Federal Government Aims to Implement Roadside Marijuana Testing

Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor has announced that “pilot projects” have begun for roadside marijuana-testing by law enforcement. These tests can identify ingestion of marijuana via smoking, and plans to identify ingestion of edible marijuana should be in place by July 2019. However, legalization itself remains the priority. “Our priority right now is to …

Alberta Releases Provincial Framework for Recreational Marijuana

Alberta recently released its proposed provincial framework for the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2018. Among its primary proposed rules are a minimum age of eighteen (18) to purchase or consume marijuana, and other proposals include: restricting sales to “specialty stores” which are separate from those which sell alcohol, tobacco, or pharmaceuticals; the …

How Vancouver and Toronto Approach Medical Dispensaries Differently

While Vancouver and Toronto are Canada’s largest markets for marijuana dispensaries, the two cities’ approaches to handling these businesses amid ongoing legal struggles differ greatly – regulation in Vancouver, raids in Toronto – due in part to the latter’s surge in armed robberies of these facilities. Toronto police recently announced that thirteen armed robberies of …

How Vancouver and Toronto Approach Medical Dispensaries Differently

While Vancouver and Toronto are Canada’s largest markets for marijuana dispensaries, the two cities’ approaches to handling these businesses amid ongoing legal struggles differ greatly – regulation in Vancouver, raids in Toronto – due in part to the latter’s surge in armed robberies of these facilities. Toronto police recently announced that thirteen armed robberies of …

Vancouver-Based Company Building Canada’s Largest Grow-Op

Aurora Cannabis Inc., based in Vancouver, is currently building what is being called the world’s largest cannabis production facility: “Aurora Sky,” which is the size of nine football fields and located near Edmonton International Airport (EIA). “This is a pivotal initiative for Leduc County, for Alberta, the Canadian cannabis sector and the global cannabis industry,” …