Cannabis Legalization

Beginning October 17, 2018, Canadians aged 19 and older (18+ in Quebec and Alberta) will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana. Among other changes to federal law, adults across the country will be allowed to purchase fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, plants and seeds for cultivation from either a provincially or territorially regulated retailer, or — where this option is not available — directly from a federally licensed producer. The provinces and territories will be responsible for the practical implementation of legalization. Quebec, for example, has passed a bill prohibiting the home cultivation of marijuana plants.

While the legalization of cannabis is creating business opportunities for some, others worry about the impact of relaxed laws on consumption among youth. This collection looks at the ways marijuana legalization will impact the daily lives of Canadians, young and old.

  • 2018
  • 15-17
  • 12 Titles

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The National Big money, big risk awaits pot businesses

CBC News' Peter Armstrong spoke to the CEO of Canada's leading pot company to talk about whether industry is ready to supply demand.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

Doc Zone CannaBiz

Canada's $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada's national economy that it can no longer be ignored. With inside access to growers, gangsters and police, CannaBiz untangles the inner workings of the marijuana industry and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Driving high: Preventing impaired driving a focus for authorities

A Statistics Canada report found one in seven pot users surveyed said they had driven within two hours of using pot.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National Legalizing recreational marjiuana in Canada and what's at stake

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is looming and there's a lot at stake financially for those who have invested in industrial scale cannabis operations. Legalizing marijuana would also represent a cultural shift for many people — including what to call it.
  • 2018
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Marijuana and fashion rolled together in budding industry

The National takes a look at how brands are beginning to develop and promote their cannabis as lifestyle products, often with female consumers in mind.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Marijuana legalization gives 420 and cannabis culture a different meaning

With marijuana legalization on the horizon, 420 and cannabis culture are beginning to have a different meaning. For many people, that will mean decriminalizing the drug, and that will be a big deal for those who have criminal records for simple possession of marijuana.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

News in Review - April 1998 Marijuana: Taking Another Look

As society has advanced scientifically, new medications and new uses for old "drugs" have been discovered. However, new attitudes and new problems have surfaced as well. Determining what is a legitimate medication, what should be a "controlled drug", and what are in fact uncontrolled or "recreational" drugs, is a complex social question, not to mention the dependancy and substance abuse ...
  • 1998
  • 00:17:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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