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Premiers meeting in Yukon concerned about legalization of marijuana

"We need to see the federal legislation," said Christy Clark. "We will build a system focused on safety."

U.S. states with legal pot grapple with edible treats, impaired driving

"It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you think. It's going to take a lot longer to do it. And it's going to cost more than you think," US official warns Trudeau.
Cannabis Day on Canada Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest turns violent

The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist...
The city has banned pot cookies and other edibles from stores.

City's top doctor defends ban on pot cookies and more from stores

Vancouver city council voted Wednesday to ban edible pot products from stores, sparking criticism that the move violates a recent Supreme Court decision.
Access to medicine, British Columbia business, City of Vancouver, marijuana

Vancouver sprouting tougher rules for fast-growing medical pot stores

VANCOUVER — Tougher zoning and business-licence rules may soon be rolled out for medical marijuana retailers in Vancouver, with one prominent seller hoping the regulations become a model for the...
#420vancouver, marijuana, Marijuana prohibition, Vancouver

Vancouver's massive 420 demonstration joins 300 events lighting up worldwide

A massive crowd gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery today for 420, an annual marijuana rally. Twenty years ago, the first 420 demonstration was held in Victory Square park by a dedicated group of...

Marijuana use may be down amongst teens and young adults, according to Stats Canada

TORONTO — A new report from Statistics Canada suggests marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults. The survey shows younger Canadians are still the biggest consumers of marijuana, with a...
Police Investigate Marijuana Store Robbery

Police Investigate Marijuana Store Robbery

Vancouver Police are investigating after two men robbed Weeds Glass & Gifts on Main Street near East 51st Avenue over the weekend, according to a media release.

Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing

And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.
Purple Kush

Photos from Vancouver's 4/20 celebration: Cookie Monsters & Kush

Up in smoke at the Vancouver Art Gallery: The 2013 4/20 celebration.