Criminal - Enforcement

  • Cannabis across Canada

    Cannabis across Canada

    Oct 17, 2018

    Legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada finally takes effect today, Oct. 17, after it was delayed from the original date of July 1 to give provincial governments more time to put their individual plans in place.

  • Canadians skeptical law enforcement agencies are ready for cannabis

    Canadians skeptical law enforcement agencies are ready for cannabis

    Oct 3, 2018

    Half of Canadians say they don’t think their home province is ready for the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, according to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute.

  • Pot bill’s sober second thought

    Mar 26, 2018

    Last week, the Liberal government’s half-hearted cannabis legislation passed second reading in the Senate.

  • No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    Jan 15, 2018

    The legalization of possessing small amounts of cannabis for recreational use is a campaign promise that the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is following through on since it was elected in the fall of 2015. In the more than two years since that election, however, imminent legalization did not result in a dramatic shift by law enforcement when it came to enforcing the current prohibitions against marijuana use and distribution.