What if We Treated Cannabis Protests like the Freedom Convoy? 

What if we treated cannabis protests like the Freedom Convoy? It’s not out of the realm of possibility. Canada legalized recreational cannabis in 2018. Despite enormous problems with the regime, most people seem content with their irradiated, legal corporate weed. But what if Canada hadn’t legalized it? What if Justin’s Liberals broke that promise soon […]

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Aurora Cannabis laying off 12% of its workforce

Aurora Cannabis announced it is laying off 12% of its workforce as the company reorganizes. A spokesperson said, “Today we delivered against that commitment as we announce a corporate reorganization that will allow Aurora to operate as a leaner, more agile, and future-focused company, fit for success in the evolving global cannabis industry.” Aurora is […]

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Canadian Cannabis Sales for April 2022

Statistics Canada has released cannabis sales figures for April 2022. Canadian cannabis sales increased by 3.7% from the previous month to C$372.4 million. Compared to April 2021, sales are up 25.8%. Canadian Cannabis Sales: Details Statistics Canada cites an increasing number of retail stores and falling flower prices for the boost. We can break down […]

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Is the Canadian Cannabis Experiment A Failure? 

Is the Canadian cannabis experiment a failure? Things may look rosy on the surface, but underneath, Canada’s legal cannabis regime is struggling. Whether it’s smaller craft producers sending half their profits to the federal government in excise taxes or larger producers racking up a record amount of losses. For many, the Canadian cannabis experiment is […]

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Is Pierre Poilievre Wrong about Drug Decriminalization?

Is Conservative Party leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre wrong about drug decriminalization? On May 31, 2022, he tweeted, “Decriminalizing deadly drug use is the opposite of compassionate. Those struggling with addiction need treatment & recovery. Drug dealers need strong policing & tough sentences.” Ben Perrin, UBC law professor and author of Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada’s […]

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Trends in the Concentrate Market

Cannabis concentrates are likely the best bang for your buck, and trends in the concentrate market indicate this. Concentrates rank fifth in the most extensive product category. Although not nearly as popular as cannabis flower, among young consumers, concentrates are three times more prevalent than among older adults. As well, males tend to buy concentrates […]

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C-11 Censorship Bill Passes Committee

This week the Liberals passed the C-11 censorship bill through the committee. This means it’ll return to the House of Commons, receiving a majority vote from Trudeau’s Liberals and with a little help from his New Lapdog Party friends. I’m reminded of an early episode of Parks and Recreation where protagonist, government bureaucrat Leslie Knope, has to […]

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Opium Policies and Information in Modern Canada – June 2022

Is funding a “safe” injection site a good idea from a public policy standpoint? Why is it so hard to find hard data or the official opium numbers? Has the opening of the safe injection site helped in any measurable way? What is driving the increase in opium overdoses since the liberals took over?  If […]

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Excise Taxes in the Cannabis Industry 

How damaging are excise taxes in the cannabis industry? Canadian cannabis producers are again calling on the federal government to review its excise tax on cannabis. As cannabis prices fall, they argue the flat-fee tax structure is negatively affecting their profitability. The Cannabis Council of Canada (CCC) has released a report outlining the harm the […]

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Rebuild Lytton with BC Bud

Is it possible to rebuild Lytton with BC Bud? On June 30, 2021, a wildfire swept through Lytton, British Columbia, destroying most of the town’s infrastructure and homes. The entire village was evacuated. When the ashes cooled, villagers found that 97% of the town had vanished. Two people died during the wildfire. The B.C. government […]

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