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/

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