Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Reaffirms Commitment To Marijuana Legalization, Expects Legislation By Summer – Cannabis News

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs.

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Canada: Future looks bright for Alberta’s commercial cannabis producers – Cannabis News

The business of pot started in this country with medical marijuana, and demand for it is taking off.

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Canadian Armed Forces vet says "Cannabis gave me my life back" – Cannabis News

But new restrictions on medical marijuana program means military veterans like Darrell Hulme will only be reimbursed for a third of the medicine they need to deal with PTSD and other conditions.

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Huge lineups as cannabis chain stores open for business in Montreal – Cannabis News

Pot enthusiasts lined up around the block in the cold temperatures right until closing time at several newly opened marijuana shops in Montreal Thursday.

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Canada's top pharmacy chain prepares to sell medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Canada's top pharmacy chain is hoping to be the first in the country to legally sell over-the-counter medical marijuana.

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Canada will see 900,000 new pot smokers under legalization, poll implies - Cannabis News

Nearly a million Canadians who don’t smoke marijuana now are very likely to start after it’s legalized, survey data implies.

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Canadian parents treating epilepsy with cannabis oil angry over border seizures – Cannabis News

Parents of children suffering from difficult-to-treat forms of epilepsy are angry that shipments of the hemp oil they rely on to control their children’s seizures are being seized by Canadian border agents.

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Canada is poised to become North America's new cannabis capital – Cannabis News

Colorado and Washington may have jumped ahead in the race to become North America’s marijuana kings, but Canada is now positioned to take a lead in the booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Canadian Court Says Prescription Holders Can Grow Marijuana at Home – Marijuana News

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not yet fulfilled his promise to legalize marijuana in Canada, but the country’s Federal Court ruled Wednesday that prescription holders could grow their own supply.

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Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory - Marijuana News

Image: Dave Simonds via The Economist

Converting a medical-marijuana industry into a recreational one in Canada will not be easy.

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