Hamilton Drug Strategy aims to reduce harm associated with drug, alcohol use – Hamilton

A collaboration of community agencies is launching the Hamilton Drug Strategy to help cut down on the harm caused by alcohol and drug use. The strategy is made up of more than 100 local agencies and organizations from various sectors, including health care, education, community and social services, corrections and justice. Its main goal is […]

Quebec cannabis stores set to open 7 days a week – Montreal

The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will open its retail stores every day as of next week. The government-run organization made the announcement Thursday, saying all branches across the province will serve the public all week long starting on Monday, May 20. READ MORE: Quebec cannabis stores to open in Montreal, Brossard and other areas The […]

Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process in bid to reduce wait times

Health Canada is changing its process for issuing cannabis licences, in a bid to reduce wait times, after a review found a “significant amount” of its resources was used to approve numerous applications for facilities that have yet to materialize years later. Effective immediately, new applicants for licences to cultivate, process or sell cannabis — for […]

Are Legal Cannabis Sales Finally Coming to D.C.?

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a sweeping new proposal Thursday that would legalize cannabis sales for adult-use, calling the current city law that allows possession of cannabis, but not its sale, “untenable.” The Safe Cannabis Sales Act of 2019 would also automatically seal records related to most past cannabis crimes; put all new revenue from […]