The Rocky Rollout of Legal Cannabis

NORML Canada’s Executive Director Abi Roach comments: August 21, 2019 The Agenda – Steve Paikin Cannabis has been legal in Canada since last October, so why do more than 40 per cent of users still buy on the black market? To look at how the country and province handled the rollout of legal cannabis The […]

Police-reported cannabis offences in Canada, 2018: Before and after legalization

Government of Canada, Sstatistics Canada Alberta -38%, Manitoba –39%, Nova Scotia -39%, NWT -39%, Yukon 32% and all other provinces under 30%.

NORML Canada town hall w/Liberal M.P. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

NORML Canada is proud to host a town hall event w/Liberal M.P. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and a speaker panel moderated by Sarah Hanlon (Big Brother Canada) Ian Campeau aka DJ NDN (founding member Tribe Called Red) Join us for an evening discussion on all things cannabis. Event is FREE (suggested donation $20 at event). A big […]

Cannabis case closely watched by medical retailers

NORML Canada’s President (retired Oct. 17, 2018) – John W. Conroy comments: November 11, 2018 Glacier Media / Kamloops Matters A BC Supreme Court case involving cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver could end up having a major impact on the future plans of cannabis retailers who want to stay within the medicinal cannabis framework instead of […]

With pot legalization will come pardons — but it’s not the same as amnesty, advocate says

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: October 24, 2018 Brennan Doherty – StarMetro Calgary CALGARY—When Keith Fagin was 16 years old, the cops caught him holding a pipe. https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2018/10/24/pardons-for-cannabis-convictions-not-the-same-as-amnesty.html

It May (or May Not) Be Prohibition 2.0 Right Now, but Long-Time Cannabis Users Believe Society Will Chill out

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: October 17, 2018 Doug Johnson – Vue Weekly Veteran Stoners Talk the Future of Bud http://www.vueweekly.com/it-may-or-may-not-be-prohibition-2-0-right-now-but-long-time-cannabis-users-believe-society-will-chill-out/

Lifelong pot crusader celebrates legalization after decades of advocacy

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin October 17, 2018 Eva Ferguson – Calgary Herald [picture] Keith Fagan (R) joins other pot supporters in front of City Hall during a rally in Calgary on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Jim Wells/Postmedia https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/lifelong-pot-crusader-celebrates-legalization-after-decades-of-advocacy

We went to Calgary’s two cannabis stores the moment they opened. Here’s what we saw

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: October 17, 2018 Brennan Doherty – StarMetro Calgary CALGARY—The pungent whiff of weed was nearly absent from Calgary’s air on Wednesday morning. https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2018/10/17/we-went-to-calgarys-two-cannabis-stores-the-moment-they-opened-heres-what-we-saw.html

Canadians Already Smoke a Lot of Pot. Now It’s About to Become Legal.

NORML Canada’s volunteer Jack Lloyd comments: October 14, 2018 Catherine Porter – The New York Times A vendor showing off his products during a pop-up cannabis market in Hamilton, Ontario, last month.CreditCreditTara Walton for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/world/canada/marijuana-legal.html

Legalization is only the start: Canada must do right by its ‘cannabis criminals’

NORML Canada’s Vice President Alan Young: “The cannabis world had overgrown the government and it was time for the government to concede defeat.” https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-cannabis-fight-is-far-from-over/