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2 Years since legalization

By Drug Policy, Government, News Media


Canadian government gets ‘C’ average in the legalization report card

October 17, 2020
Sam Riches – The GrowthOp
A new report by the Cannabis Council of Canada reviews the legal industry’s performance over the past two years

[picture] FILE: A worker tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Jason Franson/Bloomberg

A new report from the Cannabis Council of Canada, which represents some of the country’s largest licensed producers, including Canopy Growth, Tilray, and Cronos Group, has graded the government’s performance over the first two years of legalization with a ‘C’ average.


‘It’s changed so much’: Alberta cannabis retailers, growers reflect on success as legal industry turns 2

October 18, 2020
Eloise Therien – Global News

Oct. 17 marked the second anniversary of cannabis legalization in Canada. Eloise Therien caught up with local retailers and growers to find out how the industry has changed within that time

Canada became the second country to legalize the sale and consumption of marijuana on October 17th, 2018 — meaning Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the industry.

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Illegal cannabis market still thriving in Canada two years after legalization

October 19, 2020
Sonia Aslam – The Canadian Press

[picture] FILE – In this March 21, 2015 file photo, a man rolls a marijuana cigarette as a large group gathered near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

It’s been two years since Canada legalized recreational marijuana, but the illegal market is still thriving.

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Consultation: Strict regulation of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals

By Drug Policy, Government, Health Canada

From: Health Canada

Current Status: Open

This consultation opened on December 20, 2018. It will close on February 20, 2019.

We are seeking feedback on draft regulations to minimize the public health and public safety risks posed by:

edible cannabis
cannabis extracts
cannabis topicals

These cannabis products will be permitted for legal sale under the Cannabis Act no later than October 17, 2019.

Join in: How to participate

Health Canada Infographic:

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Health Canada Applying for a micro-class licence (cannabis cultivation)

By Drug Policy, Events Calender, Government

Organized by Health Canada
Participants will be asked to register using EventBrite to confirm their attendance:
Password: Canada2018

December 13, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m. EST, 11:30-1:00 p.m. MT, 10:30-12:00 p.m. PST.

Senate passed C45 Cannabis Act

By Drug Policy, Government, News Media

Justin Trudeau to announce the date for cannabis legalization (Legalized 1.0) today June 20, 2018, at 4:30 PM EST (2:30 PM Alberta time)

A Conservative senator attempt to amendment C45 to let provinces
ban personal cannabis cultivation at home failed.

Royal Assent is expected to happen before the end of this week.
Changes to the current CDSA to be complete in 12 weeks. Actual date yet to be set.

#cannabis #c45 #CDSA

No toking in public under Calgary bylaws

By Drug Policy, Government, News Media


April 5, 2018
Calgary votes to ban public pot consumption
Sarah Rieger · CBC News
Cannabis lounges will be illegal, too
Council voted 10-4, with only Calgary city councillors George Chahal, Joe Magliocca, Ward Sutherland and Evan Woolley voting against.

April 3, 2018
City of Calgary cannabis bylaws committee meeting
Cannabis Legalization – Proposed Bylaws, CPS2018-0367

April 3, 2018
The idea isn’t being welcomed by Keith Fagin of the cannabis advocacy group Calgary420. He says cannabis users deserve somewhere public where they can gather to smoke, vape or eat the drug.

April 2, 2018
Calgary 420 says the city might be overstepping with proposed new rules that would ban the use of cannabis in public places like parks and sidewalks. Ian Campbell has more.

March 30, 2018
Some real reefer madness in the public comments section of the CBC News article.
Contact Calgary city councillors before Tuesday, April 3 and have your voice heard.


Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

By Drug Policy, Government


qualified cannabis worker


Summary of Comments Received During the Public Consultation
Published by Health Canada on March 19, 2018

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis
1.2 Public Consultation
1.3 Purpose of this Document
2 Licences, Permits and Authorizations
2.1 Overview of Proposal
2.2 What We Heard
2.3 Thresholds for Micro-cultivation and Micro-processing
3 Security Clearances
3.1 Overview of Proposal
3.2 What We Heard
4 Cannabis Tracking System
4.1 Overview of Proposal
4.2 What We Heard
5 Cannabis Products
5.1 Overview of Proposal
5.2 What We Heard
6 Packaging and Labelling
6.1 Overview of Proposal
6.2 What We Heard
6.3 Detailed Packaging and Labelling Requirements
7 Cannabis for Medical Purposes
7.1 Overview of Proposal
7.2 What We Heard
8 Health Products and Cosmetics with Cannabis
8.1 Overview of Proposal
8.2 What We Heard
8.3 Existing approval pathways
8.4 Non-Prescription Drugs and Natural Health Products
9 Other Issues

Annex A: Details of Proposed Label Content Requirements for Cannabi
Annex B: Details of Proposed Label Display Requirements for Cannabis
Annex C: Proposed Health Warning Messages

CPAC video – Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and parliamentary secretary Bill Blair speak