Original cannabis journalism for Canadians

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Gene Johnson, The Associated Press

SEATTLE - More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013, and Canada became the second on Wednesday. Here's a look at other nations that could be influenced by Canada's legalization:


Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

The Associated Press

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:


Group warns of marijuana health risks

Amy Smart, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - A coalition of groups concerned about the health risks associated with marijuana is calling legalization a "dark day for Canada."

Members of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada, Air We Share and Airspace Action on Smoking and Health tried to share the message from the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery Wednesday, as pro-pot hecklers shouted over them.

Pot store mislabels genital spray as oral product

Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press


Albertans line up for legal cannabis

Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

Business Highlights

The Associated Press


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Hundreds line up as Quebec pot stores open

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Travis Loller, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE - A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show.

Winnipeg police issue ticket for consuming pot in car

The Canadian Press

Winnipeg police issued a ticket on the first day of cannabis legalization.

Some pot dispensaries remain open for business

Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - As tens of thousand of Ontarians purchased cannabis through a government website on Wednesday, some users in Toronto preferred getting their pot from unlicensed dispensaries that remained open despite the threat of criminal prosecution.

Still more to do on legal weed, Liberals say

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press