teams, leagues and the law for cannabis consumption. Several high-profile examples are listed below, showcasing just how serious such actions were viewed within the world of professional sports.

Tue
06
Apr

Meet the Next Big Disruptor to the Cannabis Industry

It’s no secret the cannabis industry has enjoyed unprecedented growth these past few years — from a market perspective and a political one.

Consider the political and policy changes we’ve seen in recent months. The House of Representatives recently passed historic legalization legislation (the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act).

Thirty-six states now have programs for recreational use, medical use or both. With these changes and a new, cannabis-friendly administration, we’re on track to see federal legalization within the next few years and continued leaps forward in this industry.

Tue
06
Apr

The second coming of cannabis legalization in Canada

Three years ago we celebrated legalization in Canada with the first legal 420. Huddled under tarps, tokers lined up in the rain to sample the wares on offer from the first legal cannabis retailers in Ontario. Still, it felt like two steps forward, one step back, as lounges and cannabis events remained illegal, and cannabis edibles wouldn’t be available for another year. In the green rush to scale quickly, Licensed Producers unfortunately also forgot about quality.

Mon
05
Apr

More than 2 years after legalization, Quebec's cannabis industry lags behind

Though the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) doubled its profits last year and claims to have taken over half of the province's black market, some Quebec cannabis producers say they are still struggling to make money compared to those in other parts of the country. 

According to the latest available data, published in 2019, Ontario's cannabis industry is valued at three times more than that of Quebec. Where Ontario's is estimated to be worth $3 billion, Quebec's is less than $800 million.

 

Wed
31
Mar

Impacts of recreational and medical cannabis legalisation in Canada

Dr Philippa Hawley tells Health Europa Quarterly about the effects of recreational legalisation on medical cannabis users

Tue
30
Mar

Solving the cannabis 2.0 product challenge

The growth in demand for cannabis health and wellness, personal care, and non-smokable products is a positive sign, validating the commercial promise of legalization of adult-use cannabis. Yet, when we look at the legal offerings available, Canadians face a modest array of products. While the initial cannabis beverage offerings are impressive, limited selections of edibles and topicals speak to the challenges of developing new cannabis products.

Mon
29
Mar

Charges follow seizure of 2,400 weed plants in central Ontario city

Police seized plants

Police found 2,428 cannabis plants in various stages of growth. / PHOTO BY ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE, TWITTER

Two Ontario men have been charged with cultivating, propagating or harvesting far more than the four cannabis plants allowed for personal use, after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) discovered the limit had been exceeded by 2,400-plus plants.

Although recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, adults are only allowed to grow up to four plants per residence (not per person) for personal use.

Mon
29
Mar

Travellers who don't declare cannabis at the border will soon face fines

sign says "Leaving United States Border

Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000

Starting today, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines.

Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it's illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption.

The Canada Border Services Agency announced today that travellers who provide false information to an officer or fail to report imported goods containing cannabis, including CBD products, could be hit with fines ranging from $200 to $2,000.

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