ONTARIO CITIES NEED TO SHAPE THEIR OWN DESTINY IN THE CANNABIS CONVERSATION

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 29 August 2016) Examples from other jurisdictions show that municipalities need to move now to ensure they have a say in what legalization looks like in the future On June 27th, 2016, in the lead up to their annual general meeting, the Board of Director’s for the Association of Municipalities Read more about ONTARIO CITIES NEED TO SHAPE THEIR OWN DESTINY IN THE CANNABIS CONVERSATION[…]

DOES ONTARIO DESERVE ANOTHER MONOPOLY?

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 21 June 2016) Ontario may seek an LCBO-like model to control marijuana distribution but this approach with alcohol, tobacco and gambling has done a poor job to limit use. The Ontario Finance Minister tossed in his two-cents this past week on the commercialization of cannabis for personal use, reinforcing Premier Read more about DOES ONTARIO DESERVE ANOTHER MONOPOLY?[…]

TORONTO BOARD OF HEALTH DISCUSSES RECREATIONAL LEGALIZATION

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 31 May 2016) The Board was presented with a report calling for an evidence-based public health approach to the legalization of cannabis The Toronto Board of Health met Monday May 30th at City Hall to, amongst other issues, discuss the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medical Cannabis. The Board, chaired by Read more about TORONTO BOARD OF HEALTH DISCUSSES RECREATIONAL LEGALIZATION[…]

TORONTO LICENSING COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO DISPENSARY REGULATIONS

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 19 May 2016) A short but contentious meeting as Municipal Licensing & Standards Committee approves Mayor’s request to look at dispensary regulations Toronto City Hall’s first foray into a public discussion on regulations of cannabis dispensaries was short-lived and lively today. At 9:45, the City of Toronto Licensing and Standards Read more about TORONTO LICENSING COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO DISPENSARY REGULATIONS[…]