STATS CAN REPORT INDICATES MAJORITY OF ILLEGAL CANNABIS BUSINESSES IN CANADA NOT AFFILIATED WITH LARGE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis 23 January 2017) Measuring organized crime in Canada: Results of a pilot project Statistics Canada, in partnership with a number of police forces across the country, recently undertook an ambitious pilot project. “Measuring Organized Crime in Canada” set out to identify gaps and opportunities in current data collection methods at Read more about STATS CAN REPORT INDICATES MAJORITY OF ILLEGAL CANNABIS BUSINESSES IN CANADA NOT AFFILIATED WITH LARGE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS[…]

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CEO OF EMBLEM CANNABIS

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis 8 December 2016) Lift sat down to talk with Emblem’s CEO, Harvey Shapiro, as the company prepares to start trading publicly. This week, Emblem Corp (formerly Kindcann) will become the latest Canadian medicinal cannabis company to become publicly traded. I sat down with co-founder and CEO Harvey Shapiro to learn Read more about AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CEO OF EMBLEM CANNABIS[…]

CANNABIS PERFORMANCE METRICS: PUBLIC SAFETY

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 18 October 2016) More in-depth analysis of Public Safety Canada’s recent report on cannabis legalization. Public Safety Canada (PSC) recently released “Cannabis Performance Metrics for Policy Consideration: What do we need to measure?” For a concise synopsis of the report, I recommend this recent piece for Lift ’ by Read more about CANNABIS PERFORMANCE METRICS: PUBLIC SAFETY[…]

ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES WANT THEIR SAY IN THE LEGALIZATION PROCESS

(Originally written for Lift Cannabis on 27 September 2016) An outline of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s response to the recent Task Force report The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) responded to the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation’s call for input through a public letter released on August 3rd, 2016. In Read more about ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES WANT THEIR SAY IN THE LEGALIZATION PROCESS[…]

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[…]