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/

Renters decry Calgary Housing Company’s ‘double standard’ on cannabis ban

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: October 2, 2018 Bill Kaufmann – Calgary Herald Regular cannabis smoker Mike said he’s accustomed to being told he can’t smoke pot in his rental property. https://calgaryherald.com/cannabis/cannabis-news/cannabis-legalization/renters-decry-calgary-housing-companys-double-standard-on-cannabis-ban

Toking in public could come to Calgary as the city seeks feedback on four consumption spaces

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: August 24, 2018 Madeline Smith – StarMetro Calgary Calgary city council passed changes to the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw in July that would allow designated consumption areas in public spaces or at festivals and events. (Elizabeth Cameron / StarMetro) https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2018/08/24/toking-in-public-could-be-coming-to-calgary-as-the-city-mulls-four-new-consumption-spaces.html

Amnesty for all cannabis offences,
inclusive rules, and an apology

Toronto lawyer, Annamarie Enenajor, has launched Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty which is seeking amnesty for cannabis simple possession charges. She wants it to be an election issue. Please support the campaign by signing the petition at: www.cannabisamnesty.com The NDP support pardons for simple possession charges (www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-statement-pardons-marijuana-possession-charges). The Liberals say they will consider the matter after […]