The Ontario Cannabis Store’s performance greatly improved but still trailed Quebec’s. However, both provinces still lack a sufficient number of outlets.
To deliver good-quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.
Research shows that cannabis legalization is unlikely to either reduce criminal involvement or availability to youth. Could legalization be a result of neoliberalism, or a way to woo young voters?
Research shows therapeutic psilocybin to be a safe and effective antidote to end-of-life anxiety and depression. Does prohibition therefore violate our right to “life, liberty and security?”
Research shows that THC and CBD in cannabis have potential to interrupt the vicious cycle of opioid addiction, dependence, withdrawal and relapse.
Cannabis legalization in Canada is a public health strategy. Let’s harness this opportunity to understand how cannabis could fit into a multi-faceted opioid prevention and response strategy.
In Canada’s newly-legal cannabis market, retailers will face tough competition from the established black market.
Now that cannabis is almost legal in Canada, many are celebrating. Before we forget, we should remember those that have been arrested for previous crimes and push for amnesty.
As Canada moves to legalize marijuana and online sales become commonplace, privacy concerns can’t be an afterthought; they must be built into the system from the outset. That’s not happening.
Ontario’s change to private sector cannabis stores will give consumers more convenience. That will mean stronger competition against the black market, but potentially higher consumption too.
History has shown that prohibiting popular intoxicants spurs illegal and sometimes excessive use. Ontario municipalities taking up Doug Ford’s offer to ban local retail weed sales should take note.
In advance of marijuana legalization in Canada, one university in British Columbia has taken a firm stance, banning all smoking of cannabis products on campus.
Cannabis may not be legal yet in Canada, but university students are already big consumers and increasingly willing to talk about it.
More places, including Canada, are legalizing cannabis, but how do we figure out when it’s no longer safe to drive?
Canadian provinces are choosing various approaches to cannabis sales as legalization approaches. Ontario’s will combine aspects of computer stores, wine boutiques and post-prohibition liquor outlets.
Canada is legalizing marijuana on July 1. But how the drug became criminalized in the first place is an interesting saga that involves anti-Chinese racism and international influence.
In competing with Canada’s black markets, legal cannabis has potential strengths and weaknesses. Most flow directly from governments’ policy choices.
Provincial policies to implement the legal consumption of marijuana are unlikely to protect children and youth. High school teachers and parents will be on the front line.
Will offices, construction sites and medical clinics become less safe now that marijuana is legal in Canada? Our experts review the evidence, or lack of it.
Parents can help protect their kids from cannabis abuse by openly discussing the health risks, the pleasures and the responsible ways to use the drug.