Feds be warned: lawyer John Conroy is targeting THC limits for cannabis edibles

September 5, 2019 John Conroy NORML Canada legal consultant and retired NORML Canada President Feds be warned: lawyer John Conroy is targeting THC limits for cannabis edibles and extracts One of Canada’s best-known cannabis lawyers is gearing up to launch a court challenge against incoming new federal rules for edibles, extracts, and topicals. www.straight.com/cannabis/1295496/feds-be-warned-lawyer-john-conroy-targeting-thc-limits-cannabis-edibles-and Download […]

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 […]

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

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

‘Money drove the policy’: How dreams of dividends got Canada to legal pot

NORML Canada’s Vice President – Professor Alan Young Brent Bambury – CBC Radio June 22, 2018 When veteran marijuana legalization lawyer Alan Young took on his first pot case, Justin Trudeau was barely out of his teens. [picture] Alan Young is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. (Lisa Xing/CBC) When veteran marijuana legalization lawyer […]