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Financial Post: A Pre-Rolled Joint at Eden Pot Shop Will Run Customers About $12

Article by Sharon Lindores, Financial Post Good morning. Inside the risky strategy that made Canada’s biggest pension plans the new ‘masters of the universe’. Will OPEC reach a deal in Vienna next month? And how Vancouver’s foreign buyers appear to be making their way to Toronto. These stories and more in your morning cheat sheet to the Financial Post. … It’s ...

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Wilson-Raybould’s Comments Confirm Government Actively Discussing Recreational Pot

Article by Michael McDonald, The Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail Canada’s justice minister says she’s poised to appoint a number of new judges to the bench following criticism from Alberta, where a first-degree murder charge was stayed because of an unreasonable delay in getting an accused to trial. Jody Wilson-Raybould made the commitment Friday at the conclusion of ...

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A Breakdown of the Recent Report on Cannabis Legalization Released by Public Safety Canada

Article by Jenna Valleriani, Lift Public Safety Canada released a lengthy 69-page research report, analyzing 45 different “metrics” (i.e. indicators of impact) that should be considered in a comprehensive evaluation of upcoming cannabis policy regime for personal use. Of the 45 important metrics identified, the authors explain that Canada only collects complete data on about 7 of these indications, partial ...

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Medical Cannabis Producers Jockey for Top Spot as Legalization for Recreational Use Looms

Article by Maryse Zeidler, CBC News Medical cannabis sellers are in Vancouver this week hoping to catch a glimpse of what their future may hold in light of the looming federal legalization of recreational marijuana. Workshops at the International Cannabis Business Conference that began Thursday and continue Friday include titles like “Safeguarding medical marijuana as legalization unfolds” and “The future of dispensaries in ...

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Lake Louise Leads Per-Capita Marijuana Possession Incidents Across Canada

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald It’s Canada’s other Rocky Mountain high. The resort hamlet of Lake Louise has consistently ascended to the peak of per-capita cannabis possession incidents in the country as reported by RCMP. Since at least 2008, the mountain village of a mere 800 souls has been in the statistical clouds, with 7,938 possession incidents per 100,000 ...

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Lessons Learned About Legalized Marijuana from Colorado’s Chief Medical Officer

Article by Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News As a pediatrician, Dr. Larry Wolk was trained to treat marijuana as “bad” and “illegal” — and to counsel patients against using it. And that his history shaped the way he approached the introduction of legal marijuana as Colorado’s chief medical officer, he said. “I think I came into this with some biases as ...

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Address Root causes of Crime, and Legalize Pot says Yukon Green Party

Article by Mike Rudyk, CBC News The Yukon Green Party says it’s time to address the root causes of crime in Yukon. Party leader Frank de Jong, who’s running in the Pelly-Nisutlin riding, says community involvement in crime prevention is good, but he says government must address things such as drug addiction, homelessness, and medical challenges. “If you can address the root crime you can ...

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Pot’s Retail Therapy: The Marijuana Market Could be Bigger Than the Market for Beer in Canada

Queens of Cannabis

Article by David Akin, National Post It’s a hot, sunny Thursday afternoon on the hard edge of Queen Street West, and the foot traffic at Eden, a pot dispensary, is brisk. Retailers along this strip of trendy clothing stores, bars, restaurants, shoe shops, tattoo parlours, hairstylists, comic stores and coffee joints cater to the urban hip, and Eden is no different. ...

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Family of Epileptic 4-year-old Celebrating Cannabis Oil Victory

Article by Kendra Mangione, CTV Vancouver The family of a little girl who uses cannabis oil to treat her seizures are celebrating a small victory now that Health Canada is allowing them to access the product. Kyla Williams, a four-year-old living in Summerland, B.C., has intractable epilepsy and used to suffer from more than 300 seizures per day. Doctors told ...

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