The legalization of cannabis in Canada is the culmination of a long, complex process. But for many cannabis advocates, the new legislation simply represents a starting point. With the federal government looking into regulating recreational edibles and extracts, some fine tuning of the Cannabis Act is expected. What else does the future hold for cannabis in Canada. Leafly asked members of Canada’s...
It’s Croptober, which means those sun-grown plants are coming up out of the ground and onto the shelves of dispensaries near you. While harvest date is not the end-all-be-all mark of quality, there’s nothing quite like freshly grown outdoor cannabis. You won’t find cannabis this fresh year-round, so don’t wait until these newly harvested strains become ash in other bowls. Sour...
THE CANADIAN PRESS–Cannabis retailers are already running low or completely cleaned out just three days after cannabis was made legal across Canada. Product shortages are expected in both brick-and-mortar and online stores could last “up to at least six months” according to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “Every province–not just Manitoba–is receiving substantially less cannabis than originally requested… Retailers in Manitoba will...
As the high from Wednesday’s historic cannabis legalization wears off, there are a few legal footnotes worth taking note of before lighting up again. Despite being allowed to use or even grow marijuana, Canadians can still be charged if they’re caught breaking a number of important laws accompanying legalization. CTVNews.ca has rounded up 10 actions that will still be considered crimes...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have approved a petition that will allow parents to use medical marijuana to treat autistic children. The health department requires doctors consult with pediatric specialists and use “pharmaceutic grade forms of pure CBD.”   The state Department of Health says the petition will allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis for autistic patients. Officials say...
While retailers and cannabis consumers let loose, a Calgary lawyer isn’t celebrating cannabis legalization. While retailers and cannabis consumers let loose, a Calgary lawyer isn’t celebrating legalization. Dale Fedorchuk, a criminal defence lawyer based in Calgary, joined David Gray on the Calgary Eyeopener this week to talk about the other side of legalization: the criminal and legal repercussions. This is an edited...
This week saw the launch of legal cannabis sales across Canada, the largest country so far to legalize cannabis nationally. It’s big news for the Great White North, but it’s left a lot of people here in the United States wondering when our turn might come. Here’s one way to help bring about change. Between now and Oct. 31, the US...