Prior to B.C.’s Provincial General Election last week, Canada Cannabis Legal provided a primer on where each of the parties stands on cannabis policy. This primer assumed that one party would win a majority government. However, for the first time in 65 years, the B.C. election has resulted in a minority government. The Liberals won the popular vote and the most seats with 43 … [Read more...] about Greens now hold balance of power in B.C.: What can we expect for Cannabis Policy?
Last week, Hydropothecary and Peace Naturals joined the likes of Organigram, Mettrum, and Aurora after Health Canada’s random testing resulted in a finding of low level concentrations of myclobutanil and piperonyl butoxide pesticides in their plant leaves. Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"), only seventeen enumerated pesticides found under … [Read more...] about Health Canada Implements Mandatory Testing for Unauthorized Pesticides
This article was originally published by Matt Maurer and Whitney Abrams on the Cannabis Law Journal, March 2017 Issue. Gordon “Wayne” Skinner was an elevator mechanic who developed both physical and mental disabilities as a result of an on-the-job motor vehicle accident in August, 2010. The accident left Wayne unable to work and qualified him for permanent impairment and … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Orders Employee Insurance Plan to Cover Medical Marijuana Expenses
As I wrote in my last article, The Next Big Thing: 5 Steps for Importing Cannabis into Canada, international trade in cannabis may well be the next big thing for countries with cannabis-friendly legislation. It is not unreasonable to imagine that countries with developed cannabis marketplaces that can offer a diversity of products, strong quality control measures, and a variety … [Read more...] about What does the Cannabis Act say about the future of international cannabis trade?
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled that a lower court judge was wrong to cite the pending legalization of cannabis as a consideration which led him to hand out a suspended sentence. As covered in a recent post by my colleague Whitney Abrams, last June a judge of the Saskatoon Court of the Queen’s Bench handed out a suspended sentence to Seamus John … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Rules Pending Legalization of Cannabis an Irrelevant Sentencing Consideration