Leading Stories From Across Canada From Feb. eight-14


A 70-year-old Ontario man was barred from the USA for 1976 possession charge, Quebec does not invite any opposition to its commission on raising the legal age for cannabis consumption to 21, Vancouver Parks Board tries to ban sales and relocate the city’s four/20 festivities, Canada’s 420-friendly gold course is slated to open this spring, Bhang Chocolates pops-up in Toronto, and much more leading headlines from across Canada.

We’ve rounded up this week’s leading stories from across Canada.

Pensioner Barred from USA for 1976 Possession Bust

Bev Camp, of London, Ontario—a 70-year-old locally recognized as “the Dancing Cowboy”—had all but forgotten a cannabis possession charge he caught in British Columbia in 1976 —until he attempted to cross into the US to take a look at old close friends in Florida. He’d had no earlier troubles crossing the border by land, but when he attempted to enter the US by plane, he was stopped by customs, who asked him about his 1976 possession charge, and barred him from getting into the United States.

Even though all with a possession conviction will quickly be eligible for a pardon, they will have to apply themselves, and pardons do not erase or expunge criminal records. For that purpose, pardons will make small distinction at the border. Speaking to the CBC, a US Customs and Border Patrol representative stated, “Possession and/or admission to the use of marijuana by an alien may perhaps outcome in the refusal of admission.” Camp stated, “Truth be told, following this knowledge, I have no wish to go close to a US border. I’m as well traumatized by it. I will not even dream about it once again.”

No Opponents Invited to Quebec’s Government Commission on Raising Cannabis Age

Liberal overall health critic André Fortin known as Quebec’s conservative CAQ government commission into raising the age for cannabis from 18 to 21 “a phony physical exercise, a sideshow… this consultation is fake.” Couple of authorities are coming to the commission hearings—in component simply because, government documents reveal, ruling conservative celebration the CAQ only invited groups they knew in advance supported the program to raise the age. The CAQ blamed the Liberals for discouraging authorities from coming, when the Quebec Provincial Police Association stated they could not attend simply because they had been informed of the hearing at the final minute and did not have time to prepare. Fortin stressed simply because Overall health Minister Lionel Carmant has stated he desires the bill adopted by early March, there is small time for discussion of amending the proposed bill. Carmant, a pediatric neurosurgeon, claimed no substances have been as dangerous to the brains of young people as cannabis. He also stated regardless of the testimony prior to the commission, his government will move ahead with its program to raise the age for cannabis to 21.

Vancouver Parks Board Bans Cannabis Sales at four/20, Will Evict Celebrations

Vancouver’s Parks Board passed a two-component motion with regards to the future of the city’s four/20 festivities. The initially component of the motion bans the sale of cannabis merchandise at the occasion in 2019, when the second component calls on Vancouver’s city council to relocate the occasion outdoors of the city’s parks method. “We do not permit smoking in parks [and] we will by no means, ever permit this occasion,” stated commissioner Tricia Barker. “The city has got to discover yet another location that is going to be acceptable.” Even so, the parks board couldn’t make a decision how park rangers must manage the motion. Some members want park rangers to enforce the ban on sales, but board member John Irwin—who voted against the motion—said law enforcement must be up to police.

As for exactly where the occasion will be held subsequent ear, Barker has no concept exactly where it must be relocated, except that she desires to make certain it will not be in a park. Activist Dana Larsen stated now that cannabis is legal, bylaws must be amended to permit organizers to get permits for cannabis at their events. He stated of the Parks Board, “They are deciding upon not to do that simply because they do not like cannabis and that is the root of the argument. There’s discrimination against cannabis customers right here.”

To Do List

Bhang Pop-Up

TORONTO, ON — 180 Smoke hosts this two-day informational pop-up occasion on Feb. 15 and 16 from noon to six p.m. at 393 Queen St. West, and from 11 a.m. to two p.m. and from five p.m. to eight p.m. at 3391 Bloor St. West in Etobicoke. Pop by for an introduction to the ins and outs of cannabis edibles and sample non-cannabis infused Bhang chocolate.

ValenDabs Day

CALGARY, AB – Swing by the Calgary Cannabis Club on Feb. 16 from four:20 pm to celebrate your deep, sweet lovin’ for the great green grass with a hearty hit of concentrates. The post-Valentine’s Day occasion promises a wide variety of games and activities, and perhaps even a handful of romantic surprises.

Mary Jane Brunch

VANCOUVER, BC – Hear from authorities have true speak on what sex is like with Cannabis lubes, and share ideas and tools at this brunch occasion taking location at Hervana on Feb. 23. Mary Jane Mimosas, granola, Tarot reading and, ’grammable flower walls are incorporated in the ticket cost that ranges from $35 to $40.

Locate much more cannabis events in Canada. Verify out our month-to-month round up.


Nick Jikomes on the Science of Cannabis

PODCAST — This week on our Leafly Canada podcast, Leafly’s principal investigation scientist joins Sarah and Ian to speak about the effects of CBD and the function of terpenes in cannabis.

Extraction 101

PODCAST — Hosts Kayla and Chris speak to Vitalis co-founders Joel Sherlock and James Seabrook about how the approach of extraction operates, various extraction solutions, and the significance of complete-spectrum oils.


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