OTTAWA, Ont., June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — I welcome the publication of the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” today in the American Journal of Public Health. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research supported the development of these Guidelines through funding provided to the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.
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The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18.
OTTAWA, Canada, April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth. In many cases, it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.
On Dec. 5, 2016, the Toronto Board of Health passed a motion to recommend that Canada’s federal government approve pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana.
Health officials in Canada’s capital city want the federal government to restrict marijuana sales to individuals 25 and older as the nation prepares to legalize weed within the next few years, according to newly released documents.
A two day marijuana exhibition in Vancouver is giving people an idea of just how large and varied Canada’s cannabis industry has become — and where it could grow next.
OTTAWA, Ontario, June 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Canada is taking an important step towards legalizing, strictly regulating and restricting access to marijuana, working to ensure marijuana is kept out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.
In the coming days, the Canadian government is expected to announce the formation of a marijuana task force.
Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister of Canada. He earned that office after an election campaign in which the legalization of marijuana was, explicitly, a contested issue.