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Prohibition 2.0: Did Canada’s Legalization Merely Change What the War on Cannabis Looks Like?

VICE found that from 2015 to 2017, Canadian government agencies prosecuted minority cannabis users at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. In Regina, police were nine times more likely to arrest indigenous people for cannabis crime than whites. That’s in a city where indigenous people number 9.3 percent of…

Toronto police raid 5 marijuana dispensaries as retail locations still not permitted

By Nick Westoll Digital Broadcast Journalist  Global News, Global News Just two days after cannabis was legalized across Canada, Toronto police say drug squad officers raided five marijuana dispensaries across the city Friday afternoon. “Just as before Oct. 17, we are enforcing the laws and we are continuing to do so. Anybody who remains open is…

Pot Meeting Ends In Call For Referendum

by Daniel J. Rowe – October 3, 2018 • The Eastern Door By 8:30 p.m., Mohawk Council of Kahnawake lawyer Murray Marshall’s summary of the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Lawseemed a distant memory. From 6:30 p.m. on, the majority of Tuesday’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting at Karonhianónhnha School involved heavy criticism directed at council and the…

Cannabis as colonialism? N.W.T. woman says government shouldn’t ‘impose’ legalization

PHOTO: Nora Wedzin outside a community consultation in Behchoko on Sunday. Wedzin wants more time before cannabis is legalized. (CBC News/Mario De Ciccio) By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published May 02, 2018. When Nora Wedzin hears about the federal and territorial governments’ plans to legalize cannabis, including…

Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests

By Rachel Browne. Reprinted from VICE News. First published April 18, 2018. Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, according to a VICE News investigation based on police data obtained through freedom of information…