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Fri
02
Nov

Cannabis Canada Daily: Ontario under pressure to deliver its pot

Ontario still has problems shipping pot

Fri
02
Nov

As Mexico and Canada legalize cannabis, will the U.S. be pressured to end prohibition?

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for the fifth time that the country’s prohibition on marijuana is unconstitutional, essentially making it difficult for authorities to successfully prosecute someone for consumption, possession or cultivation of the plant.

Thu
01
Nov

It's official, Canadians have been denied entry to the United States after admitting to smoking weed

Less than two weeks after weed was legalized in Canada, it's already been reported that Canadians have been denied from entering the United States because of admitted cannabis use. Canadians that have smoked weed previously have been worried about getting banned from the United States after legalization. 

Roy Ludwig, the mayor of Estevan, Saskatchewan is speaking up after he says that multiple Canadian residents have been turned away from the U.S. border on the premise of previous pot use. The Canadian town is situated close to the border crossing of North Dakota, where marijuana use is still illegal.

Wed
31
Oct

Despite legalization, Canada's pot black market continues to thrive

Last week Canada became only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, but the black market for pot is continuing to thrive as customers seek out products that they can’t buy legally, including edibles, and sellers push back on government intervention in their industry. 

Wed
31
Oct

The U.S. border patrol has officially started banning Canadians who admit to using marijuana

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has been fraught with difficulties. 

First, the supply of legal cannabis is quickly evaporating. In Quebec, the société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), the government-run agency with a monopoly on marijuana sales, has had to close its doors three days per week to manage its already-limited stock.

There has also been some confusion among law enforcement agencies about the particulars of the new cannabis laws. Though, that hasn't stopped some departments from issuing hefty fines for some weed-related offenses.

Then, of course, there's the issue of American officials, who vehemently oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Tue
30
Oct

These countries are warning their citizens not to smoke weed in Canada

The governments of Japan, South Korea and China are warning their citizens to stay away from cannabis while they are in Canada, lest they damage their health or be faced with the possibility of repercussions at home. On Monday, the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto published a letter on their official website urging Chinese citizens and international students in particular to avoid consuming legal weed in Canada “to protect [their] physical and mental health.” All possession, sale or growing of cannabis in China is illegal. Canada, on Oct. 17, legalized recreational marijuana, making it the largest country in the world to do so.

Tue
30
Oct

Bud Briefing: The state of marijuana legalization in North America

When Canada began discussing the possibility of ending marijuana prohibition nationwide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the move would be less about the economic benefits of legalization and more about bringing down organized crime. "Criminal organizations make billions of dollars a year in profits on the sale of marijuana,” Trudeau told the Canadian Press earlier this year. “We need to move forward on a system that controls and regulates while In protecting our kids and our communities.”

Mon
29
Oct

Smoke on the border: Canada pot rules differ from US

Tourists thinking of enhancing a boat ride across Waterton Lake with some recreational marijuana next summer better be aware of two things.

First, while Canada has legalized cannabis for general use it remains illegal to take it across the U.S. international border. And second, tour boats sailing out of Waterton Lakes National Park and into Glacier National Park don’t allow smoking of anything onboard, from tobacco to weed.

“We did not do this to become the world of partying for people who like cannabis,” Canadian Consul General Stephane Lessard said in an interview with the Missoulian. “People should be responsible. It’s like responsible drinking. Use common sense. Stay within the law.”

Fri
26
Oct

Canadian cannabis businesses should think twice before travelling south

Shifting statements from U.S. border officials have prompted some Canadian cannabis industry players to think twice about travelling south of the border, just weeks before a significant pot industry conference in Las Vegas.

Fri
26
Oct

Harsh new marijuana laws in Canada are taking effect soon and this is what's going to change

Marijuana has been legal in Canada for over a week and already there have been a few problems. Police have already fined Canadians for driving high, and with the more frequent roadblocks and highway surveillence we can expect more charges to be handed out in the following weeks.

On top of that, most legal stores are already running out of product. Needless to say, it's a rocky start. Things are only going to get worse though, as the federal government is imposing new cannabis laws that are much more strict than before. The new laws will take effect on December 18 and for the most part concern impaired driving.

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