Legalized Marijuana

Clarity Cannabis is opening the first legal cannabis dispensary in Langford (File contributed/Clarity Cannabis.)

Langford’s first legal cannabis dispensary opens this weekend

Clarity Cannabis is opening its third Greater Victoria location

 

City of Victoria passes new cannabis retail bylaw

City of Victoria passes new cannabis retail bylaw

The bylaw is an update to the city’s previous bylaw, which was instated in 2016

 

From (hydroponic) farm to table: A look inside a cannabis production facility

From (hydroponic) farm to table: A look inside a cannabis production facility

A B.C.-based cannabis production facility grows its 600 plants in sealed rooms before turning into the dry flower or oil now legal in Canada

 

Local schools have different methods when talking to students about marijuana use now that it’s legalized. (File photo)

How schools across Greater Victoria are handling marijuana legalization

Districts and campuses have different approaches to pot use and education

Local schools have different methods when talking to students about marijuana use now that it’s legalized. (File photo)
Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

Shannon Chiarenza, founder of WeedMama
Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak said that his officers are not to consume marijuana within 24 hours of their shift in a statement about cannabis legalization. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VicPD plans no ‘direct enforcement action’ on current marijuana dispensaries

VicPD chief speaks to how police will handle legalized cannabis

Victoria Police Chief Const. Del Manak said that his officers are not to consume marijuana within 24 hours of their shift in a statement about cannabis legalization. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)

Majority of Greater Victoria youth likely to be steady marijuana users: UVic study

UVic psychology researcher studied cannabis use among youth in Greater Victoria for more than a decade

University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)
Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)

Parks Canada says cannabis use is allowed on campgrounds

Smoking and camping will be allowed at national parks across the country

Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)
Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The last day before legalization: what local dispensaries are doing

Some local dispensaries are shutting down, while others are planning big celebrations

Medijuana dispensaries are having massive blowout sales of their products today as they prepare to shut down after Oct. 17. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Although the sale of edible cannabis treats won’t be legal until at least mid-2019, plenty of cookbooks have hit shelves dedicated to getting high from all sorts of dishes. (Wikimedia Commons)

‘Lock it up’: B.C. doctor warns parents planning to cook up cannabis edibles

Children are more vulnerable to negative reactions to cannabis due to their size, and newness to its effects, Dr. Tom Kosatsky says

Although the sale of edible cannabis treats won’t be legal until at least mid-2019, plenty of cookbooks have hit shelves dedicated to getting high from all sorts of dishes. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Ministry of Public Safety announced a three-year study into cannabis and driving, three months before marijuana is legalized. File photo

In a haze: Impairment measurements unclear for cannabis and driving

Feds launch three-year study with mere months to go before legalization

The Ministry of Public Safety announced a three-year study into cannabis and driving, three months before marijuana is legalized. File photo
Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Municipalities want fair and equitable split of revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues
Federal Crown drops appeal after charges against pot activist dismissed

Federal Crown drops appeal after charges against pot activist dismissed

Dana Larsen said he was served notice at his home in Vancouver and the case was to be heard July 2

Federal Crown drops appeal after charges against pot activist dismissed
Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)

Victoria’s cannabis shops mapped out

The News offers an interactive look the city’s marijuana dispensaries

Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)