We roll it, we smoke it, we vape it … but have you ever wondered how marijuana is made? With recreational marijuana legalization around the corner, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. The world’s biggest medical marijuana producer gave Global News a behind the scene look to show us how they are prepping for the big day.
Though legalized cannabis will be new ground for the Canadian public after Oct. 17, the widespread use of cannabis is not. That’s part of why law enforcement and advocacy groups say they feel comfortable the regime that has been put in place by Bill C-46 to catch pot-impaired drivers will be adequate — for now.
The rules around how recreational marijuana can be marketed was one of the issues discussed at the Canadian Cannabis Summit in Calgary. Some in the industry fear the rules will present a challenge for cannabis companies, given that ads on Facebook and Google are prohibited, and dispensaries can't be listed on a Google map.
Even after the Senate passed the historic bill to legalize recreational marijuana use Thursday, the question remains: how soon can Canadians start lawfully smoking up? That time could still be months away, despite the Liberals’ initial promise the law would change by July 1. Thursday’s vote was the final major hurdle in the marijuana legalization process, but there are still a number of steps to go before ending the 95-year prohibition.
This year’s Canadian Brewing Awards are being held in Halifax, and brewers from across the country are showing off their finest beers. But much of the discussion at this year’s conference surrounds a beer that doesn’t actually exist yet.
MONTREAL -- Canada is more advanced than the United States regarding its approach to cannabis, world-famous rapper and weed entrepreneur Snoop Dogg said Friday to a crowd of hundreds at Montreal's C2 technology conference.
Nova Scotians consume the most cannabis per capita out of all Canadian provinces, according to newly released data from the country's government statistics agency. The Maritime province, best known as the setting of the Trailer Park Boys and kitchen parties, beat out British Columbia by several grams per capita, with an average of 27.1 grams of cannabis used per person last year.
With cannabis legalization slated for later in 2018, Canadian residents will have the option of growing up to four plants per residence. When that time comes, those interested are going to have quite a few steps to consider, but Shayne MacDonald, owner of The Altered Native in Orangeville, says the main factor is not to overthink things. There are plenty of options and methods to personalize your plants, but don't get too caught up on it all, he says.