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[Canada] Big Tobacco invests in Canadian marijuana, leaving B.C.'s craft-cannabis producers uneasy

A midsize U.S. company has bought majority stakes in two Canadian businesses to prepare for the medicinal-marijuana trade, marking the entry of the tobacco industry into legal pot here... Alliance One International, a tobacco company headquartered in Nor
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Mar 1, 2018 06:46
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Canadians spent C$5.7 billion on cannabis in 2017: Statistics Canada

Canadians’ spending on cannabis was well below 2016 levels for alcohol at C$22.3 billion and tobacco at C$16 billion.
Reuters
added Jan 25, 2018 23:34
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[Canada] Why would rules regarding smoking pot in public be any different than cigarettes?

Short answer- they shouldn’t be. Premier John Horgan said this week that marijuana smokers may have to abide by the same public smoking rules as tobacco users when cannabis becomes legal next year. He seems to leave some doubt, though, that the same rules
CFJC Today (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:34
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[Canada] Smoke breakdown: How will legal marijuana impact Canadian workplaces?

Once recreational cannabis use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated. At least that's the fear among some human resources officials who wonder if the law change will bring impairment at work, decreased p
Canadian Press
added Dec 15, 2017 22:32
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[Canada] Edmonton festivals weigh in on if and where people will be able to inhale marijuana on their grounds when legalization rolls out

how Edmontonians will be able to smoke marijuana at festivals is still up in the air. The province’s proposed framework, in short, treats the inhalation of cannabis in public much like tobacco products, with the added caveat that it can’t be done near sc
Edmonton (Alb) Examiner (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:19
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed?

Think about it not as marijuana, but as smoke — and then think about just how complicated the federal, provincial and municipal regulation of the drug will be... Municipalities are waiting for provinces to bring down rules on marijuana use and sales to d
Truro (NS) Daily News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:29
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[Canada] Weed woes: Apartment owners in Nova Scotia worry about proposed marijuana legalization legislation

speaking out against the federal government’s proposed cannabis legalization legislation.... Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) expressed concerns about secondhand marijuana smoke. The release said the association's members hav
Metro (ca)
added Jul 25, 2017 14:10
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[Canada] LETTERS: April 18: Where there’s smoke, there’s marijuana.

Now I am very worried that when pot is fully legalized, the smell will be everywhere. I presume there will be limitations similar to using alcohol, but that won’t be enough to keep the smell out of my airwaves. I’m fine with pot being legalized. I just
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 18, 2017 13:33
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[Canada] Wynne shares concerns about medical marijuana vaping rules

Two days after her government pulled back a controversial plan to allow medical marijuana to be vaped or smoked in public places where tobacco smoking is banned, Wynne told reporters she understands the public backlash. “I have a lot of sympathy for the
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:50
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[California] Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday.
Daily Bruin (UCLA)
added Mar 6, 2015 13:17
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