For Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of justice, the national legalization of recreational cannabis is much more than an economic issue, a health issue, or a legal issue — it’s a new way of governing — and thinking about governing.
Last week, the Liberal government, in a rare move, almost followed through on a key election promise. Marijuana is now legal in Canada — sort of.
The federal government plans to pardon all those convicted of possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis, as Oct. 17 marks the first day in the era of legal Canadian cannabis.
Legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada finally takes effect today, Oct. 17, after it was delayed from the original date of July 1 to give provincial governments more time to put their individual plans in place.
Recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada on Oct. 17, but there are many myths and misconceptions about the substance and the laws that will govern its use.
“Sittin’ downtown in a railway station One toke over the line.”
From “One Toke Over The Line,” by Brewer and Shipley Things sure change — or at least they circle back to where they began.
Half of Canadians say they don’t think their home province is ready for the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, according to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute.
The benefit of fixed election dates is that we probably know when the next federal election will take place. So, you can mark your calendars — but do it in pencil just in case — Canada will be voting on Oct. 21, 2019.
Changes to the federal Criminal Code could affect prospective immigrants who are convicted of impaired driving offences inside or outside Canada, lawyers say.
Last week, the Liberal government’s half-hearted cannabis legislation passed second reading in the Senate.